CHICAGO — A self-described "progressive grassroots movement" formed as part of a nationwide effort to defeat the Trump agenda called "Indivisible Illinois" celebrated Rauner signing into law a measure that forces Illinois taxpayers to fund elective abortions for low income and state-employed women.
'Indivisible Illinois' thanked Governor Rauner and celebrated the passage of HB40, which, they said, "protects women’s reproductive rights in Illinois and ensures access to abortion services to those who rely on state funds for insurance."
“This victory is claimed by all those who took a stance and held Governor Rauner to his word to protect a woman’s right to choose in Illinois regardless of threats from the Trump administration to take them away. Activists took actions across the state by writing letters, making calls and hosting events to show the power of the grassroots," said Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth, Indivisible Illinois State Coordinator.
"From healthcare to women’s reproductive rights, we know that organizing and people power will always win over money. This was not one organization but many standing indivisible. Our many thanks to volunteer activists across the state for making this happen,” she said.
No mention was made in statement of encouraging members to join Republican ranks.