This week: pledge to Do the Work!
THIS WEEK’S ACTION: Take a minute to fill out IY’s 2022 Do The Work pledge. Read the details below or just click here and let us know you’re in.
Real talk. For progessive political activists, 2022 is going to be tough. The Indivisible movement is taking on the twin challenges of holding the Biden Administration and our members of Congress accountable for making good on their campaign promises — while also working to keep Democrats in power in this fraught mid-term election year. If you think that sounds like a recipe for major overwhelm, you’re not alone.
But if we’ve learned anything over the past five years as members of an active, effective Indivisible group, it’s that the best antidote to that feeling of wanting to shut down is to take action together as a community. To take one step together. And then another. And another.
This is how Indivisible Yolo chair Rachel Beck put it when kicking off Monday night’s general membership meeting: As Indivisible members “our job is to recognize what we are up against, look for what we can change, and keep putting one foot in front of the other.”
At the meeting, IY’s steering committee members introduced a new team structure designed to make it easier, more effective and more rewarding for the IY community to take those steps together. We’ll be honest: this team structure looks good on paper, but we haven’t worked out all the details. We’re still figuring out the best ways to make sure everyone who wants to be involved feels welcome and productively engaged.
What we’re asking of you, as a member of the Indivisible Yolo community:
You don’t need to make a specific volunteer commitment right now. But we want to know: Are you in? Are you willing to do the work? Like we did together in 2017 to stop the Trump Administration from decimating Americans’ health insurance. Like we did together in 2018 to build the blue wave that swept Democrats to power in the House. Like we did together in 2020 to defeat Trump and elect a Democratic trifecta.
If your answer is “Hell, yeah,” please take a minute to fill out IY’s Do the Work Pledge form.
ENDORSEMENT OF CYNTHIA RODRIGUEZ FOR YOLO COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY:
At the general membership meeting, our members voted overwhelmingly to endorse Cynthia Rodriguez for Yolo County District attorney. We’re excited to endorse such a strong candidate who shares important progressive values!
For more information and for upcoming campaign events, check out her website at https://cynthia4yolocountyda.com/. You can also find her answers to questions from the Indivisible Yolo endorsement committee here.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the vote!
IY’s 2022 team structure
- Advocacy Team: Advances progressive policies and legislation aligned with IY’s mission, vision & values and goals
- Electoral Team: Mobilizes voters to elect candidates aligned with our mission and goals
- Local, State and Federal Issues Teams: Identifies and tracks policies and bills to help IY prioritize our advocacy and electoral activism
- Communications Team: Keeps our members and the public informed about how to take effective action
- Community Building and Volunteer Engagement Team: Brings together people who want to do the work (and have some fun and get to know some cool people!)
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