Monday, October 16 - Show Up to Fight Voter Suppression / Oppose Michael Dourson EPA Nomination / Listen To Indivisible Chicago Podcast

Actions You Can Take Today

  • Action 1: TOMORROW - Help End Voter Suppression at Election Board Meeting

  • Action 2: Tell Senators to Oppose Michael Dourson EPA Nomination

  • Action 3: Listen to the Latest Episode of the Indivisible Chicago Podcast

Tools You Can Use

  • Action 1: Register to attend the State Board of Elections meeting TOMORROW to fight voter suppression

  • Action 2: Tell Senators to oppose Michael Dourson’s nomination to the EPA's Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention

    • Senator Duckworth | DC: 202-224-2854 | Chicago 312-886-3506

    • Senator Durbin | DC: 202-224-2152 | Chicago 312-353-4952

Action 1: TOMORROW - Help End Voter Suppression at Election Board Meeting

Illinois is currently sending your personal data to Trump’s sidekick, Kris Kobach. Illinois must stop propping up Kris Kobach’s voter suppression scheme.

You’ve heard about the sham Presidential Commission on Election Integrity and their request for voter data, but did you know that every year since 2010, Illinois has voluntarily sent your voter registration data plus your partial social security number to the Commission’s leader, Kris Kobach, a white nationalist and paid Breitbart contributor?

We need your help to end this! Join Indivisible Chicago and State Representatives Ann Williams, Will Guzzardi, Jamie Andrade, and Carol Ammons TOMORROW as we tell the State Board of Elections that this is not okay and we must #EndCrosscheck.

It's important that the Board see the overwhelming support that we have for this call and to force them to act before the next data transfer to Crosscheck in January. Crosscheck is a discriminatory system used to purge voters and promote voter suppression laws in our neighboring states. Read our FAQ to learn more.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
WHERE (two locations):
Chicago: Thompson Center, Room 2-025
Springfield: 2329 S. MacArthur Boulevard
RSVP here

Bring yourself, we’ll bring the signs!

Action 2: Tell Senators to Oppose Michael Dourson EPA Nomination

Michael Dourson may be the most dangerous Trump administration nominee you've never heard of. Picked to oversee the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) chemical safety division, Dourson is a long-time chemical industry shill who has deep ties to Dow, DuPont, Monsanto and the Koch brothers.

He has long history of greenwashing the deadly effects of toxic chemicals to protect corporate profits and runs an industry-funded "science-for-hire" consulting firm charged with undercutting environmental regulations.

A man bought and paid for by the chemical industry who has put the health and safety of American families at serious risk should not be in charge of overseeing chemical safety and pollution. We must immediately urge the Senate to reject Dourson's nomination before it comes up for a vote.

Call.Senator Duckworth | DC: 202-224-2854 | Chicago 312-886-3506
Call Senator Durbin | DC: 202-224-2152 | Chicago 312-353-4952

Script: Hi, my name is _______ and I'm a Indivisible Chicago constituent from [zip code]. I'm calling to ask the senator to reject Michael Dourson’s nomination to head the EPA's Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention.

Michael Dourson's nomination is another dangerous example of putting the fox in charge of guarding the henhouse. Dourson will likely work to roll back critical environmental and chemical safety regulations to benefit his friends in the chemical industry at the expense of the health and well-being of Americans across the country. Thank you for your hard work answering the phones.

Action 3: Listen to the Latest Episode of the Indivisible Chicago Podcast

Every Sunday, Indivisible Chicago members Tom Moss and Dan Nelson release a new episode of the Indivisible Chicago Podcast. It’s a great way to keep up with the latest news about the Indivisible movement on a local level and to stay plugged in to upcoming efforts around the city.

On the latest episode, Chad Fitzgerald co-hosts with Tom as they discuss if Congress will save the ACA from Trump's death strike. They discuss Gabriel Sherman's Vanity Fair article about the White House unraveling. Additionally, retired U.S. foreign service officer Jeff Barron comes on the podcast to talk about North Korea.

Give it a listen here and subscribe via iTunes to follow along with new episodes.

 

 

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