In Illinois, there are plans for rallies in both Springfield and Chicago on May 1 to protest the governor’s stay-at-home order. 

One of the organizers says he’s expecting more than 1,000 people to attend.

Who are the protestors, what do they want, and will they be wearing masks and following social distancing protocols during the protests?

Josh Ellis, of Naperville, is one of the organizers behind American Revolution 2.0, which is not only putting together the Illinois rallies, but rallies in each state. 

“Our goal is to have the unconstitutional governor mandate removed completely,” Ellis said. “Give the responsibility for our health and safety to American citizens, where it should lie to begin with.” 

Ellis says the central argument behind the movement is one of constitutionality. Ellis says Gov. J.B. Pritzker is infringing on citizens’ First Amendment right to assemble because his executive order does not allow more than 10 people to gather during the pandemic.

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SOURCE ( Blair Paddock / WTTW)