IC-SS Weekly Update: Dec. 5, 2022
TODAY, 4:00 PM: Phone for Warnock
It’s Election Eve in Georgia. We need Sen. Warnock in the Senate to continue his fight on issues we care about. His re-election will mean Democrats have a 51-vote majority and will diminish the power of the obstructionist Dems, Manchin & Sinema.
LAST CHANCE TO ACT: Today, Monday, Dec 5th, 4:00 pm Chicago time, help get out the vote for tomorrow’s runoff. Join author/activist/podcaster Andrea Chalupa of Gaslit Nation on Zoom to phone Georgia voters along with national Indivisible. All you need is your phone and your computer. SIGN UP NOW.
Andrea Chalupa at last week’s phonebank for Warnock Join her at 4:00 pm!
PS Look for some some local faces on the Zoom with Andrea Chalupa & Indivisible: Teri Watkins, Sarah Lincoln, and Betsy Rubin plan to join in. Phone with us this afternoon!
Wed. Dec 8: Hear from Indivisible
If we play our cards right, we can win back the Democratic majority in the House in 2024. ~ Indivisible co-founder Ezra Levin at a recent National Activist Call
This coming Wednesday, Dec. 8th, 7:00 pm CT, get in on the National Activist Call with national Indivisible. You’ll get an intro to national Indivisible’s new guide! Sign up 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.
TOMORROW, Dec 6: Forum on Tax Credit Vouchers
Why does Illinois give PUBLIC tax money to PRIVATE schools? Attend an online public forum on tax credit vouchers – tomorrow: Tuesday, Dec 6th at 7:00 pm. With Cassie Creswell, Director at Illinois Families for Public Schools. The event is co-sponsored by the Indivisible Chicago Alliance. REGISTER HERE.
SAFE-T Act Amendments Go to Gov Pritzker
Thanks to the work of grassroots organizations like the Coalition to End Money Bond and efforts by IL State Senator Robert Peters, the SAFE-T Act will go into effect in January, pending Gov. Pritzker’s signature on an amendment bill.
Read more at Sen. Peters’ website posting
The SAFE-T Act includes the Pretrial Fairness Act, which holds that people accused of a crime should be detained on the basis of whether they pose a risk to the community rather than their ability to pay bond. The Act, which will eliminate money bond, was designed to protect an individual’s right to the presumption of innocence and to address racial disparities in our pretrial system,
Last week, the Illinois Senate and House passed House Bill 1095 Senate Amendment 2, a SAFE-T Act trailer bill that amends portions of the Pretrial Fairness Act.
Its passage “is a testament to the fact communities across Illinois have stood by this legislation even as right-wing operatives sought to mislead them through a multi-million dollar misinformation campaign rooted in racism and outright lies,” writes The Coalition to End Money Bond.
- Read the latest on the SAFE-T Act in the Coalition to End Money Bond’s recent posting.
- TONIGHT: Attend a Pretrial Fairness Act online teach-in Mon. Dec. 5th at 6:00 pm. Sign up here.
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