🏠 QUICK LINKS TO TAKE ACTION FROM HOME May 18-24 🏠

WISCONSIN:

ILLINOIS:

MICHIGAN:

  • SIGN UP for Indivisible Chicago's Michigan Mondays Phone Banks

  • In addition to winning Michigan’s 16 electoral votes, we are focused on defending the U.S. Senate seat held by Gary Peters, which will be critical to the national effort to flip the Senate.

  • ORDER postcards for Michigan directly or pick them up in Chicago. See postcard block.

POSTCARDS & LETTERS:

PROTECT OUR ELECTIONS 2020:

NATIONAL INDIVISIBLE ACTIONS: 

IE BOOK CLUB: SIGN UP for Our June 24 Book Club: "Unrigged."
 

MAKE A DONATION:

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Sign Up for Postcards to Wisconsin Packets

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HOW IT WORKS 

  • Go to our Sign Up and select your preferred postcard pickup date/location.

  • Check the blue Sign up box on the date and location you want to pick up.

  • Click on the the black "Submit and Sign up" box at the bottom of the page.

  • Select how many packets of 100 you would like to pick up.

  • Click on the black "Sign Up Now" box to complete your registration.

Welcome to the new IE Postcards 2 Wisconsin campaign! Join Indivisible Evanston to write 100,000 postcards to likely Democratic voters in Wisconsin, 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 at our postcard parties, we will have packets of 100 cards and materials available for pick up seven days a week at three locations in Evanston. 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. We are only writing cards to Wisconsin, so if you would like Michigan cards, you can also sign up with Indivisible Chicago or order them directly.
 

Indivisible IL-9 Salon with BLOC

The path to Trump’s defeat in November goes through Wisconsin, the state most likely to decide the next president. The Republicans' voter suppression strategy, focused especially on people of color, was in plain sight in its recent primary. Reason: African American voters are the bedrock of the Democratic coalition. Trump won Wisconsin by a mere 23,000 votes, and 40,000 fewer African Americans cast votes in the 2016 election than in 2012. Raising black turnout is crucial to flipping the state back to blue this year. Recently featured in the New York TimesBlack Leaders Organizing for Communities (BLOC) has knocked on doors in Milwaukee neighborhoods since 2017.

 

If you were outraged by Republican ruthlessness in the primary; if you admire the courage of those who voted in spite of the dangers; if you want to help flip Wisconsin and end the Trump presidency, join us to learn more about BLOC’s inspiring work and meet Angela Lang, its remarkable executive director. Deborah Harris, the director of Action Now, which works on the south and west sides of Chicago, will introduce Angela. RSVP for this event and you will receive a link to this call on the day of the event. 

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.

Next Book Club Meeting

Wednesday, June 24 | 5-7 PM

New Book: Unrigged: How Americans Are Battling Back to Save Democracy by David Dale. He is also the author of Ratf**ked: Why Your Vote Doesn't Count, which we encourage you to read as well, though our discussion will be focused on his most recent book. Daley's journalism has appeared in the New Yorker, the Atlantic, Slate, the Washington Post, and New York magazine. He is a senior fellow at FairVote and the former editor of Salon. "Unrigged" excerpt in Rolling Stone: "Kobach and Trump’s Spectacular Voter-Fraud Failure. Follow him on Twitter: @DavidDaley3.

 

We recommend that you order the book online through Bookshop to support our local host bookstore Page 1 Books on Evanston's Central Street. Click HERE to order and it will be shipped directly to you. You can also support Page 1 by ordering your audio version from Libro.fm instead of Audible. EPL is also offering cards online and this can be checked out as an ebook that way. Discussion will be moderated by IE Co-Leader Laura Tanner if we are able to meet in person at Page 1 or if we have another online Zoom discussion. Also make sure to check our our Facebook Event for this meeting: This is also a great way to discuss this and other books virtually while we can't in person.

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. Several sessions scheduled and more are on the way. Next training: Monday 5/18, 4:30 to 5PM

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 on May 11 or 18 (after the 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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