PledgeOfLiberation Demonstration at Mayor Emmanuel’s Office -CANCELLED

May 8, 2017 - 12 PM - 1 PM

City Hall, 121 N LaSalle Dr, Chicago, IL 60602

Supporting Organizations: Women's March - Illinois

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SEE ANNOUNCEMENT BELOW REGARDING CANCELLATION OF THIS EVENT

We’re at the 10th Action in our current campaign at Women’s March,#PledgeOfLiberation. You can find out more about the 10th action in the 10 Actions/100 Day Campaign here: www.womensmarch.com/pledge

The final action in Women’s March’s 10 Actions / 100 Days Campaign, Pledge of Liberation, harnesses the power of cross-movement collaboration. Over the course of the next week, we are mobilizing our communities to sign a Pledge of Liberation—a declaration of allegiance to each other. Together, activists around the country from every movement sector will unite on May 8 and hold demonstrations at in-district congressional offices and the offices of other elected officials.

Women’s March, in partnership with ACLU People Power, United We Dream, Hollaback!, The Gathering for Justice, and other national and local partners, will take our resistance directly to our members of Congress and elected officials. We will send a clear message that we no longer accept hollow reforms or compromises that help some of our communities but harm others. On May 8, we will hold demonstrations in solidarity with communities around the country and collectively fight for dignity, justice and freedom.

We are all part of one movement, and we are not only stronger and more powerful together—our unity is how we survive as people, organizations, and movements. We cannot pledge allegiance to an administration that oppresses and harms us. Instead, we pledge allegiance to the liberation of all people. We pledge allegiance to each other. Just as we pledge our allegiance to each other, we will remind our members of Congress of their allegiance to us—the voters. We ask that this allegiance come in the form of a federal budget that reflects the values five million people marched for on January 21, 2017.

ANNOUNCEMENT: WE ARE CANCELING THIS EVENT! We truly apologize for the inconvenience, but we feel that Monday’s focus should only be on protesting our Congressmen who voted “YES” to the disastrous AHCA bill. Women’s March has shifted the #PledgeOfLiberation campaign’s focus to the ACA Repeal, and at this moment, we think it’s best to go after our Republican Illinois Congressmen who voted against the safety and protection of Illinoisans!

We have a protest at Peter Roskam’s office, which will be the closest to the city. Please JOIN US THERE! The event can be found under “EVENTS” tab on the Women’s March Illinois page: www.facebook.com/womensmarchillinois

Please share and RSVP to that!

March on McDonald’s ~ Fight for $15

May 23, 2017 - 4 PM - 6 PM

Daley Plaza (Washington & Dearborn), Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Fight for $15

Contact Info: https://www.facebook.com/Fightfor15/

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McDonald’s has changed a lot about its business lately – but it hasn’t changed the way it treats workers. We still get paid so little that we have to rely on food stamps and public assistance to raise our families. We still face sexual harassment on the job, and get money stolen from our paychecks.

And it’s not just McDonald’s workers that are hurt by the company’s way of doing business. McJobs cost us all.

As the biggest fast-food company, McDonald’s sets the bar for pay and working conditions throughout the fast-food industry and beyond. McDonald’s way of doing business is holding EVERYONE back.

Its model of low wages is now what we find in every industry — like home care, child care, airports, universities and more.

McDonald’s low wages cost taxpayers more than $1 billion a year, because more than half of us are forced to rely on public assistance to support our families.

We know McDonald’s can afford $15 an hour and union rights. The company doubled its CEO’s pay last year to $15 million. It’s spending hundreds of millions on a new headquarters in downtown Chicago.

And so ahead of McDonald’s shareholder meeting, workers in all industries are coming together to demand that McDonald’s use its massive economic power to lift up working families across the economy instead of dragging them down.

Join us for a massive march on McDonald’s in Chicago May 23!

Deportation Solidarity Vigil

April 23, 2017 - 2 PM

ICE Field Office, 101 West Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL 60605

Supporting Organizations: People Power ACLU

Contact Info: info@peoplepower.org

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Deportation Solidarity Action

Just this week we learned that Trump’s inhumane Border Patrol agents deported a young man, Juan Manuel Montes, who has the right to live and work in the United States under DACA, a program that is supposed to protect undocumented immigrant youth from deportation. Will you join us and hold a vigil outside of the local ICE Field Office on Saturday? You can bring signs, leave notes, flowers – anything to show your compassion and support for the immigrant families and communities being targeted under this Administration. Let us stand in solidarity with the victims of Trump’s deportation agenda. **UPDATE: This event has been moved from Saturday, April 22 to Sunday, April 23.*

MEET UP Resist We-Bellion

April 21, 2017 - 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

6122 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago Il 60646

Supporting Organizations: Gladstone Park Huddle, 39th Ward Dems

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OBJECTIVE:

RESIST, PERSIST, ENTRENCH.
Be a presence, occupy and “entrench” the Northwest Side GOP WE-Bellion Fundraiser location to remind the Northwest Side GOP that we are here and we are staying woke.

WHY:
The Northwest Side GOP is having a We-BELLION fundraiser at The Garage with key-note speaker “Musket Joe Walsh”, a known tea party activist.

The GOP is setting up shop here on the northwest side 6154 N Milwaukee in order, “to return the power to WE THE PEOPLE as we wrestle it back on the Northwest Side of Chicago from the entrenched Democrat Party.”
(See the website/info here.: www.NWSGOP.com)
I strongly encourage you to read this so you know what is going to on completely.

THE PLAN:
Gather at the location ( NWSideGOP or The Garage more details to come soon). Meet up, line up, gather, huddle, just be a peacefull presence on the sidewalk Friday April 21 at 5:30 (event starts at 6:30 so we want to be there as they walk in). Just hang out until 7:30.
At 7:30 head to Three Counties for a drink , conversation.
This is not a rally but a counter presence, gathering, huddle.

WHAT YOU CAN DO:
Gather your groups, wear your favorite resistance shirts/flair, bring your signs, occupy, and entrench.

We will have signs to hand out as well if you do not have one.

STAY TUNED:
Logistics may change.
We will post printable signs here soon.

May Day Events ~ 4 PM

May 1, 2017 - 4 PM - 6 PM

Richard J. Daley Center, 50 W Washington Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602

Supporting Organizations: Chicago Federation of Labor

Contact Info: https://www.facebook.com/chicagofederationoflabor/

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Join the Chicago Federation of Labor, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, and Sierra Club Illinois for the May Day rally to take a stand against Donald Trump and Bruce Rauner

May Day Events ~ 1 PM

May 1, 2017 - 1 PM - 2 PM

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

Supporting Organizations: May Day Chicago Coalition, Arise Chicago

Contact Info: http://chimayday.com/

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Endorsed by more than 100 organizations
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Marcha Día Internacional de los Trabajadores
Lunes, 1° de Mayo
1 pm – en el Parque Union (Esquina de la Ashland y Lake)
Evento de la Federacion Sindical de Chicago (CFL) a las 4pm en la Plaza Daley

Sin nosotros, este pais se paraliza
Corre la voz!
#chicagonosedeja
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International Workers Day March
Monday, May 1st
1pm – at Union Park (Ashland and Lake);
Chicago Federation of Labor (CFL) Event at 4pm at Daley Plaza

#chicagofightsback
chimayday.com

May Day Events ~ 11 AM

May 1, 2017 - 11 AM

Roosevelt Rd. and Ogden Ave.

Supporting Organizations: Resist Reimagine Rebuild Chicago

Contact Info: https://www.facebook.com/R3Coalition/

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May 1st, International Workers’ Day, will be a national day of action with large marches around the country. Join us here in Chicago as we rally across from 2 centers of injustice: Cook County Juvenile Detention Center and the FBI Headquarters. We will then March north to join the city-wide May Day March in Union Park. March with R3 Coalition Chi to underscore connections between racial justice and economic justice.

Resist Racism, Rebuild Community!

Emergency Rally for Clean Water, Environmental Justice, and Healthcare

April 19, 2017 - 10AM - 12 PM

151st Street Community Center (4925 Gladiola Ave East Chicago, IN)

Supporting Organizations: Sierra Club, Community Strategy Group

Contact Info: Caroline Wooten, caroline.wooten@sierraclub.org, (781) 835-8185

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NOTE: A little far afield for “Chicago” but posting for those interested in a little travel. Event is in East Chicago, IN.

This Wednesday, April 19th, the notorious EPA Commissioner Scott Pruitt is visiting East Chicago, IN.

While Pruitt has spent his career working to dismantle vital environmental protections, residents in East Chicago have been organizing for years to get cleaner air and water for their community.

East Chicago is disproportionately burdened with industrial pollution from nearby facilities like the BP Oil Refinery, a US steel facility which recently spilled into Lake Michigan, and the now defunct USS Lead facility.

The community of East Chicago is asking allies to come rally in support of their demands for environmental justice, clean water, and healthcare for all.

RSVP today and support the community of East Chicago. Please consider bringing bottled water donations for the community.

 

#WomenForSyria A Day of Action

April 13, 2017 - 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Federal Plaza, 219 S. Dearborn, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Women's March - Illinois, Syrian Community Network, Karam Foundation, Chicago Action Alliance, Black Lives Matter Women of Faith

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WE SAID NEVER AGAIN. HERE WE ARE. SYRIA.

In the past 6 years, over 500,000 Syrians have been killed and over 6 million displaced within Syria and throughout the world. On Thursday, April 13, we call for a Day of Action for Syria.

We recently saw horrific images of dead Syrian babies, mothers crying, fathers begging for death after the murders of their family members. When asked, Syrians have often said they feel alone. They feel like no one in the world cares about them or their plight for freedom, safety and security.

We mourn for and with the people of Syria. We are outraged that the President and his cabinet are banning the very refugees that are escaping the same terrorism we are claiming to fight.

The United States has taken in a very small number of Syrian refugees. We demand that we be a sanctuary and safe haven for Syrian refugees. We call on the administration to let in at least 75,000 refugees. This will help alleviate some of the suffering of the children and their families. There is no easy solution – but providing Syrians with a life of safety and security is the least we can do.

Our hearts are in mourning. We are outraged. We can’t sit back. We know there are no easy solutions but we can at least alleviate the pain and suffering of the refugees.

We know that Syrian refugees have endured unfathomable death and devastation only to encounter extreme vetting and are eager to find safety and security. We demand that this administration increase the number of Syrian refugees we let into the United States.

WE WANT THEM HERE. LET THEM IN.

We, as Women’s March Illinois organizers urge you, our community and supporters, to join us on Thursday, April 13, at 7:30 PM Central Time, for a candlelight vigil Federal Plaza, in downtown Chicago (coordinated with vigils across the country hosted by Women’s March), to let the people of Syria know they are not alone. We hear you. We see you.

We are reaching out to have speakers from the Syrian, Arab, and larger Muslim American community in Chicago. We aim to highlight the outstanding efforts and work being done by several national and Illinois/Chicago-based organizations and to center the voices of those in our community most directly affected by the pain and suffering of the Syrian people.

Bring candles and signs. Together, let’s send a strong message that we stood up; we spoke out; we were not silent in the face of these atrocities.

Stand with Frontline Communities: Environmental Justice Now!

April 11, 2017 - 3:30 PM - 5 PM

Federal Plaza, 219 S. Dearborn, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Resist Trump Tuesdays Chicago, Fair Economy Illinois, Reclaim Chicago, National Nurses United, The People's Lobby, Chicago South East Side Coalition To Ban Petcoke, Community Strategy Group East Chicago, Dunelands Environmental Justice Alliance, 350 Indiana, Northwest Indiana Federation

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People everywhere have a right to clean air, clean water and a safe environment. But the reality is, communities of color and low-income communities have been hurt first and worst by toxic pollution and the climate crisis. Communities across the Midwest – from Flint, MI to East Chicago, IN to the Southeast Side of Chicago – are rising up to demand environmental justice for all.

Join #ResistTrumpTuesdays on April 11th to stand with communities that are on the front line of the climate crisis. Stand with us to fight back against the Trump administration’s proposed cuts to the EPA and demand regional action from EPA Region 5.

We will rally at Federal Plaza and have confirmed speakers from Flint MI, East Chicago IN, the Southeast Side Coaltiion to Ban Petcoke, National Nurses United, and Reclaim Chicago.

Sponsored by:
Fair Economy Illinois, Reclaim Chicago, National Nurses United, The People’s Lobby, Chicago South East Side Coalition To Ban Petcoke, Community Strategy Group East Chicago, Dunelands Environmental Justice Alliance, 350 Indiana, Northwest Indiana Federation