On March 19, 2021, the ACLU of Illinois will hold our Annual Lunch. Please join us for this virtual event, where we will come together to celebrate and support the ongoing work to defend civil rights and civil liberties and hear directly from keynote speaker Stacey Abrams on the role that each of us can play in the movement to increase access to the ballot.
In addition to the main program, all registered attendees are invited to a bonus session from 1:00 - 1:30 PM CDT.
The ACLU’s fight to protect our fundamental rights and safeguard our democracy has never been more urgent. Buy your tickets or sponsorship today, and join us in the fight to preserve our civil liberties.
Friday, March 19, 2021
A Virtual Event
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. CDT | Program
1:00 p.m. - 1:30p.m. CDT | Bonus Session
For questions regarding the event, please contact Liesl Pereira at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Political leader, voting rights activist, entrepreneur and author Stacey Abrams made history and captured the nation's attention as the first Black woman to become the gubernatorial nominee for a major party in any state, going on to win at the time more votes than any other Democrat in Georgia's history. After eleven years in the Georgia House of Representatives, seven as Minority Leader, Abrams became the 2018 Democratic nominee for Governor of Georgia in what was one of the most-watched and closest elections of the year. After witnessing the election’s mismanagement by the Secretary of State’s office, Abrams launched Fair Fight to ensure free and fair elections.
From her experiences launching a company to running a successful political campaign, Abrams illuminates that finding what you want to fight for is as critical as knowing how to turn thought into action. Her newly released book Our Time is Now is a blueprint to end voter suppression and chronicles a chilling account of how the right to vote and the principles of democracy have been and continue to be under attack. Abrams has also founded multiple organizations devoted to voting rights, training and hiring young people of color, and tackling social issues at both the state and national levels.