Thursday, May 30 - Pass the RHA / Start Impeachment Hearings
Actions You Can Take Today
Action 1: URGENT - Call on your Illinois Senator to support the Reproductive Health Act (House Bill 2495)
Action 2: Demand your member of Congress support Rep. Tlaib's Impeachment Resolution
Action 1: URGENT - Tell Senators to Pass the Reproductive Health Act
Thanks to your hard work, the Reproductive Health Act (RHA) passed the Illinois House this week, and now moves to the Senate. With the session ending TOMORROW, the bill could be coming up for a vote TODAY. Without the Reproductive Health Act (RHA), when Roe is overturned (not if) Illinois could have:
Lack of insurance coverage for abortion care and birth control
Mandatory spousal consent for abortion
24-hour waiting periods
Bans on assisted reproductive techniques like in vitro fertilization (IVF).
The Reproductive Health Act (RHA), House Bill 2495, is all that stands between the women of Illinois and anti-choice extremists wanting to ban safe, legal abortion. Tell your senator to support this bill TODAY before the session ends TOMORROW!
Script: Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [zip code] and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling because I want you to support and vote YES on the Reproductive Health Act.
Extreme politicians are introducing, and right-wing anti-choice people are supporting, unconstitutional bills with one goal - to ban safe, legal abortion. With the current make-up of the Supreme Court and new threats to safe, legal abortion it is critical that Illinois lead in ensuring reproductive freedom is a reality for ALL Illinois women! Women’s rights are under attack and we need you to whatever you can to make sure this bill passes. Thank you.
Action via Men4Chocie Advocacy
Action 2: Demand Congress Support Rep. Tlaib's Impeachment Resolution
Yesterday, Robert Mueller made his first public statement in two years, stating: “If we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so.” The Mueller report confirms what we've always known: Trump abused his authority, violated the law, and tried repeatedly to obstruct justice. These are impeachable offenses. If Attorney General William Barr has proven anything, it's that he's a political operative whose priority is protecting Trump, not our democracy. It's up to Congress to do what Barr will not.
With control of the House, Democrats should use their investigatory power to begin investigations into whether Donald Trump has committed crimes that would justify his impeachment. Rep. Rashida Tlaib's resolution is a good step forward.
Call your member of Congress (MoC) and tell them to co-sponsor Rep. Rashida Tlaib's resolution (H.Res. 257) and begin investigating whether Trump should be impeached.
Script: Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [zip code] and a member of Indivisible. I'm calling Rep. [NAME] to urge them to support impeachment hearings immediately and demand that they cosponsor Rep. Rashida Tlaib's resolution (H.Res. 257) that would instruct the Judiciary Committee to begin investigating whether Trump should be impeached.
Action via Indivisible