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Traverse Indivisible

Type:

Left-of-Center Activist Group

Sponsor:

Swing Left

President:

Lyn Van Ness

Traverse Indivisible is a Michigan focused left-of-center activist organization funded by Swing Left, [1] a Democratic Party-aligned fundraising and voter mobilization political action committee. [2]

Background

Traverse Indivisible is a local affiliate of the Indivisible Project (or Indivisible), a left-of-center 501(c)(4) organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. The Indivisible Project was created in late 2016 as a response to the election of President Donald Trump. The Indivisible Project was established to provide liberals a practical guide for “Resisting the Trump Agenda.” [3]

Activities

Traverse Indivisible operates primarily through a Facebook page, where it urges members to support various Democratic Party-aligned policies. These include opposing a Michigan ballot proposal to require identification for in-person voting and educational choice programs and tax credits. [4] The group has also led protests at the office of Rep. Jack Bergman (R-MI). [5]

The organization has also supported censorship of Fox News, urging its members to sign a petition asking cable companies to remove the channel from the list of programs included in a standard cable or satellite fee. [6]

References

  1. “Traverse Indivisible – Bottom Footer Disclosure.” Swing Left. https://swingleft.org/group/indivisible-grand-traverse ^
  2. “About.” Swing Left. https://swingleft.org/about ^
  3. “Summary.” Indivisible. Archived from the original March 5, 2018. Accessed April 30, 2019. https://web.archive.org/web/20180305201143/https://www.indivisible.org/guide/summary/ ^
  4. “Traverse Area Indivisible Network – Facebook Post.” January 28, 2022. Accessed February 5, 2022.  https://www.facebook.com/TraverseAreaIndivisibleNetwork/posts/942361796306225 ^
  5. “Indivisible Traverse City.” Grand Traverse Democrats. Accessed February 21, 2022. https://www.grandtraversedems.com/single-post/2017/02/06/Indivisible-Traverse-City ^
  6. “Traverse Area Indivisible Network – Facebook Post.” January 5, 2022. Accessed February 5, 2022. Facebook.  https://www.facebook.com/TraverseAreaIndivisibleNetwork/posts/929559047586500 ^
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