Logan County Democrats rally for
freedom of choice candidates
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[February 02, 2023]
On Saturday, July 2nd,
the Logan County Democrats hosted a rally in Scully Park in Lincoln
focusing on Women’s Rights and the recent U.S. Supreme Court
reversal of Roe vs. Wade, using it as a vehicle to promote incumbent
Democrat candidate for Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker.
The rally was led by Logan County
Democrats Chairman Gary Davis, along with Rebecca Drake also of the
LCD group. The crowd that gathered was relatively large with the
majority of the attendees being women from a wide demographic of
ages and ethnicities. The common goal of the majority at the rally
was to protest the reversal of Roe vs. Wade.
The Supreme Court decision places the law to be decided by
legislators in each state. Many of those present carried signs they
had made expressing their opinions of the Supreme Court decision.
In Illinois, Governor Pritzker is “Pro-choice” and is already
campaigning that he will do whatever he can to maintain the
pro-choice status of the state of Illinois. In contrast, the
gubernatorial candidate on the Republican side of the fall ballot is
Darren Bailey, who has spoken out that he is “Pro-life.”
During the rally Drake served as the spokesperson for the LCD while
Davis served as the cheerleader, leading in rally chants at
appropriate times during the event.
Drake reminded attendees that while Democrats are in the minority in
Logan County, statewide the party dominates. She said that all
Democrats should be encouraged to vote for the incumbent candidate
and noted that though Logan County numbers are small, every vote
will add to the overall outcome of the November election.
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The rally included words from a representative of Planned Parenthood
of Central Illinois.
After the guest speaker, an ‘open mic’ was held with all those in
attendance invited to come forward and speak in support of
pro-choice or talk about their personal experiences with themselves
or friends who have had abortions. Several speakers came forward to
share their opinions and encourage the group to vote in the upcoming
The general election will be held on Tuesday, November 8th. The
Logan County Clerk’s office provides voter information to Lincoln
Daily News, which will be posted in our daily editions as it becomes
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