“If they succeed, or even half succeed,
the Tea Party’s most important legacy
may be organizational, not political.”

– Jonathan Rauch

The Indivisible Guide was developed by former congressional staffers who witnessed the rise of the Tea Party.  It is based on the advocacy tactics that the Tea Party used to take on the president and the majority that the Democrats had in Congress.  The staffers saw them organize locally and convince their Members of Congress to reject any of President Obama’s agendas.  They developed the Indivisible Guide to describe how we can use the Tea Party tactics against the far right and Trump agendas.

The following paragraph is the Indivisible Guide’s explanation of why, at this moment in time, it is important to focus on a defensive strategy instead of an offensive strategy:

You may not like the idea of being purely defensive; we certainly don’t.  As progressives, our natural inclination is to talk about the things we’re for – a clean climate, economic justice, health care for all, racial equality, gender and sexual equality, and peace and human rights.  These are the things that move us.  But the hard truth of the next four years is that we’re not going to set the agenda; Trump and congressional Republicans will, and we’ll have to respond.  The best way to stand up for the progressive values and policies we cherish is to stand together, indivisible – to treat an attack on one as an attack on all”Indivisible Guide

“We need in every bay and community a group of angelic troublemakers.”
– Bayard Rustin