OUR ACTIONS & EVENTS
We did it! In 2020 we took back the White House, the Senate, and kept our majority in the House. Join Indivisible Evanston and help us work together to build a better country for all. Scroll down for information about how you can get involved today !
Ready to reach out to voters and make an immediate impact? Try phone banking! We provide you with training the script and you do the rest. We meet on Zoom and provide support and community
Indivisible Chicago Alliance has partnered with Common Cause to host 2021 phone banks on Wednesdays supporting the For the People Act (HR1/S1). This groundbreaking democracy bill will end partisan gerrymandering, expand and protect everyone's right to vote, limit the role of big money in our politics, and hold elected officials to high ethical standards. It's a crucial counter to the voter suppression efforts underway across the country. Sign up below!
Sending handwritten postcards is a great way to reach out to voters and encourage them to get out to the polls and vote! While the pandemic meant that we couldn't meet in person to have postcard parties, we still managed to write thousands of cards at home and together on Zoom!
Our 2021 Postcards to Swing States campaign has kicked off, and you can sign up to pick up postcards 7 days a week in Evanston. We are writing to first-time 2020 voters to thank them for voting and to encourage turnout for the 2022 Midterms!
Are you eager to reach out to voters...but not so keen about talking on the phone? Then join the Indivisible Chicago Alliance Texting Team and help us reach voters, one text message at a time! In 2020, We texted with with the national Indivisible texting program, IndivisiText, and with the Democratic Parties of Wisconsin and Michigan to get out the vote. And we helped flip MI, WI, PA, AZ and GA back to blue with our efforts!
The ICA asked our Texting Team to send 600,000 texts to voters by November 3. Our volunteers blew past that and delivered 1,500,000 (!!!), more than doubling the goal. And our volunteers helped GOTV for the Georgia runoffs, helping us win those Senate seats and majority! If you want to be part of this amazing team, sign up for our newsletter today for texting updates.
Indivisible Evanston's 2021 meetings for our members will be held every 4-6 weeks, featuring guest speakers on various topics. For everyone's health and safety, these meetings will continue to take place on Zoom for now.
Join us on Tuesday June 22 at 7pm CT for our Virtual Meeting: "Deadline for Democracy: Where We Are Today, How We Got Here and What Can We Do NOW?
The speakers will discuss what's been accomplished, what needs to be done and how we are starting to prepare for the 2022 midterms. .
- Congressman Sean Casten, IL-6
- Saskia Young, Indivisible Organizing Director, Midwest
All must register in advance to attend this meeting. If you have questions for the speakers, we urge you submit them at the button.
MARCHES & RALLIES
Indivisible Evanston members have led and participated in many marches and rallies for causes important to us. Many of us were inspired to join Indivisible after the first Women's March. On June 27, we are holding our first in person rally since before the pandemic. Sign up for our "Deadline for Democracy" rally below -- and also make sure you are signed up for our newsletter to be the first to know about any upcoming rallies and marches!
One of the ways Indivisible connects with voters is through door-to-door canvassing and in-person conversations. We deployed hundreds of volunteers to swing districts and nearby states in 2018-19. While we are not currently organizing any canvassing caravans, we are gearing up for the 2022 Midterms as we speak and will (fingers crossed) be heading up to WI and into IL House districts that need our help. For more information and to make sure that you'll hear about our upcoming canvassing programs, please click below and sign up for our newsletter!
Registering voters is a big part of our activism. From 2017-2019, we organized and joined many in person activities. In 2020, we took our voter registration activities online, and partnered with Rust Belt Rising for our WI and MI Voter Registration Project, contacting 200,00 voters by phone and text!
Even though we are not doing in-person voter registration events right now, please sign up for our newsletter to hear about upcoming activities, including virtual voter registration campaigns. Don't forget to check your own registration and make sure your friends and family all vote -- Evanston and other municipalities have 2021 local elections coming up soon! The primary is Feb. 23 and early voting starts Feb. 8!
Want great book suggestions about the issues you care about, and an inviting group with whom you can talk about the books you read? Look no further than the Indivisible Evanston Book Group!
Join us on Wednesday, June 30 at 7pm for our next meeting on Zoom (for now). Our next selection is "The Ones We've Been Waiting For" by Charlotte Alter. Registration required.