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Indivisible | RSVP for Indivisible Pacific NW Institute

May 22, 2018

Dear Group Leaders,

So much is at stake this year. And as the 2018 primaries elections move closer and general election stands just 168 days away, we know there’s so much your groups want to — no, have to — get done if you’re going to take back your districts, cities and this country from Trump cronyism.

We’ve heard your concerns and we’re prepared to make sure that your groups are as equipped as they possibly can be to have an impact in this election. You’ve heard from us about our endorsement program, the electoral tools your groups will be able to employe, and the strategic and tactical resources available.

Now, we want your groups to come together and share what’s been working in your states. And our staff will be there to help you break through the roadblocks you’re facing, build stronger statewide coalitions, and hone in on some growing your organizing skills.

Here’s what’s happening in your region in 2018:

  • Idaho Veterans Indivisible locally-endorsed Paulette Jordan (and nominated her for a national endorsement!) and helped her snag the Democratic nomination, placing her one step closer to becoming the first Indigenous governor in US history.
  • Seattle Indivisible has hosted #ResistTrumpTuesdays since January 2017! That’s e-v-e-r-y Tuesday for the last year and a half.
  • Oregon Indivisibles protected Oregon’s Medicaid expansion during a special election in January by participating in 185 text & phone bank shifts, 313 canvassing shifts, and knocking on 12,520 doors.

These certainly aren’t the only successes we’ve seen, and sharing every example — group leader to group leader — is our best hope and replicating them. We need your group represented at this institute and ready to help take our movement up a notch.

There’s so much to do. Trust us, we get it! But this institute will be the perfect opportunity for group leaders to slow down, double down and get down to the basics of what will allow us to win this year.

Having trouble with retention? We’ve got you covered with extensive discussion on best practices groups from all over the country are using to tackle this issue. Unsure if your group could survive without you handling running meetings, coordinating actions, making confirmation calls for meeting? You’re not alone and we’ve got some tried and true workshops on how to grow your groups leadership.

If you’re in, sign up now and join us as the Indivisible Organizing team hosts a Pacific Northwest Regional Institute in Portland, Oregon on June 16 and 17… and you’re invited! Here are the details:

Who: Indivisible Group Leaders from Alaska, Arizona, Northern California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming
What: Indivisible Pacific Northwest Institute
When: Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17, 9am to 7pm each day
Where: 545 SW Taylor St, Portland, Oregon – The Hilton Downtown
RSVP today to reserve your spot!

This event is open to all Indivisible Group Leaders in your area. Feel free to pass on this email invitation and RSVP link to any group leaders you think should attend!

Breakfast and lunch will be provided both days for all attendees. Travel and hotel accommodations assistance is available for everyone who needs it — just indicate if you need financial help on the signup form. The deadline to request financial aid to cover your travel expenses for the institute is June 1.

Our organizing team will be in touch after you register to help you figure out accommodations. If you can afford to pay your own way, you’ll be helping someone else who can’t make it to the training. For easy online booking, simply visit to the Duniway site here and enter the three letter code: IPR into the Group / Convention Code box as you are making the reservation. You can also call 1-800-HILTONS and speak with a reservations agent to book a room.

When we all come together in Oregon, we’re confident we’ll take the successes of our groups and empower ourselves to work together throughout the entire region. See you in Portland!

In solidarity,
The Indivisible Team

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