What We Do

We make calls. We write postcards. We register voters. We speak with our neighbors. And through that work, we've built a Philadelphia movement that reflects our shared values. With training, organization, and action, we've built lasting power on our home turf and powerful alignment with national political muscle that is exercised in every corner of the country.

 

Educate & Engage

  • At our meetings, you can find out about the issues that our members have told us they care about the most. We’ve hosted programs on the environment, health care, immigration, and more. Check out our calendar for virtual meetings you can attend from home! And find recordings of past virtual meetings on our YouTube channel.
     

  • Our Environmental subgroup, CLEAR, is dedicated to educating people about issues related to climate change.

 

Voter Registration

  • We have run in-person voter registration drives in city parks, at libraries, street fairs, and even museums. In 2020, we distributed voter registration forms and information in apartment buildings and mailed postcards to voters across Philadelphia. 
     

  • We’ve also developed a toolkit so that you can learn from our experiences and train others.

 

Canvassing

  • We know that canvassing is the most effective way to reach voters, so we’ve partnered with Turn PA Blue and Swing Left throughout the region to support local progressive candidates. It’s an important way that people living in solid blue districts can help make a difference. 
     

  • In 2018, we adopted Bucks County, and knocked on more than 2,000 doors for progressive candidates who went on to flip their districts, including Maria Collett (PA-12 Senate), Katie Muth (PA-44 Senate), and Liz Hanbidge (PA-61 House).
    In 2019, we adopted Delaware County, canvassing in Folcroft, Upper Darby, and to support important local elections. In 2020, we did canvassing and literature drops with the PA Dems throughout Philadelphia.

 

Postcarding & Textbanking


 

  • In 2018 and 2019, our volunteers wrote tens of thousands of postcards at our Cards & Coffee and Cards & Cocktails events, where you can make friends and make a difference at the same time. In 2020, we even launched virtual postcarding events.
     

  • In June 2020, we launched No Excuses Philly to encourage Philadelphia voters to sign up for vote by mail. We sent out more than half a million postcards! Read more about the project here.

  • And now we're writing to voters in Georgia to help flip the Senate. Find out more here!

 

Demand Accountability

  • Our government leaders work for us, and we regularly connect with our local Members of Congress (MoCs) to let them know how we feel about important issues. 
     

  • We’ve made visits to the offices of Dwight Evans, Brandon Boyle, and Bob Casey (and tried to visit Pat Toomey).
     

  • We make coordinated calls to our MoCs to move forward important legislation and advocate for action, providing you with contact information and call scripts. Sign up for our newsletter so you never miss a call to action!
     

  • With other regional Indivisible Groups, we hosted “Ride the Wave: An Evening with the Southeastern PA Delegation” on April 24, 2019, in which the public was able to ask US Representatives Brendan Boyle, Madeleine Dean, Chrissy Houlahan, and Mary Gay Scanlon about issues that mattered to them.

 

Mobilize Protests & Actions

  • We partner with MoveOn and other groups to respond to urgent issues--because sometimes, you just need to make a sign or else lose your mind!
     

  • We’ve sent delegations to the Women’s March, hosted a live reading of the Mueller report on Independence Mall, helped navigate the Baby Trump Balloon down the Parkway during a rally for the victims of the hurricane in Puerto Rico, and rallied to "Count Every Vote" in 2020.

Want to participate?

Check out the events calendar to find upcoming actions or sign up for the newsletter.