Monday, June 25 - Call on Rauner to Protect Healthcare / Net Neutrality Rally / Indivisible Chicago Podcast

Actions You Can Take Today

 

Action 1: Call on Rauner to Protect Illinois Healthcare

Thanks to everyone’s calls, visits to legislators, emails, and social media posts, both HB 4165 (the Do No Harm Healthcare Act) and HB 2624 (the Short Term Limited Duration Health Care Act) are on Governor Rauner’s Desk, after passing both houses.

HB 4165 gives the IL General Assembly the power to provide a critical check and balance to stop any attempts to weaken or reduce healthcare in Illinois.

HB 2624 will help protect consumers by restricting and monitoring short-term health plans sold in Illinois as well as eliminating confusion for those who buy these plans.

In total, these bills will help strengthen healthcare access for Illinois residents. Join us in asking Governor Rauner to sign these bills into law.

Call Gov. Rauner | Springfield Office 217-782-0244 | Chicago Office 312-814-2121

Script: Hi. My name is _____ and I’m a constituent from [ZIP CODE]. I’m calling to ask Governor Rauner to sign HB 4165 (the Do No Harm Healthcare Act) and HB 2624 (the Short Term Limited Duration Health Care Act). Illinois residents need these bills to safeguard healthcare access and ensure transparency in short-term health plans. Thank you.

Action via Protect Your Care IL (POCIL)

 

Action 2: TOMORROW - Net Neutrality Rally

Earlier this month, Trump’s rollback of net neutrality (which is the principle that ensures the internet is free and open for everyone) went into effect.

For you, losing net neutrality protections means that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) will be able to block content or give some sites preferential treatment.

For big telecom companies like Comcast and Time Warner, rolling back net neutrality means they can block or throttle your internet access, or charge websites more to get a “fast lane” that gives them an advantage over their competitors.

There’s still a chance for Congress to act -- but time is growing short, and it’s an uphill battle. Under the Congressional Review Act (CRA), Congress can undo recently-issued rules from government agencies by passing a “resolution of disapproval.” The CRA has an unusual provision that lets Senate Democrats force a vote on the resolution in their chamber last month. That resolution passed 52-47, with Republican Senators Lisa Murkowski (AK), Susan Collins (ME), and John Kennedy (LA) joining every Democrat to protect net neutrality.

Now, it’s the House’s turn to act. Congressman Doyle (PA-14) has introduced a companion resolution in the House. But despite overwhelming public support for saving net neutrality (86% of all Americans! 82% of Republicans!), Paul Ryan has refused to bring it to the floor for a vote, and some representatives, like Peter Roskam, are siding with the cable companies over the American people.

Show up at Peter Roskam’s Chicago office tomorrow and tell him to protect net neutrality now!

When: Tuesday, June 26 at noon
Where:
Rep Peter Roskam's Office: 2700 International Drive, Suite 304, West Chicago, IL 60185
RSVP here

Action text via Indivisible; event via Fight for the Future

 

Action 3: Listen to the Indivisible Chicago Podcast with Dick Durbin

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, we examine the crisis on the border with a number of guests including the Executive Director of PASO Western Suburban Action Project, Representative Mike Quigley, and Senator Dick Durbin.

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

Daily Actions Editor