Mission, Vision, Values

About Indivisible Illinois

Indivisible Illinois is part of the locally-led, people-powered Indivisible Project network, a grassroots American movement founded in 2016, with thousands of chapters across the U.S. in urban, suburban and rural communities. Indivisible Illinois reflects the Heart of the Midwest by promoting an equity agenda in pursuit of liberty and justice for all.

Our grassroots power comes from working in solidarity and in coalition with others. We do this through advocacy and direct action organizing for progressive issues and by electing progressive leaders.

Our Values

Inclusion, Respect and Nonviolence.

Inclusion: We encourage the positive recognition of differences, regardless of identity, background, or political party. We not only include those from diverse backgrounds, we seek out their participation and welcome their voices.
Respect: We promote an environment of tolerance and fairness. We find common ground, honor good intentions, lift each other up, and work together to allow space for dissent while pursuing a shared goal. Ideas are welcomed and group participation in decision making is essential.
Nonviolence: We channel our immense passion and fierce drive into constructive actions, respecting personal safety and property.

Programs and Projects

Group Leader Networking

Indivisible Illinois hosts regular weekly or biweekly conference call meetings with Illinois Indivisible group leaders.  These conferences augment Indivisible National’s regular group calls. In these one-hour meetings with group leaders across the state, we celebrate our successes, plan collective actions and share community organizing best practices.  Guest speakers highlight opportunities to mobilize around issues or campaigns. Guest speakers include but not limited to representatives from Indivisible National as well as issue advocates such as Protect Our Care Illinois, Planned Parenthood Illinois, Citizen Action Illinois, SEIU HCIIMK, Illinois Coalition for Handgun Violence Prevention, Sierra Club Illinois, and PASO-West Suburban Action Project.  To learn more about our statewide networking calls, contact: LENI MANAA-HOPPENWORTH at lhoppenworth@indivisibleil.com, SCOTT CROSS at scross@indivisibleil.com or ROSE COLACINO at rcolacino@indivisibleil.com

Voter Engagement

ILVOTE is the voter registration and voter engagement branch of Indivisible Illinois.  ILVOTE  is recognized as a bona fide state civic organization in the state of Illinois.  The purpose of ILVOTE is to increase voter awareness, voter registration and voter turnout for every election at the federal, state and local levels. We offer an opportunity for members to become deputy voter registrars through their election authority in their jurisdiction.  Read more about ILVOTE here or contact LENI MANAA- HOPPENWORTH lhoppenworth@indivisibleil.com

Women’s Issues

Indivisible Illinois uplifts and amplifies today’s women’s movement by working in coalition with other grassroots and advocacy organizations on issues that matter most such as affordable and accessible healthcare, protection of a women’s right to choose what is best for her own body, the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, passage of a living wage in Illinois and more.

Vote by Mail Task Force

Sign up to phone bank, lobby, write letters to the editor and advocate with Indivisible Illinois in support of expanding access to voting. We ask election officials and Illinois State Board of Elections to remove any barriers to receiving, tracking, and returning an absentee ballot.   Contact ROSE COLACINO rcolacino@indivisibleil.com or sign up here.

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