Monday, August 14 - Show Support for Charlottesville / Email to Help End Crosscheck Participation

Actions You Can Take Today

  • Action #1: Support Charlottesville Nonprofits

  • Action #2: Email the Illinois State Board of Elections (SBE) to Opt Out of Crosscheck Program

Tools You Can Use

Action #1: Support Charlottesville Nonprofits

Indivisible Chicago stood together with thousands across the country on Sunday to condemn the deadly violence and hate-filled protests that occurred this weekend in Charlottesville. Thank you to everyone who showed up to the vigil to take a stand against the white supremacy and white nationalism that took the life of Heather Heyer and injured many others.

There’s still so much work we need to do in the days, months and years to come, but as a healing gesture to the people of Charlottesville, we encourage those who have the means to do so to consider supporting one or more of the following organizations (thanks to @SaraJBenicasa for compiling):

Action #2: Email the Illinois State Board of Elections (SBE) to Discuss Crosscheck at August 22 Meeting

We have learned that the State Board of Elections has decided not to put the issue of Crosscheck on August meeting agenda, despite an outcry from the public and demands from our State and U.S. Representatives. This is incredibly disappointing. As a result, we are asking our members to continue to send emails to the SBE to demand that this issue be taken up. If you already sent an email - thank you! - but please take action again and have no doubt, we will be calling for more actions leading up to the August 22nd board meeting!

Click here for an updated email script

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