Supporting Organizations: National Lawyers Guild of Chicago
Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
From 12PM to 1PM on Friday, Feb. 17 (#F17), #LawStrikesBack! Lawyers, legal workers, law students, paralegals, court interpreters, investigators, social service advocates, and others who work in the courts will gather in front of courthouses across the country in coordination with the nationwide#GeneralStrike strike planned for the same day.
This is an opportunity for the legal community to express our solidarity with the growing movements against the new regime and its white supremacist agenda. Engage your local community! Invite speakers, make signs, and share with your legal colleagues and allies!
Sponsored by the National Lawyers Guild (nlg.org)
Center for Constitutional Rights (ccrjustice.org)
People’s Law Office (peopleslawoffice.com)
Sugar Law Center for Social and Economic Justice (sugarlaw.org)
Water Protector Legal Collective (waterprotectorlegal.org)
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild
LatinoJustice PRLDEF (latinojustice.org)\
Abolitionist Law Center (abolitionistlawcenter.org)
Palestine Legal (palestinelegal.org)
TGI Justice Project (TGIJP) (tgijp.org)
Defending Dissent Foundation/ Bill of Rights Defense Committee
Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) (srlp.org)
Civil Liberties Defense Center (cldc.org)
National Conference of Black Lawyers- Michigan Chapter
Thedford Garber Law (http://www.thedfordgarberlaw.com/)
If your legal organization would like to co-sponsor this event, please email NLG Director of Research and Education Traci Yoder at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
SPREAD THE WORD! Use #LawStrikesBack along with #F17 and #GeneralStrike.
Supporting Organizations: Chicago Students Union, Chicago Movement for the 99%
Contact Info: email@example.com
CPS has announced a new round of cuts–this time totaling $46M. Instead of taking steps to reallocate TIF funds and implement a LaSalle street tax, CPS has decided to defund our education to remedy their mismanaged budget’s deficit.
The students of Chicago will not stand for another round of racially discriminatory and financially irresponsible budget cuts. Gov. Rauner, Mayor Emmanuel, and CPS CEO Claypool are launching an attack on public education, join us as we fight back!
We are calling for a meeting between student leaders and CPS officials to discuss real, long term solutions to the budget crisis.CPS has announced $46 million in budget cuts. These ten schools are losing 5% of their budgets, the highest amount in this round of cuts. The majority of these schools are top performing, ranked as CPS level one. However, these schools are also predominantly black and brown, low income, and have above average percentages of families with limited English.
For more background on this issue, please see https://www.facebook.com/thechicagostudentsunion/.
Supporting Organizations: Nasty Galentines
If you don’t like something, do something about it. We believe that protest actions can come from a place of love. So, leading up to this Valentine’s Day nasty women everywhere are sending Galentines to our local government officials with notes about a few of the issues that matter most to us.
We invite you to craft Nasty Galentines of your own and mail them to your local officials. No time to craft? We’ve created a few Nasty Galentine’s Day templates you can download, print, and mail.
Galentine’s Day is a holiday dedicated to celebrating your lady friends. It lands on February 13 and was brought into existence by the wonderful creative team of the TV show, Parks and Recreation.
See link to download pre-designed cards.
Gathering at Daley Plaza at 11:00 am on February 17th. The strike continues until February 18th at noon.
Workers and Concerned People of Chicago To Conduct Mass Demonstrations, Walkouts, and Consumer Boycott To Protest Trump Administration.
As tensions continue to flare between U.S. citizens and President Donald J. Trump’s administration, concerned workers and citizens have declared a National Strike on February 17, 2017 (Twitter:#NationalStrike, #F17 #resisttrump #nobannowall #blacklivesmatter, #nodapletc). Open to all people we will join others across the country in a nationwide call to action. We call on people to make their voices heard by demonstrating against Donald Trump and his administration by not working, not attending school, not making any purchases, and participating in demonstrations.
This is an inclusive autonomous call to action. We welcome all people in their struggles against the Fascist Trump Regime.
Contact Info: Javier Salas, 312-508-9094
Nos juntaremos en punto al mediodía en: Esquina de Wacker and Wabash (50 East Wacker Dr)
Gather 12 Noon: Wacker and Wabash
Si quieres decir algunas palabras a nombre de tu organización durante el programa del rally por favor envíame un mensaje por este medio o un texto, llamada a este número para darte más información: 312 508-9094
En Junio de 2015 un grupo de mexicanos y mexicanas, con apoyo de otros Latinos de Chicago decidió llevar acabo la primera protesta en los EEUU contra los insultos racistas y xenofóbicos contra mexicanos y latinos del entonces Candidato Donald Trump durante su visita al City Club of Chicago. (Ver foto.)
Ahora regresaremos a la Torre Trump para expresar pacíficamente nuestro repudio a la política y retórica de odio que provoca discriminación y crímenes en contra de la gente más vulnerable. También, como mexicanos y mexicanas, Latinos y Latinas rechazaremos con firmeza su propuesta de construir un muro en la frontera para causar daño, muertes y que no resolverá nada.
Ven y participa con nosotros, todos son bienvenidos. Mexicanos unámonos.
¡Di NO al odio, grita NO al Muro de Trump!
In Jun 2015, a group of Mexicans, with the support of other Latinos in Chicago, decided to hold the first protest in the US against the racist and xenophobic insults against Mexicans and Latinos of then just announced candidate Donald Trump during his visit to the City Club of Chicago. (View photo.)
Now we will return to the Trump Tower to express peacefully our repudiation of hate politics and rhetoric that provokes discrimination and crimes against the most vulnerable people. Also, as Mexican men and women, Latinos and Latinas will firmly reject the proposal to build a border wall that will only cause damage and disruption and that will not solve anything.
Come and join us, all are welcome. Say NO to hate, shout NO to the Trump Wall!
On March 15th, each of us will mail Donald Trump a postcard that publicly expresses our opposition to him. And we, in vast numbers, from all corners of the world, will overwhelm the man with his unpopularity and failure. We will show the media and the politicians what standing with him — and against us — means. And most importantly, we will bury the White House post office in pink slips, all informing Donnie that he’s fired.
On March 15th, mail your messages to:
President Donald J. Trump
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
On Earth Day, April 22, 2017, we will march on downtown Chicago to take a stand for science. Exact time and location is TBD. Find more information atwww.sciencemarchchicago.org.
-To show support for the scientific community.
-To safeguard the scientific process, and research funding, when seeking answers to the things that matter.
-To publicly celebrate science, which helps us make sense of ourselves and our world.
-To encourage curiosity and exploration, the heart of the scientific approach.
- Stage: On S. Columbus Dr., South of E. Jackson Dr., facing south.
- Entrance: E. Congress Pkwy, from Michigan Avenue.
- There will be NO access to S. Columbus Dr. from E. Jackson Dr.
- For Accessibility information and drop off points, please check back here soon.E. Congress Pkwy, from Michigan Avenue
Supporting Organizations: S#!TSHOW
Operation “Kiss Our Asses, Release Your Taxes!”
In 2006, a Maryland state circuit court determined that mooning is a form of artistic expression protected by the First Amendment as a form of speech.
Donald Trump doesn’t think the American people want to see his tax returns, so let’s show him that we do in the classiest way possible!
Meet at 3:30 PM at Trump Tower, right in front by the riverside. At the crack of 4:00 PM (pun intended), we’ll pull down our pants for a whole 10 seconds and send a powerful message to the Washington elites.
Supporting Organizations: Chicago Latino Collective
Throughout all of the protesting going on I think we needed a protest centered around the hatred and lies Trump has spread about Mexicans and immigrants. Remember: We did not cross the border. The border crossed us.
This protest is definitely open to ALL Latinos no matter where you are from. Chicago has a very large Latino community and we need to come out in solidarity with each other.
Supporting Organizations: Not My President's Day - Chicago, the National chapter of Not My President's Day, and the American Federation of Government Employees
Contact Info: NMPChicago@gmail.com
OUR STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES:
In solidarity and unity with partner demonstrations throughout this country, we are proud to stage in Chicago – a Sanctuary City – a rally to protest the policies and actions of the current White House. While Donald Trump is technically our President, we protest fiercely on this important day – in honor of the Presidents who have come before him – his ability or intention to represent any of us in any real capacity.
(See website for continuation of statement and more details.)