Media Releases

April 28th 2017 – Release on Donald Trump’s First 100 Days

April 6th 2017 – Release on Senate Nuclear Option on Gorsuch Nomination

April 3rd 2017 – Release on Senate Democratic Filibuster of Gorsuch


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
APRIL 28, 2017
Contact: Helen Kalla | helen@indivisibleguide.com

Washington, DC—Today, Ezra Levin, executive director of the Indivisible Project, released the following statement on the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency.

“The first 100 days of the Trump Administration has been defined by an ongoing battle between maliciousness and incompetence. Incompetence has mostly won. Trump has failed to pass any major legislation or make good on key campaign promises. Hundreds of critical executive posts remain empty. And as a result of this fecklessness, Trump’s approval rating is abysmal. This is what happens when you pursue a policy agenda that the vast majority of Americans oppose—you lose.

“From day one of Trump’s presidency, an energized, organized grassroots resistance movement has worked tirelessly to stop his dangerous agenda in its tracks. Today there are about 6,000 local Indivisible groups—an average of 13 in every congressional district in the country. As a result of their local leadership, we’ve defeated Trump’s attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, unified progressive opposition against an extreme Supreme Court nominee, and convinced members of Congress across the political spectrum to wake up and pay attention to their constituents.

“One hundred days in, the resistance is just getting started. Indivisible groups across the country will fight back against Trump’s hateful, reckless agenda for the rest of his presidency, however long that may be. Together, we will win.”

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The Indivisible Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to resisting Trump’s agenda by empowering local groups to hold their Members of Congress accountable.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
APRIL 6, 2017
Contact: Helen Kalla | helen@indivisibleguide.com

Washington, DC—Today, Indivisible Project co-founder and executive director Ezra Levin made the following statement on Senate Republicans invoking the nuclear option to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

“Gorsuch’s extreme, right-wing record mobilized grassroots Indivisible groups across America to stand up and make it clear that they opposed any strong-arm tactics by Senate Republicans to push through his nomination.

“However, Senate Republicans just showed that they’re willing to disregard both popular opinion and two centuries of precedent in order ram through Trump’s extreme Supreme Court pick.

“Let’s get one thing straight: no one forced Mitch McConnell to go nuclear on Gorsuch. If a Supreme Court pick is too extreme to get through, don’t change the rules, change the nominee. Republicans will try to point fingers, but the onus falls squarely on them. They’ve chosen party and partisanship over country, and I expect they’ll hear about this from their constituents over the upcoming congressional recess.”

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The Indivisible Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to resisting Trump’s agenda by empowering local groups to hold their Members of Congress accountable.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
APRIL 3, 2017
Contact: Helen Kalla | helen@indivisibleguide.com

Washington, DC—Today, Indivisible Project Co-Founder and Executive Director Ezra Levin made the following statement in response to Senate Democrats reaching the 41-vote threshold to  filibuster Neil Gorsuch:

“A month ago it was unclear whether progressives in the Senate would put up a fight at all on Trump’s extreme Supreme Court nominee. But the political environment changed as direct result of the local leadership of Indivisible groups and the broader resistance movement on the ground. These advocates made clear to their own senators that Gorsuch’s extreme anti-worker, anti-women, anti-LGBTQ, anti-environment record is unacceptable for the highest court in the land.

“Here’s what we now know: because of Gorsuch’s extreme record and the public’s response, Trump’s nominee will not be confirmed under Senate rules that have been on the books for more than two centuries. But instead of admitting defeat and requesting a more mainstream nominee, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is now threatening to invoke the incredibly unpopular ‘nuclear option.’ In defiance of public will, McConnell wants to blow up 230 years of Senate precedent to ram Gorsuch through.

“It’s simple: if a Supreme Court nominee is so extreme that he can’t get to 60 votes, don’t change the rules, change the nominee. If Republicans choose to throw out centuries of Senate precedent to put their extreme nominee on the bench, that’s on them and them alone.”

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The Indivisible Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to resisting Trump’s agenda by empowering local groups to hold their Members of Congress accountable.