As Indivisible 9th continues growing steadily since its inception two months ago, our members have sorted themselves into working groups that best match their interests, skill set, and the time they have available to spend resisting the Trump agenda. One of these working groups is the Peer Education Team. This group developed out of the interest of its members in learning more about how current political processes work and ways individuals can effectively interact with and influence elected officials.
The Peer Education Team is starting a series of discussion groups in which each participant will read a different article on a relevant topic and share the information with others in the group. Initially, we will focus on issues at the national level, such as immigration/protecting immigrant rights, the administration’s connections to Russia, and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). We are also monitoring the actions of the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC), a group currently collaborating very closely with Republicans in Albany. We would love your suggestions for any articles on topics you would like to bring to the group. (Please email a link or a pdf file to email@example.com.)
The team is also looking for ways to connect with nearby activist groups who are working toward similar goals in order to amplify the work many concerned Brooklynites are stepping up to do. We are currently partnering with Ditmas Civic, a group that has facilitated local Unity Nights since last November’s election, to present Local Politics 101, a primer for anyone interested in learning more about politics on the local level. The event will take place on Saturday, April 1, 2017, from 1:00 to 2:30 pm at Ditmas Junior High School (62), 700 Cortelyou Road. Please join us and encourage students to attend—many will be voting for the first time in 2017 or in the next few years!
Local Politics 101 will include a presentation by Andrew Sloat of New Kings Democrats that will cover
* the basics of state and city politics
* the roles and responsibilities of local elected offices
* how the Brooklyn Democratic Party works
* how these elements interconnect
* ways you can get involved
* and more!
RSVP here. (There is a $2 suggested donation.)
To volunteer with the Peer Education Team, or to indicate other areas of interest, sign up here to join Indivisible 9th.