Action Steps 10/31/17

IL-9 Action Newsletter 11/1/17


5 Things To Do This Week to Resist from the IL-9


Raise Your Consciousness


Have you been looking for local resources related to health care, Medicare, employment, veterans affairs, and financial wellness? Make plans to attend the Helping Hands Community Resource fair on Saturday, November 4, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Niles West High School. Organizations and experts from across the community will be at the event to provide resources and guidance on topics important to Illinoisans’ lives. Find more information here.


Be Prepared


With the indictments of Manafort and Gates stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, and the president’s regularly-tweeted dislike of these actions, groups across the country are preparing for the possibility that the president will try to fire Mueller in the same way he did former FBI Director James Comey. While signs don’t currently point toward such a firing, we know that the president’s mood changes on a whim. Add your name to the Indivisible Chicago Rapid Response Team so that you’re ready to stand against presidential overreach in the event of a Mueller firing.


And while you’re at it, keep yourself up to speed on the Mueller investigation and all its players and implications. This tool from the Washington Post is great for understanding the scope of what’s going on.


Ongoing Autumn Actions


It’s time! It’s now open enrollment for those seeking health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. In the past few months, the current administration has done plenty to try to undermine signups; we cannot let this tactic work. Visit the Get America Covered project’s website for resources and support to make sure all your friends and family know that enrollment lasts November 1 through December 15.


Now through November 15, volunteers will be calling Illinois registered voters to encourage them to contact Governor Rauner and insist that his Family Foundation cease distributing false information aimed at denying climate change. Governor Rauner’s Family Foundation has distributed scientifically inaccurate information to over 200,000 teachers across the country, negatively impacting students. Sign up here to phone bank on any upcoming Tuesday or Wednesday evening.