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Indivisible’s Statement on the Introduction of the For The People Act in the Senate

03/17/2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 17, 2021
Contact:
Kenny Palmer | press@indivisible.org

Grassroots organization provides update on its For The People Project

Washington, DC — Today, Meagan Hatcher-Mays, Director of Democracy Policy, issued the following statement:

“Indivisible recently launched its For The People Project, a multimillion dollar effort to support the work our groups are doing across the country to achieve critical democracy reforms. Since its launch, our grassroots groups, as well as our national organization, have worked diligently to help build momentum for sweeping reforms. Today, the Senate introduced its version of the For the People Act, a critical step forward for democracy reform.

“Our democracy still needs to be massively restructured in order to be equitable. We must correct racist and discriminatory policies that have disenfranchised Black people and people of color by passing the John Lewis Voting Rights Act and D.C. Statehood. And we need to eliminate the filibuster. There is no Republican currently in the Senate who has shown an interest in doing what is needed to fix our democracy. So we must move forward by any means necessary--no excuses. These reforms, along with the For The People Act, will help our democracy avert a crisis and must be a priority. There's a growing list of popular policies that will face certain defeat unless the filibuster goes, all while GOP-led state legislatures rush to make voting more difficult and time consuming. Congress must act now.”

UPDATE ON INDIVISIBLE’S FOR THE PEOPLE PROJECT

Indivisible’s For The People Project has been working to deliver the democracy reforms needed to protect our elections, expand rights, and deliver the policies that America voted for:

  • PAID MEDIA
    • $335K in digital ads supporting DC Statehood have aired so far in several key states and districts.
    • $100K of radio ads have aired in target states so far
    • Full page print ad in Arizona Republic calling out Senator Sinema’s stance on the filibuster
  • LOCAL ORGANIZING BY INDIVISIBLE GROUPS
    • Indivisible groups in key states have been lobbying their lawmakers through creative COVID-safe tactics like light projections, small gatherings, online town halls with key senators including members of Senate leadership, and statewide letters and coalition campaigns.
    • Please contact press@Indivisible.org to be connected to activists leading these efforts in key states, in public and behind the scenes.
  • DIRECT PRESSURE ON CONGRESS
    • Successful campaign to apply constituent pressure on key senators has led to the submission of over 750 Letters to the Editor submitted in support of democracy reforms like DC Statehood, the For the People Act, and eliminating the filibuster
    • Multiple letters published in statewide and local newspapers including:
      • A letter supporting HR 1 in the Colorado Sentinel
      • Multiple letters in the LA Times calling for Senator Feinstein to eliminate the filibuster
      • Letters in Georgia calling for passage of HR 1 (Jackson-Herald Today)
      • Multiple letters supporting DC Statehood in the Bangor Daily News in Maine
    • Indivisibles has been ramping up pressure by making their voices heard directly to their representatives and Senators
      • Nearly 6K calls and over half a million texts in support of the For The People Act
      • Dozens of videos from constituents in eight states calling for democracy reform, garnering almost 2 million impressions on Facebook and Twitter. Here’s the most viral video calling out Senator Sinema of Arizona with 187K views.

    If you want more information about Indivisible’s For the People Project, and a full summary of the work our groups are doing in all fifty states please reach out at press@indivisible.org or 202.696.0677.

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    ABOUT THE INDIVISIBLE PROJECT

    The Indivisible Project (501c4) is a social movement non-profit driven by a vision of a real democracy - of, by, and for the people. Indivisible began in 2016 as a viral guide to resisting Trump’s agenda. Today, the Indivisible movement is a network of thousands of local groups and millions of activists across every state. The Indivisible Project drives campaigns for bold progressive policies, lobbies Congress, and equips activists with tools to build lasting progressive power, everywhere. Together, we fight to defeat the rightwing takeover of American government and build an inclusive democracy.