Frequently Asked Questions
What is Indivisible Glenview?
Indivisible Glenview is a community of progressive activists united in opposition to President Trump’s and the GOP's agenda. Our actions are informed by the Indivisible Guide, which details effective ways to influence members of Congress (MoCs).
What are the goals for Indivisible Glenview?
For 2017 and 2018, we have three goals:
- Grow, inform, and engage a community of progressive activists in Glenview.
- Re-elect Reps. Jan Schakowsky and Brad Schneider.
- Elect additional Democratic representatives in Congress in IL.
What type of activism does Indivisible Glenview pursue?
We support local advocacy. Our activism focuses on the following:
- Work with our Members of Congress (MoCs)
- Meet with our MoCs and their staffs.
- Support their work and re-election.
- Communicate with our MoCs to let them know where you stand on the issues and policy.
- Attend MoC-sponsored Town Hall/Listening Sessions.
- Promote and attend local marches, rallies and events.
- Work with the media to influence our MoCs and public policy.
Who can join?
We are an inclusive group that welcomes people of all backgrounds and beliefs.
How do I join?
You can do any or all of these:
- Join our email list. You will receive information about recent and upcoming actions, our meetings, and other updates.
- Like our Facebook group
- Attend a meeting. We meet at the Glenview Public Library Multipurpose Room at 7:00 PM on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month.
How much time does this require?
We do not have any specific time requirements to join but we would like you to be an active member. Ideally, we'd like you to call your three MoCs (your Representative and both Senators) each week. That takes less than 15 minutes total. We provide scripts each week to make it easy for you to call about the issue we’ve agreed to focus on. There are other opportunities to get involved. We'll contact you once you join to find out how you might want to get further involved — for example, by writing emails, doing research on issues and events, or attending a meeting with one of your MoCs — but those activities are optional.
Do I have to come to every meeting?
No. Reaching out to MoCs is the most important part of our work, and you can do that without attending a meeting. We do encourage new members to attend at least one meeting to meet our community, learn about our process, and participate in guiding our work.
What good can Indivisible Glenvew do when all our MoCs are Democrats?
Our MoCs are particularly powerful, respected, and they represent us! Through our work, we influence them to wield that power on our behalf.
- Rep. Schakowsky is in her tenth term. She serves in the House Democratic Leadership as Chief Deputy Whip. Rep. Schakowsky is a member of the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, House Budget Committee, as well as the House Energy and Commerce Committee, where she serves as Ranking Member of the Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Subcommittee, and as a member of the Health and Oversight & Investigations Subcommittees.
- Rep. Schneider is in his second term. He serves on the House Committee on the Judiciary, the House Committee on Small Business, and the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
- Sen. Durbin is the state's senior senator. He serves as the Democratic Whip, the second highest ranking position among the Senate Democrats. Durbin sits on the Senate Judiciary, Appropriations, and Rules Committees. He is the Ranking Member of the Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Constitution and the Appropriations Committee's Defense Subcommittee.
- Sen. Duckworth was elected to the Senate in 2016. She serves on the Environment & Public Works Committee; the Energy & Natural Resources Committee; the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee; and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee.
I'm not a citizen. Can I still join?
Yes! The US Constitution ensures equal representation for everyone who lives in the United States, regardless of immigration status. Even if you aren’t eligible to vote in the US, you have the right to be heard by your representatives in Congress.
Do I have to register to vote to join?
No. The Constitution ensures equal representation for everyone who lives in the United States, and that means you have the right to be heard by your representatives in Congress even if you didn’t participate in electing them. (That said, voting is one major way to make your voice heard, so we do encourage you to register!)