🏠 QUICK LINKS TO TAKE ACTION FROM HOME August 3-9 🏠

KEY ACTIONS FOR THIS WEEK:

  • SIGN UP for a 2020 Election Action: Phone Banks, Text Banks or Post-carding

  • NEW: Cook County Suburban residents: Sign up to obtain an absentee ballot here.

  • SIGN Up to make calls to Register Voters in Wisconsin. 

  • SIGN UP for our August 25th Monthly Meeting: Voting By Mail

WISCONSIN:

ILLINOIS:

MICHIGAN:

POSTCARDS & LETTERS:

TEXTING

PROTECT OUR ELECTIONS 2020:

NATIONAL INDIVISIBLE ACTIONS: 

IE BOOK CLUB: SIGN UP "We Were Eight Years In Power," Ta-Nehisi Coates. Saturday, August 29, 10am to 12 pm.

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As Indivisible leaders, we are committed to listening, educating ourselves, and to taking action in support of organizations and leaders that are fighting for people and communities who are the most impacted by racism and police violence. However, nothing is going to get better in this country unless we get Trump out of the White House, take back the Senate majority from the GOP and help Democrats hold the House majority. No march or protest is going to do that. Voting is our power, and we have five months to do the work to make this happen. Then the work begins to hold Democrats accountable for making tangible changes nationally to show us that they stand behind Black Lives Matter as more than just a campaign platform. We are committed to doing the work, but we need your help. Please take a moment to take action for racial justice with our actions linked below, and then sign up for one of our actions on this page and get involved today. Thank you. 

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Submit A Member Testimonial

Thank you for being a member, volunteer and activist with Indivisible Evanston. Our organization would not be what it is today without your involvement over the past three years, and we want to share your stories and experiences with others in order to inspire them to get involved as well.

 

We will be using quotes from your stories and testimonials on our website, social media and in our newsletter with your permission. We will only use first names and last initials publicly to identify the source of the quote, unless you prefer to remain totally anonymous.

We are asking you to share what Indivisible Evanston means to you, as well as to provide us with testimonials about your specific experiences with our organization and community. 

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Watch the recording of our July 21, 2020 Monthly Meeting featuring the Biden Campaign, Senator Dick Durbin, and Biden Delegate Jill Wine-Banks.

Available until August 20, 2020.

Sign Up for Postcards to WI & MI Packets

Join Indivisible Evanston to write 100,000 postcards to likely Democratic voters in Wisconsin and Michigan, encouraging them to vote in the November. Presidential election. We will supply the postcards, names and addresses and script. You just supply the postage (and support the post office at the same time) and write the cards!

Until we can meet again in person, we will have packets of 100 cards and materials available for pick up seven days a week at three locations in Evanston. We will also be doing weekly postcard parties on Zoom, so you can connect with other amazing postcarders and get them done together! You can also sign up to pick up cards in Chicago with Indivisible Chicago, or order directly online to have them shipped to you if you are outside of the Chicagoland area. More info and FAQ's.

Sign Up for Indivisible's Payback Project

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Indivisible's Payback Project is has a plan to target TEN Republican Senators up for reelection and take back the Senate majority. Defeating this many Senate Republicans will not be easy. It will take a massive awareness campaign to expose the truth of their complicity to voters, and a growing grassroots army on the ground ready to ensure their Democratic opponents have the funding and people necessary to knock doors, activate voters and win.

 

Indivisible has a comprehensive, four-pronged approach to make sure Republicans Senators are held accountable for their actions, their votes, and their enabling of Donald Trump. Click here to learn more and get involved

 

TheOne way to take action is the Payback Project's a peer-to-peer textbanking outreach campaign to engage voters across the target states to take action with Indivisible groups in their area and mobilize locally to flip their Senate seats. SIGN UP right now to text and help us win back the Senate this fall.

Join the Indivisible Chicago Alliance Texting Team! 

Please sign up for one of our Monday evening classes in July (there's one tonight!) to learn more about texting voters. These trainings will be for the "IndivisiText Team," the national Indivisible texting program. We'll be learning how to use their platforms, TextOut and Slack.

 

Once you are trained, you'll be all set to join our new "Texting Tuesdays" regular group texting sessions. As usual, we’ll do it together, have fun and learn from each other!

 

ICA MONDAY NIGHT TEXTING TRAININGS:

July 27: http://tiny.cc/f6gbsz

All 5:30-7 PM

 

TEXTING TUESDAYS:

July 28: Florida: http://tiny.cc/vzgbsz

All 12:30-2:30 PM

 

Our Zoom text banks begin with a 30 minute check-in and orientation to make sure you are set up to text, and then we will join the national "IndivisiText Team" to text voters followed by a 15 minute debrief. As always, we will be available online for the duration of the event to solve problems and answer questions.

 

All ICA Textbanking and Training Events: http://tiny.cc/rxhbsz

 

National Textbanking Trainings: https://indivisible.org/indivisible-texting-schedule

2020 Election Security &

Vote By Mail Actions

Call your senators to voice your support ensuring safe, secure elections for all. We need to flood the phone lines in Congress to demand an allocation of at least $4 billion dollars to implement the reforms needed to ensure Americans can safely, securely, and efficiently exercise their right to vote while still protecting our public health. Click here to learn more.

VOTE-BY-MAIL PUSH with Indivisible Illinois

We need to plan nationally and statewide (even in IL) for the security of our votes in November 2020! 

1. CALL ILLINOIS LEADERS!

Ask our state legislators, Governor Pritzker, election officials, and ISBE to remove any barriers to receiving, tracking, and returning an absentee ballot.  All jurisdictions should include envelopes with prepaid postage for all voters. 

If vote-by-mail legislation is not passed by the end of May in IL, there will not be time to organize another option, and an expanded vote-by-mail program will not go forward.

  • Script & Contact information to call on your own here

  • Sign up to phone bank with Indivisible IL here

2. KEEP CALLING CONGRESS THIS WEEK!!!

Indivisible National has created a tool to help us call our members of Congress — including Democrats — today and demand that they fight to include these emergency protections for our election in the next coronavirus bill. 

Since we can't canvass in the midst of an international health crisis, we have to do the next best thing, which is phone banking. It's easy and we can prove it!

We have 30-minute classes that will tell you the secrets, show you the ropes, and answer all your questions. And if you like, you can step from class right into a working phone bank.

 

Sessions are scheduled throughout June and more are on the way. Sign up now for the next training. And make sure to attend the training at our June 23 meeting!

Michigan Mondays Phone Banks

We need your help now as we kick off the fight to turn Michigan blue in November. Sign up today for one of our upcoming “Michigan Monday” phone banking sessions in June (after the Phone Banking 101 trainings) as we reach out to voters by phone.

We’ll begin by checking in to see how the voter is doing and providing referrals to resources for those who need help. Each phone bank will start with a brief orientation session.

As we adapt to living through a global health pandemic, we are reminded on a daily basis of the urgent need to continue our work to ensure that Donald Trump is a one-term president. And, even as we all engage in the daily fight to defeat the Coronavirus, the clock continues to count down to November 3, 2020. More than ever, we need you!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Sign up to write letters by clicking here.

  2. Then, VoteFWD provides you with names, addresses, and a template to write letters to voters in important states.

  3. Save your letters and send them right before the election so that voters receive them at the perfect, most-strategic moment.

Indivisible launched a new partnership with VoteFWD; a nationwide letter-writing campaign to reach voters in key states before the November election, maximize impact, and increase turnout. With so many folks stuck at home and looking for ways to stay engaged and active, this is a great way to focus on the things we can control, like building voter turnout in key states ahead of November.

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Looking for an Activity? Fill Out Your CENSUS REPORT Today!

  • It's quick and easy. The 2020 Census questionnaire will take about 10 minutes to complete.

  • It's safe, secure, and confidential. Your information and privacy are protected.

  • Your response helps to direct billions of dollars in federal funds to local communities for schools, roads, and other public services.

  • Results from the 2020 Census will be used to determine the number of seats each state has in Congress and your political representation at all levels of government.

CLICK HERE to complete your census report and send the link to your friends & family!

Take Action Now with Indivisible's People's Bailout

Congress has now passed three coronavirus-related response bills. While these bills have temporarily filled in important gaps in our paid sick leave, unemployment insurance, and health care systems, they are grossly insufficient given the magnitude of the current crisis. What’s worse, in return for helping people who are desperately in need of support, Trump and his Republican allies demanded hundreds of billions of dollars in unaccountable corporate bailouts.

This crisis isn’t over and soon Congress will likely have to pass at least one additional response package. We need to continue demanding that any coronavirus response legislation puts people’s needs ahead of corporate profits — in other words, we need a People’s Bailout.

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