News & Events


May 27, 2020
A Great Loss For Evanston

By Evanston Committeeman Eamon Kelly

It is with deep sadness that I share the news that  Hecky Powell, a giant of the Evanston community, has passed away. Hecky was a leader and advocate for our Evanston Community. Hecky also was an active member of the Evanston Democratic community, for which he was honored with the Abner Mikva Lifetime Achievement Award.

Many DemocratIc officials from our Representative Jan Schakowsky, to Senator Durbin, to then State Senator Barack Obama sought and benefited from his strong support.

On a personal level, I have known Hecky all of my life. He was a mentor and role model. The loss to our community can not be overstated.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife and family. In his memory we all should redouble our commitment to our Evanston community and to our fight for the progressive values we share.
Volunteering Opportunities
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Sign Up to Postcard at Home With Sister District New Trier and Help Flip Wisconsin & Michigan

Sister District New Trier is supporting Indivisible Chicago and their mission to send 2 million get-out-the-vote postcards to Michigan and Wisconsin before the November election.

Their goal is to increase turnout by 20,000 voters who share our values & encourage mail-in ballots at the same time! 

They will order enough postcards for everyone to participate. Please help support the effort with a contribution of $10 per 20 postcards and stamps. You can pick up your kits from Lisa in Wilmette (address will be provided) or she can drop them off within the area the week of May 10. 

We have all summer to complete them so please don’t feel any pressure if the timing doesn’t work for you right now.  Sign up to order your stamp/postcard packages here.  If you have any questions, contact  LKeipert@sbcglobal.net . Thanks and stay healthy!
Sign Up to Write Postcards at Home to Wisconsin With Indivisible Evanston

Join Indivisible Evanston to write postcards to likely Democratic voters in Wisconsin, encouraging them to vote in the November Presidential election. They will supply the postcards, names and addresses and script. You just supply the postage (and support the post office at the same time)! 

Until they can meet again in person at postcard parties, they will have packets of 100 cards and materials available for pick up seven days a week at three locations in Evanston. You can also sign up to pick up cards in Chicago with Indivisible Chicago, or order directly online to have them shipped to you if you are outside of the Chicagoland area.

How it works: 

  • Go to their Sign Up and select your preferred postcard pickup date/location.
  • Check the blue Sign up box on the date and location you want to pick up.
  • Click on the the black "Submit and Sign up" box at the bottom of the page.
  • Select how many packets of 100 you would like to pick up.
  • Click on the black "Sign Up Now" box to complete your registration.
Lauren Underwood
Sign Up to Help Re-Elect U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood (IL-14)

Volunteer to help Rep. Lauren Underwood in her general election campaign. She still needs volunteers to help contact voters. There are three great ways to help: Sign up to  Phone Bank Text Bank  or  Write Postcards .
Vote-By-Mail Push with Indivisible Illinois

We need to plan nationally and statewide (even in IL) for the security of our votes in November 2020! 

1. CALL ILLINOIS LEADERS!

Ask our state legislators, Governor Pritzker, election officials, and ISBE to remove any barriers to receiving, tracking, and returning an absentee ballot. All jurisdictions should include envelopes with prepaid postage for all voters. 
If vote-by-mail legislation is not passed by the end of May in IL, there will not be time to organize another option, and an expanded vote-by-mail program will not go forward. 
  • Script & Contact information to call on your own here
  • Sign up to phone bank with Indivisible IL here

2. KEEP CALLING CONGRESS THIS WEEK!!!

Indivisible National has created a tool to help us call our members of Congress — including Democrats — today and demand that they fight to include these emergency protections for our election in the next coronavirus bill. 
Sign Up For Indivisible’s Payback Project

Indivisible’s  Payback Project  is a plan to target TEN Republican Senators up for reelection and take back the Senate majority. Defeating this many Senate Republicans will not be easy. It will take a massive awareness campaign to expose the truth of their complicity to voters, and a growing grassroots army on the ground ready to ensure their Democratic opponents have the funding and people necessary to knock doors, activate voters and win.

Indivisible has a comprehensive, four-pronged approach to make sure Republicans Senators are held accountable for their actions, their votes, and their enabling of Donald Trump.  Click here to learn more and get involved

One way to take action is the Payback Project’s a peer-to-peer textbanking outreach campaign to engage voters across the target states to take action with Indivisible groups in their area and mobilize locally to flip their Senate seats.  SIGN UP  right now to text and help them win back the Senate this fall.
Other Events of Interest
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Tomorrow Night, May 28, 2020: Virtual Conversation with Senator Amy Klobuchar and DNC Chair Tom Perez

When : Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 6:00pm CDT
What : A Virtual Conversation with Senator Amy Klobuchar and DNC Chair Tom Perez. Please email Ryan Baukol (rbaukol@joebiden.com) or Haley Jones (hjones@joebiden.com) with any questions.
Tomorrow Night, May 28, 2020: Rock Out on a Night In with Vice President Joe Biden

When : Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 7:00pm
Where : Online – Video call details will be provided to all confirmed guests 24 hours prior to the event.  RSVP is required .
What : An evening with Vice President Joe Biden, featuring virtual conversations and performances by Joe Walsh, Sheryl Crow, David Crosby, Rufus Wainwright and more TBA. Moderated by Senator Tammy Duckworth and Whoopi Goldberg. For more information email Luke Branscum at  lbranscum@joebiden.com
This Sunday, May 31, 2020: Brad Schneider Virtual 2020 Campaign Briefing

When : Sunday, May 31, 2020 from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Where : Online via Zoom. Link provided upon RSVP
What : Congressman Brad Schneider hosts political strategist Eric Adelstein for a briefing on Brad’s campaign and strategy leading up to the November election. To RSVP, send email to  maggie@schneiderforcongress.com
Sunday, June 14, 2020: 2020 Women For Brad Virtual Luncheon

When : Sunday, June 14, 2020 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm. 11:30am start for host-committee attendees
Where : Online via Zoom. Link provided upon registration.
What : 2020 Women for Brad hosts a virtual luncheon in support of Congressman Brad Schneider. Keynote Special Guest: Congresswoman Terri Sewell (AL-07) with Special Guests: Congresswomen Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) and Xochitl Torres Small (NM-2) and Congressional Candidate Betsy Dirksen Londrigan (IL-13).  Register online  or to RSVP and/or join the host committee, email Emanuela Frankel at  emanuela@schneiderforcongress.com
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