Newsletter January 25-31, 2021
Updated: Feb 1, 2021
January 25-31, 2021
We've been reveling in the celebration. Now, like Joe & Kamala, let's get to work.
To our amazing volunteers: We’ve defeated Trump. We won in Georgia and took the Senate. We’ve celebrated. Now, we have a short window to save our democracy. These are just some of the many progressive priorities we can secure *RIGHT NOW* with our new Democratic trifecta" ☑️ Eliminate the filibuster ☑️ D.C. statehood ☑️ John Lewis Voting Rights Act ☑️ For the People Act ☑️ Expand and depoliticize the courts Many of you are asking what's next... 1. Read Indivisible's new guide & blueprint here. 2. Taking action to make the structural reforms and progressive priorities listed above happen. See details in the block below. 3. For hard-core Indivisibles, join us on Jan 31st for a half day, "We Won, What's Next? Indivisible's 2021 Strategy Session" run by Indivisible National from 2-6pm CT. Sign up here. Together we can make a difference, The Indivisible Evanston team
The victory isn't the election, it's the legislation. Actions we need to take now.
First, read: Our new guide provides a blueprint for saving our democracy (including a timeline for making the most of these crucial first 100 days): Read the new Indivisible Guide. Then: Actions we can take next to enact the kind of structural reforms that will put power in the hands of the people. See details take at the links. 1. Make DC the 51st state, H.R. 51. Take action - make DC a state. 2. Reform and bring balance to the federal courts. Expand the Supreme Court and the lower courts. 3. Eliminate the filibuster. Take action - filibuster. 4. Enact the For the People Act, H.R. 1 -- legislation that would get money out of politics, expand voting rights, combat corruption, secure our elections and more. Take action - enact H.R. 1. 5. Secure the John Lewis Voting Rights Act. H.R. 4, which would restore full protections of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Take action - enact H.R. 4.
Getting it done depends on all of us!
Join us for our first virtual meeting of 2021! Tuesday, Feb 16, 2021, 7 - 9pm This meeting was originally scheduled for Jan 19; it has been rescheduled to Feb 16. All must sign up for this new zoom event to receive the link for Feb 16. Thanks.
MeetingQuestion Submission for Feb 16 Meeting
Make a plan to vote in Evanston's Municipal Election Mayor - City Clerk - City Council - D65 - D202. Tell family & friends why it’s important to vote in local elections!
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
Book Group Is Back! Wednesday, March 3, 7-9 PM
We are excited to kick off our 2021 book club with our first selection, "Nine Days: The Race to Save Martin Luther King Jr.'s Life and Win the 1960 Election" by Stephen Kendrick and Paul Kendrick. We know Paul as the Executive Director of Rust Belt Rising, our parter in the WI and MI Voter Registration Project. When not phone or text banking to register voters, Paul was busy collaborating on this incredible book with his co-author and father, Stephen. We look forward to having both of them join us in discussion on March 3rd!Register for March Book Group Now!Order "Nine Days" from Page 1 Books
Indivisible Evanston Events & Important Dates
31: "We Won, What's Next? Indivisible's 2021 Strategy Session" run by Indivisible National. Half day session 2-6pm CT. Sign up here.
8: Early Voting for Evanston Municipal Primary Election
16: IE Monthy Meeting (TBD - rescheduled from January)
23: Evanston Primary Election
3: IE Book Group Meeting
30: IE Monthly Meeting (TBD)
6: Evanston Municipal General Election
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