Next Actions/Próximas acciones
Join the Occupation!
We need volunteers to take security shifts 24/7 at La Casita. Please help the parents and allies from burning out by taking shifts when you are able. We have wi-fi, so you can still get work done while providing a much needed service. The police have been coming by on a regular basis, and we need physical presence to discourage their continued attempt to intimidate those at La Casita.
Call Elected State Officials
Call Rep Edward Acevedo at 773-843-1500 and Senator Tony Muñoz at 773-869-9050 and ask them to publicly express their support for the Whittier Parent Committee
Call CPS CEO Brizard
Call CPS CEO Jean-Claude Brizard TODAY at 773-553-1500 and tell him to make good on CPS's agreement to support Whittier Parent Committee and their elected officials' efforts to reallocate funds to renovate the field house (La Casita). We need to get as many calls in as possible so CPS knows we are serious and have support.
Phonebank at Whittier
We need people to help with phonebanking. If you have a cell phone with extra minutes, please come and make some calls.
Please call Alderman Danny Solis at 773-523-4100 to make sure the TIF money allocated for Whittier is used for the renovation of La Casita as he committed to. Solis stated the following during a meeting at La Casita on October 21, 2010: “…the money from this district’s [Pilsen Corridor] Tax Increment Financing that would have been used to demolish the community center will be used to renovate it.” (Hoy Newspaper)
We are currently in great need of a large refrigerator or chest freezer. Come out to La Casita (1900 W. 23rd St) for the latest in supply needs. Wholesome food (including vegan options) is always appreciated.
Volunteer and Donate
We are still in need of volunteers for the library and to provide programming. If you are interested, please email lacasita.allies[at]gmail.com.
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Other Coverage/Cobertura de noticias
- Parents, Community Members to Hold Vigil to Demand New Fieldhouse at Whittier Elementary
- BREAKING: CPS Stealthily Moves to Demolish La Casita; Community Resists
- Whittier Parents Accuse CPS Officials of Bait and Switch On Library Deal
- CPS Turns Back on Whittier Parent Committee
- Call For Immediate Action
Posted on June 16, 2011 | 1 CommentDear Friends and Allies, Many of you stood with the Whittier Parents this past fall when we spent 43 days and nights in the fight for the parents’ demands to...
Posted on May 18, 2011 | No CommentsJoin us as we inaugurate a new zine series, produced in our Wednesdays workshop. Three young authors have been working hard creating these zines, and they will read from their...
Posted on September 26, 2010 | No CommentsEnglish Join us tonight for a Peña to support the parents, hear great music, and get the latest info on the struggle to save the Whittier field house/community center ....
Posted on September 23, 2010 | No CommentsRally this Friday at 10am at Whittier, 23rd and Damen. Please spread the word. Also, please bring materials for signs and banners (sticks, poster boards, etc. tonight and tomorrow
Posted on September 21, 2010 | 1 CommentThe parents and community supporters of saving the Whittier field house and community center will be showing the movie Salt of the Earth tonight at 8pm at Damen Ave. and...