RED Alert 11/12


Send a message to your Senator to co-sponsor SB 1539, the Protect Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act of 2017. This bill would protect victims of domestic abuse by barring convicted stalkers and people who have abused their dating partners from buying or owning firearms. When a gun is present in a situation of domestic violence, it increases the risk the woman will be killed fivefold.


The Bill Nye: Science Guy documentary will be making its Chicago premiere. "This profile of Bill Nye, the man who brought science to kids with pop culture flair, crackles with the spirit of discovery as this charismatic but prickly searcher takes present-day stands on climate change, evolution, and space exploration. Filmmakers Sussberg and Alvarado trace Nye’s personal story, from studies with mentor Carl Sagan and the development of the show (amusing clips included), and follow his high-profile crusades, including debates with creationist entrepreneur Ken Ham and global warming-denying TV weatherman Joe Bastardi, and his new job as CEO of The Planetary Society."


Doug Jones is the Democrat running for the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions in Alabama. The race is neck and neck and the election will take place in one month. Doug's achievements include prosecuting 2 KKK members involved in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in 1963, in which 4 African American children were murdered. Jones has also received the Civil Rights Distinguished Service Award and supports re-authorization of the Children's Health Insurance Plan. 

To learn more about Doug and support his campaign: