Thursday, September 20 - Phone Bank for Lauren Underwood / Support the Hotel Strike / Out of the Darkness Walk

Actions You Can Take Today


Action 1: Phone Bank for Lauren Underwood TODAY or Every Thursday

We have only weeks left before the midterm election. With each passing day, and each new atrocity coming out of the White House, it becomes more urgent that we take back Congress.

Wondering how you can help? Now is the time get involved! Registered Nurse and former Senior Advisor at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Lauren Underwood is running against Republican Randy Hultgren in the 14th Congressional District, and she needs your help.

Join the Democratic Party of Evanston for phonebanking tonight and every Thursday until the election!

When: Every Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: 747 Custer Ave, Evanston
RSVP and share on Facebook


Action 2: Support the Chicago Hotel Strike - Picket Line Tomorrow

Union contracts with UNITE HERE Local 1 expired on August 31, and now thousands of Chicago hotel housekeepers, servers, cooks and doormen have stopped working and are on strike to demand year-round health care.

 “Hotels may slow down in the wintertime, but I still need my diabetes medication when I’m laid off. Nobody should lose their health benefits just because it’s cold out. Full-time jobs should have year-round benefits,” said Q. Rivers, a house attendant at the Palmer House Hilton.

“They work us like dogs when it’s busy and then kick us to the curb in the winter,” said Rivers.

Striking hotel workers deserve sick days to see a doctor, workloads that keep them healthy, and wages that keep up with the cost of raising a family.

Hotel workers are on strike at 25 downtown convention and boutique hotels. Affected hotels include the Hyatt Regency Chicago, JW Marriott, Sheraton Grand, and Hilton Chicago.

Action via Unite Here 1

Action 3: Out of the Darkness Walk on Saturday

September is Suicide Awareness Month. To honor this, consider joining nearly 250k people walking throughout the country to bring awareness to suicide. The "Out of the Darkness" Chicagoland Walk will support the mission to save lives, and bring hope to those affected by suicide. 

Join our partner, Moms Demand Action, on their team  “IL BeSmart Moms Demand Action” in Grant Park on Saturday September 22nd. Registration begins at 9 a.m., and the walk takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

When: Saturday Sept. 22nd at 11 a.m.
Where: Upper Hutchinson Field, Grant Park
Register to join or donate here

Action via Moms Demand Action

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