What you can do about Trump's ICE raids

****List of canvasses, trainings, and other community defense actions is in development. Check back here for updates!****

Donald Trump is threatening undocumented families with massive raids and deportations. At least seven children have died in concentration camps on the border under his watch.

We're organizing and fighting back. Here's how you can help:

1. Join a Know Your Rights training or community defense network.

UWF members are organizing and attending trainings, town hall meetings, and other community defense responses (see examples from this past weekend here). Here are a few upcoming dates:

Taller de Defensa En Respuesta a Redadas de Trump
Tuesday, June 25

6-8 pm @ Solorio High School, 5400 S. Saint Louis Ave

Facebook event

Know Your Rights Training (w/Ald. Susan Sadlowski Garza)

Every Tuesday, June 25-July 30

6 pm @ Centro de Trabajadores Unidos, 10638 S. Ewing Ave


Let's Protect Ourselves (w/Ald. Rossana Rodriguez)

Wednesday, June 26

6 pm @ 4541 N Spaulding Ave


Know Your Rights Canvassing (w/Comm. Alma Anaya)

Wednesday, June 26

Saturday, June 29

Email Commissioner Anaya for details

Town Hall Meeting and Know Your Rights Training (w/Rep. Aaron Ortiz)

Thursday, June 27 - 6:30 pm @ Gage Park Fieldhouse, 2411 W 55th St.

Friday, June 28 - 6:30 pm @ Vittum Park, 5010 W 50th St.

Facebook event

Know Your Rights Training (w/Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez)

Friday, June 28

Email Zoe Chan for details

Traffic Stop Clinic (w/Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez)

Saturday, June 29

Email Zoe Chan for details

We'll be posting more on our Facebook page as we get more information--check back frequently.

2. Sign on to support ordinances to shut down the Chicago gang database and strengthen Chicago's Welcoming City Ordinance.

Chicago police can arrest or detain immigrants based solely on their immigration status if they are one of the 130,000 people named in the city’s unjust and inaccurate gang database, or if they have an outstanding warrant or a previous felony conviction. We support the Immigration Working Group's (is this right organization name?) campaigns to remove these allowances and to shut down the gang database once and for all.

Sign our petition to Mayor Lori Lightfoot asking her to work to immediately pass ordinances to strengthen the Welcoming City Ordinance and shut down the gang database.

3. Call the hotline at 1-855-435-7693 if you see suspected ICE activity.

Avoid spreading rumors, confusion, and fear. If you see any ICE activity or know someone who has been detained by immigration in the Chicagoland area, call 1-855-435-7693. The following graphics can be shared on social media to help spread the word.