Friday, July 7th - Ask Gov. Rauner to sign the Illinois Trust Act and Call your Senator about ACA

Actions you can take today

  • Action #1: Ask Governor Rauner to sign the Illinois Trust Act

  • Action #2: Call Senators Durbin and Duckworth and ask them to keep fighting against BCRA (Senate Healthcare Bill)

Note: For those who didn't see it, our calls convinced the Board of Elections to reject the request for voter rolls! A huge will for democracy. See the full details here.

Tools you can use

Action #1: Ask Governor Rauner to sign the Illinois Trust Act

Call the Governor's office at 312-814-2121 AND 217-782-0244

Script: "Hello. I am an Illinois resident. I am asking the Governor to sign the TRUST Act into law. Thank you" Report your call here!

This action from ICIRR, suggested by Michael Kaiser-Nyman

Action #2: Call Senators Durbin and Duckworth and ask them to keep fighting against BCRA

Senator Durbin

Washington DC: (202) 224-2152

Chicago: (312) 353-4952

Script: Hi, my name is ________ and I am a constituent of Senator Durbin. I'm calling to thank the Senator for standing strong against the Republican Senators and for slowing the Senate process. I want the Senator to know that, as long as they use every tactic they have to stop this healthcare bill from advancing, they have our support.

Senator Duckworth

Washington DC: (202) 224-2854

Chicago: (312) 886-3506

Script: Hi, my name is ________ and I am a constituent of Senator Duckworth. I'm calling to thank the Senator for standing strong against the Republican Senators and for slowing the Senate process. I want the Senator to know that, as long as they use every tactic they have to stop this healthcare bill from advancing, they have our support.

Why Today's Action is Important

Action #1

The Illinois Trust Act has passed the House and Senate and now is on Governor Rauner's desk to sign. The details on the Illinois Trust Act are as follows (from this site):

The Illinois TRUST Act builds on policies developed in other communities to set reasonable, constitutional limits on local police interaction with ICE enforcement, and foster trust between local police and immigrant communities. This legislation would mean that

  • Local police cannot comply with immigration detainers and warrants not issued by a judge.  Federal courts have consistently held that immigration detainers are not mandatory.  These courts have ruled that detaining an individual based on a detainer, without a judge finding probable cause to hold that person, violates the Fourth Amendment of the US Constitution and can subject the law enforcement agency to lawsuits.
  • Local police also cannot stop, search, or arrest anyone based on that person’s immigration or citizenship status. 
  • Local police can still act upon a valid enforceable federal warrant, and can still otherwise communicate with ICE.

Action #2

As for BCRA (pronounced Bic-rah), the Healthcare bill on the books in the Senate, they aren't going to stop dealing. They are going to make every effort to pass this awful bill and we are going to make every effort to stop it. All the details you need about BCRA can be found here