Chicago Boeing Protest

June 14, 2019 - 12 PM - 1 PM

100 N Riverside Plz, Chicago, IL 60606-1517, United States

Supporting Organizations: CODEPINK: Women For Peace and Refuse Fascism Chicago

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Join us at Boeing’s International Headquarters to protest their murderous profits! Boeing is the top Yemen war profiteer. The company has sold over $21 billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia in the past decade, linked to 180 deaths in Yemen. We’re putting them on notice we will not tolerate their making a killing on killing!

“Victory Trump?” at Wrigley Field? Hell NO!

June 8, 2019 - 5 PM

Addison and Sheffield, Chicago

Supporting Organizations: Refuse Fascism Chicago Chapter, Degenerate Artists Against Fascism

Contact Info: chicago@refusefascism.org

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Todd Ricketts, co-owner of the Cubs, and his cousin Pete, governor of Nebraska, are hosting a “retreat” in Chicago for top GOP money men, including “guest speakers” like Mick Mulvaney. These are the people who put Trump & Pence in the WH and they are determined to keep him there.

This is a luxury skybox mutation of Trump’s fascist rallies, throwing big money and political connections instead of punches and chants of “shoot them (refugees at the border) down” and “lock her up.”

Don’t pretend this is just normal electioneering when Trump is ripping apart the political process so blatantly that even Nancy Pelosi admits Trump/Pence might not leave if they lose in 2020.
The regime’s consolidating power includes building up forces in “blue cities” which ultimately must be brought to heel in their new fascist social order. A secret weapon of fascism is hidden in plain sight – getting people normalized to the horrors. Migrant children dying at the border over there… women stripped of fundamental rights down there. Devastating wildfires, tornados and hurricanes yonder. Coups and air strikes, white supremacist terror attacks, anywhere but not here. People in blue areas get smaller and more surrounded, giving up ground and losing our soul.

Three years ago at University of IL Chicago thousands shut down an early Trump campaign rally. Now Trump is in power and his moneyed thugs are mobilized to go to venerable Wrigley Field, in the heart of one of the country’s well-known LGBTQ communities, during Pride Month. Really?

If you are any less outraged today then you were 2½ years ago, you are learning to make peace with fascism. This is not about “keep Chicago blue.” It’s about standing up for humanity and saying We Refuse to Accept a Fascist America.

Come out to Wrigley Field at 5pm Saturday afternoon to protest this reception for Trump bag men and political operatives and the owners of the Chicago Cubs who are trying to turn baseball fans into passive spectators – or worse – to Trump’s power grab and juggernaut of atrocities. We call all on Handmaids, marching bands, climate warriors, etc. to join us:
Victory Trump? Hell No! Trump Pence Regime Must GO!

Making Our Voices Heard: Calling for an End to Money Bond

June 17, 2019 - 10:45 AM - 1:30 PM

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

Supporting Organizations: Coalition to End Money Bond & Others

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The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Pretrial Practices will issue recommendations for the future of our state’s pretrial justice system in December 2019. Illinois residents have been calling on the Commission to open their process to the public and hear the voices of people impacted by the unjust practice of pretrial incarceration. On June 17th, they are hosting a public hearing in Chicago.

Join us as we rally before the public hearing and then head to the hearing at the Bilandic Building, 5th Floor, Room C-500 (160 N. LaSalle Street) to make sure that our voices are heard!

Endorsed by:
Coalition to End Money Bond
A Just Harvest
ACLU of Illinois
Chicago Appleseed
Chicago Community Bond Fund
Chicago Metropolitan Association, Illinois Conference UCC
Community Renewal Society
Illinois Justice Project
Love & Protect
Nehemiah Trinity Rising
Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
The Next Movement (TNM) at Trinity United Church of Christ
The People’s Lobby
SOUL – Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation
UU Prison Ministry of Illinois
Workers Center for Racial Justice
Human Rights Watch Chicago

World Refugee Day Celebration + One Human Family March

June 29, 2019 - 12 PM

Pottawatomie Park, 7340 N Rogers Avenue, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: World Refugee Day Chicago, Heartland Alliance, RefugeeOne, Iraqi Mutual Aid Society الجمعيه العراقية للتعاون المشترك, GirlForward, Refugee Education & Adventure CHallenge - REACH

Contact Info: Shannon Ericson (sericson@heartlandalliance.org) or David Helfand (david.helfand@iraqimutualaid.org)

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Join us on Saturday, June 29th at Pottawatomie Park (7340 N Rogers Avenue) for our 2019 #WorldRefugeeDay Celebration! Event details listed below:

Soccer Tournament: 8:00am – 4:00pm (break at 12pm to join One Human Family March)

Multi-cultural performances & speakers: 10:00am – 12:00pm, 1:00pm – 3:00pm (line-up TBA)

One Human Family March: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Youth Activities: 10:00am – 2:00pm

We hope to see you there!

If you have any questions about the event or would like to get involved, please email Shannon Ericson (sericson@heartlandalliance.org) or David Helfand (david.helfand@iraqimutualaid.org)

Interested in supporting the event? Donate to our GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/7c45tr-world-refugee-day-2019

Sign up to volunteer: http://bit.ly/2Mg0uDE

Medicare for All Emergency Ambulance

June 6, 2019 - 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Cut House, 300 N LaSalle Dr, Chicago, IL 60654

Supporting Organizations: Our Revolution

Contact Info: 8155829343

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“Are you for Medicare for All or are you on the side of Big Pharma and the insurance industry?”

That is the fundamental question -Our Revolution intends to pose to Democratic lawmakers across the country with its nationwide “Medicare for All Emergency Ambulance Tour,” Our goal is to pressure members of the House majority to support Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s single-payer legislation.

This Thursday we plan on visiting Congressman Dan Lipinski for his $1000 a plate breakfast and Congressman Mike Quigley office to encourage them to support Medicare for all. We need your support and hope you can join Our Revolution.

Thursday- 8am-9am
Congressman Lipinski (fundraiser) Cut House 300 N LaSalle Dr, Chicago, IL 60654

Thursday 12:00-1:00
Congressman Mike Quigley (office) 3223 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 60657

LWVIL Celebrates Women’s Right to Vote Day

June 10, 2019 - 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Federal Center and Plaza 219 S Dearborn St, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Supporting Organizations: League of Women Voters of Illinois

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Join the League of Women Voters of Illinois as we celebrate the commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of Illinois being the first state to ratify the 19th Amendment. The LWVIL Executive Director, Audra Wilson, will be speaking at 10:15 am about the importance of the League’s work that made this day possible in 1919 and the work that we are doing in 2019 that continues the fight to make democracy work for all. Lt. Governor Stratton and others will be in attendance to celebrate with us.

We are asking all League members and supporters to WEAR WHITE in solidarity and celebration of this historic moment that marks the 100 years of work of the League of Women Voters in Illinois and the state of Illinois in supporting the rights of women.

Palos Township Trustees: Censure Brannigan Now!

June 10, 2019 - 6 PM - 7 PM

Palos Township, 10802 S. Roberts Rd. Palos Hills, IL

Supporting Organizations: TAKE ON HATE

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On May 11th, we protested outside of Sharon Brannigan’s flower shop to say: #Resign

On May 13th, we mobilized dozens of community members to pack the room and demand not only Sharon Brannigan’s resignation, but for the other trustees on the board to #Censure Brannigan via a resolution!

Join us on Monday, June 10th @ 6:00PM to ensure that the Township trustees propose and vote on a resolution to censure her!

Hate has no home in our community! #ResignBrannigan

Medicare For All day-of-action in Chicago!

June 8, 2019 - 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

300 E. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Illinois for Bernie Sanders and Chicago for Progressive Action

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Join National Nurses United (NNU), Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), Illinois Single Payer Coalition, Sen. Nina Turner and others for a #MedicareForAll day of action on Saturday, June 8th in downtown Chicago!

The first rally of the day will take place at the Blue Cross Blue Shield Building (300 E. Randolph Street) at 1:30pm. Then we will march over to the Hyatt Regency (151 E. Wacker Drive), where a second rally will take place at approximately 2:30pm. Somewhere along the way will be a die-in (location TBA). The American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates will convene at the Hyatt Regency Chicago June 8-12. The AMA opposes national improved #MedicareForAll and has joined with health insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies to undermine the M4A movement, even though more than half of physicians support it.

Local speakers will include:
-Claudia Fegan, MD; PNHP
-Antonio Sanders; deaf activist, advocate, educator and mentor

**As of Tuesday, June 4th, we have been informed by his campaign staff that Sen. Sanders has a scheduling conflict that afternoon in Iowa. Will share any relevant updates on this event page if anything changes.**

Jane Addams Senior Caucus will provide a bus for people who can’t walk or roll between the two rally locations. The event will take place out of doors.

Nearby bathrooms, including accessible bathrooms: Millennium Station, 151 N. Michigan Avenue; Millennium Park.

We hope to see you there!

Medicare For All Rally at AMA

June 8, 2019 - 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

300 E Upper Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601

Supporting Organizations: Women's March - Illinois and Students for a National Health Program (SNaHP)

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Students, physicians, nurses, allied health care workers, and activists from around the country will unite in Chicago to protest outside the annual meeting of the American Medical Association.

We are taking a stand AGAINST corporate greed, misleading advertising, and the profit motive in health care.

And FOR a system that guarantees quality health care and choice of provider for all Americans, regardless of income.

The rally will kick-off at the Blue Cross Blue Shield HQ (300 E Randolph St) at 1:30 PM, then we will march to the AMA convention held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel (151 E Wacker Drive).

“I am hopeful because right now, there is a mass movement of people from all over this country, rising up. Nurses, doctors, patients, caregivers, family members — we are all insisting that there is a better way to structure our society, a better way to care for one another, a better way to use our precious time together.

Join us in this struggle. Be a hero for your family, your communities, your country. Come give your passion and your energy and your precious time to this movement. It is a battle worth waging, and a battle worth winning. For my son Carl, for your children, and for our children’s children.” – Ady Barkan, Be a Hero