Anti-Trump “Indivisible” Movement Explodes Across San Diego and Across the Country

by on February 9, 2017 · 4 comments

in Civil Rights, Culture, Election, Organizing, Politics, San Diego

To get a sense of the depth and breadth of the new anti-Trump “Indivisible” movement that has exploded across the country, –  consider this just here in San Diego: last Saturday, February 4th, three different networks of Indivisible San Diego held rallies and meetings on that same day.

There was a large gathering of at least 60 folks who met in Point Loma, that we carried a report on, there was a meeting of 200 at a coffee house in downtown San Diego, and up in Hillcrest, there was a third rally and meeting of another 200 people. This was all on the same day.

Here’s how Doug Porter, over at San Diego Free Press described the phenomenon:

In the weeks since the inauguration, more than 4,500 chapters of Indivisible have sprung up around the country.

The organization takes its name from Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda, a 23-page document written by congressional staffers who experienced the Tea Party’s impact.

The report on the Point Loma meeting stated:

Representing many of the five dozen “Indivisible” groups that have formed in the San Diego region since the election, the leaders met to network and strategize to maximize their impact through collective action.

The overflow crowd had to move to a larger room at a Point Loma community center to accommodate the attendees, who hailed from Alpine, Ramona, La Mesa, Carlsbad, Capitol Heights, La Jolla, Point Loma, Fallbrook, Tierrasanta and many other communities.

They were constituents of Representatives Darrell Issa (R-District 49), Duncan Hunter (R-District 50), Scott Peters (D-District 52) and Susan Davis (D-District 53).

More from Porter:

Most of the people I’ve seen involved in Indivisible are not long term political activists.  People from MoveOn, San Diego Progressives, Occupy San Diego, Together We Will (an offshoot of the Facebook group Pantsuit Nation), former organizers for Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, and many others are now joining forces with the group.

The organization is being built in such a way that it is grassroots driven, with a national network to coordinate and publicize actions. … The emerging network has made it clear they are determined to unite under the Indivisible banner to pressure elected officials to support their views or be voted out of office.

Within San Diego County, 35 groups have formed, aligned with Indivisible (this number conflicts with the above “five dozen” figure used above, true, and one can go on the Indivisible webpage and count for themselves).

Last Tuesday, Feb. 7th, Indivisible San Diego flexed its muscles. Protests were held outside Congressional leaders’ offices: Issa’s office in Vista, where the San Diego U-T reported 150 demonstrated, Duncan Hunter Jr.’s district office, and outside the downtown offices of Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris.  Organizer Kathy Stadler told this reporter that she believed nearly 200 had turned out for the noon rally at Feinstein’s office, but by time the crowd reached Harris’ office, it had dwindled down to half that size.

The San Diego networks aligned with Indivisible plan to do this every Tuesday.

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Avatar CliffHanger February 9, 2017 at 2:38 pm

Home grown group of women who went to DC to march!
https://activistsisterhood.org/

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Avatar Vinnie ciriello February 11, 2017 at 5:14 pm

I am joining the resistance!

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Avatar Dick Beske February 18, 2017 at 7:52 pm

If any “Indivisible” group(s) is interested in a brief summary of the terrorism threat for America (it’s dramatically less than is commonly assumed), I’ll be happy to attend and contribute. I’m retired from CIA and have some salient perspective on this subject.
206/412-6798.

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