"We want the truth" rally Saturday in Chicago's Loop


Earlier this year march about showing the money. Marchers heading north on Dearborn at Randolph

Demanding more accountability and transparency from federal, state and local elected officials, many organizations in 100 cities are  gathering at rallies Saturday in a March for Truth. Hosted by Indivisible Chicago the local gathering will start in the Federal Plaza at 11 a.m. (Donuts at 10.)

Speakers are to include:

  • Jill Wine-Banks (former Watergate prosecutor)
  • Amara Enyia - Public policy expert & former mayoral candidate
  • U.S. House of Representative Mike Quigley
  • U.S. House of Representative Robin Kelly
  • U.S. House of Representative Jan Schakowsky
  • Executive Director of ACLU Illinois  

Organizers have stated that they have three reasons for the rally:

  1. With the firing of James Comey, Director of the FBI, the need for an independent investigation has never been more important.
  2. Jared Kushner, President Trump's closest  advisor,  attempted to establish a secret line to the Kremlin.
  3. The Trump administration is attempting to consolidate power and thwart any attempt to uncover corruption 

Organizers hope to have the following outcomes:

  1. An independent commission established
  2. Congressional investigations properly resourced and pursued free of partisan interests
  3. As much information made available to the public as possible, and as soon as possible
  4. Congress should require Donald Trump to release his tax returns to clarify his business interests and obligations to any foreign entity
  5. If crimes were committed or if collusion is discovered, it must be prosecuted

Indivisible Chicago (IC) is a group of Chicago-area citizens alarmed by the 2016 election who have declared that they are committed to resisting the Trump agenda. Their strategy is informed by Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda, which focuses on direct actions that small, local groups can take to influence their representatives in Washington. 

More information may be founded at  their site. They are partnering will ACLU of IllinoisPlanned Parenthood of IllinoisWomen's March on Chicago and Fight for $15 Chicago.

Photo source: Elaine Coorens



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