This is our moment. We need your help to win this fight. So we’ve got two big requests for you:
- Watch the Washington Indivisible Network (WIN) video panel discussion Addressing Activist Burnout Panel Discussion
- The Skagit chapter of Indivisible is looking for technology volunteers. We need skills in WordPress or Weebly as well as Facebook. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Call your senators and demand that they eliminate the filibuster to save democracy. And keep calling every day until the fight is over. This isn’t just about the bipartisan Jan 6 commission -- Mitch McConnell can and will use the filibuster to block crucial democracy reform legislation.
- Donate $10 to Indivisible Project. Now more than ever, it’s crucial we keep our call lines open, our web resources up to date, our ads running, and all our organizer support on the ground to build pressure on senators. Grassroots funding (from people like you!) is what makes all of that possible.
Indivisible Skagit Bulletin Board
Help STOP FCCs from Paving Over Skagit!
Skagit County Commissioners voted unanimously in May to open the door to giant housing developments in Skagit’s rural countryside. These so-called "Fully Contained Communities" (FCCs) are town-sized build-outs with no town government. Spoiler alert: they are not “fully contained” either. No fire department, no police, no emergency services, no schools, no medical facilities. You get the idea.
Now for the good news! The opposition campaign is launched!
Right Growth, Right Place: FCCs Are Not the Answer
Link to campaign page here. How can you help?
Donate if you are able to.
Spread the word far and wide.
Contact County Commissioners.
CATHERINE VERD CARTER
September 17, 1953 – July 27, 2021
EDISON — Catherine Verd Carter died suddenly on July 27, 2021, at the age of 67. A beloved friend, Catherine was a force of nature, a political activist, a world traveler and citizen, and an idealistic troublemaker. She believed passionately in social, economic, and ecological justice and worked for that change throughout her life.
Catherine was born on September 17, 1953, in Wenatchee, WA, to Ann Trenholme Carter and Phillip Linwood Carter, Jr. Her family lived in Virginia, Washington, Illinois, and Massachusetts. She graduated from Concord Academy, Antioch University, and the School for International Training. Recently, she earned her MS in Forestry Management at the University of Washington.
Her curiosity took her around the world, which deeply affected her worldview. In the 1970s she returned to Washington State and lived in Seattle, Arlington, and finally Edison. She worked as an organizer for SEIU 1199, political campaign worker, community organizer, and public defense investigator. Catherine was also an artist, musician, EMT, carpenter, photographer, educator, genealogist, bus driver, house-and-pet-sitter, and more.
Our ardent community organizer Catherine would say, give your time or money for social change.
Indivisible Skagit Rallies for Voting Rights July 2021!
Joined by Skagit Democrats, IndiSkagit hosted a rally in front of the County Courthouse to demand our Senators eliminate the filibuster in order to pass SR1 to protect voting rights.
Read all about it in the SVH.
The Indivisible Truth Brigade is a growing army of grassroots truth-tellers who identify specific disinformation campaigns to counter and amplify effective counter messages for a new topic each week.
Each week, Truth Brigade leadership issues a new campaign focused on a single issue with info, links, and sample messages. Members personalize, share, and amplify factual messages to counter specific disinformation campaigns.
Propaganda, false characterizations, intentionally misleading messages, and outright lies threaten our democracy and even our lives. Together we stand up to these well-funded disinformation campaigns and shift the narrative by amplifying unified, factual messages.
Right now, you can join in to counter the the false anti-Critical Race Theory messaging of a candidate running for the Sedro Woolley School Board, and agitators disrupting other School Boards in Skagit.
Join us! Contact email@example.com
The Indivisible Skagit Immigrant Support Task Force is offering accompaniment for tenants who are working through issues with their landlords. We can share information about tenants’ rights, help folks connect with organizations providing rent assistance and help with applications for federal and state funding. We can contact a landlord at the request of a tenant to facilitate resolutions to problems, and be present with tenants for lease signings, move-in and move-out inspections, or help with getting damage deposits back.
We have both English and Spanish speakers on our team.
If you know someone who needs this service, or you want to join our team, contact us at info@IndivisibleSkagit.org
Stop suburban sprawl in rural Skagit! Sign the petition
Let’s make it crystal clear to Skagit County Commissioners. The people of Skagit do not want our rural areas paved over with giant suburban housing developments! The community coalition of organizations and individuals, Right Growth, Right Place is pleased to launch a countywide petition drive to deliver that message loud and clear. No to so-called Fully Contained Communities. The petitions will be presented to Commissioners in person on camera probably in early November. Our goal is 20,000 signatures.
You can help right now. Here’s how in 4 easy steps:
This step is crucial. We can’t show the Skagit County Commissioners that the people of Skagit don’t want suburban sprawl swallowing up our rural lands unless we turn in the signatures.
Please consider making a donation to support the Right Growth Right Place campaign!
Thank you for joining in to keep Skagit's rural countryside safe from development.
Write a Letter to the Editor
LTE Toolkit here
The For the People Act (S1) is the single most important piece of pro-democracy civil rights legislation in decades. It will protect our elections from foreign interference; protect voting rights; create consistent, uniform minimum voting standards across the country; add ethics standards; reform campaign finance; promote fair redistricting that is free from partisan gerrymandering; and much more.
And it's popular with all Americans: poll after poll shows that the overwhelming majority of Americans across the entire political spectrum support its provisions. Yet it being blocked in Congress.
We need Senator Murray and Senator Cantwell to use the leadership positions they hold to fiercely, publicly advocate for S1.
Write a letter to the editor (LTE) asking our Senators to be bold in their support of the For the People Act. Everything you need, including links to news outlets across Washington State, is included in the LTE toolkit.
We are all saddened by the recent passing of our friend and associate Bill Pfeifer. Bill was a tireless volunteer who meant a lot to Indivisible Skagit.
As the editor of this web site, he posted many items and will be greatly missed for his dedication and diligence.
Goodbye Bill and may you never have to be frustrated by technology again!
Keep In Touch With Your Representatives
Senator Patty Murray
Senator Maria Cantwell
Congresswoman Susan DelBene
Mount Vernon Office
Congressman Rick Larsen