Much of the great work of Illinois Right to Life Action can be attributed to the incredible leadership and dedication of our legislative chairman, Ralph Rivera. For over 30 years, Ralph has been on the front lines of the battle for life down in Springfield, lobbying at the Illinois General Assembly. Many of the legislative victories made by the pro-life movement in Illinois are due, in large part, to his committed work.
After Roe v. Wade was decided on January 22, 1973, Ralph began his pro-life work in legislative and political matters. Over the years, Ralph has worked on hundreds of pieces of legislation, while testifying before numerous Senate and House committees and appearing on many Illinois television and radio programs. He has also worked closely with pro-life, constitutional attorneys and legislators to help craft pro-life legislation. As a matter of fact, Ralph lobbied on the first pro-life bill in Illinois that was successfully passed into law.
In addition to his work as a lobbyist, Ralph is a chairman of one of the main pro-life political action committees in Illinois: Illinois Citizens for Life, PAC. Through this organization, Ralph has led efforts to elect pro-life legislators to the General Assembly and the U.S. Congress.
Ralph and his wife, Cindy, have been married for over 30 years and have six children.
Molly Malone Rumley
Molly joined the team at Illinois Right to Life Action in 2018 after graduating from Moody Bible Institute. Before graduation, Molly served as the president of Zoe, Moody’s student pro-life group.
Molly has spent the last four years lobbying on behalf of Illinois Right to Life Action and was promoted to Assistant Legislative Chairman from Legislative Associate in 2021. Additionally, she is on the board of Illinois Citizens for Life, PAC, one of Illinois’ oldest, pro-life political action committees. Molly has been interviewed on the radio and in print regarding pending anti-life legislation and, in 2021, she testified in committees against anti-life legislation including the repeal of the Parental Notification of Abortion Act. Molly has also had the opportunity to conduct educational sessions for high school students regarding the importance of pro-life legislation.
This passionately pro-life young woman considers it a privilege to dedicate her time and talent to lobbying for life while representing the voice of the next pro-life generation in Springfield.