Thursday, February 21 - Demand Public Mueller Report / The Witness Slip Project / Chicago Election Information

Actions You Can Take Today

 

Action 1: Call on Senators to Ensure a Public Mueller Report

Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 elections, is required to submit a report of his findings to the Department of Justice upon completion of his investigation. There is understandable concern that the Trump administration will ensure that Mueller’s report is heavily censored or not made public at all. Confounding the issue is the newly confirmed Attorney General William Barr, has indicated he might not make the report public saying he would “provide as much transparency as I can consistent with the law.”

In order to ensure public release of this critical information, Senators Blumenthal and Grassley have introduced a bipartisan bill that would require that the findings of the Mueller investigation be made fully available to both Congress and the public. Importantly, this requirement is also triggered if a special counsel is fired or resigned, providing a further layer of protection against interference in the investigation. Senators need to hear from their constituents that the American people have a right to know what the Mueller investigation uncovers about Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Senator Duckworth | DC: 202-224-2854 | Chicago 312-886-3506
Senator Durbin | DC: 202-224-2152 | Chicago 312-353-4952
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Script: Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [zip code] and a member of Indivisible. I'm calling today because I'm very concerned about potential suppression of the findings of the Mueller investigation. I expect [SENATOR] to support the Special Counsel Transparency Act, S.236, which will ensure the findings are made fully available to the public. Thank you for your time and attention.

 Action via 5calls.org

Action 2: Join the Witness Slip Project on Facebook

Even though Illinois is a blue state, we have a long way to go on progressive policies. Just this week, the Illinois General Assembly has considered bills on gun control, education, animal testing, and more. Illinois’ unique system of witness slips makes it easy for citizens to weigh in on these bills quickly using an online form.

Before a bill is heard in committee, the chairperson will read who has submitted witness slips and whether they support or oppose the bill. This helps inform legislators as to where Illinoisans and organizations stand before voting. Witness slips are a great and relatively quick way to make your voice heard in state government.

New witness slips come up almost every day that the legislature is in session, sometimes only with a few hours’ notice. The best way to keep up with new slips is to join The Witness Slip Project on Facebook. This nonpartisan group features new slips and gives some background on each bill.

Never miss another slip! Join The Witness Slip Project and make sure you turn your notification settings to All Posts.

 

Action 3: Prepare for the Election Next Tuesday

There are only five days left to prepare for the upcoming election on Tuesday, February 26.

You can now go ward-by-ward, candidate-by-candidate, issue-by-issue through Chi.vote’s new municipal election guide. They’ve compiled news and events about each candidate to bring you all the election information you need in one convenient place.

Explore the guide to learn more about how to vote, who’s running and what they stand for. Then, share the guide on social media to spread the word!

Action via the Chi.vote Collective

Daily Actions Editor