Indivisible & Nextgen America Release Video Guides for August Recess Civic Engagement
The five-part video guide will provide practical tips for constituents to make their voices heard, take action, and keep up the pressure on their elected officials
WASHINGTON, DC –The Indivisible Project and NextGen America today released a five-part video guide encouraging constituents to keep up the pressure on their Members of Congress and make their voices heard during the August recess. As part of both organizations’ ongoing work to empower citizens to resist oppressive policies and political agendas, the videos provide a range of simple, practical, user-friendly tips to hold elected officials accountable.
Each video explains a specific accountability tactic Americans can use to best exercise their constituent power and show their representatives that they will hold them accountable for their actions. The videos demonstrate how to ask tough questions at a town hall, how to organize a town hall if a Member of Congress refuses to host one, and how to shoot compelling videos that can get press coverage and go viral.
“Thanks to months of sustained, organized constituent pressure, Trump’s agenda has ground to a halt. August recess is constituents’ biggest moment to demonstrate their power and make their voices heard,” said Leah Greenberg, Co-Executive Director of the Indivisible Project. “These new videos build on tactics in the Indivisible Guide that nearly 6,000 grassroots groups have been using to remind their members of Congress who they work for. By following the tips in these videos, constituents can make sure their members of Congress know that, no matter where they are back home in the state or district, you’re always there to hold them accountable to you.”
“Though many elected officials may be hoping for a break during August recess, there will be no break for the Americans who are suffering under Donald Trump and the Republican Party’s assault on our fundamental rights,” said Tom Steyer, President and Founder of NextGen America. “Indivisible has done extraordinary work mobilizing grassroots activism. NextGen America will partner with Indivisible to provide tangible tools that can empower each constituent to effectively participate in our democracy. Our representatives ultimately report to us, the people, and there will be no recess in our movement to protect American democracy.”
ABOUT THE INDIVISIBLE PROJECT:
The Indivisible Project is a registered 501c(4) nonprofit. Our mission is to cultivate and lift up a grassroots movement of local groups to defeat the Trump agenda, elect progressive leaders, and realize bold progressive policies. Across the nation, over 5,900 local groups — at least 2 in every congressional district — are using the Indivisible Guide to hold their members of Congress accountable.
ABOUT NEXTGEN AMERICA:
Founded originally as NextGen Climate by businessperson and philanthropist Tom Steyer in 2013, NextGen America acts politically to prevent climate disaster, promote prosperity, and protect the fundamental rights of every American.
To view the complete video series, please visit https://www.indivisibleguide.com/resource/make-the-most-of-august-recess-videos/ and for individual video links, please see below:
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