Monday, July 15 - Defund Hate / Donate to RAICES / Indivisible Chicago Podcast

Actions You Can Take Today


Action 1: Tell Congress to Defund Hate

On Saturday, thousands of Chicagoans gathered to protest the inhumane incarceration and deportation policies of the Trump administration. We must not let it end there. Reach out to Congress today and let them know that you expect them to defund hate!

While Democratic control of the House has given us a firewall against some of the worst Republican attacks, Trump’s attacks against immigrants continue. The appropriations process is our best chance to act to stop Trump’s deportation machine. If you care about ending Trump’s racist immigration policies—like separating, caging, and tear gassing families—make a call today and tell your Member of Congress (MoC) to cut funding for ICE and CBP, and get rid of the slush fund that will allow ICE to continue terrorizing immigrant communities. Click here to learn more.

Script: Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [zip code] and a member of Indivisible. I'm calling to ask [MoC] to Defund Hate in this year's budget by cutting funding for ICE and CBP in the Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill, and by getting rid of the slush fund in that bill that will allow ICE to continue terrorizing immigrant communities. Will you commit to work to Defund Hate?

Action via Indivisible


Action 2: Donate to the RAICES Bond Fund

This weekend, ICE raids were reported to start in Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York and San Francisco.

Don’t let this domestic terrorism be business as usual. You can assist those affected by the raids by donating to the RAICES bond fund. RAICES has established the largest bond fund in the nation, paying over $2.1 million in bonds in the 2018 and over $4.7 million to date to release individuals from detention and reunite separated families. They’ll be using their resources to release those detained by ICE.

Please donate to the RAICES bond fund to help keep families together!

Action via RAICES

Action 3: Indivisible Chicago Podcast with ACLU Legal Director

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: An unusual source provides guidance for the qualities we should look for in a president. See the video discussed here

Segment: The ideals of freedom and civil liberties are embedded in our Constitution, which without vigilance and protection, is nothing more than a piece of paper. For 100 years, the American Civil Liberties Union has provided that vigilance and protection, and today, the Indivisible Chicago Podcast and ACLU Illinois’ Talking Liberties podcast join forces and welcome National Legal Director David Cole. Some say SCOTUS has taken a sharp partisan turn. Do this term’s decisions support that idea?

Daily Actions Editor