Indivisible Greenwich To Launch New Initiative “Democracy Matters”

Indivisible Greenwich is launching a new initiative,  “Democracy Matters” at their first 2020 meeting. The focus will be on preparing for November elections on January 22, at 7:00pm.

Indivisible Greenwich, the local group created to protect America’s democracy and democratic institutions in the face of assaults by the Trump administration, will host its first all-member meeting of 2020 on Wednesday, January 22, at 7:00pm at the Western Greenwich Civic Center. (Parking is limited. Doors open at 6:45pm).

At the meeting, the group will launch its new initiative “Democracy Matters” in preparation for the November, 2020 federal elections. In addition to providing options for public engagement in preparation for the November, 2020 elections, it will host a special speaker from Changing The Conversation Together, a group that flipped a deep red House seat in 2018 through a process known as “deep canvassing.”

The public is invited to attend and join the group’s effort to limit Trump to one term and restore democratic checks and balances that have evaporated since 2016. “We continue to be alarmed at the rise and abuse of executive power.

Democracy is not a spectator sport and we hope many will join us in fighting this fundamental threat,” said Nerlyn Pierson in the release, a member of the group’s steering committee. “Democracy depends on no one being above the law and that fundamental principal is no longer a given. Everyone should be alarmed,” said

“Our focus in 2020 will be on the swing states. In many ways, they are the only states that matter when it comes to stopping this imminent threat. We have a multi-prong plan for involvement and there is a role for everyone who is interested in making a difference,” said fellow steering member Joanna Swomley.

“Anyone concerned or who wants to make a difference this November is invited to attend the January 22 meeting,” Pierson said. “For those who cannot, we hope they will join one or more of our regularly scheduled working group meetings.”

The organization meets four times a month, and will add an additional weekend meeting through November to allow more people to participate. Trips to Pennsylvania, phone banks, letter and post card initiatives are planned.

Meeting schedules, and additional information about the group, can be found on the website, and in a weekly mailing to members.