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Leelanau Indivisible

Leelanau Indivisible is an informal left-of-center organization based in Leelanau County, Michigan. It is an affiliate of the left-of-center organizing and activism network Indivisible.

Background

The organization is active in supporting and opposing candidates for office and promoting left-of-center causes. It also has a political action committee, Leelanau Citizens for Democracy. [1]

The group’s website has a “land acknowledgment” that points out that Leelanau County was once populated by the Anishinabek and thanked them for being “caretakers” of the land. [2]

Activities

In March 2017, the organization held a protest to oppose an attempt to repeal Obamacare. [3]

In April 2020, the organization co-signed an op-ed in support of COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions. The op-ed also criticized opponents of lockdowns as inflaming the people of Michigan and putting lives at risk. [4]

After the January 6th U.S. Capitol riots, the organization denounced U.S. Representative Jack Bergman (R-MI) for voting against certifying the election of President Joe Biden. [5]

In January 2022, the organization signed a letter by Fix Our Senate which called on Democrats to get rid of the Senate filibuster, which is the rule requiring a supermajority vote to end debate and proceed to vote on legislation, to enact a federal takeover of election administration and a weakening of voter security laws. [6]

In January 2022, the organization signed a letter by Stand Up America that called on Democrats to get rid of the Senate filibuster and enact legislation supporting a federal takeover of election administration and a weakening of voter security laws. The letter also called for the District of Columbia to made into a state. [7]

In January 2022, the organization held a candlelight vigil for democracy which called for the federal takeover of election administration and the weakening of voter integrity laws. [8]

References

  1. “Leelanau Indivisible”. 2022. Leelanau Indivisible. Accessed January 17. https://www.leelanauindivisible.com/. ^
  2. “Leelanau Indivisible”. 2022. Leelanau Indivisible. Accessed January 17. https://www.leelanauindivisible.com/. ^
  3. Amann, Whitney. 2017. “Traverse City Protestors Against Repealing Affordable Care Act”. 9 & 10 News. https://www.9and10news.com/2017/03/22/traverse-city-protestors-against-repealing-affordable-care-act/. ^
  4. “Opinion | Gov. Whitmer Needs Our Help In This Crisis. That’s Common Sense.”. 2020. Bridge Michigan. https://www.bridgemi.com/guest-commentary/opinion-gov-whitmer-needs-our-help-crisis-thats-common-sense. ^
  5. “Michigan Lawmakers, Residents React To Capitol Siege”. 2021. Traverse City Record Eagle. https://www.record-eagle.com/news/local_news/michigan-lawmakers-residents-react-to-capitol-siege/article_9cf53786-5068-11eb-b1ff-f78f5d2cb6e3.html. ^
  6. “60 Organizations To Senate Democrats: Filibuster Didn’t Block Debt Limit Extension, Cannot Block Voting Rights Legislation”. 2022. Fix Our Senate. https://www.fixoursenate.org/press/60-organizations-to-senate-democrats-filibuster-didnt-block-debt-limit-extension-cannot-block-voting-rights-legislation. ^
  7. “Over 150 Pro-Democracy Groups To Schumer: “Do Not Wait Any Longer” To Change Senate Rules, Pass Voting Rights And Democracy Legislation”. 2022. Common Dreams. https://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2022/01/06/over-150-pro-democracy-groups-schumer-do-not-wait-any-longer-change-senate-rules. ^
  8. “Candlelight Vigil For Democracy Slated In Traverse City”. 2022. Benzie Record Patriot. https://www.recordpatriot.com/news/article/Candlelight-Vigil-for-Democracy-slated-in-16736803.php. ^
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