IC-SS News 06-06-22: We’ve got stuff for you to do!

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IC-SS Weekly Update: June 6, 2022

Meet & Greet with Josef Michael Carr: June 13

If you live in the 25th District for the Illinois State House, you’ve had the chance to know incumbent State Rep Curtis Tarver, II, who has served since the beginning of 2019. (Check your legislators here.) This year, Rep Tarver has a challenger: Josef Michael Carr.

JOIN US: On Monday, June 13th, 5:30-6:30 pm, meet challenger Josef Michael Carr on Zoom and have the chance to ask him questions. Register here.

NOTE: Indivisible Chicago-South Side does not plan to make an endorsement in this race, but we encourage group members to be informed voters.

Join Us for Wisconsin Wednesdays – and More!

We’re almost halfway through 2022 — you still have time to help fight back the MAGA Republicans and elect leaders who stand for voting rights, gun violence prevention, reproductive rights, health care for all, and more.

Use Your Phone to Protect Our Democracy

The future of American democracy may hinge on what happens in contests like the gubernatorial race in Wisconsin, a critical battleground state,” writes Sam Levine in the Guardian, showing why we must ensure that Gov. Tony Evers is re-elected in our northerly neighbor state.

Picture yourself making a difference in Wisconsin – by phoning Democratic voters there this critical election year. IC-South Side Co-Leader Sarah Lincolnis one of the regular phonebank hosts for Indivisible Chicago’s “Wisconsin Wednesdays” phonebanks. (Find Sarah & another familiar face above.)

Each 2-hour phonebank starts with a friendly Zoom session that orients you to the purpose of the phonebank, the script, and the phoning platform. At any time during the phonebank, you can check back in to ask questions, and then everyone joins together for a fun debrief at the end. If you’ve got a laptop and phone, you are all set!

You can join Wisconsin Wednesdays & other phonebanks:

  • Mondays (3 pm): Recruit past volunteers to canvass and phonebank in 2022 with Indivisible Chicago
  • Tuesdays (6 pm): Call voters in the the 3rd and 7th districts in support of Delia Ramirez and Kina Collins running for Congress.
  • Wednesdays (3 pm or 6 pm/alternating weeks): Wisconsin Wednesdays!
  • Thursdays (10 am): Recruit past volunteers to canvass and phonebank in 2022 with Indivisible Chicago

ACT: Phonebanks start at different times on different June dates. Find days/times that work for YOU. Read more and sign up for Indivisible Chicago phonebanks here!

Find Your Way to Make a Difference in 2022

It’s 2022, and it’s time to act. Indivisible Chicago-South Side joins with Indivisible Chicago Alliance (ICA) to make a difference in the future of our nation.  We simply cannot sit this election out. The future depends on us.

Find your way to make a difference. Are you someone who likes to get out in the world and talk to people? Sign up to canvass for a candidate. Prefer to work from home? You can phone or text voters.

Have you been feeling like you should do something, but don’t yet know what, where, or how? The Indivisible Chicago Alliance has got you!  Whatever you choose, you’ll get all the training, support, and camaraderie you’d like. Explore the opportunities below and pick one to try:

 This Thursday in Printers Row: Join the Watch Party

Join Indivisible Chicago for the historic broadcast as the January 6 Commission lays out its case against Donald Trump and his accomplices in their criminal conspiracy to overthrow our democracy. Show your support for this pursuit of the facts as Trump Republicans continue pursuing a mission to disrupt American decisions and assault our freedom to vote.

By meeting up for watch events, we can build public awareness around the hearings and momentum for action both locally and nationally to protect access to the ballot for all of us. For more information visit IndivisibleChicago.com.

WHAT: Jan 6 Committee Watch Party with Indivisible Chicago
WHEN: Thursday, June 9th, 6:00-10:00 pm
WHERE: Bar Louie in Printers Row, 47 W. Polk
GET INFO/SIGN UP: bit.ly/ICAJune9Jan6

 Recap: IL-01 Candidates Forum

Illinois primary day is Tuesday, June 28th. If you’ll be voting as a Democrat in Illinois’s 1st Congressional District, you’ll need to choose among 17 candidates, 14 of whom took part in the May 23 Candidates Forum jointly hosted by Indivisible Chicago-South Side and UChicago Democrats. 

Here are Forum resources for you:
1. Virtual Forum Program – PDF
2. Full May 23 Candidates Forum – recorded livestream (scroll to begin at minute 14:00)
    – Hour #1: Group 1 candidates; Hours #2-3: Group 2 candidates (see photos above)
3. News stories in Block Club Chicago & Hyde Park Herald

Organizations & Opportunities

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

Save the Date: Sat. June 11 for the March for Our Lives

March for Our Lives – Chicago
Saturday June 11th, noon. Location TBA.
Follow the Facebook Event for updates.

From March for Our Lives, Chicago: Four years ago, we rose up together. A million of us demanded change. We built a movement. We voted for new leaders. But our elected leaders grew comfortable, and gun deaths increased.

With the power of a movement comes the responsibility to use it. It’s time to rise up once more and take to the streets. Now is the moment we march again, and we’re counting on you to show up on Saturday, June 11th, 2022 in Chicago and cities across the country. Save the date and watch the Facebook Event for the meeting point.

Check Your Judges – From Injustice Watch

From Injustice Watch: Cook County, it’s time to #CheckYourJudges! Injustice Watch just published their judicial election guide for the June 28 primary elections.

The guide is the result of months of extensive research and reporting about the 75 candidates running for judge. It includes detailed information on each candidate’s work history and legal experience, as well as their family and political connections and past controversies.

NEW this year, you’ll also find:

  • Campaign finance data and each candidate’s top donors.
  • Information on candidates’ community involvement.
  • Responses to Injustice Watch’s candidate survey.
  • Ratings from all 13 bar associations that evaluate candidates (coming soon!).

Injustice Watch offers the guide as a voting resource. They don’t make endorsements or recommendations.

The guide is available in English and Spanish. You can use the guide to find your subcircuit, research and select candidates to vote for, and print a PDF version of your choices to take with you when you vote. (You can also use the guide on your phone in the voting booth.)

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