Monday, April 9 - Witness Slips for Immigration Safe Zones Act / Tax March on April 15 / Indivisible Chicago Podcast

Actions You Can Take Today


Action 1: Witness Slips for Immigration Safe Zones Act

With Trump and Jeff Sessions at the helm of ICE, families across the country are in constant fear of deportation. There have been sharp increases in the detainment of immigrants in places that many would consider safe, such as hospitals and courthouses. This recklessness undermines the foundations of our society. People seeking medical attention or protection from domestic abusers should not be afraid that they will face deportation as a consequence for seeking help.

Illinois’ proposed Immigration Safe Zones Act (SB 35) would provide “safe zone” locations to immigrants by requiring state and local law enforcement agencies to issue a warrant prior to investigating, detaining or arresting people for violating the federal immigration law. The bill would designate places such as medical facilities, schools, and courthouses as safe zones from immigration raids and harassment.

The bill is collecting witness slips now. Sign on as a proponent today!

  1. Click here to view the witness slip

  2. Fill out I. IDENTIFICATION.

  3. Leave "II. REPRESENTATION" blank (unless you actually are representing an organization)

  4. III. POSITION: select "Proponent"

  5. IV. TESTIMONY: select "Record of Appearance Only


Action 2: Show up for the Tax March on April 15

It’s been almost one year since thousands of Americans came together on Tax Day 2017 to demand Donald Trump’s tax returns and a fairer tax system for all. In that time, however, Trump and Republicans have turned their backs on hard-working Americans only to help the wealthy and well-connected. The numbers speak for themselves:

  • More than $1.5 trillion in tax cuts for millionaires and big corporations

  • 92 million middle-class families seeing tax hikes

  • 83% of the tax benefits from the TrumpTax going to the top 1%

  • 53% of all Americans will get a tax increase

  • 13 million Americans losing health care

  • 0 tax returns from Trump

On the anniversary of last year’s historic march, people from across the country and here in Chicago will come together once again to express their outrage at Trump and Republicans and to demand that Congress #RepealTheTrumpTax and Trump finally fulfill his promise of releasing his tax returns.

Join us Not One Penny and Indivisible Illinois on Sunday, April 15 as we continue the fight for a fair economy for all Americans.

When: Sunday, April 15 from noon to 2 p.m.
Where: Richard J.Daley Center (50 W. Washington)
RSVP and share the event on Facebook

Want to do more on this issue? Call out Rep. Peter Roskam for helping to pass the terrible Tax Bill on Wednesday, April 11 in Downers Grove.


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 Indivisible Chicago Podcast shines a light on gun violence and what is going on in the wake of the Parkland shooting and the March for our Lives. Tom Moss welcomes Brenna O’Brien from Moms Demand Action, and State Senator Don Harmon discusses where legislation stands. Also, four March for our Lives student organizers talk about where we go from here.

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

Daily Actions Editor