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Resist, Persist, Inform, Reform

IWSGA is a results-oriented, bipartisan collective of South Georgia women united in our concern about the political climate and the direction of the current administration. We strive to connect across the lines that sometimes divide us. We are committed to engage more fully at a local state and national level to transform our political process and to support women interested in running for office.

VISIT    IWSGA  Facebook Group  HERE
EMAIL   host@indivisiblewomensga.org
WRITE    403 East Clay St, Thomasville, GA 31792

KEEP UP WITH IWSGA

You are welcome here and are needed more than ever. Whether you’re new to the area, new to politics, or new to resistance of any kind, we welcome you. Please provide your information to be included on our general email list. We will not share your information for purposes other than IWSGA business.

 

About

IWSGA: A New Path, A Look Back

ONE YEAR AGO a group of us marched on the International Women’s March in Tallahassee. The experience was so powerful that we had to build an organization to sustain it. In a short time we attracted over 125 members and continue to grow. Women who had felt for years that they were alone discovered they were far from it and found power in this knowledge with like-minded sisters.

We went to work and again our members marched, addressing climate change and cherishing science.

We fought to save health care for millions of Americans, bombarding our elected officials with hundreds of postcards, faxes, phone calls, and letters. We attended telephone townhall meetings and arranged meetings with our state representatives and staff. We nurtured our community by donating a mound of grooming supplies to our local homeless organizations and packing hundreds of boxes of food for the hungry. We celebrated the Fourth of July with Hispanic immigrant families and gave their children new school supplies and backpacks so they knew we cared. We passed out Spanish language Know Your Rights booklets on immigration law and interviewed law enforcement on the local immigration policies. We learned how to register voters and then started doing it.

We hosted two outstanding candidates for state office; Stacey Evans, the Democratic candidate for governor, and Cindy Zeldin, candidate for the office of state Insurance Commissioner.

Never before have so many women candidates stepped up to run for office. Never before have so many women candidates come to this area to ask for our vote.

If we want lasting change, now is the time to focus on the 2018 elections. Your involvement is needed.

FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE our regular first Thursday meetings will be tabled. To keep the routine, we encourage you to attend the first Tuesday meeting of the Thomas County Democrats (6PM in the Library).

Indivisible Women of South Georgia will call work-focused gatherings when needed. We will continue to keep you posted through the usual social media and email channels. Our Steering Committee will persist en force and has agreed to set up an old-fashioned phone tree should the need arise. Two  dynamo members, Beth Weidner and Pam Kamp, will spearhead our voter registration campaign, Feet on the Street.

IWSGA will now act as a Reserve of sorts—a combination of the suffragettes’ tea room and the Underground Railroad where the synchronicity of talk and action got real results. By strategically placing our efforts in well-appointed arenas, we will strengthen the framework to elect strong representatives and get our country back on track.

Better than back on track.

INSPIRED BY MOMENTUM AND NECESSITY two of our members have decided to run for a state office—Twitty Titus (District 173) and Dr. Treva Gear (District 175). They will need all of us to help them get elected.

 

If YOU are ready to continue this unprecedented fight for women’s equality in our society and a return to real democracy, we are here and need your help.

Roll up your sleeves, ladies—there’s work to be done!

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Tools & Links

First Things First

Register to Vote, Check on Voting Registration, Ask Questions   HERE 

Three Straightforward Tools to Contact Your Members of Congress (MoCs)

 TOOL #1:   USE YOUR PHONE TO CALL YOUR MoCs

DAILY ACTION
RESISTING EXTREMISM IN AMERICA, ONE PHONE CALL AT A TIME

Since its launch in mid-December 2016, Daily Action has exploded into a huge phenomenon, with over a quarter of a million subscribers. We make civic engagement easy and painless, with a single action every day—connecting citizens to their legislators with a quick swipe of their phones.

Text DAILY to 228466 (A-C-T-I-O-N)

Visit the Daily Action site here


TOOL #2:   
USE YOUR PHONE TO FAX YOUR MoCs


RESISTBOT
WRITE CONGRESS IN UNDER TWO MINUTES

Text RESIST to 50409 or message Resistbot on Facebook and I’ll find out who represents you in Congress. I’ll deliver your message to them in under 2 minutes. No downloads or apps required.

Visit the Resistbot site here


TOOL #3:  USE YOUR HANDS TO WRITE TO YOUR MoCs


PUT THESE NUMBERS AND ADDRESSES IN YOUR PHONE OR BOOK

Use this handy compilation of names and numbers. Send postcards, send letters. Flood all the the mail slots, PO Boxes, and voicemails however and whenever you can. Click above for a larger, printable version.


INVALUABLE LINKS: GOOD SOURCES FOR SENSIBLE  INFORMATION

Indivisible Guide      ACLU      NPR Political News      She Should Run   

National Organization For Women      Georgia Resists    

League of Women Voters

Action Teams

Indivisible Women South Georgia Action Teams

THESE INTEREST GROUPS ARE OUR CORE

We engage local women to step into leadership and shine your light wherever you feel called. If you are interested in one of our Action Teams please choose your area(s) of choice below to visit their page and email the group leaders directly. You are welcome to jump into any team any time or start your own.

For information regarding meeting times or team events, please contact us at host@indivisiblewomensga.org

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