Posts tagged "protest"

Windy City to protest Donald Trump

Windy City to protest Donald Trump
What Donald Trump can expect to see in Chicago is the largest protest against his presidential candidacy to date. Around 50,000 people signed a MoveOn.org petition to protest Trump’s visit to the University of Illinois at Chicago. The protest will take place at a parking lot across from the UIC Pavilion. How many will physically... Read more »

Ferguson: What the greatest voices for peace might say

Ferguson: What the greatest voices for peace might say
[View the story "Ferguson: Words from the Peacemakers" on Storify]

Mayor Emanuel and Gov. Quinn rally for immigration reform

Mayor Emanuel and Gov. Quinn rally for immigration reform
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn  and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke out in favor of immigration reform. They attended an immigration rally with religious and labor leaders Saturday at Union Park. “This is an issue for all Americans,” the governor said according to the Chicago Tribune. “This isn’t a Republican or Democratic issue. This is an... Read more »
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May Day time for immigration reform

May Day time for immigration reform
May Day also is known as International Workers’ Day. In Chicago and many other cities May 1 also is a day for immigrant workers and their supporters to protest. In 2006, hundreds of thousands of people came out  to protest in Chicago but since then the numbers have dwindled. Immigrant rights advocates are expecting Congress... Read more »

Immigrant students arrested at McCain's office to be arraigned Tuesday; Chicago's Tania Unzueta not arrested

SECOND UPDATE: The undocumented students spent more than seven hours in detention and were released for noe. But they could face eventual deportation. They also have a court date for June 16 on the trespassing charges. UPDATE 10 p.m.: The three undocumented students arrested after a sit-in at Sen. John McCain’s Tucson office were being... Read more »

Images from the immigration rally in Chicago

Across the country Saturday there were marches in more than 80 cities for immigration reform and against Arizona’s new immigration law. The largest protest drew an estimated 60,000 in Los Angeles and more than 8,000 marched here in Chicago, according to official estimates. Among those supporting the marchers were U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents,... Read more »
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Arizona esta loco. Expect major immigration protest in Chicago on May Day.

Have they gone completely loco in Arizona? Activists gathered for Monday night vigil outside immigration detention center in Broadview. The Arizona Department of Education is going after teachers who speak with a heavy accent, according to a story by Miriam Jordan in The Wall Street Journal. And lawmakers also passed a bill targeting ethnic studies... Read more »

Chicagoans march for immigration reform

For some reason, when conservatives protest they grab bigger headlines then when liberals protest. Case in point, the Tea Party protesters have garnered all sorts of national attention. So what do supporters of immigration reform have to do to grab headlines? There will be a march in Chicago this Wednesday where some undocumented youth will... Read more »

Groups protest and pressure Obama for immigration reform

Immigrant rights organizations will hold a protest and prayer vigil in Chicago Tuesday to pressure the Obama Administration to push for immigration reform. It is one of many protests anticipated across the country. They are upset that Obama has twice postponed a meeting with Congressional leaders to discuss immigration issues.  According to the Illinois Coalition... Read more »
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