Monday, March 5 - Primary Voting / Volunteer at Indivisible Summit / Indivisible Chicago Podcast

Actions You Can Take Today

 

Action 1: Voting in the March 20 Primary

There are a lot of things we do really well in Chicago, but turning out to vote isn’t one of them. The next non-presidential primary is on March 20, and early voting has already begun. Voting and civic engagement is vital for a healthy democracy, so here are some important tools to make it easy for your to engage, and bring others with you!

The state races are important on issues like funding schools and social services. Cook County races are important on issues like taxation, jail reform, and healthcare services. Cast your vote early:

Register & Pick a Voting method

  1. The last day to register online was March 4th, if you registered online before, you still need to bring your ID when you cast your vote. If you missed the voter registration deadlines, you can still register now (Grace Period Registration and Voting) and on Election Day:
    1. Grace Period Registration & Voting is live through March 19. Bring two pieces of ID to one of the designated locations.
    2. Election Day Registration & Voting. On March 20, You can register and vote at your home precinct only. Find your home precinct here
  2. If you're already registered, vote early! Pick an early voting place and go vote or Apply to vote by mailuntil March 15.

Figure out your Ballot

  1. Find your ballot at BallotReady.org

  2. Learn about the Judges on your ballot at VoteForJudges.org, a resource from the Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice.

Spread the word

  1. Get 10 friends to do the same! Share this information with them.

  2. Send a Tweet about voting

Action 2: Volunteers Wanted for the Indivisible Chicago Summit

Are you looking for more ways to get involved? We need volunteers for the Indivisible Chicago Summit coming up on Sunday, March 11th! Sign up for to volunteer!

We are looking for:

  • A volunteer to coordinate our setup and cleanup crews before and after the event. This job would involve helping direct volunteers to set up tables and chairs before the event and take charge of cleanup after the event. No need to have volunteered with us before! If you can get things done, sign up!

  • A volunteer to liaison with the IT department at Malcolm X college to ensure we are all set with our IT needs (video, microphones, etc). IT should all be taken care of by the college, but we need someone who knows a little bit about technology to help follow up with them.

  • A volunteer to ensure we are meeting accessibility needs such as assistance for the hard of hearing or those in wheelchairs. We would also have you serve as point of contact to answer questions.

  • Several volunteers to help usher, sign people in, and do setup and cleanup.

This is a great opportunity to get more involved! Sign up today!

 

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's pod is live with Illinois Attorney General candidate Aaron Goldstein. A public defender, Goldstein now seeks to defend the state against corruption and the Trump agenda. State Representative Will Guzzardi is taking on the pharmaceutical industry. Indivisible Chicago founder and director Jason Rieger joins to talk Indivisible Chicago Summit, coming up on March 11. If you haven’t registered yet, text ‘Summit’ to 66866 and do it today.

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

 

 

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