Thursday, January 24 - Rally to End the Shutdown / Phone Bank to End the Shutdown
Actions You Can Take Today
Action 1: TODAY - Rally to End the Shutdown from noon to 1 p.m. at Federal Center and Plaza (219 S Dearborn St.)
Action 2: Phone bank to help end the shutdown
Action 1: TODAY - Rally to End Shutdown
The wasteful and shameful government shutdown is now in its FIFTH miserable week. The shutdown is causing needless suffering for federal employees and their families, many of whom live paycheck-to-paycheck and have already fallen behind on their rent, mortgage payments, or bills. As the shutdown continues, vital public services will come to a halt, creating an exponential increase in the cruel effects of the shutdown.
THIS NEEDS TO END. Please come and show your support for these employees and to call for an immediate end to the government shutdown!
When: TODAY, Thursday, January 24 from noon to 1 p.m.
Where: Federal Center and Plaza (219 S Dearborn St.)
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Action 2: Phone Bank to End the Shutdown
We're now over a month into Trump's government shutdown, the longest in modern American history. And as we all know, the shutdown is due entirely to Trump’s childish demands for his border wall. Remember, the Senate has already passed a clean funding bill that would fund the government until Feb. 8, thereby averting a shutdown. That bill would pass the House, if Trump would allow it to move forward.
Mitch McConnell is still refusing to put legislation opening the government to a vote—that means he’s complicit in Trump’s shutdown. There is no reason the Senate shouldn’t immediately act on the various bills the House has passed to reopen the government.
It's critical that we make calls to our Democratic Senators EVERY Day. We have heard reports that Democratic Senators are getting more pro-wall calls, so it's important that we call them and let them know we oppose it. In addition, Indivisible reports that a nativist anti-immigration group, Numbers USA, is driving a flood of paid pro-wall calls to the Senate. We need to match them with no-wall, end the shutdown calls to our Senators ASAP.
That is why, in addition to calling our own Senators , we are asking folks to phone bank to other states and encourage progressives everywhere to call their Senators daily. Sign up to phone bank today!
Action via Indivisible