Launched after Donald Trump’s election, Indivisible became a nationwide movement of volunteer-led local progressive groups that participate in civic engagement work at the local, state, and national level. Indivisible Civics, a registered 501(c)(3) organization, was established to educate and empower civic leaders at the community level across the country. We provide expertise and resources, build relationships and support greater coordination and strategic action, and cultivate effective local leadership so that groups can become powerful actors in their own communities.

Click here to see our annual report from 2017, which reviews the impact of our movement last year.

 

WHAT IS INDIVISIBLE PROJECT?

Indivisible Project, a 501(c)(4), was established to lift up that grassroots movement of local groups to defeat the Trump agenda, elect progressive leaders, and realize bold progressive policies. It supports local Indivisible groups by offering legislative advocacy and political expertise and by building political power everywhere. Learn more about Indivisible Project here.

 

 
 

Indivisible Civics builds consciousness, solidarity, and strong partnerships across the country by defending and advancing progressive values, in large part through effective action by local groups. We hold the government and elected officials accountable to the needs of all constituents. We power and lift up our grassroots movement of local groups to defeat the Trump agenda and sustain a powerful progressive movement.

 
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“Indivisible groups were instrumental in pressuring members of Congress not to end Obamacare, again taking a leaf from the Tea Party by showing up, well briefed and vocal, at members’ town hall meetings.”

- Brookings Institution


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“...Greenberg and Levin’s blueprint—which helped shake many white-collar progressives out of their abstract, coffeehouse-and-protest idealism and reacquaint them with a belief in shoe-leather, show-up-with-bodies democratic politics.”

- Politico (Indivisible is #2 on Politico's 2017 list of top 50 influencers)


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“Democracy is under assault from Donald Trump and the Trump administration but at the very same moment, democracy is rewiring itself, and [Indivisible] is out there leading the charge. … Because that’s what Indivisible people do - we work hard, we fight, and we win.”

- Senator Elizabeth Warren


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“I think it’s at least as great and probably greater than the Tea Party popular upsurge.”

- Theda Skocpol, Professor of Government and Sociology at Harvard University, author of The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism

 

In 2018, Indivisible Civics seeks to continue the Indivisible network’s organizing and policy successes by providing local groups with resources, coordination, training, and guidance on civic engagement:

  • Support a more resilient Indivisible Network. Indivisible Civics exists to support a nationwide network of thousands of thriving, interconnected local groups. In 2018, we will double down on long-term investment in the health, effectiveness, and connectivity of the network through training, investments in our groups, and building out national, state, and local coordinating structures.

  • Defeat the Trump Agenda. Core to Indivisible Civics’ strategy is a commitment to promoting progressive values and fighting the reactionary policy agenda championed by the current administration. In 2018 we will continue to provide the resources that our groups need to take action in their communities. We do this by demystifying legislation so that local groups take effective action and by building partnerships reflecting an integrated role in a broad, diverse progressive ecosystem.

 

Indivisible Civics fills a gap within the advocacy space as a trusted source of information, and it provides a uniquely effective way to mobilize and resource millions of people in ways that complement the broader progressive movement. The model of the Indivisible movement has created something rare in the progressive world: nationwide, volunteer-based, locally-led, multi-issue organizing in which the unit of activism is the local group rather than the individual. There are significant advantages to this model:

  • A Virtuous Cycle of Civic Engagement: Local Indivisible groups don’t parachute in ahead of a single event or campaign - they are local, long-term progressive infrastructure that is responsive to the communities they live in.

  • Leveraging Local Leadership: This structure empowers volunteer leaders to take charge and make use of their own resources, tapping into local knowledge, skills, and networks. By its very nature, independent local leadership creates a sense of ownership, innovation, and personal investment.

  • Power of Community: People are more likely to get involved and stay involved in activism if they feel like part of a community. Indivisible groups build social networks that fight burnout and mobilize their members to make commitments of time and energy.

  • Partnering Across the Progressive Space: Indivisible Civics is not a think tank. We pursue partnerships that help us leverage existing organizations’ policy expertise and enhance our impact by building a larger, more diverse, and more inclusive movement across the country by elevating the voices of traditionally underrepresented and marginalized communities.

 

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Meighan Stone

Senior Fellow, Women and Foreign Policy Program, Council on Foreign Relations (Board Chair)

Meighan Stone is a senior fellow in the Women and Foreign Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), focusing on women’s economic empowerment, girls’ education, and refugee policy. She joined CFR from serving as entrepreneurship fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center, where she researched refugee policy and collaborated with Harvard faculty to foster social innovation.

As president of the Malala Fund, Stone worked with founder and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai from 2014 to 2017 to empower girls globally to learn and lead without fear. She has led high-level advocacy, international development and media projects with Bono’s ONE Campaign, the United Nations, Global Partnership for Education, World Economic Forum, G7 summits and with political campaigns, world leaders and technology corporations globally.

Named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People and to ELLE Magazine’s 2017 “Women in Washington Power List,” Stone serves as executive chairwoman of Pencils of Promise and on the boards of  Congressman John Lewis’ bipartisan Faith and Politics Institute, Indivisible, Civic Engagement Fund, Sweet Briar College, and girls’ coding initiative Kode With Klossy.


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Indivar Dutta-Gupta

Co-Executive Director, Center on Poverty and Inequality at Georgetown University

Indivar Dutta-Gupta is Co-Executive Director at the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality where he leads work to develop and advance ideas for reducing poverty and economic inequality in the U.S., with particular attention to gender and racial equity. Indivar also serves on the National Academy of Social Insurance’s (NASI) board of directors and is a member of the Poverty, Employment and Self-Sufficiency Network, funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as well as Canada’s Ministerial Advisory Committee on Poverty Reduction.

Previously, Indivar was Project Director at Freedman Consulting, LLC, leading strategic initiatives for major philanthropies, children’s groups, and workers’ organizations. Indivar served as Senior Policy Advisor at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, focusing on budget and tax policies and cross-cutting low-income issues. Earlier, he focused on safety net, tax, and social insurance programs and policies as U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee Professional Staff.

As an Emerson National Hunger Fellow, Indivar worked for DC Hunger Solutions and the Center for American Progress. Indivar has been named a First Focus Campaign for Children Champion for Children and was awarded the Congressional Hunger Center Alumni Leadership Award (2016). He was named one of Washington Life magazine’s most Influential 40-And-Under Leaders (2013) and Rising Stars 40 And Under (2016). Indivar is an honors graduate of the University of Chicago and a Harry S. Truman Scholar.

 


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David Slifka

former Senior Portfolio Manager and Strategist at the YMCA Retirement Fund

David Slifka is part of the wave of individuals who became civically engaged in the wake of the 2016 election. Recognizing the need for improved infrastructure serving fellow grassroots activists, he co-founded Amplify, an app helping Indivisible chapters and other resistance organizations around the country take action as a team. He also serves as founding board chair of Rapid Resist.

David began his career as an investor for non-profit institutions, including Yale University and the YMCA Retirement Fund. He remains active as an investor and lecturer on financial topics, in addition to serving on various non-profit boards. David holds a BA from Yale University and an MBA from Wharton.


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Leah Greenberg

Board Member

Leah Greenberg is a co-founder and co-Executive Director of the Indivisible Project. She most recently served as Policy Director for the Tom Perriello for Governor of Virginia campaign. Previously, she managed the Partnership for Freedom, a $6 million public-private partnership on human trafficking, served as an Advisor to the State Department’s Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review process, coordinated interagency engagement for the State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, and worked on the Hill for Congressman Tom Perriello.

Leah holds a bachelor’s degree from Carleton College and a master’s degree in international affairs from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.


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Ezra Levin

Board Member

Ezra Levin is a co-founder and co-Executive Director of the Indivisible Project. Previously, Ezra worked as a poverty policy wonk and advocate. He most recently served as the Associate Director of Federal Policy at Prosperity Now. He was Deputy Policy Director for Congressman Lloyd Doggett and an AmeriCorps VISTA in the Homeless Services Division of the San Jose Housing Department.

Ezra holds a bachelor’s degree from Carleton College and a master’s in public affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.

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