Illinois: Working People’s Day of Action

February 24, 2018 - 12 PM - 2 PM

Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington St., Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Our Revolution Illinois, AFSCME Retirees, Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans, Chicago Federation of Labor, Indivisible Illinois, Illinois Working Together, Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois, SEIU Healthcare Illinois & Indiana, AFSCME Council 31, Illinois Federation of Teachers, Illinois Education Association, AFSCME

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**If you would like to attend but need a ride, please look at the following bus locations throughout Illinois at https://actionnetwork.org/event_campaigns/bus-trip-sign-up **

Gov. Bruce Rauner and his billionaire cronies have rigged the system to gain even more wealth and power at the expense of working people.

Join the Working People’s Day of Action at Daley Plaza (50 W. Washington) in Chicago, IL to fight back!

Thousands of working people and our allies will stand up for our freedoms and demand an end to a system that’s rigged against us. We will rise up and fight.

Fight for the freedom to come together in strong unions.
Fight for equitable pay.
Fight for affordable health care.
Fight for quality schools.
Fight for vibrant communities.
Fight for a secure future for all of us.

When we join forces and stick together, we are unstoppable.
RSVP to let us know you’re coming at https://actionnetwork.org/events/chicago-il-working-peoples-day-of-action/

For more information about the Working People’s Day of Action, visitwww.ItsAboutFreedom.org.

#UnrigtheSystem

Protest Gun Show Loophole

March 4, 2018 - 10 AM - 12 PM

DuPage County Fair & Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Rd, Wheaton, Illinois 60187

Supporting Organizations: Friends Who March

Contact Info: FriendsWhoMarch@gmail.com

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PVSA Sportsman’s and Gun Show at the DuPage County Fairgrounds actually raffles off an AR-15. There needs to be an end to the gun show loophole. We will be outside the fairgrounds to protest the sale of guns while our children are being murdered for going to school. Bring whatever sign you would like. If your group would like to co-host please message this page or email FriendsWhoMarch@gmail.com

Enough! National School Walkout

March 14, 2018 - 10 AM - 10:15 AM

Nationwide Action

Supporting Organizations: Women's March

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Women’s March Youth EMPOWER is calling for students, teachers, school administrators, parents and allies to take part in a#NationalSchoolWalkout for 17 minutes at 10am across every time zone on March 14, 2018 to protest Congress’ inaction to do more than tweet thoughts and prayers in response to the gun violence plaguing our schools and neighborhoods. We need action. Students and allies are organizing the national school walkout to demand Congress pass legislation to keep us safe from gun violence at our schools, on our streets and in our homes and places of worship.

Students and staff have the right to teach and learn in an environment free from the worry of being gunned down in their classrooms or on theirway home from school.

Parents have the right to send their kids to school in the mornings and see them home alive at the end of the day.

We are not safe at school. We are not safe in our cities and towns. Congress must take meaningful action to keep us safe and pass federal gun reform legislation that address the public health crisis of gun violence. We want Congress to pay attention and take note: many of us will vote this November and many others will join in 2020.

Join us in saying #ENOUGH!

Add your event to the map or find one near you here: https://www.actionnetwork.org/event_campaigns/enough-national-school-walkout

March For Our Lives

March 24, 2018 - 11 AM

Richard J. Daley Center, 50 W Washington Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602

Supporting Organizations: March For Our Lives

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On March 24, the kids and families of March For Our Lives will take to the streets of Washington DC to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and that we end this epidemic of mass school shootings. The collective voices of the March For Our Lives movement will be heard. Join us in DC or march in your own community.

 

National Day of Action Against Gun Violence in Schools

April 20, 2018 - TBD

Nationwide Action

Supporting Organizations: The Network for Public Education

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After the slaughter of students and staff in Parkland, Florida, the time for action has never been more urgent. The politicians sit on their hands as our children and their teachers are murdered in their schools. We will be silent no more! The failure to enact rational laws that bar access to guns designed for mass shootings is inexcusable. It is past time to speak out and act.

Pledge your support to stop gun violence here.

We call for mass action on April 20, the anniversary of the horrific shootings at Columbine High School. We urge teachers, families, students, administrators and every member of the community to engage in acts of protest in and around their schools. Create actions that work best in your community.  Organize sit-ins, teach-ins, walkouts, marches–whatever you decide will show your school and community’s determination to keep our students safe. One elementary teacher suggested that teachers and parents link arms around the school to show their determination to protect children.

It is time to let our legislators know that they must stand up to the gun lobby and enact meaningful reform to protect students and staff.

Advocacy groups including the AFT, NEA and the BATS have already pledged their support.