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June 3, 2020

From the organizer Patrick Hanley – “It’s important now for our neighbors – safe and suburban and yes, largely white – to stand – or kneel – in solidarity with our countrymen downtown, in Minneapolis, in Washington D.C., and in cities and towns across our nation. Together, we must send the message that even in this community – surrounded in privilege and wealth – we hear the protests loud and clear, and answer the call that our system must change and bend toward justice.

*** Important Information on Protesting during Pandemic ***

– Please join us – only – if you are able, healthy, and comfortable

– Please wear masks and keep appropriate distance.

– Following our gathering, please considering self-quarantine and limiting contact with vulnerable populations

We need your help – please reach out to Patrick  here . We’ll need organizers this week as well as volunteers on Saturday.”
Educate Yourself and Your Family With This Anti-Racism Resource

From the creator of this  google doc : “This  document  is intended to serve as a resource to white people and parents to deepen our anti-racism work. If you haven’t engaged in anti-racism work in the past, start now. Feel free to circulate this document on social media and with your friends, family, and colleagues.”
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.
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.
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Tomorrow Night, June 4, 2020: “The Long Shadow” Film – Live Q&A

When : Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 7:00pm
Where Online
What : A message from Director Frances Causey and Producer Sally Holst – “ The Long Shadow  provides much needed and critical background information about the institutional racist oppression and violence against African-Americans that has been perpetuated for 400 YEARS! How much more suffering can the African-American community endure? In support of vital community discussion, we are making  The Long Shadow  available for FREE  on this webpage  so it can be used as a tool to engage in conversation with friends, family, and community. Ultimately and most importantly, we hope the film can be a catalyst for ACTION. WHITE PEOPLE MUST DEMAND CHANGE NOW!”

Join the live Zoom Q&A featuring Director Frances Causey alongside Sharon Hatchett and Amania Drane, co-founders of  The Together is Better Alliance , a Chicago-based nonprofit created to foster knowledge and engagement that will break down resistance to confronting our country’s shared legacy of slavery. They will post a video recording of the Q&A on their website for those who aren’t able to attend. To submit questions or topics to be addressed, please email  thelongshadowfilm@gmail.com
Wednesday, June 10, 2020: TeleTown Hall – Anti-Choice Extremists Block Covid-19 Research

When : Wednesday, June 10, 2020 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Where : Online via Zoom. Link provided upon RSVP
What : Join PersonalPAC and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky to learn more about fetal tissue, its research potential, how anti-choice extremists are continuing their attacks on reproductive health care and preventing research on a potential COVID-19 vaccine, and what you can do about it.  RSVP online.
Wednesday, June 10, 2020: Public Service, Pragmatism & Presidents – the Influence of the North Shore on National Policy

When : Wednesday, June 10, 2020 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Where : Online. Zoom address provided upon RSVP
What : Michael Dorf and George Van Dusen, authors of “Clear It with Sid!”, will discuss former Congressman Sidney Yates’ rise to the pinnacle of Washington power. Afterward, Congressman Brad Schneider, whose district encompasses much of the North Shore, will share the latest developments in DC and on the political front.  RSVP online.
Wednesday, June 10, 2020: Virtual Evening Reception in Support of Congressman Brad Schneider

When : Wednesday, June 10, 2020 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Where : Online via Zoom. Link provided upon RSVP.
What : A virtual evening reception in support of Congressman Brad Schneider, including a conversation about strategy for this crucial 2020 election. The event is hosted by Gregg Garmisa and Hon. Lauren Beth Gash.  RSVP online  or email Emanuela Frankel at  emanuela@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
Monday, July 20, 2020: Jan Schakowsky’s 19th Annual Ultimate Women’s Power Lunch

When : Monday, July 20, 2020 – Registration begins at 11:00am, Lunch and Program at 12:00noon
Where : Hilton Chicago, International Ballroom, 720 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago
What: Please Join Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky and the Host Committee for the 19th Annual Ultimate Women’s Power Lunch. Keynote Speakers Include Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham.  Register online .
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