Monday, October 15 - Block US-Saudi Arms Deals / Postcard Posse Award Night / Indivisible Chicago Podcast
Actions You Can Take Today
Action 1: Tell Congress to block US-Saudi arms deals
Senator Duckworth | DC: 202-224-2854 | Chicago 312-886-3506
Senator Durbin | DC: 202-224-2152 | Chicago 312-353-4952
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Action 2: Postcard Posse stamping and award night where we will stamp postcards and hold a trophy presentation, and special guest Rep. Ann Williams on Wednesday, October 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Gideon Welles (4500 N Lincoln)
Action 3: Listen to the latest episode of the Indivisible Chicago Podcast with UIC history professor Neal McCrillis on 100 years since the end of WWI
Action 1: Tell Congress to Block US-Saudi Arms Deals
Evidence is growing that a hit squad with ties to the Saudi Arabian government murdered journalist and permanent US resident Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul.
Amid the outrage over Khashoggi’s death, Saudi Arabia continues its US-backed bombing campaign in Yemen as part of a proxy war with Iran. Saudi air strikes have killed hundreds of Yemeni civilians, including a school bus full of children, and put up to 14 million people in the country at risk of famine. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has insisted that Saudi Arabia has acted appropriately to minimize casualties, but Saudi airstrikes have continued to target convoys of civilians fleeing violence.
Donald Trump has reiterated his support of continued arms deals with Saudi Arabia despite the regime’s atrocities. However, a growing bipartisan coalition in the Senate is demanding the US discontinue arms deals with and other military support for Saudi Arabia. Urge your representatives to block any future Saudi-US weapons deals and hold the regime accountable for their crimes against humanity.
Call Senator Duckworth | DC: 202-224-2854 | Chicago 312-886-3506
Call Senator Durbin | DC: 202-224-2152 | Chicago 312-353-4952
Script: Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [zip code] and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to demand that [REP] oppose any future arms deals with or military support for Saudi Arabia. The regime must be held accountable for its ongoing slaughter of civilians in Yemen and its assassination of journalist and permanent US resident Jamal Khashoggi. Thank you for your time and attention.
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Action 2: Postcard Posse Award Night
Now it’s time to celebrate every team’s achievement with a postcard stamping and award night where we will stamp, drink, and award trophies to the winning postcard team. Special guest Rep. Ann Williams will deliver a message of thanks.
When: Wednesday, October 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Gideon Welles (4500 N Lincoln)
Should we run out of space, there is another postcard party across the street at Sultzer Library hosted by Indivisible Lincoln Square
Action 3: Listen to the Indivisible Chicago Podcast
Every Sunday, Indivisible Chicago members Tom Moss releases a new episode of the Indivisible Chicago Podcast (ICP). It’s a great way to keep up with the latest news about the Indivisible movement on a local level and to stay plugged in to upcoming efforts around the city.
The history of the world is made up of the stories of people, and those stories remind us what it means to be human. The First World War left epic devastation at the doorstep of the 20th century, and its effects are with us today. University of Illinois at Chicago history professor Neal McCrillis discusses those effects as well as a ten-day centennial commemoration of the end of the war—The War that Made Today.
Also on the show this week is Kirk Robinson with Wilfred Owen’s’ Anthem for Doomed Youth.