Justice for Shireen

May 15, 2022 - 2 PM

Ida B Wells & Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Chicago Coalition for Justice in Palestine, SJP Chicago & Others

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Join @sjpchicago and the Chicago Coalition for Justice in Palestine in PROTESTING 74 years of ongoing Nakba in Palestine and honoring the death of Shireen Abu Akleh on Sunday, May 15th at Michigan Ave and Ida B Wells Drive at 2PM. We cannot sit in silence while our brothers and sisters in Palestine continue to suffer, we must rise together and SHUT IT DOWN!

Rally for Abortion Justice: CHICAGO

May 14, 2022 - 9:30 AM

Union Park, 1501 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60606

Supporting Organizations: Illinois NOW & Many others - see post for full list

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The leaked draft from the Supreme Court revealed the court’s intention to completely overturn Roe v. Wade, leaving millions of people across our country without legal access to essential health care. We are furious that the Supreme Court plans to ignore half a century of settled law and we know you are, too.

Join us and our coalition partners to RALLY FOR ABORTION JUSTICE in Chicago’s Union Park on Saturday, May 14, starting at 9:30 a.m.

Right now, abortion is still legal under Roe — and we’ll keep fighting to keep it that way.

The Rally for Abortion Justice Coalition:

ACLU of Illinois
Chicago Abortion Fund
Chicago for Abortion Rights
Chicago NOW
Chicago Women Take Action
Democratic Women of McDonough County
Equality Illinois
Illinois Democratic Women
Illinois NOW
Indivisible Chicago
Indivisible Illinois
Macomb Pride
Men4Choice
Personal PAC
Planned Parenthood Illinois Action
Planned Parenthood of Illinois
Racial Justice Coalition of West Central IL
Reproductive Health Access Project
Reproductive Transparency Now!
She Votes Illinois

We Won’t Go Back: Rally to Defend Abortion Right

May 7, 2022 - 12 PM

Federal Plaza, 219 S. Dearborn, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Chicago for Abortion Rights, Chicago NOW, Gay Liberation Network, IL NOW, Women's March Chicago & others

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The once unthinkable is upon us: someone leaked a draft Supreme Court decision that would overturn Roe v. Wade and throw us at the mercy of the states when it comes to legal abortion access. Thanks to our hard work and dedicated activism, Illinois citizens’ reproductive rights are protected – for now. But we must mobilize in support of safe, legal abortion for every American who needs one. Abortion is health care, and health care is a right!

Join local activists on Saturday, May 7 in Federal Plaza to channel your rage and sorrow into concrete action, and to find out what you can do right now to fight back.

Abortion Rights Contingent in May Day March for Labor & Immigrant Rights

May 1, 2022 - 10 AM

Union Park, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Chicago for Abortion Rights & many others - details in post text

Contact Info: chi4abortionrights@gmail.com

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On May Day, join the contingent to Defend Roe and Extend Abortion Rights & Access in the May Day March for Labor & Immigrant Rights!

The right to choose abortion is hanging by a thread.

This spring the Supreme Court threatens to further gut or possibly overturn the Roe v. Wade court decision legalizing abortion.

At a time when mass movements in Latin America and elsewhere have forged international solidarity and won greater freedom for women and gender-nonconforming people to control their own bodies, the U.S. threatens to do the opposite—force women to carry unwanted pregnancies to term or seek illegal and dangerous abortions.

If we lose the right to safe and legal abortions, the enemies of women won’t stop there. The same forces opposing abortion oppose birth control and support for families with children; they attack LGBTQ rights, unions, and #BlackLivesMatter while approving vicious treatment of immigrants and refugees.

They must not win!

So please join us on Sunday, May 1st! Cosponsored by Chicago for Abortion Rights, the CDSA SocFems, Chicago Feminist Action, Chicago NOW, Chicago Socialist Alternative, Clinic Vest Project, Gay Liberation Network, Illinois Choice Action Team, Refuse Fascism-Chicago

Assemble: 10 am, Union Park, corner of Randolph St & Ashland Ave,

Chicago (just south of the “Ashland” Green & Pink lines El station) for a rally before March

March: 11:30 AM

To find our contingent, Look for the green signs and banners!

Earth Day Student Protest

April 22, 2022 - 2:30 PM

Buckingham Fountain to Federal Plaza, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Chicago Climate Youth Coalition, Chi-RADS, Sunrise Chicago, Grassroots Collaborative, Climate Reality Chicago

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Chicago Climate Youth Coalition is organizing a strike, march and rally as an Earth Day Student Protest to demand green schools for Chicago. The action begins at Buckingham Fountain at 2:30 and there will be a march to Federal Plaza and a rally there at 4:30. Please join us for the march and/or rally.

In addition the the Chicago Climate Youth Coalition, the action is bein supported by Chi-RADS, Sunrise Chicago, Grassroots Collaborative, Climate Reality Chicago, IL Green New Deal Coalition, and Indivisible Chicago.

Rally For Trans Lives at the Daley Center

March 31, 2022 - 3 PM - 4:30 PM

50 W Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602

Supporting Organizations: SOUL - Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation, Chicago Therapy Collective and Brave Space Alliance

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Brave Space Alliance in partnership with the Chicago Therapy Collective and SOUL are hosting a “Rally for Trans Lives” as a healing space for individuals to commune in light of the most recent deaths of Elise Malary, Tatiana Whetstone and all those in our Trans community that have been missing or murdered in years prior and current.

We will also be presenting the city of Chicago with a report card addressing its lack of support in Trans rights and the ways in which we can hold them accountable.

Hold Rep. Quigley Accountable for War Profiteering!

March 4, 2022 - 12 PM

3223 N Sheffield , Chicago, IL 60657

Supporting Organizations: CODE Pink and many others - see post details

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On March 4th, we will be rallying outside of Rep Mike Quigley’s office in Chicago calling him out for his votes to increase Pentagon spending – a move that benefits his campaign donors like Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Boeing and more. We will be in front of his office with the big checks written to him by war profiteers and joining the national calls for a War Powers Resolution for Yemen. Help us hold Rep. Quigley accountable! 

The rally will be an hour then organizers will be traveling to Sean Casten’s office in Glen Ellyn for a similar protest. Please coordinate your own transportation if you would like to join us in front of Casten’s office as well! 

Cosponsors:

Students for Justice in Palestine DePaul
Black Alliance for Peace
Chicago Committee Against War and Racism
Chicago Area Peace Action
Chicago Area Peace Action DePaul 
Democratic Socialists of America – Chicago 
Young Communist League 
Divest Quigley 
Medicare 4 Mike 

March for Abortion Rights for International Women’s Day

March 5, 2022 - 12 PM

3656 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60613-4316, United States

Supporting Organizations: Chicago For Abortion Rights & Many Others (see post details)

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A march for EVERYONE to demand that the Supreme Court keep its “Hands off our Bodies!” We demand they “Uphold Roe!” WEAR GREEN in solidarity with ABORTION RIGHTS EVERYWHERE!!

On March 5th, the Saturday before International Women’s Day, please join us for a march in the LGBTQ community formerly known as “Boystown” as we defend the right to abortion throughout the country for women and gender non-conforming people.

The right to control our own bodies is one that LGBTQ people hold dear. After centuries of church and state attempts to sanction and control us, we know that rightwing attempts to destroy abortion rights, regardless of whether we can become pregnant ourselves, are an existential threat to us all.

If we lose the right to legal abortion, all of us will find a host of other rights soon on the chopping block. For those leading the attack on abortion are the same people who denounce #BlackLivesMatter and barely conceal their contempt for LGBTQ people, immigrants and refugees. They’re the same people opposing voting rights, union rights and the social services that would begin to address the gaping inequalities in this country.

Faced with these attacks on multiple fronts, we cannot remain “siloed” in our individual movements. That’s the way to piecemeal defeat. Instead, we must rebuild the intersectional struggles that gave us legal abortion across the county in 1973..

The 1960s and early 1970s was an era that saw LGBTQs fight for our rights and at the same time support the Black Panthers fighting racism. The Black Panthers not only opposed racist police violence, they organized against the US war in Vietnam. Women organizing in the civil rights and anti-war movements were inspired to establish a radical women’s rights movement.

This is our legacy from the ‘60s era. Solidarity works! It’s a legacy that the rightwing fears, hates and has been working for decades to destroy.

Solidarity among grass-root movements is the way forward. Rather than depend on politicians with their fingers always to the wind or on unreliable, rightwing courts, the way to defend and expand our rights today is unity in action.

So join us on March 5th as we march in the neighborhood formerly known as “Boystown” to demand, “Defend Roe! Stop the attacks on abortion and all reproductive rights!”

Initiated by Chicago For Abortion Rights and co-hosted by:
Chicago NOW
Clinic Vest Project
Freedom Road Socialist Organization-Chicago
Gay Liberation Network
Illinois Choice Action Team
Illinois Single Payer Coalition
Physicians for a National Health Program-Illinois
Party for Socialism and Liberation Chicago
Pride Without Prejudice
Radical Women-U.S.
Refuse Fascism Chicago
Reproductive Transparency Now