Action Steps 2/28/18

IL-9 Action Newsletter 2/28/18


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


Hear from Democratic Attorney General Candidates


Law School Democrats from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and Loyola University Chicago School of Law are hosting an open forum to hear from Democratic candidates for Attorney General; these candidates will be on your primary ballot this March. The forum will take place on Wednesday, February 28, from 6-8 p.m. with a one-hour meet and greet after, at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s Thorne Auditorium. Find out more and register here. The forum is free, although donations will be accepted to help defray event costs.


Know Your Rights


Students who are contemplating participating in school walkouts and peaceful demonstrations to demand gun legislation reform are invited to attend a free “Know Your Rights!” training specifically aimed at exploring the legal rights of students. The webinar, offered by the ACLU’s People Power, will take place on Thursday, March 1 at 7 p.m. Sign up for the event here. Teachers, parents, and allies are welcome to attend as well.


Demand Net Neutrality


Organizations across the country declared February 27 a day of action for net neutrality, but your voice is still needed to demand that Congress move to preserve net neutrality for all American internet users. Find out more and join the effort at Battle for the Net, and explore these resources if you need a refresher on why net neutrality is so important. As of Tuesday evening, legislation in the Senate was in need of only one more vote to preserve net neutrality.


Go Vote!


Early voting for the Illinois General Primary Election begins on Monday, March 5. With early voting available, there are no excuses for not voting—voting early ensures that any unexpected commitments don’t prevent you from casting your vote on election day. Type your address into this tool to identify your polling place, your early voting site, and all the details of who and what will be on your ballot for this election.