We did it! We united as a community. We stood up against hate. Our hearts are full of pride and love for the people of Alachua County, Gainesville, and the University of Florida. We thank you for calling and writing in opposition to Richard Spencer speaking in our town. We also thank President W. Kent Fuchs for protecting his students, faculty, staff, and community from the risk of imminent violence. Read more
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PUBLIC STATEMENT: Indivisible Gainesville denounces, in no uncertain terms, all actions and speech by white supremacists—everywhere.
Indivisible Gainesville denounces, in no uncertain terms, all actions and speech by white supremacists—everywhere. The violent actions of the white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia yesterday are horrifying and reprehensible. We speak unequivocally when we say that hate has no place in our country. Our hearts are with yesterday’s victims and our utmost gratitude is with those members of the resistance who came out to show that America will not stand for hate. Read more
CALL TO ACTION: Tell Congressman Yoho to support the American Hope Act of 2017 (HR 3591) and protect DREAMers! Please contact him by calling his DC office at (202)225-5744; his Gainesville office at (352)505-0838; or email him through his website. https://yoho.house.gov/contact.
Here is the backstory: Because of Congressional unwillingness to pass an immigration plan, specifically one that contains a resolution for dealing with children (commonly referred to as DREAMers) who were brought into the United States by undocumented immigrant parents, then-President Obama issued two directives. One directive in 2012 that provided temporary protection from detainment or deportation to those children (the DACA directive) and another in 2014 that applied to undocumented parents of children born in the US (the DAPA directive). Read more
On Friday, July 28, President Donald Trump spoke to a group of law enforcement officials in New York, and, at one point, explicitly encouraged police to manhandle suspects, saying,
[W]hen you see these thugs being thrown into the back of a paddy wagon — you just see them thrown in, rough — I said, please don’t be too nice. Like when you guys put somebody in the car and you’re protecting their head, you know, the way you put their hand over? Like, don’t hit their head and they’ve just killed somebody — don’t hit their head. I said, you can take the hand away, okay? Read more
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
We know all too well how hard it can be to stay engaged and to stay active in the resistance. Burn out is a very real thing. We’ve decided to put a little fun and a little light competition into the mix in the form of a member challenge. Read more
President Trump divulged information to an adversary, Russia. This was intelligence that was intended to be shared only between our closest allies. Trump admitted the action, one that will make those allies less inclined to share highly sensitive material with us going forward and has severely jeopardized ongoing intelligence operations. Read more
“Please look at the document in your coat pocket. First make sure it says “US Constitution.” Then go to Article One, Section Two, Clause Five and read carefully. There it cites your responsibility to initiate impeachment. This responsibility resides solely with the current House of Representatives, not former President Obama.”
Hundreds of people flooded University Avenue to march for science this past weekend. We are so proud that our members were among those numbers. Thank you to everyone who made signs, marched, watched the livestream, and otherwise supported the March for Science in Gainesville. The event demonstrated that Gainesville believes in science, enjoys science, and supports science. Read more
Each day for the past two weeks the Gainesville Sun has published a letter to the editor from one of our members. We can not thank you enough for writing and submitting letters. Gainesville is Representative Ted Yoho’s hometown, and he is still a resident and property owner here. Let’s keep up the hometown pressure on him!
The Town Hall brought up many issues that are critical to our Nation. We must demand an Independent Investigation into Russian involvement in our election and collusion with Trump and top ranking officials. The movement for Impeachment requires consistent pressure or the GOP will not act. Furthermore, Representative Yoho has threatened healthcare, education, the environment, and so many other vital issues.
You have important thoughts on these topics. Please use your concern to fuel your Letters to the Editor.
While writing a letter for the Gainesville Sun might seem insignificant, your letters have a large effect. The number of letters that you have written shows the paper that residents have a significant interest for topics like health care, climate change, and more, which encourages it to increase coverage of those topics. The progressive viewpoint of your letters could move the Gainesville Sun to a position further to the left. Finally, politicians track public opinion. You better believe that Rep. Yoho reads the opinion pages of the local newspaper—as does the staff of Senators Rubio and Nelson.
Please, take the time to challenge the destructive and regressive policies posed by Rep. Yoho, Senator Rubio, and the Republican administration.
Your voice matters. We stand with you.