Stop Abortion Bans Day of Action

May 21, 2019 - 12 PM

Evanston Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave. Evanston, IL 60201

Supporting Organizations: Indivisible

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This Tuesday, May 21st at noon local time at statehouses, town squares, and courthouses across the nation, we will show up to speak out and fight back against this unconstitutional attempt to gut Roe and punish women. Together we say: Stop the bans.

Pro-choice Walkout

May 21, 2019 - 11:40 AM

Maine South High School, 1111 Dee Road Park Ridge, IL 60068

Supporting Organizations: Indivisible

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We will stand together to protect the reproductive rights of women. An estimated 43% of women will have at least one abortion by the time they are 45 years old. Women should have control over their bodies and no one has the prerogative to take that away. 19% of teens who have had sexual intercourse become pregnant each year and this number is higher among women of color. 78% of these pregnancies are unplanned. 6 in 10 teen pregnancies occur among 18-19 year olds. Only about 50% of teen mothers receive a high school diploma by 22 years of age, whereas approximately 90% of women who do not give birth during adolescence graduate from high school. We are protesting the effect of the abortion bans on women. All women should have the option to terminate a pregnancy for any reason they see fit. All students and faculty are welcome to attend. This is not intended to disrupt learning or class in any manner. We are just exercising our constitutional rights of assembly. Exit toward the football field during the passing period before 5th period on Tuesday(11:40-11:45) in an orderly fashion, without causing any disruptions. We will begin at 12:10 on the football field. Anyone is welcome to prepare speeches, bring snacks, make shirts, and celebrate feminism. Bring sunscreen and a smile!

Rally to Shut Down Chase and Stop Line 3!

May 21, 2019 - 11 AM - 12:30 PM

21 S. Clark Street, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Rising Tide Chicago and Rainforest Action Network

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Join us for a rally calling on Chase Bank and CEO Jamie Dimon to divest from tar sands and other dirty fossil fuels, in solidarity with frontline leaders fighting the Line 3 pipeline.

While Chase shareholders from across the US are meeting at the bank’s annual general meeting, we’re here to tell them we won’t put up with business as usual. While more species are going extinct, wildfires ravage the west, cities are lost to sea level rise and more water is polluted from spilled pipelines, we call on Chase Bank and other institutions to stand on the right side of history.

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Chase Bank is the largest Wall Street funder of dirty fossil fuels, including Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline in Northern Minnesota, which has not received consent from Indigenous communities, and threatens land, water and ways of life. Chase must discontinue funding all fossil fuel projects and keep oil in the ground.

Join Rising Tide Chicago, Rainforest Action Network, frontline leaders and other local and regional partners in resisting this pipeline and fighting for a just transition.

Action endorsed by 350 Chicago, Chi-Nations Youth Council, American Indian Center – Chicago, Honor the Earth, MN350: Building a Climate Movement in Minnesota, Northfield Against Line 3, PERRO (Pilsen Environmental Rights and Reform Organization), Southeast Side Coalition to Ban Petcoke, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO), Chicago Area Peace Action​, 350 Madison Climate Action Team, 350 Milwaukee, Sunrise Movement Chicago, Environmental Working Group – Chicago DSA, Extinction Rebellion Chicago, Food & Water Watch and more.

#ShutDownChase#StopLine3#KeepItInTheGround#DefundDisaster#divest#tarsands#climatejustice

Sign Honor the Earth’s petition to reject the proposed Enbridge pipeline corridor: http://www.honorearth.org/enbridge_sandpiper_peition

Read the 2019 Banking on Climate Change Report: https://www.ran.org/bankingonclimatechange2019/

Please spread the word!

Photo courtesy of Power Shift Network/350MN.

Chicago Rally for Reproductive Justice!

May 23, 2019 - 5:30 PM - 7 PM

Daley Center Plaza, 50 W Washington St, Chicago, Illinois 60602

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Join us as we rally against conservative attacks on abortion rights and uplift a vision of reproductive justice that includes free abortion on demand for anyone who chooses to end a pregnancy. We will be sharing information and hearing from speakers who will help attendees plug into various aspects of the work ahead. There will be chanting, there will be singing, and most importantly, there will be solidarity. We hope to see you there!