Friday, September 6 - Postcards to Voters / Reduce Violence in Chicago / Pack the Courtroom Against Lincoln Yards TIF

Actions You Can Take Today


Action 1: Write Letters to Voters on Monday

It's time to get to work on 2020! You can help by writing letters to potential voters in a critical election. This award-winning, proven tactic will help us work on crucial races all over the country!

RSVP here, and be sure to invite your friends, too: let them know that Swing Left is pioneering an innovative program, using letters to help volunteers like us turn out Super State voters by mail, with help from our partners at Vote Forward.

Think about it: if you help get a voter to the polls in one of our targeted Super States, you can impact key State races necessary to roll back gerrymanders. That’s what Swing Left's Super State Strategy is all about: maximizing the impact of your time and money! 

When: Monday, September 9 at 7 p.m.
Where: Green Eye Lounge (2403 W Homer Street)
RSVP here

Action via Swing Left


Action 2: Panel Discussion on Chicago Violence on 9/10

At this American Dream Reconsidered session hosted by Roosevelt University, the executive director of the Institute for Nonviolence Chicago and several leaders from our collaborative partner agencies will discuss the architecture of violence prevention in Chicago. Speakers include a range of administrators and practitioners overseeing and implementing Communities Partnering 4 Peace, READI Chicago, the Chicago Police Department and the Mayor’s Office of Public Safety to support and engage communities in short- and long-term violence reduction.

When: Tuesday, September 10 at 1 p.m.
Where: 430 S. Michigan Ave
Register here for free

Action via American Dream Conference

Action 3: Pack the Courtroom Against Lincoln Yards TIF on 9/11

We now know that exiting mayor Rahm Emanuel rushed through the Lincoln Yards deal to avoid the scheduled property assessment that would have disqualified it for $1.3 billion in Chicago taxpayer funds.

Grassroots Collaborative and Raise Your Hand are suing the City over their administration of the Lincoln Yards TIF. Please join the plaintiffs with their lawyers, Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and National Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights, to fill the courtroom and hear the oral arguments on the City's motion to dismiss the case.

When: Wednesday, September 11 from 9 a.m. to noon 
Where: Cook County Circuit Court (50 W Washington St.)
RSVP here and share on Facebook

Action via IL Raise Your Hand 

Daily Actions Editor