Action, which coincides with student walk-outs and feeder marches, sets stage for growing local and national movement against extremist incoming administration.
CHICAGO—(ENEWSPF)—January 17, 2017. As the nation braces for the formal installation of the Trump administration, cities across the nation are mobilizing to jumpstart a sweeping movement against his reactionary agenda — including a series of actions in Chicago on inauguration day on Friday, January 20.
The Chicago Movement For The 99% is coordinating a 3 p.m. rally at Daley Plaza, located at Washington & Clark Streets in Chicago. Students are planning walkouts across the city as part of a national student walkout against student debt and the lack of living wage jobs. Immigrant rights groups are also converging at Daley Plaza at 4 p.m., in the run-up to a 4:30 p.m. march on Trump Tower, 401 N. Wabash, to protest the new administration’s platform of racism, sexism, xenophobia, and pro-corporate policies.
Trump has declared war on immigrant communities by vowing to deport two to three million immigrants shortly after taking office. He’s said “wages are too high” and embraced a national version of anti-union “right to work for less” rules already in place in 26 mostly Republican-run states. Members of his incoming cabinet have made no secret about their intentions to mount a sweeping campaign against women’s right to control their bodies, LGBT rights — including the right to marry, basic protections for workers, environmental safeguards, and a host of other initiatives that undermine civil rights, the economic safety net, and the public good.
The action is among a series of protests and rallies being organized that weekend to telegraph to Trump that his agenda against workers’ rights, immigrants, women, Muslims, people of color and environmental protections will provoke growing mass resistance — from grassroots organizing to mass protest.
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