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 November 9 - 15, 2020 
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President-Elect Joe Biden
Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris 
Please join us on November 17 to celebrate all of YOUR accomplishments and to hear what's next for Indivisible Evanston including how we will support the GA Senate  races. Can you say postcards?

We'll be celebrating our post-carding, phone & texting successes. 

Among others, speakers will include:
  • YOU! We'd like you to share vignettes about the actions you took
  • Darcey Regan, Executive Director, Indivisible Chicago
  • Nick Uniejewski, Senior Regional Organizer at Indivisible Project
  • Leaders of postcard, phone and texting efforts
Register Here for November 17 Indivisible Evanston Meeting
Update on Rep Lauren Underwood’s Race
in IL-14

Still Counting!

First, thanks to all Indivisible Evanston members who phonebanked and sent postcards to support Lauren Underwood’s re-election. Together we made over 15,000 dials- and wrote and 12,000 postcards.

But the race isn’t over. As of Monday, November 9th, election officials in many of the counties are still counting the remaining ballots – mostly mail-in/absentee, provisional, and military & overseas ballots. Observers are on hand to ensure the integrity and accuracy of the county process. The campaign is confident that they will prevail—we’ll have to sit tight and wait out the count!

In the meantime, enjoy a video clip from the campaign of a recent Volunteer Appreciation event with the congresswoman and staff HERE.

Image: Congresswoman Lauren Underwood reassuring supporters on 11/5 Zoom call that there are many ballots left to be counted and they feel very positive!

Help Democrats take back the Senate!
Support Reverend Raphael Warnock
& Jon Ossoff 

As we continue to count the votes to hear the voices of Americans, we must prepare for the next fight: Control of the U.S. Senate will come down to Georgia’s two runoff elections on January 5.

These runoff elections will be tough fights, but we know we can win. These organizations need your help right now to make sure Warnock & Ossoff win -- and to protect the right of every eligible Georgian to make their voice heard. 

Donate here:

Follow the Campaigns & Take Action:

  • Warnock for Georgia: Looking for ways to get involved with #TeamWarnock - Sign up
  • Jon Ossoff for Senate: Learn more here.
  • Warnock for Senate Phone Bank: Sign up
  • Ossoff for Senate Phone Bank: Sign up

YOU are AWESOME in the truest sense of the word.
We are in awe of YOU!

The Indivisible Chicago Alliance had one mission in 2020. To keep IL blue, including the House seats we flipped in 2018, and to build back the Blue Wall in the Midwest by flipping Michigan and Wisconsin. While we still wait for Joe Biden to get to 270 Electoral College votes tonight, we want to thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for all you did to help us accomplish our mission.

As part of the Indivisible Chicago Alliance, we asked you to make 200,000 phone calls to voters. You delivered 517,000. That's 250% of our goal.

We asked our Texting Team to send 600,000 texts. You blew past that and delivered 1,425,000, more than doubling our goal.

Postcard Posse: we asked you to write 515,000 postcards. You delivered 685,000, 30% more than we asked. Indivisible Evanston alone wrote 350,000 of these!

And while we did not plan on knocking on doors due to the pandemic, when conditions allowed, some of you even traveled to Michigan and knocked on 17,000 voters' doors!

Oh, and those postcards? You helped to start a national movement that exploded to 15.7 million cards written by 100,000 volunteers across the country. We helped ship 2.5 million of those out of a garage in Evanston.

We are humbled by these numbers and by the hours of work, dedication and commitment that they represent. 

From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you.

Waiting for the results: be patient.

Final results might not be ready for several days. In the meantime, any politician can say what they like, but this election is up to the people. It’s time for US to have our say. Count. Every. Vote.

Protecting the results: be confident.  This administration  telegraphs its moves, so we know they declared victory before the votes are counted and are trying to use the courts to stop counting our votes. We have been preparing for that bag of tricks. We have been organizing with groups across the country and here in Chicago to Defend the Election. 

Indivisible Chicago Alliance along with other groups gathered peacefully in Daley Plaza last night at 5pm and marched to demand that every vote is counted. Other Protect The Results events are being planned: Sign up here to receive notifications on more actions. 

We’ve come too far to falter now. We must count every vote and swear in the government the people choose. We’re grateful to have you on the team as we uphold that foundation of our democracy.  

Protect the Results Events & Notifications
Our help remains vital, friends. We haven't won all the Senate races we need -- yet. Help win the White House in North Carolina by calling voters and helping them fix, or "cure," their ballots, which have been rejected for missing information. The GA cure period is over.
This process of fixing provisional ballots continues until November 12 in NC, and it’s imperative we get every last Dem vote counted and protect every last disenfranchised voter to get our candidates across the finish line.

We have many Democrats in extremely close races in North Carolina, like Chief Justice Cheri Beasley and Attorney General Josh Stein, among others. We need to help North Carolinia Democrats ensure their votes count so we can keep these great elected officials in office!

Read more about how curing ballots works and 
why the GOP wants to stop us from doing it.

Every vote counts. Let's make that happen.
This year, it's not enough to vote. In 2020, we all have to act. And we can still stay safe and take action from home.
In 2020, Indivisible Evanston is working hard to win back the White House, the Senate, Wisconsin and to keep our gains in the House and here in Illinois. 

Thank you for reading our weekly newsletters, following us on FB and visiting our website for a full list of our 2020 actions. 

We can do this if we all pitch in -- this is a team effort! 
Indivisible Evanston Events & Important Dates



CDC guidelines
City of Evanston Coronavirus Information 
IL Department of Public Health
Evanston area COVID-19 community support Facebook group

CDC Guidelines on Wearing Cloth Masks

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Indivisible Evanston Mission Statement

The mission of Indivisible Evanston is to resist Donald Trump, his administration, and like-minded Members of Congress, and to remove them all from office on November 3, 2020, before they replace our democracy with an authoritarian plutocracy. We do not expect our members or allies to agree on all issues, but we invite those who agree that the Trump presidency is harming our country to work together to replace him and his GOP enablers. We seek to be as inclusive and diverse as possible, and we are committed to non-violence in all our actions.
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