Action Steps 7/5/17

IL-9 Action Newsletter 7/5/17


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


Make a Call


Governor Rauner still has not signed HB 40 into state law, despite the measure passing in both the state house and senate. Use this resource from the ACLU of Illinois to reach out to Rauner to express how vital it is he sign this legislation into law to protect the reproductive rights of Illinois residents.


Add Your Name


The current administration has proposed eliminating Amtrak long-distance passenger service, a move that would cut off small towns across the country from connection to commuter routes and their final remaining option for low-cost public transportation. Add your name to the petition asking Congress to reject this proposal and allow Americans to continue to stay connected via Amtrak.


Commit yourself to being a compassionate and supportive member of your community. Sign the Pledge of Allegiance to Each Other, a pledge to honor the dignity in all humans and to join together in community and fellowship.


Stay Informed


Unsure of what to do now that the Supreme Court has allowed aspects of the Muslim Ban to go into effect? Take a look at this infographic, which includes ideas for standing against the ban and standing up for our Muslim neighbors.


In continuing to speak out against the proposed American Health Care Act, the current Republican legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, it’s vital to have knowledge of how the AHCA would adversely affect people. Use this resource from Indivisible, which crunched the numbers on the increased costs and decreased coverage that the AHCA would bring to Illinois residents.