Action Steps 4/11/18

IL-9 Action Newsletter 4/11/18


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


Speak Up For Science


On Saturday, April 14, from 1-4 p.m. outside the Field Museum, Chicagoans will participate in Speak Up For Science, an afternoon demonstration and celebration of the vitality and necessity of science in our world. A continuation of the sentiments expressed at the 2017 March for Science, the free public event will include a rally for the importance of science as well as an all-ages science fair. Illinois residents will also get free entry to the Field Museum all day Saturday. Find out more here.


Participate in the Tax March


On Sunday, April 15, from 12-1 p.m. at Daley Plaza, demonstrators will extend the work of the 2017 Tax March to continue to demand release of the president’s tax returns as well as fairer tax law. Tax reforms enacted at the end of 2017 have taken effect since the last march, with an end result of over half of Americans paying higher taxes than they were a year ago while those at the top of the tax bracket pay less. Find out more about how to participate in the Chicago Tax March, one of a nationwide series of marches.


Know Your Census History


You’ve likely heard that the Census Bureau, under the direction of our current administration, plans to ask about citizen status on the 2020 Census. If you’re unclear why this additional question raises red flags, take a few minutes to read this Washington Post piece about how a similar question on the 1940 Census led directly to the incarceration of American citizens simply because they or their families emigrated from Japan. Our families, friends, and neighbors are in real danger when these sorts of questions are asked—whether from misuse of the information they share, or from underreporting of immigrant populations in the United States because of low levels of participation in the Census due to fear of how their data could be used.