Monday, February 12 - Dream Act Phone Banks / Unify Our Voices Forum / Indivisible Chicago Podcast

Actions You Can Take Today


Action 1: Phone Bank for the Dream Act ALL WEEK

DACA expires in less than ONE MONTH on March 5. Now is the time to make a critical push to protect more than 800,000 people from deportation from the only country they have ever known. The time to pass the Dream Act is NOW.

Please help the effort by making phone calls to voters in key states to ask them to contact their lawmakers on this vital issue. There are phone bank sessions happening all week:

Please bring your cell phone and headphones and if possible, a laptop/tablet (this makes it easier to read the call script). Charging cables or extra battery packs are recommended!


Action 2: Preserving Our Treasured Democracy Forum 2/25

Our democracy, and the crucial freedoms protected under our Constitution, are under unprecedented assault. How can concerned citizens play a role in defending these pillars of our government?

Join Unify Our Voices on Sunday, February 25 for a fact-driven panel discussion on the current risks to our constitutional freedoms. Find out how three nonprofit, nonpartisan groups are shoring up our democracy by ensuring our government’s adherence to ethics, analyzing Russian influence in our country, and promoting an independent and free press.

Hear from panelists including Neil Steinberg (Columnist, Chicago Sun Times), Noah Bookbinder (Executive Director, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington), David Salvo (Fellow, German Marshall Fund’s Alliance for Securing Democracy), and Susy Schultz (President, Public Narrative).

Attend the Preserving Our Treasured Democracy forum on Sunday, February 25 at the Holiday Inn North Shore in Skokie. Purchase tickets at Eventbrite ($20 adult, $10 student).


Action 3: Listen to the Indivisible Chicago Podcast

Every Sunday, Indivisible Chicago members Tom Moss and Dan Nelson release a new episode of the Indivisible Chicago Podcast. 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.

This week, we welcome Cook County Assessor candidate Fritz Kaegi, who walks us through Property Tax Assessment 101 and talks about alleged corruption and inefficiencies in that office and what he would do to clean it up if elected. As the DACA deadline approaches, Indivisible Chicago’s Carol Rodriguez joins to talk about what we all need to do to be better advocates for those affected.

Give it a listen here, and subscribe via iTunes to follow along with new episodes.



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