We Can’t Turn Back ~ Emergency Protest Against Paris Accord Exit

June 2, 2017 - 4:30 PM - 6 PM

Meet outside Trump Tower at Michigan and Wacker, then we will march to Thompson Center

Supporting Organizations: Indivisible Chicago, AFGE Local 704, Food & Water Watch, Chicago Women Take Action, Sierra Club, Chicago Jobs with Justice, The Illinois Environmental Council

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Meet at Michigan and Wacker for an emergency protest against President Trump’s decision to pull the US out of the Paris Climate Agreement. Then we will MARCH to the Thompson Center to CALL ON GOVERNOR RAUNER to uphold Paris Agreement and create a state Clean Power Plan for Illinois.

Trump is turning his back on jobs, turning his back on his obligation to act on this crisis, and turning his back on the safety of our communities. Chicago will fight back and lead on climate when Trump takes us backward.

Chicago Equality Rally at Andersonville Midsommarfest

June 11, 2017 - 11 AM - 12:30 PM

5400 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640-1210

Supporting Organizations: Andersonville Chamber of Commerce and Windy City Times

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

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Chicago Equality Rally at Andersonville Midsommarfest
Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 11AM
Pride Stage (on Balmoral between Clark and Ashland)
Visit our website at: http://andersonville.org/equalityrally

Please RSVP on this event!
Speakers and further information is forthcoming

Join the Chicago and Illinois LGBTQ community for a gathering of celebration, solidarity and mobilization to affirm and protect all members of the LGBTQ community’s rights, safety, and full humanity.

The Chicago LGBTQ community and allies will be gathering Sunday, June 11 at 11AM at Andersonville Midsommarfest 2017 in solidarity with the The Equality March for Unity and Pride in Washington, DC. Speakers and musical performances will promote visibility, unity, and pride.

The Rally will be held at the intersection of North Clark Street and West Balmoral Avenue. This intersection is home to Midsommarfest’s Pride Stage and is anchored by local, gay-owned businesses.

The Rally is being hosted in partnership with the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce, Windy City Times, Andersonville merchants, and with the support of 40th Ward Alderman Patrick O’Connor and 48th Ward Alderman Harry Osterman. A full schedule of speakers, musical programming, and partner organizations will be publicized in the near future.

Event Emcee: Fawzia Mirza, actor/writer/producer

Speakers: Kim Fountain, Center on Halsted; Emmanuel Garcia, Vives Q/Crossroads Fund; Candace Gingrich, Human Rights Campaignign; Kim Hunt, Pride Action Tankk; Brian C. Johnson, Equality Illinois; Brother Michael C. Oboza, Bisexual Queer Alliance Chicago; Channyn Lynn Parker,Trans Life Center – Chicago House; Ava Santos-Volpe, Ava’s Change4Youth; Rabbi Rachel Weiss, Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation – JRC

Performers: Jess Godwin, Darrian Ford, and Lakeside Pride Music Ensemble

Elected Officials: State Senator Heather Steans, State Representative Kelly Cassidy, 40th Ward Patrick J. O’Connor, 48th Ward – Community Page Alderman Harry Osterman, 46th Ward Alderman James Cappleman

In its 52nd year, Andersonville Midsommarfest is a beloved community festival hosted by the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce that celebrates the history, diversity and localism of the Andersonville community, as well as the arrival of summer in Chicago. The festival’s leadership team feels Midsommarfest is a fitting location for a rally embodying the spirit of solidarity, celebration, and change.

Andersonville Midsommarfest will also donate $1 from each individual gate donation on Sunday, June 11 to be divided among three Illinois-based organizations: Center on Halsted, Equality Illinois, and Ava’s Change4Youth.

The Rally organizers are also actively seeking partner groups to help promote the Chicago Equality Rally at Andersonville Midsommarfest. Interested partners are asked to send their letter of support and logo to doakes@andersonville.org Partners will appear on the event website and Facebook event. In return, partners are asked to share the event on social media, with subscribers and members, and if possible, attend the Chicago Equality Rally at Andersonville Midsommarfest.

Current Sponsors
Windy City Times
Women & Children First Bookstore
Vincent Restaurant
Hamburger Mary’s Chicago
Patrick J. O’Connor
LGBTQ Impact
Rogers Park Montessori School

Current Community Partners
Howard Brown Health
Friends Who March
Chicago Coalition of Welcoming Churches
Pride Action Tank
NCJW – National Council of Jewish Women Chicago North Shore Section
Chicago Women Take Action
Human Rights Campaign
Proud & Included
AChurch4Me MCC
Ava’s Change 4 Youth
Lambda Legal Chicago and Midwest Region
Indivisible Illinois
Bisexual Queer Alliance Chicago
Feminists Instigating Social Transformation
Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles
Chicago Theological Seminary
Jess Godwin

The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce fosters a vibrant environment in which Andersonville businesses can thrive by attracting a diverse customer base; providing business support services and advocacy; and engaging in business attraction, long-range planning, and economic development. The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce will provide the Chicago Equality Rally a gathering space in conjunction with permits in place for Midsommarfest 2017. Any views expressed by individual speakers of the Chicago Equality Rally are independent of the views held by the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce.

Don’t Cap Our Care Rally Chicago

June 6, 2017 - 11 AM - 12 PM

Plaza in front of the Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Access Living

Contact Info: https://www.facebook.com/Access-Living-91612517596/

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On June 6, disability advocates nationwide are hosting “Don’t Cap Our Care” rallies to speak out against per capita caps to Medicaid services that people with disabilities need. In multiple cities across the US, including Washington DC, we are coming together to talk about how the per capita caps in the American Health Care Act (AHCA) will result in deep cuts to Medicaid that could damage the home and community based services, and other healthcare services, that we rely on to be as independent as possible. Join us to show how important this issue is for thousands in Illinois!

Location: Plaza in front of the Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph, Chicago Illinois ***location may be subject to change***

Time: 11 am to 12 noon, Tuesday June 6

Bring: Signs that help show why Medicaid is important to people with disabilities! MY MEDICAID MATTERS!

What Will Happen: We will have a roster of speakers from different disability backgrounds who will speak about how Medicaid per capita caps could hurt them. We will hear them out and show support through chants!

Supporting Organizations: Access Living, Anixter Center, The Arc of Illinois, Autism Speaks Illinois, BNICEH, Equip for Equality, Everthrive Illinois, Friends Who March, Health and Disability Advocates, Health and Medicine Policy Research Group, Healthcare Rights Coalition, Illinois Network of Centers for Independent Living, IMPRUVE, Indivisible Chicago, IPADD UNITE, Legal Council for Health Justice, Mental Health Summit, MS Society, Next Steps NFP, Planned Parenthood of Illinois, Progress Center for Independent Living, Protect Our Care Illinois (seewww.protectourcareil.org for coalition members)

To have your organization listed as a supporter, please contact Amber Smock at Access Living at asmock@accessliving.org.

ASL interpreters will be available. For other reasonable accommodations, please contact Francelia Serrano at (312) 640-2167 or fserrano@accessliving.org. Please make your requests as soon as possible so we can work on setting them up.

***As plans evolve, check back for updates!

Emergency Rally and March to #SaveTheEPA

May 25, 2017 - 12:15 PM

Outside the Metcalfe Federal Building (77 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604)

Supporting Organizations: Sierra Club, EPA employees union AFGE Local 704

Contact Info: Kady McFadden, kady.mcfadden@sierraclub.org

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Earlier this week Trump released his budget proposal, and it’s as bad as you could imagine! This is why we’re joining an emergency rally and march tomorrow with Chicago EPA workers to defend our air, water and communities.

Trump proposes total elimination of funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), environmental justice program, radon detection and lead risk reduction, among others, as well as deep slashes to funding for the Superfund cleanup program.

Eliminating the GLRI would be a huge mistake! The initiative is a bipartisan plan to protect the Great Lakes, our drinking water, and the local economies that depend on them.

ALL Hands On Deck Official Day: Protect the Great Lakes

July 3, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

all handsondeckgreatlakes.org for participating communities

Supporting Organizations: All Hands on Deck

Contact Info: Kimberly at allhandsondeckgreatlakes@gmail.com

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see: all handsondeckgreatlakes.org for participating communities

Beach captains needed! Organize an ALL HANDS ON DECK event on your shoreline today! For more information contact: Kimberly at allhandsondeckgreatlakes@gmail.com

Rally Against a Woman Hating Drumpf Lover

June 30, 2017 - 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Naperville Ribfest - Knoch Par, Naperville, IL

Supporting Organizations: Friends Who March

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Country singer Toby Kieth played Drumpf’s Inauguration & is now going to play a male only concert in Saudi Arabia with him. So let’s march outside the fest & let Toby know how we feel about him. We will not go inside the fest as we won’t give any money to am organization that would book this disgrace to all women.

​The Children’s March for the Future

May 20, 2017 - 10:00 AM rally 11:00 march

Daley Plaza, Chicago, IL

Contact Info: http://march4thefuture.weebly.com/contact-us.html

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The Children’s March for the Future aims to bring attention to the issues that will shape the world that we will inherit.  We come together to demand action from our leaders and insist that they protect the most vulnerable among us.  We hope to inspire children so that they know their voices are powerful.

The Student Activism Organization, a small group of children initially inspired by The Women’s March on Washington, pledges to defend human rights, the environment of our planet and strive toward true liberty and justice for all.

Though we may be young and we may be small, together we will change the world.

We will kick off the event with a rally at Daley Plaza, including inspiring child and teenage speakers. Next, we will proceed East toward State St, march South on State to VanBuren, West on VanBuren to Clark, then North along Clark back to Daley Plaza. Rally begins at 10:00am Saturday, May 20th, with the march kicking off at 11:00am.
Please let us know that you will attend the march on May 20th by RSVP’ing on our home page!

Peace March

May 20, 2017 - 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

The Bean (Cloud Gate), Millennium Park

Supporting Organizations: Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light

Contact Info: http://www.hwpl.kr/about/hwpl

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4th annual Walk for Peace brought to you by HWPL Chicago. We are calling all law enforcement, clergy, men, women, youth, and teens to come show your support to raise awareness in Chicago and around the globe for peace.

See you there!

Chicago Wear Orange Party for Peace

June 3, 2017 - 12 PM

Harold Washington Playlot Park, 5200 S Hyde Park Blvd, Chicago, IL 60615

Supporting Organizations: Chicago Moms Demand Action

Contact Info: https://everytown.org/?akid=10726.2506694.JJo0AR&rd=1&t=11

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Join Chicago Moms Demand Action, Everytown Survivor Network and Chicago community organizations for a family friendly Party for Peace in Harold Washington Playlot Park! We will have lunch and fun for kids as we mark the 3rd National Gun Violence Prevention Day and recommit to honoring all survivors and saving lives.

Chicago March for Truth

June 3, 2017 - 11 AM - 1 PM

50 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60603-5107

Supporting Organizations: Indivisible Chicago, Indivisible 123GO

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Join the March for Truth, Saturday June 3, 2017 where citizens will gather to demand more accountability and transparency from their federal, state and local elected officials. A successful democracy requires Truth, transparency, openness and the rule of law. This march will tell our elected officials that we will not tolerate corruption, lies and the abuse of our trust.

Foreign interests are undermining our elections. Billions are of dollars are lost to corruption and graft. The incidents of harassment against women and minorities are on the rise but are downplayed by an administration pushing the lies of “alternative facts.”

Our Priorities:
Demand an independent investigation into Russian interference in our election process.
Demand an honest accounting of the Trump administration’s conflict of interests.
Demand the Department of Justice continue to investigate police abuse against minorities and sexual harassment in the workplace.