On April 24th, 2022, over 200 people gathered in the Attea Middle School Cafeteria in Glenview to show their support for neighbors and community members that had received antisemitic literature at their homes. Speakers included Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Illinois State Sen. Laura Fine of Glenview, Illinois State Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz, U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (9th District) of Evanston and others.
The event, which was launched by Cook County Commissioner Scott Britton (14th District) of Glenview after he received antisemitic literature at his residence on March 3, was also sponsored by Action Ridge and the Niles Coalition. Media coverage included the WLS ABC Chicago evening news, the Chicago Tribune online, and Patch Glenview news.
The Action Ridge Human Rights team was honored to provided assistance with planning, messaging, and running the event, including the development of the county-wide United Against Hate symbol, website and pledge, which was announced at the rally.
The event concluded with the audience participating in taking a Pledge Against Hate, which you can find here: https://www.cook county united against hate.com.