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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.

Showing 2020 the Door

We know that Joe Biden has won the presidency, but the only way he’s going to be able to pursue his agenda fully is if Democrats have full control of both chambers of Congress. We know we’re keeping control of the House of Representatives, but we won’t know the Senate’s makeup until after the Georgia runoff elections in January 2021. That’s why we’re prioritizing those races over the next two months. 

Even in this stretch of uncertainty, there are still lots of things you can do to help us win the Senate, continue to push for progressive wins in the House, support the Biden transition, and get ready for some hard but defining fights in the waning months of this Congress. 

In short, we’re focused on 5 things during the “lame duck” period between the election and Inauguration:

  1. Taking the two senate run-offs in Georgia on January 5th
  2. Fending off any final Trump catastrophes
  3. Bolstering House progressive voting bloc power headed into next year
  4. Ensuring Biden makes good early personnel choices
  5. Winning on the coming COVID response legislative fight

All of these goals depend on you applying your power. Read on for how to do that.

Finish the election strong

Help send Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Osoff to the Senate for Georgia!

We’re so proud of the deep organizing work we’ve done in Georgia and are gearing up with folks on the ground to dig in even deeper in the months ahead. 

This election is ongoing, but we already know that we can draw a direct line from the work of activists across the state to mobilize their communities, including powerful leadership and organizing muscle from folks like the New Georgia Project, Fair Fight, and Black Voters Matter who have worked overtime to flip Georgia blue. 

Biden is poised to win Georgia statewide, so we know these Senate races are winnable too. We also know that control of the Senate depends on what happens here, the importance of which is only increased by McConnell’s threat to block all legislation and cabinet appointments if he retains control. 

In the weeks ahead there will be opportunities for you to support, we promise! You’ll be seeing those opportunities show up in your inboxes soon, so keep an eye out, and keep reading for all the other ways you can engage as this plan is coming together. 

Keep Trump in check on his way out the door.

We’ve known all along that in addition to being a cruel racist with an authoritarian streak, Trump is petty, destructive and only cares about himself. Now that voters have decisively voted him out of office, we’re bracing for a full temper tantrum. That could be going after the CDC or health officials who haven’t been sufficiently loyal, setting Stephen Miller free to pursue the immigration policies that were reportedly too unpopular for a president seeking re-election, or something else entirely. 

Whatever happens, we’ll be prepared to respond with the confident mandate voters just handed Joe Biden. We can’t predict what might happen in this category, but if we need to, we know Indivisibles will flood phone lines, show up at in-district offices or whatever it takes to force Congress to take quick action to blunt or reverse whatever catastrophic action Trump takes. And if the Republican Senate steps in to protect the President’s flailing, we’ll do all we can to make sure voters in Georgia put that on Loeffler and Perdue’s tab. 

Lay the groundwork for a better 2021

Even while we wait to see who will control the Senate, our leaders are making decisions that will set the stage for the next two years. The biggest questions on the table are whether progressives will boldly wield the power they’ve won in the House and whether the Biden Administration is going to fall for McConnell’s deceptive ploys. There is a lot we can do in these intervening months to help shape the answers to those questions.

We know that McConnell is hoping to maintain control of the Senate and, failing that, to hobble the Biden Administration before it’s even begun by handing over a runaway pandemic and a struggling economy, and by seducing the incoming Biden team with false promises of bipartisan cooperation. But we’re not falling for it. We’ve studied Republican history of obstruction and bad faith negotiating: in 2009 under a Democratic trifecta, under a split Congress later on in the Obama Administration, when McConnell gleefully declared himself “the Grim Reaper” of all legislation coming out of the Democratically-controlled House in 2019, earlier this year when Republicans told Americans drowning amidst a pandemic and recession that they were on their own, and just a few weeks ago when Republicans rammed through a Supreme Court nominee, breaking their own rules to do so, just days before Election Day. 

So, we know that there is no good-faith negotiating to be found here. Our best strategy as we lay the groundwork for 2021 is to make Mitch McConnell as irrelevant as possible and to wield our power as forcefully as he does. 

First, we need a progressive voting bloc in the House.

After two years of struggling to wield power in the House, progressives agreed to changes for how the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) operates. These changes will make it easier and more likely for them to negotiate and vote collectively—the exact innovation we’ve been calling for and working with them to implement to ensure that progressives have a stronger say in policy outcomes. 

In the lame-duck session, we expect to see the progressive voting bloc show up a few times, but only if these members know that they have the support of their constituents. Voting as a bloc, often against Democratic leadership, is uncomfortable and hard for any member of Congress. But it’s also precisely what they need to do to reset the rules that govern the House so that Democrats aren’t boxing themselves into unhelpful, moderate positions and are instead pulling legislation to the left and winning key concessions for progressives.

Second, we need to push the Biden administration to staff up with progressives.

We know that within the Executive Branch, personnel is power. You need to look no further than Trump’s staff picks, like Stephen Miller or Betsy DeVos, to see the incredible, undeniable power of a single person dedicated to moving their (in this case, incredibly cruel and morally corrupt) agenda. 

We want to make sure that Joe Biden picks the best of the best for his team, including a slate of progressives dedicated to undoing the damage that Trump wrought over the last four years. But Mitch McConnell is already gearing up to block Biden’s appointees in the Senate, and we’re seeing signs that the Biden Transition Team is rethinking who they’ll consider pushing forward as a result. We are crystal clear that the fate of the Biden presidency depends on rejecting McConnell’s demands. Instead, President-elect Biden should borrow a play from Donald Trump’s playbook and send the people he wants to the Senate, and if McConnell refuses to confirm them, use other avenues available like the Vacancies Act and recess appointments to build his cabinet.

Quick note: you won't see us pivot to focus our grassroots firepower on Biden. When we need to push him (and we absolutely will!), we're mostly going to do it through MoCs. Even a small number of coordinated MoCs can dramatically influence a president's agenda. Think of it this way: part of the reason your power with your MoC is so potent is that there are a limited number of people to whom that MoC is accountable. But the president is accountable to the whole country, so the power of individual constituents is quite diluted! Instead, Congress offered the concentrated power we need to get a President’s attention. There might be a few narrative-defining moments in which we’ll focus on Biden directly, but in general, we recommend going the indirect, but ultimately more powerful, route of pressuring your MoC to in turn pressure Biden. 

Tell Your Senators to Urge Biden Not to Appoint Corporatists to His Cabinet

Demand that President-elect Biden not nominate or hire corporate executives, high-level consultants, or lobbyists to serve in his administration; and instead, prioritize progressive nominees with demonstrated track records of fighting for the needs of marginalized communities.

Call your Senator and demand they weigh in with the Transition Team on their approach to personnel.

Finally, we need to get ready for some hard but defining lame-duck fights.

With Biden about to take over in the White House, and with control of the Senate undecided, Mitch McConnell may have a new interest in making deals while he’s got the upper hand. There are at least a couple of fights we’re preparing for, including a possible stimulus package and funding for the federal government, which is currently set to expire on December 11. 

As we know, McConnell and Trump will do everything in their power to sabotage the next administration and tie Biden to the misallocated spending decisions of the Trump  Administration (like out of control budgets for Defense and Homeland Security).

The dynamics for a potential stimulus package are even trickier: after refusing relief for the American people for months, McConnell is going to try to squeak out a win to help push the at-risk Republican incumbents, Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, across the finish line in Georgia. 

You’ll be hearing from us as these fights shape up on concrete ways to take action.

We’ll demand relief for people who have been hurt, a real plan to bring this pandemic under control, and a funded federal government. We’re going to have a chance for wins, but we’re also going to be highlighting every instance of Republican obstruction and the inadequacy of the Republicans’ offers—on both the spending bill and in the stimulus. As always, we’ll be doing our best to make the proposal as strong as possible and get it across the finish line. 

Let’s take a moment to rest, hydrate, and celebrate booting Donald Trump from the White House. But after that, we’re excited to be right back in the fight with you—for Georgia and to answer the defining questions of the lame-duck period as we look ahead to a better 2021.