Two weekends ago, over 70 people were shot in Chicago. Last weekend, another 33 were wounded. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families. But our action and anger is directed at the elected officials who continue to allow this to happen. Violence isn't a fact of nature. It's the result of the decisions, made by public officials, to create desperate conditions in communities of color.
That's why United Working Families organized our first-ever South Side Summer Organizing Institute this year. All summer, teachers and healthcare workers have been knocking on doors, organizing meetings, and identifying prospective candidates who come from the ranks of our movements. We're fighting for our right to this city and building the power we need to win.
Want to learn more? Join us at a community canvass this Saturday to hear more about how it's going, and help us build the power we need to fight back.
What: UWF South Side Community Canvass
When: Saturday, August 18, 9:30 am - 12 pm
Where: 617 W. 61st Place, Chicago, IL
Can't join us on Saturday? Consider making a contribution to help support this important work. Link to donate here.
Through United Working Families, rank-and-file labor leaders are building people-powered political organization on the South Side of Chicago. Join us!