Wednesday, April 5th - SB982 heading to the floor; Condemn Trump's petty politics; Support the filibuster of Gorsuch

SB982 might be heading to a floor vote

For those of you that have been following along for the last month or so, you know that Indivisible has been working to push through SB982, the Senate bill requiring 5 years of tax returns to get on the Illinois ballot.

Now it looks like the bill might be heading to the floor. What we need is for everyone to call their State Senators in Springfield and ask them to vote yes on the bill if it goes to the floor today. This helps remind them of the vote and reaffirms their "yes" vote. You can find your State Senator's contact information here. You want to use the Springfield number as part of what we're doing is reminding them of the vote.

Action: Call your State Senator and tell them to vote yes on SB982

Script: Hi, my name is ____________ and I'm a constituent of Senator ___________. I'm calling because I heard that SB982, the bill requiring 5 years taxes returns for a Presidential candidate to get on the Illinois ballot, might be going to a floor vote today and I wanted to ask the Senator to vote yes on the bill. 

Follow @IndivisibleChi on Twitter for details on if the bill heads to the floor and if it passes.

Trump's Statement on Syria is Unacceptable

From an article in The Guardian:

At least 70 people have been killed in northern Syria after being exposed to a toxic gas that survivors said was dropped from warplanes, an attack that sparked comparisons to the most infamous act of the country’s six-year war.

At least another 100 people were being treated in hospitals in Idlib province where the strike took place at dawn on Tuesday. Several dozen others were transferred to Turkey, some in critical condition.

This includes at least 11 children among the casualties. This is a truly heinous act and a war crime. Trump's response? Blame Obama.

This is unacceptable and no president should respond to a tragedy with petty politics. Call your representative and let them know that you want them to speak out against Trump's response.

Script: Hi, my name is __________ and I'm a constituent of Congressman/woman ________. I'm calling to ask the Congressman/woman to condemn President Trump's callous response to the Syria chemical weapon use in the strongest possible terms. Please let President Trump know that it isn't acceptable to play politics with children's lives.

Support our Senators on Gorsuch

Senator Durbin is emerging as a strong voice against the Gorsuch nomination. He and Senator Jeff Merkley have taken the floor today to speak out against Gorsuch. We need Senators Durbin and Duckworth to hold strong against Gorsuch and keep making the argument that he is not a fit choice for the Supreme Court. Let's call and lend our support as they hold strong in the filibuster and lobby against the nuclear option.

Action: Call your Senators and thank them for fighting against Gorsuch. 

Thank you calls are the best. Just use your own words and have fun. They'll love getting a thank you call.

Senator Durbin - 312-353-4952
Senator Duckworth - 312-886-3506


Jason Rieger