Wednesday, November 29 - Tell Rauner To Speak Out Against Tax Bill / Public Comments For Net Neutrality / 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets Movie Screening

Actions You Can Take Today

  • Action 1: Tell Governor Rauner to Speak Out Against the Tax Bill

  • Action 2: Submit a Public Comment in Support of Net Neutrality

  • Action 3: 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets Movie Screening TOMORROW

Tools You Can Use


Action 1: Tell Governor Rauner to Speak Out Against the Tax Bill

The GOP’s terrible tax bill, which includes a repeal of the individual mandate, would lead to a significant increase in premiums, which would in turn substantially increase the number of uninsured Americans. If the bill passes, 525,000 people in Illinois would lose health insurance coverage.

And that’s on top of the massive, permanent corporate tax cut the Republicans want to pay for by putting an expiration date on the parts Republicans say will help the middle class. If the bill passes, 916,000 Illinois families would see a tax increase.

That means that, more than ever, the tax fight = the health care fight and the health care fight = the tax fight. We need governors around the country to stand up against this bill and protect their residents from the Trump Tax Scam.

Call on Governor Rauner to speak out against the bill today! Springfield 217-782-0244 | Chicago 312-814-2121

Script: Hello, I’m [name] calling from [zip code], and I’m a member of Indivisible Chicago. I’m calling to ask the Governor to speak out against the GOP tax bill, which would cause 525,000 people in Illinois to lose health insurance coverage. The Senate bill also raises taxes on the middle class, meaning that 916,000 Illinois families would see a tax increase. The Governor must protect Illinois residents by speaking out out forcefully against this bill. Thank you.


Action 2: Submit a Public Comment to the FCC to Support Net Neutrality

Time is running out to support Net Neutrality -- the FCC vote is scheduled for December 14. But there’s still time to join the legions of Americans who have voiced their concerns to the FCC through a public comment. The FCC will review these comments when making its decision.

To leave a public comment, you’ll have to go to this site, click “+ Express,” and then fill out the form it opens up to. Make sure you leave the proceeding number “17-108” in place, as that’s what ties it to the net neutrality proposal. Also, be aware that everything filed is public, so others will be able to see your name and address.

Suggested comments (please edit to make these your own): I urge you to reject the proposed Restoring Internet Freedom act and maintain the Title II classification that guaranteed net neutrality just two years ago. Democracy in America and around the globe depends on a free and open internet for all.


Action 3: 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets Movie Screening TOMORROW

Five years ago, on November 23, 2012, four teenagers pulled into a gas station. Three and a half minutes later, 10 shots rang out.

Please join Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Indivisible Chicago for a free movie screening of an award-winning documentary about the murder trial of Jordan Davis. The film reconstructs the night of the shooting of an unarmed black teenager and reveals how racial prejudice can result in tragedy. His death was one of the many sparks for the start of Black Lives Matter, and his mother, Lucy McBath, is one of the Mothers of the Movement.

Where: Behavioral Sciences Building - University of Illinois at Chicago (1007 W Harrison St.)
When: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
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Light snacks will be provided and there will be a short panel discussion and Q&A following the film at 8 p.m.


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