We Are Englewood Indivisible!

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, March 9th 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.

Tuesday February 19th: Protest The Trumped-up Emergency Declaration

Please join us in Punta Gorda on Tuesday February 19th from 11:00 AM to noon to protest the Trumped-up national emergency.

We'll stand outside the Old Courthouse in Punta Gorda with signs protesting Trump's assault on the Constitution. His end-run around Congress to unilaterally grab money to build a wall popular only with his base is a grave danger to our democracy. 

The protest is sponsored by Englewood Indivisible and Indivisible Action Southwest Florida based in Punta Gorda.

The Old Courthouse is at 226 Taylor Street, Punta Gorda 33950. There is plenty of parking on the street -- and there are plenty of motorists passing by to see and honk agreement with our signs.

Sign Suggestions:

  • No Wall, No Way
  • Trump is the Emergency.
  • Fake national emergency
  • Real emergency Is Trump’s Ego!
  • Fake Emergency Fake concern Fake President (on 3 lines)
  • Trumped-up emergency takes $ from soldiers
  • Smart Border Security, Yes Medieval  Wall, No (on 2 lines)
  • There is no Emergency Only an ego crisis (on 2 lines)
  • Reagan in 1980: Open the border both ways
  • No Fake Emergency
  • Trumped-up Emergency
  • Carter's walls - not Trump's
  • "Build bridges, not walls" R. Reagan
  • "Mr. Trump, tear down that wall."

Come join the protest and show maximum opposition to Trump's attempted end-run around Congress -- and the Constitution.

Please note that this action will be law-abiding and non-violent.

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Medicaid Expansion Petitions Ready For Circulation

An eagerly awaited petition to expand health coverage to over 700,000 low-income Floridian adults is ready to circulate! You can download it at the end of this post. 

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.

This ballot 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:

  • All petitions must be filled out by voters who are registered in the state of Florida. If you talk to someone who is not registered to vote, but is eligible, direct them to online voter registration: https://registertovoteflorida.gov/en/Registration/Eligibility
  • All petitions must be filled out in blue or black ink
  • All petitions should be checked to ensure that all information is filled out, and that the information is legible 
  • Ripped, damaged, or illegible petitions are not accepted by the Supervisor of Election 
What to do when you are done collecting petitions

Please mail completed petitions to:

Paige Armstrong
Planned Parenthood of South, East, and North Florida
2300 North Florida Mango Road
West Palm Beach, Florida 33409

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. 

Thank you for doing this important work!

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Our next meeting is Saturday, February 9th at 3:00 PM at the Elsie Quirk Library, 100 West. Dearborn in Englewood

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