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September 19 - National Day of Protest - Car Caravan and Rally

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The National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression sent out a call to action to participate in another national day of protest on September 19th - and Chicago is responding with a car caravan and rally!
There are TWO starting locations for the car caravan: Benito Juarez High School (21st and S. Loomis St.) and 17th and Canal St. If you are participating in the caravan, arrive at the starting location by 10:30am. The car caravans will travel to the Rally happening at 12:00pm at Federal Plaza (W Adams St and S Dearborn St).
Here are our demands!
  • We demand that the cops who shot or murdered Breonna Taylor, Daniel Prude, Jacob Blake, Miguel Vega, and Trayford Pellerin be immediately arrested, charged and convicted.
  • We demand the immediate withdrawal of federal agents and National Guard troops sent to our cities to brutalize protestors and terrorize our communities.
  • We demand real police accountability through all-elected Civilian Police Accountability Councils (CPAC) establishing community control of the police, shifting police funding to essential public services like education, housing, and healthcare and regulating police to address the real demands for the safety of the people.

Check out the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/989855988106335


September 26 - Community Control of the Police - NOW more than ever!

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We are calling on all the various strands of the people’s movement—workers and all oppressed people—to join us on September 26th for a panel hosted by the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, demanding community control of the police, NOW more than EVER!

If you are looking to learn more about the local and national struggle for community control of the police, join Frank Chapman, Jazmine Salas, and Gus Newport as they discuss this movement live on the Chicago Alliance Facebook page (facebook.com/caarpr). They will discuss the history of community control, what community control can do, and how it plays an important role in defunding, demilitarizing, and disbanding the police.

Check out the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/915601122260868


COVID-19 AND PRISONER RELEASE

In our fight against this pandemic, we must work to depopulate the Cook County jail and to provide treatment, testing, and release to the incarcerated population, including torture survivors and the wrongfully convicted. We ask you to call as often as you are able in order to put pressure on the system. 

EVERY PHONE CALL HELPS.

Call Chief Judge Evans (312) 603-6000 

Hello my name is _________, and I am calling on behalf of the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. Given the present pandemic crisis, I demand that you, as our elected official, take action to depopulate our prisons and jails

I demand that the poor who can’t afford bail be released back to their community immediately. All bail-eligible and vulnerable people (the sick, the older, and those with compromised immune systems) should be released immediately without the need to pay for bail.

Call Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx (312) 603-1880

Hello my name is _________, and I am calling on behalf of the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. Given the present pandemic crisis, I demand that you, as our elected official, take action to depopulate our prisons and jails.

I demand that you move to drop bail requirements for all eligible cases. I also demand that you move the courts to reduce sentences on an emergency basis for the elderly and medically vulnerable. 

Call Governor Pritzker (312) 814-2121 // (217) 782-6830

Hello my name is _________, and I am calling on behalf of the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. Given the present pandemic crisis, I demand that you, as our elected official, take action to depopulate our prisons and jails.

I demand that you take necessary executive action to free police torture survivor Gerald Reed (by clemency, commutations and pardons). I also demand that you release the elderly, the wrongfully convicted, and the medically vulnerable from prisons and jails immediately.

Weren't able to leave a message? Copy and paste the script into this form to reach the governor!

 

 

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We know times are tough for everyone right now. Our own ability to do our work is being impacted because we are a movement for and by the working class and oppressed peoples, who are disproportionately suffering the economic effects of the coronavirus. Yet we must continue to do our work, especially in the face of this pandemic, because of how it’s affecting Black and Brown communities and exacerbating our oppression.

 

About Us

Since 1973, when it was born from the movement to free Angela Davis and all political prisoners, the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression has defended the rights of oppressed people in Illinois and around the world.

We defend the civil liberties of workers, activists, and prisoners. We struggle against white supremacy, the prison-industrial complex, and state violence. We demand community control of the police and full representation for Black people and other poor and oppressed people at all levels of government.

Click here to read our bylaws. 

Click here to learn more about the refounding of the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression.