Immigrants and Supporters to March from Back of the Yards to the Thompson Center Today to Protest Gov. Rauner’s Cuts on Health Care Funding

A symbolic funeral procession will take place on Wednesday June 10th at 11 a.m. Faith based groups and community members will embark on an 8-mile walk from the Back of the Yards neighborhood to the Thompson Center building. Participants of the “March for Life”- symbolic funeral procession – will carry coffins as a symbol of respect for the people who have lost their lives in the struggle for a second chance at life – those awaiting life-saving transplant medical treatment and those who were denied by the hospitals the treatment.

Rauner’s $300 million in cuts:
In an online statement released earlier today, organizers of the action state the following, “Why we march to the Thompson Center? Because we need to demand that governor Bruce Rauner should not cut funding to the Medicaid health care program for the poor along with the many more cuts to human service and other vital care programs – this greatly impacts our immigrant brothers and sisters who are in need of life-saving medical treatment and who are unable to obtain a social security number and are denied access to health insurance. Eliminating life-saving treatments like dialysis and others, basically condemns people to death, disproportionally affecting the immigrant and poor communities.”

“We denounce these attacks and will continue to put pressure on the governor to reconsider his decisions on budget cuts. We will not stop until he realizes that condemning sick people to death is not a humane way to solve the budget crisis.”

Who: Humans Pro Life, Be Life Mission (La Misión Humanos Próvida – Be Life) “Transplants, Fighting for a Second Chance of Life”
What: 8-Mile Walk – “March for Life” – Press Conference at 11am
When: Wednesday, June 10 at 11AM
Where: 2057 W 51st street Chicago, 60609

Route of the March:
Starts at 11am – 2057 W 51St. Chicago
East on 51st St. to S. Ashland Ave.
North on Ashland to S. Blue Island.
North/East on Blue Island to W. Roosevelt.
East on Roosevelt to N. Clark
North on Clark to Thompson Center.