Friday, May 26th - RSVP for Town Hall with Chris Kennedy and Pass a Budget

Chris Kennedy Town Hall, hosted by Indivisible 123GO

Indivisible 123GO, one of our most active chapters down in Beverly, is kicking of a series of Town Halls with all the Gubernatorial candidates. First in the series is Chris Kennedy, businessman and son of Robert Kennedy. All the candidates are going to have plenty of meet-and-greets and the like, but Indivisible always puts on the best sort of events with tough questions and the most engaged crowd. Note: Indivisible does not endorse any candidates for the gubernatorial primary.

You can get tickets here (admission is free) and put it on your calendar by letting us know you're going on the Facebook event.

When: May 30th, 7:30-9pm (fellowship begins at 6:30)

Where: Bethany Union Church, 1750 W. 103rd Street, Chicago, IL 60643

Call your Illinois Representative and tell them to put a budget in front of Rauner

The Illinois Senate budget has gone to the House, the next step before it makes it to Rauner's desk. We absolutely must have a budget in Illinois, as Illinois residents are being denied access to every manner of critical services, from child-care assistance to breast cancer screenings. It's easy to blame Rauner - and we do - but first and foremost he has to have a budget to sign.

Call your Illinois State Rep and tell them to put aside partisan politics and get a budget on Rauner's desk so we can get back to a functioning state.

Script: Hi, my name is ____________ and I'm a constituent of Representative ____________. I'm calling to ask _____________ to pass a budget through the house and out it in front of the Governor. We need to get this state back on track.

Find your state representative here.

We are still looking for a few things. We are looking for marchers, marshals, and money! We are getting so close to our 10k goal to pay for stages, port-a-potties, and police. Also, we have about 15 marshals and we would like to have 50. Training will be provided and that will allow you to marshal for future marches. And finally, please share share share the Facebook event and let everyone know to get done to Federal Plaza on June 3rd!

To volunteer to marshal, email Alex at events@indivisiblechicago.com

Monday, May 22nd - Comment on Healthcare and Phone Bank for Rob Quist

Send your comments on Healthcare

This is a fun one. Topher Spiro got ahold of a private letter sent out to Republicans requesting comments on healthcare to be sent to the email address below. If they want comments, we should certainly help them out. The deadline is May 23rd. 

send emails to healthreform@finance.senate.gov

Send your thoughts on healthcare and the attempted "reforms" of ACA. Here's what I'm sending:

Dear Sirs - 

While I appreciate that ACA may not be perfect on all accounts, I'm not quite sure that replacing ACA with a plan that denies healthcare to 24 million people is going to make it much better. The goal is to make healthcare more affordable for more people, thus improving the overall health of our country. The goal of AHCA seems to be to give tax breaks to the wealthiest Americans, an odd goal for a healthcare bill.

And while I *could* be wrong and tax breaks for millionaires *may* improve health for the sick and elderly who are going to see their premiums skyrocket, I'll admit my limited vision can't see it. Let's either leave ACA in place or work on some real fixes that help all Americans, not just to wealthiest.

That you for your consideration and I look forward to all comments being made public.

Thanks,

Jason Rieger

Indivisible Chicago

Phone Bank for Rob Quist

Rob Quist is a progressive musician and activist running for the loan House seat in Montana. He has been endorsed by Bernie Sanders and represents an important seat to turn if we want to retake the House. 

Given that, Indivisible is partnering with the Progression Turnout Project and has set up a few phone banking sessions to turn out votes for Rob Quist. This is an especially good opportunity to call because:

  • The election is on May 25th!

  • The phone bank is to Democrats asking them to vote. No cold calling angry Republicans!

  • Many of them have mail in ballots. In many cases the ballot will be on their kitchen table and they just need to fill it out.

  • The Montana special election is highly competitive and hasn't attracted that much outside spending, so your touch really makes a difference.

Please bring a cell phone, a laptop (or iPad) and chargers for both. We will be calling from digital lists on the computer. If you don’t have a laptop, come anyway and we’ll share! Can't make it the entire time? That's OK, stop in and make as many calls as you can. We've already had some great phone banking going on down on the South side:

So let's keep it going!

Phone Banking Andersonville (Monday's event)

Location:
5301 N Clark Street, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL

Date/Time:
Monday May 22nd
6pm - 9pm

Contact Jamie if you have questions:
(773) 208 - 5533

Check the Facebook event for up to date info

Phone banking Northwest side (Wednesday's event)

Location: 4756 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago IL 60630

Time: Wednesday, May 24th 6:30 PM - 9pm

Contact Steve if you have questions:
indivisiblechinw@gmail.com

Check the Facebook event for up to date info

More phone banking sessions should be added soon, but if you would like to make calls from home using the resources made available by the Progressive Turnout Project, please send me an email at info@indivisiblechicago.com.

The March for Truth is soon approaching, and we still need all of Indivisible's help. Here are some of the things you can do. Head to the March for Truth website for more info.

Volunteer!

We need volunteers in all aspects of the March, from setup, to marshaling, to just spreading the word. 

Click here to volunteer!

Spread the Word!


Also, we need all our members to help spread the word! Head over to Facebook and let us know you're going and then share the event to all your friends. The more people we have, the bigger impact our march will have.

Click here to share on Facebook!

Donate!


An event like this is very expensive, requiring everything from port-a-potties to police to insurance. We are asking for our members to make a donation to help Indivisible, an all volunteer group, fund this march. Literally, without exaggeration, if everyone on this list gave $5 we would have this march funded. Every penny will go towards expenses.

Click here to contribute!

Tomorrow we March on McDonalds! Meet in Daley Plaza. Look for the Indivisible Banner and we will march in unity first to Trump Tower and then on to McDonalds!

See Facebook event here

Friday, May 19th - Witness slips for SB982 and support the March for Truth

Fill out a witness slip in support of SB982

SB982, the Illinois Senate version of the Tax Return bill (which amends the election code to require that POTUS and VPOTUS candidates submit 5 years of full tax returns publicly to be on the ballot in Illinois) has been scheduled for a committee hearing on May 24th, 2017 at 10:30am. We need everyone who is part of this group to fill out a "witness slip" in support of this legislation. It really takes approximately 1 min or less to fill one out. If you believe that candidates for president should have to go through a more rigorous financial screening than someone applying for a home loan, fill out a witness slip right now. Indivisible has been pushing for this legislation for many months, and we are getting close to the point where the bill will end up on Rauner's desk.

In the line marked "Firm/Business" type in "self"

In the line marked "title" type in "self"

In the line marked "Persons, groups, firms...type in "Indivisible"

Select yourself as a "proponent"

check the box for "record of appearance only".

It is incredibly easy and will make a world of difference as we get this bill moved out of committee and on to the floor. Again, here's the link to the witness slip.

 

The March for Truth is soon approaching, and we still need all of Indivisible's help. Here are some of the things you can do. Head to the March for Truth website for more info.

Volunteer!

We need volunteers in all aspects of the March, from setup, to marshaling, to just spreading the word. 

Click here to volunteer!

Spread the Word!


Also, we need all our members to help spread the word! Head over to Facebook and let us know you're going and then share the event to all your friends. The more people we have, the bigger impact our march will have.

Click here to share on Facebook!

Donate!


An event like this is very expensive, requiring everything from port-a-potties to police to insurance. We are asking for our members to make a donation to help Indivisible, an all volunteer group, fund this march. Literally, without exaggeration, if everyone on this list gave $5 we would have this march funded. Every penny will go towards expenses.

Click here to contribute!

Thursday, May 18th - Thank Senator Durbin for Special Counsel and Tell your Rep to prevent the next financial crisis

A Special Counsel has been appointed! Call to thank Senator Durbin

We spent the week calling for our Senators to help grind the Senate to a halt without an independent investigator. Yesterday evening, Rob Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General, appointed a special counsel to pursue Trump's possible collusion with Russia. This is an amazing first step, and certainly there's still work to be done, but it's one we should celebrate. Give Senator Durbin a call and thank him for being such a strong voice in calling for an independent investigation. No need for a script. Just call and say thanks for pushing so hard for an independent investigation and applying pressure. 

Senator Durbin: 312-353-4952

As Nancy Pelosi said, this is the first step but it can't be the last. Ultimately we want an Independent Commission, outside the chain of command of the President. And we'll get back to applying pressure on this front, but for today let's enjoy an important first step.

Tell your Rep to prevent the next financial crisis

Note: This Action is provided by the nation Indivisible group, not written by Indivisible Chicago

The so-called "Financial CHOICE Act," introduced in April 2017 by Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), is a bill currently being considered by the House of Representatives. Although the Act’s sponsors tout it as being focused on financial reform and Wall Street accountability, in reality it eliminates major consumer safeguards created in the wake of the disastrous financial crisis of 2008. The bill would weaken regulatory powers that pre-date the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, and eliminate long-standing rights of shareholders to hold companies accountable for corporate misbehavior.

In essence, the Financial CHOICE Act would:

  1. Destroy the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and obliterate consumer protections as we currently know them, including allowing banks to gouge consumers with debit card fees;
  2. Deregulate the banks and financial institutions whose greed brought on the 2008 financial crisis and resulting economic downturn;
  3. Eliminate opportunities for ordinary shareholders to formally engage with the companies in which they are invested.

Call your Representative and tell them to vote no on this bill and protect consumers first. Here's a sample script from Indivisible for our Reps who will most likely oppose. Other scripts can be found here.

Caller: Good morning/afternoon! Can you let me know Rep. Mary’s position on the Financial CHOICE Act (H.R. 10)?

Staffer: Thank you for calling. Rep. Mary opposes Rep. Hensarling’s bill.

Caller: That’s great! Please tell Rep. Mary thank you for opposing the bill. I’d like to hear her speak out on the House floor or in the media against repeal of the Dodd-Frank Act. She needs to make it clear that she wants to shield Americans from bad behavior by Wall Street and predatory lenders, and to keep the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as an effective oversight and enforcement agency.

[If applicable to you:]  As an ordinary investor, I have shareholder rights that this bill will completely obliterate, and I would like to hear her stand up against any changes to the Shareholder Proposal Rule.

Staffer: I will certainly pass on your message to Rep. Mary.

Caller: Please do. This is extremely important to me and I will be watching closely for her public statements in opposition. Thank you for your time.

Wednesday, May 17th - The Trump Administration is going down

Tell our Senators to withdraw consent and filibuster

We're not giving up on this...

This is big. This is real. If you joined Indivisible to make a difference, now is the time. Senate and House Republicans are starting to realize they can't ignore this and we have to push hard now.

What is going to be known throughout history as the "Comey Memo" has just come out. Comey has Trump on record asking Comey to stop investigating Michael Flynn. This is clear obstruction of justice and there is zero question that there should be an independent investigation into this conduct. Honestly, the next step is to call for impeachment given this behavior. The House Oversight Committee has requested the Comey memos and no further legislation should be conducted until this is settled. If Trump asked Comey to stop investigating, it is almost certainly for a reason, and the only way to find that reason is to investigate.

That bring me back to this from yesterday's Daily Action:

There's a BIG next step our Senators can take. There's a concept of withholding consent (primer on withholding consent), a Senate procedure which takes only one Senator (all Senators must agree to give consent in order for it to be granted). Why not have Senator Durbin, who has been amazing in fighting for a Russian investigation, be the Senator to take the first step? We just need to ask him to do so.

From the Indivisible document on withholding consent:

How the Senate really works: unanimous consent. The rules of the Senate ensure that individual senators have immense power to interrupt the regular course of business. For example, Senators have the power to speak their minds on the floor, raise points of order and other motions, call for votes and quorum calls, and offer amendments, among other things.

Because of this wide leeway given to individual senators, the only way the majority can ensure the Senate’s day-to-day business runs smoothly is by asking for the “unanimous consent” (UC) of all senators to operate. Under normal circumstances, the Majority and Minority Leaders of the Senate negotiate “unanimous consent agreements” that set the schedule for and structure of debate on the Senate floor and waive pesky procedural hurdles. These UC agreements basically just mean “We’re all going to agree to shut up so we can get stuff done today.”

Then there's the filibuster. We need to ask both our Senators to lead the way and agree to filibuster any legislation that comes their way until a special prosecutor is appointed. It's playing real hardball and it's time for Democrats to do so.

This is a real influence we can have on a Democratic Senator, but only if we call and call. 

Action: Call Senators Durbin and Duckworth and tell them to withhold consent and filibuster all legislation until am independent investigator is put in place and we figure out why Trump attempted obstruction of justice.

Senator Durbin

DC: 202-224-2152

Chicago: 312-353-4952

Script for Durbin: Hi, my name is ____________ and I am a constituent of Senator Durbin. I'm calling to thank the Senator for his strong stance on demanding an independent investigator. But now we have evidence that Trump has attempted to obstruct justice. I'm asking the Senator to take the next step and both withhold consent and filibuster all legislation that comes through until an independent special prosecutor is put in place to investigate Trump's involvement with Russia and attempted coverup. We need Senator Durbin to use every means possible to force this to happen.

Senator Duckworth

DC: 202-224-2854

Chicago: 312-886-3506

Script for Duckworth: Hi, my name is ____________ and I am a constituent of Senator Duckworth. I'm calling to ask the Senator to both withhold consent and filibuster all legislation that comes through until an independent special prosecutor is put in place to investigate Trump's involvement with Russia. We have evidence that Trump has attempted to obstruct justice and we need Senator Duckworth to use every means possible to find out why..

Again, this is no joke. This is a constitutional crisis. We have to call and we have to call all week. It only takes one Senator to withhold consent and Senator Durbin or Duckworth can lead this effort.

Join the ACLU for a talk on how to talk to elected officials

The ACLU of Illinois invites you to join them for a briefing on their policing and criminal justice work. They will also be training attendees on how to talk to elected officials about these very important issues. To sign up, click here.

Participants:

  • Khadine Bennett – Advocacy and Intergovernmental Affairs Director, ACLU of Illinois
  • Karen Sheley – Police Practices Project Director, ACLU of Illinois

Event Location:

ACLU of Illinois
180  North Michigan
Chicago, IL 60606


Event Details: 
Saturday, May 20th 
10:00-11:30 am 
OR 
12:00 – 1:30 pm

RSVP by signing up here. If you have questions, please reach out to Chris Romer at 312.201.9740 ext. 322 or cromer@aclu-il.org.

Join Indivisible at the Fight for 15 March on McDonalds

States like Illinois and Massachusetts are the latest to push for $15 an hour minimums – and even the US Senate and House introduced a new $15 per hour bill just yesterday!

McDonald’s stands against us ALL. Time to fight back.

FIGHT BACK: Join Indivisible and the #FightFor15 for the March on McDonald’s in Chicago on May 23.

May 23 is the day before McDonald’s annual shareholder meeting – their most important business meeting of the year. The people, the key people, will be in that room, who can decide to do the right thing and agree to the $15 and union rights McDonald’s employees need.

They need to hear from us. They will hear from us.

Take the #FightFor15 to McDonald’s doorstep – join the march in Chicago on May 23.

 

Tuesday, May 16th - Continuing the Call to withdraw consent and filibuster

Tell our Senators to withdraw consent and filibuster

I think the biggest question we get with regards to Indivisible is, why call if our members of Congress are so good? Well of course, there's lots of reasons to always call, but the point is well taken. Our members of Congress are largely excellent and more often than not do the right thing regardless. 

However, there's usually that next step our members of Congress can take, and in this case there's a BIG next step our Senators can take. There's a concept of withholding consent (primer on withholding consent), a Senate procedure which takes only one Senator (all Senators must agree to give consent in order for it to be granted). Why not have Senator Durbin, who has been amazing in fighting for a Russian investigation, be the Senator to take the first step? We just need to ask him to do so.

From the Indivisible document on withholding consent:

How the Senate really works: unanimous consent. The rules of the Senate ensure that individual senators have immense power to interrupt the regular course of business. For example, Senators have the power to speak their minds on the floor, raise points of order and other motions, call for votes and quorum calls, and offer amendments, among other things.

Because of this wide leeway given to individual senators, the only way the majority can ensure the Senate’s day-to-day business runs smoothly is by asking for the “unanimous consent” (UC) of all senators to operate. Under normal circumstances, the Majority and Minority Leaders of the Senate negotiate “unanimous consent agreements” that set the schedule for and structure of debate on the Senate floor and waive pesky procedural hurdles. These UC agreements basically just mean “We’re all going to agree to shut up so we can get stuff done today.”

Then there's the filibuster. We need to ask both our Senators to lead the way and agree to filibuster any legislation that comes their way until a special prosecutor is appointed. It's playing real hardball and it's time for Democrats to do so.

This is a real influence we can have on a Democratic Senator, but only if we call and call. 

Action: Call Senators Durbin and Duckworth and tell them to withhold consent and filibuster all legislation until am independent investigator is put in place.

Senator Durbin

DC: 202-224-2152

Chicago: 312-353-4952

Script for Durbin: Hi, my name is ____________ and I am a constituent of Senator Durbin. I'm calling to thank the Senator for his strong stance on demanding an independent investigator. But now I'm asking the Senator to take the next step and both withhold consent and filibuster all legislation that comes through until an independent special prosecutor is put in place to investigate Trump's involvement with Russia. We need Senator Durbin to use every means possible to force this to happen.

Senator Duckworth

DC: 202-224-2854

Chicago: 312-886-3506

Script for Duckworth: Hi, my name is ____________ and I am a constituent of Senator Duckworth. I'm calling to ask the Senator to both withhold consent and filibuster all legislation that comes through until an independent special prosecutor is put in place to investigate Trump's involvement with Russia. We need Senator Duckworth to use every means possible to force this to happen.

Again, this is no joke. This is a constitutional crisis. We have to call and we have to call all week. It only takes one Senator to withhold consent and Senator Durbin or Duckworth can lead this effort.

 

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The Daily Action for the March for Truth is to share the Facebook event with all your friends. This is the most important march since the Women's March as President Trump is essentially attempting to stage a coup by removing all that attempt to investigate him. Our democracy is at stake, and so we must march. So spread the word! 

Donate to help pay for the March for Truth

The march is pretty costly between the stage, sound, police, and insurance. We are asking everyone to chip in just a little to help us cover the costs and so we've started a fundraiser. Head over to our GoFundMe and help us pay for this

If everyone on the Indivisible Chicago mailing list donated 5 dollars, we'd make our goals. I know that sounds like one of those things you just say, but it's true. I did the math. And I used to be a physicist, so I know math. Also true is the whole, "for just the cost of a latte" thing. Latte's are really expensive these days. That's why I just drink black coffee. So please donate the cost of a latte and make our life easy (and if you want to donate the cost of a Hyundai, I won't say no).

Donate here

Thursday, May 11th - Fundraiser for a fair budget and Protest for fair healthcare

 

Come to a Fundraising House Party to Support the March to Springfield

Sunday, May 14, from 6pm to 9 pm at 2500 N Harding (exact address will be given out day of)

The  March to Springfield for a People and Planet First Budget starts on May 15, led by the Fair Economy Illinois coalition.  The march hopes to influence Illinois legislators to pass a fair budgetand stop the catastrophe that is damaging our state, our schools, our social service providers, and all of us, now and for decades to come.  

Indivisible Humboldt-Logan is hosting a house party to raise funds for the march.  There'll be drinks!  appetizers!  fun!  

Our goal is to raise $1,000 for the march -- and contributions will be matched up to $6,000!

Come join us and bring your friends and your children.  You can also bring items needed by the marchers.

Please RSVP ASAP.  If you cannot come but would like to donate, do so here (and kindly let us know so we can count it toward our goal).  You can also find the Facebook event here.

Hope to see you on Sunday, May 14.  Yes, we know this is on Mother's Day--but given its origins as a day of working for peace and societal betterment, we hope you see this as a worthwhile way to honor your mother.

Hands Off Our Healthcare- Illinois Save ACA

We aren't letting up on this. Head to Trump Tower, Wacker and Wabash, and join Congresswoman Schakowsky in letting Roskam and all the Republican Congressmen know that we will not back down. We need to continue the blowback on voting yes for AHCA. We need to keep it in the news. All the die-ins and protests are essential to putting pressure on the Senate to not pass an onerous bill.

Another fun thing? Challengers to Peter Roskam will be at this event. These are the people you've donated to when you gave to swing left.

May 11 at 4:45pm

Wacker and Wabash (Trump Tower)

Details here on Facebook

Friday, May 5th - Blowback time for AHCA vote

Blowback time for AHCA vote

So the AHCA passed in the House, putting healthcare at risk for 24 million people and putting pre-existing conditions back on the table. Now it will go to the Senate where it will be modified and possibly passed, before going back to the House to approve the modified bill and then back to the Senate one more time.  So there's a lot to go before it gets near the President's desk.

The instinct might be to pivot to the Senate, but let's not do that. We need push back hard against the Republicans in the House, demonstrating to the Senate the price of a "yes" vote. Here are some of the ways we can start doing this now, and more plans are evolving. 

Hit them in the wallet

Swingleft.org is a group started to flip Republican districts in swing districts. Our closest swing district is Roskam and you can sign up to work to defeat him here. But beyond that, Swing left has set up a fund to raise money for the eventual challengers of these swing-district Republicans once they emerge from the primaries. It's a new model, where there will be money just sitting there for the winner of the Democratic primary. Donate here to this fund and help oppose the yes votes in swing districts that helped pass this bill, and then tweet at Roskam or whichever rep you like and let them know. Tag @IndivisibleChi in the tweet and we will retweet you, amplifying your voice. Example:

Hey, @PeterRoskam, you voted my healthcare out? I donated to @swingleft to vote you out. @IndivisibleChi

or something more clever. Since the vote, they have raise over $700k just through this initiative!

Attend a Die-in

On May 11th, there will be Die-in's across the country, a theatrical response to demonstrate the lives that will be lost if this bill passes. Currently there is one scheduled in McHenry, IL for the 14th district, but there will be more to follow. Other events are in the works as well, including one in the 6th district (Roskam), so stay tuned.

Spread the message on social media

Tweet at the Illinois Republicans and let them know that they just took a vote to negatively impact all their constituents. You can use the images below to share on social media.

@PeterRoskam

@RepKinzinger

@RepHultgren

@RodneyDavis

@RepBost

Wednesday, May 3rd - Final pushes to save ACA

Final pushes to save ACA

A huge shout out to everyone that made it to our emergency phone banking sessions last night. We have a couple hundred commitments by people to call their Representatives today and put more pressure on Peter Roskam. His office is going to be in for a busy day.

They are driving hard to whip the votes and the vote could come down any day. The Republican leadership will be putting immense pressure on their members to pass this bill, and in the end, that pressure is going to be tough to ignore. 

Here in Chicago, there are a few options:

1) Get your friends and family in the suburbs and downstate to call! A deadline can often get people to act, so let them know this is the deadline. Send them the script from last week. It's still relevant.

2) Take to social media. Tweet at the Representatives and help spread the message that these men are hurting their constituents. Here are some images you can share. Kinsinger and Roskam are the most likely to flip, so it's a good idea to focus on them.

3) Call your Rep! We know they agree with you, but the more pressure they hear the more they will push back against their colleagues. Every little bit helps.

Symposium on Electing Women and Minority Candidates

Indivisible is lending support to a symposium that's being organized by one of our very own Indivisible members as part of Chicago Community Trust's On The Table event on May 16th. It's on the question of how to elect more women & people of color in IL and tickets are going fast!

You'll want to attend this event if: 

• you're fired up and don't know where to direct your energy
• you're taking action - marching, calling - but you want your actions to have MORE impact
• you want to be part of something bigger than yourself
• you want connection and support from 1000's of people right here in Chicago who share your thoughts, ideas, passions & beliefs
• you want to get connected in a meaningful way to people and organizations making REAL change
• you want to BE the force for change that your community, your state and even your country needs now! 

Get your ticket by May 5th and use the code INDIVISIBLE, and you'll not only secure your seat to what's shaping up to be one of the most interesting and well-attended events of the spring, but you'll also save $5!

Indivisible will also be hosting a volunteer sign-up table that night. So once you buy your ticket, let us know if you'd like to help out with that. You can check out the Facebook event here.

Buy tickets directly at http://bit.ly/symEB

Tuesday, May 2nd - Emergency phone bank to save ACA

Emergency phone bank to save ACA

The vote to repeal ACA could happen as early as Wednesday, and the margin for votes is razor thin. They have to get this bill through in May to utilize the reconciliation process, to the pressure will be huge on the vulnerable Republicans to just go along with the vote and pass the bill. 

Given that, we are having an emergency phone banking hosted by Indivisible 123GO tonight! (ignore the link URL, we repurposed this event)

Tuesday May 2nd, 4p,-8pm (come for whatever part of it you can)

Bethany Union Church

1750 W 103rd St. (plenty of parking)

 Bring your phone and charger.

For those of you that can't make it, we are going to try to provide scripts and materials so you can call from home. Stay turned to our Facebook page (like it if you haven't yet) for more details.

Details

Citizen Action did a big phone bank project in January to call IL-6 voters to ask them to contact Roskam re. the ACA. 2000 people agreed to be patched through to leave a message for Roskam. We are going to reach out to them again to put pressure on Roskam.

When you call, you will be calling democrats who will be sympathetic to the cause. We are calling to ask them to call their Representative and we will patch them through to make the call, or have them call in the morning. It is an effective way for those of us in a blue district to members of Congress in a red district. If you are feeling frustrated by a lack of influence, this is your chance to make a difference.