Concerned about where the country is heading? You're not alone. Join others who care about what's happening to democracy, equality, human rights, social justice, sustainability, and other important topics. It's ok if you've never been to a protest, march, or town hall -- start here. You really can make a difference.
WHAT YOU CAN DO - Join this group now - Schedule one of our Meetup ideas in your neighborhood - Discuss your own Meetup ideas in the group conversation
OUR COMMUNITY GUIDELINES - Be Peaceful - Be Safe - Be Kind - Be Respectful - Be Real
Indivisible has a really comprehensive guide with great ideas for how to engage politically. Let’s use an excerpt from the guide (below) to kickoff our work.
"Most of you have three Members of Congress (MoCs) — two Senators and one Representative. Whether you like it or not, they are your voices in Washington. Your job is to make sure they are, in fact, speaking for you.
Begin with these five steps to gather intel. Before anything else, take the following five steps to arm yourself with information necessary for all future advocacy activities.
1. Find your three MoCs, their official websites, and their office contact info at www.callmycongress.com.
2. Sign up on your MoCs’ websites to receive regular email updates, invites to local events, and propaganda to understand what they’re saying. Every MoC has an e-newsletter.
3. Find out where your MoCs stand on the issues of the day — appointment of white supremacists, tax cuts for the rich, etc. Review their voting history at VoteSmart. org. Research their biggest campaign contributors at OpenSecrets.org.
4. Set up a Google News Alert (http://www.google.com... (http://www.google.com/alerts)) — for example for “Rep. Bob Smith” — to receive an email whenever your MoCs are in the news.
5. Research on Google News (https://news.google.c... (https://news.google.com/news)) what local reporters have written about your MoCs. Find and follow those reporters on Twitter, and build relationships. Before you attend or plan an event, reach out and explain why your group is protesting, and provide them with background materials and a quote. Journalists on deadline — even those who might not agree with you — appreciate when you provide easy material for a story."
Town Hall Meeting in Arroyo Grande
WHO: Congressman Carbajal, panelists, and staff
WHAT: Town hall meeting
WHERE: Lucia Mar Unified School District
Georgie O'Connor Board Room
602-G Orchard Street, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
WHEN: 6 – 7:30 pm, Wednesday, February 22nd