Action #1: Support the refugee community with Windy City Friend of Refugees and check out a great documentary at the same time.
Two quick ways to do that:
- Like the Facebook group Windy City Refugees, a group supporting Refugee One and helping to welcome refugee families to Chicago
- RSVP now for the Windy City Friends of Refugees Night at the Davis Theater! Fundraiser for RefugeeOn and see the Peabody Award Winning Documentary Film, Exodus.
Action #2: Support the efforts to take down Peter Roskam and his six fellow Illinois sellouts with Signs 4 Sellouts
- Support Signs 4 Sellouts, a spectacular campaign by Indivisible Illinois to put up billboard denouncing the spineless Roskam and his six Illinois Republican friends.
- Share the event on Facebook and help spread the word
More on today's Daily Actions
Support our Refugee Community
A fellow Indivisible member and co-founder of The Windy City Friends of Refugees is co-sponsoring a refugee family with Refugee One. They are having a fundraiser at the David Theatre and funds raised from this event will help a refugee family resettle in Chicago this fall. Buy tickets here; the link includes a discount code for platinum tickets.
While you're at it, like their Facebook page and get updates on other ways you can help support our refugee neighbors.
Trump's Reaction to the Refugees
Boy oh boy, did our President have himself a day on the Twitter machine. He just really, really wants to ban the refugees. The same refugees that are fleeing terror, just looking for a place to escape horrific violence. The same refugees that actually cause crime to go down when they enter a community. The same refugees that are literally, not figuratively, welcomed on the Statue of Liberty.
People, the lawyers and the courts can call it whatever they want, but I am calling it what we need and what it is, a TRAVEL BAN!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 5, 2017
So it seems appropriate that we take this day to do what we can to help reverse the hate.
Support Signs for Sellouts
When Illinois Reps. Peter Roskam, Rep. Rodney Davis, Congressman Randy Hultgren, and Rep. Adam Kinzinger voted for the AHCA, they attacked the very Illinoisans they swore to protect.
We are here to let them know that Illinois will never forget this vote. Our voices will be heard whether they hold town halls or not, and we will remember when we vote in 2018.
This billboard campaign will a) place at least one static billboard in each of their districts and b) rent at least one mobile billboard that we will park in front of their district offices and bring to at least one rally in each district. We will also organize events and have a major PR campaign so that we generate as much press as possible.