In Rural Illinois

Indivisible Illinois Community Collaborative Statewide Call with Indivisible Rural Illinois


Continuing Challenges Facing Black Americans in Education, Voting Access, Healthcare & Policing


Moderator: Saskia Young, Associate Organizing Director, Indivisible National.


The panel includes our own Indivisible Rural Illinois member, Dr. Moses Kyobe, a cardiologist from Freeport, Dr. Gus Wood of the University of Illinois, Dr. Barbara Suggs Mason, and NAACP CU Minnie Pearson.


The purpose of this group, Indivisible Rural Illinois is to support each other as we go forward following the 2020 general election.  It is clear that there is a sharp political divide between rural and suburban/urban Illinois.  This has been true for a long time but there are many progressives living in rural areas.


Our project is two fold:   One, strategizing on how we can find like minded progressives in our communities.  And, second, how to work toward informing our neighbors about what  progressive agenda really is.


Our Working Mission:  To amplify a progressive voice in rural Illinois and eventually flip rural Illinois from red to blue (although we acknowledge that this is a long term goal).


Our Goals:  To build our groups, to encourage new groups in our geographic areas, to work to correct the narrative of who “progressives” are and what they stand for, to define the relationship between grassroots organizations and local Democratic party organizations, and to work toward policy changes that will benefit our areas.


Sarah Bingaman and Marci Adelston-Schafer
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