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New graphicIndivisible Bellingham is now posting video recordings of the virtual candidate forums here on our website. Click on the VIDEOS link in our menu.

Please click HERE for upcoming events, including an LD 42 Town Hall Meeting with Sharon Shewmake and Alicia Rule, candidates for Washington’s House of Representatives on Tuesday, August 11, online at 7:00 pm.


Actions

RECLAIM OUR VOTE
NEW POSTCARD CAMPAIGN:
Join Indivisible Bellingham’s partnership with Reclaim Our Vote and the NAACP to write friendly reminder postcards to North Carolina (an important swing state). Contact IndivisibleBellingham@gmail.com to sign up – we provide the cards, script, and stamps!
Reclaim Our Vote is about reminding registered voters and helping alert de-registered voters of color, youth, and those impacted by voter suppression in key states. More info on this organization: https://actionnetwork.org/forms/reclaim-our-vote-signup

Vote Forward

Join the Vote Forward letter-writing campaign: 10 million letters to voters!
In multiple randomized trials, voters who received a letter were significantly more likely to vote. This is especially important for the low propensity voters who we are trying to reach. Letters go to voters in critically important states that you get to choose. You can do this activity at your leisure or create a virtual letter-writing party. Let us know if you would like Indivisible Bellingham to organize one and we will! Email IndivisibleBellingham@gmail.com.

How It Works:
1. Sign up to write letters by clicking here: https://votefwd.org/indivisible
2. Then, VoteFWD provides you with names, addresses, and a template to write letters to voters in important states.
3. Save your letters and send them in October, right before the election, so that voters receive them at the perfect, most-strategic moment.

PostcardsToVoters
Postcards to Voters are friendly, handwritten reminders from volunteers to targeted voters in various states across the country. You are given a list of voters’ addresses and hand-write a postcard to each one. The recipients are registered Democrats who maybe don’t vote as often as we do. These reminders give Democrats a winning edge in close, key races coast to coast.

How It Works
1. Sign Up at this website: https://postcardstovoters.org/volunteer/
2. Become an Approved Writer: Write a practice postcard and email a photo following instructions in the email
3. When you’re approved, you’ll get addresses and information on how to obtain additional addresses. Not approved? You will receive an email detailing why and how to fix it.
4. If you don’t want to do this on your own, Indivisible Bellingham has a group of dedicated postcard writers and two administrator volunteers that can provide postcards, examples of what to write, and even stamps if you can’t buy them yourself.

For more information, contact Karen or Robin at IndivisibleBellingham@gmail.com, to join in.
Contest Every Race

Contest Every Race is run by Resistance Labs, a group that supports many projects from texting to phone banking. Contest Every Race has been researching down ballot races where there is no Dem challenger. About 2/3 of all races have no competition! Right now we are researching all the candidates who have filed for primaries. It involves doing web searches and filing out information on a spreadsheet. If you think that would be fun, please contact IndivisibleBellingham@gmail.com.

PAYBACK PROJECT
Defeating this many Senate Republicans will not be easy — it will take a massive awareness campaign to expose the truth of their complicity to voters and a growing grassroots organization on the ground ready to ensure their Democratic opponents have the funding and people necessary to activate voters and win. That’s what we need you to join this fight now.

The Payback Project is re-launching its peer-to-peer textbanking outreach campaign to engage voters across 10 target states to take action with Indivisibles in their area and mobilize locally to flip their Senate seats. Last time, thousands of Indivisibles answered the call and we know that so many of you are ready to activate again.

No matter if you’re brand-new to this or a long-time leader, we’re asking you to sign on right now to commit to do the work to win back the Senate this fall — sign up and we’ll send you everything you need to start reaching key voters!

VIRUS FREE VOTING
Participate in this #VirusFreeVoting letter-writing campaign: https://actionnetwork.org/letters/it-is-time-to-ensure-virusfreevoting

For details and an explanation of how a virtual protest works, link to the #VirusFreeVoting tool kit: https://www.virusfreevoting.org/toolkit

POSTCARDS TO SWING STATES

Help save democracy by hand writing postcards to voters in ten critical states to increase turnout in November. They send you the postcards for free. You provide the stamps and mail the cards in October. https://postcardstoswingstates.com/

SAFE CITIES
Join the STAND.earth‘s SAFE Movement and stand against fossil fuel expansion in our community! Click this link to join the SAFE Cities campaign: https://www.stand.earth/safe

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Finally! We have the opportunity to stop new fossil fuel projects in our county, for good. For the past four years, STAND.earth has organized over and over to renew the temporary stop on unrefined fossil fuel expansion. Every six months, hundreds of us came together to write letters to council members, and then we showed up at council meetings wearing our red shirts to show our support. We’ve put in all this work so that bold, permanent protections could be put in place to protect Cherry Point.

And this is the moment we’ve been building up to – we expect the protections to get sent back to the Whatcom Council for a final review soon. If the Council votes to pass a bold policy, the protections will be permanent and we’ll never have to renew them again.

Will you join us in calling on Whatcom County’s leaders to pass strong, permanent protections from fossil fuel expansions?

Thank you! To learn more about STAND.earth, click HERE.


CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Our All Hands Meeting is EVERY third Monday at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth Street, Bellingham–5:30 pm for a light potluck (and pizza always) and 6:00 – 8:00 pm for the meeting.
Our main locus of activity is our Facebook page–Indivisible Bellingham – Members– which focuses on actions, preparations, results, and facts.  We encourage everyone to post, but to reserve opinions and discussions for face-to-face meetings.   You must ask to become a member, giving 1) your e-mail address, 2) your neighborhood in Bellingham, your area or town in Whatcom County, or your town or city elsewhere, and 3) your cell phone number (optional).  We have 1,500 members.  According to Facebook, an average of 500 visit our page every day.
Our other site open to everybody (besides this one) is our second Facebook page, Indivisible Bellingham – Public, which is limited to our own events.
If you join our contact list (below), we can let you know about the agenda for the All Hands Meeting and other actions via email (about two messages a month).
You can also email us with questions, suggestions for actions, or proposals for programs at indivisiblebellingham@gmail.com.

JOIN OUR FACEBOOK PAGE for up-to-date actions, events, and news –
Go HERE and click the JOIN link.

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Help
We are looking for a volunteer to regularly maintain EVENTS and other pages on this website, transferring information from Indivisible Bellingham – Members.
Basic knowledge of HTML preferred, but not necessary.

Contact Kevin at IndivisibleBellingham@gmail.com.



What is Indivisible?

Indivisible is a network of independent grassroots groups under a national umbrella founded by former Congressional staffers, who in the Obama administration had watched how the Tea Party had blocked president’s agenda and how it had effectively taken over the government of many states. Each Indivisible group has developed its own organization and policies.  Go to the national website for general information and a national directory: https://www.indivisibleguide.com/


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