IL-9 Action Newsletter 2/8/17
5 Things To Do This Week to Resist from IL-9
Write a Letter
Many children and families will be making valentines to share next week. While the craft supplies are out, consider creating postcards or writing letters to the White House about climate change and the environment as part of the Kids 4 Planet Earth 1 Million Letters initiative. Sending letters about issues that affect our youngest generations is a great way to involve kids in organizing and resistance efforts.
Boots on the Ground
Show your support for reproductive rights, which are facing increasing threat across the nation. Join the Rally for Reproductive Justice organized by the Chicago Campaign to Expose Crisis Pregnancy Centers, which will take place from at the James R. Thompson Center downtown.
If you’re a resident of Rogers Park and are concerned about the recent executive actions and rhetoric against immigrants and refugees, plan to attend this neighborhood action meeting on from at the Living Water Community Church. The meeting will focus on understanding the full scope of recent actions impacting immigrants and refugees as well as brainstorming solutions to keep neighbors safe.
Add Your Name
Illinois Women Moving Forward has articulated core principles pertaining to women’s health care, economic security, and justice in Illinois. Take a few minutes to read the principles, then sign on to add your support to upholding these values in our state.
Raise Your Consciousness
As news continues to break at a fast pace, it’s increasingly important to think critically about what types of news sources you’re reading. Take a few minutes to review your news sources and habits with the help of “How to Spot Fake News” from the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions. The infographic shares tips for determining whether an article you come across online is something to take seriously or not.