Tuesday, August 14 - Call on Rauner to Sign HB 5544 / On the Block with MASK / JB Pritzker Event

Actions You Can Take Today


Action 1: Call on Rauner to Sign HB 5544

HB 5544 has been sitting on Governor Rauner's desk for almost two months now. HB 5544 sets out a series of important policy goals for the new 21-member Illinois Council on Women and Girls:

  • To advance the role of civic participation of women and girls in Illinois
  • To put in place programs and advocate policies that work to end the gender pay gap and discrimination in professional and academic opportunities

  • To promote resources and opportunities for academic and professional growth

  • To allow women and girls to have legal protection and recourse in case of sexual harassment in the workplace

  • To prevent and protect women from domestic violence

  • To provide proper standards of healthcare and to study the disparate impacts on women in diverse demographics

  • To protect transgender women from violence, harassment and discrimination

Call on Governor Rauner to sign HB 5544 today! Springfield Office 217-782-0244 | Chicago Office 312-814-2121

Suggested script: Hi. My name is _____ and I’m a constituent from [ZIP CODE]. I’m calling to ask Governor Rauner to sign HB 5544 to establish the Illinois Council on Women and Girls. This bill will help promote civic participation for women and work to resolve issues such as the gender pay gap, workplace harassment and domestic violence. Illinois needs this bill! Thank you.

Action via She Votes Illinois


Action 2: On the Block Event with MASK 8/20

Indivisible Chicago IL-5 groups will be heading down to 75th & Stewart to hang out on the block with our fellow activists from Mothers Against Senseless Killings (MASK) on Monday August 20. We have signed up to bring the meal for that day (grillables, sides, drinks, treats, and paper/plasticware). We'll need enough for 150 people so we need your help!

Whether you sign up to bring food or not, feel free to show up and hang out, eat, and have fun! 

When: Monday, August 20 from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: 7500 S Stewart Ave.
Sign up to bring food (please bring food around 4:30 p.m.)
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Action 3: An Evening with JB and Special Guests 8/30

On August 30, Indivisible Chicago will be hosting a voter forum with JB Pritzker, Julianna Stratton, Delia Ramirez and other special guests. We need YOU there—your presence, your voice, your questions. This will be a chance to show the strength of our grassroots movement—the force that will determine this election and continue to push progressive change afterward—and to discuss the issues we care about most with the Democratic nominee and gubernatorial frontrunner.

How can we make sure Illinois finally passes a progressive income tax? How can we turn our top priorities into real progress? How do we build an Illinois that works for everyone—not just the powerful and not just the machine?

We invite everyone to share the issues and questions you most want to discuss with JB and Julianna, and to join us at this forum. Ultimately, this election is about more than one person or one candidate; it’s about us, the grassroots. And it’s only through our continued engagement that we will not just win in November, but turn a progressive agenda into the future of Illinois.

When: Thursday, August 30 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: First United Methodist Church (77 West Washington Street)
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