Indivisible is left-wing political organization based in Washington, D.C. The group started in 2016, as a response to the election of Donald Trump. According to Indivisble.org, the group states, “Our mission is to fuel a progressive grassroots network of local groups to resist the Trump Agenda. In every congressional district in the country, people like you are starting local groups and leading local actions. Are you standing indivisible with us?”
As reported by the New York Times, there are over 6,000 Indivisible organizations that have formed across the United States, giving organizers guidebooks and resources on how to effectively promote their progressive agenda. In West Virginia alone, there are over 25 local “Indivisible” chapters that have subscribed to the anti-Trump agenda, including: Upshur Indivisible (Buckhannon), Indivisible Elkins (Elkins), Marion County for Progress (Fairmont), Mountaineers for Progress (Morgantown), Braxton Concerned Americans (Sutton), W.Va. Highlands Indivisible (Canaan Valley), etc.
While Indivisible claims to be a grassroots movement, it was orchestrated by liberal Washington elites with pre-established ties to mainstream left-wing advocacy organizations.
Indivisible is a project of a group called The Advocacy Fund. The Advocacy Fund (formerly the Tides Advocacy Fund), is an affiliate with the Tides organization. According to Reuters, the Tides organization has received $3.5 million from billionaire Democratic donor George Soros.
At least four members of Indivisible’s executive board have either worked (or are actively working) for Soro’s Open Society Foundation, or they are employed by an organization subsidized by Soros. These board members include: Melissa Bradley (Open Society Foundations), Leah Greenberg (Humanity United), Jeremy Haile (Sentencing Project) and Angel Padilla (National Immigration Law Center).
In February, former president Barack Obama’s Organizing for Action partnered with Indivisible for “online trainings” on how to go about protesting President Trump’s agenda. Organizing for Action (OFA) is a project that was birthed from Obama’s 2012 campaign, Organizing for America. It became a nonprofit with the purpose of “advocating for President Obama’s policies.” On Feb. 9, 2017, Obama’s Organizing for Action published a Facebook post, including a link to Indivisible’s guide on protesting Donald Trump.
“Stay tuned for online trainings and invitations to calls with coalition partners like Indivisible Guide,” OFA’s post read.
In an article published at the New York Post, Paul Sperry reported the publicly stated tactics of Indivisible groups: “The manual, published with OFA partner ‘Indivisible,’ advises protesters to go into halls quietly so as not to raise alarms, and ‘grab seats at the front of the room but do not all sit together.’ Rather, spread out in pairs to make it seem like the whole room opposes the Republican host’s positions. ‘This will help reinforce the impression of broad consensus.’ It also urges them to ask ‘hostile’ questions — while keeping ‘a firm hold on the mic’ — and loudly boo the GOP politician if he isn’t ‘giving you real answers.’
‘Express your concern [to the event’s hosts]. They are giving a platform to pro-Trump authoritarianism, racism, and corruption,’ it says.
‘Even the safest [Republican] will be deeply alarmed by signs of organized opposition,’ the document states, ‘because these actions create the impression that they’re not connected to their district and not listening to their constituents.’”
The goal of this organization and their local chapters is to implement liberal policies that are contrary to the policies of President Trump. Indivisible was founded upon the mission of “resisting the Trump Agenda.” This reality cannot be disputed, as it is publicly accessible just by visiting the organization’s main website, Indivisible.org.
Indivisible uses tactics of intimidation, manipulation and vocalization to establish their left-wing agenda. Their goal is to coax lawmakers into supporting their platform, and promote the overall values of progressivism.