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Late-breaking news and activities of Indivisible Montgomery

July 26, 2018
Picnic in the Park with Indivisible Montgomery

Join us for the first Indivisible Montgomery picnic on Saturday, August 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Wheaton Regional Park! In addition to picnicking, we will be gearing up for our major effort to flip the House this November.

Tags: Elections, General Resistance
July 10, 2018
Engaging Minority Voters

On Saturday, June 9th, Cliff Albright, co-founder of the Black Voters Matter Fund, spoke in Montgomery County about minority voter empowerment and building multi-racial electoral coalitions. Black Voters Matter was instrumental in turning out the African American vote for Doug Jones in the December special election in Alabama.

By Fern Hunt and Susan Zengerle
Tags: Minority Voters, Building Coalitions, African Americans
June 22, 2018
Profiles of Our Partner Organizations

The Communications Committee and the Community Outreach Committee will be putting together a series of short profiles to highlight some of our valued partnerships. The first profile is of MoCoVoters, an organization that was founded specifically to focus on the primaries.

Tags: Activist Groups, Parnerships
Public Comments: Another Way To Make Your Voice Heard
April 18, 2018
Public Comments: Another Way To Make Your Voice Heard

A lot of Indivisible Montgomery’s efforts involve contacting our members of Congress to voice our opinions on the issues they’ll be voting on. However, most of the significant environmental issues in the Trump era are being addressed through changes to regulations, not legislation. There is an established process for changing regulations, and one step in that process is gathering public comments. Learn about this process and how easy it is to make your voice heard!

By Angela Hvitved, Chair, Environment and Science Committee
Tags: Environment, Action, Regulations
On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century
August 31, 2017
On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

Are you exhausted from resisting this administration?  Some days, I can barely drag myself out of bed to confront the news. Some days, I am so consumed by emotions that I have to completely unplug. If you feel similarly, know that it’s worth it! If you want proof, read Timothy Snyder’s short work, On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century.

By Angela Stewart, with contributions from Jane and Ruth Alice
Tags: Trump, Tyranny, Book Report
What Happens if Trump Removes Sessions and Fires Mueller?
August 6, 2017
What Happens if Trump Removes Sessions and Fires Mueller?

On July 31, 2017, the American Constitution Society hosted a webinar discussion with experts on the implications for the rule of law if President Trump were to remove Attorney General Jeff Sessions in the hopes of securing the dismissal of special counsel Robert Mueller and ending the investigation into his campaign’s embroilment with the Russian government.

By Dawn Leaf
Tags: Constitution, Trump, Sessions, Mueller, Russia
The For-Profit Presidency: Ethical Issues in the Trump Administration
July 18, 2017
The For-Profit Presidency: Ethical Issues in the Trump Administration

Report on Panel Discussion: On Monday evening, July 10, 2017, a sold-out crowd attended an event organized by Rockville Resistance and sponsored by Indivisible Montgomery, Indivisible HoCoMD, and Do the Most Good Montgomery County, at the JHU Rockville campus. The event reminded me why I am so angry about Donald Trump, and why we must keep up the fight.

By Debbie Coburn
Tags: Ethics, Conflicts of Interest, Trump
Why I Teach My Preschooler to March
April 11, 2017
Why I Teach My Preschooler to March

For me, I want my son to stand up for what is right, even on the playground, and being surrounded by thousands of friendly protesters was his first lesson in this!

By Llacey Simmons
Tags: Protest, Kids, Leadership
Political Participation and Government Employees: Understanding the Hatch Act
April 3, 2017
Political Participation and Government Employees: Understanding the Hatch Act

It’s important to understand how to participate in the Indivisible movement if you’re a federal, state, D.C. or local government employee. The Hatch Act of 1939 outlines how government employees can take part in political activities.

By Indivisible Montgomery
Tags: Hatch Act, Ethics, Federal Employees, Politics
To Encrypt or Not to Encrypt: That Is the Question
March 30, 2017
To Encrypt or Not to Encrypt: That Is the Question

Encryption is the process of transforming information into an unrecognizable form in order to protect the data from unauthorized parties. Computer encryption is based on the science of cryptography, which has been around as long as civilizations have existed

By Angela Stewart
Tags: IT Security, Privacy, Encryption
To Win the War Against the Trump Agenda, We Don't Have to Win Every Battle
February 5, 2017
To Win the War Against the Trump Agenda, We Don't Have to Win Every Battle

Looking at the coming week, the Senate is likely to hold votes on the nominations of Betsy DeVos and Jeff Sessions. And despite all of our efforts, Ms. DeVos and Mr. Sessions are likely to be confirmed.

By Chris Pickett
Casting My First Vote in the American Elections
February 3, 2017
Casting My First Vote in the American Elections

Last November, I voted for the first time in the U.S. elections. I had waited for that day for many years. I worked very hard to earn the right to vote in this country. So there’s something I just can’t wrap my head around: People who decide not to vote.

By Rajendrani Mukhopadhyay