Monday, January 21 - Justice for Laquan / Tell Senators: NO WALL / Indivisible Chicago Podcast

Actions You Can Take Today

 

Action 1: TODAY - Justice for Laquan Rally

From the murder of Laquan, to the cover-up, to politician's disregard of the demands of black Chicagoans, to the assassination of Laquan's character in the courts, to the outrageous and unjust sentencing, the system has proven itself unwilling and unable to meet the needs and demands of black people and all those vulnerable to the violence of the state.

Join Black Lives Matter Chicago, Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression and other local organizations today, on MLK day, to honor Laquan. We will rally and march in solidarity with victims and survivors of police violence.

When: TODAY, Monday, January 21 from noon to 2 p.m.
Where: 51st Street and S. MLK Dr.
RSVP and share on Facebook

Action via Black Lives Matter Chicago

Action 2: URGENT - Tell Senators: NO WALL!

Trump and Mitch McConnell refuse to let their hostages go. Donald Trump continues to hold 800,000 federal employees hostage, and refuses to let them go unless Congress gives him nearly $6 billion for his wall—but he’s losing. Out of desperation, he’s made a phony offer to Democrats, demanding that they give him money for his wall, close access to asylum to children, and fund more detention camps at the border in return for minimal and temporary protections for DACA recipients.

Trump knows that public opinion is against him, yet his response is to make even more extreme demands. Congress could force his hand if it would just send a clean spending bill to his desk. Unfortunately, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell continues to refuse to act on the legislation his chamber passed unanimously in December.

The urgency to keep up the pressure on our Senators only gets higher the longer this shutdown drags on. It’s Congress’s responsibility to fund the government, a responsibility that McConnell is now abdicating. Slowly but surely, more Senators in McConnell’s Republican caucus are coming out to say the Senate should vote to end the shutdown. We need to make sure that drumbeat continues, and that Democrats keep staying strong until the Republican dam breaks, forcing McConnell to put the House legislation to a vote.

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 ask [Senator] to keep standing strong against Trump’s demands. I hope [he/she] continues to stand strong against Trump and the GOP’s irrational demands for an unnecessary wall while keeping 800,000 Americans from getting paid. Please continue to oppose legislation unrelated to the shutdown. Thank you.

Action via Indivisible

 

Action 3: Listen to the Indivisible Chicago Podcast with Cam Davis

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.


Opening: While it has not always been so in baseball, when it comes to economic supremacy in the Midwest, Chicago beat St. Louis a long time ago, and water is a big part of that story.

Interview: Cam Davis had an interesting year last year. He mounted a write-in campaign to win the primary for a vacant seat on the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, which he won. Survived an attempt by Rauner to subvert that election. Then won his seat outright on the November ballot. In December, he was sworn in, and now, on to the vital work of protecting Chicago’s water supply.

Daily Actions Editor