Friday, July 20 - Canvass in IL-06 / Tell Senators to Vote No on Kathy Kraninger for CFPB

Actions You Can Take Today

 

Action 1: Canvass for Sean Casten in IL-06

Sean Casten is running for Congress in the IL 6th Congressional district to unseat current incumbent Peter Roskam.

Sean, a scientist and successful renewable energy entrepreneur, is much more in tune with his district than the incumbent Congressman Peter Roskam, who has not held a public town hall with his constituents in 10 years.  Roskam is the 4th most senior GOP Congressional leader and was one of the principal architects of the recent regressive tax cut legislation.

In the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton won this District by 7 points, so there is hope that Sean will be successful in unseating Roskam. The DCCC has identified this race is one of their top 10 Red to Blue races in the country and are actively supporting his campaign.

Help get out the vote in IL-06 with a canvassing session this weekend or any weekend leading up to November.

Check out the Swing Left calendar to view all upcoming canvassing and phonebanking events. Now is not the time to sit on the sidelines! We must be the power behind the #BlueWave this November.

 

Action 2: Tell Senators to Vote No on Kathy Kraninger for CFPB

The White House has nominated Kathy Kraninger to be the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the agency charged with protecting Americans from fraud and unnecessary fees from the biggest banks in the country. Not only does Kraninger have no financial industry regulation experience--according to NPR, “she’s also been involved in some of the worst debacles of the Trump administration, including the response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the White House's zero-tolerance policy which resulted in the detention and separation of immigrant children and parents at the border.”

At Kraninger’s committee hearing, Elizabeth Warren sounded a powerful alarm about what Kraninger’s nomination would mean for the CFPB: "These are innocent children who may be scarred forever by this policy," said Warren, "It is fundamentally immoral and you, you were part of it Ms. Kraninger. It is a moral stain that will follow you for the rest of your life. And if the senate votes to give a big promotion to you after this, it is a stain on the senators who do so."

Call on our senators to join Elizabeth Warren in voting “no” on Kathy Kraninger.

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 Kathy Kraninger’s nomination to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Not only does Kraninger have no financial industry regulation experience, she’s also been involved in the disasterous response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the White House's detention and separation of immigrant children and parents. It would be shameful to elevate her to this role, and I urge the senator to vote “no.” Thank you.

Daily Actions Editor