Confront Corruption Demand Democracy – Chicago

July 18, 2018 - 8 PM - 9 PM

Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago 401 N Wabash Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611

Supporting Organizations: Democracy 21 · act.tv · People For the American Way · March For Truth · MoveOn · Defending Democracy · Public Citizen · Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington · American Constitution Society · Daily Kos · End Citizens United · Revolving Door Project · Lawyers for Good Government · Common Cause · Need to Impeach · People Demanding Action · Blue Future · Youth Progressive Action Catalyst · American Family Voices · Greenpeace · People's Action · The Loyal Opposition · National LGBTQ Task Force · Represent.Us · Franciscan Action Network · Tikkun & the Network of Spiritual Progressives · Hip Hop Caucus · Every Voice · Wolf-PAC · Stand Up America · Alliance for Democracy

Contact Info: sharsand1950@gmail.com

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Across the nation on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, we will Confront Corruption and Demand Democracy with a candlelight vigil at sundown. In Chicago, we will hold ours just south of 400 N. Michigan (the Tribune Tower), and facing the Trump Tower.

From attacks on the rule of law to conflicts of interest, ethics violations and flagrant abuse of government offices for personal gain, the corruption of the American government by the President, his associates and many in his party has reached a new, profound low.

Officials are trading on the power invested in our institutions for personal and financial gain rather than for the welfare of the American people. From attacks on the Russia investigation to ethics scandals in the highest offices in the land, we must reject attempts to shield corruption from political consequences, public scrutiny, and legal accountability.

These issues are on top of years of challenges to the basic health of our democracy: from money in politics to attempts to shape congressional districts to manipulate outcomes and laws written intentionally to exclude voters from participating in our democracy.

Together, we must confront corruption and demand democracy. For more information, visit confrontcorruption.org.

SUGGESTION: CAR POOL AND USE SPOT HERO OR PARKWHIZ FOR THE CHEAPEST PARKING LOTS IN THE AREA

WE WILL PROVIDE CANDLES (please donate $1 to offset costs), bring signs, and your friends. You will be our speakers, the people most affected by this widespread corruption and dysfunction, organizational leaders and grassroots activists who are working to hold the Trump administration accountable and create a democracy that works for everyone. Speakers will have two minutes to speak (please let us know if you’d like to speak – sharsand1950@gmail.com) – We will have a total of 30 minutes for all speakers so requests will be on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Justice for Harith Augustus: Bringing it to the Mayor’s Steps

July 19, 2018 - 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

4228 N Hermitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60613-1104

Supporting Organizations: BlackRoots Alliance, Reclaim Chicago, Equity And Transformation, The People's Lobby, SOUL - Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation

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9:00 Gathering and Leafletting
9:30 Program, Speeches and Demands
10:30 Depart

We are demanding justice for Harith Augustus and his family and investment our communities. Mayor Rahm Emanuel needs to answer for the execution of Harith Augustus by members of his Chicago Police Department.

We are in support of and in solidarity with the demands of Black-led organizations across the city, including: No Cop Academy, Assata’s Daughters, BYP 100, Black Lives Matter, and the BlackRoots Alliance.

Partial list of Demands:

Fully-funded schools and mental health centers, robust after-school and job-training programs, into Chicago’s most marginalized communities.

Divest & eliminate profit from punishment

Justice for all killed by police

Accountability for all police murder & torture

A People and Planet First Illinois Budget

Protest Peter Roskam Outside Debate

July 26, 2018 - 5 PM - 7 PM

Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, Illinois 60604

Supporting Organizations: Indivisible Chicago, The Coalition for a Better Illinois 6th, Indivisible DuPage, NARAL Pro-Choice Illinois, Indivisible Illinois, Illinois Democratic Women

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Rep. Peter Roskam and Democratic challenger, Sean Casten, will debate at the Union League Club, which is hosted by Fox 32 and the Lincoln Forum. Limited tickets sold out in 2 minutes flat.

Please join us outside on the sidewalk (directly across the street) for a civil, peaceful, protest of Peter Roskam’s votes to take healthcare away from 700,000 in Illinois while adding $1,700,000,000,000 to the national debt in order to give large corporations (his donors) and billionaires (his donors) tax cuts they don’t need.

We’re expecting over 1,000 to join, including allies from grassroots organizations across Chicagoland. Peter Roskam spends all his timing raising money outside IL06 and never holds a town hall, while his horrible policies destroy lives all across America, so it’s on ALL OF US to stand up and LET OUR VOICES BE HEARD!

The doors open at 5pm so that’s when we’ll start our peaceful action. Signs are welcome, and we encourage you to make them about issues and his voting record rather than personal attacks. He suggests we’re a mob of uncivil disrupters rather than parents, grandparents, teachers, blue collar union families, and VOTERS!

Slutwalk Chicago 2018

July 28, 2018 - 12 PM

Water Tower Place 835 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60611

Supporting Organizations: SlutWalk Chicago

Contact Info: chicagoslutwalk@gmail.com

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SAVE THE DATE!

Come As You Are!
¡Ven Como Quieras!

We’ll be there early (11:30am) with our merch!

JULY 28th 2018 @ NOON
28 Julio @ Water Tower

We’ll march, protest, chant, laugh, sing, speak out and listen to one another as we talk about the realities of living inside rape culture and build a community to fight it!

This year’s intentions:
-Bringing support to the human that was arrested at last year’s Slutwalk Chicago…Lee. Addressing transphobia and HIV stigma.
-Moving through space aware of our rights and avoiding arrest*
*there is no guarantee ever that someone will not be arrested due to the legacy of police brutality in the US
-Centering the most vulnerable and marginalized survivors which include sex workers, trans folks, & POC.
-Building community by continuing the tradition of making public space for survivors, and engaging in our annual speak-out after the walk
-Media attention for addressing rape culture

If your group, organization, union or collective would like to endorse this action, please let us know!

Use the hashtags #SlutWalkChi #SlutWalkChi2018 #FreeLeeFromCPD#FreeLee #CallKimFoxx | #DropTheCharges | #DecriminalizeHIV | #EndStigma | #LivePozitive | #AbolitionNow | #TheWholeDamnSystem | #EndBailBonds | #CCBF | #SolidarityNotSolitary | #SexWorkIsWork | #MeToo
for this year’s event!

A REMINDER TO ALL: SlutWalk Chicago 2018 is a radically inclusive space. Victim-blaming, ableism, body-shaming, slut-shaming, whorephobia, queerphobia, transphobia, racism, classism, misogyny, body shaming, fatphobia, and general hatefulness in ANY form will NOT BE TOLERATED. We stand with sex workers and all workers who have to struggle against abuse, discrimination, sexual harassment or violence on the job.

Email us to get involved* chicagoslutwalk@gmail.com
(we need folks on sound, photography, promotion including social media events and physically flyer-ing, free color printing for flyers and posters, and sharing widely to networks)

*we need volunteers as this event is not sponsored and 100% DIY!

Nobody is Above the Law Chicago Rally

December 30, 2018 - 5 PM - 9 PM

Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago 401 N Wabash Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611

Supporting Organizations: Friends Who March, Refuse Fascism Chicago, Move On

Contact Info: https://act.moveon.org/event/mueller-firing-rapid-response-events/18949

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NOTE: This is a PLACEHOLDER for rapid response rally/protest for if/when Mueller is fired. It will be updated as quickly as possible if the event occurs, however we recommend that interested participants sign up directly with MoveOn.org (link below) for the most up to date info.

IF Drumpf fires Mueller we need to take to the streets. We will meet at Drumpf Tower. Rallies will begin hours after news breaks of a Mueller firing: If Mueller is fired BEFORE 2 P.M. local time —> events will begin @ 5 P.M. local time If Mueller is fired AFTER 2 P.M. local time —> events will begin @ noon local time the following day.

Bring whatever sign you want. This event will be updated if Mueller is fired & this rapid response goes into effect.

Please RSVP here:
https://act.moveon.org/event/mueller-firing-rapid-response-events/18949