Friday, August 10 - Tell the EPA to Stop Asbestos Use / Celebrate Tribune-Sinclair Defeat / Review All Kavanaugh Documents

Actions You Can Take Today

 

Action 1: URGENT - Submit a Public Comment on EPA’s Asbestos Decision

Today is the last day to submit a public comment to the Environmental Protection Agency on a proposed rule that could expand the use of asbestos — an industrial material known to cause cancer and lung disease.

Environmental experts believe the proposed rule change would open the door for asbestos to make a comeback. According to PBS, less than 1,000 comments have been submitted so far on this topic.

Today is the deadline! Submit a public comment to the EPA to tell them to keep asbestos out of our lungs!

 

Action 2: Celebrate Tribune-Sinclair Merger Defeat

Chicago is a vibrant city with many stories to tell in diverse communities throughout the region. We don't need Sinclair Media Group to dictate what makes news here, or to tell us what to think about events in the news.

Indivisible Chicago thanks and congratulates our partners who have worked tirelessly with us to stop this merger and score a victory for everyone who values free speech and non-partisan media.

We don’t get to celebrate many victories these days, but pat yourselves on the back today for this big win!

 

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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