Indivisible at the National Level
Indivisible’s mission is to cultivate and lift up a grassroots movement of local groups to defeat the Trump agenda, elect progressive leaders and realize bold progressive policies. Indivisible Project is a registered 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization.
Former Congressional staffers wrote a handbook on how to effectively exert grass roots influence on Members of Congress. Thousands of local groups have organized using this guide to action.
The founders of Indivisible, Leah Greenberg and Ezra Levin, made this year’s TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential people list.
LEAH GREENBERG AND EZRA LEVIN
By Ayanna Pressley
Last year could have been defined by fear for many Americans, but because of the tireless efforts of activists and organizers like Leah Greenberg and Ezra Levin and thousands of others, it was defined by hope. In the face of threats to our communities, our country and our dignity, we huddled in living rooms, church basements and campaign offices to remind ourselves that together we are powerful beyond measure.
Indivisible, the political-activism organization founded by former congressional staffers Leah and Ezra, started with a group of friends offering their contribution to a long history of community organizing. Following in the footsteps of those on the front lines of the fight for our dignity and humanity, they raised their hand and built tools to resource the revolution. Eventually, the husband-and-wife team’s Google Doc became a movement. Every week along the campaign trail, I was greeted by folks organizing local Indivisible chapters. They came from all walks of life and found solidarity in their work together. Their contributions to take back the House and rewrite the job description for Congress were commendable.
Leah and Ezra have built a powerful network of folks ready to fight for justice and inclusion in health care, at our borders and in the Supreme Court. They did not do this work alone, and perhaps most commendably they are quick to step back, create space and center those most impacted by issues. In times of division, they’ve been a constant force for good. Together, our work continues.
Pressley, a Democrat who was endorsed by Indivisible, is a Congresswoman from Massachusetts
Indivisible at the Local Level
Indivisisble 518: Justice for All is one of over 5,800 grassroots groups organized to resist the Trump agenda, promote progressive programs and hold elected representatives accountable.
We are active in several ways:
- Regularly calling our elected representatives to encourage or thank their support for progressive efforts
- Urging representatives to oppose destructive proposals that would threaten protections for the health, safety, education or well being of our citizens or the environment
- Attending town halls held by representatives and making our voices heard
- Attending marches and rallies in support of progressive causes
- Making phone calls to voters in support of progressive candidates
- Participating in voter registration efforts
- Writing post cards to voters to encourage turnout
- Supporting the efforts of other local progressive groups
Indivisible 518: Justice for All group members are from the Albany and Schenectady area of New York state, primarily from the 20th Congressional District, currently represented by Paul Tonko, The group meets regularly in the Niskayuna area to set priorities and plan activities.