Justice for Joshua: the fight continues

August 22, 2019 - 6:30 PM – 8 PM

35th & King Drive, 342 E 35th St, Chicago, Illinois 60653

Supporting Organizations: Black Lives Matter Chicago

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November 5, 2016 Joshua Beal was murdered by officers Joseph Treacy and Thomas Derouin while on his way to bury his cousin. Treacy and Derouin were in plainclothes when they stopped the funeral procession and began a confrontation with family members. Treacy and Derouin claimed that they informed the family that they were officers, but witnesses – including 25 911 callers – say they never heard this. June 13, 2019, nearly 3 years later, COPA ruled that Beal’s murder was justified. Between the two of them, they have over 50 complaints against them. CPD has murdered 7 people so far this year, that’s three more than the number of people murdered in 2018. We cannot become complacent. We fought long and hard for justice for Laquan, but the fight doesn’t end with him. We have to keep going. We’re gonna keep fighting. We’re not taking the pressure off.

Join us in demanding justice for Joshua Beal, August 22nd, 2019 at 6:30 PM for a rally outside of the month’s police board meeting. We’ll start the rally off at 35th and King Drive, then make our way to the police headquarters on 35th and Michigan just before the meeting starts.


We demand the case of the murder of Joshua Beal be reopened.
We demand that the killer cops who murdered Joshua – Joseph Treacy and Thomas Derouin – be fired from the force, indicted and convicted.
We demand that Officer Rialmo – the cop responsible for the murders of Bettie Jones and Quintonio LeGrier – be fired, indicted, and convicted.
No more impunity for killer cops! CPAC Now!

We first rallied in front of the police headquarters last month and will meet there EVERY MONTH at the police board meeting until our demands are met and until the police stop murdering us without consequence. Join us in demanding justice for Joshua, Bettie, Quintonio, and all black lives!

15CantWait: Rally for a $15 minimum wage in Chicago

August 22, 2019 - 12 PM - 1 PM

James R. Thompson Center, 100 W Randolph St, Chicago, Illinois 60601

Supporting Organizations: Raise Chicago, Women Employed, Shriver Center on Poverty Law, Equality Illinois, SEIU Healthcare IL & IN, Restaurant Opportunities Center Chicago - ROC Chicago, Restaurant Brighton Park Neighborhood Council, Chicago Federation of Labor, Grassroots Collaborative, Carlos Ramirez-Rosa

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Chicago workers can’t wait until 2025 for a living wage of $15 an hour.

August 22nd is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day. Black women make 61 cents to every dollar a white man makes. Stand up for black women. Stand up for workers. Rally to tell Chicago Aldermen to pass the #15CantWait ordinance.

FreeHeartlandKids Friday Action

September 6, 2019 - 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Heartland Alliance, 208 S La Salle St, Chicago, Illinois 60604

Supporting Organizations: Chicago Democratic Socialists of America

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Hundreds of immigrant children are being detained in our backyard. Heartland Alliance is a Chicago-based nonprofit org that has historically focused on anti-poverty and immigration issues. Heartland currently operates 5 child detention centers and, until recently, 2 in Des Plaines. Currently, over 350 children are detained by Heartland.

The Chicago DSA Immigrants Rights Committee is fighting back.

Join us to continue demanding that Heartland and CEO David Sinski:
1. immediately cease intaking immigrant children into their detention centers;
2. immediately end their contract with the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) at the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to detain immigrant children;
3. release and reunify the immigrant children in their physical custody with their sponsors and families in the United States as soon as possible without sharing those sponsors’ and families’ biometric data, documentation status, or any other personal information with ICE or any agency that shares information with ICE;
4. pledge to use their resources and power to fight for a true detention-free, deportation-free, and ICE-free zone in Chicago and the Chicagoland area.

This is a nonviolent action. We especially do not want to put participants who may be vulnerable on account of their documentation status at risk of arrest during this action. Ultimately, of course, the relevant authorities are responsible for how they choose to respond to our nonviolent action, but it is important that participants understand that a nonviolent action is what the the Free Heartland Kids campaign is engaging in for this week.

ALL ARE WELCOME! We will have signs, banners, leaflets, petitions, chants, and more depending on the time and day. You can show up with nothing but your principles, and we will have material and information to offer you. If you would like to bring your own signs, banners, leaflets, petitions, chants, and more, we welcome them!

Chicago Youth Climate Strike

September 20, 2019 - 11 AM – 1 PM

Grant Park @ S Columbus Dr and E Roosevelt Rd

Supporting Organizations: Illinois Youth Climate Strike, Sunrise Movement Chicago, 350 Chicago, Chicago Youth Alliance for Climate Action

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Youth from Illinois will be participating in this international strike day to demand our leaders take immediate action to address the climate crisis. We will meet at the south end of Grant Park at the address provided at 11AM and march to Federal Plaza where we will hold a rally featuring performers and speakers. All ages are welcome, we especially encourage students of all grades to come! RSVP! Let’s make this the biggest strike in Chicago yet!

Let Freedom Ring – Protest Trump’s 2020 Gala In Chicago

October 26, 2019 - 6 PM

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

Supporting Organizations: Voices for Freedom and Indivisible Chicago

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It seems the president has forgotten what the rights of ALL Americans are… So let’s remind him, how loud freedom can ring…

Oct. 26th is the night of President Trump’s 2020 Gala at his hotel in Chicago. Let’s all come together to show the president that, while he might not remember what the rights of the American people are, we do.
We know that includes our rights to peaceful protest and free speech, even if he would seemingly prefer that we forget the whole “bill of rights” thing.