For the safety of our community, we are conducting our meetings online until conditions permit us to resume assembling in person.
Monday February 21st, 7-8pm (zoom opens at 6:50pm)
Bill Sher Winning the Midterms - What We Need to Know!
As we head into the midterms, how do we make sense of the dire, not so dire, and even optimistic predictions for Dems and democracy?
What is the 'lay of the land', politically, and how can we use this information to target our activism so it's most impactful and effective in saving our democracy?
Join Indivisible Northampton as we welcome back Bill Scher
who will share his knowledge & perspective
on where we're at right now, and how best to move forward towards a stronger and more inclusive democracy!
Bill is a locally based, nationally recognized author and commentator. He's a contributing Editor to Politico Magazine, Contributor to Real Clear Politics, the host of the history podcast "When America Worked: True Tales of America's Pragmatist Heroes," as well as co-host of "The DMZ" online show and podcast with conservative writer Matt Lewis produced by Bloggingheads.tv.
And, as always, you'll have a chance to find out what IN is up to, and how you can join in!
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NEWS & EVENTS
Soundbites of Success Presidents' Day Challenge! Preaching LOUD and PROUD to our choir!
Thanks to YOUR activism, we successfully ousted a corrupt authoritarian and elected President Joe Biden, who was inaugurated just about a year ago.
And while we’ve successfully begun to turn our ship of state towards those blue waters of justice (more federal judges appointed in a 1st year since Reagan, the most diverse Cabinet ever, the most money directed to infrastructure since the federal highway system was built, rejoining the Paris Accord, etc), the media and our opposition keep highlighting the buoys we missed, or how slowly we’re sailing, or the iceberg we still might hit…some sort of doom and gloom drama that will sell their papers or their ideology.
Or get us to feel so discouraged that we’ll stop our forward movement altogether and give up.
But we’re Activists! We know that the road to real, transformational change takes time and perseverance! So, let’s strengthen our spirits and deepen our resolve by reminding ourselves - and everyone else - of the successes we’ve already experienced because we elected Joe Biden as President!
And that is our Presidents’ Day Challenge to you! We’re looking for lots of soundbites to showcase our democratic successes, from national wins to small town wins, too. And to make sure these soundbites travel far and wide, let's package those successes so that they're creative and catchy, repeatable and tweetable, in any share-able medium.
Sing a jingle! Choreograph a victory dance! Design a meme or campaign slogan!
Successes never get the kind of attention showered on conflict - so let's get loud and proud over our wins!
It’s not hyperbole to say that our country is in a precarious moment. Will voting rights be significantly curtailed? Will election infrastructure be compromised and made partisan? Whose votes will count?
It will take all of our villages, all of our networks, to mobilize and reverse current anti-democratic efforts. But let’s appreciate our connections while we do, heck, let’s socialize and enjoy each other!
There are currently available addresses to voters in WI, providing information about how to register to vote.
Postcards will be provided free of charge. You provide the postage.
Line up your crew and complete the form here to get started! Materials can be picked up by one person for a group, or individually by each participant and are typically available within 2-3 days of request. You will receive an email when your packets are ready. Contact Marta, firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Thank you!!
Register Women Voters in Texas
The postcards to Texas women have all been committed.
Many thanks for your diligence!
Dare we dream of a blue Texas???
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