|President Obama just gave a “fiery” speech arguing that progressives should replicate the Tea Party to defend against Trump’s agenda. We agree, and we’re on it.
So let’s talk next steps.
New Today: the Indivisible Local Group Directory
We’ve heard from thousands of you that you’re looking for a group in your area. You can now search our directory and find people who are committed to standing with you in this fight. If you don’t find a group in your area, start one yourself! People will join you – there are Indivisible readers in every congressional district in the country.
If you are already organizing with a local group, please also check out the directory and make sure your group’s information is accurate. If it’s not in there yet, don’t worry – our volunteer team is moving as quickly as possible to add groups who have joined up. You should also check out the other groups in your local area and reach out. We bet you’ll get along, and you can coordinate with each other on what you’re doing to have an even bigger impact.
Stay tuned for materials we’ll send to group leaders aiming to take local, defensive action focused on their Members of Congress. But don’t wait for us!
This Week’s 2 Indivisible Actions
If you’re raring to go now, here are two critical issues that local groups are already focusing on around the country:
1) Resist Trump’s Corrupt Cabinet Appointments
Republicans are trying to jam Donald’s racist, sexist, and corrupt cabinet nominees through the Senate confirmation process. Last week Congress tried to gut the ethics office, but they were forced to back down in response to thousands of constituent office visits and calls. This week they’re trying to ram through nominees who have not yet even completed an ethics review. To stop this, we need to make our voices heard again.
Click here to see the schedule for hearings this week — they start this morning. The fight starts in Committees, but your two senators will ultimately have a vote on each of these nominees. Make a plan to visit their offices this week to let them know you’re watching whether they stand up to Trump.
2) Defend Healthcare for All Americans
Trump and Republicans in Congress have already begun the process of dismantling the Affordable Care Act. They haven’t ever been able to come up with a replacement proposal, but they’re still moving forward with plans to deprive 30 million people of coverage. You can begin fighting back by joining the National Call-In Day today, January 10th.
Groups are Standing Indivisible Across the Country
We’re hearing your #standindivisible stories from across the nation. In Roanoke, Virginia a group descended on Rep. Goodlatte’s office to demand transparency a day after he led a secret meeting of House Republicans to gut the House Ethics watchdog. In Fort Collins, Colorado, another group of citizens marched to their Senators offices to voice their concerns over Trump’s cabinet picks and an outrageous nomination committee schedule. In Austin, Texas on Saturday, over 100 people showed up at Indivisible Austin’s meeting to organize and plan for the next battle.
A movement is building—and you’re part of it
Last week, Rachel Maddow talked about a movement brewing from coast to coast — a movement being built by you and thousands of others getting to work resisting the Trump agenda on your home turf.
Since that segment on Wednesday when one of our co-authors, Ezra, talked about the Indivisible guide, we’ve heard you loud and clear: you’re here and you’re ready to resist.
This is about you, and it’s about now. Together, we can resist. Together, we will win.
The Indivisible Team
P.S. Let’s show people what this movement is all about. Remember to take pictures of your next group meeting and your first action! Share them with us using #standindivisible and tag @IndivisibleTeam on Twitter or post them to facebook.com/IndivisibleGuide. We’re with you.