Wednesday, January 16 - Say to No To Barr / Young Women’s March / Ban Fracking in Illinois

Actions You Can Take Today

  • Action 1: Call on Senators to publically oppose William Barr for Attorney General

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

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

  • Action 2: Young Women's March on Saturday, January 19 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Federal Plaza

  • Action 3: Call on Governor Pritzker to ban fracking in Illinois

    • Governor J.B. Pritzker: 217-782-0244

 

Action 1: Tell Senators to Stand Against William Barr

Trump has nominated William Barr to replace Jeff Sessions as Attorney General. This means that Barr will inherit Trump and Sessions’ agenda of hate and discrimination, and will take over the supervision of the Mueller investigation.

Here’s what you need to know about William Barr and why your senators should oppose him. Basically: Barr has made many troubling comments about the Mueller investigation and, like Sessions, Barr is a threat to civil rights and a willing pawn in the bigoted Trump agenda.

Call on Senators to publicly oppose William Barr for Attorney General.

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 ask [Senator] to publicly state their opposition to William Barr as Attorney General.

Barr has a conflict of interest, as Trump wanted to hire him as his defense attorney, and has made statements that indicate he would help Trump undercut the Mueller investigation and obstruct justice.

Further, he has a long record of arguing for expansive presidential power, ramping up mass incarceration, and attacking civil rights. Trump’s agenda puts vulnerable communities at risk, and William Barr would carry out that agenda if confirmed.

I will be watching for [Senator]’s statement of opposition to William Barr as Attorney General.

Action and script via Indivisible

Action 2: Young Women’s March on 1/19

Young women, femmes, non-binary folks, and allies of all ages are coming together in Chicago to stand in solidarity with the Women’s March on Saturday, January 19!

This rally is youth-organized and youth-led, but everyone young and old is invited to attend this event. The march is in partnership with the ACLU of Illinois, NARAL Pro Choice Illinois, Good Kids Mad City, and more.

It is time for the next generation to raise their voices, and commit to dismantling systems of oppression through nonviolent resistance and building inclusive spaces for all. This includes all women—Black women, Indigenous women, poor women, immigrant women, disabled women, Jewish women, Muslim women, Latinx women, Asian and Pacific Islander women, lesbian, bi, queer and trans women.

When: Saturday, January 19 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where: Federal Plaza
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Action 3: Call on Governor Pritzker to Ban Fracking in Illinois

Florida's new governor just issued an executive order to start the process of banning fracking in the state! this is a major victory for Floridians and the national movement to ban fracking everywhere.

If they can do it in Florida, we can do it here. Tell Illinois’ new Governor J.B. Pritzker to follow Florida's lead and ban fracking now!

Call Governor Pritzker: Springfield: (217) 782-0244; Chicago: (312) 814-2121

Script: Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [zip code] and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling because Florida's newly elected governor, Republican Ron DeSantis, just issued an executive order to start the process of banning fracking in the state. Florida will be the fourth state to ban fracking, following New York, Maryland and Vermont.

Fracking poses an enormous threat to our water, health, and climate. I’m urging Governor Pritzker to use  his authority to follow Florida's lead and ban fracking in Illinois.

Action and script via Food & Water Action

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