Wednesday, March 20 - Postcard Party for Erika Bachner / End Gender Pay Gap / Protect Kids’ Data
Actions You Can Take Today
Action 1: TONIGHT - Postcard Party for Indivisible's own Erika Bachner from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Green Eye Lounge (2403 W Homer St.)
Action 2: Tell your member of Congress to co-sponsor the Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 7)
Action 3: Fill out witness slips for privacy bills to protect kids' data
Action 1: TONIGHT - Postcard Party for Erika Bachner
Indivisible Chicago and Indivisible Oak Park's own Erika Bachner is running for River Forest Village Trustee and she deserves our support! Come join Indivisible Chicago, grab a beer, and write some postcards in support of a great candidate. You don't need to bring anything but yourself (and a friend!).
Erika was one of the founding members of the Indivisible Chicago Alliance and has represented Indivisible Chicago at events such as the Families Belong Together march, Trump's Fake National Emergency rally, and many others. The skills she has shown organizing with Indivisible are the skills that will make her an excellent choice for River Forest.
"It is time for us to make sure that we are keeping equity in mind whenever we're approaching these big and small decisions," she told OakPark.com, "To me, that is an important enough reason to get involved."
When: TONIGHT - Wednesday, March 20 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Green Eye Lounge (2403 W Homer St.)
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Action 2: Tell Congress to End the Gender Pay Gap
More than 50 years ago, Congress passed the Equal Pay Act (EPA) making it illegal for employers to pay unequal wages to men and women who perform substantially equal work. And yet in the decades since the passage of this and several other laws, women still only earn on average $.80 for every dollar earned by a man.
To close this gap, the Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 7) has been introduced to amend the Fair Standards and Labor Act of 1934 to substantially help women fight for equal pay and to strengthen the protections ensured by the Fair Pay Act. Demand your representative make equal pay a legislative priority in 2019 and support this important legislation to close the wage gap.
Find out if your representative is already a cosponsor of this legislation
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 believe women deserve to earn the same wages for performing the same work as men. I expect [REP] to support H.R. 7, the Paycheck Fairness Act, which strengthen current laws to ensure women are paid equal wages. Thank you.
Action via 5calls.org
Action 3: Witness Slips to Support Kids’ Privacy
There are several bills under consideration in the IL General Assembly right now that would protect children's data in and out of school. You can fill out witness slips to support the bills this week! Parents have a right to know and a right to control how their child’s personal data is being used by schools, companies and government agencies. Read more about why we need student data protection legislation here and read a summary of all of the bills here.
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"
IV. TESTIMONY: select "Record of Appearance Only
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Action via Raise Your Hand Action