JOIN US AT OUR NEXT MEETING!
Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Avenue Parasol Room, 4th Floor
Tuesday, January 21, 2019 |7 - 9pm
2019 Holiday Potluck Celebration
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
So appreciative of our members who canvassed, registered voters,
phone banked, wrote letters, rallied and
participated in our work groups on Climate Change, Election Integrity & Healthcare
Great attendance at 10/22 meeting: 175+
Many thanks to our speakers, Willie Shaw, NAACP - Evanston/North Shore Branch &
Jill Wine-Banks, MSNBC Legal Analyst & Former Watergate Prosecutor
Actions & Activities in late September 2019:
Highlights - Great attendance at 9/24 meeting!
Many thanks to our speakers, Felesia Martin, WI Dems & Marie Newman, IL-3 Candidate
August 5 Meeting: Standing Room Only:
Listening to Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky
Standing room only as 150+ Indivisible Evanston members came to hear Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky give an update at our August 5 meeting. Thank you, Jan for candidly addressing a range of questions and for ending with a rousing call to action!
Missed the meeting? Watch our Facebook livestream here.
Climate Change Action: Email Senators Duckworth & Durbin to Co-Sponsor The Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act (HR 763)
Having angst about Climate Change especially in the era of Trump? Indivisible is all about pushing our Members of Congress to take action & here's how to do so on Climate Change...
The Action: Email Senators Duckworth & Durbin to co-sponsor the Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act (H.R. 763 & S. 3791). This is a weekly action that can be done using your computer or your cell phone.
Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky is a co-sponsor of this Bi-partisan legislation. Learn about the legislation here.
We'll use Citizens' Climate Lobby's web tool to easily & quickly send the emails...follow the instructions below and the visual images to the left.
This is legislation that Indivisible Evanston's Climate Change Work Group had been educating our members on since February.
1. Select your phone or computer's internet browser and search for Citizens' Climate Lobby.
2. If on your CELL phone, click on the three Blue Bars in upper right "Menu," then scroll down the BLACK screen to
"Take Action," then click on "Write Your Representative."
If on your COMPUTER, go to "Write Congress".
3. Follow the steps in the instruction sheet to the left.
Persistent emailing makes a difference! Do this action weekly or every time you hear a distressing climate crisis story.
Thank you for taking action on climate change!
Packed June 18 Meeting: "Fighting for Election Integrity...Before It's Too Late"
Thank you to the approximately 100 people who attended our June 18th group meeting, which focused on “Election Integrity.”
This informative meeting was conducted jointly with Common Cause Illinois. Jay Young, its Executive Director, discussed the impacts of H.R. 1 and the 2020 Census on fairer elections. Georgia Logothetis, the Assistant Executive Director, covered the history of election financing in the U.S. and the importance of fair election financing reform.
The meeting ended with a review of other Indivisible Evanston election integrity projects, including Risk Limiting Audits, Abolishing the Electoral College and our program to help Chicago area college students register to vote in their home swing states.
At the end of the meeting, we explained the impeachment process and related issues, asking all members to complete our survey on impeachment options. Missed the meeting? Not a problem! You can watch the live stream HERE.
Informative May 7 Meeting: "Road to Universal Healthcare: ACA to Medicare for All"
Many thanks to our speakers: Leslie Combs, District Director for Rep. Jan Schakowsky's office; John Perryman, MD of Physicians for a National Health Program; and Graciela Guzman, Coalition Director for Protect Our Care - IL.
The room was packed and audience members asked many informed questions. Thank you to Indivisible Evanston's Healthcare Work Group for organizing the meeting.
The meeting was live-streamed on Facebook if you missed it.
Read more on our BLOG.
Indivisible Evanston's Climate Change Work Group Lobbies in Springfield
On May 9, we met with Senator Laura Fine, Senator Julie Morrison and
Rep. Robyn Gabel at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield!
Sen. Fine & Rep. Gabel signed our Carbon Pricing Endorsement which we will be presenting to Senators Duckworth & Durbin to ask them to lead on “Putting a Price on Carbon Emissions” as a key policy concept in reducing the risks of climate change. Pricing Carbon will significantly reduce carbon emissions, create jobs, grow the economy, save lives and protect households from higher energy prices. Read more on our BLOG.
April 2 Meeting: "Climate Change Legislation: What's Next?"
Panelists and Indivisible Evanston Co-Leaders: Mike Zanillo, Laura Tanner Swinand, (IE) Commissioner Cam Davis, Kathleen Long (IE), Regina Gomez, MD, Jennifer Linton and Alderman Eleanor Revelle.
The Parasol Room was packed at the Loraine Morton Civic Center for our April 2 Climate Change Legislation Forum. Thank you to our featured speakers, and the 75 attendees including our members and organizations such as Citizens' Climate Lobby, Climate Reality Project, League of Women Voters and Citizens Greener Evanston! Read more on our BLOG.
Image: Jen Wilde @sogayjen
WOMEN'S MARCH CHICAGO
OPERATION ACTIVATION: January 19 - 22, 2019
>> Indivisible Evanston Food & Clothing Drive <<
This year, Women's March Chicago called for a day of service rather than holding a march and rally. Indivisible Evanston, in response to this call to service, collected food and clothing Connections for the Homeless, an Evanston based organization.
Thank you to all who donated two carloads of non-perishable food items and gently worn clothing
Check Out the New Indivisible Guides for 2019!
Indivisible On The Offense
Here’s to a new year! And though we’re still mired in Trumpworld, we can be thankful and proud of our work and accomplishments in 2018: Democratic control of the U.S. House of Representatives, Sean Casten’s and Lauren Underwood’s midterm victories, a Democratic governor and a supermajority in the IL state legislature, gun reform bills signed by Governor Bruce Rauner, and Illinois' passage of the ERA, to name a few. Thanks again for all your hard work!
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