IC-SS News 05-17-21: Join Us May 27 + More!

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QUERY. We’re considering a future outdoor postcard party/meet-up in Hyde Park/Kenwood one evening this summer. If you’d like to offer your own backyard with picnic tables or the like, let us know!

What Will You Do This Week?
Join IC-South Side co-leaders & members in democracy activities.

TONIGHT – Monday: Attend the Virtual Town Hall with Senators Elizabeth Warren and Jeff Merkley: “Protect Our Democracy or Protect the Filibuster,” hosted by Fix Our Senate. Monday, May 17th, 7:00-8:00 pm CT. Learn more/Sign up.
Tuesday: Attend the Virtual Town Hall Accountability for the Jan 6 Attack on Our Capitol. Hosted by Public Citizen and the Not Above the Law Coalition. Tuesday, May 18th, 7:00-8:00 pm CT. Learn how you can help ensure accountability for the January 6 attack on our Capitol and help prevent this from ever happening again. Learn more/Sign up.

Wednesday: Phonebank to voters in support of For the People Act. Wednesday, May 19th, 3:00 pm and every Wednesday with alternating start times at 3:00 pm or 5:00 pm.

  • Use an easy system to patch voters to their senators & ask them to end the filibuster and pass the For the People Act.
  • Get support via Zoom from the friendly Indivisible Chicago team, teaming with Common Cause. Learn more/Sign up

Meet Marie: Marie Newman Fundraiser

Make sure the great Rep Marie Newman (IL-03) stays in office! Join Marie via Zoom at a virtual reception and fundraiser on Tuesday, May 25th, 6:00 pmLearn more/Sign up.

Write & Type
How will YOU help assure voting rights and keep people voting? Write postcards or letters to voters. Use your social media to reach voters.

Write postcards to voters. Via Postcards to Swing States, write postcards to encourage voting. FAQs here + sign up here.

Write letters to voters. Keep checking back – new campaigns coming soon via Vote ForwardLearn more/Sign up

Get the word out. Via DemCast, use your social media & email to spread the truth about democracy reform. Go to For the People Act: Action Center + Social Media/Messaging Toolkits.
Urge our leaders to pass For the People Act. Via social media & Letters to the Editor, let our senators know we count on them to pass For the People Act. See national Indivisible toolkit.

Tell us how you are doing writing activism – email here!

🧐 Read this from DemCast:

Yes, Postcards to Voters DO Boost Interest and Turnout!

Postcards to Voters

Democracy Resources – Democracy Doc
Are you….

  • Fierce on the freedom to vote but fuzzy on the filibuster?
  • Looking for resources to inform yourself or share on social?

🧐 Check out the IC-SS Democracy Doc – new resources weekly. Want to suggest a democracy resource? Send us a link.

Organizations & Opportunities
Indivisible Chicago-South Side shares information and action announcements from other organizations on issues important in our country, state, city, and communities. 

Phonebank for IL Green New Deal: May 18
From Sunrise Movement Chicago: Fight for Illinois’s Green New Deal! We only have until May 31st to pass the Clean Energy Jobs Act. The Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA) provides massive expansion in renewable energy, ensures an equitable workforce and transition, and makes sure that the benefits are felt most by the communities most affected by climate change, pollution, and environmental racism.

Learn more and take action by phonebanking for CEJA on Tuesday, May 18th at 7 pm. Learn more +Sign up.

Phonebank Tues May 18th for the IL Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA)

Prison Industrial Complex Abolition Symposium via Zoom: May 19 & 22

Justice Works at UChicago Crown Family School presentsa free two-part virtual symposium on prison-industrial complex (PIC) abolition theory and practice. PIC abolitionists from the Chicago area will discuss their personal journey to PIC abolition, facilitate a critical discussion on how to engage with abolition, and share their experience in translating abolitionist values into practice.

Wed, May 19, 6:00-8:00 pm + Sat, May 22, 12:00-2:00 pm. Learn more/Sign up.

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Betsy Rubin, Teri Watkins
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