About Seattle Indivisible

Seattle Indivisible is a group focused on influencing our Members of Congress (MoCs) via the grassroots to help enact progressive change at the Federal level. It was founded as a Facebook group on January 1, 2017 by two people, and has grown to over 8,000 Facebook members.

We are building a sustainable and long-term organized coalition of everyday people targeting our local Members of Congress with the message that their constituents expect them to say “No!” to the administration’s regressive policies as loudly and as often as possible, and "Yes!" to progressive legislation. Seattle Indivisible covers Washington’s 7th and 9th Congressional districts, represented by Congresswoman Pramilla Jayapal and Congressman Adam Smith, as well as Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell.

We are a local chapter of the Indivisible movement, and are inspired by the Indivisible Guide. The Indivisible Guide was written by a group of former Congressional staffers who witnessed the success of the Tea Party and turned their experiences into a practical guide for enacting political change from the grassroots.


Principles

Focus

We resist racism, authoritarianism, and corruption in government. We will resist any agenda that espouses those principles. We are committed to protecting our country and our neighbors from these threats.


Action

Participation matters! Whether it means organizing, calling members of congress, showing up at townhalls, or reaching out to others. The Indivisible Guide demonstrates how powerful a small group of focused citizens can be, and it’s already working. We will be better organized and more broadly based than the Tea Party, and therefore more influential - only if we commit to action. Each of us can find a way to participate that’s appropriate for our skills and values.


Facts

People come here looking for ways to act, not ways to whip each other into a frenzy. We will verify truth and understand issues before acting on them. This means no posting of memes or click-bait, no ranting, etc.


Cohesion

We want to act as one and remember that we are all on the same team. We will be Indivisible: respectful, inclusive, fair, and focused. Voice disagreement, but disrespectful behavior will result in a warning and then ejection from the group. Cohesion is the main reason for keeping our focus narrow - advocating policy or individual issues risks breeding division within the group.