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Indivisible Co-Founders to Publish “We are Indivisible: A Blueprint for Democracy After Trump”

04/09/2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 9, 2019
Contact: Emily Phelps | press@indivisible.org

New book available for pre-sale from Atria Books/Signal Press. Author proceeds go to Indivisible’s new “Save Democracy Fund.”

Washington, DC — The Indivisible Project’s co-founders and Co-Executive Directors Leah Greenberg and Ezra Levin will release a new book We Are Indivisible: A Blueprint For Democracy After Trump” on November 5,  2019.

This is a story of democracy under threat. It’s the story of a movement rising up to respond. And it’s a story of what comes next.

Shortly after Trump’s election, two (married!) outraged former congressional staffers wrote and posted a tactical guide to resisting the Trump agenda. This Google Doc entitled “Indivisible” was meant to be read by friends and family. No one could have predicted what happened next. It went viral, sparking the creation of thousands of local Indivisible groups in red, blue, and purple states, mobilizing millions of people and evolving into a defining movement of the Trump Era. From crowding town halls to killing TrumpCare to rallying around candidates to build the Blue Wave, Indivisibles powered the fight against Trump - and pushed the limits of what was politically possible.

In We Are Indivisible: A Blueprint for Democracy After Trump, the (still-married!) co-executive directors of Indivisible tell the story of the movement. They offer a behind-the-scenes look at how change comes to Washington, whether Washington wants it or not. And they explain how we’ll win the coming fight for the future of American democracy. We Are Indivisible isn’t a book of platitudes about hope; it’s a steely-eyed guide to people power - how to find it, how to build it, and how to use it to usher in the post-Trump era.

Signal Press Publisher Julia Cheiffetz says, “Books have a unique capacity to spark dialogue and drive change. We are thrilled to partner with Indivisible and add fuel to their fire in the lead up to the 2020 election.”

Hitting bookstores at the height of the Democratic presidential primary, “We Are Indivisible” will also make the case for why Overton Window-expanding institutional reforms like abolishing the filibuster and expanding the Supreme Court will be vital to the future of our democracy. In keeping with this mission, 100% of the authors’ proceeds from the book will be put directly into fueling the Indivisible Project’s campaigns to push structural democracy reforms at the federal and state level, via the Indivisible Project’s Save Democracy Fund.

“We started a Google doc that people turned into a movement. Now we’re writing that movement into a book,” said Levin. “We still have a long way to reclaiming democracy but we’re going to keep moving forward in the fight and this book will help outline that path.”

“We see this as a moment to talk about where we’re going - about advancing an inclusive democracy that doesn’t just take on Trump but takes on the forces that allowed him to rise," said Greenberg. “We'll be sharing lessons we and Indivisibles have learned over the last two years about how to build and apply power.”

To learn more, visit book.indivisible.org.

About the Authors

Leah Greenberg and Ezra Levin are the co-Executive Directors of Indivisible, where they lead a national staff in D.C. and across the country supporting the Indivisible movement in advocacy, elections, and grassroots organizing. They have been listed in the Politico 50 list,GQ’s 50 Most Powerful People In Trump’s Washington and Roll Call’s people to watch in 2019.

Leah was a human trafficking policy advocate before joining the office of Congressman Tom Perriello on Capitol Hill. Working for a progressive in the red fifth district of Virginia during the rise of the Tea Party, she saw firsthand the power that organized constituent power could have - and she took notes. After Perriello’s loss in 2010, Leah returned to the policy world until Trump was elected when she sprang into action with her husband.  

Before Indivisible, Ezra was a congressional staffer and anti-poverty advocate. He started out working on local homelessness issues, and during the late Bush II and early Obama Eras he served as a senior legislative and campaign staffer for Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-TX). He escaped Capitol Hill and spent a few years as a think tanker and advocate, writing papers on progressive tax policy and anti-poverty reforms.

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ABOUT THE INDIVISIBLE PROJECT

The Indivisible Project is a registered 501(c)(4) nonprofit. Our mission is to cultivate and lift up a grassroots movement of local groups to defeat the Trump agenda, elect progressive leaders, and realize bold progressive policies. Across the nation, thousands of local groups are using the Indivisible Guide to hold their members of Congress accountable. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate committee.