May Day – Chicago Fights Back

Originally posted April 28, 2017

May Day!

May 1st, International Workers’ Day, will be a national day of action with large marches expected around the country. 

In Chicago, a coalition of organizations are planning to march to resist the rising racism and call on city residents to rebuild community. The march will be focused on protecting communities that are under attack by the Trump regime and highlight the need to rebuild community and define what community safety means to us:

  1. Legalization of all undocumented workers.
  2. Stop terrorizing immigrant communities through raids at homes and workplaces.
  3. Stop criminalization, mass incarceration and deportation of Black, Latinx, migrant, Arab, Muslim, and communities of color;
  4. Defend workers’ right to organize, unionize and to earn a living wage;
  5. Defend the rights of women, people with disabilities, transgender, LGBTQ and gender non-conforming people;
  6. Act on climate change, to create jobs and economic opportunities in the migrant, poor, and communities of color that are disproportionately threatened by pollution and climate change;
  7. Defend and fully fund public services, including public education, transportation and health care.

Our communities are uniting against Trump’s vision that views us as a threat, and that proposes that safety and security can only be gained with increased criminalization and policing of our communities, and rolling back the rights that our communities have won over the years.We are pushing our community and city leaders to do more to protect Chicagoans from Trump’s attacks and promote real safety and economic opportunity in the city. If the people who run this city and the people who are running the federal government think they can move all our tax dollars away from jobs, schools, and health and into police contracts to patrol us, they are making a big mistake.Labor unions will also join the march for the right to unionize and to challenge the attacks on workers’ rights being carried out. People need jobs that actually pay the bills. Trump wants to give corporations kick-backs, we want to give working people a chance. On May Day we’ll march for better jobs, better salaries, and the right to organize for them.

Resist Racism, Rebuild Community Chicago

Endorsed by over 100 organizations:
  • 12th Ward IPO
  • 14th Ward Independent Political Organization
  • 22nd Ward IPO
  • AFGE Local 704
  • AFSCME 3506
  • AFSCME Council 31
  • AFSCME Local 1989/NEIU
  • AFT Black Caucus – Chicago
  • American Friends Service Committee- Chicago
  • American Party of Labor
  • Amnesty International USA
  • Anakbayan Chicago
  • Answer Coalition
  • Arab American Action Network
  • Arise Chicago
  • Asociación Ecuador Unido
  • Autonomous Tenants Union
  • Black and Brown Chicago Collective
  • Blessed Dorothy Day Mission
  • BYP100
  • Calor
  • Cambiando Vidas
  • Campaign to TAKE ON HATE
  • Centro de Trabajadores Unidos – United Workers’ Center
  • Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression
  • Chicago and Midwest Regional Joint Board of Workers United (CMRJB)
  • Chicago Anonymous
  • Chicago Community and Workers’ Rights
  • Chicago Democratic Socialists of America
  • Chicago Desi Youth Rising
  • Chicago Federation of Labor
  • Chicago Jobs With Justice
  • Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network
  • Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America – CRLN
  • Chicago Socialist Alternative
  • Chicago Socialist Party
  • Chicago Students Union
  • Chicago Teachers Union
  • Chicago Women in Trades
  • Chicago Women Take Action
  • Chicago Women Take Action
  • Chicago Workers Collaborative
  • Cicero Area Project
  • Communist Party USA
  • Communities United
  • Cook County College Teachers Union
  • Durango Unido en Chicago
  • Fearless Undocumented Alliance
  • Fedenaymo Nayaritas at Midwest NFP
  • Federación de Clubes Michoacanos en Illinois FEDEMI
  • Federación de Hidalguenses en Illinois
  • Fellowship for Filipino Migrants
  • FHIMO
  • Fight for $15
  • Freedom Road Socialist Organization
  • Gabriela Chicago
  • Gay Liberation Network
  • Greater Oak Park Democratic Socialists of America
  • Hana Center
  • Hot House
  • HourVoice
  • Human Rights Observation/Honduras
  • IfNotNow Chicago
  • Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
  • Illinois Green Party
  • Illinois Migrant  Council  (IMC)
  • Illinois Sierra Club
  • Illinois Single-Payer Coalition Chicago
  • Immigrant Solidarity DuPage
  • Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants
  • International Socialist Organization
  • Ixchel
  • Justice For All
  • La Voz de los de Abajo
  • Latino Union of Chicago
  • Left Wing Fútbol Xicago
  • LiUNA
  • Local 881 UFCW
  • LULAC-IL
  • Mexico Solidarity Network
  • Mijente
  • Mujeres Latinas en Accion – Chicago, IL
  • NAACP Chicago Southside
  • NAKASEC
  • National Alliance for Filipino Concerns
  • National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 825
  • National Cambodian American Heritage Museum & Memorial
  • National Nurses United
  • NEIU/UPI Local 4100
  • Organized Cicero Residents Advancing Power
  • Organized Communities Against Deportations
  • Party for Socialism and Liberation
  • Physicians for a National Health Program Illinois
  • Pilsen Alliance
  • Planned Parenthood Federation of America
  • Planned Parenthood of Illinois
  • Raise the Floor Alliance
  • Red de Talentos Chicago
  • Red Migrante Ohio
  • Refuse Fascism Chicago
  • Resist. Reimagine. Rebuild.Coalition
  • Restaurant Opportunities Center
  • SEIU Health Care Illinois + Indiana
  • SEIU Local 1
  • SEIU Local 73
  • Showing Up For Racial Justice Chicago
  • Socialist Action Chicago
  • Socialist Party USA
  • Solidarity – Chicago Chapter
  • Southsiders for Peace
  • Southwest Suburban Activists
  • Southwest Suburban Immigrant Project (SSIP)
  • Supreme Beauty Parlor
  • Take On Hate – Chicago
  • Teachers for Social Justice
  • Teamsters 777
  • Teamsters Joint Council 25 Women’s Committee       
  • Teamsters Local 743
  • The Chicago Alliance of Charter Teachers & Staff (AFT 4343)
  • The Domestic Worker and Day Labor Center of Chicago
  • UE Western Region
  • Unite Here Local 1
  • United Neighbors of the 35th Ward
  • United States Palestinian Community Network – USPCN
  • United Steelworkers Local 2003
  • Veterans For Peace
  • Warehouse Workers for Justice
  • West Rogers Park 99%
  • Women’s March of Chicago
  • Workers World Party

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