TAKE ACTION NOW! We must defend the right to vote!

Sign the petition and send a letter to your senator!

The Right to Vote is the Heart of Democracy. Republican efforts to suppress the vote and overturn valid elections are daggers in the heart of democracy. Pass HR4, the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, HR1, the For the People Act, and S2747, the Freedom to Vote Act!

The right to vote is under attack in the United States. The attack is led by Donald Trump and the Republican Party. The attack is exclusively on Black people, Latinx people, and poor white people and their right to vote. They must be stopped, now, before they are able to take over the U. S. Senate and House this year. This is urgent. Democracy is on the line!

Legal Lynching of Jussie Smollett

Frank Chapman

Chicago’s Criminal Justice System has once again distinguished itself with the legal lynching of Jussie Smollett. The mostly white jury found Smollett guilty after just nine hours of deliberation. This has been the most expensively prosecuted low grade felony case in Chicago history. And in addition to being an incredible waste taxpayers’ dollars it was the greatest mockery of a trial I have ever seen.

In all the criminal trials where I have seen innocent Black people framed up by racist, corrupt Chicago police officers, prosecutors and judges I have never seen prosecutors so fabricate evidence with lying witnesses and video tapes of Smollett driving around where he lives as evidence of him plotting an assault on himself. The evidence in this case was not circumstantial but contrived. Contrived and presented by the prosecutors with an unspeakable degree of racist arrogance.

Judge Linn openly sided with the prosecution throughout the trial and the media was silent. The media was as they tend to always be joint partners in this dehumanizing attack against Jussie Smollett, a Black gay man who has also been a warrior for justice for Black people.

Finally, let us say it loud and clear. This case has been used by the powers that be in this City to attack States Attorney Kim Foxx and our movement. They have tried to trivialize the very real cries for justice against a system that is blatantly racist and homophobic. This is unacceptable. We will fight back and we will win.

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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.

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