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Indivisible Philadelphia

Website:

https://www.indivisiblephiladelphia.com/

Location:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

Type:

Voter registration and mobilization

Indivisible Philadelphia is a Democratic get-out-the-vote organization based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is a chapter of Indivisible, a Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group.

The organization’s flagship voter outreach project is the 35 Doors Project, in which organization members commit to knocking on 35 doors and talking to voters. [1]

The organization is also a part of Field Team 6, a project to register new Democratic voters before the 2022 midterms. [2]

Overview

Indivisible Philadelphia is a Democratic get-out-the-vote organization based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is a chapter of the left-of-center organization Indivisible. [3]

The organization was founded in January 2017 in response to the election of President Donald Trump. The organization was founded in a home and was built on social networks. It was also steered members from Indivisible’s national website. [4]

As of April 2022, the organization claimed several hundred active members. The organization’s newsletter goes out two to three times a week to 11,400 people. [5]

Activism

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Indivisible Philadelphia suspended in-person canvassing. Instead, the group switched to writing postcards. [6]

In the 2020 election, the group had around 1,800 volunteers send out more than 500,000 postcards to infrequent voters urging them to register to vote and to vote by mail. In addition, the group sent out 44,500 registration postcards urging people to register to vote, resulting in 2,500 new registrations. [7]

For the 2022 midterms, the group adopted the 35 Doors Project. The group encourages volunteers to knock on 35 doors each and have conversations with voters. The goal of the conversations is to encourage people to vote for Democratic candidates. The group has a target of reaching 5,800 infrequent voters. [8]

Field Team 6

The organization is a member of the left-of-center coalition Field Team 6. The purpose of the coalition is to register to vote infrequent voters and urge them to vote for Democratic candidates. The goal of the coalition is to help Democrats keep control of the U.S. Congress in the 2022 midterms. [9]

Leadership

The founder and leader of Indivisible Philadelphia is Vicki Miller. She is a former stay-at-home mom and attorney who was semi-retired when she founded the organization. She founded the organization by holding a meeting in her home with 25 of her friends in January 2017. [10]

Indivisible Philadelphia has a steering committee that helps run the organization. It is made up of members who are between their 30s and 60s. [11]

Finances

There are no financial disclosures for the organization since it is not an independent tax-exempt organization.

However, the organization does receive grants from the national Indivisible organization and its members donate to the organization for most of its expenses. [12]

References

  1. Shepelavy, Roxanne Patel. “Volunteers Knock On 35 Doors Each To Help Get Out The Vote In PA.” The Philadelphia Citizen. April 7, 2022. https://thephiladelphiacitizen.org/35-doors-project/. ^
  2. “Mission.”  Field Team 6. Accessed June 27, 2022. https://www.fieldteam6.org/mission. ^
  3. Shepelavy, Roxanne Patel. “Volunteers Knock On 35 Doors Each To Help Get Out The Vote In PA.” The Philadelphia Citizen. April 7, 2022. https://thephiladelphiacitizen.org/35-doors-project/. ^
  4. Shepelavy, Roxanne Patel. “Volunteers Knock On 35 Doors Each To Help Get Out The Vote In PA.” The Philadelphia Citizen. April 7, 2022. https://thephiladelphiacitizen.org/35-doors-project/. ^
  5. Shepelavy, Roxanne Patel. “Volunteers Knock On 35 Doors Each To Help Get Out The Vote In PA.” The Philadelphia Citizen. April 7, 2022. https://thephiladelphiacitizen.org/35-doors-project/. ^
  6.  Shepelavy, Roxanne Patel. “Volunteers Knock On 35 Doors Each To Help Get Out The Vote In PA.” The Philadelphia Citizen. April 7, 2022. https://thephiladelphiacitizen.org/35-doors-project/. ^
  7. Shepelavy, Roxanne Patel. “Volunteers Knock On 35 Doors Each To Help Get Out The Vote In PA.” The Philadelphia Citizen. April 7, 2022. https://thephiladelphiacitizen.org/35-doors-project/. ^
  8. Shepelavy, Roxanne Patel. “Volunteers Knock On 35 Doors Each To Help Get Out The Vote In PA.” The Philadelphia Citizen. April 7, 2022. https://thephiladelphiacitizen.org/35-doors-project/. ^
  9. “Mission.”  Field Team 6. Accessed June 27, 2022. https://www.fieldteam6.org/mission. ^
  10. Shepelavy, Roxanne Patel. “Volunteers Knock On 35 Doors Each To Help Get Out The Vote In PA.” The Philadelphia Citizen. April 7, 2022. https://thephiladelphiacitizen.org/35-doors-project/. ^
  11. Shepelavy, Roxanne Patel. “Volunteers Knock On 35 Doors Each To Help Get Out The Vote In PA.” The Philadelphia Citizen. April 7, 2022. https://thephiladelphiacitizen.org/35-doors-project/. ^
  12. Shepelavy, Roxanne Patel. “Volunteers Knock On 35 Doors Each To Help Get Out The Vote In PA.” The Philadelphia Citizen. April 7, 2022. https://thephiladelphiacitizen.org/35-doors-project/. ^
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