Thursday, August 30 - Midterm Canvass Training / Mayoral Term Limit Validation

Actions You Can Take Today

  • Action 1: 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 2Help get Mayoral Term Limits on the Nov 6 Ballot. Volunteer at the Board of Elections by calling Cheryl at (773) 999-2016

 

Action 1: 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 2: Help get Mayoral Term Limits on the Nov 6 Ballot

Take Charge Chicago, headed by former Illinois governor Pat Quinn, successfully collected and filed 86,481 signatures for a November 6th binding referendum that limits Chicago mayors to two terms. If successful, it would affect Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plans for a third term in 2019 (negatively). Even those opposed to the general concept of term limits are coming out in favor of this drive. 

Even though there are more than 30,000 signatures than necessary, the legal challenges and trickery have started. To fight back against the challenges the team needs petition volunteers throughout this week. If you have a few hours to spare at the Board of Elections (69 W.  Washington, 6th floor), contact Cheryl at (773) 999-2016.  No experience is necessary and everything will be explained when you arrive.

  • Volunteer at the Board of Elections by calling Cheryl at (773) 999-2016
  • Visit Take Charge Chicago on TwitterFacebook, or Instagram to follow the campaign.

 

Daily Actions Editor