Monday, February 25 - Reject Trump’s Fake Emergency / Get Ready to Vote Tomorrow / Indivisible Chicago Podcast

Actions You Can Take Today

 

Action 1: Tell Congress to Reject Trump’s Fake Emergency

Trump launched a full-fledged attack on our democracy when he declared a national emergency to build his wall. Make no mistake: this is an anti-democratic power grab rooted in racism. And, we are not going to let him get away with it.

That’s why we rallied with hundreds of Chicagoans last week to take a stand against Trump’s fake emergency. Many Democratic Members of Congress (MoC) have listened and have signed onto the House resolution to reject the emergency declaration (H.J.Res.46). The House is expected to vote on the bill Tuesday, so call your reps to thank them for cosponsoring or ask them to sign on if they have not.

If your rep is already cosponsoring, then call to thank them. If they are not, use the script below.

Script: Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [zip code] and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to tell [MoC] that I am horrified that Trump just abused his power to declare a fake emergency. Congress must do everything in its authority to stop this antidemocratic power grab. Will [MoC] commit publicly to supporting H.J.Res.46 to terminate this false emergency? Will they also publicly call for investigations into this abuse of power? I will be closely watching for [MoC]’s statements and actions on this issue.

Action via Indivisible

 

Action 2: ELECTION TOMORROW - Prepare to Vote!

The election is just one day away on Tuesday, February 26! We encourage everyone to get out and vote for candidates who represent the Indivisible Chicago Progressive Principles.

In addition to finding your polling place, 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!

For another look at which candidates have the most progressive bona fides, check out the Vote Equity 2019 guide.

 

Action 3: Listen to the Indivisible Chicago Podcast with Cook County Sheriff  

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: What do winter weather, the Mueller investigation and Dante’s Inferno all have in common? Tom thinks about what it means to be in the middle of it all.

Interview: Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart took office in 2009 at the crest of the housing crisis. He has surprised some by declining to run for mayor in the years since. This week, Sheriff Dart talks about how that office has changed over the past ten years and where things may be going from here.

Daily Actions Editor