The Indivisible Guide went online in December 2016. It is a practical guide to resisting political agendas from former congressional staffers reveal best practices for making Congress listen.
Since December, the guide has been downloaded over a million times. More than 4,500 local groups have signed up to resist the current political agenda in nearly every congressional district in the country. The guide is being put into action—showing up en masse to congressional district offices and events, and flooding the congressional phone lines. You’re resisting—and it’s working.
The Guide was hastily published after the election and was full of typos and grammatical errors, but now that it is working we want to do two big things better:
- Demystify congressional advocacy. We get hundreds of questions every day about what Congress is doing, how to organize locally and how to advocate in different situations. We’re going to start sending out timely updates and resources on what’s going on in Congress and how you can best organize, make your voice heard, and influence your members of Congress.
- Support the community of local groups putting the Indivisible Guide into action. We want to provide shared tools to help groups organize events, communicate with each other, and share best practices and resources. This also means spotlighting local successes and supporting a sense of a shared purpose.
As we form a nonprofit*, we want to make something clear: we’re not the leaders of this movement. The last few weeks have made it abundantly clear that local groups are taking ownership. You all are the leaders—we’re just here to help.
In solidarity, Ezra Levin
President of the Board