Sara Dady, attorney specializing in immigration law and a strong advocate for immigrant rights
Ben Mueller, Executive Director, Immigrant Services of Champaign-Urbana
Laura Moreno, Sauk Valley Community College, sharing her personal story of moving to rural Illinois from Mexico and becoming the Literacy Coordinator at Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon.
The purpose of Indivisible Rural Illinois is to support rural progressives as we head into the 2022 general election. It is clear that there is a sharp political divide between rural and suburban/urban Illinois, but there are many progressives living in rural areas. Our project is two-fold: 1) strategizing on how to find like-minded progressives in our communities; 2) how to work toward informing our neighbors about what the progressive agenda really is.
Our Working Mission: To amplify a progressive voice in rural Illinois and eventually flip rural Illinois from red to blue (the 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.
Contact: [email protected]
–Sarah Bingaman and Marci Adelston-Schafer, co-leaders