About Us

Launched after Donald Trump’s election, Indivisible became a nationwide movement of thousands of volunteer-led local groups that engage in progressive advocacy and electoral work at the local, state, and national level.

Our Vision

A diverse, progressive movement of constituents builds power across the country by organizing locally, developing and remaking civic institutions, building consciousness and solidarity, and forming strong partnerships and coalitions. We hold the Democratic Party accountable for championing progressive values and hold government accountable to the needs of all of its constituents. We change the conversation about our country’s values and ultimately take power in government at every level to make it responsive to those values.

What is Indivisible Project?

Indivisible Project, a 501(c)(4), was established to lift up that grassroots movement of local groups to defeat the Trump agenda, elect progressive leaders, and realize bold progressive policies. We support local Indivisible groups by offering legislative advocacy and political expertise and by building political power everywhere.

Click here to see our annual report from 2017, which reviews the impact of our movement last year.

What We Do

In 2018, Indivisible Project seeks to continue the Indivisible network’s organizing and policy successes by providing local groups with resources, coordination, training, and guidance on civic engagement:

  • Support a more resilient Indivisible Network. Indivisible Project exists to support a nationwide network of thousands of thriving, interconnected local groups. In 2018, we will double down on long-term investment in the health, effectiveness, and connectivity of the network through training, deploying electoral digital organizing tools, and building out national, state, and local coordinating structures.
  • Defeat the Trump Agenda. Core to Indivisible Project’s strategy is a commitment to promoting progressive values and fighting the reactionary policy agenda championed by the current administration. In 2018 we will continue to demystify Congress and provide the resources that our groups need to take action in their communities. We’ll also support our groups to shape the image of candidates ahead of November by driving local “accountability” events during ahead of the 2018 election.
  • Retaking power in Congress and state governments. Indivisible’s reach makes it uniquely positioned to mobilize its network and build political power in 2018. Indivisible groups add capacity and energy where progressive and party infrastructure is weak or nonexistent, particularly in red, suburban, and rural districts. Our political program will capitalize on this strength in 2018 by empowering local Indivisible groups to achieve electoral victories at the local, state, and federal levels nationwide.

How to Donate

Individuals interested in making contributions online are encouraged to donate to the Indivisible Project a 501(c)(4) organization. Contributions can be made online here.

If you’d like to give by check, please make it out to “The Indivisible Project” and mail to PO Box 43884, Washington, D.C. 20010. For wire transfer instructions or other questions, please contact donate@indivisible.org.

Donations to Indivisible Project are not tax deductible as charitable contributions or as business expenses under IRC Section 162(e).

Our Staff

Co-Executive Directors,
Leah Greenberg and
Ezra Levin

Leah Greenberg most recently served as Policy Director for the Tom Perriello for Governor of Virginia campaign. She previously managed human trafficking grants and programs as an Investments Manager for Humanity United, served as an Advisor to the State Department’s Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, and worked on Capitol Hill for Congressman Tom Perriello (D-VA). She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Carleton College and a Masters in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University.

Ezra Levin most recently served as Associate Director of Federal Policy for Prosperity Now, a national anti-poverty nonprofit. Previously, he served as Deputy Policy Director for Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Field Director for Doggett’s 2010 reelection campaign, and an AmeriCorps VISTA in the Homeless Services Division of the San Jose Housing Department. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Carleton College and a Master in Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.

Policy Director,
Angel Padilla

Angel Padilla previously served as health policy analyst at the National Immigration Law Center, and Legislative Assistant for Congressman Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL), advising on issues related to health care and the Affordable Care Act. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from University of California at Berkeley and a Master in Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.

Political Director,
María Urbina

María Urbina is Indivisible’s Political Director leading national political strategy. Before joining the Indivisible Project, María spent the 2016 cycle running Voto Latino’s political strategy and national campaigns as Vice President of Politics and Campaigns. Her Capitol Hill career spans over seven years in the Office of the Democratic Leader Senator Harry Reid. In her final years on the Hill, she was part of the senior legislative staff advising the Leader on strategy, media and policy that disproportionately affected Latino, AAPI and immigrant communities.

Chief Communications Officer,
Sarah Dohl

Sarah Dohl previously worked as Vice President of Communications and Brand at Junior Achievement, leading a major overhaul of the nonprofit’s brand and marketing efforts, including a comprehensive digital campaign that resulted in millions of philanthropic commitments to the organization. She has worked as Communications Director for Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) and as Chief Speechwriter for Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA). She holds a bachelor’s degree from American University.
Indivisible Project Board
Bill Dempsey

Bill Dempsey
Chief Financial Officer, SEIU

Bill Dempsey has over twenty-five years of experience developing new strategies for under-served communities to advance racial and economic justice. He has worked as a community and labor organizer, a political campaign manager and a non-profit leader. He currently serves in the executive office of the Service Employees International Union where he chairs SEIU’s $2 billion pension and benefit funds, oversees the union’s strategic research work, and manages the union’s investor activism work, finances and operations.

Prior to returning to SEIU, he was the Senior Vice President and CFO at the Nathan Cummings Foundation where he oversaw an endowment with over $450 million in assets and supervised $17 million in annual grants. Mr. Dempsey began his career in the Midwest where he organized large- scale community reinvestment coalitions in Gary, IN and Milwaukee. He also co-founded the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center and the Cesar Chavez Community Center. He has managed numerous electoral campaigns for progressive City, County and State legislative candidates. He served as a Program Officer for the Veatch Program, founded the UFCW’s Capital Stewardship
Program, and directed SEIU’s Capital Stewardship Program.

Mr. Dempsey is a volunteer advisor to many workers centers, civil rights groups, philanthropies, public policy makers, LGBT groups and immigrant rights organizations. Mr. Dempsey serves on the boards of the New World Foundation, the Christensen Fund, the Center for Community Change Action, the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, Americans for Financial Reform and
the Workers Lab.

Christie George

Christie George
Director, New Media Ventures

Christie George is the Director of New Media Ventures, the first national network of angel investors supporting media and tech startups that disrupt politics and catalyze progressive change. At New Media Ventures, she has overseen a portfolio of more than 40 non-profits and for profits, including NationalField, Sum of Us, and Upworthy.

Christie’s work centers on fostering an independent, vibrant, and diverse media sector. She has spent her career supporting individuals and institutions that are making media that matters—from independent filmmakers documenting powerful stories to social entrepreneurs disrupting the way media is created, distributed and promoted.

Christie started her career at a venture capital firm, spent six years managing sales and marketing for Women Make Movies, the world’s leading distributor of films by and about women, and is a co-founder of Louder, the crowd-promotion platform for ideas that matter. She serves on the board of the Roosevelt Institute and was recently named a Social Citizen Ambassador by the Case Foundation.
Christie holds a BA from Yale University and a MBA with distinction from the University of Oxford, where she was a Skoll Scholar in Social Entrepreneurship and graduated with the Said Prize, awarded annually to the program’s top student. She lives in Oakland and is a proud co-owner of the Rio Theater in Monte Rio, CA.

Leah Greenberg

Leah Greenberg
Co-Executive Director, Indivisible Project

Leah Greenberg is a co-founder and co-Executive Director of the Indivisible Project. She most recently served as Policy Director for the Tom Perriello for Governor of Virginia campaign. Previously, she managed the Partnership for Freedom, a $6 million public-private partnership on human trafficking, served as an Advisor to the State Department’s Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review process, coordinated interagency engagement for the State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, and worked on the Hill for Congressman Tom Perriello.

Leah holds a bachelor’s degree from Carleton College and a master’s degree in international affairs from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

Marielena Hincapié

Marielena Hincapié
Executive Director, National Immigration Law Center

Marielena Hincapié (Board Chair) is the executive director of the National Immigration Law Center, the main organization dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants in the U.S. Under her executive leadership, NILC has grown to be one of the premier immigrants’ rights organizations, strategically using a combination of litigation, policy, communications, and alliance-building strategies to effect social change. Ms. Hincapié is highly respected for her legal and political strategies. Fully bilingual and bicultural, Ms. Hincapié serves as a resource to immigrants, advocates, policymakers, and media alike. She is often interviewed by media outlets such as Los Angeles Times, The Hill, Univisión, Telemundo, MSNBC, the New York Times, and the Washington Post, among others. She also is a frequent lecturer at national and international conferences. Whether litigating important legal precedent-setting cases, testifying before Congress, meeting with President Obama or with low-income immigrant families, she is recognized as a passionate advocate and authentic leader.

Among the awards Ms. Hincapié has received are Univision’s Corazón Award for 2013, in honor of her commitment to the Latino community. The media company, which honors one organization and one individual each year, cited her leadership at the National Immigration Law Center as a key reason she received the award. In 2014, she received the Latina of Influence award from Hispanic Lifestyle, the National Public Service Award from Stanford Law School, and was selected as a Prime Mover Fellow by the Hunt Alternatives Fund. She also recently served as the Northeastern University School of Law Daynard Distinguished Visiting Fellow and the Practitioner-in-Residence at the Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.

Ms. Hincapié immigrated as a child from Medellín, Colombia, to Central Falls, Rhode Island. She is the youngest of 10 children. Follow Marielena on Twitter: @MarielenaNILC

Ezra Levin

Ezra Levin
Co-Executive Director, Indivisible Project

Ezra Levin is a co-founder and co-Executive Director of the Indivisible Project. Previously, Ezra worked as a poverty policy wonk and advocate. He most recently served as the Associate Director of Federal Policy at Prosperity Now. He was Deputy Policy Director for Congressman Lloyd Doggett and an AmeriCorps VISTA in the Homeless Services Division of the San Jose Housing Department.

Ezra holds a bachelor’s degree from Carleton College and a master’s in public affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.

Heather C. McGhee

Heather C. McGhee
President, Demos

Heather C. McGhee is President of Demos, a public policy organization working for an America where we all have an equal say in our democracy and an equal chance in our economy.

A recognized thought leader on the national stage, McGhee frequently appears on shows such as Meet the Press, Real Time with Bill Maher, and Hardball with Chris Matthews. Her opinions, writing and research have appeared in numerous outlets, including The New York Times, The Nation, and The Hill. She is one of The Root’s 23 Black Political Pundits You Should Know and one of Grist’s 50 People You’ll Be Talking about in 2016. She has received the NYU’s McSilver Award for Leaders in the Fight Against Poverty and Citizen Action of New York’s Progressive Leadership Award.

In 2009, she co-chaired a task force within Americans for Financial Reform that helped shape key provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. In 2008, she served as John Edwards’ Deputy Policy Director in charge of Domestic and Economic Policy, where she crafted a domestic policy platform that was widely praised for being the most ambitious and detailed in that election cycle.

She is currently a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Civic Participation and serves on the boards of the Center for Working Families and Consumer Reports. She holds a B.A. in American Studies from Yale University and a J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley School of Law.

Tom Perriello

Tom Perriello
CEO, Win Virginia

Born and raised in Charlottesville, Tom Perriello has a track record of results fighting corruption, expanding economic fairness, and promoting reconciliation in conflict zones and communities back home. He has been a teacher, a non-profit executive, a Congressman, and a diplomat. Tom is the youngest of four children of Linda and Vito Perriello. His parents and his parish taught him the ethic of service and the value of a purpose-driven life.

Tom has served as Congressman, representing the Fifth District of Virginia and serving on the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee. He has also worked as the CEO of the Center for American Progress’s Action a Fund and a diplomat in the State Department.

Tom has taught courses on transitional justice at the University of Virginia School of Law and University of Sierra Leone, and is a graduate of Yale University and Yale Law School. He is the CEO of WinVirginia, a PAC dedicated to flipping Virginia’s General Assembly and supporting Democrats up and down the ticket. ​

What is Indivisible Civics?

Indivisible Civics, a registered 501(c)(3) organization, was established educate and empower civic leaders at the community level across the country. We provide expertise and resources, build relationships and support greater coordination and strategic action, and cultivate effective local leadership so that groups can become powerful actors in their own communities.

Click here to learn more about Indivisible Civics

Click here to see our annual report from 2017, which reviews the impact of our movement last year.

What We Do

In 2018, Indivisible Civics seeks to continue the Indivisible network’s organizing and policy successes by providing local groups with resources, coordination, training, and guidance on civic engagement:

  • Support a more resilient Indivisible Network. Indivisible Civics exists to support a nationwide network of thousands of thriving, interconnected local groups. In 2018, we will double down on long-term investment in the health, effectiveness, and connectivity of the network through training, investments in our groups, and building out national, state, and local coordinating structures.
  • Defeat the Trump Agenda. Core to Indivisible Civics’ strategy is a commitment to promoting progressive values and fighting the reactionary policy agenda championed by the current administration. In 2018 we will continue to provide the resources that our groups need to take action in their communities. We do this by demystifying legislation so that local groups take effective action and by building partnerships reflecting an integrated role in a broad, diverse progressive ecosystem.

How to Donate

Individuals interested in making tax deductible contributions online are encouraged to donate to Indivisible Civics, a 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions can be made online here.

If you’d like to give by check, please make it out to “Indivisible Civics” and mail to PO Box 43884, Washington, D.C. 20010. For wire transfer instructions or other questions, please contact donate@indivisible.org.

Donations to Indivisible Civics (EIN 82-2355901) are tax deductible.

Indivisible Civics Board
Indivar Dutta-Gupta

Indivar Dutta-Gupta
Co-Executive Director, Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality

Indivar Dutta-Gupta is Co-Executive Director at the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality where he leads work to develop and advance ideas for reducing poverty and economic inequality in the U.S., with particular attention to gender and racial equity. Indivar also serves on the National Academy of Social Insurance’s (NASI) board of directors and is a member of the Poverty, Employment and Self-Sufficiency Network, funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as well as Canada’s Ministerial Advisory Committee on Poverty Reduction.

Previously, Indivar was Project Director at Freedman Consulting, LLC, leading strategic initiatives for major philanthropies, children’s groups, and workers’ organizations. Indivar served as Senior Policy Advisor at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, focusing on budget and tax policies and cross-cutting low-income issues. Earlier, he focused on safety net, tax, and social insurance programs and policies as U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee Professional Staff.

As an Emerson National Hunger Fellow, Indivar worked for DC Hunger Solutions and the Center for American Progress. Indivar has been named a First Focus Campaign for Children Champion for Children and was awarded the Congressional Hunger Center Alumni Leadership Award (2016). He was named one of Washington Life magazine’s most Influential 40-And-Under Leaders (2013) and Rising Stars 40 And Under (2016). Indivar is an honors graduate of the University of Chicago and a Harry S. Truman Scholar.

Leah Greenberg

Leah Greenberg
Co-Executive Director, Indivisible Project

Leah Greenberg is a co-founder and co-Executive Director of the Indivisible Project. She most recently served as Policy Director for the Tom Perriello for Governor of Virginia campaign. Previously, she managed the Partnership for Freedom, a $6 million public-private partnership on human trafficking, served as an Advisor to the State Department’s Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review process, coordinated interagency engagement for the State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, and worked on the Hill for Congressman Tom Perriello.

Leah holds a bachelor’s degree from Carleton College and a master’s degree in international affairs from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

Ezra Levin

Ezra Levin
Co-Executive Director, Indivisible Project

Ezra Levin is a co-founder and co-Executive Director of the Indivisible Project. Previously, Ezra worked as a poverty policy wonk and advocate. He most recently served as the Associate Director of Federal Policy at Prosperity Now. He was Deputy Policy Director for Congressman Lloyd Doggett and an AmeriCorps VISTA in the Homeless Services Division of the San Jose Housing Department.

Ezra holds a bachelor’s degree from Carleton College and a master’s in public affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.

David Slifka

David Slifka
Co-Founder, Amplify

David Slifka is part of the wave of individuals who became civically engaged in the wake of the 2016 election. Recognizing the need for improved infrastructure serving fellow grassroots activists, he co-founded Amplify, an app helping Indivisible chapters and other resistance organizations around the country take action as a team. He also serves as founding board chair of Rapid Resist.

David began his career as an investor for non-profit institutions, including Yale University and the YMCA Retirement Fund. He remains active as an investor and lecturer on financial topics, in addition to serving on various non-profit boards. .  David holds a BA from Yale University and an MBA from Wharton.

Meighan Stone

Meighan Stone
Senior Fellow, Women and Foreign Policy Program, Council on Foreign Relations

Meighan Stone (Board Chair) is a senior fellow in the Women and Foreign Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), focusing on women’s economic empowerment, girls’ education, and refugee policy. She joined CFR from serving as entrepreneurship fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center, where she researched refugee policy and collaborated with Harvard faculty to foster social innovation.

As president of the Malala Fund, Stone worked with founder and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai from 2014 to 2017 to empower girls globally to learn and lead without fear. She has led high-level advocacy, international development and media projects with Bono’s ONE Campaign, the United Nations, Global Partnership for Education, World Economic Forum, G7 summits and with political campaigns, world leaders and technology corporations globally.

Named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People and to ELLE Magazine’s 2017 “Women in Washington Power List,” Stone serves as executive chairwoman of Pencils of Promise and on the boards of  Congressman John Lewis’ bipartisan Faith and Politics Institute, Indivisible, Civic Engagement Fund, Sweet Briar College, and girls’ coding initiative Kode With Klossy.

WHAT IS INDIVISIBLE ACTION?

Indivisible Action is a Hybrid Political Action Committee (also known as a Carey Committee or a Carey PAC) that is independent of any candidates or party structures. Indivisible Action supports Indivisible groups as they build long-term progressive power to contest elections through our 50-state national electoral program, Indivisible435.

Our program takes Indivisible groups through stages of training and running their own electoral programs, wherever they are. We’ll be working with groups as strategic partners in this work, providing support and guidance on where their work can have the most impact. We then give groups access to tools normally available only to campaigns and parties, which they can use to run their own voter contact programs and to help elect the candidates they support. At its core, the program aims to equip Indivisible groups across the country with the resources they need to build long-term power to contest everywhere, democratize the tools that historically have only lived with political parties and candidates to win elections, and ultimately change what’s politically possible so that no seat will ever be “unwinnable” again.

WHAT WE DO

We will mobilize voters this November and give local groups access to powerful tools to do so. Indivisible Action allows us to scale our political work to support Indivisibles in communities across the country by:

  • Offering access to canvassing and phonebanking tools to every Indivisible group.
  • Offering trainings and guidance on making the most of these resources for Indivisible groups.
  • Offering ways for the larger Indivisible movement to volunteer in peer-to-peer text banking and phone banking programs that could reach tens of millions of voters.

By giving Indivisible groups the power to run programs, we’ll be capturing the energy of enthusiastic new activists, including deep red and deep blue districts where the progressive infrastructure has not been invested in for years. This grassroots approach puts power back in the hands of everyday people.

HOW TO DONATE

Indivisible Action is a nonconnected hybrid PAC that is distinct from Indivisible Project (indivisible.org), a 501(c)(4), and Indivisible Civics (indivisiblecivics.org), a 501(c)(3). Make a donation to Indivisible Action’s noncontribution (IE-only) account online here. You can mail a check to “Indivisible Action” at PO Box 43135, Washington D.C., 20010. You must include your full name, email, address, occupation, and employer to have your contribution processed. Donations are not anonymous and will be reported to the FEC.