Thursday, August 23 - Call on Rauner to Protect Healthcare / Canvass Training / School Supply Drive

Actions You Can Take Today

  • Action 1: URGENT - Call on Governor Rauner to sign HB 2624 and HB 4165 to protect IL healthcare.

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

  • Action 2: Attend a Yes You Canvass! training session from Blue Beginnings

    • Tuesday, September 4, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Indivisible Lincoln Square meeting at Sulzer Library

    • Thursday, September 6 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 1551 W Homer (theater space near Elston-Armitage)

    • Wednesday, September 26 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. the Hideout (1354 W Wabansia)

  • Action 3: Buy school supplies for the Mothers Against Senseless Killings fundraiser

 

Action 1: URGENT - Call on Rauner to Protect Illinois Healthcare

Thanks to everyone’s calls, visits to legislators, emails, and social media posts, both HB 4165 (the Do No Harm Healthcare Act) and HB 2624 (the Short Term Limited Duration Health Care Act) are on Governor Rauner’s Desk, after passing both houses.

HB 4165 gives the IL General Assembly the power to provide a critical check and balance to stop any attempts to weaken or reduce healthcare in Illinois.

HB 2624 will help protect consumers by restricting and monitoring short-term health plans sold in Illinois as well as eliminating confusion for those who buy these plans.

In total, these bills will help strengthen healthcare access for Illinois residents. The Governor has less than one week to sign these bills. Call on Governor Rauner today!

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 HB 4165 (the Do No Harm Healthcare Act) and HB 2624 (the Short Term Limited Duration Health Care Act). Illinois residents need these bills to safeguard healthcare access and ensure transparency in short-term health plans. Thank you.

Action via Protect Your Care IL (POCIL)

 

Action 2: Blue Beginnings Canvass Training 9/4, 9/6, and 9/26

Blue Beginning, the Hideout-based chapter of Indivisible Chicago, presents Yes You Canvass!, a training session to make you a comfortable and confident door-knocker. Learn how canvassing works, what to expect, and how to be most effective. With a little luck (depending on their availability), we’ll bring along a few Second City actors with improv exercises to tune you up and supply some fun. One of the most important elections ever is coming up fast. Get ready and get out there!

Sign up for an upcoming Yes You Canvass! session:

  • Tuesday, September 4, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Indivisible Lincoln Square meeting at Sulzer Library

  • Thursday, September 6 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 1551 W Homer (theater space near Elston-Armitage)

  • Wednesday, September 26 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. the Hideout (1354 W Wabansia)

 

Action 3: MASK School Supply Drive

MASK (Mothers/Men Against Senseless Killings) was established in 2015 as a way to put eyes on the streets, interrupt violence and crime, and teach children to grow up as friends rather than enemies. A group of caring individuals in the community began to simply hang out on the block, cook food, and emanate love.

MASK holding a school supply drive to ensure Chicago’s children have everything they need to start the school year off on the right food. If you have the means, consider donating to their efforts.

Daily Actions Editor