Category Archives: Press Releases

PRESS RELEASE: Indivisible Gainesville Partners with Black Men United and UF Chapter of LADIES for Backpack 2 Success


Back Pack 2 SuccessIndivisible Gainesville is proud to announce our partnership with Black Men United and the UF Chapter of L.A.D.I.E.S (Leadership-Advancement-Development-Involvement-Engagement-Service) as co-hosts of Backpack 2 Success on August 12th at the Faith Mission Community Center at 3701 NE 15th St. from 10am to 2pm. This event is also supported by the Alachua County Young Democrats.

Backpack 2 Success will distribute high-quality, stylish backpacks filled with school supplies to 150 children of all ages from the surrounding east Gainesville neighborhoods. Local barbers will give free haircuts to kids, just in time for back to school. Read more

Indivisible Gainesville: Ted Yoho Fails With His Vote to Dismantle the ACA

TED YOHO FAILS WITH HIS VOTE TO DISMANTLE THE ACA

Indivisible Gainesville, a local group of nearly 2000 citizens, would like to express our dismay at Congressman Ted Yoho’s vote in favor of dismantling the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This decision will negatively impact millions of Americans. Despite broad constituent disapproval, many of our own members received a form letter from Mr. Yoho explaining his vote. Read more

PRESS RELEASE: INDIVISIBLE GAINESVILLE JOINS THE GAINESVILLE AREA EQUALITY MARCH FOR UNITY AND PRIDE

Gainesville, FL (Wednesday June 7, 2017) – Today, Indivisible Gainesville announces they will join the Gainesville Area Equality March on Sunday, June 11. The event is hosted by the Pride Community Center and other community groups. The march and rally coincides with the National Pride March and marks the one year anniversary of the tragedy at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, which will always be remembered as the deadliest incident of violence against the LGBTQIA community in United States history. Read more

PRESS RELEASE: Indivisible Gainesville Engages Community and Promotes Peaceful Town Hall Message

Indivisible Gainesville Counters the Independent Alligator’s Focus on Violence.

On April 4th, the Independent Alligator published an article about the upcoming town hall with Representative Ted Yoho. Indivisible Gainesville found ourselves shocked and disappointed at the coverage. Not only was the article filled with errors—including the incorrect date for the previous town hall—but also it was inflammatory. Read more

INFORMATION RELEASE: Updates on Yoho Town Hall Event

Time and Location

The town hall will be held March 4, 2017 at 10:00 AM (Countryside Baptist Church – 10926 NW 39th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32606). Gates will open at 8:30 AM and doors will open at 9:00am. However, arriving at that time will not guarantee admission to the event. There is limited parking on church grounds, but overflow parking is available. Florida Highway Patrol will direct traffic and assist with parking. Read more

PRESS RELEASE: After Weeks of Constituent Requests Representative Yoho Finally Agrees to Attend a Town Hall

GAINESVILLE, FL- Persistence pays off for Gainesville residents. After weeks of requests, Representative Ted Yoho (Florida 3rd District) confirms that will attend the town hall scheduled for March 4, 2017 at 10:00 AM (Countryside Baptist Church – 10926 NW 39th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32606).

Since the election of President Trump, many Gainesville residents have gained a new hobby, government participation.  Members of Indivisible Gainesville (a group founded to resist the Republican agenda through employing tactics made popular by the Tea Party), Alachua County Labor Coalition, Women’s March- Gainesville/Ocala, GainesvilleCity of Resistance, and others spent thousands of person hours calling Representative Yoho’s offices daily and protesting his Gainesville office weekly with the singular goal: Get Representative Yoho to Agree to a Town Hall.

Earlier this month, the initial venue withdrew permission to hold the event citing possible security concerns—which caused rumors of cancellation and accusations to the congressman to fly. However, leaders in Gainesville and staffers in the congressman’s office secured a new venue. This town hall is Representative Yoho’s first town hall in Gainesville in the past year.

“Over 1,000 constituents are following Indivisibles’ Facebook event for a town hall with Rep. Ted Yoho.  Over 500 constituents replied they will be attending, these numbers are unprecedented for Gainesville,” said Carrie Webb, Director of Public Relations for the Gainesville Indivisible group.

The Gainesville area is home to the University of Florida and nearly 20% of the population of Florida’s 3rd Congressional District. Yet, Representative Yoho has disproportionately scheduled his visits to other areas within his district—suggesting to some that the republican may not want to hear from constituents in the largely progressive Gainesville area.

Indivisible Gainesville expects that questions asked at the town hall will cover all aspects of the congressman’s voting record, including his recent votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act and disapproving the Stream Protection Rule. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, over 35,000 people receive health insurance from the federal health insurance exchange from the Affordable Care Act in Florida’s 3rd Congressional district. At this time, no data exists for the number of residents in the district that have benefitted from the provisions granted by the act—such as allowing children to remain on a parent’s or guardian’s insurance until the age of 26, which might be particularly relevant to the college and university community.

The Indivisible movement in Gainesville will not end with this event, “Indivisible Gainesville will not ever let the voice of our people go unheard,” said Ms. Webb “Our representatives will be held accountable, this upcoming town hall is just the beginning.”

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