In 2014 Occupy Naperville was active and busy trying to stop the destruction of American democracy.
Here is a short recap of our year in Activism.
Challenge Duckworth on the TPP
Occupy Naperville joined Occupy Elgin, Northern Illinois Jobs with Justice, fair trade activists, labor activists, environmentalists, occupiers and the Northern Illinois Light Brigade in protesting Elgin Township Democrats Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner Saturday, January 18, 2014 to challenge Congresswoman speaker Tammy Duckworth to take a stand against Fast Track for the TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership). Mary from Occupy Elgin went in and challenged Duckworth during the dinner on her TPP position. Like a typical politician she would not commit and spun her answers like a master DJ.
NO TPP – Mike Quigley
We joined the Illinois Fair Trade Coalition in sending Rep Mike Quigley a message NO TPP
March against S1881 -NO IRAN WAR or SANCTIONS
Occupy Naperville participated in an ANTI-WAR and SANCTIONS march.
NO KXL Protest
The day we fought back
February 11th, 2014 was The Day We Fight Back against mass surveillance on the internet and in our society. The Occupy Naperville website participated.
Tell Bill Foster NO TPP
ON members went to Bill Foster’s Aurora office to send him a message NO TPP.
Members of Occupy Naperville joined with NIJWJ to protest the Supreme Court decision in favor of McCutcheon which lets individuals contribute upward of $3.6 million to a single party and its candidates. South Protest was in front of Sam’s Club on Randall rd. in Elgin.
March against the Mainstream Media
Organized by members of Anonymous, we supported the march against the Corporate Media.
Members of Occupy Naperville protested Staples and the U.S. Postal Service who cut a no-bid deal between Staples and the Postal Service to set up postal counters inside 82 of the office-supply stores in four test markets – staffed with untrained, low-wage Staples employees.
May Day Chicago
2014 March Against Monsanto Chicago
It’s time to stop Monsanto from destroying our planet! It’s time to stop Monsanto from destroying farmers. It’s time to stop Monsanto from destroying our health!
Save GAZA from Israel March in Chicago.
Gaza Rally Oak Park, Illinois
We joined Fox Valley Citizens for Peace and Justice to ask the question: Should the 1% run America?
Second Gaza March Chicago.
Illinois Move To Amend Presents David Cobb
David Cobb came to Naperville in an event sponsored Illinois Move To Amend and organized in part by Occupy Naperville.
Elgin Climate March
The only local Chicago action in solidarity with the 400,000 activists who assembled in NYC. Save our planet.
Occupiers and Fractivists targeted IL State Sen. Dan Harmon who chairs the committee that made key decisions on fracking rules.The rules were passed with virtually no debate.
Happy 3rd Birthday Occupy Naperville
Remember Remember the 5th of November
Members participated with the Chicago Anonymous in the 5th of November direct action.
¡Close the #SOA! Resist Empire & Militarization!
SOA Watch’s 25th anniversary Vigil at Ft. Benning, GA converged at the gates of Fort Benning once again to remember the martyrs, and to denounce the continued SOA violence against our brothers and sisters in Latin America.
Thanksgiving Walmart Protests
We joined with Northern Illinois Jobs with Justice to protest Walmart in Elgin being open on Thanksgiving.
Black Friday Protests
We joined with Northern Illinois Jobs with Justice to protest Walmart in Naperville and Addison.
Human Rights Day/Black Lives Matter
Members went to Chicago for a rally against injustice at home and abroad on International Human Rights Day!
Black Lives Matter Rally – Naperville
We support equal justice for every American citizen, regardless of skin color.