Friday, May 31 - LAST DAY to Pass the Reproductive Health Act / Reject More Money for DHS
Actions You Can Take Today
Action 1: LAST DAY - Call on your Illinois Senator to support the Reproductive Health Act (House Bill 2495)
Action 2: Tell your MoC: Reject more money for DHS
Action 1: LAST DAY - 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 is now awaiting a vote in the Senate. BUT TODAY IS THE LAST DAY OF THE SESSION and we need all hands on deck. 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 bring this bill up for a vote TODAY!
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: Tell Reps to Reject More Money for DHS
On May 1, Trump requested billions of dollars in additional funding for the Department of Homeland Security, including over $1 billion in funding to expand detention (yes, more cages), hire more ICE and CBP agents, and accelerate deportations. Read more here.
As a member of the Defund Hate coalition, we are joining them to ask MoCs to reject the administration’s supplemental funding request. We need to dismantle Trump’s mass deportation machine, not feed it with billions more in funding.
Call your Member of Congress (MoC) now to tell them to vote no on the administration's supplemental funding request for DHS!
Script: Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [zip code] and a member of Indivisible.
I'm calling today to tell [MoC] to reject the White House’s supplemental budget request for the Department of Homeland Security. ICE and CBP have a long track record of abuse and death, mismanagement of funds, and a culture of violence. My tax dollars should not be spent to detain, deport, or terrorize immigrant communities.
Will [MoC] urge their party’s leadership to reject the White House supplemental budget request?
Action via Indivisible