Monday, September 30 - Keep Up with Impeachment / Support the Amazon Rainforest / Indivisible Chicago Podcast

Actions You Can Take Today


Action 1: Keep Up To Date on Impeachment

After months and months of hard work from Indivisibles and other activists putting pressure on our Members of Congress (MoCs) to support an impeachment inquiry, and following the lead of several members of Congress -- mostly members of color -- who had the moral clarity to hold Trump accountable and call for impeachment proceedings long before now, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced an official impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump.

What we know is that in addition to the revelations from the Mueller report, Trump…

  1. Withheld US foreign assistance for Ukraine.

  2. Asked the Ukrainian government to investigate Joe Biden’s son—yet another transparent attempt to entice a foreign government to interfere with our elections.

  3. Tried to cover up the details by using a ultra-secret classification system usually reserved for the most sensitive information in the government's possession—yet another abuse of the tools of government.

The facts, spin, and misinformation are already flying so fast it’s nearly impossible to keep up.

Check out the impeachment coalition campaign page to sign up for updates, more background on this fight and what you can do. You can also share this page out to your networks to spread the word about keeping the pressure on.


Action 2: Support Work to Save the Amazon on Wednesday 10/2

The Rainforest Foundation has been supporting Indigenous people of Central and South America to help them protect their lands for over 30 years. These efforts are vital to the survival of the Amazon Rainforest, and they focus on the people who have been fighting for climate justice way before it was a global conversation. The event will have performances, presentations, and conversations about the corporate greed that caused this situation as well as a look at the larger climate movement.

We can't save the Amazon Rainforest in one evening, but we can raise some money for a great organization and get inspired to take more action.


Action 3: Indivisible Chicago Podcast

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.

Segment 1. At the start of his impeachment proceedings, Nixon’s approval rating was at 70%. It fell dramatically as the hearings unfolded. As we hold our breath, we wait for the signs that the same thing could happen again.

Segment 2. The Ukraine Memo: Is this the scandal that will finally bring down Trump, or just one more example of how nothing will stick. WCPT AM afternoon host and friend of the podcast Joan Esposito joins to talk impeachment, the Democratic primary contest, and observations about the changing Chicago media landscape. 

Segment 3. Remember those 80s movies where the bullies really got theirs? Kirk Robinson calls in to explore the hidden wisdom of the bully movie.  

Martin Cuellar