IC-SS Weekly Update: May 25, 2021
Wednesday: Phonebank to voters in support of For the People Act. Wednesday, May 26th, 5:00 pm and every Wednesday with alternating start times at 3:00 pm or 5:00 pm. See your IC-South Side friends and meet activists from other Indivisible groups on the Zoom call (before & after the phoning) with Indivisible Chicago, in partnership with Common Cause. Learn more/Sign up
Thursday: IC-South Side Zoom Gathering! Join us Thursday, May 27, 7:30-9:00 pm. Reconnect, share news & resources, hear about IC-SS member survey results, and write postcards/letters to voters (not required). Pour your fave beverage and pull up a chair! Sign up here.
Friday: Filibuster Friday. Use the DemCast toolkit to email, call, and tweet at Senators Duckworth and Durbin, urging them to #EndTheFilibuster! (Or go even further by writing a Letter to the Editor – see the LTE guide.) Use this toolkit.
Texting with Black Voters Matter
From Black Voters Matter: “May 8th was the National John Lewis Day of Action when Americans all over the country came together to demand the passage of the For the People Act, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and D.C. Statehood and to address one of the greatest obstacles to the passage of civil and voting rights – and one of the last vestiges of slavery – the filibuster! We’re reaching out to Black and other progressive voters in 7 states to encourage them to take action.”
ACT: Join BVM’s texting campaign to urge voters to contact their elected officials and urge them to do what it takes to pass all the democracy bills. Learn more/Sign up.
TODAY: Marie Newman Fundraiser
Meet with Ald. King June 10
Meet 4th Ward Ald. Sophia King. Ald. King’s office has rescheduled our quarterly online meet-up for Thursday, June 10th, 5:30-6:30 pm. We’ll be joining with Indivisible Printers Row for this meeting.
- RSVP here and we’ll send you the Zoom link.
- Send your question for Ald King by 6/4/21, and we’ll pass it on.
Postcards & Letters to Voters
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.
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Democracy Resources – Democracy Doc
Democracy – voting rights – fair elections and real representation – all are at stake. Stay informed. Check out the IC-SS Democracy Doc – new resources weekly.
Organizations & Opportunities
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Restorative Justice: June 8
Learn about restorative justice and envision a way to prevent gun violence. On Tuesday, June 8th, 5:00-6:00 pm CT (6:00-7:00 pm ET), the Woman’s National Democratic Club (WNDC) hosts a webinar with Dr. Jane Nicholson: Restorative Justice: Intervening in American Violence. Learn more/Sign up.
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