How to Organize and Execute Your First Event or Day of Action

Now that you have a group of energized, dedicated friends ready to stand Indivisible against Trump, you’ll want to make sure that your first event is a success. It may be a visit to your MoC’s local office, a group-wide appearance at their next town hall, or a surprise appearance at one of their upcoming public events.

Ensure Success by Dividing Up Responsibilities

Before your first meeting adjourns, make sure that your group has:

  1. A volunteer to coordinate your first day of action. For the first event, this may be you! But in the future, you’ll want to designate an individual in your group as the lead organizer on each event that your group holds. They should ensure that everyone knows where to be and when and that signs and other materials are available when needed. By designating someone new for each event, you can ensure that more people feel empowered to lead the fight against Trump’s agenda.
  2. A volunteer to document your activities. They might snap a few photos or record a video of your MoC responding—or not—to your group’s concerns. Record as much of it as you can—then share it with your group, with the press, and with us.
  3. A media strategy to call attention to your event. You may want to designate a single person as your media spokesperson and they should draft up talking points to ensure that your message is clear and focused when it appears in the local press. Speaking of which, you’ll want to make sure that you notify local reporters of your group’s event—you may be surprised at how willing they are to cover your meeting or action. Twitter is a great way to find and engage with local reporters who regularly cover your MoC, be sure when tweeting at them to include the period before their handle.

Find Your Mocs’ Local Offices

Every MoC has one or several public, district offices. If you’re planning to visit the district office of your MoC, you should be able to find their location and regular hours of operation via a simple web search. If they list the office as available by appointment only, don’t fret—you can call ahead to make one or you can just show up.

Have a Backup Plan

If you opt to show up unannounced, be ready with a backup plan if the office is closed—take photographs of their shuttered office and post it to social media with the tag #StandIndivisible and your MoC’s name.

Decide on an Ask

Decide on a single and specific ask before you go—you can check our Capitol Calendar for guidance on this. We update it constantly so that you know when critical votes are coming before the House and Senate.