We are a multi-partisan 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, February 22nd at 3:00 PM at the Elsie Quirk Library.
Englewood Indivisible is one of the hundreds of Indivisible groups that sprang up around the country after the 2016 election.
Englewood Indivisible member Dave Jones, Democratic candidate for the Florida House of Representatives, will speak at our monthly meeting on Saturday, February 22nd at 3:00 PM.
We're meeting at the Elsie Quirk Library, 100 West Dearborn Street, Englewood 34223. Newcomers are always welcomed at our meetings.
Dave Jones is challenging Rep. Michael Grant for the 75th House District. We will also hear from three members who traveled to the Texas-Mexico border to witness the suffering caused by the Trump administration's "Remain in Mexico" policy to asylum seekers.
We'll also discuss projects underway, such as our voter contact campaign and the weekly visibility actions we just launched with Indivisible Venice. You can see details of upcoming actions in the calendar. We may also plan our social gatherings.
You can pick up a list of voters in your neighborhood in Charlotte and Sarasota Counties and start contacting voters registered as independent, looking for those who will not vote for Trump in 2020. (We will find you a partner if you don't want to do this alone.)
We have new business cards for you to stock up on. And as always, we'll have our Indivisible Florida t-shirts for sale.
Hope to see you there.
An estimated 700 people came out in Venice on December 17th, to support the impeachment and removal from office of President Trump. The rally was organized by Indivisible Venice, Indivisible Action Southwest Florida and Englewood Indivisible, and was one of more than 600 rallies nationwide sponsored by MoveOn.org under the hastag #NoOneIsAboveTheLaw. The turnout was all the more remarkable because the date, the eve of the House of Representatives' vote on two articles of impeachment against President Trump, was only known a few days in advance.
Earlier in the day, a few Trumpers spread out their yard signs at two of the corners of the intersection of U.S. Route 41 and Jacaranda Boulevard, where we planned to hold our signs and flags. The Trumpers stood near the corner holding signs. We assembled our earliest arrivals -- about a hundred -- in the parking lot and then walked past the Trumpers and crossed the street. By the time the rally was supposed to start, wave after wave of ralliers began crossing the street with every light change.
Soon we were a huge crowd standing on the southeast corner of U.S. 41, cheering loudly as more pro-impeachment protesters -- signs in hand -- made their way toward us across the busy road. The Trump folks were totally overwhelmed by our numbers. Ultimately, we had all four corners of the intersection and the Trump crew had gone home to catch up with Fox News.
Our next meeting is Saturday, February 22nd at 3:00 PM at the Elsie Quirk Library, 100 West Dearborn Street in Englewood.
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