Thursday, June 14 - Peace March and Rally / Call on Senators to Support CHIP

Actions You Can Take Today

  • Action 1: Attend a Peace March & Rally on Friday, June 15 at the Faith Community of Saint Sabina (1210 W 78th Pl.) from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

  • Action 2: Call on Senators to protect CHIP funding

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

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

 

Action 1: TOMORROW - Peace March and Rally

Help kick off a peaceful summer in Chicago with Moms Demand Action, and come show your support for the faith community of St. Sabina and March For Our Lives!

Moms volunteers will be there at this rally and march to support the south side communities hit hardest by gun violence. We will also be joining with Everytown Survivors, Purpose Over Pain, Black Youth Project 100, and many other organizations for the annual March for Peace.

Special guests include: Chance the Rapper, Jennifer Hudson, Emma Gonzalez from Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS, and Gabby Giffords!

When: Friday. June 15 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Meet in the Walgreens parking lot at the corner of 79th St and Racine Ave (1213 W 79th St) at 6:30 p.m.
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Parking will be extremely limited

Event via Moms Demand Action

 

Action 2: Tell Senators to Block Cuts to CHIP

On May 7, Donald Trump sent Congress a list of $15 billion in proposed cuts to previously approved congressional spending, including a staggering $7 billion from the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). CHIP provides healthcare access to low-income children and has historically enjoyed bipartisan support. $5 billion of these cuts come from money set aside for CHIP that can’t currently be legally accessed due to a technicality. Rather than passing a law to free up the $5 billion so states can use it to provide healthcare for children, Trump and congressional Republicans are arguing that this money should never be disbursed at all. Another $2 billion in cuts would come from the Child Enrollment Contingency Fund, which sets aside emergency funds for state CHIP programs in case of unexpectedly high enrollment.

On June 8, the House has passed Trump's proposed budget cuts to CHIP and other essential social services. The Senate will now consider these cuts, which can be passed by a simple majority vote. Our Senators need to make sure that tax cuts for the rich will not be financed by cuts to healthcare for children and other essential public services.

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 constituent in the {ZIP CODE} and member of Indivisible. I'm calling to urge Senator {NAME} to oppose the Trump administration's proposed rescission cuts to the Children's Health Insurance Program recently passed by the House. Congress must pass a law to free up CHIP funding for immediate use, not cut funding to pay for the Republicans' tax giveaway to the wealthy. Thank you for your hard work answering the phones.

Action via 5calls.org

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