Who We Are

Membership is open to anyone who supports our Purpose & Guiding Principles

  • We are part of a nationwide movement to educate, share and uphold liberty with justice for all with compassion and a dedication to truth.
  • We are one of over 6,000 local chapters of the national Indivisible grassroots movement.
  • We organize and advocate for peaceful, effective resistance at a local level following the strategy set forth in the Indivisible Guide.
  • We welcome people of any political persuasion who are ready to resist.
  • We focus on local actions in defense of the rule of law, the Bill of Rights, and the Constitution and stand united in opposition to any individual or group that seeks to erode or  violate our democracy

 

The activities of Prescott Indivisible are overseen by a Steering Committee and the activities of the group are carried out by individual teams. The Steering Committee is responsible for overall policy and direction of the group.  Their role is to plan and hold the monthly General Meeting, to settle disputes between teams, to approve major group expenditures (over $100), and to make sure that Prescott Indivisible abides by its Purpose & Guiding Principles. They also operate to support the work of the Teams. The Prescott Indivisible Steering Committee currently meets once a month, ten days prior to a general meeting.

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee members are the President, Treasurer, Secretary, three members at large and one representative from each of the Teams.

The activities of Prescott Indivisible planned, organized and carried out by the individual Teams. Want to work with others in the community? Each team has a mission and direction and they need your help. Here are the team leaders and contact information.

Maria Lynam (maria488@cableone.net) , Dee Cohen (deecohen@cox.net

Mission Statement: Maintains media contacts and publicizes group and team events, as requested. Keeps social media, newsletters and website of Prescott Indivisible up to date. Team members include the newsletter editors, website manager, videographer and photographers. Creates flyers and other promotional materials for recruitment of new members.
Plans and carries out events not addressed by the Teams, including protests and actions in conjunction with National Indivisible and other Arizona Indivisible groups, actions to influence members of Congress, and any town halls or forums not otherwise handled by a team.

 

 

LaBeth Pondish (labethaz1@msn.com)
Julia Watson (empowermentaz2016@gmail.com)

Mission Statement: We advocate for Arizona’s public education system to move forward with a secure, sustainable funding source and for all sectors (public district, public charter, and online education) to be accountable and transparent.  We believe that all children deserve early-childhood education and full-day kindergarten; we believe that all members of the teaching profession need to be fully credentialed and have professional salaries; finally, we believe that school systems need to implement evidence-based and cost-effective best practices

Deb Cotton (debctn@gmail.com) ; Jim Stein (jastein@cableone.net)

Mission Statement: 

The Environmental Team of Prescott Indivisible addresses environmental issues at all levels: local, state, national, continent and worldwide/planet. We research environmental issues, educate the community, bring in expert guest speakers, hold marches, lead and participate in community events, talk to elected officials, and support environmentally friendly legislation and candidates. The Environmental Team works with other environmental groups in the area to have a greater impact on issues and a wider scope of actions we can take.

 

Jennifer Masse (jmanrm@yahoo.com

 

Maria-Elena Dunn (latinoindivisible@gmail.com)

Mission Statement: We advocate for comprehensive immigration reform that includes reasonable, fair, humane treatment and processing for all immigrants, asylum seekers, refugees, and long-term migrants such as DACA/ Dreamers currently in the United States. 

 What we do:

  • March for immigrant justice
  • Ally with local groups supporting immigrants and immigrant rights
  • Publish and distribute “Know Your Rights” flyers and accompanying wallet cards 
  • Help immigrants on the path to citizenship
  • Raise funds for local undocumented families struggling with attorney fees and other expenses.
  • Provide financial assistance for local DACA recipients to renew their applications
  • Contact Members of Congress regarding the many issues of immigrant justice, eg supporting Dreamers, and opposing the Wall, the Muslim ban and separating of families.
  • Work with like-minded groups to register Hispanic voters and to get out the vote
  • Work to elect representatives with humane and just views on immigration
  • Provide an information and referral data base to better respond to requests for aid.

 

Marion Pack (marionpack1@yahoo.com)

Mission Statement: 

 At all public events which PI participates in, or organizes the goal is to demonstrate our concerns in a peaceful, and respectful way. In these times of tension there is always the potential for disruption by people with differing opinions. A PeaceKeeper’s primary  role is to be an observer. If there is a confrontation between counter-demonstrators our people, PI will work to defuse the situation in a calm manor and peaceful words. Should the situation continue to escalate with no resolution, PK will act to contact law enforcement officers.

Prior to any event the police are made aware of our plans and that our goal is peaceful in our actions and words.  With this advanced notice, police know who we are and will work with us to make sure everyone’s rights are respected. 

 

Molly Beverly (mbeverly@cableone.net

Mission Statement: The Elections Team works to support progressive campaigns to register, educate, and motivate voters. Our goal is to direct volunteers and public attention to candidates and issue-oriented organizations endorsed by Prescott indivisible and its state and national affiliates.

Bill Court (jeepcourt@gmail.com)

Molly Beverly (mbeverly@cableone.net)   Nancy Mattina (nancymattina@gmail.com) Maria Lynam (maria488@cableone.net)

Neil Cooperrider (neil@cooperrider.org