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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.

Write Letters to Voters with VoteFWD

Want to get out the vote in key states from the comfort of your own home? Indivisible is excited to be partnering this election cycle with VoteFWD. VoteFWD provides activists with names, addresses and a data-driven proven template to write letters to voters in important states. Letter writers will save their letters and send them right before the election so that voters receive them at the perfect, most-strategic moment. 

This is a perfect way for your group to stay active during social distancing. Writing letters is both a safe, remote activity and proven effective! It’s a way to make an impact from home and can also be a great activity to do “together” over video chats. 

It’s easy and rewarding. VoteFWD has quick and straightforward instructions on how to get started and how to mail your letters. They have also run several tests and this particular letter format is proven to increase turnout! 

Recruit new volunteers and engage existing members. Letter writing is a perfect activity to bring in new volunteers and engage existing members, since folks may be more comfortable to start with letter writing before working their way up to door knocking and phone calling. 

Get started today! Signing up is simple, you can follow the link here. And take a look at this resource for ideas about how to strengthen your group through letter writing. 

Building Your Group Through Letter Writing 

Aside from turning out voters, one of the greatest benefits of letter writing is that it’s an easy way for volunteers to take their first action. Letter writing parties are also a lot of fun because you can chat, snack and get to know one another while you work. Here are some ideas for how to use letter writing as a group building tool: 

Regular letter writing parties. Your group can set up regular letter writing parties and incorporate food, drinks, music, etc! You’ll be building community while turning out voters, which is a great way to keep folks engaged and strengthen your group.

During this period of physical distancing, Indivisible groups are developing creative ways to build capacity, collaborate and learn while staying safe (such as video conferencing, using digital tools and sponsoring mutual aid efforts). And yes, you can do letter writing parties virtually! Check our resource on hosting virtual events for more ideas.

Identify a letter “captain.” Any new project is an opportunity for leadership development in your group. If you’re a group leader, think about identifying someone in your group who is excited about this opportunity and can head up letter writing efforts. This is a great way to divide up the work. 

Invite new members. Letter writing is a great first ask for new members or for members who are new to volunteering for elections. They can start by getting their feet wet with this activity and then work their way up to canvassing, phone banking and texting. Or for those who are unable to canvass, letter writing is a good way to make an impact. You should still invite new members to virtual events as well and remember to introduce them! 

Supporting Your Letter Writing Through Distributed Fundraising 

If your group is planning to do a lot of letter writing, we have just the program for you! While a few letters won’t have much of a cost, if you’re writing piles and piles of letters with your group, the costs can add up (envelopes, stamps, printing). 

With our distributed fundraising program, you can fundraise for your group through an ActBlue page and then use a debit card to make purchases. We also have some great guides on how to fundraise. Get started fundraising today so that you can cover letter writing costs for your group.  

Additional Resources 

VoteFWD has several great resources, so we didn’t want to reinvent the wheel! 

  • General Instructions: Sign up here and then follow steps 2-7 in this document to make an impact. 
  • FAQ: Find your answers to frequently asked questions here. 
  • Party Kit: This includes everything you need to have a letter writing party from setting goals to addressing your envelopes.    
  • Data from Trials: Scroll down on the website to see the results from two trials—this template has been proven to work!