Friday, November 30 - Phone Bank ACA Enrollment / No Funding for Cop Academy / Mayoral Candidate Forum
Actions You Can Take Today
Action 1: Phone bank for ACA open enrollment on December 4, 5, 11, and 12 in Oak Park
Action 2: Call on your alderperson to vote no on funding Mayor Emanuel's Cop Academy on December 12
Action 3: Mayoral Candidate Forum: Lightfoot, Enyia & Ford on Tuesday, December 4 from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at First Unitarian Church of Chicago (5650 S Woodlawn Ave.)
Action 1: Phone Bank ACA Open Enrollment
The current administration has tried to sabotage the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in multiple ways, including making it more difficult for people to sign up for health insurance by:
1. Shortening the open enrollment period from 3 months to just six weeks.
2. Enforcing "downtimes" for maintenance of the healthcare.gov website every Sunday (except the last Sunday of the open enrollment period) from 12 a.m. to 12 p.m..
3. Cutting back significantly on advertisements and outreach efforts to remind Americans about the enrollment period.
This is why we need everyone to spread the word! The last day to sign up or make changes to your insurance from the marketplace is December 15.
Indivisible Oak Park is joining the Legal Assistance Foundation to phone bank for the open enrollment period:
Tuesday, December 4 at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, December 5 at 6 p.m.
Tuesday, December 11 at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, December 12 at 6 p.m.
During this phone bank, you will have the chance to connect with a targeted group of LAF's clients to remind them about the enrollment period, and to direct them to the healthcare.gov website or make an appointment for them with a Certified Application Counselor (CAC). Please bring your cellphone and a laptop or tablet if possible.
Action via Indivisible Oak Park Area
Action 2: Tell Your Alderperson - No Funding for Cop Academy
As the city closes schools, cuts services, and hikes taxes and fees on working people, Rahm Emanuel and his allies such as Ald. Osterman (48th ward) are pushing forward with plans to spend $95 million on a new academy for police. Emanuel is planning to stick the next mayor with the project--if he gets his way.
The #NoCopAcademy campaign is an effort supported by community organizations across Chicago that want to see $95 million invested in our communities rather than police training grounds.
The next city council meeting is December 12. Please call on your alderperson to vote no on funding the Cop Academy!
Script: Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [zip code] and a member of Indivisible. I'm calling to ask [Alderperson] to vote no on Mayor Emanuel’s $95 million dollar Cop Academy. Chicago should be investing in schools, mental health, and other human services--not more police. Thank you.
Action 3: Mayoral Candidate Forum 12/4
Indivisible Chicago South Side is hosting the first of a series of mayoral forums this coming Tuesday, December 4 at the First Unitarian Church. Confirmed candidates are Lori Lightfoot, Amara Enyia, and La Shawn K Ford. Come join your fellow Chicagoans to get informed about these candidates before the election next year.
When: Tuesday, December 4 from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: First Unitarian Church of Chicago (5650 S Woodlawn Ave.)
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Action Via Indivisible Chicago-South Side