With Congress on recess next week, now is a good time to consider joining your local #Indivisible group. For those of you unfamiliar with Indivisible, it's a grassroots organization of citizens that ban together (based on their congressional district) to lobby their Congressperson and Senators via phone calls, town halls, letter writing, and demonstrations to resist the Tr%*p administration and GOP agenda.
I belong to IndivisibleLA, but more specifically, I'm on the steering committee for my congressional district, which is district 29. My congressperson is Democrat @repcardenas (and luckily for me, he's pretty awesome). You can find information on how to join your local chapter at Indivisibleguide.com. Also, download the #indivisibleguide (@indivisibleteam) to see how it all works!
It's an incredibly positive and proactive organization. Have you seen the creative ways people push against their Republican reps? Some Indivisible groups pressure their evasive GOP reps to hold town halls by placing "Have You Seen Me?" posters around town. Or, they show up at their rep's office with signed petitions, balloons, and confetti where each piece of confetti represents a citizen within their district who will lose healthcare if the #ACA is repealed. If you are lucky and have a congressperson who aligns with your values (like I do), set up an in-office meeting and ask how best to support them. Also, ask them to support bills and issues that are important to you. For example, I really want my representative to support the single-payer healthcare bill currently in the House (#HB626). Also, if you have an awesome rep, you can support nearby Indivisible groups whose reps aren't so great.
The point being -- GET ACTIVE! The House passed a horrendous bill that will repeal #Obamacare, provide an 600+ billion dollar tax cut to the rich, kick 23-million people off of their plans, and punish people with pre-existing conditions. We can't sit by and let this happen. Please join up with people in your community to resist, lobby, stand up, and fight-fight-fight! We can do this! ✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊️⚡️#indivisible #gatheryourpeople #stoptrumpcare