First, download the guide located here:  Indivisible: A Practical Guide For Resisting the Trump Agenda

The following explains how we’re doing this in Rhode Island.

Membership

For now, we are one Rhode Island-wide group. Because of the way our districts are gerrymandered, we don’t all have the same representatives in the House. There are two distr4icts in RI.  As we grow, we will form subgroups based on congressional reps and anything else that makes sense.

Activities

Phone calls
Minimum is coordinated phone calls to our reps every work day. We can partner with other organizations who are already doing this, so we maximize the effect. The goal is for as many people as possible to contact our US reps about the same issue on the same day.

View sample scripts

Other orgs coordinating calls to reps:
https://www.facebook.com/YourDailyAction
https://tinyletter.com/resist
https://www.mycivicworkout.com

Local events

We’ll have a shared calendar that tracks the whereabouts of RI’s House Reps, plus Sens. Reed and Whitehouse. They do not post their schedules on their websites or social media, so we will need to make regular phone calls asking when is the next Town Hall or other public event.

We will coordinate which sound bites to emphasize at each event (need to be laser-focused on a single issue so message doesn’t get muddled). Beyond that, follow the playbook in the original Indivisible doc.

Media outreach

It turns out our representatives care deeply about what local papers say about them. So we need to praise good political reporting and be very vocal when the media is dishonest.

How do we do this? Old-fashioned letters to the editor, plus coordinated social media trolling. When you complain or praise, always identify yourself as a constituent in the subject’s district.

Messaging & Tone

Since our congressional delegation is comprised of all Democrats, we should contact their offices and thank them anytime they speaks out against Trump.

 

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