Wednesday, October 2 - Senate Impeachment Trial / Period Day Rally / Bringing the Border Back to Illinois

Actions You Can Take Today

  • Action 1: Tell Senators Support a Fair and Open Impeachment Trial

    • Senator Duckworth | DC: 202-224-2854 | Chicago 312-886-3506

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

 

Impeachment Updates

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced an official impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump. What we know is that in addition to the revelations from the Mueller report, the Trump administration…

  1. Withheld US foreign assistance from Ukraine.

  2. Asked the Ukrainian government to investigate Joe Biden’s son—one of multiple attempts to encourage foreign governments’ interference with US elections.

  3. Tried to hide the details by abusing an ultra-secret classification system reserved for the government’s most sensitive information.

The facts, spin, and misinformation are flying so fast it’s impossible to keep up. Use these resources to get up to date:

  • WTF Just Happened Today: A daily summary and guide to the daily shock and awe in national politics (not just impeachment). Constantly updated on the web, with daily email and podcast roundups. By Matt Kiser.

  • Impeachment.fyi: A quick snapshot of what's happening in impeachment news. Updated on the web and emailed daily. By Dan Sinker

  • Indivisible's Guide to Impeachment: Information about how the impeachment process works, the why’s of Trump’s Ukraine scandal, and the strategy for making sure the impeachment process is fair and open.

  • ImpeachNow.org: All the tools you need to keep the pressure Congress to impeach Trump now for his crimes. By Indivisible and the Impeach Now coalition.

Action 1: Tell Senators to Support a Fair and Open Impeachment Trial

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced that six House committees will initiate a formal impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump. The decision to pursue impeachment comes in the wake of the bombshell whistleblower report alleging that Trump pressured the Ukrainian government to discredit Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in exchange for military aid. The Trump administration has repeatedly refused to release the full whistleblower complaint to Congress, offering only to release a single transcript of a call between Trump and Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky. Yet even that transcript supports the whistleblower complaint.

The official impeachment inquiry in the House is a necessary step toward revealing the full scope of Trump's abuses of power. We can’t let Mitch McConnell play games with an impeachment trial in the Senate -- the stakes for our democracy and our national security are too high. Tell your Senators to speak out in favor of a fair and open impeachment trial in the Senate that will help the American people find the truth about Trump’s offenses.

  • Senator Duckworth | DC: 202-224-2854 | Chicago 312-886-3506

  • 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 Senator [SENATOR NAME] to urge them to publicly commit to a fair and open impeachment trial in the Senate. The American people deserve to hear the Senate consider the evidence against Donald Trump. Will [SENATOR NAME] publicly commit to ensuring the Senate is not part of Trump's cover up by holding a fair and open trial to consider the evidence?

via Indivisible National

Action 2: Attend the National Period Day Rally on 10/19

On October 19, 2019, we will rally for NATIONAL PERIOD DAY -- elevating the issue of period poverty and demanding real change to making period products more accessible for all. This is an inclusive rally! Whether you menstruate or not, EVERYONE is welcome. Bring all your family and friends! Bring posters! Wear red!

It’s 2019, and yet, 1 in 4 women struggle to afford period products due to a lack of income. In the first city-wide study on period poverty, it was found that 46% of low-income women had to choose between a meal and period products. Because of the period stigma that makes menstruation a taboo topic, we don’t often think about what it’s like for a homeless or low-income menstruator to get their period, and don’t have open conversations about period health or solutions to period poverty.

This fight is on all of us, and we must take action now. Unlike many poverty-related issues, solving this one is within our grasp. Along with de-stigmatizing periods, we are calling for: Clean and healthy period products to be freely accessible in schools, shelters, and prisons.

Action 3: Bringing the Border Back to Illinois on 10/7

Last month Chicago Public Radio journalists traveled to the border with 10 Chicago-area activists offering legal help to hundreds of migrants seeking asylum.

On Monday October 7th, join “Bringing the Border Back to Illinois” as they share their perspectives, photos, and first-hand experiences about conditions at the US/Mexico border and the deadly impact of the Migrant Protection Protocols.

  • When: Monday, October 7, 2019 at 5 PM – 7 PM

  • Where: The Chicago Community Trust (225 North Michigan Ave. Suite 2200, Chicago, Illinois 60601)

  • RSVP and Share on Facebook

Martin Cuellar