Downtown Demonstration #InSolidarity W/ Drivers Across The USA

May 8, 2019 - 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

Supporting Organizations: Chicago Rideshare Advocates

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On Wednesday May 8th we will assemble on Columbus near Buckingham Fountain at 130pm. We will then do a downtown demonstration around 3pm.🚗🚘🚕🏛🌆

Chicago Rideshare Advocates will be rallying with Blackcar Drivers United and Cab Drivers United #InSolidarity with with groups across the nation:

Los Angeles (Rideshare Drivers United)
San Diego
San Francisco (Gig Workers Rising)
Philadelphia (Philadelphia Drivers Union)
DC
Minneapolis
Boston (Boston Independent Drivers Guild)

ALL CONFIRMED JOINING IN ON May 8TH!!!!

Different types of demonstrations will take place around the country! Striking, picketing, in car demonstrations at hubs, TNP lots and City Halls!

STAND UP WITH THE REST OF THE COUNTRY!!!!!!
REPRESENT CHICAGO!!!!!!!!!👊👊👊👊👊

Join as we push for a more fair, just, and safer rideshare system that works for everyone not just the corporate investors in Uber and Lyft. #DriversUnite#ShareTheFare#TransparencyNow #InSolidarity #StrikeUberLyft
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Incarcerated Mother’s Day Vigil (6th Annual)

May 5, 2019 - 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Cook County Jail, 2700 S California Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Supporting Organizations: Moms United Against Violence and Incarceration

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Join Moms United, Believers Bail Out, Black Lives Matter: Chicago, Brave Space AllianceChicago Books to Women in Prison, Chicago Community Bond Fund, Chicago Torture Justice Center, Chicago Volunteer Doulas, Chicago Workers’ Collaborative, Circles & Ciphers, CommunityCave Chicago, Liberation Library, Love & Protect, Prison and Neighborhood Arts Project, Support Ho(s)e/Justice for Alisha WalkerUptown People’s Law CenterWestside Justice Center, and more to hold vigil for incarcerated moms at Cook County Jail; Logan and Decatur women’s prisons, and in jails, prisons, and detention centers, shackled by electronic monitors, around the country. We’ll honor caregiving inside and across walls, though not all self-identify as moms.

We’ll meet on the grass median directly across from Division 5 of Cook County Jail with flowers for people visiting loved ones inside, performances, messages from moms inside, and a speaker line-up centering those who have been locked away from loved ones. We’ll share action steps and invitations to current freedom campaigns and other initiatives in solidarity with incarcerated caregivers.

We’ll collect toiletry donations* for people incarcerated at Logan prison (the largest designated women’s facility in IL) and we’ll share drop-off locations too. Thanks to the solidarity of generous supporters, we’ve collected significant quantities in previous years, so we strongly encourage folks to contact us if you or your workplace, etc plan to do a drive in solidarity: MomsUnitedChicago@gmail.com Thank you!!

The area is accessible in that there is a sidewalk to approach from and no elevation, but the grass can be difficult to maneuver if it rains.

To clarify, Moms United operates from a definition of moms that is based on caregiving in a broad sense and self-identification.

*Toiletries needed: shampoo, conditioner, soap (bar or liquid body soap), chapstick, pads, tampons, stick deodorant (no spray or powder). Full size best, but if you have travel sizes, those are very appreciated too!

Rally Against Trump’s Deportation Machine

April 24, 2019 - 5 PM - 6 PM

Thompson Center, 100 West Randolph, Chicago, IL, 60601

Supporting Organizations: Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, JCUA - Jewish Council on Urban Affairs, Instituto del Progreso Latino, Access Living, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago, PASO - West Suburban Action Project, HANA Center, Indivisible Chicago

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The Trump administration is doubling down to ramp up detention and deportation, but we’re fighting back! Join us to push for legislative solutions that will disrupt detention in Illinois, stop police from acting as ICE agents, and increases access to resources for all.

May Day March

May 1, 2019 - 11 AM - 2 PM

59th Street and Ellis, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: University of Chicago Labor Council,

Contact Info: uofc.laborcouncil@gmail.com

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Celebrate the power of working people on the South Side of Chicago!

This May Day, University workers and the broader community will march in unison to show solidarity with one another and all working people on the South Side. We will marshal at the corner of 59th and Ellis before marching together to send a message of unity and strength. The march will conclude with a rally at Levi Hall to demand fair bargaining, for workers at UChicago and beyond, and a voice in the decisions that impact all our lives.

Especially if you’re affiliated with an organization and are interested in attending, please tell us more here: http://bit.ly/MayDayUofC

Co-sponsored by:
• National Nurses United
• Graduate Students United (AFT-IFT-AAUP)
• Service Employees International Union, Local 1
• International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 743
• International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 134
• Bakery Confectionery Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers Union
• Flood’s Hall
• Tenants United
• Chicago Jobs with Justice
• Greater Chicago Industrial Workers of the World

Chicago Climate Strike

May 3, 2019 - 11AM

Southwest Corner of Grant Park, Chicago

Supporting Organizations: Youth Climate Strike US, IL Youth Climate Strike

Contact Info: illinois@youthclimatestrikeus.org

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On March 15th, over 500 people marched and rallied with Chicago youth to put pressure on our politicians to take action to address climate change.

On May 3rd, we are striking again. We cannot lose any traction we have gained since the last strike. We need to make this strike bigger, lets shoot for a thousand people!

Students choosing to sacrifice their own education and miss school for a day gets people’s attention.

Meet at the southwest corner of Grant Park(or where the lolla main stage usually is) at 11AM on Friday, May 3rd. We will then march to Federal Plaza where a rally will be held featuring many speakers.

Join this fight. People of all ages are welcome, it is appropriate for little children too! We find that the youngest children who come make the biggest impact!

For more updates, follow our social medias @climatestrikeil!

Can’t make the event? Donate to our cause at https://www.gofundme.com/usyouthclimatestrike!

Thank you for your support, we will make a difference.

STOP the Fraternal Order of Police’s Racist Agenda!

May 6, 2019 - 4 PM - 6 PM

Union Park, 1501 W Randolph St, Chicago, Illinois 60607

Supporting Organizations: The People's Lobby, SOUL - Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation, Reclaim Chicago

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The Fraternal Order of Police is a racist organization that seeks to shield their members from accountability, stop all reforms to America’s racist criminal legal system and protect the pocketbooks of its membership.

The crime and violence in poor Black and brown communities are the direct result of slavery, Jim Crow and modern-day racist institutions.

We denounce racist policing and discriminatory incarceration practices, which are the wrong (and obviously racist) responses to crime and violence. We demand investment in Black and brown communities.

Albany Park’s Walk for Peace

April 19, 2019 - 12 PM - 2 PM

Meet at corner of Albany Ave. & Argyle St.

Supporting Organizations: Israel's Gifts of Hope

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We hope you can join us in supporting the community as we honor victims of Chicago Violence on Good Friday- April 19th. We will be ending with a lunch at Christ Lutheran Church, 3253 W. Wilson Ave where there will be a chance for survivors, community members, & friends to mingle.

Everyone is welcomed to represent their loved one or organization. Feel free to bring any flyers, signs, pictures that you would like to share.

There will also be a shuttle service offered for anyone who needs a ride back to their vehicle after the event.

Hands off Assange, No Extradition!

April 13, 2019 - 1 PM - 3 PM

625 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, Illinois

Supporting Organizations: Refuse Fascism Chicago and Refuse Fascism

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Rally at 1 pm – 3 pm, Saturday, April 13, in front of the British Consulate (625 N. Michigan Ave.) to demand No Extradition of Julian Assange to Fascist America! Exposing War Crimes is Not a Crime! Free Chelsea Manning!


The arrest of Julian Assange and his indictment by the US is a major attack on journalism, independent media, and whistle blowers. The U.S. is attempting to prosecute – and persecute – a foreign journalist for “aiding and abetting” “espionage” simply for publishing unauthorized disclosures of its own criminal war activities. And all of this is going forward now as part of escalating a fascist program that includes assaults on the media (“fake news”), dissent, science and truth itself.

NOW is the time to say publicly NO! We refuse to accept a fascist America, in the name of humanity and the planet!

Endorsed by:
Friends of Wikileaks Chicago

*Message us if your group would like to endorse*

We recommend Kevin Gosztola‘s piece from Shadowproof:
https://shadowproof.com/2019/04/11/justice-department-charges-julian-assange-with-computer-crime-but-alleges-conspiracy-to-abet-espionage/

Free Gerald Reed – Pack the Courtroom!

April 12, 2019 - 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

George N Leighton Criminal Court, 2650 S. California Ave 2650 S California Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Supporting Organizations: Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression

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#FreeGeraldReed THIS FRIDAY Friday April 12th, 2019

8:30am PROTEST & PRESS CONFERENCE,
outside Cook County CourtHouse 2650 S California Ave, Chicago IL

9:30am PACK THE COURTROOM RM 604

Upcoming protest for #FreeGeraldReed, we must stand in solidarity with Gerald Reed’s family to demand that Gerald Reed be released immediately!

In Dec 2018 Judge Gainer overturned Gerald’s false conviction, ruling he was tortured by police into false confession. 28 yrs in prison for crime he did not commit, Gerald fought 26 yrs to finally get surgery to partially fix the extensive damage caused by the police torture

Special Prosecutors Milan, & his cohorts at the private law firm ORouke & Moody, are denying Gerald his constitutional right to bail. Gerald has spent the last 4 months in Cook County Jail, he has since a suffered mild heart attack and desperately needs a second operation so he can at least hope to walk again. Over the past weekend he was taken by ambulance to Stroger Hospital, after a very severe attack of flu with an intense fever (most recent diagnosis), he was returned to CCJ on Monday, very weak but thankfully feeling a bit better.

Since Gerald’s was conviction overturned, there has been 7 hearings of useless delays, SP Milan spent weeks apparently appealing Gainer’s ruling to the Appellate court, he has since withdrawn this appeal. Meanwhile Gerald’s torture continues and his health deteriorates. Attend the protest to demand that this active pursuit of injustice end immediately, then pack the courtroom!

Freedom & Justice for Gerald Reed and all the torture survivors
#FreeEmAll #FreeGeraldReed

Day of Action Against Rahm’s TIF Handouts for Lincoln Yards

April 10, 2019 - 10:30 AM - 12 PM

Chicago City Hall 2nd Floor, 121 N La Salle

Supporting Organizations: Grassroots Collaborative

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Join us between 9am-12 noon at City Hall for a day of action to STOP Rahm as he tries to give away $2 billion that should be going to our schools and communities!

8:30 AM – Gather at City Hall
9:00 AM- Press Conference, 2nd Floor
9:30 AM – Rally at City Council – Rahm’s Last Meeting and the Final Votes on Lincoln Yards