IC-SS Weekly Update: November 23, 2020
Postcards to Georgia: ORDER NOW
They’re here! Indivisible Chicago has a citywide goal of sending 200,000 postcards to Georgia voters in just one month. Here on the South Side, let’s do our part.
ORDER POSTCARDS NOW.
Instructions: This special Georgia run-off project has a quick turn-around, so the procedures are different from the big summer/fall postcard project. You will:
1. Order your postcards in increments of 100 and pick them up yourself from a local hub. (The Hyde Park hub will again be c/o Co-Leader Esther Peters.)
2. Write the specified (short!) message on each postcard with the addresses on the list you receive.
3. Buy your own 35-cent postcard stamps and stamp the postcards yourself. You can order postcard stamps delivered to your home through USPS.
4. Mail the postcards yourself on the specified date (likely Dec 26-28).
Act now! Get all the info and ORDER HERE.
NOTE: If you aren’t able to pick up your postcards from a Chicago postcard hub, you can purchase your own postcards from the Postcards to Swing States website and have them shipped to you.
Other Ways to Help the GA Run-off Effort
Write Letters with Vote Forward The Vote Forward Georgia project is now live. If you’ve previously signed up with Vote Forward, you can just go to the website and choose your voters. If you’re new to Vote Forward, you’ll need to apply at the website.
You’ll need a printer, printer paper, envelopes, pen, and first-class stamps, as you’ll print out, personalize, stamp, and mail your own letters. Go here to get info and get going!
Help Democrats Warnock and Ossoff win by supporting them with your dollars. You can also support Stacey Abrams’ Fair Fight to promote fair elections in Georgia and the New Georgia Project to register voters.
- Donate to New Georgia Project
- Donate to Fair Fight
- Donate to Warnock & Ossoff campaigns at once via ActBlue
As outsiders, do we need to worry about our role?
Georgia voters are going to be inundated with calls, texts, and print materials from now until January 5th, the date of the run-off election. Will they resent contacts from people out of state?
While this is a valid concern, we have confidence in the judgment of both Indivisible Chicago and national Indivisible in the projects and actions they recommend. Indivisible has been careful to check first with groups on the ground – including Indivisible Georgia Coalition and organizations like Fair Fight. We feel comfortable moving ahead because all actions have been vetted by Georgia leaders and organizations.
Join Us Dec 1 + 15: IC-SS Writing Zooms
Join with IC-South Side friends on Zoom to write to Georgia voters and keep up with our plans moving forward. Whether you’re working on Vote Forward letters or Postcards to Swing States, let’s write together! Please join us even if you aren’t writing to voters – we want to keep in touch and share ideas.
We are now offering TWO Zooms this month – attend one or both:
Dates: Tues, December 1st + Tues December 15th
Time: 7:30 pm
RSVP: Email us here
Pretrial Fairness Act: End Money Bond
Stop poverty from locking people up. Last week, we shared information on the Pretrial Fairness Act, a bill introduced in the Illinois General Assembly by IL State Senator Robert Peters and IL State Rep Justin Slaughter.
Get informed on the Pretrial Fairness Act. Review our November 16 newsletter for links to resources and video.
Now take another moment to learn from Chicago Appleseed, which says: “The Pretrial Fairness Act (PFA) ends money bond, ensures faster release, requires courts to provide common sense pretrial services, increases government transparency, and reforms the warrant system in Illinois… The Pretrial Fairness Act ensures poverty is no longer a driver of incarceration.”
Check out the Chicago Appleseed PFA webpage.
TAKE ACTION NOW: Got 3 minutes? Fill in this form created by The People’s Lobby and submit letters to your state legislators, asking them to support the Pretrial Fairness Act. (If Senator Peters or Rep Slaughter represents you, you can thank them.)
We’ll alert our membership if we learn of opportunities to fill in Witness Slips.
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