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.
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 Co-Coordinators
Scott Cross, Executive Board Indivisible IL – [email protected]
Co-founder Indivisible Illinois, Co-State Coordinator Indivisible Illinois; Founder Indivisible Springfield
Jessica Motsinger, Executive Board Indivisible IL – [email protected]
Co-State Coordinator Indivisible Illinois, Co-Lead Indivisible Rural Illinois; Founder Indivisible Metro East
Indivisible IL Collaborative Issue Group Leads
Terry Maher, [email protected]
Indivisible Illinois Press Secretary; Co-Lead ILVOTE, Lead ILVOTE Champaign County; Co-Lead Indivisible Rural Illinois
Marci Adelston-Schafer, [email protected]
Lead Indivisible Illinois Phone Banking, Co-Lead Indivisible Rural Illinois; Member Bend the Arc Champaign-Urbana
Sarah Bingaman, [email protected]
Co-Lead Indivisible Rural Illinois; Founder ABT Sauk Valley
Michael Peshkin, [email protected]
ILVOTE President; Member, Indivisible Evanston and Indivisible Illinois 9th District Andersonville-Edgewater
Ed Spire, [email protected]
VBM Taskforce Voters’ Assessment Analysis Activation Education Co-lead; Indivisible NWSOFA Co-lead
Jonathon Rogoff, [email protected]
Co-lead Social Justice Alliance; Co-lead Indivisible Illinois 9th District Andersonville-Edgewater
Cathy Risberg, [email protected]
Co-Lead IISJA; Co-lead Indivisible NWSOFA Gun Violence Prevention Team
Indivisible Illinois was Co-Founded By Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth. Big Shout out of gratitude to Leni! Keep fighting for Change!