No Fascists in Chicago!

September 18, 2021 - 12 PM - 3 PM

Michigan & Monroe, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Chicago Democratic Socialists of America

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Upcoming ANTIFASCIST COUNTERDEMO this Saturday the 18th from 12-3pm.The Proud Boys & co are holding a rally near Millennium Park in support of the Jan 6th DC capitol rioters.

The CDSA Antifascist Working Group, PSL, and others are staging a counter-demo. Please bring noisemakers and bikes!

We’re gonna try and out-shout and out-propagandize the fash.
We will be bringing some antifascist lit to distribute. Our intention is not to do direct confrontation with the fascists, and to try to avoid physical confrontation if possible.

But to be prepared to stick together and move together if necessary. We are trying to get the word out about this as much as possible so that we can have strength in numbers!
Please share this flyer widely on social media.

See you there!

Emergency Protest: Bans Off Our Bodies!!!!

September 10, 2021 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Federal Plaza, 230 S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60604

Supporting Organizations: North/Northwest Suburban Chicago Chapter of the National Organization for Women

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The Supreme Court’s refusal to block the Texas law banning abortions and deputizing vigilantes to enforce it is an unprecedented intrusion into the constitutional rights of women and a stunning attack on the rule of law.  This article in The Guardian is one of the best to be published about it.  And here’s Justice Sotomayor’s dissent, the Tribune editorial, and Rex Huppke’s Trib column.

We’re all coming together in two emergency protests:  this Friday September 10th at 12 noon, at Federal Plaza in downtown Chicago and at the federal courthouse in Springfield, and then … and this one will be HUGE … on Saturday October 2nd … in downtown Chicago, in Washington, and in major cities all across the country.

It’s time to come together to demand:  Abortion On Demand and Without Apology.  See you there … this Friday … bring your masks … and bring signs.

Mobilize and Defend Our Reproductive Rights

October 2, 2021 - TBD

TBD

Supporting Organizations: Women's March

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On October 2, we’re marching in every single state ahead of the Supreme Court reconvening on October 4. Women’s March and more than 90 other organizations, including National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, Planned Parenthood, SHERO Mississippi, Mississippi in Action, Access Reproductive Care-Southeast, The Frontline, Working Families Party, and SisterSong, are organizing a national call to mobilize and defend our reproductive rights.

Abortion has never been fully accessible, but we are at the risk of losing our reproductive freedom completely. The call to action is clear, and urgent. The relentless attacks from Texas to Mississippi are ramping up quickly. Anti-choice extremists have a deep desire to return to a time when there was more clear and effective domination and control over queer and trans folks, women, and people of color; they want to revive those old values and societal norms to the point of re-acceptance. The authoritarian agenda of reproductive control is fueled by misogyny and racism – and we must challenge it, together.

On October 2, we’re going to send the Supreme Court and lawmakers across the country a clear, unified message. The attack on our reproductive rights will not be tolerated.

We have this opportunity to invite all the people that know us and love us into this important movement and work united as we build something better for our families and communities. As a small powerful group tries to come for our human rights over and over again, we’ll never let go of our vision of reproductive justice; for unfettered abortion access and everything we need to support and grow our families to thrive and live healthy lives.

This is your fight. This is our fight. This impacts all of us. Take the pledge today. Rise up wherever you are on October 2.

Rally to Support Nabisco Workers’ Strike

September 4, 2021 - 12 PM - 1 PM

7300 S Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60629-3534, United States

Supporting Organizations: Chicago Democratic Socialists of America

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Since August 10th, Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) workers at the Nabisco factory in Portland, Oregon have been on strike for basic healthcare protections, a livable wage, and a safe and respectful workplace. Since August 19th, over 300 workers at the factory at 7300 S Kedzie in Chicago have joined them, picketing outside the factory 24 hours a day.

On Saturday, September 4th, the workers are rallying outside the factory at 7300 S Kedzie at 12:00pm and Chicago DSA Labor Branch is coming out to support! Please fill out this form if you are able to join: tinyurl.com/NabiscoRally

The rally ends at 1pm but food and music to follow!

Sitting on Billions

July 28, 2021 - 8:45 AM

Chicago Board of Education, 42 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: CTU

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Chicago Teachers Union leaders, City Council members, rank-and-file educators and community partners are holding an informational picket and press conference at 8:45 a.m. tomorrow at the Chicago Board of Education to present budget concerns around school staffing, capital improvements and long-term district sustainability.

WE CAN’T WAIT: March and rally to win citizenship for all and stop deportations NOW

July 8, 2021 - 4 PM

100 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

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Last year, Black, Brown, and immigrant communities turned out to reject the racist and anti-immigrant Trump administration, while demanding policies that affirm the humanity of our communities and that allow us to thrive.

But six months into the Biden Administration, even with a new Congress, we’re seeing more of the same. The president and Congress so far have not held up their promises — deportations are still happening, ICE is still conducting raids, and there is still no relief for 11 million people without immigration status.

As we push for transformational change, we are calling on President Biden and Congress to take immediate action to ensure our families and communities can live free from fear. RIGHT NOW, we demand:

  • CONGRESS: Include a pathway to citizenship in budget reconciliation and defund ICE NOW
  • PRESIDENT BIDEN: Stop all deportations IMMEDIATELY, and release the new memo on prosecutorial discretion to keep our families together

Time is running out for Congress to take action on immigration, and it is way past time for President Biden to reel in ICE. Senator Durbin, Senator Duckworth, members of Congress, and President Biden need to hear from our communities NOW!

On Thursday, JULY 8, we need YOU to join us and show that we are united in the demand for transformative change for our communities that starts with citizenship for ALL, defunding ICE, and stopping deportations NOW.

Join us for a rally at 4pm on July 8, at the Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph! After the rally we will MARCH. Can you be there?

PLEASE WEAR A MASK EVEN IF VACCINATED as COVID variants continue to spread. Social distancing will be observed.

Rally for Election Protection: It’s all on the line

July 10, 2021 - 1 PM - 4 PM

Logan Square Park, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Indivisible Chicago, ACLU of Illinois and Activate:chi

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Join Indivisible Chicago, ACLU of Illinois, and Activate:Chi to learn how YOU can take action to pass the For the People Act and end the filibuster. We will have speakers, music, food trucks, and activity booths where you can help make a difference on the spot!

In November we took action to defeat Trump and win the House, Senate, and White House hoping to advance reforms on many issues: racial equity, everyday gun violence, immigration, climate change, criminal justice, voting rights, and more.

Now our opponents are attacking the very core of our movement by suppressing the freedom to vote throughout the county. If we want to pass meaningful reform we must raise our voice, end the filibuster, protect our vote, and advance our progressive agenda before it is too late.

We MUST pass the For the People Act to secure our freedom to vote–not only for ourselves but our posterity as well.

It’s all on the line. The Deadline for Democracy is here.

They Denied – We Will Defend Our Right to Stop Police Crimes

June 23, 2021 - 9 AM

100 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression

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After having our democratic rights trampled by obstruction in the Public Safety committee, the fight for community control and civilian oversight continues on. We will not allow a handful of white alder people on the northside to stand in the way of Black and brown liberation! We will continue to fight for ECPS AND the referendum to end CPD terror and impunity. Debra Silverstein, Tom Tunney, Samantha Nugent, and Michele Smith chose their position in history. Alongside the Mayor, they chose to stand against the people demanding our democratic right to determine who polices our communities and how our communities are policed. We need EVERYONE to join us this coming Wednesday at City Hall. This fight is far from over, and we need these alders to know: we see your obstruction, your weak attempt to halt and reverse the motion of progress, but Chicago is ready to move forward, with or without you.