ABT- LaGrange- Meet Chris Kennedy · Hosted by Action for a Better Tomorrow
Jul
24
7:00 pm19:00

ABT- LaGrange- Meet Chris Kennedy · Hosted by Action for a Better Tomorrow

  • First Congregational Church of La Grange

Join ABT La Grange for a Forum and Meet & Greet with Illinois Gubernatorial Candidate Chris Kennedy. 
Bring your questions and concerns about our state government. The meeting is free and open to all, but please RSVP here.

Note: This event is for informational purposes only. Action for a Better Tomorrow is a non-partisan, nonprofit organization that does not endorse candidates

Criminal Justice Policy Speech - Ameya Pawar for Governor
Jul
25
10:00 am10:00

Criminal Justice Policy Speech - Ameya Pawar for Governor

  • South Side Community Art Center

Join Ameya Pawar, 47th Ward alderman and Democratic candidate for Illinois governor, in Chicago on July 25th, as part of the One Illinois Bus Tour. While each area of our state has different needs, local problems become statewide problems. We are all One Illinois.

Launched in May, the One Illinois Tour is part of Pawar’s effort visit all 102 Illinois counties - not just the urban centers - to address the growing inequities tearing our communities apart. The One Illinois Bus Tour will focus on bridging those divides by visiting twenty cities in ten days to bring people together around Pawar’s platform, a New Deal for Illinois.

Since announcing his campaign in January, Pawar has travelled more than 6,000 miles in 40 counties. Inspired by his vision, more than 2,200 people have signed up to volunteer for the campaign to help forge a New Deal for Illinois - one that invests in communities through equitable education funding, expanding access to universal child care, rebuilding our infrastructure and creating thousands of good-paying jobs, and reforming our criminal justice system.

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Drinks & Dialogue: Cook County Edition:  Hosted by League of Women Voters of Cook County
Jul
25
5:30 pm17:30

Drinks & Dialogue: Cook County Edition: Hosted by League of Women Voters of Cook County

  • League of Women Voters of Cook County

Learn about the work being done by the Chicago League and the Cook County League to improve the operations of the county's hospital, court system, housins, jails, and forest preserve. Check out a new bar for some after-work fun, too: there will be half-off bottles of wine and $6 cocktails. 

The event is free (other than the cash bar). Bring friends who are interested in the League and in Cook County government issues! Come learn about what we do and share your ideas.

The Girl Talk: Women In Labor Edition at The Hideout
Jul
25
6:30 pm18:30

The Girl Talk: Women In Labor Edition at The Hideout

  • Hideout Inn

What is The Girl Talk, you ask? It's a monthly show on the last Tuesday of the month hosted by women (DNAinfo’s Jen Sabella and public education warrior/CPS teacher Erika Wozniak) and featuring influential Chicago women. Though the show features women and femme-identified individuals on stage, we welcome all gender identities and expressions to join us for these important conversations. 

Read more. 

Democracy Burlesque FUN-draiser for Clean Count Cook County
Jul
25
7:00 pm19:00

Democracy Burlesque FUN-draiser for Clean Count Cook County

  • Mary's Attic

Clean Count Cook County is the cause celebre for Democracy Burlesque's Tues, July 25th, sketch comedy, "The Electables Part 11, The Dawn of the Republicans". This hilarious political romp is a sketch comedy and FUN-draiser for our election verification project. 

Doors open at 7pm, comedy starts at 7:30p. 
Mention "CLEAN COUNT COOK COUNTY" when you purchase your tickets at the door and we get 50% or your ticket price. Tickets are $15, $12 for seniors and students with ID, they can be purchased with cash or charge. 

OR purchase your tickets in advance by going to this link and clicking July 25, then clicking on the Clean Count Cook County tab:www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2993897

Read more. 

Fightin' 47th Ward Dems Fundraiser
Jul
26
5:30 pm17:30

Fightin' 47th Ward Dems Fundraiser

  • O’Briens Riverwalk Café: NE corner of Wacker & Wabash

Please join the Fight 47th Ward Committeemen Paul Rosenfeld .... along with our rockstar host committee: 

Senate President John Cullerton, Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey, Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer, State Representative Greg Harris, Alderman Ameya Pawar, State Senator Heather Steans, & State Representative Ann Williams

for our summer fundraiser:
Wednesday, July 26th
5:30 to 7 p.m.
O'Brien's Riverwalk Cafe

We've got a great evening planned with speakers, food & drinks along the riverwalk, so you'll want to reserve your ticket soon. To reserve your spot or sign up for a sponsorship, please click here or contact us at 47thdems@gmail.com or (312) 600-9496. 

Can't wait to see you there!

Paul

Paul Rosenfeld
47th Ward Democratic Committeeman

North suburban meeting of worker justice activists
Jul
26
7:00 pm19:00

North suburban meeting of worker justice activists

  • St Martha Parish

Hi friends from the northern suburbs:

I'm inviting you to a meeting for people who have been active on the issue of saving the minimum wage increases and paid sick day benefits for low-wage workers. The meeting will be:

When? Wednesday, July 26th, 7:00 PM
Where? St. Martha's Church cafe room, 8543 Georgiana Ave., Morton Grove
Refreshments will be provided.

Open Communities has helped put together campaigns to stop local municipalities from taking these wages and benefits away from workers--through "opting out" of Cook County ordinances--in Northbrook, Morton Grove, Wilmette, Evanston and Skokie. In Lincolnwood we had only several hours notice. Some of you have helped out in Glenview and Des Plaines as well.
Read more. 

Grassroots Fundraiser at Half Acre for Ameya Pawar for Governor
Jul
26
7:00 pm19:00

Grassroots Fundraiser at Half Acre for Ameya Pawar for Governor

  • Half Acre

Please join us at Half Acre (4257 N Lincoln Ave) for a grassroots fundraiser to support Ameya Pawar for Governor. Ameya will speak around 8pm followed by a Q&A session. Food and drink will be provided. 

Tickets start at $30 and can be purchased online atbitly.com/pawarhalfacre

Tickets can also be purchased at the door via cash, check, or credit card. 

A copy of our report filed with the State Board of Elections is (or will be) available on the Board's official website, elections.il.gov, or for purchase from the State Board of Elections, Springfield, Illinois. All contributions are subject to the City of Chicago Ethics Ordinance.

42nd Birthday Bash! · Hosted by Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence
Jul
27
5:30 pm17:30

42nd Birthday Bash! · Hosted by Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence

  • Old Crow Smokehouse River North

What?
ICHV's 42nd Birthday Bash!

What is included?
Food and Drinks
Raffle that includes sports memorabilia, tickets to events, restaurant gift certificates and more

Where?
Old Crow River North
149 W. Kinzie
Chicago, Illinois

When?
Thursday, July 27th
5:30pm to 8:30pm

Cost?
$42 in advance
$50 at the door

Host Committee (in formation):
Matt Caine, Deborah Crockett, Brian Cross, Colleen Daley, Susan Danzig, Brit Galvin, Nancy Garfien, Amanda Glascott, John Gruber, Dave Horwich, Robert Klaus, John Kohlhepp, Carolyn and Les Kruse, Becky Levin, Nicole Levitz, Carolyn Lewis, Hon. William Marovitz, Dion McGill, Molly McKillip, Hanna Moosa, Brandon Nemec, Rob Nash, Erin O'Brien, Novia Pagone, Claire Reed, Paula Riggins, Jodi Rosen, Colleen Smith, Danielle Stipe, Hon. Larry Suffredin, Denyse and Dave Stoneback, Mark Walsh

Tinley Park Town Hall with Ameya Pawar for Governor
Jul
28
6:00 pm18:00

Tinley Park Town Hall with Ameya Pawar for Governor

  • Tinley Park Convention Center

Join Ameya Pawar, 47th Ward alderman and Democratic candidate for Illinois governor, in Tinley Park, Illinois on July 28, as part of the One Illinois Bus Tour. While each area of our state has different needs, local problems become statewide problems. We are all One Illinois.

Launched in May, the One Illinois Tour is part of Pawar’s effort visit all 102 Illinois counties - not just the urban centers - to address the growing inequities tearing our communities apart. The One Illinois Bus Tour will focus on bridging those divides by visiting twenty cities in ten days to bring people together around Pawar’s platform, a New Deal for Illinois.

Since announcing his campaign in January, Pawar has travelled more than 6,000 miles in 40 counties. Inspired by his vision, more than 2,200 people have signed up to volunteer for the campaign to help forge a New Deal for Illinois - one that invests in communities through equitable education funding, expanding access to universal child care, rebuilding our infrastructure and creating thousands of good-paying jobs, and reforming our criminal justice system.

Austin Quality of Life Plan: Community Summit #1
Jul
29
9:00 am09:00

Austin Quality of Life Plan: Community Summit #1

  • By The Hand Club For Kids

Join us for the first of three community summits that will result in a plan for the Austin community, by the Austin community. 

The purpose of the first community summit is to bring hundreds of community leaders togheter to reach consensus on the highest priority actionable opportunities in the Austin community. 

The creation of Austin's Quality of Life plan is led by Austin Coming Together, in partnership with the members of the Austin Quality of Life Plan Steering Committee and with support from Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC) Chicago.

Political Campaign Training (weekend)
Jul
29
Jul 30

Political Campaign Training (weekend)

  • Irish American Heritage Center

This training is for candidates (mostly first-time), staffers & super volunteers.

It's designed to help you win elections and use your efforts more productively.

Celebrate Medicare's birthday with a call for Medicare for All!
Jul
29
12:00 pm12:00

Celebrate Medicare's birthday with a call for Medicare for All!

  • Washington Square Park

Join the Illinois Single Payer Coalition at the annual Bughouse Square Debates! We will have a table and a speaker participating in Chicago's annual time-honored tradition of public debate around important issues. Come, learn the issues, enjoy the heckling, and most of all, be a voice that supports improved and expanded Medicare for All!

Highlights will include Susan Aarup as one of the soapbox speakers, discussing Universal Healthcare and Interfaith Dialogue. 

The event is free and open to the public and wheelchair accessible, via sidewalks. Accessible bathrooms are available in the adjacent Newberry Library.

contact annescheetz@gmail.com for more information or for help staffing the table. Additional info at http://ilsinglepayer.org/event/ispc-chicago-bughouse-square-2017

Confrontations Season 3, No. 2 — Not Not Political Public · Hosted by Dgenerator and Chicago Design Museum
Jul
29
1:00 pm13:00

Confrontations Season 3, No. 2 — Not Not Political Public · Hosted by Dgenerator and Chicago Design Museum

  • Chicago Design Museum

Confrontations is reading and discussion series curated by Dgenerator and hosted by the Chicago Design Museum. Each iteration features a set of interrelated readings which exist in dialogue with each other. These readings, read prior to the event, then serve as the basis for a conversation around the various, often conflicting ideas contained in each piece. The intent of Confrontations is to push design discourse towards the places where the discipline intersects with contemporary society and its structures.

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Not Not Political

As the politicization of every facet of our lives becomes increasingly unavoidable, questions around the political nature and power of design become even more pressing. Modernist design is often pointed to as a model for political engagement, but can those ideals still provide value in the contemporary world?

Join Dgenerator as we contemplate various perspectives on this complex issue. Read more. 

CHICAGO: OUR LIVES ON THE LINE Public · Hosted by Women's March - Illinois
Jul
29
1:00 pm13:00

CHICAGO: OUR LIVES ON THE LINE Public · Hosted by Women's March - Illinois

  • Federal Center and Plaza

'Our Lives on the Line' is a massive nationwide day of action to uplift the voices of the millions of Americans whose health care will be ripped away if Congressional Republicans continue with their plan to give more power to big insurance companies and undermine affordable, quality care.

Millions of Americans have spoken out about what the health care repeal would mean for them and their families—and their voices were heard. Even so, Congressional Republicans will continue to move forward with their plan to strip health care from millions of people. The fight to protect every American’s access to quality, affordable health care has never been more critical. On Saturday, July 29, thousands of people across the United States will gather as part of “Our Lives on the Line”, a massive, nationwide day of action that will be show of force against plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act and send a clear message to Republicans in Congress: we won’t forget the votes you took and your continued attacks against the health, safety, and economic stability of your constituents.  Read more. 

Waukegan Roundtable with Ameya Pawar for Govenor
Jul
29
1:30 pm13:30

Waukegan Roundtable with Ameya Pawar for Govenor

  • Waukegan Public Library

Join Ameya Pawar, 47th Ward alderman and Democratic candidate for Illinois governor, in Waukegan, Illinois on July 29, as part of the One Illinois Bus Tour. While each area of our state has different needs, local problems become statewide problems. We are all One Illinois.

Launched in May, the One Illinois Tour is part of Pawar’s effort visit all 102 Illinois counties - not just the urban centers - to address the growing inequities tearing our communities apart. The One Illinois Bus Tour will focus on bridging those divides by visiting twenty cities in ten days to bring people together around Pawar’s platform, a New Deal for Illinois.

Since announcing his campaign in January, Pawar has travelled more than 6,000 miles in 40 counties. Inspired by his vision, more than 2,200 people have signed up to volunteer for the campaign to help forge a New Deal for Illinois - one that invests in communities through equitable education funding, expanding access to universal child care, rebuilding our infrastructure and creating thousands of good-paying jobs, and reforming our criminal justice system.

RSVP Here - http://bit.ly/PawarWaukgn1IL

Resist Gallery Show
Jul
29
6:00 pm18:00
Art

Resist Gallery Show

  • Tom Robinson Gallery

Featuring work by: Loralyn Kumlin, Ruby Barnes, and the Giles Family (Sarajane, Matt, and Wyatt)

RESIST Wear for sale
t-shirts buttons hats
all proceeds of Resist Wear sales to be donated to Planned Parenthood

Show continues through August
contact gallery for hours

Why We March screening
Jul
30
3:00 pm15:00

Why We March screening

  • Chicago Women's History Center

Upcoming Screening of Why We March with Panelists Tracy Baim, Felicia Darnell, Laurie Little and Jess Mattison
Sunday, July 30th, 3-5PM, Chicago Women's History Center, 2109 Humbolt Blvd. Chicago - Limited seating -RSVP.

2018: A Democratic Future in Northfield Township
Jul
31
7:00 pm19:00

2018: A Democratic Future in Northfield Township

  • Middy Mags Pizzeria

Rep. Laura Fine is running for State Senate, and Rep. Elaine Nekritz is retiring from the State House. Attend our membership meeting and hear these two dynamic women discuss the mood in Springfield and the work ahead. RSVP here or to info@northfielddems.org.

OUTspoken! LGBTQ Storytelling at Sidetrack
Aug
1
6:00 pm18:00

OUTspoken! LGBTQ Storytelling at Sidetrack

  • Sidetrack The Video Bar

Join us Tuesday, August 3, for the 3rd Anniversary of OUTspoken LGBTQ Stories, our monthly storytelling event celebrating handcrafted LGBTQ stories. Doors to MainBar open at 6pm. Stories from 7pm. No cover.

OUTspoken! has met with rave reviews:

“The room was abuzz after. People introduced themselves to the storytellers, hugged them, and thanked the emcees... It was truly great to be a part of it, even just as an audience member.”
-Parker Stockman Chicago Literati

“Consistently great stories and it’s ground-breaking.”
-WBEZ Afternoon Shift

Grab a beverage from the bar and join us for a night of storytelling. Stay after OUTspoken! and enjoy TRL TUESDAY where we will spin everything you love from the 90's & early 00's.

Indivisible Northwest Side Group Meeting
Aug
1
6:00 pm18:00

Indivisible Northwest Side Group Meeting

  • Irish American Heritage Center

Please join us for our next group meeting will be in the Fifth Province pub at the Irish American Heritage Center. Come eat, drink, and resist! 

This event will feature a discussion on health care policy and plenty of time to grab a drink with your neighbors and fellow concerned citizens.

The agenda will be updated as more details are finalized. 
- Welcome / Recent Actions / Upcoming Actions
- Health Care Discussion (Rep. Sara Feigenholtz and Dan Rabbitt, Heartland Alliance)
- Social hour

The detailed agenda and speaker bios can be found here -->https://docs.google.com/document/d/1d-M9oqSN2j-WnR2ags4PSiXjPiPlKMKsd4mmO-6r7fk

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2050 Regional Plan Meeting on Climate Change, Bike/Walk, more
Aug
1
7:00 pm19:00

2050 Regional Plan Meeting on Climate Change, Bike/Walk, more

  • Village Council Chambers

To shape the ON TO 2050 comprehensive regional plan, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is conducting extensive public engagement around five Alternative Futures:

Changed Climate
Walkable Communities
Innovative Transportation
Constrained Resources
Transformed Economy

Each has distinct factors that could significantly shape our region for decades to come.

On Tuesday, August 1, 2017, the Village of Wilmette and CMAP will host a public workshop to discuss ON TO 2050 and the Alternative Futures at the Village Council Chambers from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Join us for a conversation about the five futures and to share your feedback on how planning today can help shape the future of the region. CMAP will carefully consider all input while drafting the comprehensive regional plan prior to its adoption in October 2018.

Community Celebration with Black & Pink
Aug
4
6:00 pm18:00

Community Celebration with Black & Pink

  • Chicago Teachers Union Center

This community event is open to the public! It's an evening of speakers, performances, awards, and delicious food. All speakers and performers are formelry incarcerated LGBTQ and/or HIV+ people. Come listen to the brilliance of Eisha Love, Ricardo Jimenez, Laura Whitehorn, and others! Food provided by Inspiration Kitchens.

This event is free, but bring your dollars and checkbooks to help us raise money to keep Black and Pink's work going for the years to come!

Obama Birthday Trivia Party
Aug
5
6:00 pm18:00

Obama Birthday Trivia Party

  • IBEW Local 701 Brothers and Sisters

Come celebrate the 56th birthday of President Barack Obama with the ultimate trivia challenge. Bring your friends and form a team or come make new friends by joining a random team. Game host: Chicago Trivia Guys.

$50 per person. Refreshments. Prizes.

Proceeds support the Obama Legacy Initiative, a 501 (c) 3 that was founded to promote the legacy of our 44th President.

Visit our website at www.obamalegacyinitiative.org. For more information about tickets call 630-461-4248 or click on the link to purchase tickets.

A limited number of tickets are available.

Lunch & Learn: Water Reclamation Board President Spyropoulos
Aug
8
11:30 am11:30

Lunch & Learn: Water Reclamation Board President Spyropoulos

  • DePaul Center

It’s a billion-dollar public agency. You vote for its Commissioners every two years. 

But do you know what the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago actually does?

The answer is: A lot, and all of it affects your day-to-day health and well-being. That’s why the League of Women Voters of Cook County has invited Water Reclamation Board President Mariyana Spyropoulos to address our next Lunch & Learn on Tuesday, August 8.
 Read more. 

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.

Veterans Town Hall: Education Not Militarization
Aug
10
7:00 pm19:00

Veterans Town Hall: Education Not Militarization

  • First United Methodist Church of Chicago

Veterans Speak Out - A Chicago Veterans’ Town Hall
Keynote: Reverend Lennox Yearwood
Rory Fanning, Natasha Erskine, Eric Garcia, Tayyib Rashid

Communities across the country and around the world are in crisis. Violence, homelessness, unemployment, inadequate education and healthcare, environmental destruction and state violence are destroying families and people across the globe. Clearly governments and the 1% have decided to sacrifice people for the sake of power and profits. We must stand together in solidarity and take action to save ourselves, our communities and our planet.  Read more. 
 

SlutWalk Chicago 2017
Aug
12
12:00 pm12:00

SlutWalk Chicago 2017

  • Lake Shore Park

SAVE THE DATE!

Come As You Are!
¡Ven Como Quieras! 

We'll be there early (11:30am) with our merch: zines, t-shirts and buttons!

AUGUST 12TH @ NOON
12 AGOSTO @ Mediodía

We'll march, protest, chant, laugh, sing, speak out and listen to one another as we talk about the realities of living inside rape culture and build a community to fight it!

If your group, organization, union or collective would like to endorse this action, please let us know!

Use the hashtag #SlutWalkChi for this year's event!

A REMINDER TO ALL: SlutWalk Chicago 2017 is a radically inclusive space. Victim-blaming, ableism, body-shaming, slut-shaming, whorephobia, queerphobia, transphobia, racism, classism, misogyny, body shaming, fatphobia, and general hatefulness in ANY form will NOT BE TOLERATED. We stand with sex workers and all workers who have to struggle against abuse, discrimination, sexual harassment or violence on the job. 

Support one another; grow community!

List of supporting/endorsing organizations:
Gay Liberation Network
Support Ho(s)e Chi
CommunityCave Chicago
Feminism and Equality Alliance at Adler University

2017 Annual IDCCA Chairmen's Brunch
Aug
17
8:00 am08:00

2017 Annual IDCCA Chairmen's Brunch

  • Crowne Plaza Springfield

You are invited to join Illinois Democratic County Chairmen’s Association President Doug House for the 2017 Annual Chairmen’s Brunch #ILDemDay Thursday August 17, 2017.
Registration Opens at 8:00am
Doors Open at 8:30am
Program Begins Promptly at 9:00am

Read more. 

 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 Voter Registrar Training - Chicago
Aug
17
6:00 pm18:00

Deputy Voter Registrar Training - Chicago

  • Conrad Sulzer Regional Library

*** YOU MUST BE A REGISTERED VOTER IN COOK COUNTY FOR THIS TRAINING ***

Please fill out this form by Monday, August 14th, 2017. We must have your voter address to confirm your status at least 48 hours prior to the training. We require at least 20 people for the class to run.

Fill out form here: https://goo.gl/forms/ZrHTPTlX9SaQhiPo2

Date: Thursday August 17th, 2017
Personal Story Workshop: 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Deputy Registrar Training: 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Location: Conrad Sulzer Regional Library
4455 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625

Author Reading: Invisible No More by Andrea J. Ritchie
Aug
17
7:30 pm19:30

Author Reading: Invisible No More by Andrea J. Ritchie

  • Women & Children First Bookstore

Please join us for a free reading, Q&A, and book-signing with author Andrea J. Ritchie for her new book, INVISIBLE NO MORE: POLICE VIOLENCE AGAINST BLACK WOMEN AND WOMEN OF COLOR. 

Invisible No More is a timely examination of how black women, Indigenous women, and women of color experience racial profiling, police brutality, and immigration enforcement. Placing stories of individual women--such as Sandra Bland, Rekia Boyd, Dajerria Becton, Monica Jones, and Mya Hal--in the broader context of the twin epidemics of police violence and mass incarceration, it documents the evolution of movements centering women's experiences of policing and demands a radical rethinking of our visions of safety--and the means we devote to achieving it. 

Andrea J. Ritchie is a Black lesbian immigrant and police-misconduct attorney, and a 2014 Senior Soros Justice Fellow, with more than two decades of experience advocating against police violence and the criminalization of women and LGBTQ people of color. She is currently Researcher-in-Residence on Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Criminalization at the Barnard Center for Research on Women and the coauthor of Say Her Name: Resisting Police Brutality Against Black Women and Queer (In)Justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and Chicago.

MARCH AGAINST DISRESPECT & EDUCATION DISPARITIES!
Aug
19
1:00 pm13:00

MARCH AGAINST DISRESPECT & EDUCATION DISPARITIES!

  • Missha Beauty Supply

SAVE THE DATE: MARCH FOR RESPECT, ECONOMIC INVESTMENT & EDUCATION. We will host a Rally at MISSHA Beauty Supply then we will March to local businesses and schools that are experiencing a lack of funding and equal opportunity.

Healthcare is a Human Right Trivia Night:   Hosted by Planned Parenthood Illinois Action
Aug
29
6:00 pm18:00

Healthcare is a Human Right Trivia Night: Hosted by Planned Parenthood Illinois Action

  • Revolution Brewing

Do you know when birth control became legal in the United States? Can you name your Illinois State Senator? Put your Reproductive Rights knowledge to the test during a trivia tournament hosted by the PPIA Future of Choice Committee.

The Future of Choice Committee invites you to a night of laughs, drinks, food, and trivia as we look toward the future and work to combat the anti-women's health rhetoric of the current administration. Now, more than ever, we must act to advance commonsense policies that protect reproductive health and rights. 

$40 per person
Includes 2 hours of unlimited Revolution beer and Appetizers
All proceeds benefit Planned Parenthood Illinois Action

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.

Nasty Women Chicago- An Evening of Art, Music & Culture
Sep
8
5:30 pm17:30

Nasty Women Chicago- An Evening of Art, Music & Culture

  • Stan Mansion

Nasty Women Chicago is an act of resistance. We stand in solidarity against misogyny, xenophobia, racism, ableism, anti-Muslim, Anti-LGBTQ, anti-Semitism, and anti-planet policies of the current administration. We assert our mission through our creative vision community events and voice.

Nasty Women Chicago invites community collaboration! By exhibiting and selling artwork through an open submissions process, we invite the public to join us in supporting choice, honoring women’s bodies, and defending women's rights.  Read more. 

A Conversation with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Sep
11
7:00 pm19:00

A Conversation with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

  • Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks in conversation with Judge Ann Claire Williams of the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear Justice Ginsburg, who has served on the nation’s highest court since 1993, discuss her life and career. Justice Ginsburg was named one of TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in 2015 and is the best-selling author of "My Own Words" (2016). This special event kicks off Roosevelt University’s 2017 American Dream Reconsidered conference, which focuses specifically on Law, Social Justice, and the American Dream.

Groups of 10 or more people are not currently available. Individual tickets go on sale on Friday, July 28 @ 10AM! Tickets are $35 and will go fast!

Right now, the only way to get tickets before they go on sale to the general public on July 28 is to purchase a subscription with the Auditorium and then add this evening onto your subscription. Subscribers save 20-30% on tickets and there’s something for everyone on our season! Please visitAuditoriumTheatre.org or call 312.341.2300 for more information and to order.

Nasty Women Oak Park Art Exhibition and Fundraiser (Event)
Sep
16
6:00 pm18:00

Nasty Women Oak Park Art Exhibition and Fundraiser (Event)

  • Magical Minds Studio

Nasty Women Oak Park Art Exhibition is seeking submissions for its September 16th event. Subject of the work can be, but does not need to be, political in nature. All work that fit the submission guidelines will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Women (trans-inclusive) artists only please; men are encouraged to support and donate.

Indivisible Chicago Social Get Together
Sep
17
1:00 pm13:00

Indivisible Chicago Social Get Together

  • Diez y Ocho on 18th street and Damen

Please join us for September's social gathering at this Great Burger place in Pilsen. Diez Y Ocho does not take reservations so please be early or on time. They have a outside area that we can spread out. Carol and Eric Rodriguez will arrive early to hold a spot so do RSVP and it is BYOB. Hope you can make it. Here is a link to their menu

Chicago Voter Deputy Registrar Training
Sep
18
6:00 pm18:00

Chicago Voter Deputy Registrar Training

  • Conrad Sulzer Regional Library

*** YOU MUST BE A REGISTERED VOTER IN COOK COUNTY FOR THIS TRAINING ***

Please fill out this form by Thursday, September 14th, 2017. We must have your voter address to confirm your status at least 48 hours prior to the training. We require at least 20 people for the class to run.

Here is the form: https://goo.gl/forms/vaSuTr3fljGHW4X92

Date: Monday, September 18th, 2017
Personal Story Workshop: 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Deputy Registrar Training: 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Location: Conrad Sulzer Regional Library
4455 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625

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. 

 

2nd Annual Chicago Young Feminist Conference
Oct
21
9:00 am09:00

2nd Annual Chicago Young Feminist Conference

  • Motorola Mobility

Join us for a FREE half-day conference for panel discussions and break-out sessions aimed at empowering young women to get smart, vocal, and active on the issues that matter most to them. 

Feminists of ALL ages are welcome and encouraged to attend! 

The exciting speaker line-up will be announced in the coming weeks! 

Register today! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-chicago-young-feminist-conference-tickets-35007157350

Joe Biden: American Promise Tour
Dec
11
7:30 pm19:30

Joe Biden: American Promise Tour

  • The Chicago Theater

Joe Biden has always believed that when given a chance, ordinary people can do extraordinary things. As a scrappy kid from Scranton who rose to the Office of Vice President, he is no exception. During his 45 years of public service, one of Biden’s greatest strengths has been his ability to bring people together, even in crisis, even across difficult divides, all the while, respecting everybody at the table. 

This fall, Vice President Biden will travel the nation for his American Promise Tour, a series of conversations that will go beyond the 24-hour news cycle and 140-character arguments to connect friends and neighbors around the topics that matter most. Biden will reveal the big political moments of his career, the life-altering choices he made, and the key traits that have helped him persevere through challenges. He will share how the loss of his son Beau tested his resolve, and how he is finding new purpose in a time of uncertainty.

Each ticket includes a copy of Joe Biden’s forthcoming memoir, Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose (a $27 value, on sale November 14 from Flatiron Books).

**Tickets for the American Promise Tour go on sale to the general public on Friday, July 28 at 10 a.m. local time. Presales begin Tuesday, July 18 at 10 a.m. local time.


Millions Marching for Medicare 4 All - Chicago
Jul
24
4:00 pm16:00

Millions Marching for Medicare 4 All - Chicago

  • Kluczynski Federal Building

With the repeal of the flawed and partially defunded ACA on the horizon, and the abhorrent plans to replace it with something that is not care, but a tax cut for the wealthy, it's time to let Congress know we wish to have health care for all people like all other modern industrialized nations.
It's very likely that they won't make a decision on #Trumpcare until the end of session in Congress, which is why we need to make our voices heard across the country to tell our elected officials that the option is Medicare for all.

ABT-Evanston hosts Daniel Biss: What's Next for Illinois?
Jul
23
12:30 pm12:30

ABT-Evanston hosts Daniel Biss: What's Next for Illinois?

  • Grace Lutheran Church

Who's the right person to bring real change to Springfield? Come meet state senator and candidate for governor Daniel Biss and learn about his vision for Illinois. 
This event is free and open to the public.
Action for a Better Tomorrow is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization fighting for progressive values at all levels of government all across Illinois. Through its educational programming, meticulously researched action items, and local chapter advocacy, ABT stands for taking better action to achieve a more just, inclusive, better tomorrow.  

Read more. 

 

Capito - Portman Phone Bank Save ACA - Virtual Opportunity - Public · Hosted by Indivisible Springfield and Indivisible Illinois
Jul
23
8:00 am08:00

Capito - Portman Phone Bank Save ACA - Virtual Opportunity - Public · Hosted by Indivisible Springfield and Indivisible Illinois

  • Virtual

http://bit.ly/INDIVISIBLE-PHONE-BANK

The GOP bill may be called for a Senate vote on Tuesday 7/25.
We only need 2 NO votes to defeat the repeal of the ACA.

If you are a concerned citizen who does not want your healthcare to be taken away, please RSVP here to recieve phone bank information into OHIO AND WEST VIRGINIA. Organize your friends and family on Sunday (12pm-8pm) and/or Monday (4pm-8pm). Use provided scripts to talk to constituents asking their pledge to call Sen. Robert Portman or Sen. Shelly Moore Capito and vote NO on the Senate repeal bill. 

RSVP for more information
http://bit.ly/INDIVISIBLE-PHONE-BANK

Contact
INDIVISIBLECHINW@GMAIL.COM

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

The 14th Annual Disability Pride Parade

  • Chicago, IL

IT'S THAT TIME ONCE AGAIN!!!
Are you ready for the 14th Annual Disability Pride Parade in Chicago on Saturday, July 22nd?
The parade steps off promptly at 11 AM and the Post Parade festivities beginning at Daley Plaza at 12 PM. Our goal this year is to march down State Street because IT'S LONG OVERDUE!!
In order for that to happen, we need you all to gather your friends and family and join us for this awesome event!
TO MARC IN THE PARADE OR SPONSOR THE EVENT visit our website at http://www.disabilityprideparade.org/ 

Read more

Volunteer Training with IL Dem County Chairman's Assn.
Jul
22
10:00 am10:00

Volunteer Training with IL Dem County Chairman's Assn.

  • The Arts Center

DPOP is partnering with the Illinois Democratic County Chairman's Association and the National Democratic Training Committee to host a volunteer training at the Oak Park Arts Center (200 N Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park). Registration is at 10am and the training will start at 10:30am. The training will focus on various topics including organizing and voter contact. This will be a unique opportunity to learn from seasoned organizers as we prepare for the 2018 Elections.

Illinois Gubernatorial Forum Public · Hosted by Democratic Women of the South Suburbs
Jul
22
10:00 am10:00

Illinois Gubernatorial Forum Public · Hosted by Democratic Women of the South Suburbs

  • Prairie State College Barnes & Noble Auditorium

The Forum will be moderated by Legendary CRAIG DELLIMORE, Political Editor for WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9 FM.

The purpose of the Gubernatorial Candidates Forum is to give South Suburban Chicago voters of Cook and Will Counties an opportunity to hear candidates discuss the issues of importance to them in this election. The candidates will answer audience submitted questions. All eight candidates will be participating.

Women in Advocacy and Politics Workshop Chicago 2017
Jul
22
8:00 am08:00

Women in Advocacy and Politics Workshop Chicago 2017

  • 8500 West Bryn Mawr Avenue Chicago, IL, 60631 United States

Agenda
8am to 11:50 am
Advocacy 101 is course that gives an overview of policymaking at the state legislative and municipal levels of government. The course illustrates basic forms of advocacy as well how to effectively communicate with elected officials and policy makers. The companion course Fundraising for Advocates gives instruction on essential fundraising skills needed for advocates. 
Fundraising for Advocates is a companion course to our Advocacy 101 course. This course gives instruction on fundraising for advocacy organizations, issue campaigns and non-profit service organizations. The course curriculum covers fundraising best practices, donor identification and cultivation, grant research, and grant writing. 
Political Organizing - Facilitator TBA
12pm Lunch & Networking
1pm to 5pm
Exploring Careers in Politics explores the number of lucrative career opportunities for women in the political sector and touches on transitioning professionally into the political sector.
Campaign Strategy 101 teaches one how to think "politically" and navigate the political landscape whether running for office, planning for a career in politics or working in advocacy. This course curriculum covers creating and implementing effective political strategies for candidate and issue campaigns at all levels. 
Campaign Finance 101 is a course for candidates and fundraising staff covers creating a campaign finance plan, setting fundraising goals, donor identification/cultivation/solicitation, campaign finance regulations and hiring fundraising staff.
Instructor: Keenan Austin is currently the Washington Chief of Staff to Congressman A. Donald McEachin from Virginia's 4th congressional district. Most recently, Keenan served as the Statewide Political Director in the largest political background state in the country, Florida, for the Hillary for America campaign. In this role, she managed all federal, state, and local elected relationships within state on behalf of the campaign and also managed the organization's largest political staff. Previously, she served as Chief of Staff to DC Councilmember David Grosso. Prior to that, she served as Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to Florida Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, managing a portfolio including political outreach, stakeholder engagement, constituent services, and legislation. Recognized for her leadership on progressive issues, Keenan is an alum of the New Leaders Council and the Stennis Emerging Congressional Leaders fellowship. In 2010, she managed the Congresswoman Wilson's first election to Congress, overseeing fundraising, scheduling, outreach, voter contact and mobilization, press, budget, and staff. A proud Rattler, Keenan received her Bachelor's degree and MBA from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU). She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

For your daughters, our Girls in Politics Initiative is hosting Camp Congress for Girls Chicago 2017 from 8am to 5pm on July 22, 2017. The same date and location. Click through the link to learn more and purchase tickets. 

Camp Congress for Girls Chicago 2017 - https://ccfgchicago2017.eventbrite.com/

#IncreaseThePeace: BRIGHTON PARK
Jul
21
5:00 pm17:00

#IncreaseThePeace: BRIGHTON PARK

  • Davis NElementarySchool

Please save the date for our #IncreaseThePeace: Brighton Park Friday, July 21st at 5pm in Brighton Park!

In partnership with local organizations, come join us as we bring the Increase The Peace initiative to Brighton Park!

We will start with a peace march, then we will have free food, music, workshops, sports, and activities for everyone of all ages! 

We will have workshops on different areas, including: Employment Opportunities, Peace and Non-Violence and Financial Literacy. We will begin the campout with a march around the neighborhood followed by a rally with local speakers.

Come out and have a great time as we are reclaiming the peace in our neighborhood!

**The event is open to people of ALL ages

Drinks and Discourse: Chicago i$ Bought.
Jul
20
7:30 pm19:30

Drinks and Discourse: Chicago i$ Bought.

  • Fritzy's Tavern

Drinks and Discourse is an informal space where we can get together face to face (irl) to hang out, drink, and discuss politics. 
It's a space to share what we are doing and see what everyone else has been up to and casually discuss completely changing the world.
This month the theme will be "Chicago i$ Bought" Read more

ChiDM Presents: Organizing for Action
Jul
20
6:00 pm18:00

ChiDM Presents: Organizing for Action

  • Chicago Design Museum

Organizers: Building Communities to Take Action

Organizing for Action is mobilizing and training the next generation of progressive leaders. We work every day to empower a network of thousands of grassroots volunteers across the country to create the change they seek—whether that’s standing up for sensible gun legislation, protecting Obamacare, acting on climate change, or protecting immigrants’ rights.

But organizing isn’t just knocking on doors and making calls—it’s understanding real people, hearing their personal stories, and building trust in the long term.

In our current political climate, we must challenge ourselves and each other to design more inclusive, empowering, and representative spaces (both physical and digital) in order for relationship-building and storytelling to take place to encourage more effective action.

ChiDM Presents is a semi-monthly event series within Dan Friedman: Radical Modernist. All events are free and open to the public, and held at the Chicago Design Museum on the 3rd floor of Block 37.

Evanston Field Office Opening - Hosted by Daniel Biss
Jul
20
6:00 pm18:00

Evanston Field Office Opening - Hosted by Daniel Biss

  • 912 Sherman Avenue Evanston, IL, 60202 United States

Join us to celebrate the opening of our first field office!

RSVP here: http://bit.ly/2sVKlVV

Our new field office will be the organizing hub for campaign volunteers and supporters. Join us to celebrate the new space, meet Daniel, mingle with other Biss supporters, and learn about upcoming volunteer opportunities and campaign events. Snacks will be provided.

We can't wait to build this campaign together. Hope to see you there.

Please note that parking is limited. We suggest taking public transportation since the location is near the Main Purple Line stop.

Praxilla Femina: Pro-Refugee Concert
Jul
19
7:00 pm19:00

Praxilla Femina: Pro-Refugee Concert

  • Charmers Cafe

Join the ladies of Praxilla Femina for a musical program of travel, new beginnings, and home. 
Admission is free will donation. All proceeds will benefit GirlForward, a community of support dedicated to creating and enhancing opportunities for girls who have been displaced by conflict and persecution.
Read more. 

Activism Series: Women Employed
Jul
19
7:00 pm19:00

Activism Series: Women Employed

  • 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. In July, we'll be joined by Mary Kay Devine, Amanda Collins, and Aisa Ismail from Women Employed. 

Women Employed is a nonprofit advocacy organization based in Chicago. Founded in 1973, Women Employed's mission is to improve women's economic status and remove barriers to economic equity. They promote fair workplace practices, increase access to training and education, and provide women with tools and information to move into careers paying family-supporting wages. Join us for a conversation about the tremendous advances so many women have made over the past four decades and the work that remains to ensure that: All women are treated fairly in the workplace, are able to attain the skills they need for the jobs they want, and are respected for the work they do.

Women in Public Office Seminar
Jul
19
7:00 pm19:00

Women in Public Office Seminar

  • Forest Civic Hall

Are you considering a future run for office? Would you like to learn more? We believe that women should have an equal opportunity to lead in elected office and that our democracy will benefit from this. IL Senator Laura Murphy, IL Senator Julie Morrison, and IL Senator Heather Steans will discuss the experiences and challenges they have encountered in public office. Mark Walker, Wheeling Township Committeeman, and Ted Mason, Elk Grove Township Committeeman, will also tell us about upcoming positions available in our area.

POWER Institute - "Organizing 101" Training
Jul
19
7:00 pm19:00

POWER Institute - "Organizing 101" Training

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law

The CivicLab has launched the POWER Institute (People Organizing to Win, Engage & Resist) to get you TRAINED to ORGANIZE and WIN a Chicago and a world that we all deserve and can propser in.

Wednesday, July 19 - 7-9pm - "Organizing 101" - Did you know Chicago is the home of modern community organizing? Learn the basic skills and mindsets of a community change maker. This will be a highly interactive workshop where participants will construct a Power Matrix around a real issue and plan a campaign. We will talk about Chicago's history of organizing, what distinquishes organizing from other forms of helping efforts, the key attributes of a great organizer and much more!  Read more. 

 Obama Library CBA Housing Forum
Jul
19
6:00 pm18:00

Obama Library CBA Housing Forum

  • Harris Park

OBAMA LIBRARY CBA
HOUSING FORUM
@ObamaCBA #GetItInWriting Series

WED., JULY 19TH at 6pm
HARRIS PARK, 6200 S. DREXEL AVE. 

The Obama Foundation says no families will be displaced by the construction of the Obama Presidential Library, but signs of gentrification and displacement are already evident in Southside neighborhoods. 

HOW CAN WE ENSURE THE AFFORDABILITY OF HOUSING FOR SOUTH SIDE RESIDENTS? 

A Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) can provide housing protections like guaranteed set-asides of affordable housing units and property tax freezes.

Join us to learn more and get involved with the CBA campaign!

Meeting: Get on Chicago Caravan - Peoples Congress of Resistance:  Hosted by People's Congress of Resistance and Answer Chicago
Jul
18
7:00 pm19:00

Meeting: Get on Chicago Caravan - Peoples Congress of Resistance: Hosted by People's Congress of Resistance and Answer Chicago

  • 4802 North Broadway Street Chicago, IL, 60640 United States

Agenda Items

1. How to join the Chicago Caravan to the People's Congress of Resistance (PCOR). PCOR will take place in DC on Sept. 16 & 17
2. Why you should attend PCOR!
3. Caravan logistics
4. Info about the People's Congress of Resistance
5. Help build the People's Congress of Resistance

$5 to $10 donation to assist youth and fixed income people make it the PCOR. No one turned away for lack of funds

Info for the Chicago Caravan to People's Congress of Resistance

Read more. 

KillTheBill Die In
Jul
18
6:00 pm18:00

KillTheBill Die In

  • Roskam for Congress

On Tuesday, July 18th, our whole Indivisible national network will be showing up together to say that TrumpCare would hurt our friends, our families, and our country--and we'll remember this vote. Attend this event and show your constituent power. Bring your tombstone sign that reflects how Trump(Don't)Care will kill you. 

We are also also looking for people who would tell their healthcare stories. If you are uncomfortable speaking in public you can write your story & email it to FriendsWhoMarch@gmail.com. Just include your first name & zipcode. 

If your group would like to co-host this event, let me know. Feel free to share this event everywhere.

Help! Emergency Phone Bank to Save the ACA
Jul
18
4:45 pm16:45

Help! Emergency Phone Bank to Save the ACA

  • Bethany Union Church of Chicago

The senate TrumpCare bill has landed and it's horrific! We must push on to kill this bill! We have lists to help WV and OH voters tell their on the fence senators to VOTE NO! 

Bring your cell phone, laptop (or iPad), chargers for both. Earbuds are really helpful. Invite a friend or neighbor. 

Let's beat our last milestone of 3,000 calls and make a difference in these red states. 

No experience necessary. We'll train you and you'll be a pro before you know it. Calling together is more fun than working solo, so please join us. 

Let's 123GO!

Illinois Health Care Covenant
Jul
18
11:30 am11:30

Illinois Health Care Covenant

  • Chicago Temple Building

Gathering for the procession will begin at the Chicago Temple (77 W Washington) at 11:30. Program begins at noon. Short procession will follow.

The young, the old, the sick ,the low-income and people with disabilities have a special place in God’s heart in all of Illinois’ faith traditions. From this humble and powerful place, we beseech leaders both in Springfield and Washington to raise their voices against the Republican plan to overhaul the Affordable Care Act and remove healthcare and access to it from MILLIONS of our sisters and brothers in Illinois. We pray now for a new Illinois Healthcare Covenant:

To recommit to ensuring a system of care that is based on wellness; to protecting Medicaid, which provides care to so many seniors, children, mothers and people with disabilities; to supporting the vital system of safety-net hospitals that are lifelines in our communities; and to putting the immediate needs of our neighbors first, in the truest image of our all-loving Lord.”

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.

Call for Volunteers for REVUP Voter Registration - Several Sign-up Options i.e. Dates & Times
Jul
17
Jul 21

Call for Volunteers for REVUP Voter Registration - Several Sign-up Options i.e. Dates & Times

  • River Forest, IL


Help register voters as part of a voter drive in support of National Disability Voter Registration Week. The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is bringing their REV UP voter drive to River Forest IL on July 17, 19 and 21. 

 More information:  

SIGNUP HERE:  

River Forest Township and UCP Seguin of Greater Chicago are participating in a national effort to make the DISABILITY VOTE more influential. This effort, known as the REV UP Campaign, has designated July 17-21, 2017 as National Disability Voter Registration Week in advance of the November elections. REV UP stands for Register! Educate! Vote! Use your Power!

In light of this weeks healthcare news, the disability vote is even more important than ever!

 

Build a Movement Against Trumpcare and For Medicare For ALL
Jul
15
2:00 pm14:00

Build a Movement Against Trumpcare and For Medicare For ALL

  • U.E. Hall

Trumpcare is a savage attack on working people and the poor. If passed, it will deny tens of millions access to healthcare and represent one of the greatest transfers of wealth from the working class to the 1% in U.S. history through massive tax cuts for the super-rich and corporations.

We need to do everything we can to stop it. The Republicans in Congress are going to come back from the July 4th recess determined to try to get this reactionary legislation passed.

Join Socialist Alternative on July 15th to discuss a strategy to defeat Trumpcare and how we can build a movement that wins heatlh care as a human right!

Chicago Protest: Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!
Jul
15
12:00 pm12:00

Chicago Protest: Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!

  • NE Corner Michigan Ave and Congress, Chicago

PROTEST AND DEMAND: THE TRUMP/PENCE REGIME MUST GO.
The Trump/Pence Regime daily escalates its fascist attacks on immigrants and Muslims, on healthcare and the poor, on Black and Brown people, on women and LGBTQ folks, on the media, on the environment, on the right to protest, on the truth.
We must say NO! Not just for ourselves, but in the name of humanity. Never underestimate the power of the people rising up together with right on our side! Read more

HB 40 Canvass with Representative Sam Yingling
Jul
15
11:00 am11:00

HB 40 Canvass with Representative Sam Yingling

  • Bakes Sports Theme Restaurant

Reproductive rights are under attack!

With the help of pro-choice volunteers, a coalition of pro-choice groups across the state was able to put enough pressure on State Legislators to pass HB40 in the house. We have a major road block with Governor Rauner's threat of a veto.

Rauner made a promise to protect women's reproductive rights and we need the people of Illinois demanding that promise is kept. Illinois women need volunteers going door to door urging pro-choice voters to tell Rauner to sign HB40. 

We will give you all of the information and materials you need to be a champion for choice in Illinois. All volunteers are invited to join us for refreshments at Bakes restaurant after the canvass.

Can you join us?

Details: 
When: Saturday, July 15th, 11am - 2pm
Where: Bakes Sports Theme Restaurant 33251 US-41 Grayslake, IL 60030

HB 40 Canvass with Representative Sam Yingling
Jul
15
11:00 am11:00

HB 40 Canvass with Representative Sam Yingling

  • Bakes Sports Theme Restaurant

Reproductive rights are under attack!

With the help of pro-choice volunteers, a coalition of pro-choice groups across the state was able to put enough pressure on State Legislators to pass HB40 in the house. We have a major road block with Governor Rauner's threat of a veto.

Rauner made a promise to protect women's reproductive rights and we need the people of Illinois demanding that promise is kept. Illinois women need volunteers going door to door urging pro-choice voters to tell Rauner to sign HB40. 

We will give you all of the information and materials you need to be a champion for choice in Illinois. All volunteers are invited to join us for refreshments at Bakes restaurant after the canvass.

Can you join us?

Details: 
When: Saturday, July 15th, 11am - 2pm
Where: Bakes Sports Theme Restaurant 33251 US-41 Grayslake, IL 60030

Canvass for a People & Planet First Budget!
Jul
15
10:30 am10:30

Canvass for a People & Planet First Budget!

  • Robust Coffee Lounge

Join us for our monthly canvass as we have meaningful conversation with our neighbors and build community power in Woodlawn & Hyde Park!

Last Thursday, Illinois finally passed a budget after nearly two years without one. And though the budget stops the bleeding for now, it is a terrible austerity budget that includes so many cuts that Illinois will spend about $3 billion less this coming fiscal year than it spent last year. These cuts mean many people will suffer, and some people will die.

It doesn't have to be this way. Join us as we talk to our neighbors about what they're struggling with and what a People & Planet First Budget for Illinois—a budget proposal that would easily generate $23.5 billion to fully fund universal healthcare, PreK-12 schools, free state college, hundreds of thousands of new jobs, and more—would mean for all of us.

Never canvassed before? No problem! We'll start with a quick training to help everyone get comfortable going door-to-door before we head out in pairs.

Hosted by Reclaim Chicago. Learn more about the People & Planet First Budget here: https://www.marchtospringfield.org/people-planet-first-budget-proposal/

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