Newsletter January 11-17, 2021
> Weekly News & Actions <<< January 11, 2021 to January 17, 2021
7 Days Until Inauguration Day!
New Year - New Impeachment!
1.6.21: We witnessed, in horror alongside all of you, the violence in our Capitol and state houses across the country unleashed by Trump and aided by many Republicans complicit through their silence and through their own attacks on the will of the people. 1.13.21: Yes, Trump was impeached again. Yes, this is the first President who has been impeached twice. Yes, there was some GOP support. However, the gravity of indicting and impeaching a President for inciting an insurrection against the United States is the far greater story. We must hold Trump and all those complicit accountable. Ongoing: We the people have pulled through everything that’s been done to divide, derail and dishonor our most basic rights. We have stood strong in the midst of unrelenting attempts to discredit and silence Black, Indigenuous, immigrant and other communities of color. 1.20.21: Together, we will work to make this a place of liberty and justice for all as Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are inaugurated. In the meantime, here are a few things to keep us all busy (details and links below):
Watch the Evanston Mayoral Forum on Jan 14, 7pm hosted by Evanston Live TV & NAACP
Join us on Jan 18 for a day of service honoring MLK and the Inauguration.
Join us at Indivisible Chicago's Inauguration Celebration with Casten, Underwood & Newman along with other entertainment.
Contact your Senators to urge McConnell to reconvene the Senate for an impeachment trial and for disqualification of Trump from holding federal office again.
Read the latest Indivisible Guide: we need to pass big structural reforms to save our democracy. The new guide is a blueprint with the next steps we need to take to emerge from this crisis.
Please stay safe, healthy, informed and involved.
CANCELLED due to changes in the Inauguration plans of our speakers.
We will reschedule this event; those who registered will need to sign up for the new zoom event; date TBD. Thanks for understanding.
On this national holiday, Jan 18 honoring one of our heroes of the civil rights movement, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., please join Indivisible Evanston, the Presidential Inaugural Committee, and our incoming President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris for a Day of Service. Across the nation, there will be hundreds of thousands of volunteers dedicating their time and service to celebrate the profound legacy of Dr. King, and to provide relief to communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the past, Indivisible Evanston has recognized Dr. King on this holiday by gathering donations from our members, or joined in-person community and national actions. Due to the impact of COVID-19, this year we are hosting a virtual opportunity for our volunteers. We’re asking our members who are able to make donations to several organizations that help those in our Evanston community who have been most impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic:
Evanston Community Foundation Rapid Response
Indivisible Evanston Leadership Team: Candace, Kathleen, Laura, Leslye, Rosie, Steve & Susan
Indivisible Evanston MLK and Inaugural Day of Service
It wouldn't be a celebration without YOU!
Join us Jan 20 l 5:30 - 7pm Join us for an evening with Illinois Congressional leaders including Sean Casten, Lauren Underwood and Marie Newman, musical guests, comedy and more. Let's celebrate and send off Joe Biden & Kamala Harris to the White House. Online. Sign up here
We’ve defeated Trump. We’ve defeated his cronies. We won in Georgia and took back the Senate. We’ve celebrated. Now, we have a short window to save our democracy. Getting it done depends on all of us, and our new guide provides a blueprint: New Indivisible Guide
Impeachment by the House isn't enough.
Call your Senators now and tell them to urge McConnell to use his emergency powers to immediately reconvene the Senate for Trump’s second impeachment trial, and that you expect your Senator to vote to convict and then disqualify Donald Trump from holding federal office in the future. Visit Indivisible's website to be connected directly with your Senator here.
Make a plan to vote in Evanston's Municipal Election for Mayor - City Clerk - City Council - D65 - D202. Tell family & friends why it’s important to vote in local elections!
Jan 14:Hear from the three candidates: Daniel Biss, Lori Keenan and Sebastian Nails at theEvanston Mayoral Forumhosted by Evanston Live TV & NAACP, 7pm
Visit the Democratic Party of Evanston website for interviews with many of the candidates.
In Evanston, in the Mayoral race because there are more than 2 candidates, there is a primary election which is on February 23rd. If a candidate receives 50% of the vote plus 1, they win the election. If no candidate receives over 50% of the vote, the top two candidates will face off in the General Election on April 6th, 2021.
Vote by Mail (primary & general): mailvoting.cookcountyclerkil.gov
Early Voting: Begins Feb 8. See here for hours at Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center
Primary E-Day: Feb 23
General E-Day: April 6
DPOE is holding an electronic endorsement for Evanston municipal elections: Jan 17 - 23. You must be a DPOE member to participate in the endorsement. Members will receive their ballot electronically January 17th 8:00 AM and may submit them until poll closing January 23rd 8pm.
Visit DPOE website for details and to see interviews with the candidates: evanstondems.com
ndivisible Evanston Events & Important Dates
Stay home, stay safe and healthy!
14: Evanston Mayoral Forum hosted by Evanston Live TV & NAACP, 7pm
17 - 23: DPOE Municipal Election Electronic Membership Endorsement Vote
18: Biden-Harris Inaugural Day of Service
19: CANCELLED IE Monthly meeting. Those who registered will need to do so again when we reschedule the event.
20: Inauguration Celebration with Indivisible Chicago: Everything Blue is New Again
8: Early Voting for Evanston Municipal Primary Election
23: Evanston Primary Election
2: IE Monthly Meeting
6: Evanston Municipal General Election
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