Gubernatorial Candidate Forum Part 1
Jun
24
10:00 am10:00

Gubernatorial Candidate Forum Part 1

  • Frank W. Reilly Elementary School

UN35 will be hosting a Gubernatorial Candidate Forum on June 24th at 10 AM.

We have invited candidates for Illinois Governor to meet our neighbors and discuss the issues facing our community, city, and state.

GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE FORUM #1
Senator Daniel Biss
Saturday June 24th | 10-11:30am
Reilly Elementary School
3650 W School St, Chicago, IL 60618
Program begins PROMPTLY at 10am, please arrive at 9:30 for registration. Read more. 

 

 Don't Agonize, Organize! (Formerly West Loop Huddlers)
Jun
24
10:00 am10:00

Don't Agonize, Organize! (Formerly West Loop Huddlers)

  • WeWork Fulton Market

Republicans in the Senate are working to quietly repeal Obamacare prior to the July 4th recess. We cannot let this happen! Millions of people's coverage (and actual lives) are at stake here!
Every call counts up until the July recess, so let's get together June 24th to flood the Senate's switchboards with our opposition.
We will meet to call, write, text, fax, carrier pigeon, smoke signal - whatever we need to do - to make our voices heard!

Lakeview/Lincoln Park Meetup
Jun
24
1:00 pm13:00

Lakeview/Lincoln Park Meetup

  • Chicago Public Library - Lincoln Belmont Branch

Join Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America members in the Lakeview/Lincoln Park area to get involved in our upcoming events. Hear updates on our fight for commonsense gun laws! (Children are welcome!)

Chicago DYKE MARCH 2017!
Jun
24
2:00 pm14:00

Chicago DYKE MARCH 2017!

  • Little Village

SAVE THE DATE! 

Chicago Dyke March Collective presents the 21st Annual DYKE MARCH in Little Village!

La Colectiva Dyke March en Chicago presenta La Vigésima primera Marcha Dyke en La Villita

WHEN: SAT, JUNE 24th, 2017
CUANDO: Sabado, 24 de Juno 2017

WHERE: Piotrowski Park
DONDE: Piotrowski Park
Route TBA

ASL-English interpretation will be provided
Habrá interpretación de lengua de signos americana en Inglés

More Info

Chicago Centrists - Meeting w/ guest speaker Tom Tresser
Jun
24
3:00 pm15:00

Chicago Centrists - Meeting w/ guest speaker Tom Tresser

  • Lincoln Park Library

Chicago Centrists is a group for people who feel let down by both political parties and blame the influence of money in politics, a lack of bipartisanship, and gerrymandering for our unresponsive system. If this resonates with you, come out to our June chapter meeting, where we will discuss the overall strategy to bridging the partisan divide, provide a status update of progress so far, and plot the path forward at both the local chapter level and the national Centrist Project organizational level.

This month's speaker will be Tom Tresser, public defender, civic educator, co-founder of The CivicLab, and author of the book "Chicago Is Not Broke." He will talk about Tax Increment Financing (TIFs) and the reason politicians are not using our tax dollars the way the vast majority of taxpayers would like. Learn more about Tom Tresser here: http://www.tresser.com/about/

I hope to see everybody at this meeting to help change the face of politics!

Solidarity contingent in this year’s Gay Pride Parade!
Jun
25
11:00 am11:00

Solidarity contingent in this year’s Gay Pride Parade!

  • 4466 North Broadway Street Chicago, IL, 60640 United States

Please help bring this message to streets of Chicago on the last Sunday in June as more than 1,000,000 people watch the Gay Pride Parade and our SOLIDARITY contingent in it! We will be marching with a HUGE 168 sq foot banner with the design shown in the picture above!! 
Read more. 

March with Daniel Biss at the Chicago Pride Parade!
Jun
25
11:00 am11:00

March with Daniel Biss at the Chicago Pride Parade!

  • Corner of W. Montrose Avenue and N. Broadway Street

This Sunday, June 25th, join State Senator and 2018 gubernatorial candidate Daniel Biss at Chicago’s Pride Parade. We’ll meet north of the corner of Montrose Ave and North Broadway St. around 11:00 am. Parking around the event will be extremely limited. We recommend you take public transportation. The Wilson L stop is close to the parade location.

Whether working to prohibit using fear of someone one's sexual orientation or gender as a defense for violence, or banning “gay conversion” therapy for minors, Daniel has been long been an ally to the LGBTQ community. 

Join us as we celebrate the LGBTQ community and march to continue the fight for equality for all!

Chicago Pride Parade
Jun
25
12:00 pm12:00

Chicago Pride Parade

  • Broadway & Montrose Chicago, IL, 60614 United States

Chicago's 48th Pride Parade will take place on Sunday, June 25th starting at 12:00pm. The Chicago Pride parade is one of the oldest and largest anywhere in the world and covers a 4-mile parade route. The parade route is as follows:

Starts at Montrose Avenue and Broadway
Down Broadway
Halsted
Belmont
Broadway again
Diversey Parkway
Finish in Lincoln Park at Diversey and Sheridan Road
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Summer Canvass Kickoff - (North) (Sign up is in shifts. Not a full-day commitment.)
Jun
25
12:00 pm12:00

Summer Canvass Kickoff - (North) (Sign up is in shifts. Not a full-day commitment.)

  • TBD

Join us for the kick off to the Coalition for a Better Illinois 6th's Summer Canvass! We will be speaking to people who share our values and who voted in the 2016 Presidential Race but did not come out to vote in 2014. We'll be asking about what issues matter to voters and educating them on how their elected officials voted on those issues. 

We will be encouraging them to participate in the democratic process and letting them know that the next elections will be in 2018. We will leave behind information on voting by mail and registering anyone else in the house hold that is not registered to vote. We will conduct follow up to keep these people informed. 

Please RSVP so we know how many walk lists to print:
http://bit.ly/2sKYHZB

Where: The location will be finalized and updated on this event shortly

When: Saturday, June 25

Kickoff from 12 PM - 1:00 PM

Everyone can pick the shift that works best for them and then drop their walk lists off. Anyone who can't make the kick off will be trained at the start of each shift for about 30 minutes. All the walk lists will be within a 15 minute drive or less.

Kick Off - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Shift 1 - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Shift 2 - 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

CTU Pride! Hosted by Chicago Teachers Union
Jun
25
12:00 pm12:00

CTU Pride! Hosted by Chicago Teachers Union

  • Uptown Chicago

The Chicago Teachers Union will join the 48th Annual Chicago Pride Parade on Sunday, June 25. This will be the seventh consecutive year that our union’s LGBTQI members, allies and friends will participate in what always turns out to be a fun event on the city’s North Side!

This year the school and student groups will march together, and we invite you to wear red when you join our marching contingent at this year’s parade. The details of our float location will be announced soon.

We invite all Chicago public school teachers, students, staff, parents, and other LGBTQI and education allies to march with us!

Start: June 25, 2017, at 12:00 p.m. 
The CTU float will be at 1200 W. Montrose

Pride Parade Brunch and Viewing Party!
Jun
25
12:30 pm12:30

Pride Parade Brunch and Viewing Party!

  • wineHouse

We love celebrating during Chicago's Pride Parade...especially in our roomy, air-conditioned space with a view (and a restroom)! Join us on Pride Parade Day for a private viewing party and brunch. We're renting bleacher seats to set up in our front windows since the parade will go right past ourHouse!

We'll also have an array of brunch food for your enjoyment as well as a mimosa/sparkling wine tasting bar AND Bloody Mary samples.
Can you say "no brainer"?

$45/person
ALL PERSONS MUST BE PAID FOR AHEAD OF TIME!! 
RSVP to melissa@chicagowinehouse.com or call (872) 802-3766 to lock in your spot ASAP. Space is limited!

How Did We Get Here?! A Path to a More Equitable Illinois
Jun
25
2:00 pm14:00

How Did We Get Here?! A Path to a More Equitable Illinois

  • 2240 North Campbell Avenue Chicago, IL, 60647 United States

Same as it ever was. Same as it ever was.

Illinois is on the verge of entering a third year without a budget. CPS schools has a debt exceeding $40,000 per pupil. Inequality and injustice remain the law of the land.

Will we look back twenty years from now and find ourselves in the same situation or worse or are we willing to explore a path to a better city and state. Please join me and special guest Rep. Will Guzzardi for a house party on democracy, how organizations like The People's Lobby are fighting for a better city and state, and how you could be a part of it!

Not One Well! No Fracking in Illinois! Hosted by Food & Water Watch - Midwest and Chicago Group of the Sierra Club
Jun
26
12:30 pm12:30

Not One Well! No Fracking in Illinois! Hosted by Food & Water Watch - Midwest and Chicago Group of the Sierra Club

  • James R. Thompson Center

Woolsey Energy wants to frack in Illinois — but we’re fighting back!

They've applied for the first high-volume horizontal fracking well and the comment period ends NEXT TUESDAY (June 27). You can post a comment HERE: https://tinyurl.com/NotOneWell-1 

Fracking is a danger to not only our planet, but our lives!! Allowing them to drill in our state (or any other) would set a precedent for other money hungry vultures who have no care for human life, only profit. Read more

Jazz Funeral MARCH on Winnetka· Hosted by NEIU Chapter of University Professionals of Illinois and Afscme Local 1989
Jun
26
4:00 pm16:00

Jazz Funeral MARCH on Winnetka· Hosted by NEIU Chapter of University Professionals of Illinois and Afscme Local 1989

  • Hubbard Woods Park

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.

Jack's Birthday Fundraiser - Hosted by Sierra Club Illinois
Jun
26
6:00 pm18:00

Jack's Birthday Fundraiser - Hosted by Sierra Club Illinois

  • Pegasus Restaurant & Taverna

Having fun is part of the resistance! Join us to celebrate Jack's (50th?) birthday in support of Sierra Club Illinois Chapter PAC.

Dinner and open bar included in ticket price. 

Contributions to Sierra Club, IL Chapter PAC are not tax-deductible. Paid for by Sierra Club, IL Chapter PAC. A copy of our report filed with the State Board of Elections is (or will be) available on the Board official website www.elections.il.gov or for purchase from the State Board of Elections, Springfield, Illinois. Employer information is required by law.

Democrats of Northfield Township Meeting - Calling All Captains!
Jun
26
7:00 pm19:00

Democrats of Northfield Township Meeting - Calling All Captains!

  • Northbrook Public Library

Anyone Can Talk; We Need You to Walk!

Field operations. Ground game. We've all heard these are keys to winning elections, and we've seen particular candidates build (or hire) a team of field workers to spread the word. But what would our township voter turnout look like if we had a standing field team at the ready to help worthy Democratic candidates and causes? Imagine the impact on the 2018 Illinois Governor and federal mid-term elections, if we get organized and ready now. Come learn about field strategy and volunteer to serve as a captain for your neighborhood precinct. We will discuss walking, phoning, list mastery, and how we, each of us, can and will make a difference in our 62 precincts. Please RSVP here or at info@northfielddems.org.

Deputy Voter Registrar Training - Lake County - Round Lake
Jun
27
6:00 pm18:00

Deputy Voter Registrar Training - Lake County - Round Lake

  • Round Lake Area Public Library

Tenth Dems is sponsoring volunteers to participate in a training seminar in Lake County for residents who want to become Deputy Voter Registrars. The training session is conducted by the County Clerk's office, and once you complete the session you will officially be able to register others to vote.

There are certain requirements. You must be 18 years old and registered to vote in Lake County. Once you are trained to register voters in Lake County, you can register voters anywhere in Illinois. 

We must submit your name in advance. If you are interested, please contact us at volunteers@tenthdems.org, or call us at 847-266-VOTE (8683).

Voting is our most basic right, and helping others to exercise that right is an important contribution to our community. We hope you can help.

Chi Hack Night
Jun
27
6:00 pm18:00

Chi Hack Night

  • Braintree office

The Chi Hack Night is a free, weekly event in Chicago to build, share and learn about civic tech and tools to create, support, or serve public good.

Jean Cochrane  and Alex Soble will talk about their work creating chano4mayor.com. The website proposes that Chance the Rapper run for the Mayor of Chicago in the upcoming 2019 elections. The site also explains what's at stakes and engages residents to make sure they're registered. 

RSVP and more information. 

What is Take Back Your State? - Join us for an online event
Jun
27
7:00 pm19:00

What is Take Back Your State? - Join us for an online event

  • Virtual

Stay in your PJs and join us for an online event, right here on Facebook, where we'll discuss the who, what, when, where and whys of Take Back Your State. 

The content portion of this event will only take a half hour. The 2 hour time slot is to allow for discussion.

Hope to "see" you all there!

Lady Parts Justice League's Vagical Mystery Tour
Jun
27
7:00 pm19:00

Lady Parts Justice League's Vagical Mystery Tour

  • Metro Chicago

Lady Parts Justice League is a coven of hilarious and witty feminist comedians and writers who use humor and pop culture to expose the haters fighting against reproductive rights. They believe if there is not laughter, dancing and sexy time in your revolution, you need to fix that. Hosted by LPJL co-founder and The Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead, Lady Parts Justice League's comedy show features a diversity of voices that not only spread the good word on repro rights, but also fight against sexism, racism and homophobia. The live show brings audiences together with clinic workers and advocates to grow local community support. And you never know what surprise celebrity guests will pop up along the way!

$15 advance / $20 at the door / 18+ / Doors at 7pm / Show at 7:30pm / Tickets: http://bit.ly/2obbCnu

Hosted by Lizz Winstead with Alonzo Bodden, Joyelle Johnson, Leah Bonnema, Dr. Willie Parker and K'Valentine

I Support a Living Wage!
Jun
27
7:30 pm19:30

I Support a Living Wage!

  • Wilmette Village Hall

It’s time to act again! 

This Tuesday, June 27th, at 7:30 pm the Wilmette Village Board will discuss and vote whether or not to “opt out”, exempt Wilmette employers from complying with, Cook County Minimum Wage and Sick Leave Requirements. Thanks to all who responded to the first Action Alert 2 weeks ago, It’s time to act again.

Let our elected officials know where you stand. 

Please attend the Board meeting to show your support or express your thoughts in person. 

The LWV can make a difference on this issue - it will take all of us to make ourselves heard. 

For more information, see our Website: www.lwviwilmette.org or FaceBook page: https://www.facebook.com/LWV.Wilmette/

WANT June General Meeting
Jun
27
7:30 pm19:30

WANT June General Meeting

  • Ebenezer Lutheran Church

Join us in the Cafe at Evenezer Lutheran Church on Tuesday, June 27 at 7:30 p.m. We'll have discuss what's going on around the neighborhood and plan for the rest of 2017!

Medical Emergency: Rally to Save the ACA · Hosted by Indivisible Chicago and Indivisible Illinois
Jun
28
12:00 pm12:00

Medical Emergency: Rally to Save the ACA · Hosted by Indivisible Chicago and Indivisible Illinois

  • James R. Thompson Center

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 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

Come out. Rally! Have your voices be heard! We will demand that Governor Rauner speak out. We will demand that he represent the people of Illinois who will die without ACA. Join Indivisible Chicago and our allies as we rally outside the Governor's office and demand that our voices be heard.

Cocktails & Conversation, Judaism and Community Activism
Jun
28
5:30 pm17:30

Cocktails & Conversation, Judaism and Community Activism

  • Chicago Loop - RSVP & Tickets Required

Please join AJC ACCESS Chicago and the Jewish-Black Business Alliance for Cocktails and Conversation with Tamar Manasseh. As a Jew of Color, she will share her experience and insights with us about navigating race and Judaism in South Chicago. 

Summer of Resistance Chicago: Non-violent Direct Action Training: Day 1
Jul
1
9:30 pm21:30

Summer of Resistance Chicago: Non-violent Direct Action Training: Day 1

  • 2643 West Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL, 60622 United States

Greenpeace's Summer of Resistance is coming to Chicago! Join us for a full-day workshop on using non-violent direct action, creative communication, and peaceful protest to fight for social and environmental justice. 

These trainings are for anyone who wants to skill up, step up, and take action to stop the Trump agenda — no experience required.

Sign up for Saturday July 1 (9:30am - 5:30pm CDT) -
http://bit.ly/2sg0S7q

OR

Sign up for Sunday July 2 (9:30am - 5:30pm CDT) -
http://bit.ly/2ts8Klx

Space is limited, so RSVP at one of the links above to reserve your spot today! RSVPing on Facebook will NOT add you to the official event list. 

Questions? We've love to hear from you — contact us at resist.help.us@greenpeace.org.

Summer of Resistance Chicago: Non-violent Direct Action Training: Day 2
Jul
2
9:30 am09:30

Summer of Resistance Chicago: Non-violent Direct Action Training: Day 2

  • 2643 West Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL, 60622 United States

Greenpeace's Summer of Resistance is coming to Chicago! Join us for a full-day workshop on using non-violent direct action, creative communication, and peaceful protest to fight for social and environmental justice. 

These trainings are for anyone who wants to skill up, step up, and take action to stop the Trump agenda — no experience required.

Sign up for Saturday July 1 (9:30am - 5:30pm CDT) -
http://bit.ly/2sg0S7q

OR

Sign up for Sunday July 2 (9:30am - 5:30pm CDT) -
http://bit.ly/2ts8Klx

Space is limited, so RSVP at one of the links above to reserve your spot today! RSVPing on Facebook will NOT add you to the official event list. 

Questions? We've love to hear from you — contact us at resist.help.us@greenpeace.org.

Socialist Salon with 33rd Ward Working Familes
Jul
6
6:00 pm18:00

Socialist Salon with 33rd Ward Working Familes

  • Jaks Tap Restaurant Bar

Come join us and fellow activists as we organize our way to a socialist party. This month's guest is Chris P from 33rd Ward Working Families. 

33rd Ward's mission is to build a political alternative in the ward to promote the needs of working families. The organization hopes to run home-grown candidates to build political power through advocacy and education around daily issues that affect the well-being and interests of ward residents. 33rd Ward Working Families has ran, and won, candidates for Local School Council; pushed Ald. Mell to vote against the mayor's 2016 budget; led an anti-charter push in the Neighborhood Advisory Council that prompted the withdrawal of a bid to open a new charter school on the North Side; and initiated a hundreds-strong neighborhood rally at Roosevelt High School on the April 1, 2016, Day of Action called by the Chicago Teachers Union, the Fight for Fifteen, and dozens of other labor and community organizations.

Check out 33rd Ward Working Families here: http://workingfamilies33.org/

Berning Medias Silent March Against Corruption Chicago
Jul
8
12:00 pm12:00

Berning Medias Silent March Against Corruption Chicago

  • Chicago

This is the Illinois Silent March Against Corruption. We will be marching against the establishment politics that have mad the middle class shrivel up & the 1% stay the same. This will be a silent march from point 'A' to point 'B', point B with be the occupation location. Where we will sit with arms locked peacefully with our signs & chants. The march will be silent, the occupation will have chants and have guest speakers. 
What we are marching for:
- Equal Rights
- Justice System Reform
- Universal Healthcare
- No More Oil Wars
- Renewable Energy
- Investing in our future

If you are interested in helping organize/sponsor/ or be a guest speaker. Please message our page or email us, which you can find on our page.

The Nasty Woman's Charity Bar Crawl
Jul
8
Jul 9

The Nasty Woman's Charity Bar Crawl

Come support the strong NASTY women of the world, and have a few drinks while you're at it.

Get your tickets here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-nasty-womans-charity-bar-crawl-tickets-32102911673

Schedule will be announced 1 week before the event.

Some of the Bars We Plan to Hit:

The Radler
The Owl
The Rocking Horse
The Heavy Feather
Slippery Slope
Revolution Brewing
Emporium
The Boiler Room
Logan Bar and Grill
*Most of these bars will be offering drink/food speicals for our event.

Organizations we will be donating to:

The Global Fund for Women https://www.globalfundforwomen.org/

Human Rights Campaign http://www.hrc.org/

International Rescue Committee https://www.rescue.org/

Tickets are $50
$12 for the Global Fund for Women
$12 for the Human Rights Campaign
$12 for the International Rescue Committee
$14 for the t-shirt, event costs and other fun stuff!

Deputy Voter Registrar Training - Highland Park - Lake County
Jul
11
6:00 pm18:00

Deputy Voter Registrar Training - Highland Park - Lake County

  • HIghland Park Police Station

Tenth Dems is sponsoring volunteers to participate in a training seminar in Lake County for residents who want to become Deputy Voter Registrars. The training session is conducted by the County Clerk's office, and once you complete the session you will officially be able to register others to vote.

There are certain requirements. You must be 18 years old and registered to vote in Lake County. Once you are trained to register voters in Lake County, you can register voters anywhere in Illinois. 

We must submit your name in advance. If you are interested please contact us at volunteers@tenthdems.org, or call us at 847-266-VOTE (8683).

Voting is our most basic right, and helping others to exercise that right is an important contribution to our community. We hope you can help.

Galvanize Chicago · Hosted by The United State of Women
Jul
15
9:00 am09:00

Galvanize Chicago · Hosted by The United State of Women

  • Chicago McCormick Place

After the first United State of Women Summit last summer, you made it clear you wanted to keep learning and connecting in your local community. We heard you loud and clear, and that’s why we’re proud to announce the Galvanize Program! We’re bringing the United State of Women to communities across the country, tackling the challenges women face nationally and locally together. We’re kicking things off in Chicago on July 15th and 16th, arming women and allies with the tools and resources they need to keep organizing and fighting for gender equity. Read more

Chicago Women Take Action General Meeting
Jul
17
6:00 pm18:00

Chicago Women Take Action General Meeting

  • Bar Louie

Let's create a hotbed of creativity and progressive ideas right here in Chicago. What happens at our general meeting? What are we about? 

Learn more about CWTA; mission, goals, agenda at http://chicagowomentakeaction.com/ Follow us on Facebook and...
Twitter: @chicagowta
Instagram chicagowomentakeaction
Google + https://plus.google.com/+Chicagowomentakeaction

This meetings topics TBD

We are meeting at:
Bar Louie, 47 West Polk at Dearborn, in the private dining room. 
Private dining room.
Street parking works & public parking lot behind train station is $8.00 for 2 hours.

The 14th Annual Chicago Disability Pride Parade
Jul
22
11:00 am11:00

The 14th Annual Chicago Disability Pride Parade

  • 410 South Plymouth Court Chicago, IL, 60605 United States

It's that time again to celebration with I Love Myself with CP and ADHD Networking Group at the 14th Annual Disability Pride Parade. If you a person with a disability or a caregiver want to help us I Love Myself with CP and ADHD Networking Group. We are only asking everyone to there I Love Myself with CP & ADHD Network t-shirt and if you do not have I Love Myself with CP & ADHD Network t-shirt we are asking you to waer the color green. For more information you email us at lovecpadhd@outlook.com

Deputy Registrar Training - Libertyville - Lake County
Aug
10
6:00 pm18:00

Deputy Registrar Training - Libertyville - Lake County

  • Lake County Central Permit

Tenth Dems is sponsoring volunteers to participate in a training seminar in Lake County for residents who want to become Deputy Voter Registrars. The training session is conducted by the County Clerk's office, and once you complete the session you will officially be able to register others to vote.

There are certain requirements. You must be 18 years old and registered to vote in Lake County. Once you are trained to register voters in Lake County, you can register voters anywhere in Illinois. 

We must submit your name in advance. If you are interested, please use the form below, contact us at volunteers@tenthdems.org, or call us at 847-266-VOTE (8683).

Voting is our most basic right, and helping others to exercise that right is an important contribution to our community. We hope you can help.

 Democrats Day Brunch at IL State Fair
Aug
17
8:30 am08:30

Democrats Day Brunch at IL State Fair

  • Crowne Plaza Springfield

"Democrats Day" at the Illinois State Fair kicks off with a Democrats Brunch at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Sign up to sit at one of the Democratic Party of DuPage County's tables. The overall event typically hosts 1,500 attendees, including a significant number of elected officials. This brunch is a wonderful opportunity to feel the energy of the Democratic Party in Illinois, hear inspiring speakers, and get to know other Democrats throughout our state.

To secure your spot, please call DPDC Chairman Bob Peickert at 630-421-2405, ASAP. Tickets are $50 per person. Transportation is the responsibility of each individual attendee. Read more

Deputy Registrar Training - Lake County - Deerfield
Sep
5
6:00 pm18:00

Deputy Registrar Training - Lake County - Deerfield

  • Deerfield Public Library

Tenth Dems is sponsoring volunteers to participate in a training seminar in Lake County for residents who want to become Deputy Voter Registrars. The training session is conducted by the County Clerk's office, and once you complete the session you will officially be able to register others to vote.

There are certain requirements. You must be 18 years old and registered to vote in Lake County. Once you are trained to register voters in Lake County, you can register voters anywhere in Illinois. 

We must submit your name in advance. If you are interested, please use the form below, contact us at volunteers@tenthdems.org, or call us at 847-266-VOTE (8683).

Voting is our most basic right, and helping others to exercise that right is an important contribution to our community. We hope you can help.

CampaignTech Chicago
Sep
21
8:00 am08:00

CampaignTech Chicago

  • Venue SIX10

Putting the Spotlight on Digital in the 2018 Midterm Elections

Ahead of the hugely competitive 2018 midterm elections, CampaignTech Chicago is a one day conference focused on the technology, tools, digital strategy and tactics that will shape the most competitive races up and down the ballot.

Building on the biggest political campaign technology conference in the world, CampaignTech East (taking place this April 26-27 in Washington DC), CampaignTech Chicago will bring together the decision-makers, innovators, strategists and vendors who will shape digital campaiging in 2018 and beyond.

National Popular Vote March for 2020: CHICAGO sister march
Oct
7
11:00 am11:00

National Popular Vote March for 2020: CHICAGO sister march

  • Chicago, IL

MARCH GOAL: To help make the 2020 presidential election the first in which the majority of citizens elect the U.S. President and every vote in every state is equal.

DETAILS: The National Popular Vote March for 2020 in Washington, DC, and across the U.S., on Saturday, October 7, 2017 (Columbus Day weekend) celebrates the commitment of grassroots movements and people from all walks of life to work toward the common good and supports the successful passing of the Constitutionally legal National Popular Vote bill in enough states for citizens to directly elect the U.S. President by way of an Interstate Compact in time for the next presidential election in 2020. Read more. 

 


Stand with Doctors for America to Protect our Patients
Jun
22
2:30 pm14:30

Stand with Doctors for America to Protect our Patients

  • Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago

As most of you know the GOP has been writing the AHCA behind closed doors without allowing input from pretty much anyone. Doctors for America is planning a national march on 6/22 in Washington D.C. Please join us for a local protest to let people know that as health care providers we are strongly opposed to the bill that would deprive millions of people from basic things like healthcare, prenatal care and mental health care. Please help us protect our patients!!

IL Healthcare Truth Tour: Heal Don't Repeal!
Jun
22
2:30 pm14:30

IL Healthcare Truth Tour: Heal Don't Repeal!

  • Federal Plaza and Center

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. Read more. 
 

World Refugee Day Community Event and Concert
Jun
22
12:00 pm12:00

World Refugee Day Community Event and Concert

  • Daley Bicentennial Plaza

Celebrating 15 Years of World Refugee Day in Chicago! 

Join us at Daley Plaza for a lunchtime cultural program including performances, artistic displays, speakers and resources that will showcase the collaborative talent among our vibrant refugee communities. 

Come hear from refugee residents about their experiences building new lives in our city! This is a great opporunity to learn more about what refugee communities bring to Chicago as well as ways you can be a better ally to refugees in your neighborhood.

Activism Series: Project Fierce
Jun
21
7:00 pm19:00

Activism Series: Project Fierce

  • Women & Children First Bookstore

For each meeting of our Activism Series, we showcase specific local social justice organizations. Representatives from the organizations give a presentation detailing their mission, followed by a Q&A and an action plan of how attendees can get involved.

For our June event, we'll be featuring Project Fierce. Project Fierce Chicago is a grassroots collective of radical social workers, youth advocates and other community members who are working together to establish community-driven, identity-affirming housing in Chicago. Project Fierce’s mission is to reduce LGBTQ youth homelessness in Chicago by providing transitional housing and support services to LGBTQ-identified young adults. Learn more at: http://projectfiercechicago.org/

Reclaim Chicago North Chapter Monthly Community Meeting!
Jun
21
6:30 pm18:30

Reclaim Chicago North Chapter Monthly Community Meeting!

  • Conrad Sulzer Regional Library

Join Reclaim Chicago North Chapter on June 21st as we have our second monthly community meeting! 

We will have a plenary and break out discussions. Some of the breakouts from last month will continue this month with some new options as well.

We will discuss strategy for how to build the movement we need and take action to see our values realized in the world!

Program will begin promptly at 6:40 so please be sure to arrive on time.

Chicago Is Not Broke: Meet the Authors & Make Our Plan for Action
Jun
20
7:00 pm19:00

Chicago Is Not Broke: Meet the Authors & Make Our Plan for Action

  • Bethany Union Church of Chicago

We are told by the mayor and a host of experts that Chicago is broke. They sold our parking meters. They closed 49 public schools, They closed six public health centers. City services are being trimmed. Public school budgets slashed and hundreds of teachers laid off. At the same time our property taxes and a host of regressive fees are rammed down our civic throats. 

What if Chicago were NOT broke? This presentation will introduce you to the authors and ideas from "Chicago Is Not Broke.  Read more. 

Meet Daniel Biss - Democratic Candidate for Governor
Jun
19
7:00 pm19:00

Meet Daniel Biss - Democratic Candidate for Governor

  • Broadway Armory Park

Come meet State Senator Daniel Biss who is running for Governor of Illinois as a Democrat. He will talk about his background, his take on challenges facing Illinois, and how he would fix things as governor. Biss, a mathematician who taught at the University of Chicago, was first elected to the State Senate in 2010 to represent Chicago's northern suburbs. This forum is part of the ongoing series put on by the 49th Ward Democratic Party and Ald. Harry Osterman (48) featuring Democratic candidates for governor. We hosted Ald. Ameya Pawar in May and will feature candidates throughout the coming months.

Chicago Women Take Action General Meeting
Jun
19
6:00 pm18:00

Chicago Women Take Action General Meeting

  • Bar Louie

Let's create a hotbed of creativity and progressive ideas right here in Chicago. What happens at our general meeting? What are we about? 

Learn more about CWTA; mission, goals, agenda at http://chicagowomentakeaction.com/ Follow us on Facebook and...
Twitter: @chicagowta
Instagram chicagowomentakeaction
Google + https://plus.google.com/+Chicagowomentakeaction

This meetings topics include:
CWTA structure
HB 40
Minimum Wage
6th District (Roskam) activities
Beyond Protest to Power

We are meeting at:
Bar Louie, 47 West Polk at Dearborn, in the private dining room. 
Private dining room.
Street parking works & public parking lot behind train station is $8.00 for 2 hours.

June 20 Election - Georgia 6th/ John Ossoff :  Phone Bank
Jun
19
3:00 pm15:00

June 20 Election - Georgia 6th/ John Ossoff : Phone Bank

  • Ashland & Wellington

We are going to phone-bank for Jon Ossoff on June 19th, theday before the elections. People need reminders to get out and vote. 
Please come join us as we call voters in the district and help them make a plan to vote. 
It's fun when you have each other's backs! Also, there will be light snacks. 
Please email me directly at vandna@gmail.com or text me at 765-414-5715 for the address. Parking is free in the neighborhood, and the closest CTA stop is Wellington Brown Line (9 blocks), but Belmont Red Line isn't much further (11 blocks).

Civic Bites at Bagel Art
Jun
19
8:00 am08:00

Civic Bites at Bagel Art

  • Bagel Art Cafe

Meet Mayor Hagerty at Bagel Art for some coffee and conversation! A portion of the event's proceeds will benefit the Work Ethic Program.

Civic Bites is a series of events intended to showcase Evanston restaurants, breweries, bars, and businesses. Once every month or two, Mayor Hagerty will choose a space and invite people to meet him there to discuss local issues, ideas, and concerns. A portion of proceeds from the sales of each event will go toward a non-profit of the establishment owner’s choosing. Civic Bites is a way to combine some of many good things in Evanston – business, philanthropy, and civic engagement. Read more


 

Chicago Demands Justice for Philando Castile
Jun
18
3:00 pm15:00

Chicago Demands Justice for Philando Castile

  • 53rd and King Drive Chicago, IL

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 fuel...Read more

Chicago Pride Fest Day 2
Jun
18
12:00 pm12:00

Chicago Pride Fest Day 2

  • Halsted & Waveland

 

No one celebrates Pride better than Northalsted! Chicago Pride Fest, held during National Pride Month, celebrates our achievements as a community in our annual two-day street festival leading up to Chicago's world famous Pride Parade. Entertainers from across the globe perform to crowds filled with PRIDE as we celebrate our LGBTQ history. Past performances include St. Lucia, Debbie Gibson, Big Freedia, Mya, Betty Who and Jennifer Hudson.  Read more

Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate
Jun
18
7:30 am07:30

Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate

  • Long Field

Whether you're a casual walker or a competitive runner, we have a place for you! The event features on-field refreshments and fun for the whole family. Add to that technical t-shirts, great give-away bags, awards, a fast, flat, and scenic race course along Lake Michigan and a great cause, and you have a positive community event you won't want to miss! - Read more. 

Meet and Greet Daniel Biss, hosted by Turnout for Illinois
Jun
17
1:30 pm13:30

Meet and Greet Daniel Biss, hosted by Turnout for Illinois

  • Conrad Sulzer Regional Library

Join Turnout for Illinois for a meet and greet with Illinois state senator and gubernatorial candidate Daniel Biss! The event will be held at in the auditorium of the Conrad Sulzer Regional Library on Saturday, June 17th, 1:30-3:30pm.

An Important Debate on Overturning Citizens United
Jun
17
1:00 pm13:00

An Important Debate on Overturning Citizens United

  • Irish American Heritage Center

UNITED FOR DEMOCRACY NOW is sponsoring a very important event/debate on SATURDAY, JUNE 17TH at 1:00 p.m., at the IRISH AMERICAN HERITAGE CENTER in Chicago, on overturning CITIZENS UNITED.

RSVP: sharsand1950@gmail.com

MONEY IN POLITICS IS THE PROBLEM --
As many of you may know, those of us working to overturn Citizens United are not in agreement as to the best way to get big money out of politics. Read more. 

Chicago Pride Fest
Jun
17
11:00 am11:00

Chicago Pride Fest

  • Halsted & Waveland

No one celebrates Pride better than Northalsted! Chicago Pride Fest, held during National Pride Month, celebrates our achievements as a community in our annual two-day street festival leading up to Chicago's world famous Pride Parade. Entertainers from across the globe perform to crowds filled with PRIDE as we celebrate our LGBTQ history. Past performances include St. Lucia, Debbie Gibson, Big Freedia, Mya, Betty Who and Jennifer Hudson. Read more. 

Women's Demonstration to Ban the Bomb! - Chicago
Jun
17
10:00 am10:00

Women's Demonstration to Ban the Bomb! - Chicago

  • TBD

Women Ban the Bomb is a women-led initiative building on the momentum of movements at the forefront of the resistance, including the Women’s March. It will bring together people of all genders, sexual orientations, ages, races, abilities, nationalities, cultures, faiths, political affiliations and backgrounds to march on 17 June 2017 in New York, Chicago and other cities around the country. Read more. 

What's At Stake for Trans Individuals Alone with CPD?
Jun
16
3:00 pm15:00

What's At Stake for Trans Individuals Alone with CPD?

  • Grace Episcopal Church

"What's at Stake for Trans, Intersex, and Gender
Nonconforming Individuals of Color Alone with Chicago Police?" 

Join First Defense Legal Aid on June 16 at Grace Place for a trans-centered Know Your Rights panel event that will also prepare FDLA volunteer attorneys and law students to represent and advocate for trans, intersex, and gender non-conforming individuals at the police station. 

There will be a happy hour to follow!

This expert panel of queer and trans people of color who have direct experience with the Chicago Police Department includes:...Read more

Salam Neighbor Screening - Refugee & Immigration Activism
Jun
15
6:00 pm18:00

Salam Neighbor Screening - Refugee & Immigration Activism

  • Berwyn Public Library

Find out at Organizing for Action's screening of the award-winning film, Salam Neighbor. This gripping documentary follows two American filmmakers as they witness the everyday challenges and victories of the lives residing in one of Jordan's largest Syrian refugee camps. 

Following the screening, a panel of speakers who have dedicated their careers to supporting refugees and immigrants in Chicago will speak about how we can get involved with this important cause. The evening will close with a brief Q&A. Light refreshments will be served. 

Our panelists and OFA's fellows look forward to seeing you on June 15th, and collectively creating an action plan for welcoming and inclusive communities! Read more. 

Postcards and Tacos - Let's make it a hot summer for Rauner!
Jun
15
2:00 pm14:00

Postcards and Tacos - Let's make it a hot summer for Rauner!

  • Hip Circle Empowerment Center

Gov. Rauner's obstruction and lack of action has to stop - so let's turn up the heat Thursday, June 15 at 2:00pm at Hip Circle Empowerment Center! Join us to write postcards to demand that Rauner to sign the TRUST Act protecting immigrants, speak out against the AHCA (aka Trumpcare), and make it easier for transgender people to change IDs to reflect their gender identity. Once we're done working, we'll head to La Principal for happy hour! Postcards, pens and information on the issues will be provided. Feel free to bring your laptop if you have one and a dollar or two for postage.

Deputy Voter Registrar Training - Lake County - Waukegan
Jun
15
10:00 am10:00

Deputy Voter Registrar Training - Lake County - Waukegan

  • 10th Floor, County Building – A

A training for Deputy Voter Registrars will be held. Participants must be at least 18 years of age and registered to vote in Lake County. The event is open only to Lake County residents who are interested in helping register new voters. Deputy Registrars must be trained in the county in which they live, but once trained, can register voters anywhere in Illinois. Training takes less than an hour.

This training is being held through the Lake County Clerk’s Office and is free of charge.

There are certain requirements. You must be 18 years old and registered to vote in Lake County. Once you are trained to register voters in Lake County, you can register voters anywhere in Illinois. 

We must submit your name in advance. If you are interested, please  us at volunteers@tenthdems.org, or call us at 847-266-VOTE (8683).

Voting is our most basic right, and helping others to exercise that right is an important contribution to our community. We hope you can help.

Windy City Friends of Refugees Night at the Davis Theater!
Jun
14
7:30 pm19:30

Windy City Friends of Refugees Night at the Davis Theater!

  • Davis Theater

Join the Windy City Friends of Refugees for a night at the movies on Wednesday June 14, 2017. This is your chance to check out the newly renovated Davis Theater and Carbon Arc Bar while seeing a documentary about the experience of refugees, the Peabody Award Winning Documentary, EXODUS. Click "Interested" or "Going" for updates. Tickets must be purchased in advance at:
http://wcfor.brownpapertickets.com/ 
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT CODE: $10 off Platinum Ticket for a limited time: 10wcfor
Special thanks to our beer sponsor, Aleman Brewing!   READ MORE. 

Intersectionality & Trump Anti-Bday Rally Chicago
Jun
14
4:00 pm16:00

Intersectionality & Trump Anti-Bday Rally Chicago

  • Grant Park

There is no better way to celebrate Flag Day, then to throw an anti-birthday party for President Trump while sending his administration a clear message through a true representation of independence and unity!
The Intersectionality Rally will provide all individuals, organizations, and groups an opportunity to raise awareness, allowing all that oppose this current administration and the systemic issues that existed long before this administration a chance to better acknowledge, understand, and utilize the differences among us! Read more. 
 

A Very Chicago Birthday Bash Protest For Donald Trump
Jun
14
4:00 pm16:00

A Very Chicago Birthday Bash Protest For Donald Trump

  • Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago

Donald Trump is an abomination. Let's let him know what Chicago thinks of him and his politics at a special birthday protest in his honor at Trump Tower. Come out and show your support for women's rights, immigration, the environment, and all the other wonderful things that The Donald is in the process of destroying. Donald will continue to ceaselessly attack our core democratic values and we must continue to fight back. Together, we will eventually be victorious!