A year from now the election midterm cycle will be upon us. Ballots will be in mailboxes or on the way. Participants in each of the 6000 Indivisible chapters have a vested interest in the outcomes. Our desire for a congress more amenable to a progressive agenda has a greater chance if we apply our resources and personal energy to make that happen. How we do that is an ongoing discussion of the national Indivisible leadership. The local leadership of Olympia Indivisble will be asking for your priorities regarding the actions they take to lead us. Some thoughts that might get your ideas flowing follow.
A democracy works when the electorate is motivated to vote and is informed about the candidates and issues. Some candidates will be seen as progressive and some not so much. How do you find out if a candidate fits your idea of progressive (and what is a progressive anyway?). How much help would you find useful to you before you cast your vote?
Organizations can be active in a number of ways: Endorsing candidates, praising and criticizing, fundraising, canvassing, and others. Some of these activities have the possibility of being divisive within our membership (Endorsements may be so). Some activities are not divisive, such as voter registration. In fact, Olympia Indivisible members have already worked to register voters. Above all, our activities associated with elections need to stay true to our values of integrity and truthfulness. No name calling or derogatory descriptions. What candidates do and the ethical/moral consequences of their actions are definitely appropriate material to engage the tools of democratic activism. You will have the opportunity to help steer Olympia Indivisible in ways that you would approve of.