For those new to NH’s active resistance, download the guide located here: Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda.
Become Part of Active Resistance
We are looking for New Hampshire residents sympathetic to our views who want to be active and participate in Indivisible’s activities. No prior political experience is needed.
How We Actively Resist
ENGAGING OUR MEMBERS OF Congress
When necessary we engage our members of Congress through phone calls, letters, or emails. We use these tools to voice our opinion on matters important to ourselves and to the movement.
We’ll have a shared calendar that tracks the whereabouts of NH House Representatives and Senators. They do not post their schedules on their websites or social media, so we will need to make regular phone calls to find out the date of the next Town Hall or other public event.
We will coordinate which sound bites to emphasize at each event, making sure to stay laser-focused on a single issue so our message doesn’t get muddled. Beyond that, we will follow the playbook in the original Indivisible doc.
It turns out our representatives care deeply about what local papers say about them. So we need to praise good political reporting and be very vocal when the media is dishonest.
How do we do this? By writing old-fashioned letters to the editor, plus coordinating social media trolling. Whether complaining or praising, always identify yourself as a constituent in the subject’s district.
How We Persuade
Our messaging will be designed to appeal to our representatives’ common sense, patriotism, or at least to their self-interest. If we act hysterical, or seem unfocused, our message loses its power.
How We Stay Safe
We use secure channels to coordinate our activities. And no member should feel that active resistance, whether in person or online, makes them feel unsafe.
We’ll need to strike a balance between security and the need to put real constituents–not anonymous social media accounts–in front of our representatives. Anyone comfortable using their real names should do so, but please be careful.