Monday, April 10th - Town Halls and Leaning on the states to protect privacy

April Recess is here!

Indivisible IL-5 is hosting a Town Hall in cooperation with Mike Quigley and Jan Schakowsky. We rallied outside his office, called for a town hall, and he agreed! So let's come out and show him how much we care.
April 17t, 6:15pm-8:15pm

Irish American Heritage Center
4626 N Knox Ave, Chicago, IL 60630

Seating is limited, so RSVP here and submit your questions.

Senator Duckworth announces town hall

This town hall with Tammy Duckworth popped up pretty last minute and is in Palatine, IL, so getting to this town hall from Chicago is certainly going to be tough. It would be great if we had some Indivisible Chicago representation, but getting out to Palatine at 5:30 is certainly tricky. 

Let's give Senator Duckworth a call and let her know that, if she really wants to hear the voice of all the people, she should give more notice. What she's done seems like an attempt to suppress the crowd.

Chicago office: 312-886-3506

Join U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth for a town hall meeting at Harper Community College. Entry cannot be guaranteed without a ticket. One ticket per attendee. Seating is limited. No food, drinks, promotional materials or signs of any kind will be permitted at the event.

Where: J Theatre at Harper Community College
1200 West Algonquin Road
Palatine, Illinois 60067

When: Tuesday, April 11, 2017
5:30 pm CT - 6:30 pm CT

RSVP here

Protecting our privacy in Illinois

As we all know, the President signed into law a bill rolling back Obama-era privacy protections and allowing our online information to be sold to the highest bidder. That's done and the only way we can reverse that is to get back in control of Washington. However, there are things we can do at the state level. SB1502 and HB2774 are the Illinois Senate and House bills introduce the Right to Know act. These bills allow the people of Illinois to find out what companies have sold their information, where they've sold it to, as well as what information they have collected. Adding this transparency to the process will make it a lot harder for companies to sell your data and set a precedent for other states to do the same.

HB2774 has strong support and many co-sponsors, but there's no reason every single Democrat (at the very least) shouldn't co-sponsor this. So if you don't see your state Representative on the list, give them a call and let them know you would like them to sign on.  Find out who your state members of the legislature are here.

Action: Check the link above for your State Representative and call them if they aren't co-sponsoring The Right to Know Act

Script: Hi, my name is __________ and I'm a constituent of State Representative ____________. I'm calling because I'd like Representative _________ to sign on as a co-sponsor of HB2774, the Right to Know act. This is an incredibly important bill now that Washington has made it legal for companies to sell my information to the highest bidder.

SB1502, on the other than, only has 3 co-sponsors. Let's help give this bill a bump and see if we can get it a up to an even dozen co-sponsors. That's more than doable through the strength of Indivisible Chicago and is something that should be important to us all.  I'll check back in a couple days and see if we've gotten up to 12 co-sponsors. Let's do this!

Action: Check the link above for your State Senator and call them if they aren't co-sponsoring The Right to Know Act

Script: Hi, my name is __________ and I'm a constituent of State Senator ____________. I'm calling because I'd like Senator _________ to sign on as a co-sponsor of SB1502, the Right to Know act. This is an incredibly important bill now that Washington has made it legal for companies to sell my information to the highest bidder.

Jason Rieger