I joined Indivisible because there was no other option. Silence in the face of hatred is acceptance; I was not going to be a passive participant. Indivisible created a forum where we could each contribute our skills to a cause greater than ourselves.
After watching the events leading up to the 2016 election resulting in the election of our disastrous 45th President of the United States, I was horrified at this outcome. I have watched the deterioration of the Republican party for the last 30 years or more, promoting false information, hate speech, and propaganda to influence their supporters.
After the 2016 election I felt angry, scared, and paralyzed by the pervasive sexism and bigotry that had been revealed in our populace. A couple of weeks later I attended my first protest; a joyous and cathartic experience that galvanized me to do more, to become a fully active participant in our democracy.
I was blindsided and devastated by the 2016 election. I felt hopeless for months - I couldn't find my "fight." On a Thursday, soon after the Women's March, a coworker texted me a TV interview with a group named Indivisible. On Saturday, I joined the 1st SD airport protest and saw it grow from 30 people at the start to 300 people.