Tuesday, July 17 - Confront Corruption Rally / Tell Senators to Vote No on Kavanaugh / Postcard Writing League

Actions You Can Take Today

 

Action 1: TOMORROW - Confront Corruption / Demand Democracy Vigil

Across the nation on Wednesday, Americans will confront corruption and demand democracy with a candlelight vigil at sundown. In Chicago, we will hold ours just south of 400 N. Michigan (the Tribune Tower), facing the Trump Tower.

From attacks on the rule of law to conflicts of interest, ethics violations, and flagrant abuse of government offices for personal gain, the corruption of the American government by the President, his associates, and many in his party has reached a new, profound low.

Officials are trading on the power invested in our institutions for personal and financial gain rather than for the welfare of the American people. From attacks on the Russia investigation to ethics scandals in the highest offices in the land, we must reject attempts to shield corruption from political consequences, public scrutiny, and legal accountability. Together, we must confront corruption and demand democracy.

When: Wednesday, July 18 from 8 p.m. to 10 a.m.
Where: Just south of Tribune Tower (400 N. Michigan)
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Candles will be provided (donate $1 to offset costs). Bring signs and your friends!

Action via Confront Corruption

 

Action 2: Tell Senators to Vote No on Kavanaugh for SCOTUS

Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court has set the stage for a monumental shift in the court’s balance.

Kavanaugh is one of the most cravenly partisan choices Trump could have made. He’s been called the “Forrest Gump of Republican politics,” as he seems to always show up in high-stakes, far-right political battles and conspiracy theories.

Both because of his partisan allegiances and his views on presidential powers, Kavanaugh’s nomination could shield Trump from facing accountability for his crimes and corruption. Kavanaugh once wrote a law review article declaring that presidents should be free from criminal investigations. Also, while taking a shot at the Affordable Care Act in the DC Circuit Court of Appeals, he wrote a lengthy opinion asserting that presidents can decline to enforce laws that they think are unconstitutional, even if courts disagree.

In the coming months and years, the Supreme Court could decide whether Trump is held accountable for his corruption and crimes, and if he’s able to expand his executive powers. So, it’s easy to see why he chose Brett Kavanaugh.

The only way we can defeat Trump’s nominee is to get to 51 votes. To start, we need 49 “no” votes from EVERY SINGLE SENATE DEMOCRAT to have a fighting chance. Neither of our Senators have committed to voting “no” on Kavanaugh, so we need to keep the pressure up!

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 ask {Senator} to commit to voting “no” on Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh is an extremely partisan pick who holds dangerous views about Presidential power and has demonstrated hostility towards the ACA. I want the Senator to do everything in his/her power to stop this nomination. Thank you.

Action via Indivisible

 

Action 3: Join the Postcard Posse for the Midterms

You've heard of a bowling league, right? Well, how about a postcard league? Indivisible Chicago’s Postcard Posse is now forming teams to help write postcards to voters ahead of the midterms. Write to win prizes and, more importantly, help elect people who share your values! We will count up postcards for each team and keep the standings.

We will be writing postcards to voters who share our values and voted in 2016, but did not vote in 2014. We are going to turn them out for the midterms! We will be writing postcards to Sean Casten's district (IL-6) and Lauren Underwood's (IL-14) to start, and we will expand to other districts as interest dictates.

It does not cost anything to enter--just your time, effort, and hand cramps. Postcards will be provided, and we will cover the postage for postcards filled out during league events.

Get more information and sign up for Postcard Posse updates, and plan to attend an upcoming league night:

  • Tuesday, July 24th 7-8:30pm. Gideon Wells, 4500 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625

  • Tuesday, July 31st 6-7:30pm, Bar Louie Printers Row, 47 W Polk St, Chicago, IL 60605 

If you don't want to write postcards, but still want to help, you can donate to help cover the cost of postage.  100 postcards will require $35 in postage.

Daily Actions Editor