Tuesday, May 1 - No War with Iran / Witness Slips

Actions You Can Take Today

Action 1: No War with Iran: Stop Trump from Ripping up the Iran Deal

The Iran deal was a massive foreign policy achievement during the Obama administration, and that’s why Trump wants to tear it up. Under this deal, Iran is blocked from building a nuclear weapon in exchange for relief from some sanctions. This means that, with no bullets fired and not a single American troop deployed, the United States found a diplomatic solution to keep Iran away from a nuclear bomb. 

Sanctions relief is what the United States brings to the table in this deal. If we re-impose sanctions, we violate the deal, and it all falls apart. If this deal falls apart, Iran can again start pursuing nuclear weapons, which could lead the U.S. to take military action. We are more likely to go to war with Iran if we don’t save this deal.

Each Member of Congress must speak up now. The voices who want a new war with Iran and who despise the deal simply because it was President Obama’s achievement are speaking very loudly. Congress must use their platform and issue statements immediately, calling on Trump to stay in the deal and to choose diplomacy over war. They must also state clear that Trump has no congressional authority to take military action in Iran.

Congress needs to hear from you today. Call them immediately and ask all your MoCs to issue a public statement committing to protecting the deal and blocking new war with Iran.


Script: Hi, my name is {NAME} and I'm a constituent in the {ZIP CODE} and member of Indivisible. I’m very concerned about the Iran deal. Trump foolishly decertified it in October even though Iran is complying and it’s keeping us all safe. I'm asking for {PERSON} to issue a public statement denouncing decertification and urging diplomacy, not war with Iran.

Action and script via Indivisible.


Action 2: Illinois General Assembly Witness Slips

This week the Illinois General Assembly is considering several bills that protect our neighbors in IL and push back against the Trump/GOP agenda. Please sign Witness Slips for each of these. For each of the items below sign as a Proponent as follows:

  1. Name, Address, City, State, Zip: Complete (no dots or abbreviations)
  2. Firm/Business: "none" or "self."
  3. Title: "self"
  4. Email and phone: Complete these lines
  5. Representation: "self"
  6. Position: Select "PROPONENT" in support
  7. Testimony: Check "RECORD of APPEARANCE"
  8. ILGA Terms of Agreement: Check box to agree
  9. Create your slip

Click to sign as a proponent: Small Donor Matching in IL elections - before Tuesday, May 1st at 10:00 a.m.

If you did not fill out this Witness Slip from our April 25th Action, please do so ASAP. This bill allows candidates for office in Illinois to receive matching funds for small donations they receive. This system, which has proven successful in other areas of the country, also holds elected officials accountable to voters instead of their largest donors

Bill information: HB5531HB4749

Click to sign as a proponent  - Ensuring Patient Continuity of Care - before Tuesday, May 1st at 4:30 p.m.

This bill gives Medicaid managed care patients the option to remain with their primary care provider (PCP) if their care is disrupted due to a contract termination between their PCP and a health plan.  Currently, if a contract is terminated between a health plan and a PCP, the patient must choose a new PCP which may disrupt their continuity of care, and in many instances, sever a longstanding patient-PCP relationship.

Bill information: HB4383

Click to sign as a proponent  - Fair Tax Resolution - before Wednesday, May 2nd at 2:30 p.m.

This resolution calls for a Fair and Progressive State Income Tax in IL.

Bill information: HR1025

Via Indivisible Illinois and the Responsible Budget Coalition

Click to sign as a proponent - Rent Control Act. Sign - before Wednesday, May 2, 2018 3:00 PM

Lifts the ban on Rent Control. A large fraction of people in Chicago are seriously rent burdened. This is a particularly important issue (along with jobs) for the African American community.

Bill information:  SB3512

Via KOCO (Kenwood Oakland Community Organization)