Die-in for Improved Medicare for All

July 28, 2017 - 5 PM - 6:30 PM

Federal Plaza, 230 S. Dearborn, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Illinois Single Payer Coalition & Many Others

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Tell Senator Dick Durbin: Stand up for our healthcare, and demand national Improved Medicare for All!

Deaths per year due to a lack of health insurance:
– 50,000 people under the Republican healthcare bills
– 29,000 under the Affordable Care Act,
– Zero under HR 676 Expanded and Improved Medicare for All.

We know Medicare for All is the only way to provide quality, affordable coverage to everyone. Medicare and Medicaid were signed into law on July 30, 1965. It’s time to finish the job! Improve Medicare and expand it to all! Everybody in, nobody out!

We need our elected leadership, including Senator Durbin, to stand up for our health and our lives. Let’s show this impact by ‘dying’ outside of his Chicago and Springfield offices.

*Please wear black if you can.

Illinois Single Payer Coalition
Chicago Democratic Socialists of America
Chicago Jobs with Justice
Gay Liberation Network
Fox Valley Citizens for Peace & Justice
DuPage County Progressives
Health Over Profit
Kane County Revolution
National Nurses United
Nurses for Social Justice
Our Revolution – Illinois Berniecrats
People Demanding Action
Physicians for a National Health Program Illinois
Progressive Democrats of America – Illinois
Progressives of Kane County
Rush American Medical Student Association
Southern Illinois People for Progress
Students for a National Health Program, Rush and U of C Chapters


July 29, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Federal Plaza, 219 S. Dearborn, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Women's March - Illinois

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‘Our Lives on the Line’ is a massive nationwide day of action to uplift the voices of the millions of Americans whose health care will be ripped away if Congressional Republicans continue with their plan to give more power to big insurance companies and undermine affordable, quality care.

Millions of Americans have spoken out about what the health care repeal would mean for them and their families—and their voices were heard. Even so, Congressional Republicans will continue to move forward with their plan to strip health care from millions of people. The fight to protect every American’s access to quality, affordable health care has never been more critical. On Saturday, July 29, thousands of people across the United States will gather as part of “Our Lives on the Line”, a massive, nationwide day of action that will be show of force against plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act and send a clear message to Republicans in Congress: we won’t forget the votes you took and your continued attacks against the health, safety, and economic stability of your constituents.

This is the Chicago rally in solidarity with the National event in D.C. and the dozens of events nationwide. At the event, we will have leaders from the progressive and health care communities organizing to take a stand against the Republican repeal bill and send a clear message to Congress: our lives are on the line! We will also hear stories from individuals who will be adversely impacted by the cuts to healthcare as proposed in this Senate healthcare bill.

The day of action will also include a national event in Washington, D.C. and dozens of rallies across the country.

National partners in this action include:


More details of speakers and endorsing organizations for the Chicago action will be added soon.

Joyful Resistance: March For Our Hoods

July 29, 2017 - 12 PM

Plaza Tenochtitlan, 1800 S Blue Island Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Supporting Organizations: Pilsen Alliance, plus many others

Contact Info: Chiresists@gmail.com

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Come celebrate and defend your hood in Joyful Resistance.

Bring your memories!
Bring Children!
Bring your Hood Pride!
Bring Instruments!
Bring food!
Bring your joy!

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Join Chicago residents from across the city as we unite against the taking of homes and resources, whitewashing of culture and the corporatization of black and brown communities.

Únese con residentes de Chicago de todos vecindarios en contra de la pérdida de casas y recursos sociales, el emblanquecimiento de la cultura y la privatización de las comunidades de color.

Pilsen, Uptown, Humboldt Park, Wicker Park, Little Village, Albany Park and Hyde Park and all other hoods threatened by the wave of gentrification.

The recent destruction of Casa Aztlán’s historic murals were a call to action!

¡La destrucción reciente de los murales históricos de Casa Aztlán fue una llamada al accion!

Stand in SOLIDARITY with displaced people around the world!

¡Camina en SOLIDARIDAD con los desplazados del mundo!

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– Majority Affordable Housing by Community Standards
– Rent Control
– Preservation of Cultural Sites and Murals
– Accountability from Elected Officials, Community Organization, Developers and Gentrifying Residents
– Basic Human Rights including Health both Western and Natural, Education, Housing and Autonomous Community Centers


– Una Mayoría de Viviendas Assesibles Según Estándares Comunitarios
– Rentas Estabilizadas
– Preservacion de sitios Culturales y Murales
– Respuestas de los Oficiales Electos, Organizaciones Comunitarias, Desarolladors de Bienes Raices y los Nuevos Residentes Gentrificadores
– Derechos Humanos Basicos incuyendo Salud incluyendo la Medicina Natural, Educacion, Vivienda y Centros Comunitarias Autonomas

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We will gather in all of our hood happiness for a rally until 1PM when we will begin a march through the beautiful barrio of Pilsen before heading to Harrison Park for a community picnic with music, healing, art and popular education.

Plaza Tenochtitlán
Blue Island & 18th Street

12:00PM Rally

1:00PM March / Marcha

3PM Community Picnic at Harrison Park 19th Street & Damen

– Art Activity w/ Victoria Martinez & Pilsen Outpost
– Free Healing Sessions
– Popular Education Workshop: What is Gentrification?
– Memory Bank for the Pilsen neighborhood

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Partners and Supporters:

Pilsen Alliance
Young, Latinx & Proud
Chicago Boricua Resistance
Cultura in Pilsen
For the People Artists Collective
Autonomous Tenants Union
Calles y Sueños – Chicago
Fuerza del Sol – Justice Task Force
Justicia en Ayotzinapa Comité Chicago
Calles y Sueños – Chicago

Everyday People from the hood

Email: Chiresists@gmail.com for info on how to participate or collaborate

Palos Township Meeting #2: Hate Has No Home Here!

August 14, 2017 - 6 PM - 8 PM

10802 S Roberts Rd, Palos Hills, IL 60465

Supporting Organizations: TAKE ON HATE and Arab American Family Services (AAFS)

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-Keep up the momentum!
Share articles, photos, and posts about the rally on all social media platforms and tag us. Don’t letthe media or the township forget about this.

-Be informed!
Yesterday was a testament to the power of local politics. Educated yourself about the Palos Township board, what they do, and what they stand for. Our community will continue to take a stand against hate, so keep your eye out for any form of bigotry from those who claim to serve us.

-The fight isn’t over!
Brannigan has refused to resign or apologize for the statements she has made, despite the community’s pressure. We want to show Palos Township that we will continue to mobilize until she is held accountable. We plan to be at every public township board meeting until Brannigan, an elected official, leaves her post by the demand of the people. She does not represent OR respect us.