Indivisible Chicago – South Side

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IC-SS Weekly Update: August 9, 2022

August 20: Meet Rep. Lauren Underwood & Help Her Win!

From Indivisible Chicago Alliance: Here’s a canvassing trip with something extra. On Saturday, August 20th, we’ll be knocking doors in Joliet to introduce Congresswoman Lauren Underwood to voters in new parts of her 14th district. The extra-special: We’ll be joined by Rep Underwood herself and 3rd district Congresswoman-to-be Delia Ramirez!

On Saturday, August 20th, 9:30 am-3:00 pm, we’ll be talking with voters who may not know much about Lauren Underwood and aren’t used to voting in midterms. To keep her seat and continue her stellar congressional career, Rep. Underwood needs them to turn out in November.

Beginners are welcome! Indivisible Chicago will provide all the training you need, and pair you with a veteran canvasser if you like.

Delia Ramirez will join Indivisible Chicago at the group’s Chicago meet-up spot, Colectivo Coffee-Logan Square at 2261 N Milwaukee. She’ll travel with the Logan Square group, and Lauren Underwood will greet everyone in Joliet. You are also welcome to go directly to Joliet – or see the “Special Note” below for Southsiders. Sign up here.

Special Note: Interested in Carpooling from the South Side?

On the 20th, Indivisible Chicago-South Side co-leaders plan to go directly from South Side Chicago to Joliet and meet up with Rep Underwood and Indivisible Chicago there.

Are you interested in either offering a ride to other South Side canvassers — or getting a ride with one of the South Side drivers? FIRST, sign up to canvass here. THEN, let IC-SS know by email and we’ll work to arrange carpooling.

Otherwise, feel free to sign up for and join the citywide Indivisible Chicago carpools leaving from the Logan Square meet-up site at Colectivo Coffee.


Take advantage of this chance to win some votes and meet these 2 incredible women. Sign up!

 See You Next Week at the Nile: Thurs Aug 18th
MAKE A DIFFERENCE. Handwritten letters encourage people to get out and vote. And in many districts, a few votes can sway an election. Vote Forward is a leader in letter-writing campaigns.

Sarah Rubin, Barb Schmidt, Esther Peters, Julia Kline, Linda Swift, Teri Watkins
Want evidence? Read about the impact of Vote Forward letter campaigns here & here. Then join our Vote Forward mentor Steve Kaganand IC-SS members to pen your own letters – while enjoying time together outdoors at the Nile in Hyde Park.

Come to Our Vote Forward Gathering: Thursday, Aug 18

Next week, join us for letter-writing gatherings at the Nile outdoor patio on Thurs, August 18, 6:30-9:00 pm. If you already registered to attend on Aug 18, you’re all set. Otherwise, register here!

Around the table: Vote Forward mentor Steve Kagan, Alexandria Suchy-Mabrouk, Nate Hauger and his folks, Esther Peters, Betsy Rubin, Lisa Rademacher, Teri Watkins, Michael Aaron, Sarah Rubin, Barb Schmidt
At last week’s Vote Forward gathering, 14 of us wrote 180 letters to be mailed to voters in Michigan, Texas, Illinois, Virginia, and Nevada – battleground states or districts. These letters will be mailed out – along with many thousands across the country – in time to make a real difference in voter turnout.

JOIN TOGETHER: Register here. Then meet us – and our Vote Forward mentor, Steve Kagan – at 6:30 Thursday, August 18th, at the outdoor patio of the Nile, 1162 E 55th St. IC-SS will spring for appetizers and bring wine.

Alexandria Suchy-Mabrouk, Nate Hauger… and Nate’s folks all the way from Seattle!
Feel free to bring wine/beer and to purchase your own food or soft drinks to support the Nile. If you wish, you can donate first-class stamps and bring along pens, highlighters, and stickers to personalize the letters you complete.

If you’re already signed up with Vote Forward, you are welcome to print out and bring your own letters. But you can register and attend without bringing a thing. Register here. See you next week at the Nile!

 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).

IC-SS Co-Leader Sarah Lincoln with Bill Mengebier & some of the Indivisible Chicago team who knocked 100s of doors in SW Michigan, talking to voters about issues they care about in this key battleground state.
Explore ICA’s opportunities below and pick one to try:

Organizations & Opportunities

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

Chicago Torture Justice Center Moves to Woodlawn

The Chicago Torture Justice Center describes its mission as seeking “to address the traumas of police violence and institutionalized racism through access to healing and wellness services, trauma-informed resources, and community connection. The Center is a part of and supports a movement to end all forms of police violence.”

And there’s news! The Center has recently relocated to Woodlawn (at 6337 S. Woodlawn Ave) from its former site on the West Side. Read all about it in the Hyde Park Herald.

Follow the Chicago Torture Justice Center on Facebook and on Twitter.

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