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“Activism is the rent I pay for living on the planet” - Alice Walker.
Concerned about where the country is heading? You're not alone. Join others who care about what's happening to democracy, equality, human rights, social justice, sustainability, and other important topics. It's OK if you've never been to a protest, march, or town hall - start here. You really can make a difference.
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Upcoming events (5+)

Democratic Presidential Debate Watch Party

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Swing Left Chicago - Democratic Presidential Debate Watch Party Wednesday, June 26, 2019 • 7:30 PM O'Donovan's Pub & Restaurant 2100 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60618 Swing Left Chicago - Democratic Presidential Debate Watch Party Thursday, June 27, 2019 • 7:30 PM O'Donovan's Pub & Restaurant 2100 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60618 At this event, you’ll meet veteran Swing Left volunteers and people who are new to our community. Together you’ll watch the debate—and learn what you can do to help beat Trump and take back our government. It’ll be a night that’s both fun and productive. One of the candidates we’ll see on stage in a couple weeks will become our Democratic nominee for president. Unity means working together now to make sure that they—and all of 2020’s most critical campaigns—have what they’ll need to win. Come to a Debate Watch Party, and learn what you can do today to help Democrats win in 2020. Info and RSVP here: https://swingleft.org/unity-debate-watch-parties-with-swing-left?zipcode=60618&email=karin@treefalls.com&first_name=&last_name=&phone=&source=em_20190618_Debate-Watch-Party_ac&utm_campaign=20190618_Debate-Watch-Party&utm_term=ac&utm_source=actionnetwork&utm_medium=email&link_id=5&can_id=ab6774bf14fd19ea651a315333c7bf1f&email_referrer=email_566631&email_subject=youre-invited-to-a-debate-watch-party-in-httpsactionnetworkorgevent_campaignsunity-debate-watch-parties-with-swing-left-event_campaigneventcity

Democratic Presidential Debate Watch Party

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Swing Left Chicago - Democratic Presidential Debate Watch Party Wednesday, June 26, 2019 • 7:30 PM O'Donovan's Pub & Restaurant 2100 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60618 Swing Left Chicago - Democratic Presidential Debate Watch Party Thursday, June 27, 2019 • 7:30 PM O'Donovan's Pub & Restaurant 2100 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60618 At this event, you’ll meet veteran Swing Left volunteers and people who are new to our community. Together you’ll watch the debate—and learn what you can do to help beat Trump and take back our government. It’ll be a night that’s both fun and productive. One of the candidates we’ll see on stage in a couple weeks will become our Democratic nominee for president. Unity means working together now to make sure that they—and all of 2020’s most critical campaigns—have what they’ll need to win. Come to a Debate Watch Party, and learn what you can do today to help Democrats win in 2020. Info and RSVP here: https://swingleft.org/unity-debate-watch-parties-with-swing-left?zipcode=60618&email=karin@treefalls.com&first_name=&last_name=&phone=&source=em_20190618_Debate-Watch-Party_ac&utm_campaign=20190618_Debate-Watch-Party&utm_term=ac&utm_source=actionnetwork&utm_medium=email&link_id=5&can_id=ab6774bf14fd19ea651a315333c7bf1f&email_referrer=email_566631&email_subject=youre-invited-to-a-debate-watch-party-in-httpsactionnetworkorgevent_campaignsunity-debate-watch-parties-with-swing-left-event_campaigneventcity

50th Annual Chicago Pride Parade & Festivals

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50th Annual Chicago Pride Parade & Festivals http://chicagopride.gopride.com/info.cfm Chicago's Pride celebration consists of a two full weekends of festivals and our world-famous parade. The Pride festival takes place along Halsted Street in the Boystown neighborhood on Saturday, June 22, 2019 and Sunday, June 23, 2019. A new event, Pride in the Park, takes over Chicago’s historic Grant Park on Saturday, June 29, 2019. The parade takes place over a four-mile route on Sunday, June 30, 2019. The parade theme this year is "Stonewall 50: "MILLIONS of MOMENTS of PRIDE." The 50th annual Chicago Pride Parade marches through the city's Boystown neighborhood with the annual parade kicking off at noon on Sunday, June 30, 2019, at Montrose Avenue and Broadway in the Uptown neighborhood. The parade winds (map) its way through the north side of the city, ending near the intersection of Diversey Parkway and Sheridan Road in Lincoln Park. Pride Month in June highlights Chicago's vibrant LGBT community. The energy in the city peaks on Pride Weekend, which falls on the last weekend of June each year to commemorate the Stonewall Riots.

Tax the Rich Tour

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Info and RSVP: https://taxmarch.org/events/#event1494 Tax The Rich Tour | Chicago, IL EVENT DATE July 26,[masked]:00 AM EDT Events details and location are not final and will be announced closer to the event date. Join the TAX THE RICH Bus Tour Recent polling shows that taxing the rich is overwhelmingly supported by Americans, with 75% of all likely 2020 voters backing it. This strong support extends across party lines, with 90 percent of Democrats, 70 percent of Independents and 60 percent of Republicans in favor of higher taxes for the rich. In fact, when asked what they think the biggest problem with our tax code is, a majority say it’s that the rich and corporations DON’T pay their fair share. The Tax the Rich Bus Tour puts that message front and center in the presidential primary debate and empowers local electeds, activists, and national organizations to hold Republicans accountable for the GOP Tax Scam and share why they believe the rich and corporations must pay their fair share. LOCATION To Be Announced

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Nation-wide Mass Call on Impeachment

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