Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS INDIVISIBLE SONOMA COUNTY?
Indivisible Sonoma County unites people in Sonoma County in opposition to President Trump’s agenda. Our actions are informed by the Indivisible Guidethat details effective ways to influence members of Congress (MoCs).
WHAT ACTIONS DOES INDIVISIBLE SONOMA COUNTY TAKE?
We influence our MoCs by expressing our views in four ways:
Meeting with our MoCs and their staffs. Indivisible Sonoma has had meetings with staff from Congressman Thompson and Senator Feinstein’s staff. More meetings are in the works and you can get involved.
Attending MoC-sponsored events, especially town halls.
Mass calling. Each week, Indivisible Sonoma members make hundreds of calls to our MoCs.
Media. Indivisible Sonoma is a fast-growing chapter of the burgeoning Indivisible movement. The media is taking notice and we intend to use that attention to influence our MoCs and public policy.
WHO CAN JOIN?
We are an inclusive group that welcomes people of all backgrounds and beliefs. Our only requirement for membership is active opposition to Trump’s policies and respect for our Code of Conduct. The short version:
Respect other members’ privacy
Be courteous to Congressional staffers
HOW DO I JOIN?
You can do any or all of these:
Like our page https://www.facebook.com/IndivisibleSonomaCounty/
Follow us on Twitter @IndivisibleSoCo
Attend a meeting. This isn’t mandatory, but we encourage you to attend at least one meeting to get to know our community and see how we operate.
HOW MUCH TIME DOES THIS REQUIRE?
We only ask that you make three phone calls a week, one to each of your three MoCs (your Representative and both Senators). That takes less than 15 minutes total. We provide scripts each week to make it easy for you to call about the issue we’ve agreed to focus on. You’ll have opportunities to get further involved — for example, by writing emails or attending a meeting with one of your MoCs — but those activities are optional.
DO I HAVE TO COME TO EVERY MEETING?
No. Reaching out to MoCs is the most important part of our work, and you can do that without attending a meeting. We do encourage you to attend at least one meeting to meet our community, learn about our process, and participate in guiding our work.
WHAT GOOD CAN INDIVISIBLE SONOMA DO IN A LIBERAL COUNTY LIKE SONOMA?
Our MoCs are particularly powerful and they represent us! Through our work, we influence them to wield that power on our behalf.
Rep. Thompson has major influence as a member of the House Ways and Means Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
Sen. Feinstein is Vice Chairman of the Select Committee on Intelligence. She is also Ranking Member on the Committee on the Judiciary, which reviews judicial nominees, including nominees for the Supreme Court.
Sen. Harris is a rising star of the Democratic Party and sits on the Committee on the Budget, Committee on the Environment and Public Works, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, and the Select Committee on Intelligence.
Rep. Huffman is a Vice-Ranking member of the Natural Resources Committee and serves on Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
I’M NOT A CITIZEN. CAN I STILL JOIN?
Yes! The US Constitution ensures equal representation for everyone who lives in the United States, regardless of immigration status. Even if you aren’t eligible to vote in the US, you have the right to be heard by your representative in Congress.