Tuesday, February 12 - Conversations with Mayoral Candidates / $15 Minimum Wage / Keep Gun Laws Strong

Actions You Can Take Today

 

Action 1: TOMORROW - Conversations with Lori Lightfoot and Amara Enyia

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: Support $15 Minimum Wage in Illinois - Deadline Wednesday

Last week the Illinois Senate passed SB1, or the Lifting Up Illinois Working Families Act. This bill would increase the state's minimum wage from $8.25 per hour to $15 over six years.

It's been pushed on to the house for a vote on Thursday. Currently we are afraid that any House amendment to the bill could create a negative outcome, if sent back to Senate.

This is the time for us to act. The bill is collecting witness slips before Wednesday. Please fill out a slip to support this bill and share with your friends!

 Witness Slip Instructions:

  • Click here to view the witness slip

  • I. IDENTIFICATION: with your information. In the Firm/Business or Agency Box and in the Title Box, identify as "Self."

  • II. REPRESENTATION: as "Self" (unless you actually are representing an organization)

  • III. POSITION: select "Proponent"

  • IV. TESTIMONY: select "Record of Appearance Only

Action 3: Oppose Weakening IL Gun Laws - Deadline Wednesday

A new bill, HB367 would water down SB337 Gun Dealer Certification by making it only applicable to dealers who have been found to have sold three or more crime guns within the previous five years. In other words, it would remove the IL State Police’s ability to provide meaningful oversight of federally licensed gun dealers.

HB367 It is scheduled for committee hearing this coming Wednesday, so we are asking you to file witness slips against this bill NOW.

Right now there are 329 witness slips filed in favor of the bill (the ISRA has clearly rallied its troops) and only 21 filed against it.

Please file a slip as an OPPONENT. And ask your friends and family in Illinois to do the same.  There is no age limit on who can file a witness slip -- any Illinois resident of any age can file one -- and you do not have to be a US citizen either.

See the above action for instructions on filling out a witness slip. Make sure to select “Opponent.”

Action via Moms Demand Action

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