Thursday, July 26 - Call on Rauner to Sign Safe Zones Act / Safe Zones Act Rally / Review All Kavanaugh Documents

Actions You Can Take Today

  • Action 1: Call on Governor Rauner to sign Immigration Safe Zones Act (SB 35)

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

  • Action 2: Safe Zones Rally on Wednesday, August 8 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the James R. Thompson Center (100 W Randolph St.)

  • Action 3: Call on Senators review all Kavanaugh documents before voting

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

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

 

Action 1: Call on Rauner to Protect Immigrants

Illinois’ Immigration Safe Zones Act (SB 35) would provide “safe zone” locations to immigrants by requiring state and local law enforcement agencies to issue a warrant prior to investigating, detaining or arresting people for violating the federal immigration law. The bill would designate places such as medical facilities, schools, and courthouses as safe zones from immigration raids and harassment.

SB 35 is waiting to be signed by Governor Rauner, but he has not committed to doing so yet. Call him today and demand that he do so!

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 the  Safe Zones Act (SB 35). We need to ensure that hospitals, schools, and courthouses are safe spaces in our communities. Please sign this bill immediately! Thank you.

 

Action 2: Safe Zones Rally on 8/8

We are running out of time on the Immigration Safe Zones Act (SB 35)!

Governor Rauner only has until August 28 to say whether he will veto or sign the bill. We have heard rumors that he won't, and we want to make sure he is listening to us. If Governor Rauner cares about the safety of our communities, he must sign the Safe Zones Act, NOW!

 Join us for a rally on August 8 to show your support for this bill.

When: Wednesday, August 8 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Where: James R. Thompson Center (100 W Randolph St.)

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Action via PASO - West Suburban Action Project

 

Action 3: Call on Senators to Review All Kavanaugh Documents

Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh is an experienced attorney, judge, Republican political appointee, and the author of numerous legal opinions, lectures, transcripts, emails, and policies. The record contains everything from his testimony about Bush-era torture policies to his various stances on whether a president can be compelled to testify before a special counsel. The American people deserve a thorough examination of Kavanaugh’s extensive body of work before his nomination can be sent to the Senate floor for a confirmation vote.

Yet on July 18th, Senate Judiciary Committee chair Chuck Grassley made clear he has little intention of doing so, saying he intends to only probe "relevant" documents. Both Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Kagan generated substantial volumes of documents accumulated in their previous positions, and both nominees had these documents released as part of their confirmation process. In contrast, it appears that Grassley is choosing to push this nominee through in secrecy, attempting to ignore large portions of Kavanaugh’s record. While his motives are unstated, this decision seems to indicate he would rather avoid the emergence of any controversial issue in Kavanaugh's record and have him confirmed well before mid-term election results could reduce the Republican party's ability to force the acceptance of a nominee.

Tell senators to demand a transparent and thorough examination of Kavanaugh's record before sending his nomination to the floor of the senate for confirmation.

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 insist that the Judiciary Committee commit to a transparent and thorough review of Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh's extensive body of work before referring his nomination to the full Senate. Senators must review all of his available records before voting. Thank you.

Action via 5calls.org

 

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