“I cannot do all the good that the world needs. But the world needs all the good that I can do”. That is a quote from a song by my favorite inspirational singer Jana Stanfield. When I get discouraged at the state of the world and current politics I try to remember that I can’t fix it but I can do my part. As part of Truth Brigade Illininos, we know that we can’t fight every piece of disinformation that is out there but we know that it helps for us to not amplify misinformation by commenting on it and, instead, put the truth out there and help it spread. Even a single post on twitter or facebook can have ripples. Yes, there are people whose minds we will never change but most of us have friends or followers who may not be vocal but are listening to what is being said. If we can give them accurate information and point out disinformation, we can make a difference, one truth at a time.
Candace Davis, Truth Brigade Illinois
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INDIVISIBLE ILLINOIS RURAL EVENTS
Indivisible Metro East Fall into Action Oct. 16, 2021
Join us for voter education, registration, food, and fun! This is a great opportunity to socialize with like-minded people and get geared up for the upcoming election season! Potluck cookout lunch will include burgers, hotdogs, and veggie burgers (provided). Bring a side dish to share. Event begins at 12 pm CST. RSVP here
INDIVISIBLE ILLINOIS STATEWIDE EVENTS
Indivisible Illinois Social Justice Alliance presents Combating Disinformation at Your Local School Board Meetings
Saturday, October 16, 12:00 PM (NOON)
Please join the Indivisible Illinois Social Justice Alliance (IISJA) and special guests, Joyce Slavik and Jim McGrath of NWSOFA. We need to understand who is sponsoring disinformation campaigns and get organized in order to combat disruption at local school board meetings.
This event is open to all those interested in sharing, strategizing and collaborating with other grassroots.
Co-Sponsored by Indivisible Illinois, NWSOFA-Indivisible, Indivisible IL9 Andersonville-Edgewater, Indivisible Metro East and HRC (Indivisible).
INDIVISIBLE CHICAGOLAND AREA EVENTS
Indivisible Naperville Presents Policing in America Part ll
Indivisible Evanston OCT. 26, 2021, 7-8:30 meeting: COUNTDOWN TO 2022: ONE YEAR UNTIL THE MIDTERM ELECTION
We have a great list of speakers for that night:
Don Green, author of “Get Out the Vote,” professor of Political Science at Columbia University
Angela Lang, Executive Director of WI BLOC
Paul Kendrick, author, Executive Director of Rust Belt Rising
Ben Winkler, WI Democratic Party Chair. Register here
Indivisible Evanston Wednesday, October 13, 2021 – Stacey Abram’s 2020 book “Our Time Is Now,”
October Book Group:
Our Time Is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America
By Stacey Abrams
Wednesday, October 13th, 7-8:30 PM on Zoom
Discussion will be moderated by IE Co-Leader Laura Tanner on Zoom. The link will be sent out to attendees upon registration. Register here
Indivisible Downtown Chicago Monthly meeting Oct. 18, 2021
Join Indivisible Downtown Chicago with special guest Kina Collins, Candidate for US Congress for IL 7.
Where: Sociale @ Clark & Polk, Monday Oct. 18, 2021 beginning at 7 pm CST.
NWSOFA October Fiscal and Economic Issues Meeting Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 7 pm. CST
Join us to learn why Democrats are better for the US economy. Also why the recent employment reports were actually pretty good–while there were only 194,000 payroll jobs added in September, the number of people employed increased by over 500,000 as people appear to be taking contractor (1099) employment. RSVP here
Democracy is not a spectator sport. We need YOU to protect our freedom
Democrats control the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives yet we are losing our grip on fundamental freedoms. Help us make a difference. Voting alone is no longer enough. Join us and make calls.
Landscape of voting and elections in our state, Oct. 19, 2021 6:30 pm.
With the primary in Illinois being moved back to June 28, 2022, the leadership of Indivisible DuPage would like to take some quality time to learn more about the landscape of voting and elections in our state. We’ll have experts on VBM, open positions, early voting and other important topics. We will learn, we will discuss and we will get educated! Join us!
Voting Rights Gazette, October 12, 2021
In this week’s issue: The Senate’s new version of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (SB 4), the reason the failed Arizona recount achieved what Republicans wanted, proposal to include voter registration on our tax forms, IL legislators propose voting rights for the incarcerated, and much more! Read here.
Fundraising Class for Candidates
Join in a virtual class on fundraising for candidates or those that wish to help them on October 16th at 8:30AM. We will be discussing how to fundraise, with some guides and templates. RSVP here.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
73 people joined Indivisible Rural Illinois on Thursday Oct. 7 for A Sad History of Nationalism/White Supremacy in downstate Illinois. Watch here.
Last Thursday, Indivisible Rural Illinois had Benjamin Beaupre on to discuss the sad history of Illinois.
Have you noticed that behind most Republican efforts these days is thinly veiled racism? In Illinois we are just a hair’s breadth from the ugliness that has taken over the legislatures of some other states. Unfortunately, many examples of white supremacy and KKK organizations are a sad part of Illinois history. And, disturbingly, it is very present right now in rural Illinois. Thank you everyone who joined us! We’ll see you November 4, 2021 for our next Indivisible Rural Illinois call!
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