Every year, Equal Voice invites Chicago area advocates to join us in Springfield to advocate for important health legislation.
Advocates have the opportunity to learn more about the Illinois healthcare landscape, network with other health champions, and attend a training on how to engage with legislators. In addition to participating in legislator meetings, we also like to recognize our most supportive lawmakers with a rally and photo in the capitol rotunda.
With the help of our “fierce ladies in pink,” we have passed several pieces of legislation including the Breast Excellence in Screening and Treatment Act and have secured over $16 million in additional funding for the Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program over the last 5 years. This year, nearly 100 advocates joined us in Springfield to fight for an equal chance at survival for ALL women.