The weather may not be there yet….but spring is here and with it new and exciting events at Indivisible Marin. We offer a wide range of activities and everyone is welcome to join at any time. Please see our calendar for details!
Our Book Club is growing. We read several interesting books over the winter, looking at social, communication, and political forces affecting our current national and local dialogue. This spring we are going to read a guide for activists and then move into specific issues, starting with Climate Change, that will define the 2020 campaign.
Our Climate Conversations have gotten off to a great start by discussing organizations that can help us reduce our carbon footprint. We learned a great deal from each other about how to tackle this monumental threat. This spring we will be discussing strategies to reduce food waste and use of single use plastics and move on to other ways to combat climate change,
Our Membership Meetings now feature a Speaker Series highlighting local, state, and national issues. This winter included a live stream presentation of the Sunrise group discussing the Green New Deal and an evening with our State Assemblyman Mark Levine discussing legislation impacting California. We will start off the spring with a discussion of national and local immigration issues led by the Canal Alliance. Later in the spring we will be hosting a benefit to fund raise for the campaign season in 2020 - stay tuned for details!
The midterms may be over, but campaigning continued this winter with our popular Post Carding Events at The Zinz Wine Bar and The Sports Basement and the Home Post Carding Program. In January, we participated in a major national study looking at the effectiveness of post carding and will be working on the 2nd phase of this project in May. Post carding campaigns directed at our elected officials and thanking voters in 2018 midterm districts that flipped were also offered and will continue this spring.
As part of our commitment to hold our elected officials accountable and stay updated on both state and national legislation, our Legislative Teams met regularly with staff from the offices of Senators Feinstein and Harris, as well as Congressman Huffman, State Senator Mike McGuire, and State Assemblyman Mark Levine.
Internally, our Steering Committee and Support Team meet monthly to discuss administrative issues and plan for 2020 campaigning. We attend monthly meetings with other local activist groups to coordinate activities such as the postcarding study and mobilizing for action, such as the Mueller protests. Indivisible is growing rapidly and is now one of the largest activism groups in the United States. We are poised to have a major impact in 2020 and take back our government. Please join us!