Groups call for end to legal shenanigans designed to suppress the vote, as unions commit to take whatever non-violent action is required to ensure a free and fair election in which all votes are counted, and that ensures peaceful transition of power.
- 1:00 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7: Rally/March to protect the vote, Union Park, Ashland Ave. just north of Washington. Social distancing will be practiced.
CHICAGO—Chicago-area grassroots groups and unions will rally and march beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 7, to defend the election and demand democracy.
With Trump ramping up lies and legal challenges to the outcome of the presidential election, Chicago organizations are demanding he cease his attacks on the majority-Black and -Latinx communities whose votes are still being counted in cities like Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Phoenix. Trump no longer has a path to re-election, and demonstrators will call on him to immediately concede.
Demonstrators will march following the rally and demand an end to the illegitimate legal maneuvers the Trump campaign is using to try to stop the vote count.
Organizations will be passing out masks and encouraging social-distancing at the action.
The groups convening Saturday’s action include members of a coalition of unions and labor groups that issued a statement Monday committing their groups to taking the necessary, non-violent steps to defend every vote — up to and including a general strike. Those labor groups represent a broad multi-racial base of essential workers whose voices and votes are vital and must be counted for there to be a free and fair election.
Reporters not attending in person can pre-register for remote livestream at this link: bit.ly/nov7digital