Tuesday, October 9 - IL Voter Registration Deadlines / Get Out the Vote / Yesica Update

Actions You Can Take Today

Action 1: Learn IL’s Voter Registration Deadlines

Time is running short to register to vote before the November 6 election. Even if you think you’re registered, it’s a good idea to check your registration and make sure it’s up to date.

If you or any of your friends haven’t registered yet, make sure you’re aware of what the deadlines are in Illinois:

Then go to our Registration Information page for full registration details and links

Action 2: Build the Blue Wave with Indivisible Chicago

It’s up to us to build a blue wave that puts power back into people’s hands—and then hold our leaders accountable for stopping Trump and the GOP elite and moving our country forward with  progressive policies. We’ve got the people power to make the difference in November—WE can win elections through voter to voter contact all across Chicago, Illinois, and the USA. We need all hands on deck! Learn about each of the three steps below, and check back often. Every day your action can make a difference.  

1. Build the Electorate - Registration

The first step is to make sure you and your friends are registered to vote. Voter registration is an important activity to ensure our candidates have enough supporters able to turn out on Election Day. For many Americans, securing their right to vote and ability to register has been a long fight throughout the history of our country. The history of laws designed to suppress voting along racial lines continues to this day. See how you can help.

 2. Identify Undecideds

Find a voter who’s with us? Let’s make sure we can get them to the polls. Find someone who’s unsure? Have a conversation. If you can win over a new supporter, you not only win our candidates a vote, you also take one away from Trump’s enablers. We have lots of scheduled activities to help you get started, including canvassing, phonebanking, text banking and Postcard Posse.

3. Turn Out Supporters - Get Out The Vote

The closer to election day, the more important it becomes to have a reliable list of supporters and making sure they vote. Often, they’ll need reminders and maybe even assistance to complete an early ballot or get to the polls for early voting and on Election Day. How can you help? See the options on our Get Out The Vote (GOTV) page.

Action 3: Update on Yesica’s Deportation

We wanted to update you what’s happening with Yesica, the 22-year-old immigrant who has been detained at detention centers in Texas for almost two years. Having survived trauma and persecution in El Salvador, she made her way to the U.S. alone to get to safety and reunite with her family, who lives in Chicago. Yesica passed her credible fear interview and has appealed her asylum claim repeatedly, but ICE continues to deny her appeals and release, and she was threatened with deportation last week.

Thanks to the efforts of activists in Chicago and across the country, including phone calls from Indivisible Chicago members, Yesica’s deportation was postponed. However, she is not safe and home with her family in Chicago yet. It wouldn’t hurt to keep reaching out to our Senators to ask them to push for the release of Yesica Jovel. Let’s keep up the support!

We've been taking action on Yesica since April. Read those actions for more detail:

Daily Actions Editor