On March 4th, we will be rallying outside of Rep Mike Quigley’s office in Chicago calling him out for his votes to increase Pentagon spending – a move that benefits his campaign donors like Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Boeing and more. We will be in front of his office with the big checks written to him by war profiteers and joining the national calls for a War Powers Resolution for Yemen. Help us hold Rep. Quigley accountable!
The rally will be an hour then organizers will be traveling to Sean Casten’s office in Glen Ellyn for a similar protest. Please coordinate your own transportation if you would like to join us in front of Casten’s office as well!
Students for Justice in Palestine DePaul Black Alliance for Peace Chicago Committee Against War and Racism Chicago Area Peace Action Chicago Area Peace Action DePaul Democratic Socialists of America – Chicago Young Communist League Divest Quigley Medicare 4 Mike
A march for EVERYONE to demand that the Supreme Court keep its “Hands off our Bodies!” We demand they “Uphold Roe!” WEAR GREEN in solidarity with ABORTION RIGHTS EVERYWHERE!!
On March 5th, the Saturday before International Women’s Day, please join us for a march in the LGBTQ community formerly known as “Boystown” as we defend the right to abortion throughout the country for women and gender non-conforming people.
The right to control our own bodies is one that LGBTQ people hold dear. After centuries of church and state attempts to sanction and control us, we know that rightwing attempts to destroy abortion rights, regardless of whether we can become pregnant ourselves, are an existential threat to us all.
If we lose the right to legal abortion, all of us will find a host of other rights soon on the chopping block. For those leading the attack on abortion are the same people who denounce #BlackLivesMatter and barely conceal their contempt for LGBTQ people, immigrants and refugees. They’re the same people opposing voting rights, union rights and the social services that would begin to address the gaping inequalities in this country.
Faced with these attacks on multiple fronts, we cannot remain “siloed” in our individual movements. That’s the way to piecemeal defeat. Instead, we must rebuild the intersectional struggles that gave us legal abortion across the county in 1973..
The 1960s and early 1970s was an era that saw LGBTQs fight for our rights and at the same time support the Black Panthers fighting racism. The Black Panthers not only opposed racist police violence, they organized against the US war in Vietnam. Women organizing in the civil rights and anti-war movements were inspired to establish a radical women’s rights movement.
This is our legacy from the ‘60s era. Solidarity works! It’s a legacy that the rightwing fears, hates and has been working for decades to destroy.
Solidarity among grass-root movements is the way forward. Rather than depend on politicians with their fingers always to the wind or on unreliable, rightwing courts, the way to defend and expand our rights today is unity in action.
So join us on March 5th as we march in the neighborhood formerly known as “Boystown” to demand, “Defend Roe! Stop the attacks on abortion and all reproductive rights!”
Initiated by Chicago For Abortion Rights and co-hosted by: Chicago NOW Clinic Vest Project Freedom Road Socialist Organization-Chicago Gay Liberation Network Illinois Choice Action Team Illinois Single Payer Coalition Physicians for a National Health Program-Illinois Party for Socialism and Liberation Chicago Pride Without Prejudice Radical Women-U.S. Refuse Fascism Chicago Reproductive Transparency Now
The Department of Justice has yet to act on our demand for justice for Laquan McDonald and all those included in the 50 cases we submitted to them in 2016. We need justice for all those murdered by police! And Laquan McDonald’s killer, Jason Van Dyke, walking free after serving only 39 months of his 81 month sentence, is nowhere near justice. It’s a reflection of the extent this system will go to protect killer kkkops from consequences, just as we saw most recently in Minneapolis in the case of Daunte Wright. We must bring an end to police murdering with impunity! The DOJ has the power to bring federal charges against Jason Van Dyke, and we will continue to pressure them until they do. Join us in Federal Plaza March 4th at 5:30 PM to demand justice! #Justice4Laquan#IndictVanDyke
Concerned about climate change? Think banks should stop funding dirty new fossil fuel projects? Join us every 1st and 3rd Friday to tell Chase Bank it’s not cool to be the #1 funder of climate chaos!
Chase customers will deliver a letter to Chase, urging them to Stop the Money Pipeline that is fueling the climate crisis. JPMorgan Chase is the world’s top funder of fossil fuel projects, investing $317 billion since 2015, and 33% more than any other bank.1
Please join us to support defunding all new fossil fuel infrastructure! We will meet at Fountain Square at 4:30 p.m. for a rally with songs and speakers, then walk over to Chase. Bring a protest sign and your family!
In January of 1973, the landmark Roe v. Wade decision made legal abortion the law of the land in the US. This historic victory has already been overturned in Texas and the Supreme Court could well gut or overturn it officially in the coming year.
In Chicago each year, the anti-abortion bigots want to turn the anniversary of Roe into a rallying cry for their side. They don’t represent the majority and we won’t let them represent our future!
Join Chicago for Abortion rights and our local reproductive rights allies as we peacefully counter protest the bigoted anti-abortion March for Lies. With Roe hanging in the balance, it is more essential than ever that the majority of people who support abortion access and bodily autonomy act now to demand: abortion for all, no bans anywhere, no vigilante bounty hunters. Make our voices heard.
Bring your friends, family, and co-workers! Also, please wear a mask for COVID safety!
Joining Chicago for Abortion Rights as co-hosts so far: Chicago Abortion Fund Chicago Democratic Socialists of America Chicago Feminist Action Chicago NOW The Clinic Vest Project Gay Liberation Network Illinois Choice Action Team Midwest Access Coalition Mujeres Latinas en Acción New Era Young Lords Chicago North and Northwest Suburban NOW Our Revolution Evanston Illinois Party for Socialism and Liberation-Chicago Physicians for a National Health Program-Illinois Radical Women – U.S. Refuse Fascism Chicago Reproductive Transparency Now White Panthers-Indiana
CHICAGO STANDS FOR ABORTION RIGHTS AND WITH ABORTION PATIENTS AND PROVIDERS!!!
We recently heard from our community members inside of Stateville Correctional Facility that they are receiving only 32 ounces of water every two days despite the recommended daily amount being 64 ounces. What is happening inside Stateville is incredibly wrong!
Join us on December 7th at 9:00 AM in Trinity United Church of Christ’s parking lot for the car caravan as we drive down to deliver water to detainees and demand that changes be made!
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
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!
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
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!