Tuesday, September 3 - Global Day of Action for the Amazon / Protect the Amazon / Indivisible Chicago Podcast

Actions You Can Take Today


Action 1: Global Day of Action for the Amazon on Thursday

Unprecedented fires are ravaging the Amazon--more than 74,000 fires this year is an 84% increase over last year’s count. This is an international tragedy and a dangerous contribution to climate chaos.

It is critical that before the G7 Summit, the United National General Assembly meeting and Climate Week, this issue be put on the forefront and that international pressure is brought to force Brazil to address the urgent need to suppress the fires, protect the Amazon and respect the rights of indigenous peoples and their territory.

On September 5th we encourage everyone to take to the streets and demonstrate. Focus should not only be directed at Brazilian embassies or consulates, but also at the offices of the corporations profiting from Amazon destruction.

When: Thursday, September 5 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Where: Brazilian Consulate (401 N Michigan Ave.)
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 Action via Extinction Rebellion Chicago


Action 2: Find Out How You Can Protect the Amazon

The Amazon, the largest rainforest in the world, roughly half the size of the United States, is key to the health of the entire planet. Its trees produce an estimated 20% of the world's oxygen, while putting an enormous amount of water into the atmosphere at a time when cities are drying up. The Amazon is sucking in carbon and greenhouse gases while slowing the rising temperatures. But it's now burning at a record rate -- with images from space showing the smoke covering much of Brazil.

There are ways you can make an impact to protect this precious natural resource:

Action via CNN

Action 3: Indivisible Chicago Podcast with Senator Toi Hutchinson 

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: Electoral college: vital or vestigial organ? The most recent dust up involving AOC prompts the question.

Segment 1: Senator Toi Hutchinson was one of the key representatives in the state legislature responsible for passing the Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act. She joined the podcast recently to discuss the act and its effect on public safety, public health, taxes, and criminal justice reform.

Segment 2: Learn more about how to protect our elections from Rose Colacino, Election Security/Voters' Rights Lead for Indivisible Illinois. Watch the webinar recording of Secure Our Vote, or attend a free film screening of Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook on Monday, September 9.

Daily Actions Editor