Friday, September 20 - Youth Climate Strike / Prevent a New War in Iran

Actions You Can Take Today

 

Action 1: TODAY - Chicago Youth Climate Strike

The day has finally arrived when 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: TODAY - 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 

Action 2: Tell Congress to Prevent a New War in Iran

Tensions with Iran are quickly escalating, and Donald Trump and his war cabinet seem to be itching for a new war. 

For those who recall the lead-in to the Iraq War, this all probably feels pretty familiar. But history must not repeat itself. It’s essential that Congress use its powers to stop this march to war. Learn more here.

It's time for Congress to take action and stop Trump's march to war with Iran: call your Members of Congress (MoCs) and tell them to support the Khanna/Gaetz amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act to block Trump from unilaterally starting a war with Iran!

Script: Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [zip code] and a member of Indivisible. I’m very concerned about the possibility of a new war with Iran given recent escalations.

Before the recent tensions over the strike on Saudi oil installations—which the administration has not yet proven that Iran carried out—Trump foolishly violated the Iran nuclear deal, even though his own intelligence community warned him it would have a destabilizing effect. Now Trump is tweeting about being “locked and loaded.” It feels a lot like Iraq War 2.0.

Will [MoC] co-sponsor [H.R. 2354/S.1039] and issue a public statement urging diplomacy, not war with Iran? Will they publicly urge that language defunding an unauthorized war with Iran be included in the must-pass bill National Defense Authorization Act? I will be closely watching for [MoC]’s actions on this and following up.

 Action via Indivisible 

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