In 2017, we accomplished so much. We resisted. We organized. We made phone calls. We rallied. We held our elected officials accountable. We won elections. We built power. And we started a movement.
Thanks to the incredible work of Indivisibles across the country, in 2018, we are a force to be reckoned with. And, as the new year starts, we must use that power, that strength to push Democrats to fight for a bold, progressive future and hold Republicans accountable for the betrayal of their constituents on votes to repeal healthcare and pass tax cuts for billionaires.
In 2018, we’ll replace the elected officials who don’t represent us with diverse, progressive, local leaders. And if we put in the work (beginning right now!), our movement will be the catalyst for the big blue wave we all hope to see on election night in just over 300 days.
Kick the year off right. Here are three things you can do right now to take back the House in November:
- Find your Indivisible Group. There are at least two Indivisible groups in every single Congressional District across the country. Your local Indivisible group is taking action each and every day to hold your members of Congress accountable, fight for progressive ideas, and, in 2018, they’re going to get involved in elections up and down the ballot. Visit our map, enter your zip code, and find the group closest to you to start taking action now.
- Register to vote. Every. vote. matters. We’ve partnered with TurboVoteto help Indivisibles everywhere get registered to vote. You can also use our online system to help friends, family members, and your fellow Indivisibles get registered to vote (we even have a Guide to get you started on your first voter registration event in your community). The first primaries start in February and run through August, so make sure you and everyone you know has an updated voter registration!
- Replace the MoCs who voted for the #TrumpTaxScam and plan/attend a retirement party event for the week of January 8.It’s been just two weeks since Republicans voted against their constituents and with their donors. No GOP Senator should be able to appear in public in 2018 without answering questions about this betrayal. We won’t forget. We will replace them in 2018 and then repeal the GOP tax scam in 2019. Next week, the week of January 8, kick off this year right by planning a retirement party event at your MoC’s district or state office. Don’t forget to register your event (or search for one near you now).
2017 was a tough, hard year. But in 2018, there is a real opportunity for progressives — for this movement — to take back the reins of our government and stop the GOP’s hate-filled agenda once and for all.
If we take back the House, Democrats can hold serious investigations into the Trump Administration’s corruption. If we take back the Senate, we can stop Trump’s unqualified, extremist judicial nominations from receiving lifetime appointments and reshaping our laws for a generation. And winning back governorships and state houses will not only give us the chance to pass progressive, local policies, but also prevent extreme gerrymandering in 2020.
And we will win if Indivisibles everywhere work really hard (like you always do).
This year, we’re going to ask you to do a lot of things you’ve never done before (but don’t worry, we’ll give you the tools and resources you need to do them!). We’ll ask you to help register voters, contact your state elections officials to fight voter suppression, volunteer to help get out the vote, and much, much more… all while we continue to fight Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, and Donald Trump’s agenda.
2018 is finally here. Getting involved with your local Indivisible group, making sure you’re registered to vote, and reading up on how we’ll hold our MoCs accountable for their vote on the #TrumpTaxScam is just the start to another successful year for this movement.
Now let’s ride this big blue wave together!