Action Steps 12/6/17

IL-9 Action Newsletter 12/6/17


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


Make Calls for the Alabama Senate Race


The Alabama Senate special election will take place on Tuesday, December 12, which means all hands are on deck to get out the vote for Democratic candidate Doug Jones. Jones offers the type of Democratic representation the state needs—and that’s without taking into account that Jones’s Republican challenger, Roy Moore, is embroiled in allegations of his history of dating, pursuing, and harassing underage women. Use this tool to phone bank to predominantly African American voters in Alabama, who have the power to elect Jones to the Senate if they show up on election day next week. Login instructions and scripts are available in the tool.


Refill Your Well


Resistance efforts draw strength from the energy of resistors, which means it’s vital to take time to recharge throughout the year. Indivisible Evanston will be hosting an end-of-year potluck celebration for people to gather in fellowship and support. The event, which will take place on Wednesday, December 13, from 6:30-8:30 at the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center, will center on stories of success and hope since the 2016 election. Bring a dish to share.


Refill the Well of an Incarcerated Woman


Chicago Books for Women Prison is a local charitable organization that works to connect incarcerated women in Chicago with books to feed their brains and skillsets. After a successful #GivingTuesday campaign in which over 350 books were donated to local women, the organization is hoping for continued community support during the holidays. Take a look at their wish list of titles and give a gift that will bring both education and opportunity to some of the most disenfranchised and overlooked members of our community.


Reminder: Choose Your Health Plan—And Remind Others to Sign Up, Too


We’re approaching the end of open enrollment for those seeking health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. That means it’s time to change or add coverage for yourself and your family, and also to make sure all your friends and neighbors know it’s time to enroll, too. Visit the Get America Covered project’s website for resources and support to make sure all your friends and family know that enrollment lasts through December 15.


Indivisible Illinois is also organizing daily phone banking to alert Illinois residents to the Affordable Care Act enrollment period. Whether you’ve got just a few minutes to spare or can gather groups of friends to make calls together, sign up to participate in the phone bank. You’ll be doing your part to ensure everyone in Illinois who needs health insurance through the ACA is able to choose their coverage during open enrollment.