Monday, July 15 - Defund Hate / Donate to RAICES / Indivisible Chicago Podcast
Actions You Can Take Today
Action 1: Tell your member of Congress to cut funding for Trump’s deportation machine
Action 2: Donate to the RAICES bond fund
Action 3: Listen to the latest episode of the Indivisible Chicago Podcast with David Cole, ACLU National Legal Director
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.
Senator Duckworth | DC: 202-224-2854 | Chicago 312-886-3506
Senator Durbin | DC: 202-224-2152 | Chicago 312-353-4952
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.
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.
Subscribe via iTunes and rate the show to help get the word out
Listen on WCPT AM-820 Mondays at 7 p.m
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?