Wow—you have been busy! You haven’t wasted any time making the most of this recess, and your Members of Congress (MoCs) are getting an earful. We can’t even begin to cover all the ways you’ve been making a difference, but here are just a few examples of how you’ve been standing indivisible:
In a major victory, a member of Indivisible Gainesville changed Republican Rep. Ted Yoho’s mind on the release of Trump’s taxes (and Rachel Maddow noticed!).
In New Jersey, you pressed Rep. Leonard Lance (again) to quit playing games with our health care and got a commitment from him that he would never support any attempt to repeal health reform that makes it harder or more expensive for people with preexisting conditions to get coverage.
And somewhere in the middle of all of that action, you showed up in force at hundreds of Tax Day marches across the country to demand Trump’s tax returns and a tax system that’s fair for all of us. (Ready to keep up the energy from the Tax March? Demand a vote on the Presidential Tax Transparency Act with our freshly updated script).
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One more week—make your voice heard!
But you’re not finished yet—there’s still another week left of April recess, and many more opportunities for your group to stand indivisible. And remember: all of the recess tools and resources we’ve shared with you over the past few weeks, including town hall planning tips, policy briefs, sample questions to ask your MoC, videos, and more are available in our Recess Toolkit.
Hold Trump accountable on Syria
On April 6, Trump stunned the nation by unilaterally launching missile strikes against a Syrian base with no congressional authorization, no explanation of his legal justification, and no apparent plan for what happens next. Congress must exercise its constitutional oversight and prevent our belligerent, war-mongering President from escalating this conflict and dragging us into another open-ended war in the Middle East. We have a new explainer and town hall questions for asking your MoC to stand up to Trump: Trump’s Dangerous Escalation in Syria.
Learn resistance skills from the experts
For the last few weeks, our friends at Resistance School have been sharing practical skills you can use to fight for progressive values. This week, legendary community organizer Marshall Ganz will lead an interactive session on building capacity and locally-based leadership teams. Get together with your Indivisible group, friends, or family and attend the livestream session on Thursday, April 20, 7–8:30 p.m. EST on the Resistance School website and Facebook page. Find out more about this training: How to Structure and Build Capacity for Action.
And did you miss our Facebook live Q&A session last week? Ezra Levin, Leah Greenberg, and Angel Padilla took your latest questions on how to #ReclaimRecess. Catch up here. Or check out Ezra talking Indivisible and taxes on Pod Save America.
Donald Trump is mad—help us keep this up
You know you’re doing something right when Trump starts tweeting angry stuff about you. More than 120,000 of you showed up Saturday at your local Tax March, which prompted a gripe from Donald. He then accused you all of being paid protestors. He’s grasping at straws.
He knows he’s losing his grip. And the number one thing you can do to keep this going is...keep going. The energy that you’re devoting to office visits, town halls, and phone calls is what’s powering the Indivisible movement. This is what’s ticking off Donald.
The Indivisible team is here to help—we want to keep giving Donald something to get mad about. If you are able, we’d love you to send a few bucks to support the effort as a monthly recurring donation. We’re able to create our toolkits, webinars, and call scripts, and even start hiring staff thanks to the generosity of folks like you. FYI, recurring monthly donations are awesome—they help us plan better for the future of the resistance.
But putting aside the money stuff: this is the last week of April recess, so close it out strong and send your MoCs back to Washington ready to represent you. Every time you stand indivisible, we get a little bit closer to winning.