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The organizers: Leah Greenberg, former staffer for Representative Tom Perriello of Virginia, and her husband Ezra Levin, former staffer for Representative Lloyd Doggett of Texas.
The mission: To fuel a progressive grassroots network to defeat the Trump agenda by holding each and every member of Congress accountable to their constituents.
The story: Leah and Ezra came up with the Indivisible Guide to affecting change in Congress over drinks with friends a few weeks after the 2016 election. They put their initial 23-page google doc online, and it blew up — it’s now been downloaded more than 2 million times and inspired more than 5,800 local Indivisible chapters across the country, including at least two in each congressional district.
The latest: Indivisible is financially independent, but they’re great friends to the progressive movement. Together with organizations like Planned Parenthood, Indivisible had led the charge in directing thousands of people to town hall meetings across the country and hundreds of thousands of calls to members of Congress — so much so that they have been credited as a force in the fight that led to the defeat of the Republicans’ repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
The next step: Republican leadership may not be letting up in their attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but Indivisible isn’t letting up, either.