Monday, April 15 - Tax Day Action for Fairness / Is Your Bank Loaded? / Indivisible Chicago Podcast

Actions You Can Take Today


Action 1: TODAY - Tax Day Action for Tax Fairness

Illinois has a tax problem: Two thirds of corporations don't pay any corporate income tax, and we lose $1.3 billion every year to offshore tax havens.

On Tax Day, everyday people are paying their fair share, but big corporations AREN'T!

J.B. Pritzker and Illinois legislators need to ACT NOW to end offshore tax havens and reform other notorious corporate tax loopholes in this year's budget. The progressive income tax will go a long way to solve Illinois' problems, but our communities can't wait until 2021 when that revenue would come in. Join us and SHOW UP!

When: TODAY from 4:45 to 6 p.m.
Where: Corner of State and Madison
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Action via ONE Northside


Action 2: Find Out if Your Bank Supports the Gun Industry

Weeks before the 20th anniversary of the tragic Columbine shooting, five national organizations representing medical professionals, survivors of gun violence and the nation’s largest racial justice organization have partnered with Guns Down America, a bolder, broader movement calling for dramatically fewer guns in America, on a new campaign to encourage the nation’s largest consumer banks to stop doing business with the gun industry and its lobby.

New research used to develop the “Is Your Bank Loaded” scorecard found that household brands used by millions of Americans have deep financial relationships with gun makers and the gun lobby’s top political allies. Using this data, Guns Down America graded the banks on a 100-point scale and assigned each financial institution a letter grade that measures their relationships to the gun industry. View the full methodology online.

Find out what grade your bank got and what you can do about it.

Action via Guns Down America


Action 3: Indivisible Chicago Podcast

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: No matter what Lou Dobbs might think, the current president’s approval ratings continue to hover at about 40 percent. How many of those might be labeled “deplorable?” Clues here.

Interview: There are more guns than citizens in the United States, which is a statistic that the NRA can’t stand. Why isn’t it more? This week’s guest holds an opposing view: America needs far fewer guns and much less NRA. Igor Volsky is founder and executive director of Guns Down America, and author of a new book that outlines what he thinks we need to do to fix this problem.

Read Volsky’s Washington Post article about the global aspirations of the NRA.

Daily Actions Editor