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October 5 - 11, 2020
29 Days Until November 3, 2020
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October 20 Virtual Monthly Meeting
“Indivisible Evanston Needs You - It’s Now or Never!”

Hear from our three key speakers on the latest regarding GOTV and what needs to be done:

  • Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky
  • Cam Davis, Commissioner, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District
  • Ramsey Ellis MD, Co-founder - Postcards to Swing States

Listen to our volunteers speak to what they've been working on from post-carding to phone banking to text banking and learn what YOU can these last two weeks before November 3rd.  

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.

 
October 20 Indivisible Evanston Monthly Meeting Registration
Question Submission: October 20 Meeting
Turning Wisconsin BLUE Depends on YOU!
WI Monday & Wednesday Phone Banks: 6 - 8pm
Select Saturdays too!

⭐️ Our rockstar Calling Crew has made 45K calls to WI since June 24 and we need your help to make more!  LINK TO ALL WI Mon/Wed/Sat including October Phone Banks: Sign up here

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 ICA TEXTING TEAM!

Thank you to those of you who have trained and/or texted with us last week! We sent over 98,000 texts, including those that many of you sent outside our text banks. We have collectively sent 402,000 texts to date -- keep up the great work and we’re going to blow past our Texting Team goal of sending 600,000 texts by Election Day before you know it! What do you think….can we up our goal to 1,000,000 texts?!?

We have less than 30 days until November 3, and people in Wisconsin, Michigan and other battleground states are already voting! Help us “Text Out The Vote” in the next four weeks by signing up for shifts and text banks today before they fill up. And join our ThruText training tonight to get started with the Wisconsin and Michigan texting programs, so you are ready to go when GOTV texting begins this weekend in MI!

Questions? Email Texting Team and IE Co-Leader Laura Tanner or the ICA Texting Team
All ICA Texting Team Trainings and Text Banks
All Recommended Texting Programs -- Text on Your Own!
Phonebank for Rep. Underwood in IL-14
Join Us Every Thursday, 6-8pm

Last Thursday we had our best turnout so far! 
22 Indivisibles showed up and together we made over 1,100 dials in one night - bringing our total - including weekend shifts - to over
 8,000! 

Thanks to all who've picked up a phone on Thursdays or on your own - and if you canvassed or called or sent postcards to help her flip the seat in 2018.

The GOP is targeting Rep. Underwood with boatloads of money and tons of negative advertising. That's why we need to continue our efforts to send her back to Washington. 
Sign up for another Thursday shift
!

Remember: Phonebanks go from 6-8 and are hosted by a member of Team Underwood. We're targeting 50 calls per person but please make however many you can (you can always make more!) - and you can hop off the call whenever you want. Host will provide training if needed and answer any questions about the script, etc.  

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

Latest news to get you pumped:

Additional 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 or 26 (depending on the state you are doing), 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

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
JOIN TEAM CASTEN FOR PHONE BANKING TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS!

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 
MORE INFORMATION ON OUR BLOG
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
Help us gain a Senate Seat in Iowa! 
Theresa Greenfield (D) vs Joni Ernst (R)
Thursdays 5:30-8pm

 
Winning a Senate majority is more important than ever and our Midwest campaign now includes phone banks for Iowa Senate candidate Theresa Greenfield. She's in a toss-up race with incumbent Republican Joni Ernst and it's a seat we CAN flip--if we do the work. We're using Thru-talk so if you've used a dialer before this phone bank will be a breeze. Sign up here.
Sign up to flip an Iowa Senate Race for Theresa Greenfield

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

 QUICK LINKS TO TAKE ACTION 


KEY ACTIONS FOR THIS WEEK:
WISCONSIN:
ILLINOIS:
MICHIGAN:
PHONEBANKING:
TEXTBANKING:
POSTCARDS & LETTERS:
PROTECT OUR ELECTIONS 2020: 
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:
October
November
  • 1-3: GOTV Phone and Text Banking: Final Push!
  • 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. 

🦠 RECOMMENDED CORONAVIRUS 🦠 
AND COVID-19 RESOURCES

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

For our most up to date news & daily actions, like our page on Facebook and check in often. Make sure to follow and retweet us on Twitter, follow us on Instagram, and add us to your email contacts!

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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