April 1 | Shut It Down
Start: 2016-04-01 08:00:00 UTC Central Time (US & Canada) (GMT-06:00)
This is a virtual event
Join families, students, teachers, workers,
and all those who thirst for justice
SHUT IT DOWN
A March and a Day of Direct Action Against
Gov. Bruce Rauner, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Billionaire Ken Griffin
and the Rest of the 1%
Why we march:
Redirecting funds for just three TIF projects to build luxury hotels and condos could return more than $100 million to the public schools and state universities.
Income tax relief in 2011 saved half of Illinois families on average $106.89 while it saved billionaire Ken Griffin $18 million.
Since 2000, poverty in Illinois has grown 37 percent, disproportionately hurting black and Latino families.
Police abuse and killing of black youth—Rekia Boyd, Laquan McDonald, Antonio LeGrier, and others—must end.