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Local Indivisible groups build and wield power in ways that individuals can’t. To create change, you need the collective constituent power that comes with working together, as Indivisibles.

Indivisibles organize -- which means building power and flexing at key moments. Indivisible Groups take action in their communities, build collective purpose, and create change.

We make calls. We show up. We organize. And we’ve built lasting collective power across the country, in our home towns. We’re Indivisible.

We’re a grassroots movement of thousands of local Indivisible groups with a mission to elect progressive leaders, rebuild our democracy, and defeat the Trump agenda.

How to Impact the Primary

It’s 2020 and that means all eyes are on defeating Trump. But before we do that, we have to make sure we select the best possible candidate. After all, we’re going to make the Democratic nominee the next president -- and we have a short window to make sure that person will be a strong candidate and leader. 

As we’re seeing candidates start to drop out of the race, this is the time to take action. We know Indivisibles across the country have already been engaging with a variety of campaigns. This resource is a brief overview of different ways to get involved. Since coming out with our presidential scorecard, we recommend supporting candidates in the scorecard order. At this point, Elizabeth Warren is the leading candidate on the scorecard with Bernie Sanders coming in second. If you don’t see your favorite candidate towards the top, consider pushing them in the places that they’re not upholding our values. 

Engaging with the primary is part of the overall strategy to win big in 2020 and then make important gains for the issues we care about in 2021. Learn more about how to do a 2020 Vision meeting with your group here

One of the most exciting parts about getting involved with the primary (aside from nominating an amazing candidate, of course) is the opportunity to grow your group! By volunteering with a campaign or talking to other Indivisibles, you’ll meet a ton of new activists who you can invite to group activities in the future or partner with on events. You can get your group name out there, recruit some new members, have fun and make your mark on this critical election. 

Volunteer with the Campaign 

No matter how many new tools and technologies come out, talking directly to voters will always be one of the most important parts of any campaign. You can dive into volunteering with a campaign individually or with your fellow Indivisibles. It’s easy to find an opportunity to volunteer by going to the campaign website and finding a Take Action section. 

Knock doors. Face to face conversations are the gold standard. If you’re in an early primary state or able to travel, canvassing with a campaign is a fantastic way to make a direct impact. 

Make calls. If you’re not close to a canvass or are unable to knock doors, making calls is a great way to reach out to have conversations with voters. 

Send texts. Similarly to making calls, sending texts through the campaign is another option to support from afar or supplement canvassing. 

Become a volunteer leader. If you’re really passionate and have time to put in, talk to your local campaign Organizer about becoming a volunteer leader. You may end up training other volunteers on how to phone bank, canvass or text. If you’re in a state with a caucus, they often need leaders to support at the caucus like reporting back numbers, helping convince other caucus goers to support their candidate and more. Depending on the role, being a volunteer leader on a campaign is usually more specific and less of a long term commitment than being an Indivisible group leader. Generally you would be a volunteer leader in your home state (unless you have an extended stay planned elsewhere) and is super critical right now in early states and super Tuesday states. 

Have an Indivisible day of action. Volunteering is even more fun when you do it with a friend! Gather folks in your Indivisible group or in nearby group to volunteer together -- and don’t forget to snap some pictures and share on social media. 

Talk to Other Indivisibles 

There’s more power when we all work together. You can talk to fellow Indivisibles about why you’re part of this movement and why you’re excited about the scorecard. 

Talk to your group. Open up a conversation with your group about who they’re supporting and the Indivisible scorecard. Think through what other issues and values your group really cares about and how the candidates stack up. 

Make a local endorsement. Check out our Indivisible endorsement guide for some ideas on how to make a local group endorsement. This could be a very powerful way to make an impact if over a majority of your group is leaning towards the same candidate. 

Get Some Spotlight in the Press 

Getting press could be a great tool to get a larger, new audience to share why you’re part of Indivisible and how the candidates stack up. 

Write a letter to the editor. Send in a letter to the editor talking about why you joined Indivisible, the issues/values you care about and why the candidate you support best upholds those. 

Talk to reporters. Talk to local and national reporters who are coming to events and are interested in hearing from voters. For tips on how to be extra effective in conversations with campaign reporters, check out or training resource, “How to win friends and influence election coverage.”

Share Your Support on Social Media

Tweet your story, post on Facebook, share on Instagram, etc. Take a picture volunteering or share why you’re Indivisible and how the candidates stack up on our values. 

Share in online groups. If you’re part of Indivisible groups on Facebook or other platforms, share the reasons you think your candidate is the best for Indivisible. 

Make a TikTok. Hey, who knows? You might just become famous! 

To talk about this more, you can reach out to field@indivisible.org to be connected with a local Indivisible Organizer!