Friday, September 1 - Defend DACA/Donate to Hurricane Relief/Plan to Join Labor Day Rally

Actions You Can Take Today

  • Action 1: Call on MOCs to Support the Bridge Act (#DefendDaca)

  • Action 2: Donate to Hurricane Harvey Relief

  • Action 3: Plan to Attend Labor Day Rally

Tools You Can Use

Action 1: Defend DACA

Today it's being reported again that Trump will end The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a program that provides opportunity, livelihood, and stability for nearly a million people and their families in the United States. People and organizations across the country are mobilizing to fight the immoral targeting of Dreamers. 

  • Call your Senators and tell them to co-sponsor the bipartisan Durbin-Graham “DREAM Act” (S. 1615) to create a legislative fix to the predicament of these young Americans. (Obviously, you can just thank Sen. Durbin and encourage him to push harder.)
  • Call your House Representative and tell her/him to co-sponsor Rep. Gutierrez’s American Hope Act (H.R. 3591) give those with DACA and others who arrived in the United States as children a path to permanent legal status and eventual citizenship.  

If you are a Dreamer, or know one, offer to share your story.

Stay tuned to Indivisible Chicago's Twitter and Facebook for news of rallies and other actions this weekend. You can also visit defenddaca.com to learn about other actions taking place. 

Action 2: Donate to Support the Victims of Hurricane Harvey

The catastrophic damage from Hurricane Harvey continues to ravage Texas and the Gulf Coast. As our hearts break for Houston, the Gulf Coast, and other affected areas, we’d like to ask those with the means to do so to consider supporting relief efforts.

Click here for a list of great organizations you can support.

Click here for a listing of organizations specifically aiding communities of color, who are disproportionately affected by the disaster. 

We applaud your generosity!

Action 3: Plan to Attend Labor Day Event in Support of Workers

Indivisible Chicago and Indivisible Illinois are among dozens of progressive organizations joining with Fight for $15 Chicago for a day of action commemorating Labor Day. We are hoping to show strong support for workers and unions at the 9am rally at the Thompson Center. Please show up with Indivisible gear and prepare for an energetic rally! The Thompson Center rally will conclude with a march to the American Hospital Association building a few blocks away, where some exciting special guest speakers (including Rev. William Barber!) will take the stage. 

Amplify the event on Twitter with the hashtag #WorkersStrikeBack

Visit the Facebook event page to RSVP (not necessary to attend) and find out more. 

Complete schedule of events:
6:30am McDonald's Strike, 1664 S Blue Island
9:00am Thompson Center, 100 W Randolph Ave
10:00am American Hospital Association, 155 N Wacker Drive

From the Facebook event page: 
"This Labor Day, join the largest Labor Day rally in Chicago’s history to stand up for strong unions & living wages & against corporations and politicians that have rigged our economy!

Workers from ALL sectors of our economy and across our communities are striking back– to join rallies, marches, and strikes to demonstrate our power and strength and the need for strong unions.

Fast food workers in over 300 cities, including in Chicago, will be on strike in record numbers. And not just in the U.S. At the same time, McDonald's workers in the U.K. will be striking for the first time ever!

Good union jobs in factories once created stable, secure work that allowed families to thrive. Hospital work and other service work is now the backbone of our economy, but too many Americans who work in these jobs are falling behind, so for the first time ever, non-union hospital workers will be joining us in the streets!

Our entire economy is rigged against working people. Politicians, like Gov. Rauner, and wealthy corporations like McDonald’s & the American Hospital Association continue to push an extreme agenda to: 
-deny our right to form unions
-silence our voices on the job
-suppress our wages
-continue rampant racism

Unions are the solutions for bad jobs & wages. Unions are one of the few ways working people have to keep corporations & politicians accountable. With unions we have power. "

 

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