Monday, August 12 - Bail for Mississippi Raid Victims / Demand Impeachment / Indivisible Chicago Podcast

Actions You Can Take Today

 

Action 1: Support Workplace Raid Victims

Last Wednesday, ICE ripped apart hundreds of families in Mississippi. It was the first day of school in many of the cities raided, and many kids returned to empty homes to discover their parents had been swept up in raids. The Trump administration’s years-long practice of separating children from their parents — both at the border wall and within the country — was on full display in Mississippi.

RAICES has partnered with the National Bail Fund Network to end the violent practices and harmful effects of immigrant apprehension and detention. Their Bond Fund is primarily geared towards covering bonds for people who are detained in or heading to Texas. But they are opening up the fund to individuals and families affected by the raids in Mississippi who might be in need of financial support towards bond.

Donate to the RAICES bond fund today to help those affected by workplace raids.

We are working closely with organizations on the ground in Mississippi, and we are accepting referrals from those organizations to help those that have been detained as a part of the ICE raids there. You can also support those affected in Mississippi by donating to this group fund.

Action via RAICES

 

Action 2: Demand an Impeachment Inquiry

Since (now-former) Special Counsel Robert Mueller released his team’s final report in late April, the Trump administration has aggressively moved to mislead the American people about the report’s central findings. In a surprise press conference on May 29, Mueller reiterated that the Department of Justice prevents criminal prosecution of a sitting President and stated, “If we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so.” Mueller made it clear that it now falls to Congress to review the report and its findings and act accordingly.

Demand that your representative call for an impeachment inquiry to assess whether the conclusions Mueller reached are impeachable offenses.

 Find your rep’s contact info

Script: Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [zip code] and a member of Indivisible.I'm calling to express my extreme concern that the federal government is on the eve of a constitutional crisis because the Trump administration continues to brazenly defy Congressional oversight. The Mueller report's findings on obstruction and his subsequent statement and testimony were clear: it is time for Congress to act. The House of Representatives must now begin an impeachment inquiry into President Trump's serious and troubling conduct.

Action via 5calls.org

 

Action 3: Indivisible Chicago Podcast with Guns Down America

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: After two mass shootings in less than two days — not to mention the violence that gets less attention on the streets of our town — we present this essay originally presented just after the Parkland shootings. 

Interview: There are more guns than citizens in the United States, which is a statistic that the NRA can’t stand. Why isn’t it more? In this interview originally recorded in April 2019, Igor Volsky, founder and executive director of Guns Down America, presents a strategy to weaken the NRA.  

Daily Actions Editor