38 minutes | Dec 11th 2019

We Are Indivisible with Leah Greenberg

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What would you do if a Google doc you made went viral, and suddenly groups across the country were implementing your ideas to plan political action in their communities? If you’re Leah Greenberg, you’d found Indivisible—the national nonprofit she started with her husband Ezra Levin after the 2016 election.Now Leah and Ezra have co-authored a new book about what they learned creating Indivisible and supporting thousands of local Indivisible groups around the country, and how all of us can join the fight for more inclusive democracy. It’s called We are Indivisible, A Blueprint for Democracy After Trump, and it’s just in time to kick you into gear for the 2020 election. We started off resisting Trump, but we know that Trump's not the problem. We know that Trump is a symptom, and that if we had a healthy democratic society that valued the lives and equality of all of its people, Donald Trump would never have gotten remotely close to the White House. And so fundamentally we felt like what was crucial for us, and what was crucial for the movement, was that we were moving from resisting Trump to resisting Trumpism, and tackling the kind of fundamental flaws at the heart of democracy that were making our country vulnerable to Trumpism.—Leah Greenberg, co-founder and co-executive director of Indivisible We talk about: What made Leah and Ezra create the Indivisible guide—even though peers warned them it could ruin their careersHow to put pressure on elected officials, and why working with a community group makes political engagement more successful and more sustainable Why it’s crucial to get out of campaign mode and avoid burning staff and volunteers outWhat it’s like to run an organization and write a book with your partner Plus: It’s our last show of the year! Sara and Katel talk about what they’ll be bringing with them into 2020, what they’ll be leaving behind, and what all of you should listen to while Strong Feelings is off the air this winter. Links:Indivisible We Are Indivisible book Leah on TwitterThe Opt-In podcast
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