Wednesday, February 6 - No Border Wall / Conversations with Mayoral Candidates / Chicago Election Information
Actions You Can Take Today
Action 1: Call on Congress to block funding for a border wall
Action 2: Conversations with Lori Lightfoot and Amara Enyia on Wednesday, February 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Second Presbyterian Church (1936 Michigan Avenue)
Action 1: 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 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
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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 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 2: Conversations with Lori Lightfoot and Amara Enyia on 2/13
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 3: Prepare for the Feb. 26 Election
Time is running out 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