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
The Indivisible Chicago Alliance has partnered with Common Cause to host these phone banks supporting voting rights and freedoms. We want legislation to 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.
We're calling voters in key target states such as West Virginia and Nevada, asking them to call their senators to support this legislation whatever it takes. We'll give you all the tools and training you need to engage people and connect them directly with their senators' offices. If you've phonebanked with Indivisible Chicago before, you'll find the same friendly format, the same leaders and resources, and the same gang of committed volunteers. 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 is going strong, and you can sign up to pick up postcards 7 days a week in Evanston. Currently, we are writing voters in NJ and VA who have important statewide elections this November. You can also order postcards for climate voters for states with 2021 elections coming up. Sign up today!
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.
Join us for our Indivisible Evanston's 2021 monthly meetings, featuring a diverse group of speakers addressing topics that educate and inspire us to continue our organizing and activism as we prepare for the 2022 Midterms.
Meetings for our members will be held every 4-6 weeks, and for everyone's health and safety, will continue to take place on Zoom. Registration is required
COUNTDOWN TO 2022: One Year Until the Midterm Election!
Ben Wikler, Chair. Democratic Party of Wisconsin
Angela Lang, Executive Director, BLOC Milwaukee and VP, ACLU of Wisconsin
Paul Kendrick, Executive Director, Rust Belt Rising
Don Green, Professor of Political Science at Columbia U. and author,"Get Out the Vote."
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. The Supreme Court has failed millions of Texans. In the dead of the night, the Supreme Court turned its back on 50 years of precedent, rendering Roe v. Wade effectively meaningless in the state. This is unprecedented and we can’t let it stand. On October 2, we are joining a coalition to march for reproductive and women's rights. 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 registered voters in person. Due to Covid-19, we took our voter registration online, and partnered with Rust Belt Rising for our WI and MI Voter Registration Project, contacting 200,00 voters by phone and text!
The 2022 Midterms are just around the corner, and we're e are now offering voter registration opportunities in Wisconsin and in Illinois with our own IE Voter Registration team as well as other opportunities with the group ILVote. Don't forget to check your own registration!
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, Oct 13th at 7pm for our next meeting on Zoom (for now). Our next selection is "Our Time Is Now" by Stacey Abrams. Registration required.