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
As part of the Indivisible Chicago Alliance, our goal was to make 200,000 phone calls to voters in 2020. Our callers delivered 517,000! That's 250% of our goal. We also made thousands of calls to register voters in MI and WI with Rust Belt Rising. Sign up for our newsletter so you will be the first to hear about our latest phone banking opportunities in 2021.
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!
In 2020, the Indivisible Chicago Alliance goal was to send 515,000 Postcards to Swing States. Volunteers wrote 685,000, 30% more than asked. Indivisible Evanston alone wrote 350,000! And in late 2020, our volunteers wrote an additional 185,000 postcards to Georgia voters, helping to drive Senators Warnock and Ossoff to victory! Sign up for our newsletter to be notified about our next postcard writing campaigns.
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. Due to the pandemic, these meetings will continue to take place on Zoom for everyone's health and safety. Join us for our second meeting of 2021: Creating Fair Maps & Fair Elections: IL, WI, MI
Panel Discussion: Gerrymandering, Voter Suppression and Electoral Reforms
Carlene Bechen - Organizer, WI Fair Maps Coalition
David Daley - Senior Fellow, Fair Vote & Author: Ratf**ked & Unrigged
Katie Fahey - Co-Founder & Executive Director, The People, MI
Tyler St. Clair - Outreach Manager, Common Cause IL
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. Now, not even COVID-19 can stop us from rallying, as we can participate in virtual and socially distanced events. Make sure you are signed up for our newsletter to be the first to know out upcoming rallies and marches by clicking the button below!
One of the main ways Indivisible typically connects with voters is through door-to-door canvassing. We deployed hundreds of volunteers to swing districts and states in 2018-19. Due to the pandemic and the inherent risks of in person activities and carpooling to swing districts or states, we are not currently organizing group canvassing. For more information and to sign up, please click below!
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! We're excited to kick off our 2021 book group with our first selection, "Nine Days: The Race to Save Martin Luther King Jr.'s Life and Win the 1960 Election" by Stephen Kendrick and Paul Kendrick. We know Paul as the Executive Director of Rust Belt Rising, our parter in the WI and MI Voter Registration Project. We look forward to having both of them join us in discussion on March 3rd! This discussion will be on Zoom, make sure you sign up to get the meeting links.