Your Top 5 Weekly To-do List From Indivisible
Trump Impeachment Weeky Activist To Do List From Indivisible
The House is on recess (now through Nov 11), and that means we need you to step up and plan an event at a district office or RSVP to a town hall right now. No member of Congress should be able to escape the drumbeat of impeachment from their constituents right now.
Super important caveat – the committees investigating Trump, including the House Intelligence Committee, will not be returning home for recess. This is great news! It means our pressure is creating a growing sense of urgency among House Democrats to hold this administration accountable for its crimes. This likely means that we can expect the start of public hearings very soon.
And now for the most important number of the week, your 5 weekly to-dos to help impeach Donald Trump:
Your 5 weekly to-dos
Other Hill Happenings
The House is currently out on recess, which means it’s a great time for you to make your voice heard in your home district! Here’s all the information you need to tell your members of Congress what you expect of them when they return to Washington:
Tomorrow is Election Day in states around the country! We know, we know — we’ve all got our eyes on the prize of 2020. But there are some crucial races happening in 2019 too:
If you live in a state with 2019 elections, don’t forget to vote tomorrow! Call 866-OUR-VOTE to verify your registration, check poll hours, confirm your polling site, or report any issues on election day.
We Are Indivisible: A Blueprint for Democracy After Trump
Every week we’ve shared excerpts from the book with our movement — and finally — the time has come. The book comes out tomorrow! We ended last week’s preview talking about the sad state of our democracy — about how it’s buckling and it’s rigged.
Part 1: Democracy buckling. American democracy just wasn’t built for what we’re dealing with now—and it’s coming apart at the seams. The Founders didn’t foresee two political parties like we have now, and for most of our history we didn’t have them. Since the 1960s, the parties have grown ideologically distinct; they’ve polarized. That polarization, overlaid on top of our outdated democratic institutions, is a recipe for gridlock and dysfunction—and it’s only going to get worse. Our democracy is buckling.
Part 2: Democracy rigged. Our democracy isn’t just falling apart on its own; it’s being intentionally rigged. An unholy alliance between wealthy plutocrats, practitioners of white identity politics, and religious ideologues has produced a reactionary conservative party—and they’re systematically rigging the rules to keep themselves in power. They know that a truly representative democracy will reject their unpopular social and economic agenda. So they’re doing their best to prevent that from happening. Our democracy is being rigged.
If we’re ever going to fix the system and save our democracy, we need to understand how it came to be so broken and rigged in the first place. The following pages describe what we’re up against.
To Be Continued… when you buy the book!
If you didn’t get the chance to order your book, you can still contribute to our goal of making the New York Times’s Best Seller List by ordering now! It’s critical to sell as many books as we can this week to make the list, and ultimately, to help us get the book in as many hands as possible.
Luckily, we’re still running our Indivisible Book Contest! Y’all can win an exclusive swag bag and a 30-minute conversation with Leah or Ezra — all you have to do is order, take a photo of the receipt, and tag us on Twitter or Instagram with #IndivisiBookClub.
PS — Click here to see the full rules of the contest. And don’t forget to block out any personally identifiable information from the receipt!
Support the Movement
Our big strategy on impeachment boils down to this: we need to build an unprecedented amount of pressure on Congress, because we know it’s the only way to get them to do their jobs and hold Trump accountable for his crimes.
That’s why we’ve got a multi-pronged strategy to build the grassroots power we need to get it done. A massive ad campaign, regularly updated guides and resources, on-the-ground organizing and nationwide rapid-response efforts, Impeachment Daily and all our news roundups — we’re doing all this work and more to make sure our members of Congress take their jobs seriously and hold Trump accountable.
But building all those resources takes a ton of work from organizers, policy experts, and creative team members. We want our work to represent you, the people, which means we need our funding to come from the people too. Can you pitch in $10 to keep our impeachment strategy and all our work moving?
IndivisiWin of the Week
This week is gonna be busy, James. But in the best possible way. So find a town hall, get ready to set up your IndivisibleBookClub, and keep your eyes peeled for impeachment updates as House Democrats continue investigating Trump during this recess.
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