Thursday, October 4 - Blue Wave Rave Thank You / Telecom Price Transparency / Get Your Friends Registered

Actions You Can Take Today

 

Action 1: Thank You for Attending the Blue Wave Rave!

Indivisible Chicago would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to everyone who made it out to the Athenaeum Theatre last night for the Blue Wave Rave. We were inspired by everyone’s energy and enthusiasm and of course by hilarious performance from our talented team of comedians.

Now it’s time to turn that energy into action! Find out everything you can do to help us power the Blue Wave before Election Day, from registering people to vote to talking to undecided voters and getting people to the polls. Time is running out, and we need all hands on deck! Let’s get this done together.

Action 2: Tell Reps to Vote Yes on TRUE Fees Act

A brand new bill, The TRUE Fees Act, was just introduced in the House of Representatives that would require phone, cable, and internet companies to include all charges in the prices they advertise for service.

Given the rampant increase of company-imposed fees and the resulting confusion among consumers, companies must become more transparent about pricing. This bill introduction is a really big step forward, and we’re calling on all lawmakers to join the fight.

Tell your House Representative to support the TRUE Fees Act to expose out-of-control hidden fees.

Find your representative

Script: Hello, my name is [NAME], and I’m calling from [ZIP CODE] with Indivisible. I’m calling to ask [REP] to vote yes on the TRUE Fees Act, which would require phone, internet, and cable companies to do away with hidden fees by being up front about the true cost of their services. This bill would protect consumers across the country. Thank you.

Action via Consumer Reports

Action 3: Get Your Friends Ready to Vote

We are fast approaching the most important election of our lifetimes. Democrats must win one or both chambers to stop Trump’s agenda and to instill oversight. Democracy is literally on the line.

But Republicans in charge of voting aggressively work to insure fewer people can vote - specifically minorities. And this anti-democratic tactic works. Kris Kobach’s primary win looks to be because of his own voter suppression. Kobach is the architect of Crosscheck, and head of the Trump administration voter suppression commission. Here in Illinois, Governor Rauner vetoed the bill that would have ended our participation in it.

All of that means that we have to beat Trump enabling Republicans at the polls by more than 6% in order to get accountability. Every vote counts - even in “blue” states like ours. That makes voter registration the key first step in holding Trump accountable. Everyone needs to:

  1. Check that they we are (still) registered - it takes 30 seconds online

  2. Get ourselves registered - online, by mail, or in person

  3. Get our friends registered - through the Amplify App, or online

Visit our new Midterm Registration page to see all the important dates and information you need to get each of these important three tasks done.

Daily Actions Editor