Monday, July 8 - Never Again Is Now / Protect Housing Access for Immigrant Families / Indivisible Chicago Podcast

Actions You Can Take Today


Action 1: TONIGHT - Never Again is Now Rally

We know that the current crisis is nothing new in this country. And we know that the crisis is not contained to the border; it is happening in communities across the country as our neighbors are terrorized by ICE raids and by increasingly violent rhetoric from the mouths of this country's leaders. Until our politicians take drastic action to shut down ICE and create safe conditions for people seeking safety, we must make it impossible for ICE to do business as usual. 

Tonight, join the Never Again movement to take action against the deportation machine in Chicago. ICE and its enablers are committing atrocities across the country, including our own backyard. Every single person who does not fight to end these atrocities must be held accountable.

At 4 p.m., we will meet at Congress Plaza to gather before we begin our action.

When: TONIGHT, Monday, July 8 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: 183 E Congress Plaza Dr.
RSVP here and share the event on Facebook

Can’t make it tonight? Don’t forget about Indivisible Chicago’s Action to End Criminalization, Detention & Deportations coming up this Saturday. RSVP here and share the event with your friends!

Action via Never Again Action


Action 2: DEADLINE TOMORROW - Help Mixed Status Immigrant Families Keep their Homes

On May 10, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published a proposed rule that would prohibit mixed status families from living in public housing and other HUD assisted housing—including Section 8 programs. Mixed status families are households that include a combination of people who are eligible and ineligible for housing assistance based on their immigration status. Currently, mixed-status families receive prorated housing subsidies. While ineligible family members do not receive housing assistance, the whole family still has access to subsidized housing. The proposed rule would require all non-elderly residents to verify their immigration status. Families with members who are deemed ineligible would be evicted from subsidized housing.

This proposed rule would force our neighbors to make an impossible choice between their families and their homes. More than 100,000 people nationwide, including 55,000 children, could face eviction if this rule takes effect. Nearly 60 percent of the people we serve have to make tough choices between paying for housing or paying for food.

The deadline for comments is TOMORROW! SUBMIT YOUR COMMENT before July 9 and tell HUD we don’t need to make this choice any harder.

Action via Housing Action Illinois


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: A few words about the current president’s troublesome relationship with history. Plus, how the Grand Old Party has appropriated the Grand Old Flag. We should take it back.

Segment 1: This week, Tom checks in with Indivisible Chicago’s roving band of activists. Denise Poloyac and Steve Held are members of our executive committee and part of the team that shone a light on Democracy the evening of July 3rd. Learn more about our light mischief here

Segment 2: History starts at home. Tom sits down with his fiercest guest yet--his mother--to talk about a childhood growing up in a small town during the Depression, taking on the Army, and what has happened to the Republican Party. 

Daily Actions Editor