Sep
21
2:00 PM14:00

Indivisible Lincoln Square (ILS) 2020 Election Committee

Independence Public Libarary (4024 N. Elston)

Reaching Beyond Chicago to Win Big in 2020!

First hour of the meeting we will discuss how to get our Northside Chicago neighbors to support progressive election efforts outside of the city, especially in Wisconsin and Michigan.

At 3pm, interested members of all Chicago Indivisible chapters are invited to meet Jon Hoadley, Democratic candidate for Michigan’s 6th Congressional District seat, currently held by 17 - term Republican incumbent Fred Upton. This is a very competitive race, only 70 miles from Chicago. Tump won MIchigan by just 10,000 votes. Help turn this around.

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Jul
29
6:00 PM18:00

Help SW Wisconsin Dems

Dems’ 47th Ward Office, 2234 W Irving Park, Chicago

Our allies in the Democratic Party, SW Wisconsin would like us to phone formerly active folks in their area and invite them to a meeting/activity up there. They will supply us a contact list and, we've been told, connection to NGP VAN.

We need participants to bring phones and laptops. Hopefully we'll have a group of about 10 or so.

RSVP to: Geri Kahn at gkahn@mindspring.com. Use subject heading "Phone banking July 29th" if you can commit, even if it is the same day as the 29th! Geri will be at the office at 5:30 if you want to get an earlier start.

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Jul
24
6:30 PM18:30

Dismantling Violence & Building Peace: Institute for Nonviolence

Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N Lincoln AVE, Chicago

Co-Hosts: Indivisible IL9, Adlai Stevenson Center on Democracy and the Institute for Nonviolence Chicago

Please join us to hear from a team from the Institute for Nonviolence Chicago as they describe the important work they are doing collaboratively to reduce gun violence. Their services are hyper-locally focused in Austin, West Garfield Park and Back of the Yards, where they engage with those at highest risk of being involved in gun violence and the communities in which they live to prevent and intervene in violence. Nonviolence Chicago provides outreach and mediation; victim support and advocacy; case management; reentry case management; community organizing and Nonviolence training to build the Beloved Community. As partners in several collaborations across the city to decrease gun violence, including Communities Partnering 4 Peace (CP4P), READI, and the Rapid Reduction initiative between Chicago CRED and CP4P, the Institute for Nonviolence Chicago is uniquely situated as a community-based organization and a big picture leader in this architecture. To learn how you can be an active partner in the Beloved Community, please join us on July 24!

Link to event information:https://www.facebook.com/events/2334423539971756/

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Jul
22
7:00 PM19:00

Meet Marie Newman

Community Room, Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N Lincoln AVE, Chicago

(Monthly General Meeting begins at 6:30 PM preceding the speaker presentation)

Marie Newman will be running against incumbent Dan Lipinski in the 3rd Congressional District. The election will be held March 17th. That date is the Democratic primary but for all intents and purposes is the crucial vote in this deep blue district.

Marie's campaign focuses on healthcare as a human right (she supports Medicare-for-All); an economy that works for everyone (she supports repeal of the Trump tax cuts); securing and advancing immigrant rights; commonsense gun reform; and other progressive goals. More information is found here.

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May
11
10:00 AM10:00

Road Map To Passing HB 2495

Ravenswood Event Center, 4021 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago

The 47th Ward Democrats invite you to a meeting to learn about the Reproductive Health Act (HB 2495), a bill that establishes the fundamental right to reproductive health.

Hear from: Majority Leader Greg Harris, Representative Ann Williams and other partner organizations.

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Apr
23
6:30 PM18:30

Indivisible Lincoln Square (ILS) General Meeting

Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N Lincon Ave

WHAT’S WRONG WITH MY DRINKING WATER? HOW DO I KNOW IT’S SAFE?
6:30 pm for ILS members 8:30 guest speakers

Featuring two top-notch speakers:

Debra Shore, Commissioner of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) speaking on water issues at the county level, not only lead but pharmaceuticals, microfibers, PFAs, as well as increased flooding and basement backups.
Geoffrey Cubbage, Green Party candidate who ran in election for vacancy in the MWRD speaking on city drinking water quality, especially as it relates to lead.

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Mar
26
6:30 PM18:30

Indivisible Lincoln Square (ILS) General Meeting and 47th Ward Alderman Forum

Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N Lincoln Ave

 ONE ON ONE: 47th WARD CANDIDATES  
 MATT MARTIN AND MICHAEL NEGRON 

6:30 pm for ILS members, 7-8:30 guest speakers

In our commitment to informing voters about the upcoming election runoff (April 2nd) for mayor and local races, we’ve invited the two candidates for the 47th Ward who have made it to the runoffs. Come hear their views.


 

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Feb
27
7:00 PM19:00

PENSION PROBLEMS FACING CHICAGO: Why are Pension Contributions a Pressing Issue?

Sulzer Library, 4455 N Lincoln

Special Guest: Ms. Amanda Kass

Amanda Kass is the Associate Director of the Government Finance Research Center. Amanda has previously worked at the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability and the University of Chicago’s Center for Municipal Finance.
     Amanda’s research focuses on state and local finance, with sub-specialties in pensions, housing, and fiscal analysis. Her work has been published in Chicago Magazine and Urban Affairs Review, and she has appeared in Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune, Crain’s Chicago Business, Reuters, Tax Analysts, and WTTW’s Chicago Tonight to name a few.
     Amanda sees her contribution as educating about pension systems and the question of pensions as it relates to revenue.

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Feb
5
7:00 PM19:00

Indivisble Lincoln Square Steering Committee Meeting--VENUE CHANGE!

Tonight’s Steering Committee Meeting has been rescheduled to occur as a Google Hangout due to the weather forecast. To join the meeting, please email Jessica.droeger@gmail.com and she will include you.

Sulzer Library, 4455 N Lincoln (in the small study room)

All are welcome in preparing the agenda for upcoming meetings.

NOTE: START TIME IS 7 PM

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Jan
26
2:00 PM14:00

Forum on Advancing Healthcare for All

ACT NOW FOR HEALTHCARE!
Please register at https://tinyurl.com/TowardHealthcareForAll
Reception at 1:30
SEIU Healthcare IL, Member Hall, 2229 S Halsted
Six renowned speakers in healthcare and related legislation.
For activists, community members, health professionals and others interested in healthcare access and health equity.
(Co-hosted and sponsored by several progressive groups.)

This event requires registration.

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Jan
23
6:30 PM18:30

Indivisible Lincoln Square General Meeting

Special Guest: Ms. Kina Collins
Gun Violence Prevention and Criminal Justice Reform Advocate and
Founder of the Chicago Neighborhood Alliance  (to prevent gun violence in Chicago)

Ms. Collins was selected by the Illinois statewide chapter of the National Organization for Women as the Ida B. Wells-Barnett award recipient for her commitment to ending gun violence, promoting criminal justice reform, and her work for Illinois women and girls. She was given the 2018 Women Who Dared, Vernita Gray Community leader award by the Chicago chapter of the National Organization for Women and was honored with the Change Maker Award from Chicago City Clerk, Anna Valencia. She recently co-authored her first bill, which was passed into law, House Bill 5544-the Illinois Council on Women and Girls’ Act. She is currently serving as a National Organizer for Physicians for a National Health Program, a national nonprofit focused on securing a single-payer health care system in the United States.

 Also, the agenda includes a quick discussion of the upcoming Aldermanic and City Council elections.

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Jan
15
7:00 PM19:00

47th Ward Aldermanic Forum

Doors open at 6:30

Enter through Door 6 on Ashland near Irving Park Rd

Learn more about the candidates as they share their views on wardissues and respond to voters’ questions. All community members are welcome.

Sponsered by and co-hosted several progress groups.


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Indivisible Lincoln Square General Meeting
Dec
17
6:30 PM18:30

Indivisible Lincoln Square General Meeting

Your efforts ushered in the Blue Wave.
With 2019 straight ahead, we’re positioning for great gains in 2020.
Be part of the plan.
 
Indivisible Lincoln Square General Meeting
Monday, December 17th from 6:30 to 8:30 at Sulzer Library, 4455 N Lincoln
Join us to organize for the 2019 (aldermanic and mayoral) and 2020 elections. Let’s begin.

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Indivisible Lincoln Square Steering Committee Meeting
Dec
5
6:30 PM18:30

Indivisible Lincoln Square Steering Committee Meeting

Your efforts ushered in the Blue Wave.
With 2019 straight ahead, we’re positioning for great gains in 2020.
Be part of the plan.
 
Indivisible Lincoln Square Steering Committee Meeting
Wednesday, December 5th from 6:30 to 8:30 at Sulzer Library, 4455 N Lincoln
Join us as we prepare the agenda for the December 17th meeting.

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Protecting Immigrant Families Vigil
Dec
5
5:00 PM17:00

Protecting Immigrant Families Vigil

The Trump administration has officially proposed a new regulation that would block immigrant families from having a permanent, secure future in the United States.Under the new regulation, immigrants who legally access to basic health supports, safe housing, and healthy food programs could be denied admission to the country or refused a green card. The proposed rule also makes clear that earning low wages, having children, or dealing with a medical condition could be held against immigrants seeking a permanent future in the United States.

In addition to this, there are still many families that will spend the holidays separated because of the cruel administration policies. Join us in standing up for all immigrant families on December 5!

When: Wednesday, December 5 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. 
Where: Federal Center and Plaza (219 S Dearborn St.)
RSVP and and share on Facebook

Action via Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

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Postcards for GA Runoff Election
Nov
27
6:30 PM18:30

Postcards for GA Runoff Election

Election season isn’t over yet! We’re reassembling the Postcard Posse for an important runoff election in pro-Trump Georgia.

Former U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D) and state Rep. Brad Raffensperger (R) advanced to a runoff following the November 6 general election to replace incumbent Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp (R), who ran for governor. 

We saw first hand the importance of Georgia’s Secretary of State when Brian Kemp worked to actively disenfranchise voters, leading to Kemp’s winning the governorship. Let’s help bring a Democrat to the position of SoS and restore voting rights in Georgia by writing postcards to voters.

When: Tuesday, November 27 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 
Where: Gideon Welles (4500 N Lincoln Ave)
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Postcard Party for Mississippi Runoff Election
Nov
18
1:00 PM13:00

Postcard Party for Mississippi Runoff Election

  • 319 Wesley Ave Evanston, IL United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Election season isn’t over yet! We’re reassembling the Postcard Posse for an important runoff election in pro-Trump Mississippi, where Democrats have one final chance to cut into the GOP’s Senate majority.

Democratic former Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy is aiming to upset Republican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith in a special election runoff on November 27. Hyde-Smith recently joked about lynching and deserves to be taken down by a strong Democrat. Join us to write postcards to Mississippi voters and help turn them out for this special election.

  • Sunday, November 18 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 319 Wesley Ave., Evanston; email rosie@mrosierees.org to RSVP

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Postcard Party for Mississippi Runoff Election
Nov
17
1:00 PM13:00

Postcard Party for Mississippi Runoff Election

  • 319 Wesley Ave Evanston, IL United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Election season isn’t over yet! We’re reassembling the Postcard Posse for an important runoff election in pro-Trump Mississippi, where Democrats have one final chance to cut into the GOP’s Senate majority.

Democratic former Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy is aiming to upset Republican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith in a special election runoff on November 27. Hyde-Smith recently joked about lynching and deserves to be taken down by a strong Democrat. Join us to write postcards to Mississippi voters and help turn them out for this special election.

  • Saturday, November 17 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 319 Wesley Ave., Evanston; email rosie@mrosierees.org to RSVP

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Postcard Party for Mississippi Runoff Election
Nov
14
6:30 PM18:30

Postcard Party for Mississippi Runoff Election

Election season isn’t over yet! We’re reassembling the Postcard Posse for an important runoff election in pro-Trump Mississippi, where Democrats have one final chance to cut into the GOP’s Senate majority.

Democratic former Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy is aiming to upset Republican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith in a special election runoff on November 27. Hyde-Smith recently joked about lynching and deserves to be taken down by a strong Democrat. Join us to write postcards to Mississippi voters and help turn them out for this special election.

RSVP on Facebook here

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It's Time to Hit the Streets!  Protect Mueller
Nov
8
5:00 PM17:00

It's Time to Hit the Streets! Protect Mueller

It's Time to Hit the Streets!


As you know, hours ago, Attorney General Jeff Sessions was forced out.

In his place, Donald Trump has decided to appoint a partisan loyalist who has published op-eds slamming Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

What's more, The Justice Department says acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker will immediately take over supervising special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation from Rod Rosenstein, the embattled deputy attorney general.

The red line has been crossed. In response, the Trump is Not Above the Law coalition is calling for nationwide rapid response protests tomorrow—Thursday, November 8— at 5 pm.

Here in Chicago, we will be protesting at Federal Plaza

Tomorrow, November 8th
5pm
Federal Plaza
219 S Dearborn 


Let's be clear: Matt Whitaker cannot have oversight of the Russia investigation, and must allow the investigation to continue.

We are all tired after a long election, but it's time to re-energize and hit the streets. For txt alerts from Indivisible Chicago (the host of this event), sign up here: https://www.indivisiblechicago.com/rapid-response-team/

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Text Bank with Voto Latino
Nov
3
11:00 AM11:00

Text Bank with Voto Latino

  • Will Be Provided Upon Registration (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Voto Latino is hosting a few texting parties before Nov 6th and they would like to invite you! Here is the SignUp for the 10/25 and 11/3 events: http://signup.com/go/eRBLUpU

They'll be using the app Hustle to text voters to remind them of the upcoming election. Come out and help them turn out voters! Feel free to pass on this invite to your friends and family. 

Food and drinks will be provided courtesy of Voto Latino. You'll also get one of our nifty #SomosMas t-shirts :)

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Swing Left - Last Weekend
Nov
3
to Nov 6

Swing Left - Last Weekend

It's time to transform our government!

We've marched. We've rallied. Now we're ready to give it everything we've got, on the last weekend before the midterm elections.

Study after study shows that the most effective way to get people to vote is by having conversations with them in the four days before Election Day (Saturday, November 3rd–Tuesday, November 6th).

Each of us has the power to make a big difference in a key race by talking to voters. Don't just vote this year—volunteer! Will you be there when it matters?

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Postcard Posse League Night
Oct
30
6:30 PM18:30

Postcard Posse League Night

You've heard of a bowling league, right? Well, we don't want to leave all the fun to those bowling athletes. Pick a team and write postcards together. Write to win prizes and, probably more importantly, help elect people who share your values! We will count up postcards for each team and keep the standings

RSVP Here

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