Solidarity Action for Amazon and Student Global Climate Strikers

September 20, 2019 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

AT&T Building, 227 W Monroe St, Chicago, Illinois 60606

Supporting Organizations: About Face: Iraq Veterans Against the War, Arise Chicago, Chicago Jobs With Justice, Chicago Workers Collaborative, Eco-Justice Collaborative, Food Chain Workers Alliance, Food and Water Action, Illinois Youth Climate Strike, Raise the Floor Alliance, SEIU Local 1, Sunrise Movement Chicago, United Electrical Workers Western Region, United Working Families, Warehouse Workers for Justice

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Join the Warehouse Workers For Justice & Sunrise Movement Chicago for a joint action in support of the Amazon Tech Workers and the Global Climate Strike. The climate strike called by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has spread throughout the world and students all over Chicagoland will be walking out demanding immediate action on climate change.

These students have now been joined by over a 1000 Amazon Tech Workers nationally who will be walking off their jobs to demand Amazon and CEO Jeff Bezos take real action to confront the climate change crisis. With Amazon’s rapidly growing fleet of fossil fuel powered airplanes, boats, trains, semi-truck and delivery vehicles, the retailer is a major contributor to climate change. In fact, transportation is now the largest contributor to climate change in Illinois and nationally. Come join us to support workers and students who will be demanding Amazon take immediate action to combat climate change

We will be meeting at the downtown Amazon corporate offices on September 20th, 930am at 227 W Monroe (At&T Center) with a press conference at 10am and walk off at 1025am (Labor, Environmental Justice and Student Feeder March) to main event at Columbus and Roosevelt to join main student rally. If your organization would like to formally endorse, email roberto@warehouseworker.org

Event Sponsored By: About Face: Iraq Veterans Against the War, Arise Chicago, Chicago Jobs With Justice, Chicago Workers Collaborative, Eco-Justice Collaborative, Food Chain Workers Alliance, Food and Water Action, Illinois Youth Climate Strike, Raise the Floor Alliance, SEIU Local 1, Sunrise Movement Chicago, United Electrical Workers Western Region, United Working Families, Warehouse Workers for Justice

Secure Our Vote Day-of-Action Press Conference: Chicago!

September 17, 2019 - 12 PM - 1 PM

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

Supporting Organizations: Indivisible Illinois 9th District Andersonville-Edgewater, Indivisible Illinois, Indivisible Oak Park Area

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Speakers:
Renato Mariotti: Former Federal Prosecutor & CNN Legal Analyst
Kristina Zahorik: President, Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association (IDCCA)
Jaquie Algee: Director of External Relations – Service Employees International Union – Healthcare Illinois (SEIU HCIL)
Kathleen Hogan: Co-host & co-producer, Live from the Heartland Show

The entire national security community agrees that election interference in 2016 was only a preview of what’s to come unless Congress acts. Yet the Senate has failed to move forward with critical election security funding for states.

Mitch McConnell is trying to prevent our nation from taking action on Election Security, but due to popular outcry we have a chance to win $600 million to secure our elections by replacing election machines with paper ballots in the next Congressional appropriations whose deadline is October 1.

The House recently passed HR 3351, which would allocate $600 million to states so that they can update electronic voting equipment with systems that use verifiable paper ballots. Paper ballots are the best protection against cyberattacks attempting to change the outcome of our elections.

On Tuesday, September 17th, activists are taking part in a nationwide day of action. People across the country are gathering outside their local Senate office to demand the Senate passes allocates funding to secure out elections. Sign up now to attend an event in Chicago!

Sign up: http://bit.ly/SAFEActNow

#SAFEActNow#SecureOurVote

Southside Together Organizing for Power – STOP.’s photo. SEP5 CBA Rally to Stop Displacement

September 5, 2019 - 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

6220 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60637-2932, United States

Supporting Organizations: Southside Together Organizing for Power - STOP

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A CBA Housing Ordinance was introduced in City Council in July. The Mayor promised she would pass it. Lets keep up the pressure and make sure we get this done.

The Obama Center is expecting to break ground in the coming months, and the real estate speculators have not stopped. Lets make sure we put in place protections to stop displacement before its too late…

What do we want?
CBA!!
When do we want it?
Now!!!

We the People March Chicago Solidarity March

September 21, 2019 - 1 PM - 4 PM

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

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

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We are proud to rally and march in Chicago in solidarity with the “We The People March” in Washington, DC, this same date. Everyone with a conscience – join us! – because silence and inaction are complicity!

We are marching to end concentration camps, ICE terror, and ethnic cleansing. No longer can we stomach another migrant child dying, men and women living in degrading conditions lacking basic needs such as medicine and tooth brushes.
To that we say NO MORE!!!
We are marching to end the war on science and our environment. As the Amazon burns and ice melts away in Greenland, scientists who objectively predict catastrophic scenarios of the planet’s future are being pushed out of the federal government.
We say NO MORE!!!
We are marching against the increasing normalization of deadly white supremacy as we see shootings in El Paso and Dayton and Odessa, and white supremacists march with police escorts in liberal “Gomorrahs” like Portland, after the Supreme Court approved a Muslim ban and religious discrimination against LGBTQ people.
We say NO MORE!!
We are marching to demand Trump and Pence must go. Silence and inaction are complicity. IN THE NAME OF HUMANITY WE REFUSE TO ACCEPT A FASCIST AMERICA!!!

If you agree, please join us. Organizations are welcome – encouraged – to endorse, promote, and join us on Sept. 21.
Organizing meetings will be held on Monday, Sept 9, and Monday, Sept 16. Location TBA soon.

March for the Amazon

September 5, 2019 - 4 PM – 5:30 PM

Brazilian Consulate In Chicago, 401 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60611

Supporting Organizations: Extinction Rebellion Chicago

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We have decided to postpone this action (formerly planned for Aug 26th) and reschedule it for Sept 5th, in coordination with a newly-planned international GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION FOR THE AMAZON, together with APIB (Brazil’s Indigenous People Articulation) and Amazon Watch!

The Official Animal Rights March – Chicago

August 24, 2019 - 1 PM

Federal Plaza, 219 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Chicago Animal Rights March and Surge

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UNITE FOR THE ANIMALS!

🔺MARCH TIME, LOCATION, AND ROUTE: WE WILL START ON TIME AT 1PM at FEDERAL PLAZA, 219 South Dearborn Street. We will first hear from our March speakers and their powerful testimony of love for the animals. We will then have a loud but peaceful 1 hour March through the heart of downtown Chicago and we will end at the Water Tower.
🚲🚘🚞

The Official Animal Rights March is an annual vegan march founded by UK animal rights organization Surge. The march began in London in 2016 with 2,500 attendees and by
2018 TOARM succeeded in a global attendance of 28,000 vegans marching in 25 cities across the world, demanding an end to all animal oppression. In 2019 we’re bringing The Official Animal Rights March to Chicago to spread the message of animal liberation across the globe.

In order to make this march succeed, we need your help. Invite your friends, tell every vegan you meet, this is the day where we unite, where we stand up, rise up and say no more, not in our name. ALL people who support animal rights are welcome!

The future is vegan, but we must continue to speak out on behalf of the animals until the day that their suffering ends.

Save the date, spread the word – and let’s make history for the animals.

www.theofficialanimalrightsmarch.com
www.surgeactivism.com

FreeHeartlandKids Friday Action

September 6, 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!

FreeHeartlandKids Friday Action

August 16, 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!

15CantWait: Rally for a $15 minimum wage in Chicago

August 22, 2019 - 12 PM - 1 PM

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

Supporting Organizations: Raise Chicago, Women Employed, Shriver Center on Poverty Law, Equality Illinois, SEIU Healthcare IL & IN, Restaurant Opportunities Center Chicago - ROC Chicago, Restaurant Brighton Park Neighborhood Council, Chicago Federation of Labor, Grassroots Collaborative, Carlos Ramirez-Rosa

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Chicago workers can’t wait until 2025 for a living wage of $15 an hour.

August 22nd is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day. Black women make 61 cents to every dollar a white man makes. Stand up for black women. Stand up for workers. Rally to tell Chicago Aldermen to pass the #15CantWait ordinance.