Stand Indivisible! Important First Steps

read THE indivisible guide

Watch this Indivisible Guide Video, and then read Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda, where former congressional staffers reveal best practices for making Congress listen.  Next step: click here to locate or promote Indivisible group meetings and Indivisible actions near you.  

get to know YOUR REPRESENTATIVES, and sign-up to track issues and bills that matter to you

Get to know your representatives and their staff:  Find your three members of Congress (MoCs), their official websites (Senator Murray, Senator Cantwell, and your House Rep.), and their office contact info at www.callmycongress.com.  

Sign up for e-newsletters from your federal elected officials and your state and local elected officials, to get regular email updates, invites to local events, etc., and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.  (When you follow your MoCs on social media, you'll know where they stand on issues before the media reports on it.)

Review their voting history at VoteSmart.org, and research their biggest campaign contributors at OpenSecrets.org.  

Track bills that matter to you through GovTrack, which will send you email updates as bills move through the legislative process.

Set up a Google News Alert (http://www.google.com/alerts) — for example for “Rep. Christine Tang” — to receive an email whenever your MoCs are in the news.

Research on Google News (https://news.google.com/news) what local reporters have written about your MoCs. Find and follow those reporters on Twitter, and build relationships. Before you attend or plan an event, reach out and explain why your group is protesting and provide them background materials and a quote. Journalists on deadline — even those who might not agree with you — appreciate when you provide easy material for a story.