Monday, January 28 - Thank Senators for Standing Strong / Thank Governor Pritzker / Indivisible Chicago Podcast

Actions You Can Take Today

  • Action 1: Thank Senators for standing strong against Trump’s wall to end the shutdown

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

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

  • Action 2: Thank Governor Pritzker for his progressive actions on the Paris Accord and refugees

    • Springfield: 217-782-6830 | Chicago: 312-814-2121

  • Action 3:  Listen to the latest episode of the Indivisible Chicago Podcast with Mitch McNeil from the Surfrider Foundation of Chicago

 

Action 1: Thank Senators for Standing Strong Against the Wall

Trump caved. For more than a month, Trump and Mitch McConnell held our government hostage—including 800,000 federal workers who went without pay. On Friday, Trump finally caved and agreed to let the hostages go, but only temporarily. This was only possible because of massive public opposition to Trump’s wall, and the resolve of congressional Democrats who stood up to Trump. Learn more about what comes next.

For our Democratic Senators: let’s say THANK YOU! And keep it up. But the fight isn’t over yet. Let’s tell our Democratic Senators to support a conference agreement that has no new funding for the wall.

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 standing strong against Trump’s demands for wall funding. I’m asking them to support a conference agreement only if it has no new money for the wall. Will [Senator] oppose any conference agreement that has new wall funding? Thank you.

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Action 2: Thank Governor Pritzker for Progressive Actions

Last week, Governor JB Pritzker signed an executive order that expands access to welcoming centers and informs immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers of the state programs that promote their human and civil rights as well as social and economic opportunity.

On top of that, Governor Pritzker also signed an executive order adding Illinois to a list of states that say they’re committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions consistent with targets set in the landmark 2015 Paris climate agreement.

Pritzker has been in office less than two weeks, and he’s already coming through on his progressive promises. Call him to thank him and tell him to keep up the good work!

Call Governor Pritzker | Springfield: 217-782-6830 | 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 to thank the Governor for standing strong on progressive policies with his executive orders to expand refugee protections and committing to the Paris Climate agreement. Thank you and keep it up!

 

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.

Opening: Poet and professor Kirk Robinson and his family lived for a few years in Northwest Indiana in the shadow of the US Steel plant. He joins to talk about that experience as well as share some thoughts about surfing and the sea.

Interview: It may surprise you to learn that there is a surf scene in Chicago. It may not be as much of a surprise that US Steel plants on the Indiana coast are threatening the health of surfers—and water drinkers—with dangerous chemicals they’ve allegedly dumped into the waterways. Mitch McNeil from the Surfrider Foundation of Chicago joins the podcast to talk Great Lakes surfing and the lawsuit his organization has brought against US Steel.

Just after the interview, there was a development in the case. On December 13, 2018 the court granted Surfrider Foundation's request to become a party in the EPA and Indiana Department of Environmental Management's enforcement action against U. S. Steel, over the company's Clean Water Act violations including illegal discharges of hexavalent chromium into a waterway emptying into Lake Michigan. The Court declined to grant the governments' requests to (1) defer ruling on the Motion until after the public comment review process for the proposed Consent Decree, and (2) to place conditions on how Surfrider could participate as an intervenor. Learn about the case it unfolds at www.surfrider.org.

Daily Actions Editor