Last week the national Indivisible organization launched an “Indivisible Pledge” and invited both grass-roots activists and Democratic presidential candidates to sign it. As Rachel Maddow noted Monday, this has particular significance for the candidates, who must pledge to run constructive, issue-driven campaigns and actively support whoever emerges with the nomination (no sour grapes, 3rd party threats, etc.). But local activists who sign the pledge are also asked to “Do the work to beat Trump. We’re the grassroots army that’s going to power the nominee to victory, and we’ll show up to make calls, knock doors, and do whatever it takes.” It looks like this, rather than endorsing any one candidate (which most Indivisible chapters—including ours—rejected), is how Indivisible plans to impact the primary process. Hurray! Here’s the message from the national team:
Take the #WeAreIndivisible pledge. We’ve got 11 candidates and nearly 10,000 grassroots activists signed up. But this simple ask will take all of us to uphold. So, if you haven’t already, take the pledge and add your name. And if your local group is ready to commit to our weekend of action in July 2020, register your event on the map here.
Other Actions: We’re also asked to ask our member of Congress to support Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s Medicare for All Act and H.R. 1046, Rep. Lloyd Doggett’s bill aimed at bringing down drug prices, but Barbara Lee is already a co-sponsor of both. If you’d like to be heard on another bill she’s co-sponsored, there’s a link for a call asking her to resist pressures to water down H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Act!
There’s also a plea for cash, which the national effort will certainly need: “We’re doing everything we can to launch successful 2020 campaigns and advocacy nationwide. But phonebanking, organizing, training, and more take resources that are far from free — and we need your help to afford them. Please: we need you to chip in $30.00 or more to support Indivisible now and into 2020.”