CWTA Actions: Five Chicago marches for an agenda for change

By Kelly Good
CWTA Beat Reporter

Tighten your shoelaces, paint your poster-boards, and pull out your drums: Chicago Women Take Action is gearing up for a slew of marches this spring. No complacency allowed. It’s time to persist and resist.

On April 15 we’ll be marching in downtown Chicago to protest the unseen tax returns of President Trump. We paid our taxes for 2016, and have no problem proving it, why can’t he? The guy
’s a big chicken!
Tax March Chicago is one of more than 100 protests in 43 states and 5 countries demanding that Trump release his tax returns. To learn more about this event, visit the Tax March online , and RSVP to the Chicago event on Facebook.

Chicago Tax March
April 15, 2017 • 11:00 AM
Richard J. Daley Center
50 W Washington Street
#TaxMarch  #TaxMarch #ChickenDon

Earth Day is April 22, and CWTA will be taking a stand for science by joining the March for Science Chicago. Do you care about scientific integrity and believe that sound science is the grounds for good decision-making about the environment?  We do. But the Trump administration doesn’t. Let’s march to show our respect for the scientific process they so deeply disregard.  To find out more information for this event, please visit the webpage here and show solidarity by RSVPing on the Facebook event.

Chicago March for Science
April 22 at 10:00am
Enter at Congress Parkway Saturday,
#MFSChi @sciencemarchc

CWTA will have a strong presence April 25 at the Illinois Women March on Springfield. We’ll be showing up in support of HB40 Womens’ Choice, the Fight for $15, Gun Safety Laws, Immigrant rights, the Equal Rights Amendment and all aspects of a progressive women’s agenda. The day will begin with a rally near the capitol building, followed by a march, and ending with a lobbying session with your local representative. Need a ride? Here’s where you can match up for transportation – Check it out Lots of free rides available. CWTA members will be taking the bus from Women and Children First Bookstore. Learn more at the Web Page. And show your solidarity by RSVPing on Facebook.

Women March on Springfield
Tuesday, April 25
Noon to 3 p.m.
Illinois State Capitol, Springfield
Noon: Rally at Lincoln Statue
12:45: Lobbying and March around the Capitol Complex
1:30: Continued lobbying inside
2:30: Final rally in the Capitol Rotunda
3:00: End time

Join  Food and Water Watch Midwest, the Chicago Group of the Sierra Club and Food and Water Watch in resisting Trump’s 100th day in office,  April 29th by joining the People’s Climate March Chicago. Climate change is real – and let’s show by large numbers that we believe the United States should be a world leader combatting its effects. To learn more and to RSVP visit the Facebook page.

Peoples Climate March
April 29 , 12 PM – 4 PM
Federal Plaza
50 W. Adams St.

In keeping with our origins as deep friends of Chicago workers, CWTA will be celebrating International Workers Day May 1.  This year, we’ll join labor unions across the city in the May Day Strike, marching for equitable pay and immigrant rights. We’ll be meeting at 11am in Union Park and then march to Daley Plaza. Afterwards join a May Day concert and party at Alhambra Palace. The event is  supported in part by the Reva and David Logan Foundation.

May Day Strike
May 1, 11 am
Union Park
1501 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, Illinois 60606
After Party at Alhambra Palace


Please remember to RSVP to every event you may attend so the organizers can plan accordingly!