In approximately 40 days, Illinois voters will go to the polls. There are many highly-contested races across the State, with many issues driving those races. On that same ballot, you and other voters will have an opportunity to speak out on a matter that the ACLU of Illinois cares about deeply -- unfettered access to birth control.

The question before voters is straightforward: "Shall any health insurance plan in Illinois that provides prescription drug coverage be required to include prescription birth control as part of that coverage?"

The answer to this simple question can have broad implications.

Vote "YES" and you will help send a strong signal that birth control access for all persons in our State is a priority -- a priority that should not be ignored by the legislature or other elected officials. Vote "YES" and you will join the ACLU in our historic commitment to supporting access to all forms of contraceptive care -- without interference from government or from an employer -- for all persons in Illinois.

We urge you to add voice on this issue. So go to the polls on November 4th and vote "YES" on this resolution. And, share this message on Facebook and Twitter to encourage your friends and family members to vote for the resolution as well.

Thanks so much for participating in this process.