Wednesday, October 25 - Support the Equal Rights Amendment / Fight Crosscheck / Spread the Word About Crosscheck Security Flaws

Actions You Can Take Today

  • Action 1: Tell Your State Reps to Support the Equal Rights Amendment for Illinois

  • Action 2: Sign the Petition to End Crosscheck

  • Action 3: Spread the Word About Crosscheck Security Flaws

Tools You Can Use

Action 1: Tell Your State Reps to Support the Equal Rights Amendment for Illinois

The Illinois Senate could vote on SJRCA0004, the ratification of the Equal Rights amendment, as soon as TODAY! Illinois has been at the forefront of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) ratification fight since the amendment's introduction in 1972. Every year from 1972 to 1982 the ERA was introduced in the Illinois legislature; it never passed both chambers in the same year.

It’s 2017. It’s time for our reps to voice their support for all women with the ratification of the ERA. Call your state rep and senator today. If your senator and/or rep already supports the ERA for Illinois, thank them for their support.

Find your state senator and representative

Script: Hi, my name is [name], and I am calling from [zip code] to ask Representative/Senator ______ to vote for SJRCA0004, ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment for Illinois. Thank you.

Action 2: Sign the Petition to End Crosscheck

Indivisible Chicago is continuing to fight the battle to end Crosscheck in Illinois. Illinois voter lists are used to purge voters from Wisconsin, Missouri and Indiana, which could be devastating in the 2018 election.

Sign the petition to urge the Illinois State Board of Elections to fight voter suppression and end the use of Crosscheck in Illinois.

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. Read our FAQ to learn more about Crosscheck and voter disenfranchisement.

Action 3: Spread the Word About Crosscheck Security Flaws

Indivisible Chicago has been hard at work trying to fight back against voter suppression by ending Illinois’ participation in Crosscheck. After filing a FOIA request, we’ve uncovered disturbing security flaws in the program that mean your personal data is at risk.

The emails and records we obtained revealed that Crosscheck’s files are hosted on an insecure server. Usernames and passwords were regularly shared by email, making them vulnerable to hacking. And passwords were overly simplistic and changed irregularly. The vulnerability of our sensitive voter and election data is appalling and unacceptable.

Luckily, this news is making the rounds online. Please share the stories below with your social networks to get the word out so we can finally #EndCrosscheck!


 

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