Joyful Resistance: March For Our Hoods

July 29, 2017 - 12 PM

Plaza Tenochtitlan, 1800 S Blue Island Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Supporting Organizations: Pilsen Alliance, plus many others

Contact Info:

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Come celebrate and defend your hood in Joyful Resistance.

Bring your memories!
Bring Children!
Bring your Hood Pride!
Bring Instruments!
Bring food!
Bring your joy!

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Join Chicago residents from across the city as we unite against the taking of homes and resources, whitewashing of culture and the corporatization of black and brown communities.

Únese con residentes de Chicago de todos vecindarios en contra de la pérdida de casas y recursos sociales, el emblanquecimiento de la cultura y la privatización de las comunidades de color.

Pilsen, Uptown, Humboldt Park, Wicker Park, Little Village, Albany Park and Hyde Park and all other hoods threatened by the wave of gentrification.

The recent destruction of Casa Aztlán’s historic murals were a call to action!

¡La destrucción reciente de los murales históricos de Casa Aztlán fue una llamada al accion!

Stand in SOLIDARITY with displaced people around the world!

¡Camina en SOLIDARIDAD con los desplazados del mundo!

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– Majority Affordable Housing by Community Standards
– Rent Control
– Preservation of Cultural Sites and Murals
– Accountability from Elected Officials, Community Organization, Developers and Gentrifying Residents
– Basic Human Rights including Health both Western and Natural, Education, Housing and Autonomous Community Centers


– Una Mayoría de Viviendas Assesibles Según Estándares Comunitarios
– Rentas Estabilizadas
– Preservacion de sitios Culturales y Murales
– Respuestas de los Oficiales Electos, Organizaciones Comunitarias, Desarolladors de Bienes Raices y los Nuevos Residentes Gentrificadores
– Derechos Humanos Basicos incuyendo Salud incluyendo la Medicina Natural, Educacion, Vivienda y Centros Comunitarias Autonomas

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We will gather in all of our hood happiness for a rally until 1PM when we will begin a march through the beautiful barrio of Pilsen before heading to Harrison Park for a community picnic with music, healing, art and popular education.

Plaza Tenochtitlán
Blue Island & 18th Street

12:00PM Rally

1:00PM March / Marcha

3PM Community Picnic at Harrison Park 19th Street & Damen

– Art Activity w/ Victoria Martinez & Pilsen Outpost
– Free Healing Sessions
– Popular Education Workshop: What is Gentrification?
– Memory Bank for the Pilsen neighborhood

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Partners and Supporters:

Pilsen Alliance
Young, Latinx & Proud
Chicago Boricua Resistance
Cultura in Pilsen
For the People Artists Collective
Autonomous Tenants Union
Calles y Sueños – Chicago
Fuerza del Sol – Justice Task Force
Justicia en Ayotzinapa Comité Chicago
Calles y Sueños – Chicago

Everyday People from the hood

Email: for info on how to participate or collaborate

Die-in for Improved Medicare for All

July 28, 2017 - 5 PM - 6:30 PM

Federal Plaza, 230 S. Dearborn, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Illinois Single Payer Coalition & Many Others

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Tell Senator Dick Durbin: Stand up for our healthcare, and demand national Improved Medicare for All!

Deaths per year due to a lack of health insurance:
– 50,000 people under the Republican healthcare bills
– 29,000 under the Affordable Care Act,
– Zero under HR 676 Expanded and Improved Medicare for All.

We know Medicare for All is the only way to provide quality, affordable coverage to everyone. Medicare and Medicaid were signed into law on July 30, 1965. It’s time to finish the job! Improve Medicare and expand it to all! Everybody in, nobody out!

We need our elected leadership, including Senator Durbin, to stand up for our health and our lives. Let’s show this impact by ‘dying’ outside of his Chicago and Springfield offices.

*Please wear black if you can.

Illinois Single Payer Coalition
Chicago Democratic Socialists of America
Chicago Jobs with Justice
Gay Liberation Network
Fox Valley Citizens for Peace & Justice
DuPage County Progressives
Health Over Profit
Kane County Revolution
National Nurses United
Nurses for Social Justice
Our Revolution – Illinois Berniecrats
People Demanding Action
Physicians for a National Health Program Illinois
Progressive Democrats of America – Illinois
Progressives of Kane County
Rush American Medical Student Association
Southern Illinois People for Progress
Students for a National Health Program, Rush and U of C Chapters


July 29, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Federal Plaza, 219 S. Dearborn, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Women's March - Illinois

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‘Our Lives on the Line’ is a massive nationwide day of action to uplift the voices of the millions of Americans whose health care will be ripped away if Congressional Republicans continue with their plan to give more power to big insurance companies and undermine affordable, quality care.

Millions of Americans have spoken out about what the health care repeal would mean for them and their families—and their voices were heard. Even so, Congressional Republicans will continue to move forward with their plan to strip health care from millions of people. The fight to protect every American’s access to quality, affordable health care has never been more critical. On Saturday, July 29, thousands of people across the United States will gather as part of “Our Lives on the Line”, a massive, nationwide day of action that will be show of force against plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act and send a clear message to Republicans in Congress: we won’t forget the votes you took and your continued attacks against the health, safety, and economic stability of your constituents.

This is the Chicago rally in solidarity with the National event in D.C. and the dozens of events nationwide. At the event, we will have leaders from the progressive and health care communities organizing to take a stand against the Republican repeal bill and send a clear message to Congress: our lives are on the line! We will also hear stories from individuals who will be adversely impacted by the cuts to healthcare as proposed in this Senate healthcare bill.

The day of action will also include a national event in Washington, D.C. and dozens of rallies across the country.

National partners in this action include:


More details of speakers and endorsing organizations for the Chicago action will be added soon.

Palos Township Meeting #2: Hate Has No Home Here!

August 14, 2017 - 6 PM - 8 PM

10802 S Roberts Rd, Palos Hills, IL 60465

Supporting Organizations: TAKE ON HATE and Arab American Family Services (AAFS)

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-Keep up the momentum!
Share articles, photos, and posts about the rally on all social media platforms and tag us. Don’t letthe media or the township forget about this.

-Be informed!
Yesterday was a testament to the power of local politics. Educated yourself about the Palos Township board, what they do, and what they stand for. Our community will continue to take a stand against hate, so keep your eye out for any form of bigotry from those who claim to serve us.

-The fight isn’t over!
Brannigan has refused to resign or apologize for the statements she has made, despite the community’s pressure. We want to show Palos Township that we will continue to mobilize until she is held accountable. We plan to be at every public township board meeting until Brannigan, an elected official, leaves her post by the demand of the people. She does not represent OR respect us.


Hate Has No Home In Our Community, Palos Township!

July 10, 2017 - 6 PM - 8 PM

10802 S Roberts Rd, Palos Hills, IL 60465

Supporting Organizations: TAKE ON HATE and Arab American Family Services (AAFS)

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The most recent hate rhetoric spewed on social media by current Palos Township Trustee, Sharon Brannigan, targeting Middle Eastern students, is concerning to all residents of Palos Township. Make no mistake, hate rhetoric spewed from our elected officials during our current political climate is contributing to the spike of hate crimes against Arabs, Muslims, LatinX, Black, LGBTQIA and many other marginalized communities.

Palos Township, which includes Bridgeview, Hickory Hills, Orland Park, Palos Heights, Palos Hills, Palos Park, Willow springs and Worth, is the home for one of the largest Arab Communities in the U.S.. We look with pride to diversity of our township, the unique characteristics of our neighborhoods, and the personal stamp of every group that has found a home here. Arab Americans and Muslim Americans within the Palos Township are hardworking families who contribute to the social fabric of our society on daily basis just like their neighbors and fellow residents who strive for better opportunities for their families and children.

Join us Monday, July 10th at 6PM to rally and attend the Township meeting as we stand together in unity against hate in all its forms, demanding answers from Palos Township trustees and officials.

#TakeOnHate #TakeOnHateChi #TakeOnHateSW #ItsOurHomeToo

The effort is convened by:
AM Vote Pac
Arab American Action Network
Arab American Democratic Club
Arab American Family Services
Kiswani Law, P.C.
Law Offices of Reem Odeh
MPower Change
Take On Hate
Along with community members and activists

إن أحدث خطاب للكراهية نُشر على وسائل التواصل الاجتماعي من قبل نائبة مجلس بيلوس البلدي الحالي، شارون برانيغان، الذي يستهدف طلاب الشرق الأوسط، يُشكّل قلقا لجميع سكان بلدة بيلوس. تأكّد بأننا لا نخطئ عندما نقول أن خطاب الكراهية الذي ينبعث من مسؤولينا المنتخبين خلال وضعنا السياسي الحالي، أنه يسهم في ارتفاع جرائم الكراهية ضد العرب والمسلمين واللاتين والأسود والمثليين والمجموعات المهمشة الأخرى.

بلدية بيلوس ، والتي تشمل بريدجيفيو، هيكوري هيلز، أورلاند بارك، بيلوس هايتس، بيلوس هيلز، بيلوس بارك، ويلو سبرينغز، وورث، هي موطن لأحد أكبر المجتمعات العربية في الولايات المتحدة ونحن نفتخر لتنوع بلدتنا، والخصائص الفريدة لأحيائنا، والطابع الشخصي لكل مجموعة وجدت منزلا هنا. الأميركيون العرب والأمريكيون المسلمون داخل بلدة بيلوس هم من العائلات الدؤوبة التي تساهم في النسيج الاجتماعي لمجتمعنا على أساس يومي، تماما مثل جيرانهم وزملائهم المقيمين الذين يسعون جاهدين لتوفير فرص أفضل لأسرهم وأطفالهم.

انضموا إلينا يوم الاثنين 10 يوليو في الساعة السادسة مساء لمظاهرة وحضور اجتماع البلدة ونحن نقف معا كوحدة ضد الكراهية بجميع أشكالها، مطالبين بإجابات من أمناء بلدة بيلوس ومسؤوليها.
#TakeOnHate #TakeOnHateChi #TakeOnHateSW #ItsOurHomeToo

تم عقد الجهود المبذولة من قبل:
AM Vote Pac
Arab American Action Network
Arab American Democratic Club
Arab American Family Services
Kiswani Law, P.C.
Law Offices of Reem Odeh
MPower Change
Take On Hate
بالإضافة إلى أعضاء المجتمع والنشطاء.

Pro-Life Action League Counter Protest

July 13, 2017 - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

191st and Lagrange (Mokena)

Supporting Organizations: Southwest Suburban Activists

Contact Info:

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Images of aborted fetuses will be displayed on large signs at busy intersections throughout the south suburbs on Thursday, which will be the fifth day of the Pro-Life Action League’s “pro-life” campaign.

Join us for an afternoon of exercising our freedom of speech and advocating for a separation of COOCH and state! Please feel free to make posters – we want to be better than the bloody gore they’re using to push their agenda!

(I’ve never organized an event like this before…so let’s work together to plan and make this come together!)

Handmaids For HB 40

July 13, 2017 - 12 PM - 1 PM

Thompson Center, 100 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Indivisible Chicago

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#SignHB40 #Handmaids4HB40

The Handmaids are coming to the Thompson Center on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 12PM to tell Governor Rauner he must sign HB40. We want to deliver an important statement to him: We are standing up for reproductive rights for Illinois women.

Please consider being a virtual Handmaid and raise your voice to send a powerful message to Governor Rauner that we won’t go back. We are calling on communities across Illinois to support and amplify the Handmaids protest. Let’s create a media storm on July 13th directed at his office.

Listed below are calls to action that you can participate in throughout the day:
* Facebook sample posts and images:
* Twitter sample tweets and images:
* Phone Scripts:
* Instagram images:
* Postcards:
* Please use the hashtags #SignHB40 #Handmaids4HB40

Thank you!

RALLY for a Fully Funded HUD: Housing is a Human Right

July 6, 2017 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Chicago Federal Building, 219 S Dearborn St, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Supporting Organizations: Jane Addams Senior Caucus and ONE Northside

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Join us for the #NoCuts to HUD National Day of Action. The Trump Administrations proposed 2018 budget will cut the Department of Housing and Urban Development by $6.2 Billion leading to higher rents, less money for the repair and maintenance of public buildings and the elimination of Community Development Block Grant funding that benefits public services in Chicago such as Meals on Wheels, Public Broadcasting, and the Golden Diner senior meals program.

We in the #NoCuts Coalition believe that HUD’s budget is underfunded and support closing tax loopholes for the rich in order to achieve a fully funded budget that supports the millions of American seniors, families, and young people that desperately need and deserve housing and community investment through HUD programs.

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Trump/Pence Regime Must Go! Chicago

July 15, 2017 - 12 PM - 4 PM

NE Corner Michigan Ave and Congress, Chicago

Supporting Organizations:

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July 15, 2017 Nationwide Protests – in Chicago:
12 Noon * NE Corner of Michigan Ave & Congress

Contact Refuse Fascism Chicago to make your organization a partner or co-sponsor of July 15.
Read the full call to action here:
Immigrants are full human beings, not “illegals” or criminals, to be demonized, terrorized, hunted down, locked up, and thrown out.

NO! We will not accept the cruel and brutal future of the Trump/Pence Regime … they must GO!

Muslims and refugees are full human beings, not people to be shunned, banned, and cast out to be swallowed up by oceans and wars. NO! We will not accept the cruel and brutal future of the Trump/Pence Regime . . . they must GO!

Black and Latino people are full human beings, not people to be denied the right even to live, gunned down by the police with impunity, incarcerated in genocidal numbers, and denied basic rights. NO! We will not accept the cruel and brutal future of the Trump/Pence Regime . . . they must GO!

The people of every country are full human beings, and not collateral damage to be subjected to massive bombing, invasions, occupations, the danger of nuclear war, and a program of “America First” that would bludgeon them into submission.

NO! We will not accept the cruel and brutal future of the Trump/Pence Regime . . . they must GO!

The children, elderly and poor of this country, as in every country, should have food for sustenance, health care to live, homes to live in, and not be denied with cruel calculation for the benefit of the few.

NO! We will not accept the cruel and brutal future of the Trump/Pence Regime . . . they must GO!

The earth and the species who inhabit it – including humanity – should sustain life and not be despoiled by ignorance, greed, and the disregard of science.

NO! We will not accept the cruel and brutal future of the Trump/Pence Regime . . . they must GO!

On July 15th “The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go,” must be spoken, shouted, and acted on with fiercely creative determination. We have righteously marched for women, for science, for the climate, for immigrants, for Black Lives, for LGBTQ Pride. Now the resistance must pull together to drive this regime from power.

July 15th must be a day when every person, every group – religious, community, service, political organization – all who feel the tremendous threat to humanity posed by the Trump/Pence regime – stand together showing the world that people here are determined that this regime must go … not in two years or four, but now.REFUSEFASCISM.ORG

Impeachment March – Chicago

July 2, 2017 - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Federal Plaza, 219 S. Dearborn, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Impeachment March - Chicago

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On Sunday, July 2nd, we march to demand Congress TO DO THEIR JOB and remove the President from The White House.

To help fund this event:


Donald Trump has been in violation of the Constitution from the day he was sworn into the office of President.

We cannot abide a Congress that turns a blind eye to the constitutional breaches of our Commander in Chief. We demand that Congress does its job and commences with impeachment proceedings immediately.

President Trump must be impeached under Article II, Section 4 of the United States Constitution for Treason, Bribery, or High Crimes and Misdemeanors, in particular:

(1) Obstruction of Justice. Article 2, Section 1.8. of the Constitution Sets forth the oath of office: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will do to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

In his conduct of the Office of President of the United States, Trump in violation of his oath faithfully to execute the Office of President of the Unites States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in his duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has prevented, obstructed, and impeded the administration of justice in that he:

1a. Interfered with the Department of Justice of the United States and Federal Bureau of Investigation by dismissing officers and investigators conducting investigations as to his illegal activities, including Preet Bharara the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Salley Yates, the Deputy and Acting Attorney General of the United States, and James Comey, the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

1b. Made false and misleading statements the people of the United States to deceive the people that investigations as to his misdeeds and those of his subordinates were and are being conducted thoroughly and completely with regard to his misconduct and the misconduct of his subordinate

1c. Failed to provide information regarding General Flynn’s dealings with the Russians to the House Intelligence Committee.

(2) Violation of the Foreign Emoluments Clause Article I, Section 9, Clause 8

[N]o Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince or foreign State.

The framers of the Constitution created this clause to ensure that US officials would not be corrupted by gifts or payments from foreign powers, yet President Trump receives a constant stream of cash and favors from foreign powers and their agents.

Inconsistent with the practice of all modern era Presidents and the expectations of the public, he has refused to place his business assets into a blind trust in which he would have no control over the assets and decision making of his businesses, but instead, directly and/or through his family continues to control his businesses and receive business revenues. The single largest tenant of Trump Tower is the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, a wholly state-owned company. The Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority office holds a lease with Trump Tower. Foreign diplomats and foreign embassy events at Washington’s Trump International Hotel. More than an obvious conflict of interest, receipt of any monies by him or his businesses under his control of him or his family from any foreign government or representative of a foreign government is a present or emolument in direct violation of the United States Constitution.

Trump has financial relationships with businesses and governments throughout the world, including Turkey, the Philippines, India, Great Britain, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Brazil, Bulgaria, and Viet Nam. Most importantly, he has financial dealings with Russia and China, the extent of which are largely unknown and will remain so as long as he refuses to release his tax returns as has been done by all modern era Presidents, a promise upon which he reneged.

These conflicts of interest have not only enriched Trump, buy have undermined our national security.

(3) Violation of the Free speech rights of the citizens and the press.

Has denied access to the White House by certain members of the press and publicly villified the press by calling them enemies of the people in violation of the First Amendment Rights of the people and his duty to protect the Constitution of the United States.

(4) Treason. Article III, Section 2 of the United States Constitution defines treason in part as giving “Aid and comfort” to our enemies.

By condoning hacking by the Russian Government of a major political party and encouraging dissemination of hacked materials for purposes of political gain and by condoning unauthorized, unsecured meetings with Russia and other governments he has breached the security of the United States.

(5) Libeled and slandered the former President of the United States with criminal intent.

Trump maliciously and intentionally maligned President Obama by accusing the former President of wiretapping him. Making a false allegation of a crime is a crime.

(6) Issuance of a travel ban in Violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment, the Establishment Clause of the 1st Amendment and the due process clauses of the fifth and fourteenth amendments.

6a. The order singles out persons because of their religious preference in violation of the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

6b. Because the order bans individuals from specific Muslim countries, it establishes a religious test in violation of the establishment clause of the First Amendment.

6c. The travel ban gives the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Homeland Security almost unlimited powers without procedural protections in violation of the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments.

Donald Trump’s extreme disregard for the Constitution is a profound subversion of the Office of the President. Neither do we feel our country is in safe nor able hands, and we will not quietly ride out a tenure that threatens our democracy and way of life. We demand that Congress stop enabling President Trump through an embarrassing and potentially catastrophic charade of normalcy. The future of American Democracy rests in their hands.