Tuesday, February 13 - Dream Act Phone Banks / Stop Militarization of Police / Indivisible Chicago Summit

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: Sign the Witness Slip for HB 4286

Increasingly, police departments are deploying military tactics, and military weapons, against citizens. This violence disproportionately affects people of color. Military weapons do not make our streets safer, and there is no place for them in law enforcement.

Representative Will Guzzardi has introduced HB 4286, the Law Enforcement Agency Military Equipment Purchase Act. This law will place limits on local communities participating in a military equipment surplus programs operated by the federal government. This piece of legislation has not received a lot of attention, and could use some support.

Please sign a Witness Slip as a Proponent in support of this bill before the hearing tomorrow, on February 14.

How to Submit a Witness Slip

  1. Click here 
  2. Fill in the Identification portion of the for
  3. Under Representation, you can put your neighborhood Indivisible group, a different group, or "Self."
  4. Under Position, select "PROPONENT"
  5. Under Testimony, select “Record of Appearance Only”
  6. Click "Create Slip"

Action 3:Prep for the Indivisible Chicago Summit on 3/11

On March 11, 1,500 Indivisible Chicago members and grassroots organizers will gather under one roof to learn from some of the most influential progressives in the country, including the founders of the Indivisible movement, as well as local resistance leaders.

Free for all attendees, our first Citywide Summit will strengthen the connection between our 20+ local chapters and partner organizations including Swing Left, Let America Vote, Chicago Votes, Voto Latino, and more. We’re looking to recharge and refocus our efforts on this year’s elections to ensure progressives take back the Governorship, the House, and the Senate.

Claim your free ticket to the Summit on Sunday, March 11 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Malcolm X College (1900 W Jackson).

Our vision is big, but we can’t reach the Summit without you. We are 100% grassroots-funded and are counting on donations to cover the costs of the venue, sign language interpreters, insurance, and food for this free event. Please consider donating to help us get Chicago fired up to Resist in 2018!

 

 

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