Rally to Defend the Election

November 4, 2020 - 5 PM

Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: American Friends Service Committee, Arab American Action Network, Black Lives Matter Chicago, Brighton Park Neighborhood Council, Caucus of Rank-and-file Educators, Chicago Action Medical, Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, Chicago Freedom School, Chicago Teachers Union, Cook County College Teachers Union, Extinction Rebellion, Fight for $15, Grassroots Illinois Action, Indivisible Chicago, Jane Addams Seniors In Action, Liberation Library, Lifted Voices, Mutual Aid Mourning and Healing Project, National Lawyers Guild, Organized Communities Against Deportation, One People's Campaign, Puentes Justice Collective of the Southeast, Rising Tide Chicago, SEIU HCII, SEIU Local 73, Showing Up for Racial Justice, SOUL in Action, The People's Lobby, United Working Families, 33rd Ward Working Families

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>>>bit.ly/DefendDemocracyNov4<<<

Join the Illinois Election Defense Action Council the day after the election in one of the greatest demonstrations of People Power against fascism!

Because only the power of the people wins!  

RALLY TO DEFEND THE ELECTION
Wed, November 4 at 5pm
Daley Plaza 50 W. Washington

>>>bit.ly/DefendDemocracyNov4<<<  

Practice safety: Bring your face masks and maintain your distance. We will be outdoors.

Biden Harris Roadside Bash

November 3, 2020 - 1-2 PM

Corner of South Eola and Barrington Dr East in Aurora, IL.

Supporting Organizations: none

Contact Info: protestforracialjusitce@gmail.com

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After you vote, join us for one of the last outdoor events of 2020. Remind people on election day that there is one clear choice for president and vice president, Joe Biden & Kamala Harris!
*This is not affiliated officially with the Biden/Harris campaign.
**This event does not take place within 100ft of any election polling place.
There is parking on Barrington Dr.
Social Distancing and masks required.

Gov. Pritzker: Free Gerald Reed!

October 28, 2020 - 8 AM - 11 AM

Cook County Jail, 2700 S. California, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression and Chicago Torture Justice Center

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Gerald Reed has spent 30 years in prison for crimes he did not commit. In 1990, he was tortured by Chicago police until a metal rod in his leg snapped and his leg broke, forcing him to give a false confession to end his torture. His conviction was vacated in December 2018 but he remained in prison due to a legal technicality. Then, on February 14th, 2020, Judge Horrible Hennelly ruled that Gerald had to fulfill the rest of his life sentence. This decision was illegal, but Judge Hennelly has still faced no consequences. We are demanding for the governor to pardon Gerald Reed so he no longer has to go through the circus of the court system that has already failed him. We are demanding the governor free ALL survivors of torture and wrongful conviction. Governor Pritzker, Free Gerald Reed NOW! Please bring signs making this demand of the Governor.

Staying at home? You can participate at home with our social media toolkit, coming soon.

Free them all petition: www.caarpr.org/cfistpetition

Free Gerald Reed petition: https://www.caarpr.org/pardonreed

Monday, October 26th begins our #FreeTortureSurvivors Week of Action. A link to more information will be made available once it’s ready.

Trump is already stealing the elections! Let’s get organized NOW!

October 24, 2020 - 2 PM

Federal Plaza, Chicago

Supporting Organizations: Refuse Fascism Chicago Chapter, No More Foundation, Freedom First International, Degenerate Artists Against Fascism, Revolution Club Chicago

Contact Info: chicago@refusefascism.org

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Trump Is Already Stealing the Election.
WE NEED to VOTE,
BUT TRUMP WILL NOT be STOPPED JUST by VOTING!
MASS PUBLIC ASSEMBLY
To Protest and Demand:
Trump/Pence OutNow!

Black and Latinx people forced to stand in line 12 hours to vote, mail-in drop off locations shut down during a pandemic while armed white supremacist MAGA militias are being mobilized to intimidate.

WE HAVE TO ASSEMBLE NOW TO PLAN AND ORGANIZE … TO STAND TOGETHER EVERY DAY BEFORE THE ELECTION TO STOP THE TRUMP/PENCE REGIME.

We must vote in big numbers. BUT we have to face the reality that voting alone will not stop Trump. The illegitimate rushed confirmation of a theocratic fascist, Amy Coney Barrett, to the Supreme Court is for the immediate purpose of throwing the election to Trump should he lose. Trump and Amy Coney Barrett refuse to commit to a peaceful transfer of power. We face a rolling coup heading to a showdown November 3.

More and more people are recognizing this danger, but waiting until after November 3rd only makes it more difficult to come together, and could prove disastrous.

Let’s unite and rise NOW just like we did in the Spring for Black lives, coming back day after day in non-violent protest – united by a single demand Trump/Pence OutNow! and refusing to stop till they’re gone.

These final days leading up to the election must be our time, not Trump’s. We can change the political landscape, holding fast to principles of non-violence, yet determined to prevail. Our numbers, our diversity, and our heart for humanity can sustain us through whatever the Trump/Pence regime tries to do to remain in power. As we grow, we will inspire millions more to join this great struggle, until those in power, to stem the rising tide of protest, are compelled to concede to our single demand that the regime must go.

On Saturday, October 24, come one and all to Federal Plaza for mass protest assembly to demand Trump/Pence Out Now! Let us show the world that we are uniting, with courage and conviction, to drive the Trump and Pence from power.

In the Name of Humanity, We Refuse to Accept a Fascist America

Into the Streets: NO Fascist Supreme Court!

October 22, 2020 - 4 PM

Federal Plaza, 219 S. Dearborn, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Refuse Fascism Chicago Chapter, No More Foundation, Freedom First International, Degenerate Artists Against Fascism, Revolution Club Chicago

Contact Info: chicago@refusefascism.org

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Thursday October 22nd: This is the day the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to approve Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court, with little more than tough talk from the Dems. In case you are not following this closely, the Republicans are ramming this through BEFORE the election because Trump has already said they will challenge the results of the election all the way to the Supreme Court so he wants an airtight fascist majority. Trump has said this straight up, they have lawyers preparing lawsuits regardless of how the voting comes out, & that’s all part of why we can’t rely on that. We need to be in the streets now.
Join us at 4pm in Federal Plaza for a handmaid’s parade and performance where we call out the crimes of Trump’s Christian Fascist Wannabe Hit Woman—AUNT AMY—stealing the election, climate denier, segregation promoter, voting rights suppressor, patriarchal enforcer of women as incubators. We have costumes, signs, posters so you can join in, or bring your own! All this is in preparation for Saturday’s Mass Public Assembly to protest and demand: Trump Is Already Steeling the Election. We NEED to VOTE. BUT TRUMP WILL NOT be STOPPED JUST by VOTING! TRUMP/PENCE OUT NOW!

Make Some Noise for CPAC, 48th ward!

October 20, 2020 - 10 AM

1249 W Norwood St, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression

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There is a hearing in the Public Safety Committee about the Civilian Police Accountability Council (CPAC) this Tuesday morning. Harry Osterman has fought against the ordinance, ignoring the CPAC supporters in the 48th ward, for years. We’re meeting outside his house Tuesday morning, during the hearing, for a noise protest so we can make sure Osterman knows we won’t be ignored. Come join us Tuesday morning, bring pots, pans, noise-makers, bells, whatever you’ve got. We’re gonna make some noise for CPAC!

Justice For Laquan Rally

October 20, 2020 - 7 PM

Federal Plaza, 219 S. Dearborn, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Black Millennial Renaissance

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Join Operation Good Trouble and Black Millennial Renaissance on the 6 year anniversary of Laquan McDonlad’s murder as we rally demanding that US Attorney John Lausch Jr. file Civil Right charges against Jason Van Dyke.

Under Illinois State Statue Van Dyke will only serve half of his 81 month sentence for shooting 17 year old Laquan 16 times in the back.

Black Lives Still Matter

For more information email christiandperry1@gmail.com.

Take Back the Budget #DefundCPD: Rally & Car Caravan

October 21, 2020 - 10 AM

Federal Plaza, 219 S. Dearborn, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Defund CPD Campaign, Black Abolitionist Network, Chicago Democratic Socialists of America, Northside Action For Justice, United Working Families, ChiResists, Black Lives Matter Chicago

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Stand with us to demand an end to the gross overspending on policing! Rally & Caravan at 10am at City Hall!

Last year Lori budgeted over 4 million dollars a day to spend on policing, and we spent nearly a billion dollars on police overtime alone, thats robbery! We need to take back our budget and spend our money on the services our communities need to recover from the pandemic and reinvest in strong Black and Brown communities to withstand these troubling times.

Let’s rally and make some noise next Wednesday at 10am while #LoriLIEfoot makes her budget address.

#TakeBackTheBudget #WeWriteTheBudget #DefundCPD

Graphic by Veronica Giraldo

No Fascist Court, No Fascist Coup – Trump Pence #OutNOW

October 15, 2020 - 4 PM

Federal Plaza, 219 S. Dearborn, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Refuse Fascism Chicago Chapter, No More Foundation, Freedom First International, Degenerate Artists Against Fascism, Revolution Club Chicago

Contact Info: chicago@refusefascism.org

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On Thursday, we will be part of nationwide protests demanding NO Fascist Court! NO Fascist Coup!

The Republifascist Party is barreling ahead with Amy Coney Barrett’s installation on the Supreme Court, to solidify the Christian fascist majority that will gut the rights of LGBTQ people, women, Black and Brown people, immigrants and all who do not fit their Make America White Again agenda. Trump has openly declared he wants his pick on the Supreme Court before the election so he’ll get a rubber stamp on a second term regardless of the vote count that they are actively suppressing.

Join us at 4 pm at Federal Plaza to share your stories of the devastation this fascist agenda is already causing and the horrors to come if they are allowed to consolidate their rule, from the loss of health care for millions, the loss of a woman’s right to control her body, LGBTQ people forced back in the closet and more!