Indivisible Eastside relentlessly resists President Trump’s divisive and anti-democratic agenda. We are a local chapter of the Indivisible Project, inspired by the Indivisible Guide.
Our purpose is to enable concerned citizens and residents of Seattle’s Eastside to block the agenda of President Trump and his enablers. Our resistance is motivated by an intense desire to protect the American worker and middle class. Great social progress has been made over several decades which must not be turned back.
Our strategy is to target our local Members of Congress (MoC). We will deliver the message to our MoCs that their constituents expect them to say “No!” to the Trump Agenda. We will do this as loudly and as often as possible.
Indivisible Eastside covers Washington’s 1st, 8th and 9th Congressional districts. These districts are represented by Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (1st), Congresswoman Kim Schrier (8th) and Congressman Adam Smith (9th) as well as Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell. We also cover Washington’s Legislative Districts 1, 5, 41, 45 and 48. We cover Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, and other cities and neighborhoods.
As of Jan 1, 2020 we have a 7-member Steering Committee. The Steering Committee provides leadership and supports the group’s activities through organizing, managing volunteers and taking care of logistics and finances. It plans & executes events like voter registration drives, postcards to voters, Alphabet Resistance & canvassing. It also establishes liaisons to sister organizations around the Greater Seattle area, moderates and administers our social media accounts, does a ton of research and organization for everything from monthly meetings and weekly actions to emergency protests so our members can be effective. Here are the current members of the Indivisible Eastside Steering Committee:
- Allison H – co-founder/communications
- Louise P – website/communications
- Jennifer H, Rhiannon P-B – facebook/twitter/communications
- Joan Y – congressional diva/postcards
- Linda K – Alphabet Resistance/finance
- Hanna F – state legislation
Who We are
Indivisible Eastside was founded as a Facebook Group on January 3, 2017 by several friends from Bellevue, WA. We grew to hundreds of members and a dedicated team of over 50 volunteers in less than a month.
In 2019 Indivisible Eastside:
- Held 9 All Group Meetings with 12 speakers on a variety of topics
- Performed 13 #AlphabetResistance actions (9 overpass, 2 rallies, 2 social media) – 88 people on the Alphabet Resistance email list
- Attended 14 State Legislator meetings
- Published 150 Actions in 52 Weekly Newsletters (and 150 Facebook posts)
- Hosted 2 Rallies with 500 rally attendees (combined): Lights for Liberty and #ImpeachmentEve
- Reached out to 718 Weekly Actions Newsletter subscribers (248 considered “Active”)
- Reached out to 850 Facebook Page followers (77% Women 20% Men)
- Connected with 2,152 Facebook Group members (about 500 considered “Active”)
- Wrote 4,665 Postcards at 40 Postcard writing gatherings (235 people on Postcards email list)
All members of Indivisible Eastside adhere to the following principles.
- Focus – We resist all attempts of the Trump Administration and their enablers to divide our people, undermine our democratic values and further harm working American families. The Trump administration’s divisive, anti-democratic and pro-elitist efforts will be relentlessly opposed at every turn. We have no agenda and no goals other than to protect our country and our neighbors from this clear and present threat.
- Action – Participation matters! Whether it means organizing, calling MoCs, showing up at town halls, or reaching out to others. Small yet powerful groups of focused citizens are already having an impact. We will be better organized and more broadly based than the Tea Party, and therefore more influential—only if we commit to action. Each of us can find a way to participate that’s appropriate for our skills and values.
- Facts – People come here looking for ways to act, not ways to whip each other into a frenzy. We will verify truth and understand issues before acting on them. This means no posting of memes or click-bait, no ranting, etc to our social media. Frustration and other negative emotions are channeled into deliberate, effective action and collaboration.
- Cohesion – We act as one and remember that we are all on the same team. We are Indivisible: respectful, inclusive, fair, and focused. Voice disagreement, but disrespectful behavior will result in a warning and then ejection from the group. Cohesion is the main reason for keeping our focus narrow—advocating policy or individual issues risks breeding division within the group.