Monday, January 14 - Tell Senators: NO WALL / Questions for Aldermanic Candidates / Indivisible Chicago Podcast

Actions You Can Take Today

  • Action 1: URGENT - Tell Senators: NO WALL! Our Senators have been bombarded with calls in favor of the wall, and we must make our voices heard!

    • Senator Duckworth | DC: 202-224-2854 | Chicago 312-886-350

    • Senator Durbin | DC: 202-224-2152 | Chicago 312-353-4952

  • Action 2: TOMORROW - 47th Ward Aldermanic Forum on Tuesday, January 15 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Lakeview High School

  • Action 3:  Listen to the latest episode of the Indivisible Chicago Podcast with Christian Picciolini, David Orr, and Martha Scott

 

Action 1: URGENT - Tell Senators: NO WALL!

The Trump Shutdown is now in week 4, and although our Senators have agreed to stand strong against the wall, they are being bombarded with calls from constituents telling them to build it.

We can’t afford to get complacent. We must keep calling daily and telling them to refuse any funding for a wall and keep demanding that Mitch McConnell call a vote to end the shutdown. It’s simple: the only thing that the Senate should be working on right now is ending this shutdown.

Read more about the shutdown here. Call your Senators, and keep calling daily until the shutdown ends!

Senator Duckworth | DC: 202-224-2854 | Chicago 312-886-350
Senator Durbin | DC: 202-224-2152 | Chicago 312-353-4952

Script: Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [zip code] and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to thank [Senator] for committing to put a halt to all business in the Senate until the Senate votes on the bipartisan bills passed by the House to reopen the government. I hope [he/she] continues to stand strong against the GOP’s irrational demands for an unnecessary wall while keeping 800,000 Americans from getting paid. Thank you.

Action 2: TOMORROW - 47th Ward Aldermanic Forum

Chicago elections are coming up on February 26. Before you vote, get to know the aldermanic candidates from the 47th ward at a special forum. Find out where they stand on issues like education, policing and more as they take questions directly from attendees.

When: Tuesday, January 15 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Lakeview High School
RSVP and share on Facebook

Action via Northcenter Neighborhood Association

Action 3: Listen to the Indivisible Chicago Podcast

Every Sunday, Indivisible Chicago members Tom Moss releases a new episode of the Indivisible Chicago Podcast (ICP). It’s a great way to keep up with the latest news about the Indivisible movement on a local level and to stay plugged in to upcoming efforts around the city.


This week, Tom presents three of his favorite interviews from the first year and a half of the Indivisible Chicago Podcast.

Christian Picciolini, former leader in one of Chicago’s violent white power movements, and current activist working to help others find their way out. He’s the author of White American Youth: My Descent into America's Most Violent Hate Movement--and How I Got Out. This interview first appeared in episode 16 on September 11, 2017.

David Orr’s name did not appear on the ballot in November for the first time since 1979. Last July, Tom spoke with Clerk Orr in his office for a wide ranging conversation about his days fighting the Democratic Machine and his role in protecting our right to vote. David Orr had a front row seat for the Council Wars of the 80s, and reflects on those times in this interview that first appeared in episode 61 on July 16, 2018.

Those who thought abortion rights were safe under the so-called settled law of Roe v. Wade got a wake-up call this year as women’s rights were curtailed across a number of states and the spectacle of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation only punctuated the peril. Last fall, Tom spoke with Martha Scott, who, along with a number of colleagues, comprised Jane, an organization that helped women get safe abortions in the late sixties and early seventies. The interview first appeared in episode 72 on October 1, 2018.

Daily Actions Editor