Day of Action March & Rally: Oppose Netanyahu & Trump

February 15, 2017 - 5 PM - 7 PM

Tribune Tower, 435 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Coalition for Justice in Palestine (CJP), Chicago Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP)

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The protests, rallies, and collective movement building that we are witnessing across the United States are inspiring. People from different struggles are coming together to disrupt agendas based on racism, bigotry, and Islamophobia and send a definite message that we will be fighting back.

In the midst of all this beautiful resistance, the White House announced that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be coming to DC to meet with Trump on February 15. We can expect that this meeting will result in even more open US support for Israeli policies that deny Palestinian rights, including the building of illegal settlements, and a further cementing of the “shared values” of racism and hate.

We must seize this opportunity to say loud and clear– from US to Palestine:#BuildMovementsNotWalls!

We are marching to:
Stop raids
Stop tearing apart families
#Not1More
#HereToStay
#EndDeportations

Join us to march from Trump Tower to the Consulate General of Israel in Chicago. We will raise our voices loud and clear.

We will start at the Tribune Tower and march until we reach Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago, 401 N. WABASH AVENUE.

Buses will leave from Mosque Foundation, OPPC, and ICCI.
Co-sponsored by Chicago JVP.

Resist Trump Tuesdays – International Women’s Strike

March 7, 2017 - 4:30 PM - 6 PM

Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Resist Trump Tuesdays Chicago

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In solidarity with women around the world, #ResistTrumpTuesdays Chicago will lead a powerful direct action and partial strike on March 7th, the eve of the International #WomensStrike in the United States and concurrent with the strike in many countries around the world.

Trump’s misogyny and hateful rhetoric triggered the massive#WomensMarch on January 21st, but the suffering and exploitation of women and working people everywhere long predates his administration. We are coming together to strike, protest, and pressure our elected officials to address the root cause of this suffering: the global corporate forces locking all of us into a race to the bottom in wages and working conditions.

Join us Tuesday, March 7th at 4:30pm for the International #WomensStrike to fight for the global economic justice we’ve always needed!

Resist Trump Tuesdays – We Need Resources Not Police Forces!

February 21, 2017 - 3:30 PM - 5 PM

Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Resist Trump Tuesdays Chicago

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In Cook County Jail there are thousands of people locked up everyday for non-violent offenses that are taken away from their families, communities, jobs and convicted of being poor before they’ve even been convicted of a crime because they can’t afford their cash bail. That ain’t right! On February 10 we introduced a bail reform legislation with Rep. Christian Mitchell that would end cash bail for non-violent offenses and stop convicting people of being poor.

Donald Trump thinks that the way to solve the violence in Chicago is to send in the National Guard and increase police presence. What our city, state and country needs are more resources – a living wage, affordable housing, healthcare for all and fully funded public education – that is what will lessen crime and violence.

We’re also going to target Judge Evans who has yet to choose a side. We’re going to ask him to choose a side. Are you on the side of Donald Trump or are you on the side of the people?

Bigotry Is Not Normal

February 15, 2017 - 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Quadrangle Club, 1155 E 57th St, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: U of C Resists, https://www.facebook.com/uofcresists/

Contact Info: uofcresists@gmail.com

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Three days after Donald Trump issued his Muslim Ban, and one day after a far-right racist in Québec murdered six Muslims in a Quebec City mosque, the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics announced its intention to invite Trump’s former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, “to discuss the rise of Trump, the current President’s management style, and why many Americans found Trump so relatable.”

We invite all of Chicago to take a stand against this normalization of bigotry, please share widely.

Legal Community Strikes Back on #F17

February 17, 2017 - 12 PM

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

Supporting Organizations: National Lawyers Guild of Chicago

Contact Info: chicago@nlg.org

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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)

Co-Sponsored by:
Center for Constitutional Rights (ccrjustice.org)
#Law4BlackLives (law4blacklives.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
(nationalimmigrationproject.org)
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
(bordc.org)
Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) (srlp.org)
Civil Liberties Defense Center (cldc.org)
Law@theMargins (lawatthemargins.com)
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 traci@nlg.org and chicago@nlg.org

SPREAD THE WORD! Use #LawStrikesBack along with #F17 and #GeneralStrike.

Students Fight Back!

February 13, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Thompson Center, 100 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Chicago Students Union, Chicago Movement for the 99%

Contact Info: chicagostudentsunion@gmail.com

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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/.

Nasty Galentines – Nationwide Galentines (Valentine) Protest

February 13, 2017 - 12 AM - 12 PM

Supporting Organizations: Nasty Galentines

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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.

Chicago General Strike Against Trump #F17

February 17, 2017 - 11 AM

50 W Washington St

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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.

Mexican Unity Rally Vs. Hate ~ Contra El Odio

February 11, 2017 - 12 PM

50 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL

Contact Info: Javier Salas, 312-508-9094

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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!
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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!
#NohateNowall

The Ides of Trump- Nationwide Postcard Protest

March 15, 2017 - 10 AM - 5 PM

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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