Rev. Anthony Williams’ Press Conference: Violence is a Public Health Issue

Today (4/18/19) Green Party member, Rev. Anthony Williams, held a press conference at the Thompson Center in Chicago.    Williams joined Rep. La Shawn Ford, activists and scientists who gathered to announce that a resolution will be introduced into the Illinois State Legislature within a week proclaiming violence as a public health issue.  They seek further legislation to address the causes of violence in our society and to heal those affected by it.

Rev. Williams’s son Nehemiah, age 34, was shot and killed in February 2018.  Williams’ tireless work since has brought together legislators, scientists and activists to find solutions to the epidemic of violence in our society.

The press conference featured Sista Yaa Simpson, an epidemiologist who works for the City of Chicago as well as Teresa Cordova, Director of the Great Cities Institute at UIC who advocated for a holistic approach to curing systemic violence.

NATO on Trial

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Everyone Is Invited to a March 3rd FORUM:

STOP ALL U.S. AGGRESSION WORLDWIDE—

NO TO NATO!    HANDS OFF VENEZUELA!

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Where and When:

 Chicago Anti-War Coalition FORUM will be on Sunday, March 3, 2 p.m.

 Sulzer Library, 4455 N. Lincoln, 

a few blocks from the Western stop on the Brown Line. Free street parking  

     The Forum aims to further unite Chicagoland peace and justice forces against illegal U.S. aggression in its many forms.

     There is to be a 45-minute panel to educate ourselves about:

1. The history of NATO as an aggressive arm of U.S. plans for world domination.

2. The experience of the Chicago 2012 demonstration against NATO—showing the need to go into action and stand up for peace and justice.

Greens Make Strong Showing in 2-way MWRD Races!

Rachel Wales and Geoffrey Cubbage win over 20% of the vote in Cook County!  Geoffrey won over 20% of the vote overall Cook County and Chicago!

Rachel Wales                  240,481         17.35%

Geoffrey Cubbage         309,784        21.06%

See all the 2018 MWRD Election Results 

ALSO—In Berwyn Township, Greens sponsored a ballot question on Medicare for all that won 84% of the vote!

Help Get Greens Elected!

Upcoming Events to Flyer:

Pumpkin Jamboree Parade 10/27 at 10:30-11:30 am on Archer Ave. in Chicago.  Parade begins at 11:00

 

ALSO:  Outside your public library or post office, neighborhood or city meeting, outside elementary schools at afternoon pick up, at metra stations, etc.

Contact any officer or candidate for flyers.  See About page for contact information.

Former Chair of the Cook County Greens Killed

It is with great sadness that we report the loss of Alberto Bocanegra, former Cook County Green Party Chair and two time alderman candidate for the city of Chicago.  According to news reports, Alberto was shot and killed after stopping a driver who had hit and run one of the bicyclists in an organized night bike ride on the South Side in the early hours of Tuesday morning, September 25th.  Funeral arrangements are pending.  We will post them on this site and send them through email and social media.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-man-shot-killed-chasing-bicyclist-hit-chatham-20180925-story.html#

To donate for funeral arrangements go to: https://www.gofundme.com/mvc.php?route=homepage_norma/search&term=Alberto%20Bocanegra

Rich Whitney’s Take On Where We Go After Remembering ’68

Illinois Green Party’s Rich Whitney helped organize the anti-war rally and march commemorating the antiwar demonstrations 50 years ago at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago.  The event was sponsored by The Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression.  Whitney concluded the march with a call to build a peace movement that will “fight back smart.”

Greening the Bud Billiken Parade!

Greens Join the CTU at the Bud Billiken Parade!

Jack Ailey, Rita Maniotis, and Green Party Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) candidates–Karen Roothan and Tammie Vinson handed out over 1000 flyers about the MWRD candidates and their campaign issues.  Join us for our next outreach when we flyer the Labor Day Parade in Hyde Park–stay tuned for more info.