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.
Who Doesn't Like Statistics Like These?
At a recent event in Cambridge, Representative Katherine Clark relayed some interesting statistics:
WEEKLY MI ACTION ZOOM CALL: Sundays from 8:00 to 8:30 p.m
Minuteman Indivisible is ready for action, and last night we launched our weekly call-in meeting to identify events and opportunities on tap each week for our members. Whether it's texting, postcarding, rallying, lobbying, phonebanking, or fundraising, we have you covered with a menu of options to fill your calendar.
Instructions for how to join the call can be found in an email sent to members on August 30. Can't find that message with Zoom instructions? Write to email@example.com to receive it again. Read more about our new organizational structure on our website's landing page, under "Important Update."
Join us every Sunday evening to propose an action for the week or to connect to a "Champion" who will host and facilitate an action event. All actions will be publicized in the Muster every week, as well as on our website calendar.
#SAVESCOTUS - Say NO to Kavanaugh
Appalled by the idea of Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court? Here are some actions that you can take:
MI Activism Event: Postcarding Party, Tuesday, Sep 18, 10:00 - 11:30 am at Ride Studio Cafe, Lexington
Phonebanking For the Win!
Contacting voters by phone is a tried and true method of raising awareness and identifying supporters and potential volunteers for candidates. This fall, making calls NEEDS to be on your to-do list. Often, you'll find yourself leaving upbeat messages on voicemail; sometimes you'll connect with a voter and find you've made a difference. The best part? You can do this on your own time!
This week, sign up to phonebank for Mikie Sherrill, NJ-11.
New Americans Voter Registration Drive, Thursday, Sep 20, 1:30 - 2:30 pm, at Faneuil Hall, Boston
YesOn3 PhoneBank with LexPride, Thursday, Sep 20, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, in Lexington
Join our friends at LexPride for an evening of phonebanking for YesOn3 at First Parish in Lexington. RSVP on their Facebook page or via email to learn more.
Would you like a YesOn3 yard sign? Fill out this form to request one!
Journalism and Politics: The Last Quarter Century on Beacon Hill, Thursday, Sep 20, 7:00 - 8:00 pm, at Lexington Depot
As part of his Open House series, Rep. Jay Kaufman will have a conversation with the Boston Globe's State House bureau chief, Frank Phillips. Both Kaufman and Phillips are leaving the State House and will reflect on changes over the past quarter century, as well as the inherently conflictual and complementary roles of journalists and politicians.
Successful Fall Kickoff Last Week!
We had a nice crowd at ArtLounge last Thursday evening, where we heard about our summer successes and talked about what's needed from our members for ACTION this fall. While listening, drinking, and socializing, we wrote 75 postcards for the Democratic Congressional candidate in Ohio's 1st district - not too shabby!
MI Book Club, Tuesday, Sep 25, 7:15 - 8:45 pm, Lexington
Fundraiser for Colin Allred for TX-32, Tuesday, Sep 25, 7:30-9:30 pm, in Newton
Come meet Colin at a reception sponsored by Force Multiplier, with special guest former MA Governor Deval Patrick. RSVP and donate here.
For more information, see swingleftboston.org/colin-allred-tx-32-reception-newton-ma-tues-9-25
Colin is a North Dallas native, a civil rights attorney, and a standout athlete who played linebacker for the Tennessee Titans. Since earning his law degree, he has worked on voting rights with Wendy Davis's campaign for Texas Governor, and as a voting rights litigator. Most recently, he served in the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
His opponent Pete Sessions is the Chair of the House Rules Committee and one of the most conservative House Republicans, voting with Trump 98% of the time. Cook Political Report rates this race a toss-up. He has been endorsed by DCCC Red to Blue.
Welcome New Members!
We've had a bunch of new folks sign up on our website recently - WELCOME! We hope you find activities and information here that helps you participate in our democracy. Be like these folks pictured here, who spent their Saturday morning rallying with the Lincoln Town Democratic Committee to learn how to plug in to the action.