About Prescott Indivisible
Prescott Indivisible was founded in 2017, when Paul Hamilton and Nicole Romine put an ad in the local paper, requesting local progressives to show up at the library. Over 100 people lined up. In short order, we had formed a local chapter of the national Indivisible movement. Within six months we adopted a set of Guidelines that sets the framework in which we work, designed a logo and printed and sold t-shirts. Our mailing list quickly expanded from 100 to over 1,200. We usually have 100 or more attend our general monthly meetings.
Prescott Indivisible has a strong track record of activism. We adopted the team concept: Communication/Events; Voter Education and Elections; Education; Environment; Human Rights; Immigration and Peacekeepers to assist with safely issues. Initially we had a steering committee that consisted of volunteers. After our guidelines were adopted, the steering committee is made up of elected officers and members at large and the heads of the various teams, or their designees. A diverse group of community activists, social justice advocates and others that have volunteer ties to non-profits and religious organizations, the steering committee assists the teams when asked and sets the agendas.
Our teams and their members have worked diligently to make their voices heard. We have made thousands of calls, mailed hundreds of postcards to our legislators in Arizona and in congress. We have collaborated with like-minded organizations to advocate for issues of crucial importance to Arizona and the nation.
Some Examples of Our Impact
- Worked diligently to oppose the threat to the ACA. Members from our Human Rights Team not only had a number of rallies, alerting our fellow citizens of the proposed cuts to healthcare, but they made a huge effort to sign people up before the cut-off.
- Participate collaboratively with other local organizations in voter registration drives and Get Out The Vote initiatives. Currently working with an endorsed campaign to do a phone banking drive.
- Endorsement guidelines were adopted and four offices were approved for endorsement. Candidates were voted upon and the group is actively working to get them elected.
- Our Immigration Team funded several DACA scholarships. They are currently working on Hispanic outreach to Get Out The Vote. They worked with other community groups throughout Northern AZ to have a successful Keep Families Together march.
- Our Education Team successfully worked with #Red for Ed, Save Our Schools and #Invest in Ed. Prescott Indivisible endorsed “NO on PROP 305” to retain funding for public schools.
- Partnered with the Women’s March on Prescott in 2018. Had a successful march that matched the numbers of the first women’s march in 2017. Partnered with Women’s March on Prescott for the March for Your Lives; over 1200 people rallied.
- Published a weekly newsletter since Feb. 2017; currently goes to 1,200 emails. Maintain both public and private Facebook pages. The website is currently being renovated.
- Provided volunteers to collect signatures for the Outlaw Dirty Money petitions.
PRESCOTT INDIVISIBLE’S MISSION IS 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 of any individual or group that seeks to erode or violate our democracy.
Prescott Indivisble Guidelines
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