At a meeting both lively and quick, nearly 200 attendees filled the Cornerstone Event Center on Dec. 10 for Indivisible Lambertville-New Hope’s first Holiday Jam. Guest speaker Billy Fleming, co-author of the Indivisible Guide, roused the crowd with the guide’s history and inspiration.
Billy reminded us what 6,000+ Indivisible organizations along with other like-minded groups have managed to accomplish this year, saying that “we had no reason to win anything, with a Republican Congress and administration, yet we did.” He cited the repeal of ObamaCare, the travel ban and the effort that spurred Alabama residents to get out the vote, winning a Senate seat for Democrat Doug Jones in a deeply red state.
Although the focus of Indivisible.org has largely been on national politics to date, the organization is already looking at how to do in statehouses what has been accomplished in Congress. He credits the local Indivisible groups like ours for “all their good ideas,” which they then share with others and amplify.
“Keep doing what you’re doing, and if you need more from Indivisible.org, let us know,” he said.
Action: Check out Indivisible435.org for information and ready-made materials covering Elections 101, Voting Rights and Voting Suppression, Voter Registration, Endorsement Guides and more. Policy information will be added especially as hot button items arise.
Organizations to check out for help with 2018 Elections: Swing Left and Flippable.