Wednesday, September 11 - We Are Witnesses: Chicago / Immigrant Ally Workshop / Secure Our Vote Day-of-Action Press Conference

Actions You Can Take Today


Action 1: TOMORROW - We Are Witness: Chicago Film Series

The Marshall Project and WBEZ present the launch of We Are Witnesses: Chicago, an immersive short video series exploring the nature of crime, punishment, and forgiveness through portraits of Chicagoans from all walks of life who have been touched by the criminal justice system.

A selection of films from the new series will be shown, followed by a panel discussion with the Witnesses moderated by Carroll Bogert, President of The Marshall Project.

When: Thursday, September 12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Doors open at 5:30 p.m.)
Where: Harold Washington Library, City Pritzker Auditorium
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Action via The Marshall Project

Action 2: Workshop for Allies on Immigrant Rights & Rapid Response on 9/15

Join organizers from Organized Communities Against Deportations, Albany Park Defense Network and PASO - West Suburban Action Project to learn about the threats impacting immigrant communities and how to join the Illinois rapid response network, a network led by local community organizations, allies and directly impacted individuals to respond to ICE activity and deportations. We will have information on how to connect to your local team, and how you can take action with other local, state and federal campaigns!

When: Sunday, September 15 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Sulzer Regional Library Meeting Rooms (4455 N. Lincoln Avenue)
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Action via PASO - West Suburban Action Project


Action 3: Secure Our Vote Day-of-Action Press Conference on 9/17

The entire national security community agrees that election interference in 2016 was only a preview of what's to come unless Congress acts. Yet the Senate has failed to move forward with critical election security funding for states.

Mitch McConnell is trying to prevent our nation from taking action on Election Security, but due to popular outcry we have a chance to win $600 million to secure our elections by replacing election machines with paper ballots in the next Congressional appropriations whose deadline is October 1.

The House recently passed HR 3351, which would allocate $600 million to states so that they can update electronic voting equipment with systems that use verifiable paper ballots. Paper ballots are the best protection against cyberattacks attempting to change the outcome of our elections.

On Tuesday, September 17, activists are taking part in a nationwide day of action. People across the country are gathering outside their local Senate office to demand the Senate passes allocates funding to secure out elections. Sign up now to attend an event in Chicago!

When: Tuesday, September 17 from noon to 1 p.m.
Where: Federal Center and Plaza (219 S Dearborn St)  
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Action via Indivisible Illinois

Daily Actions Editor