Tuesday, March 13 - Marshal for the March for Our Lives / Call on Rauner to Sign Gun Dealer License Bill / Gun Violence Congressional Democratic Forum

Actions You Can Take Today

 

Action 1: Marshal for the March for Our Lives

The young adults of Parkland, Florida continue to inspired us with their bravery and their activism in the face of overwhelming tragedy. Their courage is building a movement for gun control across the country.

At the March for Our Lives on Saturday, March 24, we all have the chance to rally in support of their movement and in support for all of the Americans whose lives have been shattered by gun violence.

In addition to marching to combat school shootings, we will march for Chicago communities of color whose gun violence narratives have been silenced for decades. Given the relevance of gun violence prevention for our city’s black and brown communities, the Chicago event will carry a heightened significance in pushing legislators to craft policy that addresses not only mass shootings but systemic gun violence in minority communities. This is an inclusive endeavor. This is everyone's movement.

Gather is currently recruiting volunteer marshals for the event. Anyone can be a marshal--all it takes is one easy training session. Sign up now to show your support for the Parkland youth and gun violence victims everywhere.

Sign up to volunteer as a marshal at the March for Our Lives.

 

Action 2: Call on Governor Rauner to Sign SB 1657

The landmark Gun Dealer Licensing Act has passed through the Illinois House with strong bipartisan support. This lifesaving bill is now on the governor’s desk!

This historic victory will help stop illegal firearms from flowing into communities across Illinois. All that is left is for Governor Rauner to sign this bill into law. He is receiving pressure from the NRA to veto, so we need to keep his phone ringing with our calls.

Call Governor Rauner | Springfield: 217-782-0244 | Chicago: 312-814-2121

Script: Hi, my name is [name], and I’m calling from [zip code] to ask the Governor to sign SB 1657, the Gun Dealer Licensing bill without delay. This bipartisan bill is an important step to stemming the tide of gun violence in Illinois. I am counting on the Governor to do the right thing and sign this bill without delay. Thanks.

 

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, on the Indivisible Chicago Podcast Tom Moss welcomes Jason Kander, founder and president of Let America Vote, an organization targeting the the Republican voter suppression racket. Also, Ezra Levin, co-founder and co-executive director of Indivisible (yes, that Indivisible), joins to discuss where the organization is going in 2018. And Tom interviews Cam Davis, who is running the write-in candidacy for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District's Bradford vacancy in the March 20, 2018 primary.

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

 

Daily Actions Editor