Tuesday, August 6 - Tell Senators: Prayers are Not Enough / Gun Violence Vigil / Climate Debate Protest

Actions You Can Take Today


Action 1: Tell Senators- Prayers are Not Enough 

Gun violence is all too common in the United States, and disproportionately impacts people of color. But despite strong public support for policies that could help stem the tide of violence, Republicans in Congress refused to act while in the majority. Or, if they did act, they worked to advance the gun lobby’s agenda, making the problem worse.

Then, when Democrats took control of the House and took action to pass gun safety measures for the first time in a decade, Republicans attempted to insert anti-immigrant language at the last moment. You can read more in our resource here.

Unfortunately, 26 Democrats joined Republicans in adding the anti-immigrant language into the final bill. It's clear that Congress must take action in response to the tragedies that happen every day in our country. The Senate should come back from August recess to pass S. 42, which is the companion to H.R. 8 and does not contain the problematic language House Republicans forced into that bill.

  • 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 urge [NAME] ] to co-sponsor S. 42 and call for the Senate to return from August recess to take action on this urgently needed legislation.

Despite the hundreds of mass shootings in our country every year, the Republican-led Congress refused to act on measures that would make us safer. Especially in the wake of recent tragedies, along with the many we don’t hear about that disproportionately impact people of color, it’s clear that “thoughts and prayers” are not enough. 

Will [Senator] co-sponsor S. 42, and demand that Mitch McConnell bring the Senate back early from August recess to act? I will be watching for their co-sponsorship. 

Action via Indivisible

Action 2: TOMORROW - Gun Violence Vigil

Please join us this Wednesday night in Douglas Park to honor those lost this past weekend in Chicago, El Paso, and Dayton. Email info@marchforourlivesil.com with questions or if you are interested in speaking or co-hosting.

When: TOMORROW - Wednesday, August 7 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: 1401 S Sacramento Dr.
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Action via March for Our Lives Chicago

Action 3: Climate Debate Protest on Thursday

The DNC will be voting on whether to host a Climate Debate for the 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates in late August. We intend to make our voices heard so they make the right decision. Join us to let them know we need a Climate Debate. This event is welcome to all ages. We will be sitting in front of the building in Chicago, occasionally chanting some. This is a peaceful protest.

When: Thursday, August 8 from noon to 2 p.m.
Where: 134 N La Salle St.
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Action via Illinois Youth Climate Strike 

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