RED Alert - July 9th

REMEDIATE:

Check out the blog posts from earlier this week! Speak out to protect public lands. This was mentioned in a previous RED Alert and the deadline to speak out is quickly approaching!

https://www.movingforwardchicago.org/news/2017/7/6/protect-our-public-lands

Also, the Protecting Religiously Affiliated Institutions Act of 2017 expands the federal hate crimes statute to include religiously-affiliated institutions. It was introduced in the House and Senate with bipartisan sponsorship.

https://www.movingforwardchicago.org/news/2017/7/5/protecting-religiously-affiliated-institutions-act-of-2017

EVENT:

Looking for something to do tomorrow? Join RefugeeOne for a benefit evening at Stage 773. RefugeeOne is an incredible organization that supports refugees and helps them build new lives in Chicago. There will be a great line up of theater and musical professionals, to entertain, inform and excite you. Tickets are $20.

https://www.chicagoactorscta.org/tickets-for-july-2017-benefit-for-refugees/ticket-for-benefit-evening-in-aid-of-refugeeone

DONATE:

East Chicago, IN, which is just 25 miles from Chicago, is facing a water crisis. The EPA estimates that up to 90% of the households are at risk of lead exposure. The Sierra Club is organizing a water drive to help the community until a long term solution is able to be enacted. They'll be collecting water, replacement filter cartridges, and funds to purchase both throughout the month of July.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/watchdog/lead/ct-east-chicago-lead-water-20170302-story.html

To read more about this crisis: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/watchdog/lead/ct-east-chicago-lead-water-20170302-story.html