We are a nonpartisan group of more than 600 residents resisting the Trump agenda, respectfully making our voices heard by our elected representatives — and working to replace those representatives when they don't respect us!
Englewood Indivisible members live throughout all of Englewood in both Sarasota and Charlotte counties, as well as Placida, Rotonda West, North Port, the Gulf Coves and nearby Port Charlotte. We invite you to join us as we reach out to the community, campaign for change, and enjoy socializing together.
Our next meeting is Saturday, July 20th at 3:00 PM at the Elsie Quirk Library.
Englewood Indivisible is one of more than 6,000 Indivisible groups that sprang up around the country after the 2016 election.
Indivisible groups around Florida are helping with a massive undertaking: getting one million petitions signed to put Medicaid expansion on the November 2020 ballot.
If you haven't yet signed the petition, please download it at the end of this post. If you have already signed it, how about your family members? Your friends? Members of your organizations?
The petition calls for expanding Medicaid coverage to adults whose incomes are too low to purchase "Obamacare" coverage. Past Florida governors and legislatures have failed to act, and so far all signs point to the newly elected Florida officials taking the same position. (The 8 Democrats in Florida's Congressional delegation have called on Governor Ron DeSantis to expand Medicaid.)
Expanding Medicaid to cover low-income adults can be expected to save taxpayer funds and increase state revenue, according to a Florida Policy Institute study.
If it qualifies for the ballot, this petition initiative will give the people of Florida a say. In Maine, Idaho, Utah, and Nebraska, all as red or redder than Florida, voters have passed measures to expand Medicaid.
The downloadable petition is a 2-page PDF file, which must be printed out as a 2-sided document. (If your printer can't print or copy 2-sided, then email EnglewoodIndivisible@gmail.com to request printed petitions.)
Here are some pointers for circulating the petition:
In Sarasota, please take completed petitions to Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Ct, Sarasota, FL 34236
If you are near Englewood, you can also bring the petitions you've collected to Englewood Indivisible at its weekly social events, at the Englewood Farmers Market on Thursdays or at the February 16th monthly meeting.
Otherwise, please mail completed petitions to:
Planned Parenthood of South, East, and North Florida
2300 North Florida Mango Road
West Palm Beach, Florida 33409
Thank you for doing this important work!
May 13 2019. Sixteen Indivisibles and fellow activists from Charlotte County and Venice went to Homestead yesterday to participate in a march protesting imprisonment of immigrant children there.
Meanwhile, in Englewood, 25 members of Englewood Indivisible held up signs protesting child detention in Homestead at the intersection of West Dearborn Street and Indiana Avenue (SR 776).
In St. Petersburg, over 200 activists from Indivisible FL-13, the ACLU and the Quakers held a protest and program that finished with a musical performance by Mexican children.
Lee OFA Indivisible held a protest in Lehigh Acres. All three actions got very positive response from passing mototirsts.
News media covered the march in Homestead and Englewood Indivisible's action. The Miami Herald reported on the action in Homestead. The Englewood and Charlotte Sun papers also reported on the action in Homestead, adding a photo of the local protest to their front-page story. SNN News, the Sarasota television station, reported on the protest in Englewood.
In Englewood, two motorists stopped, parked and asked for information about Homestead. They hadn't known children were confined there.
Despite the heat, Englewood participants were eager to repeat the protest.
There is a photo slideshow of the Englewood protest here.
Our next meeting is Saturday, July 20th at 3:00 PM at the Elsie Quirk Library, 100 West Dearborn Street in Englewood
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