FAQ

 

Where is Indivisible South Bay located?

Most of our 300 members are in Sunnyvale, Los Altos, Mountain View and Cupertino.  We also have members in Santa Clara, San Jose, Saratoga and other local communities.  

 

When are ISB General Meetings? 

We have monthly general meetings on the second Sunday at 1:30pm - 3:30pm at the Congressional Church of Sunnyvale, 1112 S Bernardo Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087.  At our meetings we often have discussions related to recent political events, engage attendees with our Issue Committees and hear from other local and national groups.

 

How often do you meet? 

We meet once a month, on Sunday afternoons.

 

How do I join?

You can join our group by joining our Google Groups page here: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/indivisible-southbay/join

Or joining our facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/indivisiblesouthbay/?ref=bookmarks

For any questions you can always message [email protected].

 

What actions do you take to oppose the Trump Administration’s/Tea Party’s agendas? 

We follow the Indivisible Guide in seeking to influence our Members of Congress, first and foremost.  We oppose policies and legislation that threaten our democratic institutions and the rule of law.  Beyond that, we promote progressive change at various levels of government, and vigorously and actively support a national electoral revolution (flipping the House, Senate, promoting the growth of state Democratic trifectas) in 2017 and 2018.  

  • Meeting with our Members of Congress:  We meet every two or three months with Senator Feinstein’s state director and with Congressman Ro Khanna; we’ve met with Senator Harris’ district director, and we’ve contributed to progressive activist events for Anna Eshoo’s office.  

  • Issue Committees:  We have about nine issue committees on topics such as Russia/Trump, Election Interference, Healthcare, Taxes, Voting Rights, Immigration, Climate Change, Bridging the Divide, and Nuclear Risks as well as committees focused on communicating with each of our MoCs.

  • Voting Rights/Electoral groups: ISB works with local groups that do voter registration and canvassing, campaign research and candidate advocacy, voting rights education and more. So far we have met with Swing Left, Sister District, Flippable, National Voter Corps, and Voter Circle.

 

How much time does this take? 

This is up to you.  ISB offers the opportunity to join others in actions aimed at helping to influence Members of Congress (MoC) and state and local elected officials to support progressive agendas.  ISB introduces members to other action-oriented organizations that are working to counter the very conservative efforts of the current administration and Congress.

 

I do not have time for this commitment, what should I do?

Ten minutes a day can have a huge impact. One phone call to a Senator could tip her over the edge into supporting a particular bill. Calls are actually one of the most effective ways to create impact. All calls are meticulously logged by topic, creating an informal vote to inform the MoC of the things we care about the most.

We’d love to have you at our monthly meetings but we know the time does not work for everyone.  We periodically hold other events, and you can certainly be a vital part of ISB without attending our meetings. . By signing up to our Google Group mailing list, you’ll receive updates on events and actions so you can easily get involved when you do have the time.

 

Are you Republicans or Democrats?

Indivisible South Bay is not affiliated with any political party, but it is a part of the larger Resistance Movement that is opposed to the policies of President Trump and the currently far-right Republican Party.  Members are largely progressives/liberals who are focused on civil rights, Climate Change, Constitutional protections, etc. Although not directly affiliated with the Democratic Party, much of our actions are aligned with Democratic Members of Congress and the larger Democratic agenda to win back Congress.

 

We’re in a blue district; why do we need to talk to our Members of Congress?

While our local districts may be very progressive and very democratic, our MoCs may not always be ready to stand up for progressive change. More than just their voting record, MoCs are able to speak to the nation and set a standard for what we expect from our political leaders. Senators and Congresspersons can put their full support behind measures and nudge others to do the same as well as speak out when there is wrongdoing.