We the People of Minuteman Indivisible are a team of concerned citizens living in the greater Lexington, Massachusetts area, home of the American Revolution. Our mission is to advocate for the rights and dignity of all people, informed by science and humanitarian principles. We are networked with many Indivisible groups throughout Massachusetts and the nation to build a strong and effective resistance movement against racism, authoritarianism, and corruption, and to promote a vigorous democratic process. We invite you to join us, all newcomers are welcome.
There is SO MUCH for you to be proud of in this election. The blue wave made significant landfall, bringing wins for a diversity of progressive candidates at all levels of government.
Click here to see our MI Supported Candidates and Issues Score Card - it's wonderful to see how many places your activism touched this year!
And fundraising!! Minuteman Indivisible members contributed over $70,000 to campaigns across the country. What a force we are when we direct our resources together!
Election Day was barely over before we started mobilizing again, this time to rally in response to Trump's firing of the Attorney General. #NoOneIsAboveTheLaw.
And some of you hopped right back on the phone to call and text Georgia voters who submitted provisional ballots, racing against the clock to help voters take the necessary steps to have their ballots "cured" before last Friday's deadline.
There is still so much to do, and we are so glad that you're here to keep on keeping on with us!
We're planning a party in late January 2019 to kickoff our work in the new year - stay tuned for details.
Meanwhile, read on for how you can continue to make a difference...
It ain't over...
There are still races in play, with ballots to be counted (and recounted), and even runoffs to take place in coming weeks. Stay alert, stay engaged, and find a way to contribute! We'll continue to update the MI website and calendar with events and opportunities.
This Mississippi Senate Race is going to a Run-off on November 27!
No candidate received 50% of the vote in this Senate race, so there will be a run-off election on Tuesday, November 27. Mike Espy has a real chance to win this seat!
There are MANY ways you can help:
Join Concord Progressive Activist Afternoons
this Sunday, Nov 18, 12:00 - 2:00 pm
at First Parish in Concord.
Email Kate Kavanagh if you have questions regarding the Concord event.
How to make sense of what happened? Where to go from here?
MI Book Club, this Tuesday, Nov 13, 7:15 p.m.
The MI Book Club will meet on Tuesday, November 13 at 7:15 pm in Room 221 at the Lexington Community Center to discuss The Line Becomes A River by Francisco Cantu. RSVP here.
And save the date of Tuesday, December 11 for the next MI Book Club meeting, when the group will discuss Bob Woodward's Fear: Trump in the White House.
Good news for Civics Education in MA
Last week, the Governor signed a Civics Education bill that MI members had lobbied for earlier this year. Two of our local legislators, Senator Cindy Friedman and Rep. Jay Kaufman played important roles in getting this bill passed and we appreciate their efforts.
The new law adds a requirement for Massachusetts public high schools and school districts serving eighth-grade students to provide at least one student-led, non-partisan civics project for each student, creates a Civics Project Trust Fund, and mandates a new program to raise awareness for eligible students to register or pre-register to vote.
Click here to read more.