Wednesday, February 28 - Dream Act Now Protest / Tell FedEx to Drop the NRA / No DAPL Protest

Actions You Can Take Today


Action 1: Protest for the Dream Act TODAY

Representatives from United We Dream, MeChA de UChicago, Students Organizing With Labor (SOUL), PanAsia, and more are coming together as a community to raise their voices for the Dream Act.

Join them as they call upon Senators Tammy Duckworth and Dick Durbin, as well as Representatives Peter Roskam (IL-6), Michael Bost (IL-12), and Rodney Davis (IL-13) to work with their respective parties to pass permanent protection for immigrant youth NOW.

We need legislation without dangerous enforcement add-ons: no border wall, no more detention centers, and no more deportations. We are going to share a message of love, unity, family, and why our communities urgently need the Dream Act.

When: TODAY, Wednesday, February 28 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Meet at the plaza of the Kluczynski Federal Building (intersection of Adams and Dearborn)
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Action 2: Tell FedEx to Drop the NRA

FedEx is still a member of the National Rifle Association’s Business Alliance, granting discounts up to 26% for NRA members and funding a reckless and irresponsible pro-gun agenda that puts all Americans at risk.

Tell FedEx to stop supporting the NRA. Ask them, politely but firmly, to pull out of the NRA’s Business Alliance and cease supporting a reckless organization that puts the lives of Americans at risk in the name of corporate profits.

FedEx was #58 on the Fortune 500 list of companies in 2016, with revenues exceeding $50 billion. They have enormous economic power in America, and they can send a clear message to the NRA: American businesses don’t support your extreme agenda, and we won’t accept your blood money!


Action 3: No DAPL Protest TOMORROW

If you supported the #NoDAPL movement but couldn't make it to Standing Rock, if you are passionate about environmental justice, if you are concerned about climate change, and if you think the next Governor of Illinois should NOT be profiting from fossil fuels, you have a chance to stand up to politicians who put short-term profits before people and planet.

Join us on Thursday, March 1, for a rally outside the POLITICO/UofC/WBEZ Governor's Debate to call on all candidates for Illinois Governor to:

1) Commit to Divesting from fossil fuels immediately
2) Take a Stand against the Dakota Pipeline (which ends in Illinois).
3) Sign the 350Kishwaukee divestment pledge, and firmly commit to doing everything in their power as Governor to transition to renewable energy if elected.

This is a student-led action supported by organizations including Illinois Against DAPL, Chicago 350 and International Indigenous Youth Council. The goal of this demonstration is to bring environmental issues to the forefront and fight against harmful pipelines that destroy the earth and violate Native American Civil rights. This action aims to inform Illinois voters of these harmful investments and conflicts of interest these candidates have in Big Oil. By demonstrating our people power, we can both hold these candidates accountable and pressure them to #Divest from fossil fuels.

When: TOMORROW, Thursday, March 1 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Logan Center Exhibitions (915 E 60th St.)
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