Wednesday, March 7 - Thank Senators for Protecting Bank Regulations / Call on Rauner to Sign Gun Dealer License Bill / Indivisible Summit Last Call

Actions You Can Take Today

  • Action 1: Thank Senators for voting to protect bank regulations

    • Senator Duckworth | DC:  202-224-2854 | Chicago 312-886-3506

    • Senator Durbin | DC:  202-224-2152 | Chicago 312-353-4952

  • Action 2: Call on Governor Rauner to sign SB 1657, the Gun Dealer Licensing Act

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

    • Sign the petition from the Illinois Gun Violence Prevention Coalition

  • Action 3: LAST CALL for tickets to the first-ever Indivisible Summit on Sunday, March 11 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Malcolm X College (1900 W Jackson)

 

Action 1: Thank Senators for Protecting Bank Regulations

On the heels of a huge giveaway to the rich and corporations with the #GOPTaxScam, Senate Republicans voted to gut the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law with their own version of Wall Street de-regulation, the deceivingly-titled “Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155).” Learn more about the bill here.

Unfortunately, the GOP bank deregulation bill passed yesterday -- with the help of 17 Democrats, no less. While it is shameful that so many Democrats sold out consumers without demanding any concessions from the GOP, thankfully Senators Durbin and Duckworth voted no on the bill.

Let’s call them and thank them for doing the right thing and fighting bank deregulation.

Call Senator Duckworth | DC:  202-224-2854 | Chicago 312-886-3506
Call Senator Durbin | DC:  202-224-2152 | Chicago 312-353-4952

Script: Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a Chicago constituent from [zip code] and member of Indivisible. I’m calling today to thank {PERSON} for voting no on the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155). It’s important that our Senators fight the type of deregulation that helped create the last financial crisis. Thank you for standing up for consumers!

 

Action 2: Call on Governor Rauner to Sign SB 1657

Last week, the landmark Gun Dealer Licensing Act 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. Success was achieved thanks to broad, bipartisan support among legislators, an alliance of more than 130 organizations in the Illinois Gun Violence Prevention Coalition, and like-minded residents across Illinois who flooded their State Representatives and State Senators with thousands of emails, social media posts and phone calls urging them to put the safety and well-being of children ahead of the gun lobby.

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
Then sign the petition from the Illinois Gun Violence Prevention Coalition

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: LAST CALL for Tickets to the Indivisible Chicago Summit on 3/11

This Sunday, 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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