Wednesday, November 21 - Vigil for Mercy Hospital Shooting / Protect Title IX / Midterm Survey

Actions You Can Take Today


Action 1: TONIGHT - Candlelight Vigil for Mercy Hospital Shooting

Tonight, local organizations and members of the medical community will gather at Federal Plaza for a candlelight vigil and rally against gun violence after the shooting at Mercy Hospital on Monday. We will honor the lives of Doctor Tamara O'Neal, Officer Samuel Jimenez, and pharmaceutical resident Dayna Less.

We will be standing in solidarity with the doctors, nurses, and workers of Mercy Hospital as well as the Chicago Police Department. We can put an end to gun and domestic violence—it has no place in our communities, schools, places of worship, or hospitals. Join us to mourn, pray, and stand in solidarity. Gun violence is a public health issue, and doctors also want to see an end to the daily bloodshed caused by firearms across the country.

When: TONIGHT from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Federal Center and Plaza (219 S Dearborn St.)
RSVP and share on Facebook

Action 2: Stand Up for Title IX Protections

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is once again threatening students' safety, dignity, and rights by proposing Title IX regulations that would grant special rights to named harassers and encourage schools to turn a blind eye to sexual misconduct. And she's trying to silence survivors and students by sneaking them through the public notice and comment process, issuing them at a time when most students, families, and educators are preoccupied during the Thanksgiving and winter holidays and preparing for final exams. School administrators, teachers, advocates, parents, and especially, students, deserve the opportunity to be meaningfully heard in this process.

Join us in demanding that she extend the public comment period.

The public comment period isn’t open yet, but be sure to sign up here to be notified as soon as the comment period starts.

Action via National Women’s Law Center and Hands Off IX

Action 3: Indivisible Chicago Midterm Survey

We’d like to thank you again for all of your work which resulted in taking back the governorship, ensuring we have an Attorney General who will continue to stand up to Trump, and electing both Sean Casten and Lauren Underwood to help regain control of the House. There is much more that we can accomplish in the next two years that matter to all of us and then we must win in 2020.

To start that process, we’d like to hear from you about your experience engaging in this election. Whether you wrote postcards, phone banked, texted voters, or canvassed with Indivisible or with another organization, your feedback – what inspired you to action, what worked, what we could do better – well help us continue to grow and learn and have an impact on our society.

Please take 5 minutes to complete this survey to help us out.

Daily Actions Editor