IC-SS Weekly Update: August 15, 2022
See You at the Nile This Thursday, Aug 18th!
Join us for our letter-writing gathering at the Nile outdoor patio this coming Thursday evening. If you already registered to attend on Aug 18, you’re all set. Otherwise, register here.
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 or beer. We invite you to bring stamps and wine or beer to share. You can also order your own soft drinks and food to support the Nile.
Join us on the outdoor patio of the Nile this Thursday, 8/18, 6:30 pm!
Are you already writing letters for Vote Forward? Feel free to bring along your own stash of letters to fill in. Otherwise, Steve will provide them for you. See youthis Thursday at the Nile!
But do letters make a difference? YES.
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. Want evidence? Read about the impact of Vote Forward letter campaigns here & here.
Urgent: Help Re-elect Rep Underwood!
From Indivisible Chicago Alliance: This year, winning Congressional seats in Illinois is key to holding the House for the next two years. Indivisible Chicago Alliance is working to make sure Lauren Underwood goes back to Congress. And Indivisible Chicago-South Side is part of this vital effort.
In her 4 years in Congress, Rep. Underwood has been an incredibly effective advocate for progressive issues, especially health care. But, after redistricting, Illinois’s 14th District is made up of 70% new territory. Many are Democrats not used to voting in midterm elections.
To win, we need to tell these voters about Lauren Underwood and give them a reason to to go to the polls in November. Below are two ways you can join with others from Indivisible Chicago Alliance to help.
Canvass with the Congresswomen – This Coming Saturday, Aug 20
Meet one Congresswoman and one Congresswoman-to-be in one event! On Saturday, August 20th, we’re going to Joliet to introduce new parts of the 14th district to Lauren Underwood.
Delia Ramirez, Democratic nominee for the 3rd Congressional District, will travel with us to Joliet. And to make the day even more special, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood herself will greet us when we arrive. SIGN UP here
Here are different options for taking part in this daytime effort on Saturday, August 20th:
- 9:30 am: Meet the Indivisible Chicago team at Colectivo Coffee, 2261 N. Milwaukee Ave., in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood. From there, you can get a ride out to Joliet to canvass. OR
- 11:00 am: Drive your own car directly to the Joliet site (you will receive the address when you register) OR
- Let us know if you would like to get a ride or give a ride to Joliet from Chicago’s South Side. Indivisible Chicago-South Side will help you arrange this in order to get from the South Side to Joliet by 11:00 am. For this option, let IC-SS know by email.
Whichever option you choose, please be sure to SIGN UP here. Note: Canvassing will finish about 3:00 pm. Indivisible Chicago will provide support and training for both veteran canvassers and newbies.
Phone Voters for Rep Underwood – Tuesday Evenings
You can also help Lauren Underwood win in 2022 by joining the Indivisible Chicago Alliance’s weekly phone banks. We’re dialing for Lauren every Tuesday from 6-8 pm from now until the election.
We’re calling likely Democrats to let them know that Lauren Underwood is on the ballot and encourage them to vote. We need to get our message out and be sure these voters get to the polls in November!
What do you need in order to phonebank from home? A laptop, a phone, and a comfy place to sit. You connect with phonebank leaders on Zoom, where you get all the training and support you need before – and during – the two-hour session. In the last 15 minutes, you get to debrief and share phonebank stories with the other callers.
To get the Zoom link to join one or more Tuesday evening phonebanks for Lauren Underwood, RSVP here.
Organizations & Opportunities
Indivisible Chicago-South Side shares information and action announcements from other organizations on issues important in our country, state, city, and communities.
Volunteer for Sean Casten – Keep IL-06 Blue
Rep Sean Casten is running for re-election in Illinois’s 6th district, newly redrawn to include many new areas. Let’s help keep this strong pro-environment, pro-choice Democrat in Congress!
Learn more about Sean here. Then volunteer in person or from your own home:
- WEEKENDS: Canvass for Sean Casten, based in Downers Grove
- THURSDAY EVENINGS: Phonebank for Sean Casten, from your own home
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