Monday, June 18 - Take Back the House Open Meeting / Tell Senators to Keep Families Together / Indivisible Chicago Podcast

Actions You Can Take Today

 

Action 1: TOMORROW - Take Back the House Open Meeting on 6/19

The Trump Administration is taking our country in a terrifying direction, including now separating parents from their children just for trying to cross the border. Trump's blatant disregard for the principles on which our country was founded is only possible because of the Republican Congress's unwillingness to put a check on his power.

We will keep fighting, but in the end, the most important thing we can do is vote and take back the House. Indivisible Chicago is forming our Take Back the House Working Group, and we are hosting our first meeting TOMORROW, on Tuesday, June 19.

Learn what different Indivisible groups are doing to get out the vote for Sean Casten in IL-6, Lauren Underwood in IL-14, and more. We will be doing everything from postcard parties to canvassing, and we need volunteers!

Indivisible Chicago is more than 7000 members strong and we are engaged. If we turn out, we can turn these elections. Whether you want to help lead the efforts to organize our efforts or just want to lend your time and support, you will leave this meeting with ways to immediately make an impact.

When: Tuesday, June 19 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Bar Louie in Printer’s Row (47 W. Polk St.)
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Action 2: Tell Senators to Stop Trump from Separating Families

Trump didn’t get his border wall, but that hasn’t stopped him from building walls between children and their parents. And what’s worse, is that he is holding these children hostage in hopes of using them as a negotiation tool to force the Democrats to fund his border wall.

Over the past six weeks, Trump’s policy on immigration has forcibly and cruelly separated almost 2,000 children from their parents, and many remain locked in under-resourced and overcrowded shelters. Separating kids from their parents under any circumstance is immoral. The loose Bannon (Steve), and GOP hardliners support Trump’s “zero-tolerance” policy, which is why all-of-us must strengthen our “zero-tolerance” policy for hate.

Here’s how: call your Senators and ask them to support Senator Dianne Feinstein’s Keep Families Together Act (S. 3036).

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 am calling to ask Senator [________] to support Senator Dianne Feinstein’s Keep Families together Act (S. 3036). The practice of separating families as a deterrent for immigration into our country is immoral and unconscionable. Thank you.

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Action 3: Listen to the Indivisible Chicago Podcast with John Merrill

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, retired State Department official John Merrill joins the podcast to tell us what he thinks about last week’s summit in Singapore. Also, Adrienne Lever from Swing Left and Anu Sarda from Indivisible Chicago discuss efforts underway to take back the House in November.

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

Daily Actions Editor