Tuesday, April 30 - Witness Slip Roundup / Write Letters to Voters

Actions You Can Take Today


Action 1: Sign These Urgent Illinois Witness Slips Before Wednesday

Illinois’ unique system of witness slips makes it easy for citizens to weigh in on important bills quickly using an online form. Before a bill is heard in the Illinois General Assembly, 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. Witness slips are a great and relatively quick way to make your voice heard in state government.

Here are a few of the important bills collecting witness slips this week, due Wednesday unless otherwise noted. Take a few minutes today to lend your support!

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)


  • IV. TESTIMONY: select "Record of Appearance Only

Never miss another slip! Join The Witness Slip Project and make sure you turn your notification settings to All Posts.


Action 2: Write Letters to Voters on 5/6

This year Swing Left is making a push to help new voters register in key swing states before the 2020 election. Come out on Monday, May 6 and help the team write letters to our fellow citizens while enjoying a drink at Green Eye Lounge. If you can bring a book of first-class stamps to donate to the cause, it will be greatly appreciated (but not required).

Email swingleftchicago@gmail.com with questions. See you there!

When: Monday, May 6 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Green Eye Lounge (2403 W Homer St.)
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