Monday, June 3 - Celebrate Wins in Springfield / Census 2020 / Indivisible Chicago Podcast

Actions You Can Take Today

 

Action 1: Celebrate Big Legislative Wins in Springfield

Indivisible citizen activists across the state mobilized members to phone bank, witness slip, postcard, tweet, email and lobby their legislators to help pass sweeping legislation in Springfield.  

From blocking the anti-protest bill to passing the Reproductive Health Act, the No Salary History Act, the FAIIR Healthcare bill, and the Adult Cannabis bill, it’s been win after win for progressive policies in Springfield. Read this list from Indivisible Illinois to learn more about the biggest successes that YOU helped create.

None of these wins would have been possible without the work of Indivisible members across the state. We need to keep the momentum up and gear up for 2020! Attend a neighborhood group meeting near you or consider donating to Indivisible Chicago so that we can keep fighting for progressive principles.

Action 2: Learn About the 2020 Census on Wednesday

Census 2020 is coming up and there is more at stake than at any other Census in our time. $20 billion in federal funding comes to Illinois each year in dollars which are allocated by U.S. Census data. This critical funding supports vital programs like Medicaid, highway infrastructure, and programs that aid low-income households, rural communities, and communities of color. If Illinoisans are undercounted during the 2020 Census, fewer resources will come to the state. Additionally, since congressional seats are determined by Census data, an undercount will also have serious political ramifications.

Forefront formed the Illinois Count Me In 2020 program, a statewide coalition to do concentrated outreach in hard-to-count communities, provide safe spaces for self-reporting purposes and help educate and canvass for get-out-the-count efforts.

Every state gets one shot, once a decade, to get it right. Come hear how we can ensure a fair and accurate count in the 2020 decennial census.

When: Wednesday, June 5 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: 200 E. Randolph
RSVP here

Action via Illinois Count Me In 2020

 

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: Nixon was an extremely popular president—until he wasn’t. You might be surprised at how long it took his numbers to slide.

Segment 1: Mara Kiesling, Executive Director and Founder of the National Center for Transgender Equality, about the struggle to secure civil rights for transgender people. The current president is not helping.

Segment 2: Shawn Skelly’s story takes her from Long Island teen, to Navy officer, to the Obama administration, and beyond. A career in public service that has always been rewarding, if not always easy.

Daily Actions Editor