Monday, July 30 - Postcard Posse League Night / Take Back the Senate / Indivisible Chicago Podcast
Actions You Can Take Today
Action 1: TOMORROW - Postcard Posse League Night from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Bar Louie Printers Row (47 W Polk St.)
Action 2: Indivisible Chicago Take Back the Senate meeting on Wednesday, August 1 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Gideon Welles (4500 N Lincoln Ave.)
Action 3: Listen to the latest episode of the Indivisible Chicago Podcast with DuPage County candidates
Action 1: TOMORROW - Postcard Posse League Night
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 31 from 6-7:30pm, Bar Louie Printers Row (47 W Polk St.); sign up here
Tuesday, August 7 from 7-8:30pm, Gideon Welles (4500 N Lincoln Ave.); sign up here
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.
Action 2: Indivisible Chicago Take Back the Senate Meeting 8/1
The retirement of Justice Kennedy has shown that taking back the Senate is of utmost importance. We are going to put in the work to defend the seats we have and flip a couple Republican seats.
Indivisible Chicago is hosting an organizational meeting for those who are interested in assisting with our Senate actions. We will not have any actions at this meeting, but we will talk about what can be done from Chicago to help protect Donnelly in Indiana and whatever other races are of interest. That could include identifying text banking, phone banking, or canvassing for nearby races. We will make first plans of attack, assign tasks, and leave with a roadmap to victory.
If you are interested in helping organize, we would love to have you! Let's take back the Senate!
When: Wednesday, August 1 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Gideon Welles (4500 N Lincoln Ave.)
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Action 3: Listen to the Indivisible Chicago Podcast with DuPage County Candidates
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, Tom talks to three women running for office in DuPage County for the first time. The men they are running against have run unopposed, but not this year. Find out how you can get involved in their campaigns:
Laura Ellman is running for Illinois State Senate
Val Montgomery is running for Illinois State Representative
Lynn LaPlante is running for DuPage County Board Chair
Then, Engy Sutherland and Al Grippe from the Northwest Side Coalition against Racism and Hate join the podcast to discuss Peace in the Preserves on August 3, a community event to respond to the felony hate crime that took place in Caldwell Woods on June 14. The hateful incident and the shameful police response went viral highlighting a need to respond with a celebration of cultural diversity and a rejection of racism. RSVP and get more info on the event.