Students Standing with CTU

October 28, 2019 - 9 AM (719 S. State) 10 AM (City Hall)

719 S State (9 AM) and City Hall, 121 N LaSalle St, Chicago, IL 60602 (10 AM)

Supporting Organizations: Students Strike Back

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March to City Hall, then a silent sit in at City Hall. Wear your school gear! Make signs!

Teachers have been on the line for 7+ days for students. Tomorrow, it’s the students turn. We’re taking over City Hall to demand funding for our schools. CPS students, were meeting at 719 S State at 9 and marching to City Hall! Wear your school gear. Come support! #CTUSEIUstrike

Stand Up To Trump!

October 28, 2019 - 10:30 AM – 1 PM

Adams And Michigan, Chicago, Illinois 60604

Supporting Organizations: Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Chicago Jobs with Justice, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago, Southwest Suburban Immigrant Project - SSIP, PASO - West Suburban Action Project

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We will meet at 10:45am at Michigan and Adams (between the lions at the Art Institute) to March to Wacker and Wabash and arrive by 11:30am.

The most anti-immigrant president of our generation is coming to Chicago this Monday, October 28. Join us in telling Trump directly that we will not stand for his actions! We resist, and we fight back against his ALL his policies to end DACA and TPS, ban Muslims, slash refugee resettlement, create a refugee crisis on our southern border, jail children, rip families apart throughout the country, restrict access to asylum and force asylum seekers to endure dangerous conditions, curb all forms of immigration from anyone who is not white, and terrorize all vulnerable people. Trump and his racist rhetoric are not welcome here.

Chicago: Rise Up and Demand Trump & Pence Must Go!

November 9, 2019 - 1 PM

Millennium Park, 201 E Randolph St, Chicago, Illinois 60602

Supporting Organizations: Refuse Fascism Chicago, Degenerate Artists Against Fascism, Refuse Fascism

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JOIN US and DEMAND: The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go – NOW!

The time has come to launch mass, sustained, non-violent protests that come back week after week, refusing to stop until the Trump/Pence Regime has been removed from power.

**IT BEGINS: Saturday, October 19 New York & Los Angeles
** IT CONTINUES AND SPREADS: Saturday, October 26 NATIONWIDE PROTESTS – In Chicago, meet at Millennium Park, Wrigley Square, corner of Randolph & Michigan Ave, Loop

and then the next Saturday (11/2)… and the next (11/9)… and the next (11/16)…

Puerto Rico and Hong Kong show us how:

Concentration camps on the border… the earth melts and burns… the danger of war, even nuclear… white supremacy rules… fascist mobs and mass murderers… truth and science erased… the right to abortion near gone… democratic and civil rights are stripped away… THIS IS FASCISM UNFOLDING.

The Trump/Pence regime must go now because of the danger it poses to humanity. It must go now because fascism eliminates the right to dissent, undermining every aspiration and struggle for justice… it has direction and momentum that must be stopped before it becomes too late.

Impeachment hearings have begun – opening a new stage of struggle. The Trump/Pence regime and their hardcore base are gearing up and will not give up. The Democratic Party leadership refuses to utter the word Fascism and have conciliated and facilitated the assault on fundamental rights. Any illusions that “we can leave things to the Democrats” or wait til 2020 would be extremely dangerous. The only way to stop is by manifesting the power of millions in the streets. We must seize on the crisis now erupting to take history into our own hands – turning dread for the future into a force for hope.

The world as we have known it is being torn asunder. We must cast off fear and passivity because the future depends on it. Let’s refuse to allow our differences to stand in the way of rising together in an unprecedented, unrelenting mass struggle to confront the danger of a Trump/Pence fascist America.
In the Name of Humanity, We REFUSE to Accept a Fascist America!

Office hours: Wed noon to 2 pm/Friday 4 pm to 6 pm
1212 W. Balmoral, 1 block west of Broadway, Unity Lutheran
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Our Solidarity Will Defeat White Nationalism: Tree of Life Vigil

October 27, 2019 - 4:30 PM – 6 PM

Buckingham Fountain, 500 S Columbus Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60605

Supporting Organizations: Jewish Council on Urban Affairs, Bend the Arc, HIAS Immigration & Citizenship (JCFS Chicago), Makom Shalom, Mishkan, KAM Isaiah Israel, Northwestern Hillel, Silverstein Base Hillel: Lincoln Park, Temple Jeremiah

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Join us for a vigil commemorating the first anniversary of the Tree of Life shooting, in which a white nationalist gunman stormed into a Pittsburgh synagogue and murdered 11 Jews.

Together we will hold space to honor the lives lost and grieve for our Jewish family. We will connect our struggle to those of all groups under attack, and we will recommit ourselves to building a world where all of us are liberated.

Stay tuned for more details and contact JCUA Organizer Avra Shapiro ( with questions.

RSVP here:

Partners for the event include:
Bend the Arc
HIAS Immigration & Citizenship (JCFS Chicago)
Makom Shalom
KAM Isaiah Israel
Northwestern Hillel
Silverstein Base Hillel: Lincoln Park
Temple Jeremiah

Chicago Labor & Community Solidarity Rally

October 26, 2019 - 10 AM – 12 PM

Union Park, Lake & Ashland, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Illinois Federation of Teachers, Chicago Jobs with Justice, Chicago Teachers and Staff Solidarity Campaign

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Come out and support striking educators and staff from CTU and SEIU Local 73. Bring the family! There will be red and purple balloons and snacks for children.

CTU and SEIU members are on strike for the schools our students deserve! As the strike goes into its second week, it is time to show that Chicago is a Union Town and support the efforts of these courageous workers with solidarity.

(Event cover art by Nell Seggerson, CTU member on strike)

Rally in Solidarity with CTU & SEIU Local 73

October 25, 2019 - 2 PM

Buckingham Fountain, 301 S Columbus Dr, Chicago, IL 60605

Supporting Organizations: Chicago Teachers and Staff Solidarity Campaign, Chicago Jobs with Justice, Chicago Democratic Socialists of America

Stand with teachers, parents, students, and school staff across the city to fight for the schools ALL of Chicago’s children deserve. Wear RED or PURPLE or BLACK and bring a sign!


NOTE: This site supports the strike and attempts to post all large actions so more supporters can show up – we post what we can as quickly as we can!

Free Heartland Kids Friday Action

October 18, 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 Teachers Union Strike Rally

October 18, 2019 - 1:30 PM

City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations:

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Educators and frontline staff hit the picket lines for a second day today, as rank and file union members attempt to bargain a fair contract for 25,000 CTU teachers, clinicians, teaching assistants and support staff that improves learning conditions in Chicago’s 514 public schools.

CTU teachers, social workers, school nurses and other frontline staff will rally with allies at 1:30 p.m. today at City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St.

Protest: Trump in Chicago

October 28, 2019 - 11:30 AM

Wabash and Wacker (along the river)

Supporting Organizations: Indivisible Chicago

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NOTE: We may need to adjust time and location based on street closures by the Secret Service. It may not be possible to quickly email, so please keep an eye on our Facebook events for posted information.

The press is reporting that Trump will be in Chicago for a fundraiser. The last time Trump tried to come to Chicago at UIC Pavilion, the Chicago community showed up. We need to do that again. We will be ready will you?

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Trump is coming to Chicago to fund-raise. He needs to hear us loud and clear: Not in our house!

The last time Trump tried to come to Chicago at UIC Pavilion, the Chicago community showed up, forcing Trump to cancel and leave town. We need to do that again, but it’s going to take *all of us*!

This is a fluid situation with both time and location TBD. We may not know until the day of when or where we’ll be needed.

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Event Co-Sponsors

Blue Beginning
Chicago Women Take Action
Indivisible Brookfield
Indivisible DuPage
Indivisible IL9
Indivisible Illinois
Indivisible Lincoln Square
Indivisible Oak Park Area
Indivisible Western Springs
J Street Chicago
NOW Chicago
Schools Say Enough Sidewalk Challenge
St. Sabina
Women’s March Illinois

WAR is a Bi-Partisan Scandal

October 16, 2019 - 1 PM

Congressman Quigley's office, 3223 N. Sheffield Avenue

Supporting Organizations: Chicago Committee Against War and Racism and Chicago Anti-War Coalition

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Peace and justice advocates rightly criticize Trump for his threats against Iran, support for Israel’s attacks on Palestinians, and support for dictators in countries allied with the U.S.

But Trump’s foreign policy crimes are also mostly endorsed by leading Democrats, including those in the Chicago-area delegation like Congressmen Mike Quigley and Jan Schakowsky.

Those two co-sponsored a profoundly anti-civil libertarian, anti-Palestinian resolution opposing the right of people in this country to publicly advocate boycotting Israel, divesting from that country, or promoting sanctions against it.

As for obscene war spending, the entire Chicago-area Congressional delegation – Democrats all – voted this summer for the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act, authorizing record Pentagon funding of $733 billion, an increase of $16 billion over last year’s monstrous war budget.

As for drone bombing, support for the Saudi dictatorship, and oppression of Palestinians, Quigley and Schakowsky were mute when President Obama escalated President Bush’s drone bombings, established record levels of military aid to Israel, and supported the Saudi slaughter in Yemen. But with a Republican in the White House, they now make noises about things going too far.

With this month marking the anniversary of America’s longest-ever war, the U.S. invasion and occupation of Afghanistan, we invite you join us in protest at Congressmen Quigley’s and Schakowsky’s Chicago offices. We will start at 1 pm, Wednesday, October 16th at Quigley’s office, 3223 N. Sheffield Avenue. Later the same afternoon we will take the el to protest at Schakowsky’s office, 5533 N. Broadway Avenue.

Sponsored by the Chicago Committee Against War & Racism. For more information, email