Emergency Action: Target Rauner – Fair Budget NOW!

March 10, 2017 - 11:30 AM -12:30 PM

Chinese American Service League 2141 S Tan Ct, Chicago, Illinois 60616

Supporting Organizations: Bridgeport Alliance

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Turns out Gov. Rauner is going to be in our neck of the woods! Join us for this action to tell him that people are dying while he plays games with the budget.

Tell him to stop bowing down to corporate power, to change his ways, and to put people and planet first!

Meet us at CASL at 11:30 IN THE MORNING!

Rally for Peace & Unity – Lincoln Square

March 15, 2017 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Giddings Plaza ​4731 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: 47th Ward Clergy Coalition, Alderman Ameya Pawar, & The Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce

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Join Alderman Ameya Pawar, the 47th Ward Clergy Coalition, and the Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce to stand in unity against anti-Semitism and bigotry.

​Confirmed speakers include:
Pastor Jason Coulter
Commissioner Bridget Gainer
Committeeman Paul Rosenfeld
s​special message from Rabbi Hertz of Chabad of Lakeview/Lincoln Square

A Very Chicago Birthday Bash Protest For Donald Trump

June 14, 2017 - 5 PM - 8 PM

Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago 401 N Wabash Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611

Supporting Organizations: Anonymous Resists

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Donald Trump is an abomination. Let’s let him know what Chicago thinks of him and his politics at a special birthday protest in his honor at Trump Tower. Come out and show your support for women’s rights, immigration, the environment, and all the other wonderful things that The Donald is in the process of destroying. Donald will continue to ceaselessly attack our core democratic values and we must continue to fight back. Together, we will eventually be victorious!

Rally to Defend the Environmental Protection Agency

March 2, 2017 - 12 PM

Federal Plaza, 50 W. Adams St., Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: AFG Local 704

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Stand with Environmental Protection Agency scientists and employees to send a message to President Trump and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt: Hands off the EPA!

Now more than ever, we need to stand together to protect the air we breathe and the water we drink in Chicago, the Great Lakes and the Midwest from Donald Trump’s campaign to destroy the EPA through budget cuts.

We will not go back to the days of burning rivers and smog filled cities. You know what to do–grab your sign, some friends and join us on March 2nd at noon at Federal Plaza- Adams and Dearborn!Join us in a Rally to save the EPA!

UIC Rally Demanding Fair Treatment

March 1, 2017 - 11:30 AM -1:30 PM

University of Illinois at Chicago Hospital, 1740 W Taylor St, Chicago, Illinois 60612

Supporting Organizations: SEIU Local 73

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Come together to show university management we deserve wage increases to pay our rent and provide a good life for our families. Management has decided to treat us at UIC differently and will not agree to guaranteed wage increases each year. Actions also planned at the Rockford and Peoria campuses and some DSCC locations across the state.

Protest Trump’s Racist Dept of Justice

March 7, 2017 - 5 PM - 7 PM

Federal Plaza, Dearborn & Adams, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression

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Jeff Sessions, exposed during confirmation proceedings for his racist actions and beliefs, is now the Attorney General. As head of the Dept. of Justice (DOJ), Sessions is the chief law enforcement officer in the U.S. He is opposed to the Voting Rights Act and to legislation protecting LGBTQ people and undocumented workers. Trump’s recent executive order gives Sessions free rein to enact the most racist andoppressive criminal legal policies. A license to unleash even more state violence against dissent, to criminalize the Black Lives Matter movement, the Indigenous Peoples’ movement at Standing Rock, the struggle for Immigrant rights and all progressive people’s movements.

On Jan 13, 2017 the DOJ released it’s damning report on the Chicago Police Dept (CPD), establishing an arsenal of facts proving CPD, the Mayor’s office, and City Hall to be racist, corrupt, and unwilling to hold the police accountable when they murder and brutalize Black and Latino communities. Sessions will deep-six the report as well as the many cases of police crimes filed by the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression.
WE HAVE TO PROTEST NOW – DOJ WE WON’T GO BACK!

Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression
StopPoliceCrimes.com

Stop Police Crimes is the campaign for community control of the Chicago police, for CPAC, an all elected Civilian Police Accountabiltiy Council.
#CPACNow #thePeoplesCPAC

Paul Ryan and the Illinois GOP are Not Welcome Here

March 23, 2017 - 4 PM - 5 PM

Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Indivisible Illinois, ANSWER Chicago

Contact Info: IndivisibleIllinois@gmail.com

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UPDATED 10:49AM TODAY, WED.
Thursday’s rally will continue as planned. INDIVISIBLE will coordinate with SEIU and others at 4pm at the Federal Building on 3/23. See Protest Ryan/Trump Plan to Repeal Healthcare event link and description:
https://www.facebook.com/events/596175627224276/

Paul Ryan and the Republicans in the House of Representatives are expected to vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Thursday afternoon. It’s important that we rally to demonstrate our opposition to their attempts to harm our healthcare and send a message that Trump/Ryan/Roskam/Rauner agenda is not welcome here.

International Working Women’s Day

March 8, 2017 - 6 PM - 9 PM

James R. Thompson Center 100 W Randolph St, Chicago, Illinois 60601

Supporting Organizations: Chicago Socialist Party

Contact Info: https://chisocialistparty.org/

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-ESPAÑOL ABAJO-

This March 8th marks the 108th annual International Working Women’s Day. Join us for a rally to demand the right to healthcare, childcare, eldercare and housing as foundation stones in building a genuinely just and safe society for all.

In 1909 our parent organization, the Socialist Party of America, started International Working Women’s Day in honor of the International Ladies Garment Worker’s Union strike. It became an internationally recognized holiday that is still celebrated today, and has also become known as International Women’s Day.

Wednesday, March 8th at 6pm at the Thompson Center, come rain or shine.

Speakers (so-far):

Zerlina Smith – 29th ward organizer, Action Now activist

This event is organized by the Chicago Socialist Party.

find us at – www.chisocialistparty.org

Learn more about us at – www.socialistparty-usa.net

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ESPAÑOL AQUÍ

En 1909, nuestra organización matriz, el Partido Socialista de América, creó el Día Internacional de Mujeres Trabajadoras en honor de la huelga del Sindicato Internacional De Trabajadoras De Textiles. Se convirtió en un día reconocido internacionalmente cual todavía se celebra y ahora es conocido como Día Internacional De Las Mujeres.

Este 8 de Marzo es el 108 aniversario del Día Internacional De Las Mujeres Trabajadoras. Venga y únase con nosotros en una manifestación para demandar los derechos de recibir recursos médicos, cuidado infantil, asistencia para gente mayor de edad, y derechos de hogar como algo fundamental para construir una sociedad verdaderamente justa y segura para todxs.

Miércoles, 8 de Marzo a las 6PM en el Thompson Center, llueva o truene. Contaremos con su asistencia.

Este evento es organizado por el Partido Socialista de Chicago

Búsquenos en la red – www.ChiSocialistParty.org

Conozca más de nosotros – www.SocialistParty-USA.net

Chicago Int’l Women’s Day March for Equality, Justice & Power!

March 12, 2017 - 12 PM - 3:30 PM

Wacker and Wabash

Supporting Organizations: ANSWER Chicago Women

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Int’l Women’s Day March for Equal Rights, Justice & Power!

A Women’s place is in the struggle. A grassroots Women’s movement can defeat the Trump agenda and so we are going to keep taking to the streets of this country to fight against sexism, white supremacy, anti-LGBTQ oppression and war.

Women and people from all communities will gather at Trump Tower at 12 noon on Sat., March 11 and march through the streets of downtown Chicago to Michigan and Congress where we will hold a people’s speak out to say we will keep building the resistance.

Unite and Fight! All Our Struggles Are One! We want to help build a broad, united movement that can defeat patriarchy and put the rich white men who run this country on notice that the streets, schools, work places and so much more belong to the people.

On March 12, let’s shut down discrimination against people based on their gender and gender expression. Let’s shut down violence against women and all oppressed people. Let’s defend Planned Parenthood and expand Women’s rights. Let’s demand: “Equal pay and universal health care now or we are going to shut this country down!”

We solidarize with all actions that are taking place around Chicago, the United States and the world around International Women’s Day. We join the resistance against the Trump regime of racists, planet destroyers, america firsters and vile bigots. We are with #NoDAPL and BLM.

The resistance in the streets must continue in the biggest numbers possible. The resistance must be every day and everywhere. This is no time to stay at home. This is no time to stay inside. This is the time come out for united mass actions in defense of immigrants, Muslims, women, LGBTQ people, workers, poor people, people of color and all those who are under attack.

This protest is being organized by Women of ANSWER Chicago. Want to help build this protest? Are you in an organization that would like to build the protest with us? Do you want to volunteer? Message one of the organizers!

All Power to All Women! All Power to the People! We Will Not Be Silenced! We Will Stand Our Ground and Fight Back!

Stand with Students – Rally of Support for Transgender Youth

March 8, 2017 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Walter R Sundling Jr. HighSchool, 1100 N Smith St, Palatine, Illinois 60067

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Parents for Privacy aligned with Alliance for Defending Freedom (a hate group according to the SPLC), last year and sued District 211 for allowing a transgender girl access to the female locker room. They have been emboldened by the actions in Washington that have left schools without federal guidance on the treatment of transgender students and are officially after District 15. They will be at the March 8th D15 school board meeting to express their disapproval that students are currently allowed in bathrooms that match their gender identity.

Our community is a place of acceptance and tolerance. We need to show support for transgender students and the school board that passed inclusive policies for them. The kids needs to see they have not been left behind. There is a vocal minority here that does not represent us. Let’s show up in numbers to make it clear that hate and intolerance have no place in our schools or community.

We are simply asking that you stand in solidarity outside the meeting. We will pass out small banners for everyone to make it clear who we are there to support. We will not be loud, obnoxious, argumentative, or disruptive to the meeting in any way. Please do not engage the P4P members. Of course if you feel you must attend the actual meeting I won’t tell you its the wrong thing to do; follow your heart.

This is not a protest, but a rally of support. We show our numbers, we show our love, we show our support, we SHOW UP.