Friday, January 26 - Sign a Witness Slip to Drop Crosscheck / Call Senators to Block Abortion Ban

Actions You Can Take Today

  • Action 1: Sign a Witness Slip in Support of SB2273 to Drop Crosscheck

  • Action 2: Call Senators to Block a 20-Week Abortion Ban

 

Tools You Can Use

 

Action 1: Sign a Witness Slip in Support of SB2273 to Drop Crosscheck

Indivisible Chicago has been hard at work trying to fight back against voter suppression by ending Illinois’ participation in Crosscheck. Crosscheck is a seriously flawed program that often results in voter disenfranchisement and suppression. Learn more about Crosscheck here.

There is an alternative in ERIC, the Electronic Registration Information Center. ERIC is another voter verification system in which Illinois already participates. ERIC is free of Crosscheck’s security and data-quality flaws. Illinois should continue to use it and encourage surrounding states to do the same.

SB2273, the Illinois Senate bill to leave Crosscheck and exclusively use ERIC is now getting cosponsors. You can help garner support by submitting a witness slip to support this bill

How to Submit a Witness Slip
1. Click here
2. Fill in the Identification portion of the form
3. Under Representation, you can put your neighborhood Indivisible group, a different group, or "Self."

4. Under Position, select "PROPONENT"
4. Under Testimony, select “Record of Appearance Only”
5. Click "Create Slip"

See below for an example:

crosscheckwitnessslip.png

 

Please spread the word. We only have a couple days and would like to get as many slips as possible!

 

Action 2: Call Senators to Block a 20-Week Abortion Ban

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is turning the Senate toward a fight over abortion next week by moving to bring up a 20-week abortion ban to the floor. A procedural vote on this is expected on Monday.

The legislation would make it illegal for any person to perform or attempt an abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, with the possible penalty of five years in prison, fines or both. A similar bill passed in the House just last year. We need our Senators to speak up strongly against this bill and to do everything they can to stop it.

Call Senator Duckworth | DC:  202-224-2854 | Chicago 312-886-3506
Call Senator Durbin | DC:  202-224-2152 | Chicago 312-353-4952

Script: Hello! My name is ___ and I’m calling from [zip code]. I’m calling to ask Senator ____ to speak out strongly against the 20-week abortion ban that is coming up for a vote on Monday. This is an outrageous assault on women’s healthcare and reproductive rights, and we need to push back hard against it. Thank you.

 

 

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