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Children’s Health Defense – Illinois is devoted to the health of people and our planet. Our mission is to protect the health of children and adults in Illinois by proactively working to eliminate harmful exposures, hold those responsible accountable, and establish safeguards to prevent future violations.

We are called to action for many reasons. Some of us have been injured from toxic exposures. Others have children who have been harmed. Many have witnessed a health injustice and feel compelled to step in where others may fear to tread. As a group, we demand that science and truth prevail over institutional greed and deceit.  Even though we are compelled to act for a variety of reasons, we all share a passionate belief that dangerous public health policies and practices are harmful to us and our planet. Together, we stand committed to protecting the earth and securing a healthier future for all its people.

We Are Fighting for Your Rights. While we work to make a difference on important issues affecting Illinoisans, our team of relentless warriors is on a mission to defend your health freedom. We are committed to protecting your right to bodily autonomy and the freedom to make personal medical decisions for yourself and your children. As we come together on legislative matters, educational programs, and community outreach, we are devoted to ensuring your medical rights and promoting the unbiased truth in all health policies. With your help, our voice becomes stronger, our message becomes clearer, and our impact reaches farther. Join with us today!

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

Chairman of the Board

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. serves as President of Waterkeeper Alliance, as well as Founder, Chairman of the Board, and Chief Legal Counsel for Children’s Health Defense, and of counsel to Morgan & Morgan, a nationwide personal injury practice.

Mr. Kennedy is an esteemed author, with a long list of published books including the New York Times bestsellers, The Real Anthony Fauci and Crimes Against Nature. Mr. Kennedy was named one of Time magazine’s “Heroes for the Planet” for his success helping Riverkeeper lead the fight to restore the Hudson River. His reputation as a resolute defender of the environment and children’s health stems from a litany of successful legal actions. He received recognition for his role in the landmark victory against Monsanto last year, as well as in the DuPont Case that inspired the movie “Dark Waters” (2019).

We Are Being Censored

In collaboration with renowned experts from across the world, Mr. Kennedy regularly publishes his research and findings in critically acclaimed books and on the Children’s Health Defense website and other social media platforms. Unfortunately, in recent years, he has been subjected to deliberate censorship and malicious character assassination.

In an alarming, concerted effort to discredit him and his exposés, Big Tech repeatedly censors Mr. Kennedy’s work and deplatforms his online publications on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and more. Under the guise of “fact-checking”, Google, Wikipedia and other tech companies falsely accuse Mr. Kennedy and Children’s Health Defense of spreading misinformation about vaccines and other urgent health matters. Wikipedia refuses to correct their inaccurate entries despite our numerous attempts to provide them with the truth.

In conjunction with Big Tech, large media organizations, such as CNN, erroneously discredit Mr. Kennedy’s work and label him an “anti-vaxxer” in an attempt to vilify him and bury his findings. This, despite the fact that he is not against all vaccines and chose to vaccinate his own children against many diseases.

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., along with Children’s Health Defense, calls for rigorous scientific research in all matters of health policy and urges the transparent release of any findings that impact the health of our children and our planet.


Illinois Chapter Leadership Team

David Dorn

Co-Founder, Board Member

David has been a resident of Chicago, Illinois for 40 years. He has served as a volunteer and board member for a number of local, national, and international non-profit organizations, striving to help others in the areas of social justice and community empowerment.

Elizabeth Lennon

Co-Founder, Board Member

Elizabeth was born and raised in Chicago. She is a therapist and former homeschooler. As the daughter of a La Leche League co-founder and a Chicago labor lawyer, she learned the importance of standing up for your beliefs – even when they are unpopular.