Emergency Action! Justice for Tyre Nichols, Manuel “Tortuguita” Teron, and Keenan Anderson!

January 30, 2023 - 6 PM

Federal Plaza, 219 S. Dearborn, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, SOUL - Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation, & others

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NO JUSTICE! NO PEACE! Come out this coming Monday to Federal Plaza at 6 PM to demand Justice for Tyre Nichols, Keenan Anderson, Manuel “Tortuguita” Teron, and all those murdered by police! Rain, snow, or shine, we will be out in the streets this coming Monday demanding JUSTICE, for these families and for our communities who refuse to continue to live under police tyranny. JOIN US! You can read the full statement from the National Alliance by going to bit.ly/justice4tyre

Action endorsed by:
Rainbow PUSH Coalition
Black Lives Matter Chicago
Southsiders Organizing for Unity and Liberation (SOUL)
U.S. Palestinian Community Network (USPCN)
Arab American Action Network (AAAN)

Protest Iranian Executions

December 17, 2022 - 12 PM

Michigan & VanBuren, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Chicago4Iran

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Chicago4Iran is organizing a protest on Saturday, December 17, for the global day of action against the execution of protesters in lran.

We are taking action to help save the lives of protesters in lran before it is too late!

Date: Saturday Dec 17th
Time: 12pm
Starting location: Michigan and Van Buren

Abortion & Full Reproductive Rights National Day of Action!

October 8, 2022 - 12PM - 3PM

Federal Plaza, 219 S Dearborn, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Chicago for Abortion Rights

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IMPORTANT/IMPORTANTE: American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be available.
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The outsized abortion rights victory in Kansas shows that if we mobilize, we win!

The electoral victories in Kansas and in recent special elections show the broad popular support for people to control their own bodies and reproductive decisions. Millions are demanding the freedom to assert our autonomy and build our families free of discrimination, criminalization, and barriers.

Here in Chicago, a broad group of organizations is organizing in solidarity with a National Day of Action to defend – and expand – our access to safe and legal abortion and other reproductive rights.

We dream of a future with protections beyond Roe, in which everyone – no matter who they are, where they are from, or how much money they make – can access free, affirming healthcare within resourced, supportive communities.

Decades of erosion of access to basic healthcare such as abortion care and the overturn of Roe v. Wade, show we cannot depend on politicians and the voting booth alone to preserve and expand our rights.

We must also be in the streets to make sure that politicians and the courts heed our demands, and to build power within our communities. We must take direct action to support people coming to Illinois to exercise their reproductive rights and support their efforts to restore those rights in their home states.

We must recognize that the attack on abortion rights is part of a broader attack on all of our rights – union rights, LGBTQ rights, racial justice, and the rights of working people to do more than fight for scraps and shoddy social services in the world’s wealthiest nation.

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JOIN US ON OCTOBER 8!
A list of co-sponsors is in formation. Current co-sponsors include:
AAUW Illinois, Inc.
AAUW Naperville-IL Area
AIDS Foundation Chicago
Chicago Abortion Fund
Chicago Area Progressives
Chicago Democratic Socialists of America
Chicago for Abortion Rights
Chicago National Organization for Women
Chicago South Side Birth Center
Chicago Teachers Union
Chicago Women Take Action (CWTA)
Chicagoland Disabled People of Color Coalition (DPOCC)
Courts Matter Illinois
Democratic Women of McDonough County IL
Equality Illinois
EverThrive IL
50th Ward Green Party
Freedom Road Socialist Organization-Chicago
Gay Liberation Network
Health and Medicine Policy Research Group (HMPRG)
Illinois Choice Action Team
Illinois Green Party
Illinois National Organization for Women
Illinois Single-Payer Coalition
Indivisible Chicago Alliance
Indivisible Evanston
Indivisible Illinois
Indivisible Oak Park Area
McHenry County Citizens for Choice
McHenry County National Organization for Women
Mujeres Latinas En Accion
NCJW-National Council of Jewish Women Chicago North Shore Section
National Council of Jewish Women South Cook Section
National Nurses United
Physicians for a National Health Program Illinois
Planned Parenthood Illinois Action
Racial Justice Coalition
Radical Women U.S.
Reproductive Transparency Now (RTN)
She Votes Illinois
Toby’s Fund for Reproductive Health Equity
We Are JANE.org
West Suburban IL Democratic Socialists of America
Will County National Organization for Women
Workers’ Voice
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

Rally for Reproductive Justice

September 4, 2022 - 12 PM - 1:15 PM

Second Unitarian Church of Chicago, 656 W Barry Ave, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Second Unitarian Church of Chicago & Midwest Action Coalition

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Following an act of vandalism at our church we will use our public platform to align with all those struggling for reproductive justice. Come and join us for a stand out at the church following service on September 4th. People of all faiths and no religious tradition are welcome to raise their voices together. We are grateful that the Midwest Access Coalition will be joining us.

Rally to End the Torture at Menard Prison!

August 1, 2022 - 6 PM

190 N State St, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression

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Join us on Monday August 1st at 6 PM to demand an end to the torture at Menard Prison. Our loved ones held at Menard have experienced harassment, mistreatment, neglect, abuse, repression, and, in the case of Michael Jefferson and many more, death at the hands of Menard staff and the Illinois Department of “Corrections” (IDOC). We are calling on IDOC Director Rob Jeffreys and Governor Pritzker to act NOW to address these conditions and bring our loved ones home!

Our demands are:
Transfer Michael Minnifield, Isaiah Brady, and Chaz Thrailkill out of Menard immediately!
Conduct an independent investigation into the conditions at Menard!
Pass the Isolated Confinement Restriction Act HB 3564 NOW!
Hold guards who have abused our loved ones accountable!
Shut Down Menard!

We ask all those who are able to come out and join us as we bring these demands forward in a demonstration. We need every person who can to join us in raising these demands, until Rob Jeffreys and JB Pritzker ACT to address the needs of our loved ones, and until this crisis has the attention it needs!

Oppose Anti-Abortionists Coming to Chicago!

July 9, 2022 - 1:30 PM

219 S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60603, United States

Supporting Organizations: Chicago For Abortion Rights

Contact Info: chi4abortionrights@gmail.com

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Having overturned Roe v. Wade by years of packing the Supreme Court, anti-abortion forces now aim to abolish abortion rights in every state.

On July 9th they will bring their crusade to Chicago’s Federal Plaza – they MUST be opposed!

Besides wanting to outlaw abortion nationwide, they are against reproductive rights in general – contraception, quality sex education, accessible childcare, the ability to raise children without crushing economic burdens. It’s no accident that anti-abortion states provide the worst levels of services to young parents and guardians and have the highest maternal mortality rates.

They want to abolish all LGBTQ rights and most stridently oppose the #blacklivesmatter movement and immigrant rights. In short, their anti-abortion agenda has nothing to do with promoting “life.”

Please join a protest AGAINST the anti-abortionists and their crusade to take away our rights!

Co-hosted by:
Chicago Democratic Socialists of America
Chicago For Abortion Rights
Chicago NOW
Gay Liberation Network
Men For Equity and Reproductive Justice
Party for Socialism and Liberation
Reproductive Transparency Now
Tzedek Chicago

Please note we are meeting across the street from the Federal Plaza!

Justice for Jayland Walker!

July 6, 2022 - 6 PM

Federal Plaza, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression

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Join us this Wednesday at 6 PM to demand justice for Jayland Walker, his family and his community.

Akron, Ohio police fired over 90 shots at Jayland Walker during a traffic stop, striking him more than 60 times. Most of these shots came while he was down, and Akron police handcuffed him while he lay lifeless on the ground. The video of this killing was recently released following a week of demonstrations in Akron, Ohio.

We are heeding the call of the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, and joining with chapters across the country to demonstrate demanding justice in the case of this brutal lynching. Come out and join us!

We are demanding:
* Fire and Indict all officers involved in the shooting of Jayland Walker
* The DOJ launch an immediate investigation into the shooting of Jayland Walker
* Community Control of the Police Now!

The whole damn system is guilty as hell! Come out!

Families for Abortion Access: March & Rally

July 4, 2022 - 9:30 AM

38th & South King Drive, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Kido, Chicago Abortion Fund, Chicago for Abortion Rights, & many others - see full listing

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Access to abortion is a family issue! CAF is supporting Kido for a Families for Abortion Access action on 7/4 at 9:30 on 38th/S King Dr.

Join us as we take to the streets on the South Side with our children, parents, and families (chosen families included) to demand freedom, justice, and autonomy for ALL communities.

Building our families should be a process full of love, affirmation, and support – not criminalization! We know the the majority of people who get abortions are parents, and that EVERYONE loves people who have had abortions. Be in community with us this ‘independence day’ to let the world know we ARE NOT FREE, and that we deserve to be in control of our bodies and lives.

All are welcome, including kiddos! Complete list of sponsoring orgs and accessibility information to come.

Join CAF’s Repro Justice Rapid Response list to stay updated with events & calls to action in the future! https://chicagoabortionfund.salsalabs.org/rapidresponse

CO-SPONSORS:
Chicago Abortion Fund
Chicago For Abortion Rights
Care Not Cops
Friends Who March
IL NOW
Illinois Handmaids
Kido
She Votes Illinois

We Won’t Go Back!

June 25, 2022 - 12 PM

Federal Plaza, Adams & Dearborn Streets, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Chicago for Abortion Rights

Contact Info: chi4abortion@gmail.com

Abortion & many more rights under threat.

Resistance & Defiance must be our watchwords now. A politically biased court, stacked with ideologues, is trying to get us to buy the myth that they’re “above politics,” and soberly following the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

Nothing is further from the truth.

“Justice” Thomas let slip the right wing’s real agenda by saying that LGBTQ rights and access to contraceptives are now on their chopping  block  too.

Today’s Supreme Court’s decision is extremely damaging, but far from the last word on the matter. Awful court decisions have been openly and covertly resisted in the past, eventually changing history.

Join us in the fight for safe, legal abortion, full bodily autonomy & other civil rights.

Chicago Reclaim Pride March

June 12, 2022 - 1 PM

954 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657

Supporting Organizations: A City United, Pride Without Prejudice, Life is Work, Kiki Queens

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Just as we seemed to be nearing the end of “uncertain times”, due in large to the Covid 19 pandemic, latent threats re-emerged.

Abortion rights, Gun control, Racial Injustice, Police Violence, Trans Rights and protections all are under attack, just to name a few.

It is only through community that we will overcome these threats to our personal safety and happiness.

This year the Drag March For Change has partnered with Pride without Prejudice to join voices in protest.

This year’s march is a call to action that centers black trans voices, serves as a moment of reflection and as way for the community to move forward in solidarity.

So please answer the call and join us at 1pm on June 12, 2022 at the Belmont redline station for the Chicago Reclaim Pride March!

The official Chicago Pride parade still exists as a for profit entity and though it may claim to celebrate the LGBTQIA2+ community it appears to more so celebrate the American dollar. Through BIPOC leadership molding this event, highlighting the current issues under attack of Trans rights, women’s personal autonomy (abortion rights) , gun control, and police violence they aim to help bring an end to these never ending attacks that hinder our personal pursuit of happiness. This direct action paired with productive programming seeks to act as a summit of solidarity for every color of the LGBTQIA2+ rainbow, mirroring ourselves and the world around us to provide a focus for the future.

*Speakers List and March Route will be released.
To volunteer:
https://forms.gle/jV8kcN2T37Ck6J8R7

List of Demands:

That the Chicago Pride Parade become a non-profit entity equipped with a diverse board that can serve to
guide and protect the true soul of Pride.

That violence against Trans persons becomes classified as hate crime on both a State and Federal level.

That women’s and gender non-conforming people’s right to choose abortion be protected in perpetuity.

That stricter restrictions be immediately implemented for gun control nationally.

That the Chicago City Council defund CPD by 75% and reinvest those funds into social services and community programs.

Justice* for all victims of police violence
*Justice being the abolishment of the system that took these lives and that restorative systems grow in their stead.