IC-SS Weekly Update: Nov. 7, 2022
Election Eve – Grab That Last Chance
Last chance to ACT. Scroll down for actions you can take today & tomorrow. Be sure to vote. And, on Election Night, let’s gather on Zoom – hope to see you then!
Election Night Hangout – Join Us Tues, 7:30pm
Enjoy this capture of some of the folks at our 2020 Hangout – join us again Tues Nov 8th, 2022!
Feeling hopeful, anxious, flat-out frightened? So are we – ALL that.
On Election Night, join us for an hour on Zoom to share your thoughts – and stay strong together – as we begin the long wait nationwide for final election results.
We’ll need that strength to be ready for whatever we’re called to do to protect our democracy, our freedoms, and our rights. See you tomorrow night!
WHAT: IC-SS Election Night Hangout
WHEN: Tuesday, November 8th, 7:30-8:30 pm
WHERE: On Zoom
REGISTER: To get the Zoom link, sign up here
Actions YOU Can Take Today & Tomorrow
YOU can still make a difference – today, election eve; and tomorrow, Election Day!
Phone Wisconsin & Illinois Voters on Monday – TODAY
From national Indivisible, Midwest Team:Join a very special phone bank for people in the Midwest – TODAY, Monday, Nov. 7th, 3:00 pm. Sign up!
National Indivisible’s Midwest Organizers, Cameron Macaw-Hennick and Scott Ickes, are hosting a phonebank party to help elect Lauren Underwood (for Congress in IL-14) and Mandela Barnes (for Senate in Wisconsin). Sign up right here.
Andrea Chalupa of Gaslit Nation will co-host Monday’s Midwest Indivisible phonebank
Text or Phone Michigan Voters on Monday & Tuesday
From Indivisible Chicago Alliance (ICA): Keep Gov Gretchen Whitmer in office and support other Michigan Democrats – today and tomorrow, from your home.
- Phone Michigan voters from your home on the final Michigan Mondays phonebank: TODAY, Mon, Nov 7th, 4:00 pm
- Text Michigan voters at these online texting parties: TODAY/Mon, Nov 7th; Election Day/Tues, Nov 8th at 12:00 noon both days
Weekend Canvasses – Thanks to All
Thanks to all who knocked doors in Illinois and Wisconsin over the weekend for the important final push! Enjoy these photos from our Sunday canvass in Joliet:
A roomful of canvassers with Rep Lauren Underwood & judicial candidates. At least 6 of us from South Side!
Indivisible Chicago Alliance partnered with the Working Families Party to canvass for Mandela Barnes and Tony Evers in Milwaukee.
Milwaukee:Indivisible Chicago + Working Families Party vols, incl Dir. Maurice Mitchell (front, center)
On Your Ballot
LAST CHANCE TO VOTE: Today Nov 7 and tomorrow Nov 8.
Vote for Judges
Keep bad judges out. Vote for or against judges on your ballot.
- VoteforJudges.org provides nonpartisan judicial voter education to people electing judges in Cook County. They report information on judicial candidates from local media outlets, 13 bar associations, and the judicial endorsements of local media outlets.
Vote YES for Workers’ Rights
Protect the lives and well-being of workers in our state. In the November 8 election, vote YES for the Workers’ Rights Amendment!
Vote for the Workers’ Rights Amendment on Election Day!
The Workers’ Rights Amendment will add language to the Illinois constitution guaranteeing employees the fundamental right to organize and collectively bargain for fair wages, meaningful benefits, and worker safety.
Vote YES for Forest Preserves
There’s a second referendum on the ballot for Cook County voters – you can vote YES to protect clean water sources, air quality, and wildlife in Cook County forest preserves for generations to come. Get more info about the referendum to protect Cook County forest preserves here.
Midterm Elections: It’s Time to Vote!
If you haven’t done so yet, be sure to VOTE today or tomorrow.
Chicago, Early Vote in Person, Now thru Nov 8
Early voting continues through Election Day. Chicago voters can choose among dozens of early voting sites. As a registered voter in Chicago, you can vote at any Early Voting site in the city. Get ALL the Chicago early voting info here.
NOTE: This year, the Early Voting site in the 5th ward is at the YMCA at 6330 S. Stony Island (across the street from the Jackson Park Field House).
Chicago, Vote by Mail
If you’re voting by mail, we urge you to drop your ballot envelope in a ballot drop box. Each Early Voting site has a ballot drop box. (You can also send your ballot via US mail, but it must be POSTMARKED by Tues Nov 8 – so we strongly recommend using a ballot drop box instead.) Get vote by mail info here.
Chicago, Voting on November 8
If you’re voting Election Day (Nov 8), be aware that many Chicago precincts have new polling places this year. As a registered voter in Chicago, get all your voter information – including your new polling place – by filling in a quick online form.
Live Outside Chicago?
Organizations & Opportunities
Indivisible Chicago-South Side shares information and action announcements from other organizations on issues important in our country, state, city, and communities.
Learn About/Support the SAFE-T Act
Last week, we shared info and actions to take in support of Illinois’s Pretrial Fairness Act, which is part of the SAFE-T Act (scroll to the Organizations & Opportunities section in our Oct 31 newsletter).
Here’s another opportunity to get info on the SAFE-T Act and how it can benefit the community – please share with people who may be interested.
WHAT: SAFE-T Act Resource Fair – Info on Pretrial Fairness Act, civil rights consults, legal aid consults, resources on ways to engage the community
WHO: Meet State Senator Robert Peters, Cook County Defender Sharone Mitchell, Jr., grassroots groups, community non-profits
WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 10th, 6:00-8:00 pm
WHERE: Quinn Chapel AME, 2401 S. Wabash
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