Wednesday, August 7 - Gun Violence Vigil / Assault Weapons Ban / Chicago Youth Climate Strike
Actions You Can Take Today
Action 1: TONIGHT - Vigil to honor those lost in Chicago, El Paso, and Dayton from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 1401 S Sacramento Dr.
Action 2: Demand a federal ban on assault weapons.
Action 3: Chicago Youth Climate Strike on Friday, September 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Grant Park
Action 1: TONIGHT - 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 2: Demand a Federal Assault Weapons Ban
In 2004, the NRA successfully pressured the Republican-controlled government into not renewing the 1994 Federal Assault Weapons Ban. The ban had been working to protect lives; after it expired the number of gun massacre deaths (which had decreased over 40% during the ban) jumped nearly 2.5 fold.
Gun violence experts are now renewing their calls for a nationwide ban on these types of weapons - and Americans agree - recent polls show at least two-thirds of Americans support a nationwide assault weapons ban.
To reinstate an assault weapons ban, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) has introduced S. 66 and Representative David Cicilline (D-RI) has introduced H.R. 1296, both titled the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019. These bills would ban future sales of high-capacity magazines and military-style assault weapons, including the AR-15 used in many recent gun massacres. Legislators must act now before any more lives are needlessly lost.
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 support [Senate S.66; House H.R. 1296], the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019. We cannot afford to wait any longer to protect innocent lives from gun massacres. Thank you.
Action via 5calls.org
Action 3: Chicago Youth Climate Strike on 9/20
On September 20, youth from Illinois will be participating in this international strike day to demand our leaders take immediate action to address the climate crisis. We will meet at the south end of Grant Park at 11 a.m. and march to Federal Plaza where we will hold a rally featuring performers and speakers.
All ages are welcome. We especially encourage students of all grades to come! Let's make this the biggest strike in Chicago yet!
When: Friday, September 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Grant Park at S Columbus Dr and E Roosevelt Rd
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Action via Illinois Youth Climate Strike