Monday, February 11 - Conversations with Mayoral Candidates / No Border Wall / Indivisible Chicago Podcast

Actions You Can Take Today


Action 1: Conversations with Lori Lightfoot and Amara Enyia on Wednesday

Aiming to help voters learn more about the lesser-known progressives on the ballot for Mayor of Chicago, Indivisible Chicago is holding a public meeting to talk with two progressive candidates who are relative newcomers as candidates for public office: Lori Lightfoot and Amara Enyia.

These two candidates sit farthest to the left of the political spectrum, yet our members seem to know the least about them. That’s why we’re organizing a meeting with only these two candidates, moderated by Indivisible Chicago Podcast host Tom Mossand Marj Halperin, Indivisible Chicago Executive Committee member and Democratic Analyst for the WGN-TV Morning News.

Indivisible Chicago’s new Progressive Principles will be the basis for interviews, with additional questions specific to each candidate, and questions from our members. Attendees will be invited to submit questions on index cards throughout the event. We hope you’ll join us!

When: Wednesday, February 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Second Presbyterian Church (1936 Michigan Avenue)
RSVP here for free tickets

 NOTE: This event does not represent an endorsement, and Indivisible Chicago will not be endorsing any candidates for Mayor.

Action 2: Tell Congress - No Border Wall

For more than a month, Trump and Mitch McConnell held our government hostage—including 800,000 federal workers who went without pay. 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.

Now, the House and Senate have each selected members for the conference committee, who  will be tasked with coming to an agreement on DHS funding levels by this Friday, February 15 .Learn more about what comes next.

Trump may have caved on the shutdown, but the fight isn’t over yet. He continues to make ridiculous demands for an expensive, unnecessary border wall. Let’s tell Democrats to support a conference agreement that has no new funding for the wall.

Senator Duckworth | DC: 202-224-2854 | Chicago 312-886-3506
Senator Durbin | DC: 202-224-2152 | Chicago 312-353-4952
Find your rep’s contact info

Script: Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [zip code] and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to ask [MoC] to support a conference agreement that has no new money for Trump’s border wall. Will [MoC] oppose any conference agreement that has new wall funding? Thank you.

Action via Indivisible

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: The history of voter suppression goes back to the beginning and runs through the North as well as the South. Tom highlights an essay in Talking Points Memo by Gregory Downs.

Segment 1: Oren Jacobson calls himself a civic entrepreneur. He also recently completed a study analyzing the effects of strict photo identification laws.
Segment 2: Indivisible Chicago executive director Darcey Regan joins the podcast to discuss the new Progressive Principles document.

Daily Actions Editor