Thursday, October 26 - Thank Senators for Voting to Protect Consumers / Register To Help Get Out The Vote For Virginia Election / Download Amplify

Actions You Can Take Today

  • Action 1: Thank Senators for Voting to Protect Consumers

  • Action 2: Register to Help Get Out the Vote for Virginia Election

  • Action 3: Download and Share the Amplified Daily Action App

Tools You Can Use

Action 1: Thank Senators for Voting to Protect Consumers

On Tuesday night, Vice President Mike Pence broke a 50-50 tie in the Senate to vote down a new rule that would have allowed millions of Americans to band together in class-action lawsuits against financial institutions. The rule, shaped over a five-year period by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, would have protected consumers from being taken advantage of by predatory lenders, credit cards and banks.

Although the GOP succeeded in protecting the big banks and financial institutions that caused the 2008 crisis, both Senator Durbin and Senator Duckworth voted on the side of American citizens who are tired of being taken advantage of by the likes of Wells Fargo and Equifax.

Please call to thank the Senators for their votes and urge them to keep speaking out for consumers!

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

Script: Hi, I’m [name], a constituent from [zip code] and a member of Indivisible Chicago. I’m calling to thank Senator [Durbin/Duckworth] for voting in favor of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s rule on forced arbitration. I’m proud that the Senator stood up against financial institutions, and I expect [him/her] to keep fighting for consumers.

Action 2: Phone Bank at Home to Get Out the Vote for Virginia Election

For too long, Democrats have been ignoring state politics and have allowed Republicans to take over both state legislatures and the Governor's offices. Out of 50 states, 34 of them have Republican governors. We have to turn the tide, starting with the 2017 Virginia Governor's race.

Virginians go to the polls on November 7th. Let's make sure the turnout in 2017 is strong enough to put us over the top. Register for Indivisible GOTV tool, pick a shift, and make get-out-the-vote calls from the comfort of your home!

Action 3: Download and Share the Amplified Daily Action App

We all want to be in the habit of taking political action, but it's hard to do that if it feels like we're acting alone. With Amplify, we can see that our fellow members are taking action as well, and cheer each other on. Indivisible Chicago keeps the app updated daily. You can view scripts and call members of Congress right from the app, and it will be easy to find our calls to action whenever you have a few minutes

Advantages of Amplify:

  • Tailored to your Representative. Numbers for your Representatives are provided and one tap will dial!

  • All scripts right there on your phone, with your Representative's name in the script

  • Cheer each other on! Finish an action, get cheered, and cheer others

  • Push notifications! When an emergency call to action goes out, we can push to your phone so you don't miss the next big protest

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