Justice for Joshua: the fight continues

August 22, 2019 - 6:30 PM – 8 PM

35th & King Drive, 342 E 35th St, Chicago, Illinois 60653

Supporting Organizations: Black Lives Matter Chicago

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November 5, 2016 Joshua Beal was murdered by officers Joseph Treacy and Thomas Derouin while on his way to bury his cousin. Treacy and Derouin were in plainclothes when they stopped the funeral procession and began a confrontation with family members. Treacy and Derouin claimed that they informed the family that they were officers, but witnesses – including 25 911 callers – say they never heard this. June 13, 2019, nearly 3 years later, COPA ruled that Beal’s murder was justified. Between the two of them, they have over 50 complaints against them. CPD has murdered 7 people so far this year, that’s three more than the number of people murdered in 2018. We cannot become complacent. We fought long and hard for justice for Laquan, but the fight doesn’t end with him. We have to keep going. We’re gonna keep fighting. We’re not taking the pressure off.

Join us in demanding justice for Joshua Beal, August 22nd, 2019 at 6:30 PM for a rally outside of the month’s police board meeting. We’ll start the rally off at 35th and King Drive, then make our way to the police headquarters on 35th and Michigan just before the meeting starts.

Demands:

We demand the case of the murder of Joshua Beal be reopened.
We demand that the killer cops who murdered Joshua – Joseph Treacy and Thomas Derouin – be fired from the force, indicted and convicted.
We demand that Officer Rialmo – the cop responsible for the murders of Bettie Jones and Quintonio LeGrier – be fired, indicted, and convicted.
No more impunity for killer cops! CPAC Now!

We first rallied in front of the police headquarters last month and will meet there EVERY MONTH at the police board meeting until our demands are met and until the police stop murdering us without consequence. Join us in demanding justice for Joshua, Bettie, Quintonio, and all black lives!

Climate Debate Protest

August 8, 2019 - 12 PM - 2 PM

Cook County Democratic Party, 134 N La Salle St, Chicago, Illinois 60602

Supporting Organizations: Illinois Youth Climate Strike and Sunrise Movement Chicago

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The DNC will be voting on whether to host a Climate Debate for the 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates in late August. We intend to make our voices heard so they make the right decision. Join us to let them know we need a Climate Debate. This event is welcome to all ages. We will be sitting in front of the building in Chicago, occasionally chanting some. This is a peaceful protest.

FreeHeartlandKids Friday Action

August 2, 2019 - 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Heartland Alliance 208 S La Salle St, Chicago, Illinois 60604

Supporting Organizations: Chicago Democratic Socialists of America

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Hundreds of immigrant children are being detained in our backyard. Heartland Alliance is a Chicago-based nonprofit org that has historically focused on anti-poverty and immigration issues. Heartland currently operates 5 child detention centers and, until recently, 2 in Des Plaines. Currently, over 350 children are detained by Heartland.

The Chicago DSA Immigrants Rights Committee is fighting back.

Join us to continue demanding that Heartland and CEO David Sinski:
1. immediately cease intaking immigrant children into their detention centers;
2. immediately end their contract with the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) at the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to detain immigrant children;
3. release and reunify the immigrant children in their physical custody with their sponsors and families in the United States as soon as possible without sharing those sponsors’ and families’ biometric data, documentation status, or any other personal information with ICE or any agency that shares information with ICE;
4. pledge to use their resources and power to fight for a true detention-free, deportation-free, and ICE-free zone in Chicago and the Chicagoland area.

This is a nonviolent action. We especially do not want to put participants who may be vulnerable on account of their documentation status at risk of arrest during this action. Ultimately, of course, the relevant authorities are responsible for how they choose to respond to our nonviolent action, but it is important that participants understand that a nonviolent action is what the the Free Heartland Kids campaign is engaging in for this week.

ALL ARE WELCOME! We will have signs, banners, leaflets, petitions, chants, and more depending on the time and day. You can show up with nothing but your principles, and we will have material and information to offer you. If you would like to bring your own signs, banners, leaflets, petitions, chants, and more, we welcome them!

The Rally to Remember Yemen

August 7, 2019 - 11 AM - 1 PM

Federal Plaza, Adams & Dearborn, 50 W Adams St, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Supporting Organizations: Chicago Area Peace Action

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Join us and stand with Yemen at the solidarity event to remember the 40 lives that were lost in the schoolbus bombing last year.

Chicago Area Peace Action is seeking organizational co-signers on this letter to the Illinois Congressional Delegation urging they support including War Powers For Yemen in the NDAA!
https://forms.gle/Cz7EzWjvAa8vnSf28

Location: Federal Plaza

Time: 11 AM

Candlelight Vigil to Reinstate the Voting Rights Act

August 6, 2019 - 6:30 PM

Open area (Pioneer Court) adjacent to the Tribune Tower, 435 N. Michigan, Chicago

Supporting Organizations: United for Democracy Now, Public Citizen, DailyKos, NextGen

Contact Info: sharsand1950@gmail.com

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WE ARE IN THE FIGHT OF OUR LIVES TO TAKE BACK AND PROTECT OUR DEMOCRACY. Our Constitution and democratic laws are at stake as Trump packs the courts with right-wing extremists. They will do anything to keep us from voting or having our votes counted.

On TUESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2019, Public Citizen, United for Democracy Now, NextGen, Daily Kos, and many other groups will be having a vigil in Chicago and across the country to Shine a Light for Democracy, starting at 6:30 p.m., on Michigan Avenue, in the open area just south of the Tribune Tower, 435 N. Michigan (same place as last year). *

Over the years, the American people have watched as states have passed laws that put up barriers to voting and suppress the voices of our communities.

For decades, our right to vote was protected under the Voting Rights Act, but in 2013 the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act in Shelby v. Holder decision, and unleashed a new wave of voter suppression.

On the anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, leaders across the country are hosting candlelight vigils to call on Congress to restore the protections in the Voting Rights Act.

Since the Shelby decision, 20 states have imposed restrictive voting laws including voter-id laws, voter purges and gerrymandering — all which disproportionately disenfranchise young people and communities of color.

On Tuesday, August 6th, the America people are fighting back.

Help us restore the Voting Rights Act by joining us on August 6th. If you can’t make ours, have your own local vigils.

Together, we can put a stop to discriminatory voting laws and ensure every person’s voice and vote is protected.

*If you want to add your group as a co-sponsor, or if you want to have your voice heard, just let me know. sharsand1950@gmail.com

Individual lights will be for sale for $1.00 or you can use your phone flashlight. We need to light up the sky for the VOTING RIGHTS ACT. Bring your signs or use ours. We will have poster board and markers

Chicago Youth Climate Strike

September 20, 2019 - 11 AM – 1 PM

Grant Park @ S Columbus Dr and E Roosevelt Rd

Supporting Organizations: Illinois Youth Climate Strike, Sunrise Movement Chicago, 350 Chicago, Chicago Youth Alliance for Climate Action

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Youth from Illinois will be participating in this international strike day to demand our leaders take immediate action to address the climate crisis. We will meet at the south end of Grant Park at the address provided at 11AM and march to Federal Plaza where we will hold a rally featuring performers and speakers. All ages are welcome, we especially encourage students of all grades to come! RSVP! Let’s make this the biggest strike in Chicago yet!

Rally Against Hate!

July 27, 2019 - 11 AM - 3 PM

Crown Fountain, Michigan & Monroe, 201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Clamor & Lace Noise Brigade

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Racists and xenophobes are using “patriotism” and “The Constitution” to conceal their support for concentration camps and family separations. They are targeting Chicago for a “patriot pride” march because we have spoken out against violence at the border.

Standing up for human rights is not “disrespect.” Bigots cannot speak in the name of “freedom.” This fake concern for “values” must be exposed for what it is: a ploy to broadcast hate.

Don’t let racists hide behind the flag! Racists aren’t welcome in Chicago. Show them what this city supports: Close the concentration camps! We stand with activists & congresswomen defending human rights!

Gather at 11 am, counter-protest / rally and music to follow.

Join C&L and stand up against the “send-her-back” bigotry spewed by the “Patriot Pride” march. Bring your instruments – let’s make enough noise to drown out the hate!

Let Freedom Ring – Protest Trump’s 2020 Gala In Chicago

October 26, 2019 - 6 PM

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

Supporting Organizations: Voices for Freedom and Indivisible Chicago

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It seems the president has forgotten what the rights of ALL Americans are… So let’s remind him, how loud freedom can ring…

Oct. 26th is the night of President Trump’s 2020 Gala at his hotel in Chicago. Let’s all come together to show the president that, while he might not remember what the rights of the American people are, we do.
We know that includes our rights to peaceful protest and free speech, even if he would seemingly prefer that we forget the whole “bill of rights” thing.

Stop Marriott’s Deportation Profiteering

July 24, 2019 - 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Marriott Marquis Chicago, 2121 S Prairie Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60616

Supporting Organizations: Chicago Democratic Socialists of America

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Marriott has rented out its conference space by McCormick Place in Chicago to host a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) “trade symposium” Tuesday and Wednesday, July 23rd and 24th.

Show up with Chicago DSA’s Free Heartland Kids campaign to demand Marriott cancel this booking and end its profiteering off the deportation machine!

Just as Chicago’s Heartland Alliance and Maryville Academy accept millions of dollars a year from the federal government to detain and assist in deportations and ICE disappearances of hundreds of immigrant children, Marriott is accepting blood money from CBP to show this arm of the American Gestapo a good time and give them space to put on a trade show for their best ethnic cleansing methods.

We have a different idea of what Chicago hospitality looks like for concentration camp Kommandanten and the people who profiteer off them.

Come join us for any of these 6 time-slots in 2 different locations over the first three days of next week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday):

MONDAY (6/22) 11:30am-1:30pm AND 4:30-6:30pm @ Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile (540 N Michigan Ave)

TUESDAY (6/23) 11:30am-1:30pm AND 4:30-6:30pm @ Marriott Marquis Chicago (2121 S Prairie Ave)

WEDNESDAY (6/24) 11:30am-1:30pm AND 4:30-6:30pm @ Marriott Marquis Chicago (2121 S Prairie Ave)

We’ll be showing up at THE MARRIOTT ON MICHIGAN AVE on Monday, because Marriott as a whole is profiting off this CBP symposium, and we won’t let the company hide this shameful festival down by McCormick Place. Marriott as a whole is stained by this blood money, just as Heartland Alliance and all its programs are.

If Marriott still chooses to give quarter to CBP, we’ll be showing up at THE MARRIOTT BY McCORMICK PLACE on Tuesday and Wednesday to shame the profiteers as they work and to not allow CBP another peaceful welcome into our city.

We’ll also be operating organized call-ins to Marriott to demand they cancel their booking with CBP. More info on this will be posted in the Facebook event page discussion as well as on other CDSA channels.

Contact us at FreeHeartlandKids@gmail.com
Learn more at FreeHeartlandKids.com

Free Heartland Kids Friday Action

July 26, 2019 - 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Heartland Alliance, 208 S La Salle St, Chicago, Illinois 60604

Supporting Organizations: Chicago Democratic Socialists of America

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Hundreds of immigrant children are being detained in our backyard. Heartland Alliance is a Chicago-based nonprofit org that has historically focused on anti-poverty and immigration issues. Heartland currently operates 5 child detention centers and, until recently, 2 in Des Plaines. Currently, over 350 children are detained by Heartland.

The Chicago DSA Immigrants Rights Committee is fighting back.

Join us to continue demanding that Heartland and CEO David Sinski:
1. immediately cease intaking immigrant children into their detention centers;
2. immediately end their contract with the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) at the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to detain immigrant children;
3. release and reunify the immigrant children in their physical custody with their sponsors and families in the United States as soon as possible without sharing those sponsors’ and families’ biometric data, documentation status, or any other personal information with ICE or any agency that shares information with ICE;
4. pledge to use their resources and power to fight for a true detention-free, deportation-free, and ICE-free zone in Chicago and the Chicagoland area.

This is a nonviolent action. We especially do not want to put participants who may be vulnerable on account of their documentation status at risk of arrest during this action. Ultimately, of course, the relevant authorities are responsible for how they choose to respond to our nonviolent action, but it is important that participants understand that a nonviolent action is what the the Free Heartland Kids campaign is engaging in for this week.

ALL ARE WELCOME! We will have signs, banners, leaflets, petitions, chants, and more depending on the time and day. You can show up with nothing but your principles, and we will have material and information to offer you. If you would like to bring your own signs, banners, leaflets, petitions, chants, and more, we welcome them!