Monday, July 17th - Phone bank to Save ACA and Join Faith based community to Save ACA

Actions you can take today

  • Action #1: Phone bank to Save ACA

  • Action #2: Attend Illinois Health Care Covenant at Chicago Temple

Tools you can use

Action #1: Phone bank to Save ACA

We are once again going to phone bank to call Ohio and West Virginia voters and ask them to call Senators Rob Portman and Shelley Capito. We have 6 (!) separate phone banking sessions set up for today and tomorrow, and we may still be able to add more. See all the events here, but keep checking the link as we will be adding more. 

Action #2: Attend Illinois Health Care Covenant at Chicago Temple

The Chicago Faith based community is holding an inter-faith service to call for Governor Rauner to do the moral thing and speak out against the cuts to Medicaid that hurt children, the elderly, and the poor. Please register here to let us know you're going and share the event.

Indivisible Chicago will not have a visible presence at this event with a large banner as this is an event being lead by the faith-based community, but we are encouraging members to attend to help put pressure on Governor Rauner.

Why Today's Action is Important

Action #1: Phone bank to Save ACA

Senator Portman has come out as a provisional no, saying he hasn't changed his position but he has left himself wiggle room. He claims he is waiting to see the new CBO score. He isn't to be trust to stay a no, so we need to call his constituents and ask them to apply pressure.

Senator Capito has backed off her earlier no and seems to be leaning to accepting the new bill with it's extra money for opioid addiction (despite the fact that the money dedicated to this is a paltry sum). We need to help push her back to a no on this bill.

The last time we did these calling actions, we ended up making over 3000 calls, getting hundreds of constituents to agree to call Portman. That's a lot of calls. We are going to see if we can break that record and put even more pressure on Portman to stay resolute and not give in to McConnell.


Jason Rieger