Tuesday, February 26 - VOTE TODAY / Green New Deal Rally / Gun Control Witness Slips

Actions You Can Take Today

 

Action 1: VOTE IN TODAY’S ELECTION (AND TELL A FRIEND!)

The Chicago election is finally here! 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 2: TOMORROW - Tell Senators We Need a Green New Deal

"What in the heck is this?" said Senator Durbin in response to reading the Green New Deal.

Senator Durbin and Senator Duckworth need to know that cosponsoring the Green New Deal is NON-NEGOTIABLE. Join Sunrise Chicago in opening the eyes of our Senators to the severity of the climate crisis at a rally on Wednesday. Please join us in this crucial fight!

When: TOMORROW, Wednesday, February 27 from noon to 1 p.m.
Where: Kluczynski Federal Building (230 S. Dearborn St.)
RSVP here
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Action 3: DUE TODAY - Gun Control Witness Slips Due

There are four important gun control bills being considered in the Illinois General Assembly this week, and we need as many people as possible to fill out witness slips to counteract coordinated efforts by the gun lobby.

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.

Please fill out the following slips TODAY before 3 p.m. and tell your friends!

  • HB367 - This bill would roll back portions of the Gun Dealer Certification law (OPPONENT)

  • HB887 - This bill would revoke the FOID card of individuals convicted of stalking (PROPONENT)

  • HB899 - This bill would enhance requirements and accountability around reporting lost and stolen firearms (PROPONENT)

  • HB1490 - This bill would require a signed statement from someone who is holding onto the firearms of someone whose FOID card has been revoked or suspended (PROPONENT)

Witness Slip Instructions:

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" or “Opponent”

IV. TESTIMONY: select "Record of Appearance Only

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.

Action via The Witness Slip Project

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