Stop Trumpcare: Chicago Vigil for Victims of Health Care Neglect

June 27, 2017 - 6 PM - 8 PM

Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington St., Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Kelly Hayes & Lifted Voices

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Within the next week, 24 million people could lose their health care. On Tuesday, we will come together and hold vigil for those who are already being lost due to health care neglect, and for those who will be lost if Trumpcare passes.

Even with the Affordable Care Act in place, there are people suffering, dying and crowdfunding for their lives, for lack of health care. The disabled, the chronically ill, the impoverished and the criminalized are already without adequate care and services, and under Trumpcare, conditions will deteriorate for many.

This bill is a form of state violence, and we are committed to creating a space where community members can connect, hear each other’s stories, and get informed about the levels of action they can take to defend themselves and their communities from this harm.

Signs are encouraged. We will prepare some, but we encourage you to bring your own signs with your own message or story, or a message about who you are fighting for.

This event is being organized in community collaboration with Lifted Voices and other friends and co-strugglers.

Emergency Healthcare Rally – Shift 2

June 30, 2017 - 5 PM - 6 PM

300 S County Farm Rd, Wheaton, IL 60187-4526

Supporting Organizations: Friends Who March

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The Republicans are going to try to pass Trump(don’t)Care this week. Friends Who March, Our Voice & other Indivisible groups are joining together to save the ACA. We will have 2 shifts at #RunawayRoskam‘s Wheaton campaign office. The first one is during lunch, 11am-1pm. The second is during rush hour, 5-6pm. Bring your healthcare signs & satires.#WhenOurHealthcareIsUnderAttackWhatDoWeDo?

Jazz Funeral MARCH (Second Line) on Winnetka

June 26, 2017 - 4 PM - 6 PM

Hubbard Woods Park 939 GREEN BAY Rd, Winnetka, Illinois 60093

Supporting Organizations: NEIU Chapter of University Professionals of Illinois & Afscme Local 1989

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Northeastern Illinois University United
sponsored by NEIU/UPI 4100 and NEIU/AFSCME Local 1989

welcomes students, staff, and faculty from all Illinois universities, and we invite our community partners and our union sisters and brothers to mourn and reclaim the future of Illinois in a . . .

Jazz Funeral MARCH ON WINNETKA

for Higher Education in Illinois and for All Public Education and Social Services in the State

Resurrection is not optional.
We are Illinois, and we demand stop gap funding and a state budget.

Emergency Healthcare Rally – Shift One

June 29, 2017 - 11 AM - 1 PM

300 S County Farm Rd, Wheaton, IL 60187-4526

Supporting Organizations: Friends Who March

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The Republicans are going to try to pass Trump(don’t)Care this week. Friends Who March, Our Voice & other Indivisible groups are joining together to save the ACA. We will have 2 shifts at #RunawayRoskam‘s Wheaton campaign office. The first one is during lunch, 11am-1pm. The second is during rush hour, 5-6pm. Bring your healthcare signs & satires.#WhenOurHealthcareIsUnderAttackWhatDoWeDo?

Medical Emergency: Rally to Save the ACA

June 28, 2017 - 12 PM - 1 PM

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

Supporting Organizations: Protect Our Care IL, Indivisible

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RED ALERT – WE NEED ALL AMERICANS WHO BELIEVE IN PROTECTING THE ELDERLY, THE DISABLED, CHILDREN AND THE POOR TO SHOW UP AND DEMAND RAUNER TO DEFEND OUR STATE.

Governor Rauner has been silent on AHCA, and this silence speaks volumes. He can not be allowed to get away with sitting on the sidelines while his Republican allies in Congress vote to give him a 6.6. million dollar tax cut at the expense of children, the disabled, middle class families and the elderly.

We will deliver a 5000 signature petition to Governor Rauner during the rally. Sign the petition and share https://actionsprout.io/1D7168

WE NEED EVERYONE TO COME OUT. Rally! Have your voices be heard! We demand that Governor Rauner speak out. We demand that he represent the people of Illinois who will die and lose their jobs without ACA. Join Indivisible Chicago and our allies as we rally outside the Governor’s office and demand that our voices be heard.

An ASL interpreter for the hearing impaired will translate.

#SaveMedicaid #ILSavaACA

Candlelight Vigil For Nabra And All Victims Of State Violence

June 22, 2017 - 6 PM - 8 PM

Federal Plaza, 50 W. Adams St., Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: TAKE ON HATE

Contact Info: https://www.facebook.com/takeonhate/

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The murder of our young Muslim sister Nabra Hassanen has horrified our community. This tragic loss of life comes at a time of increasing acts of violence and hate against Muslims, mosques and other people of faith and houses of worship in the United States and abroad. This terrible act of violence can’t be separated from the current political moment, a moment where Black lives are under increased attack and where bigots like Nabra’s murderer are emboldened by the anti-Black, anti-Arab and anti-Muslim rhetoric.

The national origin and immigration status of the man who killed Nabra does not matter, he acted on vicious anti-Black and anti-Muslim racism that has become normalized today. To add insult to injury, the police of Fairfax county have not yet investigated Nabra’s murder as a hate crime, claiming it instead, as a “road rage” incident. We completely reject this false narrative put forward by the police and demand a full investigation take place treating this as the hate crime that it is.

Join us as we stand in solidarity with Nabra’s family and community against hate and call on Fairfax county officials to investigate her brutal murder as a hate crime.
#JusticeforNabra #TakeOnHate #TakeOnHateChi

Endorsed by: (List in formation)
Arab American Action Network – AAAN
Arab American Family Services – AAFS
Organized Communities Against Deportation – OCAD
The Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Represion
ANAKBAYAN – Chicago
National Alliance for Filipino Concerns – NAFCON
Jewish Voice for Peace – Chicago
Women’s March – Illinois
Muftah.org
MPower Change

March For Palestine and Al Quds In Chicago On The International Day Of Quds

June 23, 2017 - 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

500 W Madison St, Chicago, IL 60661-2508

Supporting Organizations: People United Against Oppression, Answer Chicago

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The Al Quds Day March for Palestine and Quds in Chicago will take place on Friday, June 23, 2017 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.

Sponsors:
People United Against Oppression
Muslim Congress
Answer Chicago
Neturei Karta Int’
Refuse Fascism Chicago
Workers World Party

Do not stay at home make it a priority and join us as we raise our voice for the oppressed around the world.

Use: #AlQuds2017CHI

#blacklivesmatter #Yemen #Syria #Iraq #Ferguson #Bahrain #Qatif#SheikhSalman #SheikhZakzaky #chicago #Pakistan #Palestine #Gaza#Israel #Chicago #PalestineNotForSale #QudsDay #SaudiArabia #Qatif#Myanmar #Rohingiya

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Tell the GOP: Do Your Jobs, Save Healthcare

June 19, 2017 - 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

9421 W Higgins Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018

Supporting Organizations: Indivisible Chicago

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IMPORTANT UPDATES: Please arrive at the protest by 4:30 PM. The press conference portion of the program will begin promptly at 5.

Public Transit: Rosemont Blue Line CTA Stop (0.5 mile from protest location). SHUTTLE now available. It will leave promptly at 4:40 PM.

Bus from SEIU Healthcare HQ to protest leaves promptly at 3PM: 2229 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL

NEW parking options
UFCW Benefits Fund office: 9801 W. Higgins Rd, Rosemont, IL (0.7 miles from protest location)
The Ram Restaurant & Brewery: 9520 Higgins Road
Rosemont, IL (kiddy corner to protest location. 0.1 mile)

REMINDER: The protest and press conference will be held on the sidewalk outside Gene & Georgetti Steakhouse (where the Rauner/IL GOPfundraiser is being held) near Higgins Road & River Road, Rosemont, IL.

Join us for a protest and press conference outside a $10,000 a plate fundraiser attended by Governor Rauner and the Illiniois Republican Members of Congress. Tell Rauner and the GOP Congressmen to do their jobs, save our healthcare.

The protest and press confernece will be held on the sidewalk outside Gene & Georgetti Steakhouse (where the Rauner/IL GOP fundraiser is being held) near Higgins Road & River Road, Rosemont, IL.

While IL surpasses 700 days with no budget and with the healthcare of over a million families in Illinois at risk, Governor Rauner and IL GOP Congressmen will gather for a $10,000 fundraiser in Rosemont dubbed “Cocktails with the Congressmen.”

All Illinois Republican Congressmen recently voted for a bill cuts healthcare for 23 million people while giving huge tax cuts to the rich (including $6.6 million tax break for Rauner).

Gov. Bruce Rauner and Congressmen Roskam, Davis, Shimkus, Bost, , Kinzinger, LaHood, Hultgren are not doing their jobs. They are working against the interests of their constituents.

IL Healthcare Truth Tour: Heal Don’t Repeal!

June 22, 2017 - 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Federal Plaza, 219 S. Dearborn, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Indivisible Chicago

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When Illinois GOP Congressmen Roskam, Hultgren, Kinzinger, Davis, Bost, LaHood and Shimkus cast their votes in favor of #TrumpCare, they voted to take away healthcare from tens of millions; gut protections for preexisting conditions; cut funding $880 billion from #Medicaid for children, the disabled, veterans and the sick to fund a massive tax break for corporations and the rich; and defund Planned Parenthood. Governor Rauner has remained silent in the face of this devastation for Illinois. In doing so, they attacked the very Illinoisans they swore to protect.

Come join us as the massive MOBILE BILLBOARD BUS ends its statewide tour in Chicago. Stand in Solidarity with the millions of Illinoisans who will lose coverage, with 42% of rural children, with the 1 in 2 births covered by Medicaid, with our fellow citizens dependent on Rural Hospitals that will close under the GOP plan. Please bring your stories and raise your voices, letting everyone know – including any present press – how this vote will affect you and your loved ones.

Illinois will never forget this vote— and we will continue to show up to hold them accountable. Our voices will be heard whether they hold town halls or not, and we will remember in 2108. The fight starts in Illinois, right now.

If you cannot make this event, please consider donating so that we may purchase more billboards across Illinois at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/signsforsellouts?refcode=indivisible

#SignsForSellouts #ILSaveACA #HealDontRepeal #StandIndivisible

Chicago Demands Justice for Philando Castile Solidarity Rally & March

June 18, 2017 - 3 PM

53rd & King Drive

Supporting Organizations: Black Lives Matter Chicago & Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression

Contact Info: https://www.facebook.com/blacklivesmatterchi/

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The acquittal of Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez, in the murder of Philando Castile is another act of legalized terrorism in the United States! Such acts of police terror are inexcusable and highlight how the entire system conspires to protect police who kill us and are rarely held accountable. Since the founding of this country, built on indigenous peoples’ genocide, we have dealt with the unchecked violence against Black and brown people: from southern sheriffs and vigilantes to urban cops! No longer can we allow this brutality to go unchecked and violate our human rights everyday in the US and abroad! We have to expose the connections between state violence and painful and deadly street violence fueled by poverty, cycles of trauma and desperation. People cannot call the cops when trouble happens, because cops often make things worse. Remember last Christmas when young Quintonio LeGreir called for help and ended up dead along with Bettie Jones, mother of five, killed by by officer Robert Rialmo. We need other solutions.

This Fathers Day join us in standing up to a system that legalizes our murder by police and perpetuates conditions that result in violence on our streets. This system has produced too much Black death.

March for Philando Castile! Father of one.

March for RonnieMan Johnson! Father of five.

March for all our fathers, mother’s, siblings and children killed by police

March for all this system has failed, abandoned, tortured and killed

Lift up their names:
Xavier Joy
Rekia Boyd
Pierre Loury
Chad Robertson
Takiyah Holmes
Tywone Lee
Kanari Gentry Bowers
…& so many more

June 16 was Soweto Day when youth of South Africa rose up against a racist state. Monday is Juneteenth (June 19) when in 1865 enslaved people in Texas celebrated the end of chattel slavery. And so on June 18, 2017 the struggle continues in Chicago.

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Endorsed by:
the #LetUsBreathe Collective
Black Lives Matter: Chicago
R3 Coalition
Lifted Voices
CLAW
Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression
Women’s March IL
Kenwood Oakland Community Organization
Pilsen Alliance
Northside Action For Justice
Lugenia Burns Hope Center
Southside Together Organizing for Power – STOP.
Fight For 15 Chicago
Answer Chicago