Sunrise Day of Action: We Need a GND – Sens Durbin and Duckworth

February 27, 2019 - 12 PM - 1 PM

Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S Dearborn St, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Supporting Organizations: Sunrise Movement Chicago

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“What in the heck is this?” – Senator Durbin in response to reading the Green New Deal

Senator Durbin and Senator Duckworth need to know that cosponsoring the Green New Deal is NON-NEGOTIABLE. Join Sunrise Chicago in opening the eyes of our Senators to the severity of the climate crisis. You don’t want to miss this.

We will meet outside of the federal building, decked out in Sunrise gear and signs. Details to come on how we will amplify our message even further. They will not be able to ignore us.

Please join us in this crucial fight!

RSVP: https://actionnetwork.org/events/chicago-senators-gnd

SIGN THIS PETITION! Let your voice be heard. Our representatives need to know that their constituents want and need the Green New Deal!

http://bit.ly/gndpetition

No US War, No Coup on Venezuela

February 22, 2019 - 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

ABC Studios, 190 N. State, Chicago

Supporting Organizations: Sponsored by Evanston Neighbors for Peace, Chicago ALBA Solidarity, Chicago Area Peace Action, Chicago Committee Against War and Racism, Vets for Peace- Chicago, Chicago Committee Against Militarism, ANSWER Chicago,Chicago Anti-War Coalition, Comite de Justicia en Ayotzinapa

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Rally to oppose US Intervention and Coup in Venezuela

Not only did Washington openly engineer the attempted coup in Venezuela, they are now trying to salvage it from complete defeat with a story of sending “humanitarian aid” as a guise to instigate a war.
We must demand Washington respect Venezuela sovereignty and stay out of Venezuela. The corporate media here makes up fake news stories about starvation and chaos in Venezuela. It helps hide the fact that the OAS has recently voted that the only legitimate government in Venezuela is that of Nicolas Maduro. It helps to hide that the UN Security Council also recently voted the same way.

Sponsored by Evanston Neighbors for Peace, Chicago ALBA Solidarity, Chicago Area Peace Action, Chicago Committee Against War and Racism, Vets for Peace- Chicago, Chicago Committee Against Militarism, ANSWER Chicago,Chicago Anti-War Coalition, Comite de Justicia en Ayotzinapa, others

Interview with Venezuela Foreign Minister Arreaza
https://therealnews.com/stories/venezuelas-foreign-minister-washington-hijacked-guaido

Protest the Fake National Emergency

February 18, 2019 - 12 PM

Corner of NW Hwy & Main, the Stand on Every Corner (SOEC) spot Mount Prospect, IL 60056

Supporting Organizations: MoveOn

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Please join us to protest trump’s fake National Emergency. Be a part of the national outcry and make your voice heard! Bring your own sign and please keep it decent. We encourage all ages to join us.

We will be at the corner our Stand on Every Corner group uses, right in front of Submarine Express.

Glenview Presidents Day Protest Against Trump

February 18, 2019 - 12 PM

Glenview Veterans Memorial Monument Glenview, IL 60025

Supporting Organizations: MoveOn

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We will join our voices to protest Trump’s undemocratic power grab to secure his racist border wall in violation of our Constitution. Bring a sign. Bring your passion. Bring a friend. We’ll meet at the Veteran’s Memorial (on Glenview Road across from Our Lady of Perpetual Help) and walk towards the Glenview Public Library at the corner of Harlem and Glenview Rds.

Emergency protest: Stop Trump’s Power Grab

February 18, 2019 - 12 PM - 1 PM

Federal Center and Plaza, 219 S Dearborn St, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Supporting Organizations: Indivisible Chicago and PASO - West Suburban Action Project

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Mitch McConnell announced that Trump would sign the negotiated budget deal and then immediately declare a state of emergency to circumvent Congress and get additional funds for hist racist wall, and that’s exactly what happened. This is in defiance of the checks and balances put in place by the Constitution and, given that there is no emergency, is not a legal action.

While we know that this will be challenged in courts, that could take a very long time and we do not want to sit idly by waiting for the courts to act. Indivisible Chicago is part of a coalition of progressive groups, including immigration rights activists, who are joining a nationwide protest of the president’s actions.

Trump has declared a state of emergency, so we will rally at Federal Plaza at noon on February 18th. We will be joined by groups all across the nation, demonstrating to the world that we will not sit on the sidelines while the president does and end-around the constitution in a blatant power grab.

Please dress appropriately for the weather as we are expecting a cold day.

Defend Bail Reform in Cook County

February 20, 2019 - 8:30 AM - 11 AM

219 South Dearborn Street

Supporting Organizations: Chicago Community Bond Fund

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On Wednesday, February 20th, we’re going to back to court to support Thedford Garber Law in their lawsuit against Sheriff Tom Dart’s inexcusable behavior in refusing to release people from jail that judges had ordered released while awaiting trial. Join us in supporting this class action lawsuit and defending bail reform from Sheriff Dart’s attacks! Please arrive before 8:30am to ensure you have passed through security and are seated in court before proceedings begin.

Last year, CCBF worked with Thedford Garber law to support Taphia Williams. After we paid Ms. Williams’ $5,000 bond, Sheriff Tom Dart refused to release her into electronic monitoring for more than three days, citing his disagreement with the judge’s decision. In February 2018, Dart announced the implementation of unilateral reviews by his office for people whose bond conditions he found unsatisfactory in interviews with the Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune. Under that practice, Sheriff’s Office employees detained individuals even after their bonds had been paid or they are otherwise eligible for release in order to conduct additional discretionary reviews of their current charges and background.

Protest Trump’s State of the Union

February 5, 2019 - 4:30 pm

Gather State & Jackson, march to Trump Tower at 5:30

Supporting Organizations: Refuse Fascism Chicago, Degenerate Artists Against Fascism, Freedom First International,

Contact Info: chicago@refusefascism.org

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Rally and March to Trump Tower
Tuesday, February 5
4:30 pm – Meet at State and Jackson in the South Loop
5:30 pm – March to Trump Tower

On February 5, Trump will deliver the 2019 State of the Union address amid his threats to declare a national emergency or start a new government shutdown. State of the Union?! How about the state of HUMANITY?

ENOUGH of Trump and his fascist regime’s assaults on our lives, here and all over the world. Enough of the Democratic Party’s complicity with family separation and rejecting refugees. Whether Trump’s medieval wall or high tech “border security” with drones and satellites, this is “enhanced” ethnic cleansing.

Join us in the streets with the message:
To the World’s Migrants and All of Humanity,
We REFUSE to Accept a Fascist America!

Tuesday is not the day to just sit home disgusted, scream at your TV, or pretend it’s not even happening while Trump viciously demonizes migrants and promises to further shred of legal norms. Get off your couch and out of your complicity. Bring friends, noise makers, and creative visuals to sound the alarm and wake people up to stand and demand: “IN THE NAME OF HUMANITY, THE TRUMP/PENCE REGIME MUST GO!”

NO U.S. Backed Right-Wing Coup in Venezuela! Emergency Action

January 25, 2019 - 6 PM - 7 PM

ABC 7, Chicago 190 N State St, Chicago, Illinois 60601

Supporting Organizations: Answer Chicago, The Party for Socialism and Liberation Chicago, Party for Socialism and Liberation - PSl, Answer Coalition

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Emergency Action: Say No to the U.S. Orchestrated Right-Wing Coup in Venezuela! Respect Venezuela’s Sovereignty and Democracy! U.S. Out of Latin America!

The Trump administration is actively supporting an attempted right-wing coup against democratically-elected President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela. He declared recognition of an opposition right-wing, Juan Guaidó, the opening shot at “regime change.” This is extremely dangerous and we urge all peace-loving people to come out to protest U.S. coup plots and in defense of President Maduro’s government and Venezuela’s sovereignty.

The right-wing coup plotters inside Venezuela are being directed from the White House, with Pres. Donald Trump, Vice-Pres. Mike Pence, Sec. of State Mike Pompeo, and National Security Adviser John Bolton calling for Maduro’s overthrow. If the U.S. succeeds in its illegal plans, there would be a major destabilization and possible war in the region, with devastating effects for tens of millions of people in Venezuela and Latin America. For years, the U.S. government has imposed crushing economic sanctions on the country, robbing the Venezuelan people of billions in revenues, denying them food, medicine and other needs, and then cynically blaming Venezuela as being solely responsible for its economic crisis.

WHY IS THE U.S. PLOTTING AGAINST PRESIDENT MADURO AND HIS GOVERNMENT?

Ever since President Hugo Chávez took office in 1999, and with Maduro’s succession, the Bolivarian government of Venezuela has worked hard to provide for the people, creating a free healthcare system for the Venezuelan people, has built 2.5 MILLION homes that have benefited 10 million people, and built tens of new universities for free higher education. These benefits are financed by Venezuela’s oil, because the revolutionary government has guaranteed that the oil resources belong to the people, not to U.S. oil companies. Venezuela has the largest oil reserves in the world. The U.S. machinations are part of a larger regional counterrevolutionary attempt, against Nicaragua, against Cuba and all of Latin America.

THE DANGER OF A COUP IS REAL —
IT IS TIME TO SAY NO TO U.S. INTERVENTION IN VENEZUELA AND ALL LATIN AMERICA!

JOIN US IN THE ACTION TO SAY: STOP THE U.S. COUP PLOTS AGAINST PRESIDENT MADURO AND THE VENEZUELAN PEOPLE, LIFT THE ECONOMIC SANCTIONS, RESPECT VENEZUELA’S SOVEREIGNTY!

Thursday: rally to end the government shutdown!

January 24, 2019 - 12 PM - 1 PM

Federal Center and Plaza, 219 S Dearborn St, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Supporting Organizations: AFGE District 7

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The wasteful and shameful government shutdown is now in its FOURTH miserable week. The shutdown is causing needless suffering for federal employees and their families, many of whom live paycheck-to-paycheck and have already fallen behind on their rent, mortgage payments, or bills. As the shutdown continues, vital public services will come to a halt, creating an exponential increase in the cruel effects of the shutdown.

THIS NEEDS TO END. Please come and show your support for these employees and to call for an immediate end to the government shutdown!

Justice For Laquan: People Rise Up

January 22, 2019 - 12 PM - 2 PM

51st & S. Martin Luther King Drive, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Black Lives Matter Chicago, SOUL - Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation, Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, Project MARCH, Southside Together Organizing for Power - STOP, TAKE ON HATE

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From the murder of Laquan, to the cover-up, to politician’s disregard of the demands of Black Chicagoans, to the assassination of Laquan’s character in the courts, to the outrageous and unjust sentencing, the system has proven itself unwilling and unable to meet the needs and demands of Black people and all those vulnerable to the violence of the state.

Join us on MLK day – Monday, January 21st at 51st and S. MLK Drive at noon. We will rally and march in solidarity with victims and survivors of police violence. We refuse to back down! People, Rise UP! Justice for Laquan! Justice for Them All!