Will we see you Wednesday?

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IC-SS Weekly Update: July 11, 2022

This Wednesday, 6:30: See you at the Nile!

Will you join us at the Nile this Wednesday? We’ll eat, drink, socialize and use pens and paper to help get out the vote in key districts and states.

Register now to meet your Indivisible Chicago-South Side friends and write letters to voters at a Vote Forward Partythis coming Wednesday, July 13th, 6:30-9:00 pm. We’ll supply wine, beer, and appetizers; feel free to purchase other food and soft drinks to enjoy and to support the Nile.

If you’ve already signed up with Vote Forward, bring your own printed-out letters and envelopes to work on. But you’re welcome to just register & show up — our Vote Forward expert Steve Kagan will provide printed letters and envelopes for you to complete during the party.

Vote Forward champion Steve Kagan

We invite attendees to donate first-class stamps and bring along pens, highlighters, and stickers to personalize the letters you complete. But, remember, you can register and attend without bringing a thing.

What: IC-SS Vote Forward Party with Steve Kagan
When: Wednesday, July 13th, 6:30-9:00 pm
Where: The Nile,1162 E 55th St. – outdoor patio (indoors if it rains)
What to bring: Not necessary to bring anything. But you’re welcome to bring stamps, pens, highlighters, stickers, and your own letters/supplies if you already signed up with Vote Forward.
RSVP: Please RSVP to IC-SS by filling in this form.

People, Power, Progress: Let’s Act Together.

Make a difference in Illinois, Michigan, and the pivotal state of Wisconsin. One way to get active is via the citywide Indivisible Chicago Alliance (ICA).

Explore ICA’s opportunities below and pick one to try:

Wisconsin Is Critical – Make a Difference from Home

Wisconsin is the frontline in the fight for democracy. You can make a difference in our neighboring state – without leaving your home.

Help Register Voters in Wisconsin – By Phone

Help register key unregistered voters in Wisconsin.

Rust Belt Rising, Indivisible Chicago Alliance, Indivisible Evanston, and Register2Vote write:

We will train you to call targeted Wisconsin voters to help them complete their voter registration. Our training will get you comfortable using our virtual phone bank and helping people get registered to vote in Wisconsin.

So many options! Choose from multiple days and different 2-hour time slots to get trained and make your calls. Get info/sign up here.

Protect the Vote in Wisconsin

You can help protect the vote in Wisconsin: sign up directly with Wisconsin Democrats (WisDems) Voter Protection Team. If you’re interested in WisDems voter protection team – or if you do sign up, let us know, so we can connect!

Organizations & Opportunities

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

Courts Matter to Voting Rights & Protection: Hear the Recording

The overturning of Roe vs Wade – despite the leak of the draft opinion – was a stunning occurrence with the reverberations still being felt today. How did this happen? We know that it was decades in the making. The creation of the Federalist Society and massive amounts of investments are just part of the story.

The change in our judicial system toward a more conservative slant appears prevalent at all levels from appellate to circuit to the highest court in the land. Where do we go from here? How do we start?

If you missed the online session Courts Matter to Voting Rights & Protection, presented by Courts Matter IL and hosted by Indivisible Illinois’s Vote By Mail Taskforce, you can catch the full recording here.

Stay Informed on ECPS: Empowering Communities for Public Safety

Last week, CAARPR joined with other organizations at Federal Plaza to demand justice for Jayland Walker, the 25-year-old Black man who was brutally murdered by Akron, OH police, in a hail of 90 bullets.

IC-SS Co-Leader and CAARPR member Teri Watkins with a fellow activist at the Jayland Walker rally

In Chicago, CAARPR demands an end to police violence, starting with the full implementation of ECPS, the Empowering Communities for Public Safety ordinance passed in July of last year. CAARPR is providing training for people who want to run for ECPS District Councils. Read about ECPS here and follow CAARPR on Facebook for updates on trainings.

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