Mobilize and Defend Our Reproductive Rights

October 2, 2021 - 11:30 AM

Richard J. Daley Center, 50 W Washington, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Many ~ see post

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The Supreme Court has failed millions of Texans. In the dead of the night, the Supreme Court turned its back on 50 years of precedent, rendering Roe v. Wade effectively meaningless in the state. This is unprecedented and we can’t let it stand.

Right now, abortion is virtually inaccessible for patients across Texas. The vast majority of people in Texas seeking an abortion are being denied care and patients are already being forced to travel to other states, including Illinois, to get the high-quality, compassionate care they need — and deserve.

This Texas law sets a dangerous legal precedent and could clear a path for states to override people’s constitutional rights. If the courts let this bill stand we can expect to see similar bills introduced in states across the country. With nearly 600 restrictions introduced, 2021 is already the worst year for state legislative attacks on abortion since Roe.

This is the loudest alarm yet that abortion rights are in grave danger, in Texas and nationwide. And we, alongside our partners, are fighting back and we won’t back down. We will continue to fight this in the courts and we are taking to the streets.* * * * *

Join us in Chicago, Illinois on Saturday, October 2, when Planned Parenthood and more than 90 other organizations march in all 50 states.
RSVP: http://bit.ly/DefendAbortionAccessCHI

We ask that attendees:
* Wear a mask and practice social distancing
* Do not engage with counter-protesters
* * * * *We must fight city by city, state by state, to ensure that all people can still access the health care they need. We cannot allow the reality of Texas to become the reality of this country.

TAKE ACTION NOW:
– Join us on Impactive: http://app.impactive.io/…/planned-parenthood-of
– Sign the petition: Text SB8 to 22422 or visit wearepp.org/SB8
– Make a donation: Text “Texas” to 22422 or visit wearepp.org/Texas

We are proud to be partnering with:
Access Living
Chicago Abortion Fund
Chicago for Abortion Rights
Chicago Now
Chicago Women Take Action
Equality Illinois
Gay Liberation Network
Illinois National Organization for Women
Individual Chicago
Individual Illinois
Men4Choice
National Council of Jewish Women Chicago North Shore
National Council of Jewish Women South Cook
Personal PAC
Planned Parenthood of Illinois
Reproductive Transparency Now
She Votes Illinois
The Clinic Vest Project
Women Employed
Women’s March Chicago
Women’s March Illinois

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.

March With The Coalition for Peace

June 21, 2021 - 11 AM - 3 PM

121 N LaSalle, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: GoodKidsMadCity, and others (see graphic)

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Show up to support Black & brown folks as we demand an END to gun violence and the passing of the Peace Book/Community Restoration Ordinance. We need resources for mental health care, housing, healing, restorative justice, etc., NOT cops and surveillance!

Movement Memorial for Mike Siviwe Elliott

June 19, 2021 - 5 PM - 8 PM

5300 S Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression

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Celebrate the life of Mike Siviwe Elliott, a cherished fighter for Black liberation and the working class, on June 19th from 5-8 PM. All are welcome.

FB Event: https://buff.ly/3pNkg9J

Full Statement: https://buff.ly/3xkvipu