#WearOrange Day 2019

June 7, 2019 - 8 AM

Nationwide

Supporting Organizations: March For Our Lives

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#WearOrange on June 7th to show your support for gun violence prevention.

The March For Our Lives was the largest protest against gun violence in history. But #WearOrange, and other youth activist groups, rallied against this epidemic long before we marched in Washington. National Gun Violence Prevention Day is a day when all of us — survivors, supporters, activists, friends, parents — can come together in solidarity and honor a movement that’s trying to make us all safer.

Walk For Palestine & Al Quds, In Chicago, On the Int’l Quds Day

May 31, 2019 - 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

500 W Madison, Chicago, IL 60661

Supporting Organizations: People United Against Oppression

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The Al Quds Day Walk for Palestine and Quds in Chicago will take place on Friday, May 31, 2019 at 4:30 PM at Consulate General of Israel (Ogilvie Train Station), 500 W. Madison St. Chicago and march to Daley Center. On this day of Al Quds we stand united to oppose the oppressor and stand up for the oppressed. We call on all people of consciousness to stand against oppression, specially that which is taking place in Palestine.

Co-sponsors:
US Palestinian Community Network
Answer Chicago
مركز الجالية الفلسطينية الامريكية شيكاغو-Palestinian American Community Center -Chicago
Friends of Sabeel North America FOSNA
Refuse Fascism Chicago
Muslim Congress

AIPAC is Not Welcome in Chicago

May 30, 2019 - 5 PM - 8 PM

151 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601-3764

Supporting Organizations: Join the Chicago Coalition for Justice in Palestine (Al-Nahda Community Center, American Muslims for Palestine, Palestinian American Community Center, Palestinian American Council, Students for Justice in Palestine [SJP]-Chicago, and U.S. Palestinian Community Network [USPCN]) and Jewish Voice for Peace

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Join the Chicago Coalition for Justice in Palestine (Al-Nahda Community Center, American Muslims for Palestine, Palestinian American Community Center, Palestinian American Council, Students for Justice in Palestine [SJP]-Chicago, and U.S. Palestinian Community Network [USPCN]) and Jewish Voice for Peace as we protest the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)-Chicago Annual Event Thursday, May 30th, 2019, at 5 PM at the Hyatt Regency – downtown Chicago at 151 E. Wacker Drive.

AIPAC, a major arm of the Israel Lobby, is the main advocate in the U.S. for Israel’s ethnic cleansing of Palestine and other human rights violations against the Palestinian people, but its most recent and unequivocal support for Netanyahu’s ultra-right government has reinforced its reputation as a racist, anti-Palestinian, and anti-Muslim force influencing the U.S. Congress.

AIPAC also plays a major role in building Congressional support for Trump and Kushner’s ridiculous Deal of the Century “peace plan,” for Trump’s unilateral recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the Golan Heights as Israeli territory, respectively, and for anti-BDS legislation on both federal and state levels – statutes used to silence critics of Israeli policies by putting Israel first and free speech and the right to boycott last.

Recently, U.S. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, a Black Somali Muslim refugee, publicly criticized AIPAC, raising awareness of the negative influence it has on the U.S. government. Because of her bravery in challenging AIPAC, and by extension, Israel, she was falsely accused of anti-Semitism, and continues to face vicious, racist, and Islamophobic backlash, including death threats.

AIPAC is a supporter of the rabidly racist administrations in both Israel and the U.S. It aids in the violations of Palestinian human, civil, and national rights (both here and in Palestine), and we are going to make clear to AIPAC and its supporters on May 30th that they are not welcome in our city!

Rally to Shut Down Chase and Stop Line 3!

May 21, 2019 - 11 AM - 12:30 PM

21 S. Clark Street, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Rising Tide Chicago and Rainforest Action Network

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Join us for a rally calling on Chase Bank and CEO Jamie Dimon to divest from tar sands and other dirty fossil fuels, in solidarity with frontline leaders fighting the Line 3 pipeline.

While Chase shareholders from across the US are meeting at the bank’s annual general meeting, we’re here to tell them we won’t put up with business as usual. While more species are going extinct, wildfires ravage the west, cities are lost to sea level rise and more water is polluted from spilled pipelines, we call on Chase Bank and other institutions to stand on the right side of history.

***RSVP on Action Network here: https://actionnetwork.org/events/rally-to-shutdownchase-and-stopline3/***

Chase Bank is the largest Wall Street funder of dirty fossil fuels, including Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline in Northern Minnesota, which has not received consent from Indigenous communities, and threatens land, water and ways of life. Chase must discontinue funding all fossil fuel projects and keep oil in the ground.

Join Rising Tide Chicago, Rainforest Action Network, frontline leaders and other local and regional partners in resisting this pipeline and fighting for a just transition.

Action endorsed by 350 Chicago, Chi-Nations Youth Council, American Indian Center – Chicago, Honor the Earth, MN350: Building a Climate Movement in Minnesota, Northfield Against Line 3, PERRO (Pilsen Environmental Rights and Reform Organization), Southeast Side Coalition to Ban Petcoke, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO), Chicago Area Peace Action​, 350 Madison Climate Action Team, 350 Milwaukee, Sunrise Movement Chicago, Environmental Working Group – Chicago DSA, Extinction Rebellion Chicago, Food & Water Watch and more.

#ShutDownChase#StopLine3#KeepItInTheGround#DefundDisaster#divest#tarsands#climatejustice

Sign Honor the Earth’s petition to reject the proposed Enbridge pipeline corridor: http://www.honorearth.org/enbridge_sandpiper_peition

Read the 2019 Banking on Climate Change Report: https://www.ran.org/bankingonclimatechange2019/

Please spread the word!

Photo courtesy of Power Shift Network/350MN.

Pro-choice Walkout

May 21, 2019 - 11:40 AM

Maine South High School, 1111 Dee Road Park Ridge, IL 60068

Supporting Organizations: Indivisible

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We will stand together to protect the reproductive rights of women. An estimated 43% of women will have at least one abortion by the time they are 45 years old. Women should have control over their bodies and no one has the prerogative to take that away. 19% of teens who have had sexual intercourse become pregnant each year and this number is higher among women of color. 78% of these pregnancies are unplanned. 6 in 10 teen pregnancies occur among 18-19 year olds. Only about 50% of teen mothers receive a high school diploma by 22 years of age, whereas approximately 90% of women who do not give birth during adolescence graduate from high school. We are protesting the effect of the abortion bans on women. All women should have the option to terminate a pregnancy for any reason they see fit. All students and faculty are welcome to attend. This is not intended to disrupt learning or class in any manner. We are just exercising our constitutional rights of assembly. Exit toward the football field during the passing period before 5th period on Tuesday(11:40-11:45) in an orderly fashion, without causing any disruptions. We will begin at 12:10 on the football field. Anyone is welcome to prepare speeches, bring snacks, make shirts, and celebrate feminism. Bring sunscreen and a smile!

Stop Abortion Bans Day of Action

May 21, 2019 - 12 PM

Evanston Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave. Evanston, IL 60201

Supporting Organizations: Indivisible

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This Tuesday, May 21st at noon local time at statehouses, town squares, and courthouses across the nation, we will show up to speak out and fight back against this unconstitutional attempt to gut Roe and punish women. Together we say: Stop the bans.

Emergency Rally to Protest Abortion Bans ~ Mount Prospect

May 20, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Corner of NW Hwy & Main, Mount Prospect, IL

Supporting Organizations: Stand on Every Corner Mount Prospect

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Monday 5/20 at 730pm local time at statehouses, town squares, and courthouses across the nation, we will show up to speak out and fight back against this unconstitutional attempt to gut Roe and punish women. Together we say: Stop the bans. PS national protests are also happening Tuesday 5/21 at noon. Please search for an event and also join in if this time works for you. Do not park in the Submarine Express lot. Mount Prospect has several free lots nearby. Please keep signs as family friendly as possible.

Stand Up for Reproductive Justice! ~ Geneva

May 20, 2019 - 4 PM - 6 PM

State Street Bridge, Geneva IL

Supporting Organizations: Fox Valley Activists

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If you can’t make it into Chicago for the rally, join Fox Valley Activists in protest to make our voices heard! Stand up for reproductive justice. Stop the bans.

Politicians in multiple states are passing laws that ban abortion at a point before most people even know they’re pregnant.

These politicians want the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade and let these bans go into effect ending safe, legal abortion in their states once and for all.

We won’t stand by while they take away our right to control our own bodies. Join us, bring your signs, bring your voices, bring your friends and neighbors.

Chicago Rally for Reproductive Justice!

May 23, 2019 - 5:30 PM - 7 PM

Daley Center Plaza, 50 W Washington St, Chicago, Illinois 60602

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Join us as we rally against conservative attacks on abortion rights and uplift a vision of reproductive justice that includes free abortion on demand for anyone who chooses to end a pregnancy. We will be sharing information and hearing from speakers who will help attendees plug into various aspects of the work ahead. There will be chanting, there will be singing, and most importantly, there will be solidarity. We hope to see you there!