Texting and Postcards and President Obama

Former President Barack Obama spoke today at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign directly to the students in attendance.   His main message was “Get Out the Vote!”

The president stated “You happen to be coming of age amid backlash to progress.  It did not start with Donald Trump, he is a symptom, not the cause. He is just capitalizing on resentment that politicians have been fanning for years. A fear, an anger that is rooted in our past but is also borne in our enormous upheavals that have taken place in your brief lifetimes.”

View Obama’s speech in its entirety here.

Read the CNN article “10 attacks Obama unleashed on Trump, GOP in midterm speech.”

Texting Workshop Update

This past Wednesday, six members of Indivisible Ferndale met at the home of Kristie and Mark Fellows to learn more about texting as a method to “Get Out the Vote!”  By the end of the session, we were able to connect to a “workflow” (an online campaign to reach voters on a specific topic) and send several texts directly to voters.

As we become more proficient, we will be able to train other members who are interested in reaching out to voters across the state and country and encouraging them to vote in November.

Thank you, Kristie and Mark, for hosting this workshop and leading the training!

View the Texting Workshop slides here.

More postcards to FLIP the HOUSE

Indivisible Ferndale held its first postcard writing workshop over a week ago and have written 250 personal postcards in support of Katie Hill’s campaign to unseat incumbent Republican Stephen Knight in the CA-25 congressional district.  These postcards will be mailed directly to Katie’s campaign and distributed directly to voters on October 1.


Now, we have a NEW challenge!  Indivisible Ferndale has received 500 printed postcards in support of Harley Rouda’s campaign to unseat incumbent Republican Dana Rohrabacher in the CA-48 congressional district.

This postcard writing campaign will be less intensive than our first workshop.  The postcards for Harley Rouda’s campaign are printed on one side.  On the other side, we will have a small area to write a one line personal message and then address the postcard.  For more info on Harley’s campaign, go here.


Our next Postcard Writing Workshop will be:

  • Date: Thursday, September 13
  • Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
  • Location: Barb and John’s home at 1095 Cream Court, Ferndale
  • Feel free to bring wine, beer or a dessert to share.

Together, We are Indivisible!



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