Supporting Organizations: Planned Parenthood
This is a national event – there are no Chicago rallies/marches scheduled. However, there are ways to support this action regardless of location:
Pink Out Day is time for reproductive rights supporters to show their defiance against the relentless attacks on Planned Parenthood. It’s a day to show anti-women’s health politicians that we will fight like hell to protect our 2.5 million patients a year and the 1 in 5 women that will go to Planned Parenthood in her life.
It’s a day for people to unite and say: We resist. We are strong. And we’re not backing down — not today, not ever.
Additionally, for those out in Downer’s Grove, a group is planning on being present outside the local clinic.
Supporting Organizations: Illinois Working Together & AFSCME Council 31
Stop Holding Illinois Hostage—Pass A Fair Budget Now!
Don’t Dictate, Negotiate a Fair Contract with State Workers!
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is hosting a “Governor’s Dinner” to raise money for himself and other Republican politicians—charging $40,000 for a “Gold Level” private reception.
We won’t be buying any tickets, but we’ll be there—to tell Governor Rauner to “DO YOUR JOB, negotiate with state workers and sign a budget now!”
Join Illinois Working Together, the Chicago Federation of Labor, AFSCME Council 31, SEIU Illinois, the Illinois Federation of Teachers, Citizen Action/Illinois and more.
For two years, Rauner has failed to propose a balanced budget and refused to work with legislators on a compromise. From students to seniors, he’s holding hostage the people of Illinois.
Meanwhile, Rauner has failed to settle contracts with five unions that represent the overwhelming majority of women and people of color in state government. For the past year he’s refused to negotiate at all with AFSCME, the largest union of public service workers in state government, instead pushing to impose his harsh terms!
Washington DC is repealing the Affordable Care Act and dismantling Medicaid, Governor Rauner clings to irresponsible and harmful policies without a state budget, along with many additional issues impacting people with disabilities across Chicago, Illinois, the Midwest Region of the United States and the entirety of the United States, are just some of the reasons why we must gather together in force to resist the civil rights-stripping governments we face in every corner of our country, local, state and federal.
Speakers featured at the Rally will represent as many of the different cross-sections of our community, including Black, Latino and Latina, immigrants, queer siblings, women and individuals with varying types of disabilities. Worker rights, Black Lives, Trans Lives, Deaf Lives; they and all of us are at risk.
Together, we can demonstrate our Power in Community, Power in Identity, Power in Choice and Power in Our Very Lives.
Please reach out to us if you’re interested in speaking or know someone who would be a great speaker. Also reach out if you require an accommodation.
ASL and Spanish interpreters will be available.
Where are the President’s tax returns? He is Chicken Don if he does not release them!
Inspired by the last few months of protest, particularly the Women’s March, we are going to relentlessly demand the President’s taxes. We want to know who he owes money to and what foreign goverments have leverage over us. Above all, FULL disclosure.
This protest has ZERO BARRIERS TO ENTRY. That means whatever cause you celebrate, YOU ARE WELCOME. This includes Democrats, Independents, Republicans and every religion or lack thereof, ethnicity, and gender, orientation, etc.. We are alarmed at Commander-in-Chief Donald Trump’s attempt to enrich his family at taxpayer expense.
If you want to administer, have an idea, or comment let’s hear it.
Talking to the appropriate officials about permits. We will let you know more soon!
Chicken Don shirts: https://www.bonfire.com/chicago-chicken-don/
USA Today: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/02/15/protesters-plan-march-pressure-president-trump-tax-day/97954266/
Chicago Tonight: http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/01/26/women-s-march-inspires-trump-taxes-march-chicago
By RSVPing for this event, I pledge to comply with the law and I commit to act non-violently in word and deed.
FULL WEBSITE: www.taxmarch.org
On Earth Day, April 22, 2017, we will march on downtown Chicago to take a stand for science. Exact time and location is TBD. Find more information atwww.sciencemarchchicago.org.
-To show support for the scientific community.
-To safeguard the scientific process, and research funding, when seeking answers to the things that matter.
-To publicly celebrate science, which helps us make sense of ourselves and our world.
-To encourage curiosity and exploration, the heart of the scientific approach.