When we fight, we win. So, let’s go and fight!” said Doug Bishop, opening an October meeting of Indivisible South Side at the First Unitarian Church of Chicago. He was followed by a presentation by Southside Together Organizing for Power (STOP) on the Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) for the Obama Presidential Center, reports from Indivisible’s working groups, and pitches by four candidates running for office.
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A program overseen by the head of President Trump’s so-called “election integrity” commission—which is now largely a tool for driving conspiracy theories about “massive voter fraud” in the United States—is placing the personal data of millions of American voters at risk, according to internal records and security experts who examined the program at Gizmodo’s request.Read More
NEWLY REVEALED RECORDS SHOW SLOPPY PRACTICES THAT COULD PUT MILLIONS OF PEOPLE’S INFORMATION AT RISK.
The voter-fraud-checking program championed by the head of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity suffers from data security flaws that could imperil the safety of millions of peoples’ records, according to experts.
Indivisible Chicago, a progressive advocacy group in Illinois, filed a public-records request with Illinois and Florida for information on the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program...Read More
Tensions came to a head Tuesday night, as residents in communities surrounding the future Barack Obama Presidential Center (OPC) asked Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th) to back them in their quest for a community benefits agreement (CBA) for the OPC in Jackson Park.
“I would like to ask if you are planning on talking about the Obama Center,” said Doug Bishop, a Hyde Park resident, to Hairston. “Are you planning to talk about the community benefits agreement? We would very much like to ask you to reconsider your opinions on this subject.”Read More
After a Lincoln Square couple woke up last week to find white nationalist graffiti on their sidewalk and black spray paint blotting out a yard sign calling for human rights and love, an upset neighbor had an idea of how the community should respond.
The concept was simple: a mass marketing campaign of love.Read More
"More than a dozen women dressed in red-robes and white-bonnets, plus their supporters, will gather at the Thompson Center on Thursday afternoon to rally in support of reproductive rights, The Handmaid's Tale-style.
Protesters around the country have been drawing inspiration from Margaret Atwood's acclaimed novel—and its recent Hulu television adaptation—about an authoritarian near-future in which women are viciously subjugated and robbed of personal agency.
The demonstration in Chicago channels the dystopian classic, and its iconic costume scheme, to bring a potent visual punctuation as protesters urge Gov. Bruce Rauner to pass the women's-health bill HB40.
The rally will feature a coalition of women from the activist group Indivisible, in partnership with Planned Parenthood, the American Civil Liberties Union and other organizations."
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"Americans really, really don't like the Senate bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
Only 17 percent of U.S. adults approve of the health care bill, according to a recent NPR/Marist/PBS NewsHour poll. In fact, a majority of Americans now approve of the ACA, also known as Obamacare — but just nine months ago, that wasn't true.
So what do they want?
Maybe they want single-payer health care — a slight majority of Americans now say they would like that kind of system, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. But then, they don't like it once they hear about the trade-offs. So maybe they simply want Obamacare to go further — that's what a plurality of respondents told NPR. Or to be more specific, they favor most Obamacare provisions...but not the individual mandate (which is needed to make the ACA work). Or they want to keep the Affordable Care Act but scrap Obamacare (or vice versa)."Read More
"Critics are going after Republicans over the Senate Health Care bill despite the bill being pulled from the schedule this week. Many say the Senate GOP bill is dead, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is planning to revise the health care bill when the Senate returns after the July 4th recess.
Protesters like Clare Duggan of Indivisible 123Go say they are ready for a fight and they are not waiting until after the recess. They have already started rallying against the Senate Republican health care bill."Read More
"Republicans and Democrats are got their first look today at the GOP Senate leadership's plan to overhaul Obamacare. It will end the medicaid expansion under Obamacare and remove the mandate requiring all Americans to have health insurance or face a penalty. The Senate plan would also roll back many of the Affordable Care Act’s taxes on businesses and wealthier Americans. A group called Indivisible Chicago held a protest at Federal Plaza downtown this afternoon."Read More
"While a handful of U.S. senators were huddling in secret this week in Washington to draft legislation repealing Obamacare, grassroots activists across the Chicago region and Illinois were working hard to bring as much public attention – and public outrage – to the issue as possible.
“They have been dodging us, avoiding town halls, avoiding constituent meetings,” said Clare Duggan of Indivisible Chicago. “So we’ve opened up the discussion.”"Read More
Hundreds of people crowded into Federal Plaza on Saturday, many carrying signs calling for a broader investigation into allegations of collusion between President Donald Trump and the Russians.
Organizers estimated about 2,000 people attended the midday march and rally, and police did not release an estimate.Read More
"Environmental activists upset at President Donald Trump's exit from the Paris climate accord will protest the controversial withdrawal Friday afternoon.
Activist groups including the Sierra Club and Indivisible Chicago will lead the march beginning at 4:30 p.m. Friday. The march will start at Michigan and Wacker drives and proceed to the James R. Thompson Center, where protesters will publicly call on Gov. Bruce Rauner to implement a plan to lower Illinois' carbon emissions."Read More
"On the heels of mass demonstrations against President Trump’s policies that have drawn hundreds of thousands of Americans into the streets, leaders of the Trump resistance movement will converge in Chicago May 23 with thousands of workers in the Fight for $15 for a “March on McDonald’s” that is expected to be the biggest-ever protest to hit the fast-food giant.
Organizations leading the March on McDonald’s include: Fight for $15, the Women’s March, MoveOn.org, Movement for Black Lives, Our Revolution, Next Gen, Color of Change, Fair Immigration Reform Movement, Repairers of the Breach, Indivisible Chicago, Women’s March-Chicago, Center for Community Change, 350.org and Patriotic Millionaires."Read More
"We explained to [the bar owner] that Constellation Brands are fueling the Ryan machine and that we don't support them and want to get at them through signature brands. He said they agreed with us, but they have beer and a contract," says Indivisible Chicago organizer Jason Reiger.
And so a compromise was reached: Protesters would drink Big Onion's supply of Ballast Point, and Big Onion would give the proceeds to Social Works. And Big Onion agreed not to restock Ballast Point in the future, Taylor says."
"Indivisible Chicago was founded nearly a month after Trump was elected president as a grass-roots organization committed to resisting the new administration's agenda. The group's website features a daily list of events.
Founder Jason Rieger said the group models its efforts after the Indivisible Guide, an online manual drafted by former Democratic staffers to help people appeal to elected officials and create change in their communities."Read More