Friday, January 18 - Demand Trump’s Tax Returns / Women’s March / Police Accountability in Chicago
Actions You Can Take Today
Action 1: Tell your Member of Congress to demand Trump’s tax returns.
Action 3: Town Hall: Democratizing Police Accountability in Chicago on Wednesday, January 23 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Unity Lutheran Church (1212 W. Balmoral Ave.)
Action 1: Tell Your MoC To Demand Trump’s Tax Returns
We’re a week into a new Congress, and now that House Democrats have the majority, they have the chance to make good on their promise to legally require Trump to hand over his tax returns. Problem is, they’re planning to take their sweet time doing it.
Specifically, Democratic Rep. Richard Neal of Massachusetts, the new Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, has the power to demand the returns -- but admitted last week that he wants to pressure Trump to release them voluntarily.
The public needs to know what Trump is hiding and who he’s beholden to -- we’ve waited long enough. Call on your representative to publicly call on the House Ways and Means Committee to demand Trump’s tax returns.
Script: Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [zip code] and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to ask [REP] to publicly call on the House Ways and Means Committee to demand Trump’s tax returns. Those returns hold the keys to Trump’s finances, his business deals, any money he might be making off the presidency, and debts he may owe to powerful foreign interests. The American public deserves to know what our President might be hiding. Thank you.
Action via Tax March
Action 2: Marshals Needed for New Lenox Women’s March TOMORROW
Southwest Suburban Activists, in coalition with Action for a Better Tomorrow, Arab American Family Services (AAFS), Indivisible Illinois, Indivisible South Suburban Chicago-ISSC, Moms Demand Action - IL, Warehouse Workers for Justice and other community members are thrilled to be hosting the women’s march in New Lenox.
This event is about next steps: unity, leadership, equity, and involvement.
This year they are combining our MLK Day of Action with the Women's March. They will be collecting items for local shelters and domestic violence service providers. Items requested include: women's deodorant, diapers (4,5,6), tampons, maxi pads, toothbrushes and toothpaste, adult diapers, cotton balls and Q tips.
If you are able, please volunteer as a marshal for the march. No prior experience is required.
Action 3: Police Accountability Town Hall 1/23
As a resident of Chicago, you are invited and encouraged to attend this Town Hall on Police Accountability to hear from Aldermanic candidates in the 40th, 46th, 47th, 48th, 49th, and 50th wards (Rogers Park, West Ridge, Edgewater, Andersonville, Uptown, North Center, Lincoln Square, and Ravenswood).
Moderated by David Stovall, professor of African-American Studies; Criminology, Law & Justice at UIC, this Town Hall will be an opportunity to find out where Aldermanic incumbents and challengers stand on an elected police accountability system in Chicago. Legislation is currently pending in City Council that would do just that: the Civilian Police Accountability Council (CPAC) ordinance was first introduced in 2016 and because of the growing demand for an elected system, other legislation based on CPAC has since followed.
Email your questions for candidates to firstname.lastname@example.org or bring them with you for a chance to have your question posed to candidates.
When: Wednesday, January 23 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Unity Lutheran Church (1212 W. Balmoral Ave.)
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