Pro-Life Rally in Springfield: Everything you Need to Know!

HB 2495 and HB 2467 implement EXTREME abortion legislation in the state of Illinois. These bills put Illinois babies, vulnerable women, and underage girls at risk. (For more information on HB 2495 and HB 2467, click here.)

The time to take action is now!

Join us to lobby and rally on Wednesday, March 20th, at the State Capitol in Springfield to voice your opposition.

Here are the details:


Wednesday, March 20, 2019


Rally in the Rotunda – 1:30 to 2:30pm

Lobby – you will have the opportunity to lobby and talk with your legislators before the rally, from 9am to 1:30pm, and after the rally, from 2:30 to 4:00pm.


Springfield: the Capitol Rotunda

What to Bring:

  • Business card-size heavy paper
  • Your lawmaker’s name and Springfield office address
  • Pro-life buttons
  • Quarters for street parking


Groups traveling in buses are welcome! Please contact Mary Nieves with Illinois Family Institute at 708-781-9328 so she can coordinate your bus trip with the city of Springfield. Spaces for buses are available at the Visitor’s Center on College Street and the State Fair Grounds.

Traveling on your own? Parking is available to the south and west of the Capitol, with additional parking on west side streets.


Why do I need a business card and what do you put on it?

While legislators are in session, you will have the opportunity to “call them off the floor” and speak with them!  Make sure you write your name and address on one side, and your legislator’s name on the other side. You can go to the House and Senate Chambers (located on the second floor) and hand your business card to the door man, who will then bring it to your legislator. (If you don’t have a business card, no worries – Illinois Family Institute will have a table with cards available.)

Why do I need my lawmaker’s name and Springfield office address?

So you can visit your State Representative and State Senator, before or after the rally. All senate offices are in the Capitol Building and most representative offices are on the second floor of the Stratton Building (to the west of the capitol).

Why do I need a pro-life button?

To show you’re pro-life 😉 If you don’t have one, no worries. Illinois Family Institute will have some at their table.

Why do I need quarters?

For those traveling on their own, parking meters are on the west streets.

Can I bring a sign(s)?

You can, but signs will not be allowed above the first floor.

Are there buses already scheduled locally to take people to Springfield?

Yes! Here’s a few that we know are going. Click each for more info:

The Women’s Centers of Greater Chicagoland

Pro-Life Action League’s Aurora Bus to Springfield

Know of any others? Please let us know!

What will happen at the rally?

There will be lots of people and great speakers! The more people you can bring the better!

I have more questions. Who can help me?

Please call us at 312.422.9300.

How can I spread the word?

Here’s a bulletin insert/flyer to help get the word out.

See you there!