IC-SS News 09-14-21; Will you fight for voting rights and more?

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IC-SS Weekly Update: Sept 14, 2021

Postcards, Postcards, and More
You’ve written postcards to turn out voters in key districts — keep at it! And, now, you can add in postcards to climate voters.
Postcards to climate voters

NEW: Write postcards to make sure people who care about the climate crisis VOTE. This new project starts with cities that have elections this November — cities where climate progress is possible, but only if climate voters show up!

Get info and sign up at the Postcards for Climate website.

Postcards to get out the vote
Via Postcards to Swing States, write postcards to encourage voting in key states. FAQs here + sign up here.

Webinar on postcards & more to GOTV*

From Progressive Turnout Project
Are you one of the countless volunteers and activists who powered Democratic 2020 electoral wins, writing postcards, sending texts or knocking on doors?

On Wed, Sept 29th, 7:00 pm CT,join Progressive Turnout Project to discuss results from our Postcards to Swing States program and compare the turnout methods associated with all your hard work.

In the webinar, you’ll learn how the largest voter contact organization uses data to innovate and what you can do now to get Democrats to vote in the key VA elections a few months from now. Get info/Sign up

*Get Out the Vote!

Come to Our September 23 Social

Join us at our next IC-South Side Social: Thursday, September 23rd at 6:30 pm. We’ll meet on the patio of The Nile (1162 E. 55th) to sip, nibble, and share perspectives and resources.

Co-leaders will provide wine, beer, and appetizers. You are free to purchase your own full dinner if you wish. We’ll also offer a quick action you can take on the spot!


RSVP: We’d love to know in advance if you plan to attend – email us to RSVP – but we also welcome last-minute walk-ins.

Phoning for Democracy Calendar
Join Sarah Lincoln, Teri Watkins, Betsy Rubin, and other friendly faces from our group in one of these weekly events. Connect to day-of training and constant friendly support via Zoom. All you need is your laptop and a phone.

Tuesday: Phonebank to West Virginia voters – Joe Manchin territory – in support of For the People Act. Tuesday, Sept 14th, 4:30 pm and every Tuesday. Via Indivisible Chicago, in partnership with Common Cause. Learn more/Sign up

Wednesday: Phonebank to voters in various states in support of For the People Act. September 15th, 5:00 pm and every Wednesday with alternating start times at 3:00 pm or 5:00 pm. Via Indivisible Chicago, in partnership with Common Cause. Learn more/Sign up

Choose your day:

  • If you can’t make Indivisible Chicago’s phonebanks, choose a Common Cause phonebank on a different day of the week! Learn more/Sign up.
  • Take 5 minutes and call our own members of Congress (MoCs) – our senators and our rep in the House. Check out these tips and scripts posted earlier this month by citywide Indivisible Chicago: Get info/Make quick calls.

Help Register Voters on the South Side
ILVOTE invites Indivisible Chicago-South Side members to volunteer – find many opportunities to register, inform, and motivate voters!Join IC-SS member Julia Kline, who organizes many of these efforts with ILVOTE and Neighbors Who Vote. For South Side voter registration efforts, Get info/Sign up.

Photo courtesy of Julia Kline, Neighbors Who Vote; ILVote

Learn about Defending Democracy
📜  Get informed on the urgent need to strengthen and defend our democracy. Check the IC-SS Democracy Doc – new resources weekly: websites, articles, podcasts, videos, and more.

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

Handmaids Rallies: Sat Sept 18 & Oct 2

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

With the Supreme Court failing to stop the Texas abortion ban law, the Illinois Handmaids* are standing in support of reproductive rights for safe healthcare for all.

One rally took place in Chicago last week, and two more are coming up: Saturdays Sept 18 and Oct 2. October 2 is expected to be the larger event.

These events are co-hosted by Planned Parenthood IL, Personal PAC, Women’s March-IL, Indivisible Illinois, and citywide Indivisible Chicago, among numerous other groups. Info about the next rally, which will commemorate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg:

Saturday, September 18th, 12:00 noon, Federal Plaza
See Facebook Event for info & updates
*Would you like to volunteer as a Handmaid? Sign up here.

NOTE: Rallies are also happening in Springfield. 

Help Elect Lauren Underwood

Rep Lauren Underwood, IL-14, has been a powerful voice in Congress and she is facing a very tight race in 2022. Help ensure she stays in office! Here are some ways to help:

Share Your Opinion on Chicago

Share your opinion on Chicago and your Chicago community. The Chicago Index, a collaboration of Crain’s Chicago Business and The Daily Line, is a quarterly public policy survey gauging public sentiment and voter satisfaction with government leaders, elected officials and the governments serving them.  By Sept 19th, take the survey here.

Indivisible Chicago-South Side

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Co-Leaders: Sarah Lincoln, Esther Peters,
Betsy Rubin, Teri Watkins
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