INDIVISIBLE was established in Washington, DC following the 2016 election. A small group of former congressional staffers believed they could fuel a progressive grassroots network of local groups to resist the Trump Agenda. Over time, the growth and impact of this movement have been remarkable, exceeding all expectations. Indivisible has been given credit for defeating the repeal of Obama Care, turning some notable red seats blue, and encouraging a new wave of young Democratic candidates. Today, in every single congressional district across the country, even in the reddest states, local groups have sprung up to lead actions in their communities.
Based in downtown Portland and established January, 2017, Indivisible97201 is a grassroots advocacy group. Our mission to “sustain democracy,” and we believe in building bridges and knocking down the walls that separate us from each other. We are proud to be part of a large resistance community in Oregon (see friends and resources page) and around the country, following the strategies outlined in the Indivisible Guide. (see friends and resources page)
We know that everyone cannot do everything, but we have seen ample evidence that if each one of us does even one thing, our collective actions have power; they can and will bring about change for the best!
Join Us for:
• “Indivisible Tuesdays”
On the first and third Tuesdays at 11:30 am, participants meet with staffers at the (alternating) offices of Senator Wyden and Representative Blumenauer, or Senator Merkley. Led by Indivisible Oregon, we join members of multiple Indivisible groups to make our voices heard on legislation.
• Indivisible97201 Meetings
Held on the 4th Tuesday each month from 5-7 pm in the Sivers Center in the American Plaza Towers. Informed, authoritative speakers present on timely and relevant topics. Past speakers have included PSU professors, Oregon Legislators, and the State Attorney General.
• Post Card and Phone Call Parties
I-97201 gathers frequently to inform our Representatives of our thoughts on issues, or to encourage voters around the country to participate in the democratic process. Wine, snacks, and fun are plentiful!
• Activism on the Ground
Members of Indivisible97201 are always available to collaborate and march in common cause with others in the city, whether it be in support of the environment, gun control, women’s rights, immigrant rights, etc.
• Election Activities
Members have participated in canvassing, phone banks, distributing voter information materials, registering voters, and more. As we approach the 2020 elections, join us to learn how you can help Get Out the Vote!