In indivisible Illinois

By joining Indivisible Illinois you agree to align with the mission, vision and values outlined here as well as the community standards below.

Community Standards – Social Media


  • Social media is creating new kinds of communities. Indivisible Illinois encourages people to use their social networks to share experiences to raise awareness about issues that are important to them. You may encounter opinions that are different from yours. We believe this can lead to important conversations about difficult topics. 


  • We ask that you adhere to the following guidelines  when sharing information.


  • Always be respectful and polite even when disagreeing 


  • Do not engage in hate speech, which directly attacks people based on their: 
    • Race,
    • Ethnicity,
    • National origin,
    • Religious affiliation,
    • Sexual orientation,
    • Sex, gender, or gender identity, or
    • Physical and/or mental disabilities or diseases


  • Make sure your social media posts are accurate and come from reputable sources. 


  • Do not post material that is threatening, harassing, illegal, obscene, defamatory, libelous, or hostile towards any individual or entity.


  • We urge people to be conscious of their audience when posting and avoid distasteful or offensive content. 


  • Counter-speech in the form of accurate information and alternative viewpoints can help create a safer and more respectful environment.


H/T Facebook, Poynter Institute, Association of Fundraising Professionals


Community Standards – Meetings


  1. Respect the Discussion and the Facilitators. Listen actively when they speak. Listen to the facilitators, especially when they lay out the guidelines for discussion.
  2. Share the air and encourage others. This is like the “step up/step back” rule: step up to encourage those who have not participated, step back to make sure you are not dominating the conversation.
  3. Practice good faith. Do not assign motives. We cannot know the reasons that a person expresses an idea, assume the best intentions in case of disagreement.
  4. Think consciously of our social positions, allowing us to work across our race, gender, sexuality and social differences in ways that are supportive.
  5. Make “I” Statements. Rather than objective assertions, statements framed as “I think…” and “I feel….” and “In my experience…” should be used in political discussions.
  6. In real time, we will deal with negative or unwanted comments with the oops and ouch system.  Anyone can call out an ouch. A person can say oops to indicate acknowledgement and regret. We can have more conversation and the decision to move on will be up to the ouch caller. 


Room Etiquette: 

  • Use the raise hand feature or write “question” in the chat to join the conversation.
  • Be as present as possible: Turn on your video if you can.
  • Keep back and forth in the chat to a minimum.


Group coordinators are invited to join the weekly statewide leaders call. More information here.



Everyday Principles of Transformative Justice


Feminist Principles: What they are and how they serve as a guidepost for our workProduced collaboratively by Oxfam Canada staff September 2018


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