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Sept 21-27, 2020
43 Days Until November 3, 2020


September Virtual Monthly Meeting
"GOT(Y)V: Turning Out Young Voters"

PANELISTS: Making Our Voices Heard: Getting Out The (Youth) Vote
 Learn what we can do to activate our young relatives

Moderated by Paul Kendrick, Executive Director, Rust Belt Rising
Gretchen Coleman: Founder, Ballot Z Founder
Kemone Hendricks, Founder/CEO of Evanston Present and Future
Bobby Mannis, YVote and Co-Founder, MoVE
Victor Shi, IL Biden Delegate - DNC, Co-Host, Intergenerational Politics

Meeting Registration: Register for the meeting, with the link below. This link will not get you into the meeting, you must receive the confirmation email with the zoom link. 
Registration Link
Question Submission: You can submit a question ahead of time, and you will also be able to post questions in the chat box during the meeting. Given our time constraints, we will do our best to get to everyone's questions but may not be able to do so. Question Submission Link

Sept 22 Monthly Meeting Registration
Question Submission: September 22 Meeting
Oyez! Oyez! Oyez!

We are inspired and more motivated than ever to fight for the future of our country. No matter what happens with the Court in the next 44 days, we will only have a fighting chance of continuing the country on the path she envisioned by winning in November. Make sure the young people in your life are registered and have a voting plan. They are the ones whose lives will be impacted the most by this election and the Supreme Court. Then sign up and get everyone you know to do something to turn out every vote for Biden/Harris and take back the Senate and keep the House.

This is our moment!
Turning Wisconsin BLUE Depends on YOU!
WI Monday & Wednesday Phone Banks: 6 - 8pm
Select Saturdays too!

⭐️ Our rockstar Calling Crew of 682 has made 30K calls to WI since June 24 and we need your help to make more! Please see the block below with the image of our Calling Crew for a discussion of our calling strategy.

Individual WI Wednesday/Weekend Phone Bank sign ups: 
Mon September 21, 6 - 8pm: Sign up | Wed September: 23, 6 - 8pm: Sign up 
Sat September 26, 10am - 12pm: Sign up | Mon September 28, 6 - 8pm: Sign up Wed September 30, 6 - 8pm: Sign up | Mon 
October 5, 6 - 8pm: Sign up 

LINK TO ALL WI Mon/Wed/Sat including October Phone Banks: Sign up here
Want to flip Michigan? SIGN UP.

New to phone banking? Sign up for a phone bank training session

📞Calls can be made any day; morning, noon & night. Just attend one of our phone banks for orientation & then call at your convenience.

➡️ We make phone banking easy! Our phone banks begin with a Zoom call orientation and end with the opportunity to debrief. Along the way, our phone bank leaders are available to help you with any problems. After you sign up, we'll get back in touch with all the information you need to connect. We're with you every step of the way! Thanks for joining us in this fight to turn WI BLUE!
Questions? Email Kathleen Long
New to Phone Banking? Need a Refresher? Sign up for a Phone Bank TRAINING
Sign Up for Wisconsin Monday & Wednesday Weekly PHONE BANKS plus Weekends
Join the Indivisible Chicago Alliance Texting Team! Texting is a very effective and efficient way to connect directly with voters in addition to making phone calls and writing postcards, especially in a pandemic when we can’t canvass and talk to voters in person. We text using computer applications so you don't need to use your personal phone and your identity is protected. We text bank together on Zoom several times a week and you can also send texts on your own daily. Join us for a Monday night Zoom training to find out more about how you can get out the vote, one text at a time!

📲 We are currently offering training for ThruText, which is the texting platform used by the Biden campaign and state Democratic party texting programs. We have text banks twice weekly for the ONE Michigan campaign. This week we're texting voters about absentee and early voting, which starts on Thursday in Michigan!

📲 We also have a weekly text bank with the national "IndivisiText Team" (campaigns and states targeted changes weekly). That program is full so the Wednesday text banks are only for volunteers who have previously completed our TextOut training. During our Zoom text banks we provide support, answer questions and play texting bingo!

Mondays 5:30-7 PM CT: Texting Training for ThruText - Michigan Textbanks

Tuesdays 4-6 PM CT: Text Banks to Michigan with ONE Michigan Campaign
Training Required)

Wednesdays 2-4 PM CT: IndivisiText Team National Textbanking
(previously trained volunteers only, program is at capacity)

Fridays 4-6 PM CT: ICA Texting Team Office Hours: Get support and ask questions about our texting programs with texting team leaders. Note: this is not a training or a textbank.

Saturdays 4-6 PM CT: Text Banks to Michigan with ONE Michigan Campaign
Training Required)

Texting Bingo! We play texting bingo during our Zoom textbanks! You can win fun prizes like Vote face masks, ballot box earrings, pins, and Indivisible swag!

Texting on your own? Report your texting totals HERE that you send outside our text banks and help our Texting Team reach our goal of sending 600,000 texts by November 3! 

Questions? Email Texting Team and IE Co-Leader Laura Tanner or the ICA Texting Team
Register ThruText Texting Training
Sign Up for A Michigan Text Bank - Training Required
Sign Up for IndivisiText Text Bank - Trained Volunteers Only
Texting on your own? Report Texting Totals Here

Volunteer with the Wisconsin Voter Protection Team!

Wisconsin is often referred to as the breaking point state—as goes Wisconsin, so goes the country. That means that Voter Protection is more important than ever. Every vote is critical, every voter should have their vote count, and every voter we can help make their voice heard brings us one step closer to taking our country back. Check out the different types of volunteering opportunities we offer and see which ones sound right for you, whether you live in Wisconsin or not!

Sign Up for WisDems Voter Protection Team
Support Rep. Lauren Underwood in IL-14
Phonebanks Every Thursday, 6-8pm

Every Thursday, our attendee numbers get bigger and bigger - last week we had our highest turnout with nearly 20 phonebankers! That means, so far we've made over 6,000 dials to support Rep. Underwood's big to become the first Dem to get selected to Illinois 14th!

Lauren Underwood's opponent is a self-funded multi-millionaire with a lot of name recognition throughout the district and the state. It's proving to be a very close race so far and that's not expected to change in the next 40 days until Nov. 3rd. That's why we need to provide all the volunteering support we can. Join us every Thursday!
Phonebank Details:
  • Phonebanks are hosted by the campaign and last from 6-8pm
  • No need to stay the entire duration - join when you can and make your target of 50 dials!
  • Host will stay on throughout the call to answer questions and provide additional info we can use with voters
  • We'll debrief at the end to share war stories and advice
  • Optional training provided at 6pm for those who need it

Can't make Thursdays? Join Indivisible Chicago's Tuesday Underwood phonebanks OR make calls on your own.

More upcoming events:
Sign up for Underwood Phone Bank Parties on Thursdays 6 - 8pm

Postcards to Swing States Update

Indivisible Evanston has distributed over 150,000 postcards to MI and WI and is now distributing postcards to TX and SC! Now is the time to write your postcards! Sign up for one of our weekly Monday night Zoom Postcards parties to get them done with other IE volunteers. Join us!

NOTE: Postcards are to be mailed on October 21, not before and not after.  If you want to return the completed and stamps cards to us for mailing in Wisconsin and Michigan, they must be returned to us no later than October 19. Thank you!

We have packets of 100 cards and materials available for pick up seven days a week at three locations in Evanston (while supplies last). Sign up today to get cards before they are gone! MORE INFORMATION AND SIGN UP HERE

Pick Up Postcard Packets to Texas or S. Carolina
Register for a Monday Zoom Postcard Party Now

We're calling folks to check in to see how they are doing, and if they will support Casten this November. We worked hard for these seats in 2018, and we'll need to work even harder to keep them for 2020!

Sign up here to make calls with Team Casten 
Sign up for Casten Phone Banking & Training


In the coming weeks, we'll all be getting more involved with taking action with the Biden/Harris campaign. Check out our blog for many ideas and lots of information about how we can all do our part to help them win on November 3rd!
Take Action with the Biden/Harris Campaign

Register to Vote and Make Your Voting Plan
Important Dates Now Through Election Day

Registering to vote has never been easier or more convenient. We have created a resouce that you can access on our website blog with all the details about making sure you are registered and have a plan to vote. We have included deadlines for things like registration (in person and online), requesting and returning your mail in ballot, ballot drop boxes, dates for early voting, election day information and more.
IL Voter Registration and Voting Information
City of Evanston Election & Early Voting Info
Apply Now to Vote By Mail in Suburban Cook County
Drop Box Locations/Hours
Join Indivisible Illinois' VBM Task Force

Voting by mail is considered the safest form of voting during a pandemic. And all Illinois residents can apply NOW to request a vote-by-mail ballot. 

Sign up to phone bank, lobby, write letters to the editor and advocate with Indivisible IL in support of expanding access to voting during the COVID19 outbreak and educating voters about newly passed legislation.  
Virus Free Voting
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

Multiple Dates:
  • 2: Last Day of Early Voting
  • 3: Last Day Mail Ballots can be Postmarked & Drop Boxes available
  • 3: GENERAL ELECTION, Register to Vote available  🌊🌊🌊
  • 17: IE Monthly Meeting, 7-9 pm, Evanston Civic Center
  • Multiple Dates: see above
SEE LISTINGS ABOVE FOR MORE DETAILS & to sign up for specific events. 


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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