A Chorus for Us All: Singing for the Freedom to Vote

December 8, 2021 - 5 PM

Millennium Park, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Indivisible Chicago

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Join us singing some gently tweaked Christmas carols to protect and support our greatest gift—democracy. We’ll serenade our senators, support the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, and enjoy some holiday camaraderie and fun. Singing talent welcome but not required! Please let us know you are coming at: https://tinyurl.com/chorus4usall

We Demand Justice! Protest on day of Rittenhouse Verdict

November 19, 2021 - 6 PM - 9 PM

Federal Plaza, Adams & Dearborn, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Party for Socialism and Liberation - Chicago

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**UPDATE HAPPENING TODAY 11/19 AT 6PM**

Kyle Rittenhouse has been found “not guilty” today on all 5 counts. This is an outrage! This adds yet another chapter to the violent, racist history of the US judicial system. Rittenhouse took a loaded AR-15 to a protest looking for a fight. He murdered two people, seriously wounded a third, and now the racist judicial system has absolved him of his crimes.

Since the beginning the state has worked hand-in-hand with Rittenhouse and those like him. On that night in Kenosha, cops offered him water, and thanked him and other armed reactionaries for what they were doing. Even after killing two people and walking with a rifle, they initially refused to arrest him. It is sadly no surprise that this complicity continues with the conduct of Judge Schroeder who showed his biases from day one by excluding key pieces of evidence and blatantly siding with the defense at every turn.

Since the murder, right wing and fascist forces have tried to paint Rittenhouse’s actions as self defense, even though he was clearly out for blood. This creates a dangerous precedent as right wing and fascist mobs will feel more emboldened than ever to attack peaceful protestors fighting for social and racial justice. This isn’t just charges being dropped on a fascist gunman, it’s an attack on the right to protest itself. It’s meant to intimidate people from demanding social, racial and economic justice. This case demonstrates the clear motivation of our political system to repress our rights to political speech by allowing gun-toting fascists free reign to murder protesters in cold blood. This comes at a time when state legislatures throughout the country are passing laws allowing the right wing to murder protesters with their vehicles in clear mirror of the murder of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville just 4 years ago.

The ruling class, the capitalist class, understands in the wake of the George Floyd uprisings that the people united against racism and fascism pose the strongest threat to their system and their profits. Today the people say GUILTY and are demanding an end to this racist, capitalist system that is allowing Rittenhouse to walk. This verdict is unacceptable. Showing up to protests looking to start fights and murder people is unacceptable. Everyone who believes in opposing racism, police terror, and fascism should join us in the streets, join an organization, and continue to build a mass movement to demand an end to this racist capitalist system! No justice, no peace!

RALLY FOR ABORTION RIGHTS: DEFEND ROE

December 1, 2021 - 5 PM - 6:30 PM

Federal Plaza, Adams and Dearborn, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Chicago For Abortion Rights, Chicago NOW, The Clinic Vest Project, Gay Liberation Network, Illinois Choice Action Team, Illinois Single Payer Coalition, North and Northwest Suburban IL NOW

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Demand the U.S. Supreme Court hears OUR oral arguments on the day it will hear oral arguments in Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the Mississippi 15-week abortion ban that seeks to overturn Roe v Wade.

Polls show that the overwhelming majority of Americans do not want Roe overturned.

In collaboration with the National Abortion Action Coalition, the Center for Reproductive Rights, whose attorneys are arguing the case before the Supreme Court, will be holding an “Abortion is Essential: Rally for Our Rights” outside the U.S. Supreme Court on the morning of December 1. There will also be an Abortion Freedom Fighters event in Jackson, Mississippi, a collaboration involving SHERO (Sisters Helping Every woman Rise and Organize,) Mississippi in Action, and Planned Parenthood Southeast. More details to come.

In Chicago: Rally for Abortion Rights: Defend Roe!
Defend safe, legal, and accessible abortions!
All bans off our bodies!

Joining Chicago For Abortion Rights,
Co-sponsors include:
Chicago NOW
The Clinic Vest Project
Gay Liberation Network
Illinois Choice Action Team
Illinois Single Payer Coalition
North and Northwest Suburban IL NOW
(List of co-sponsors is in formation.)

It’s time the U.S. Supreme Court justices heed the voice of the majority in this country. We demand an end to all abortion bans and all restrictions on access to abortion. We demand that Roe be upheld! All bans that come before the Court must be struck down, blocked, whatever it takes to save lives. It is time to end the suffering of those being denied abortions and end the bounties on the heads of those who provide abortions or assist those seeking an abortion. These are real lives and livelihoods, with the poorest, low income, people of color and those without health insurance paying the highest price. We demand justice!

Add your voice! Bring family, friends, signs and banners.
Dress warmly, bring gloves, and wear a mask for COVID safety!

Stop White Supremacy! Response to Rittenhouse Verdict

November 20, 2021 - 2 PM

Federal Plaza, S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60604

Supporting Organizations: Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression

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Regardless of the outcome of the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, we will be out in the streets this coming Saturday to demand an end to the white supremacist injustice system that enables killers like Rittenhouse while survivors of police torture and abuse remain contained behind prison walls.

Join us this Saturday!

No Fascists In Chicago!

November 20, 2021 - 12 PM - 3 PM

Michigan & Madison, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Chicago Democratic Socialists of America, Party for Socialism and Liberation, Gay Liberation Network

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Upcoming ANTIFASCIST COUNTERDEMO this Saturday the 18th from 12-3pm.

The Proud Boys & co are holding a rally near Millennium Park in support of the Jan 6th DC capitol rioters.

The CDSA Antifascist Working Group, PSL, and others are staging a counter-demo.

Please bring noisemakers and bikes! We’re gonna try and out-shout and out-propagandize the fash. We will be bringing some antifascist lit to distribute.

Our intention is not to do direct confrontation with the fascists, and to try to avoid physical confrontation if possible. But to be prepared to stick together and move together if necessary.

We are trying to get the word out about this as much as possible so that we can have strength in numbers!
Please share this flyer widely on social media.

See you there!

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Again: Fascist organizers represent an unacceptable danger to our communities. Please remember to come or meet up with a buddy for safety.

City Hall Haunting

October 27, 2021 - 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

121 N. LaSalle St, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Chicago DSA, DefundCPD, The Coalition to Stop ShotSpotter

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No more money for banks and police! We need community investment, infrastructure, and violence interruption programs that work! Join DefundCPD, The Coalition to Stop ShotSpotter, and the Progressive Budget table for a direct action held outside city hall (121 N. LaSalle St.) Wednesday morning.

No Fascists in Chicago!

September 18, 2021 - 12 PM - 3 PM

Michigan & Monroe, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Chicago Democratic Socialists of America

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Upcoming ANTIFASCIST COUNTERDEMO this Saturday the 18th from 12-3pm.The Proud Boys & co are holding a rally near Millennium Park in support of the Jan 6th DC capitol rioters.

The CDSA Antifascist Working Group, PSL, and others are staging a counter-demo. Please bring noisemakers and bikes!

We’re gonna try and out-shout and out-propagandize the fash.
We will be bringing some antifascist lit to distribute. Our intention is not to do direct confrontation with the fascists, and to try to avoid physical confrontation if possible.

But to be prepared to stick together and move together if necessary. We are trying to get the word out about this as much as possible so that we can have strength in numbers!
Please share this flyer widely on social media.

See you there!

Emergency Protest: Bans Off Our Bodies!!!!

September 10, 2021 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Federal Plaza, 230 S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60604

Supporting Organizations: North/Northwest Suburban Chicago Chapter of the National Organization for Women

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The Supreme Court’s refusal to block the Texas law banning abortions and deputizing vigilantes to enforce it is an unprecedented intrusion into the constitutional rights of women and a stunning attack on the rule of law.  This article in The Guardian is one of the best to be published about it.  And here’s Justice Sotomayor’s dissent, the Tribune editorial, and Rex Huppke’s Trib column.

We’re all coming together in two emergency protests:  this Friday September 10th at 12 noon, at Federal Plaza in downtown Chicago and at the federal courthouse in Springfield, and then … and this one will be HUGE … on Saturday October 2nd … in downtown Chicago, in Washington, and in major cities all across the country.

It’s time to come together to demand:  Abortion On Demand and Without Apology.  See you there … this Friday … bring your masks … and bring signs.

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