Monday, September 9 - Support Hong Kong Protesters / Clean Energy Town Hall / Indivisible Chicago Podcast
Actions You Can Take Today
Action 1: Call on Congress to support the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019
Action 2: TOMORROW - Clean Energy Town Hall on Tuesday, September 10 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Center on Halsted, Hoover Theatre (3656 N. Halsted Street)
Action 3: Listen to the latest episode of the Indivisible Chicago Podcast with Indivisible Chicago’s Erika Bachner and her friend Cameron from Hong Kong
Action 1: Support Hong Kong Protesters
Millions of Hong Kong residents have been protesting anti-democracy, pro-China measures for many weeks now, facing enormous pressure and police violence in the process. Hong Kong is the last bastion of freedom within China’s borders. Should Hong Kong fall, the world would lose the last safe harbor for dissent and for the dissemination of China’s crimes against its citizens. The international community would risk not having the ability to find out how China has inhumanely treated its people. A new iron curtain will emerge.
Should China decide to directly intervene and violently suppress the protests in Hong Kong in a manner similar to the Tiananmen Square Massacre of 1989, this would cause immense instability throughout the Asia Pacific region and directly impact the already fragile global economy. Given Hong Kong’s economic importance, it is very likely that there would be widespread collateral damage to the markets and neighboring economies.
The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 has been introduced in both the U.S. House of Representatives (H.R. 3289) and Senate (S.1838) with bipartisan support. Call on Congress to support these bills.
Senator Duckworth | DC: 202-224-2854 | Chicago 312-886-3506
Senator Durbin | DC: 202-224-2152 | Chicago 312-353-4952
Script: Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [zip code] and a member of Indivisible. I'm calling to ask [MoC] to support The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 (H.R. 3289 / S.1838). Congress must pass this bill to protect democracy in Hong Kong and protect the protesters from violence at the hands of China. Thank you.
Action via Free Hong Kong
Action 2: TOMORROW - Clean Energy Town Hall
State Senate President John J Cullerton, Sate Rep. Ann Williams and State Rep. Sara Feigenholtz are hosting a clean energy town hall so that you will have the opportunity to learn more about the threat climate changes poses in our state, the benefits of clean energy and why the Clean Energy Jobs Act is the bold step we need to take in securing Illinois' future. It's vital that your representatives hear from you - their constituent - about these important issues!
Action via Ann M. Williams - State Representative
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.
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If fear is what drives the wave of anti-democratic populism around the world, the only counter is the kind of courage we see among the protesters on the streets of Hong Kong.
Erika Bachner, co-lead of Indivisible Oak Park Area and River Forest Village Trustee, introduces Tom to her friend Carmen, who joins the podcast from Hong Kong for a first hand account of the protests.