IC-SS Weekly Update: December 14, 2020
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Join us TOMORROW, Tuesday, December 15th at 7:30 pm – to write postcards to Georgia voters and to exchange resources and action opportunities. RSVP: Email us here
Grab your fave drink and your Georgia postcards* if you’re writing. We’ll exchange our perspectives on 2020 plus thoughts on the year to come. And, if you’ve got suggestions about Chicago organizations to support at holiday time, share them!
*Don’t have postcards yet? Still time if you act now. Scroll all the way down for info.
RSVP for our Dec 15 Zoom: Email us here
Please join us even if you aren’t writing postcards at this time!
Help the Georgia Effort
Both national Indivisible and the Indivisible Chicago Alliance have vetted action opportunities with groups on the ground in Georgia – including Indivisible Georgia Coalition and organizations like Fair Fight.
Pick a Day to Phonebank for Rev Warnock
Join the Working Families Party to phonebank from home for Reverend Raphael Warnock. Many dates to choose from – you’ll get all the info you need once you sign up. Sign up here.
Pick a Day to Phonebank for Jon Ossoff
Join the Illinois Dems to phonebank from home for Jon Ossoff. Many dates to choose from – you’ll get all the info you need once you sign up. Sign up here.
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
Find lots of ways to help on Indivisible Chicago Alliance Georgia run-off webpage.
Update: Stop General Iron
In last week’s newsletter, we shared information on the grassroots campaign to stop General Iron from opening a metal shredding operation on Chicago’s Southeast Side. See our summary of the efforts to prevent an environmental hazard in the East Side community.
And read this Sun-Times story on the city’s December 10 “glitch-riddled” public meeting on General Iron during which more than twenty community members spoke out.
- Send a letter to the Mayor via a form created by the Stop General Iron community organization. You can customize the wording of the letter as appropriate to you.
- Sign the Sierra Club Illinois petition.
- Write a letter expressing your opinion on General Iron to the City of Chicago (email@example.com) by December 30th.
December Giving: Mutual Aid & Non-profits
Looking for local places to donate this holiday season? Here are a few suggestions:
- Good Kids Mad City
- Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
- Hyde Park Refugee Project
- KOCO – Kenwood Oakland Community Organization
- Mutual aid and related organizations in Chicago, including many on the South Side – listed by Maxwell Evans of Block Club Chicago
Please email us other South Side organizations (or citywide) that you recommend supporting with donations.
Georgia Postcards – There’s Still Time
On December 26-28, we postcard writers each need to mail our own completed cards to Georgia voter. Want to join the effort? If you can shift into high gear and write & stamp at least 100 short postcards by then, act now. (Pro tip: Recruit nearby friends & fam to help you with your 100.) What to do:
- 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.) Get all the info and order here.
- Write the specified (short!) message on each postcard with the addresses on the list you receive.
- Buy your own 35-cent postcard stamps and stamp the postcards yourself. You can order postcard stamps delivered to your home through USPS. Buy or order them NOW.
- Mail the postcards yourself on the specified date (likely Dec 26-28).
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.
Indivisible Chicago-South Side
Co-Leader: Esther Peters
Acting Co-Leaders: Betsy Rubin, Teri Watkins, Sarah Lincoln
Indivisible Chicago South Side · 5476 S. Harper Ave · Chicago, Il 60615 · USA
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