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.

Indivisible Illinois Community Collaborative

Statewide groups meet regularly to coordinate around urgent and long term issue and electoral campaigns.

We are driven by our antiracist values and fueled by the global movement striving to achieve social, economic and racial justice for all.  Learn more here.

Indivisible Illinois Statewide Executive Board

Indivisible members statewide voted in May of 2023 electing the following people beginning June 1, 2023 they were elected by vote of members across the state.  In alphabetical order:

Marci Adelston-Schafer – Indivisible Executive Board    [email protected]

Linda Kallas – Indivisible Executive Board –  [email protected]

Hope Merkley – Indivisible Executive Board – [email protected]

Stephanie Taylor – Indivisible Executive Board – [email protected]

Patrick Watson – Indivisible Executive Board – [email protected]

Jeanette Quirk – Indivisible Executive Board – [email protected]

Indivisible IL Support Team

Terry Maher, [email protected]

Indivisible Illinois Press Secretary; Co-Lead ILVOTE, Lead ILVOTE Champaign County; Co-Lead Indivisible Rural Illinois

Ed Spire,  

Member of NWSOFA; Co-lead NWSOFA Restore Our Democracy

Indivisible Illinois was co-founded by Leni Manaa-Hopenworth and Scott Cross in March of 2017.  Our org had elections in May 2023 and now is run by an elected executive board.  We want to shout them them all out and say thank you for making change happen in Illinois.  Keep fighting for Change!

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