Tell Gov. Rauner: Do Your Job!

March 30, 2017 - 5 PM - 7 PM

Hilton Chicago Hotel, 720 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60613

Supporting Organizations: Illinois Working Together & AFSCME Council 31

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Stop Holding Illinois Hostage—Pass A Fair Budget Now!
Don’t Dictate, Negotiate a Fair Contract with State Workers!

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is hosting a “Governor’s Dinner” to raise money for himself and other Republican politicians—charging $40,000 for a “Gold Level” private reception.

We won’t be buying any tickets, but we’ll be there—to tell Governor Rauner to “DO YOUR JOB, negotiate with state workers and sign a budget now!”

Join Illinois Working Together, the Chicago Federation of Labor, AFSCME Council 31, SEIU Illinois, the Illinois Federation of Teachers, Citizen Action/Illinois and more.

For two years, Rauner has failed to propose a balanced budget and refused to work with legislators on a compromise. From students to seniors, he’s holding hostage the people of Illinois.

Meanwhile, Rauner has failed to settle contracts with five unions that represent the overwhelming majority of women and people of color in state government. For the past year he’s refused to negotiate at all with AFSCME, the largest union of public service workers in state government, instead pushing to impose his harsh terms!

Congressional Stakeouts To Save Health Care – West Chicago, IL

March 17, 2017 - 7:30 AM - 7:30 PM

Rep. Roskam's West Chicago office, 2700 W. International Dr. West Chicago, IL 60185

Supporting Organizations: MoveOn

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The GOP “TrumpCare” plan would tear away health care from 24 million people over the next 10 years, defund Planned Parenthood, destroy Medicaid, and raise insurance premiums—and Republicans are hoping to pass it in the next 18 days.

We can stop them and save our health care, if we raise our voices in unprecedented ways. That’s why constituents will gather outside the district offices of nine Republican Senators and 23 Republican Representatives who hold the decisive votes for peaceful “Stakeouts to Save Our Health Care” from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. this Thursday and Friday, March 16 and 17, when members of Congress return home for a scheduled “district work period”.

We’ll make sure that anyone coming in or out of the office—staff, visitors, the members of Congress themselves—have to come face to face with us, their constituents. Bring medical-themed props (slings, crutches, scrubs, stethoscopes), bring home-made signs, and bring your stories, your anger, and your hope!

Rep. Roskam’s West Chicago office
2700 W. International Dr.
West Chicago, IL 60185

Congressional Stakeouts To Save Health Care – West Chicago, IL

March 16, 2017 - 7:30 AM - 7:30 PM

Rep. Roskam's West Chicago office, 2700 W. International Dr. West Chicago, IL 60185

Supporting Organizations: MoveOn

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The GOP “TrumpCare” plan would tear away health care from 24 million people over the next 10 years, defund Planned Parenthood, destroy Medicaid, and raise insurance premiums—and Republicans are hoping to pass it in the next 18 days.

We can stop them and save our health care, if we raise our voices in unprecedented ways. That’s why constituents will gather outside the district offices of nine Republican Senators and 23 Republican Representatives who hold the decisive votes for peaceful “Stakeouts to Save Our Health Care” from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. this Thursday and Friday, March 16 and 17, when members of Congress return home for a scheduled “district work period”.

We’ll make sure that anyone coming in or out of the office—staff, visitors, the members of Congress themselves—have to come face to face with us, their constituents. Bring medical-themed props (slings, crutches, scrubs, stethoscopes), bring home-made signs, and bring your stories, your anger, and your hope!

Rep. Roskam’s West Chicago office
2700 W. International Dr.
West Chicago, IL 60185

Congressional Stakeouts To Save Health Care – Barrington, IL

March 17, 2017 - 7:30 AM - 7:30 PM

Rep. Roskam's Barrington office, Second floor, 200 S. Hough St. Barrington, IL 60010

Supporting Organizations: MoveOn

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The GOP “TrumpCare” plan would tear away health care from 24 million people over the next 10 years, defund Planned Parenthood, destroy Medicaid, and raise insurance premiums—and Republicans are hoping to pass it in the next 18 days.

We can stop them and save our health care, if we raise our voices in unprecedented ways. That’s why constituents will gather outside the district offices of nine Republican Senators and 23 Republican Representatives who hold the decisive votes for peaceful “Stakeouts to Save Our Health Care” from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. this Thursday and Friday, March 16 and 17, when members of Congress return home for a scheduled “district work period”.

We’ll make sure that anyone coming in or out of the office—staff, visitors, the members of Congress themselves—have to come face to face with us, their constituents. Bring medical-themed props (slings, crutches, scrubs, stethoscopes), bring home-made signs, and bring your stories, your anger, and your hope!

Rep. Roskam’s Barrington office
Second floor, 200 S. Hough St.
Barrington, IL 60010

Congressional Stakeouts To Save Health Care – Barrington, IL

March 16, 2017 - 7:30 AM - 7:30 PM

Rep. Roskam's Barrington office, Second floor, 200 S. Hough St. Barrington, IL 60010

Supporting Organizations: MoveOn

Visit Organizers' Event Webpage for Most Up-To-Date Info

The GOP “TrumpCare” plan would tear away health care from 24 million people over the next 10 years, defund Planned Parenthood, destroy Medicaid, and raise insurance premiums—and Republicans are hoping to pass it in the next 18 days.

We can stop them and save our health care, if we raise our voices in unprecedented ways. That’s why constituents will gather outside the district offices of nine Republican Senators and 23 Republican Representatives who hold the decisive votes for peaceful “Stakeouts to Save Our Health Care” from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. this Thursday and Friday, March 16 and 17, when members of Congress return home for a scheduled “district work period”.

We’ll make sure that anyone coming in or out of the office—staff, visitors, the members of Congress themselves—have to come face to face with us, their constituents. Bring medical-themed props (slings, crutches, scrubs, stethoscopes), bring home-made signs, and bring your stories, your anger, and your hope!

Rep. Roskam’s Barrington office
Second floor, 200 S. Hough St.
Barrington, IL 60010

Resist Trump Tuesday ~ Housing Is a Human Right!

March 21, 2017 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Federal Plaza, Dearborn and Jackson, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Jane Addams Senior Caucus and ONE Northside

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The Washington Post reported that the Trump administration will propose cutting $6 billion, or 14%, from the HUD budget. Cuts that severe will cause millions of people to lose their housing assistance, and will dramatically increase homelessness across the country.

Please join us at our action on 3/21 to fight back and send a clear message about the importance of funding for housing, and to connect Trump to the people whose interests he is REALLY serving — corporations and billionaires!!!

Day 48 of the Resistance: Protest the revised Muslim Ban!

March 16, 2017 - 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

101 W Congress Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60605-1074, United States

Supporting Organizations: Arab American Action Network

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On March 16th, 2017, Trump’s new version of the Muslim Ban will go into effect across the United States. The new ban still affects people from 6 Arab, Muslim, and African countries, including Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen, Iran, and Syria. While the trump administration has tried to apply cosmetic changes by excluding legal permanent residents and those who already have visas, one thing is clear–It is Still a Muslim Ban.

The new ban is cloaked in the same xenophobic, Anti-Arab, and Anti-Muslim language of the first. In attacking our communities with the language of the War on Terror, it is clear that the goal is to further target and criminalize our communities through racism.

This ban also comes on the heels of the ramping up of ICE activity as a result of the DHS memos on immigration enforcement. These dangerous memos have created a climate of repression and fear across immigrant communities in the U.S., especially Mexicans and Central Americans. This is why the Chicago welcoming city ordinance amendments, now in the city council, are so important to be passed.

Lastly, this ban also comes as the DOJ, led by racist Jeff Sessions, has promised to further criminalize protests, and take the gloves off local police departments, like Chicago’s, allowing them to get away with their brutality and crimes.

For these reasons, we say join us on March 16th at 4:30pm at 101 W Congress Parkway in downtown Chicago, as we so NO to the Muslim Ban, NO to ICE raids, and NO to the criminalization of Black communities and protest.

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Emergency Action: Target Rauner – Fair Budget NOW!

March 10, 2017 - 11:30 AM -12:30 PM

Chinese American Service League 2141 S Tan Ct, Chicago, Illinois 60616

Supporting Organizations: Bridgeport Alliance

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Turns out Gov. Rauner is going to be in our neck of the woods! Join us for this action to tell him that people are dying while he plays games with the budget.

Tell him to stop bowing down to corporate power, to change his ways, and to put people and planet first!

Meet us at CASL at 11:30 IN THE MORNING!

Rally for Peace & Unity – Lincoln Square

March 15, 2017 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Giddings Plaza ​4731 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: 47th Ward Clergy Coalition, Alderman Ameya Pawar, & The Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce

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Join Alderman Ameya Pawar, the 47th Ward Clergy Coalition, and the Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce to stand in unity against anti-Semitism and bigotry.

​Confirmed speakers include:
Pastor Jason Coulter
Commissioner Bridget Gainer
Committeeman Paul Rosenfeld
s​special message from Rabbi Hertz of Chabad of Lakeview/Lincoln Square