We are community activists working together to make a difference in our community, state and nation. We are the Bluegrass region chapter of the Indivisible Network and work throughout our region and beyond to secure a brighter future.
Many of us woke up the morning after the 2016 presidential election in a state of disbelief, asking ourselves, “How could this happen?” We wondered what kind of country would at least tacitly approve the hateful and dangerous rhetoric espoused in the preceding campaign and where did we fit into this new world?
In association with similarly-motivated networks across the country, BlueGrass Activist Alliance was formed. We are an inclusive assortment of individuals encouraged to secure equity, dignity, and social justice for all Kentuckians, through engagement, education, and activism.
Whether you are currently civically active, were once active and now feel called to dip your toes back in the political water, or whether this is the first time you’ve been moved to make a difference in the world, there is a place for you at BGAA. In the end, we all have one goal in common: to better the lives of central Kentuckians and to be the change we want to see in the world.
When issues arise that fly in the face of inclusion, fairness, and honesty, we make sure our representatives in Washington and in Frankfort know of our opposition. We visit their local offices, we call their staff, we send emails, we mail postcards, we demand town meetings, we organize rallies, we march. In all these ways, we make sure they hear us, and we remind them they serve at our pleasure.
Coordination. Focus. Persistence. These principles are stressed in an online political action guide written by a group of former congressional staffers. Called Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda, the guide shows concerned citizens how to turn the political tables by using the same strategies employed so effectively by the Tea Party movement against the Obama administration. Since its Internet launch in December, the guide has been viewed by over three million users and downloaded two million times. And today almost 6,000 local Indivisible groups—at least two in every Congressional district in the country—are putting its advice into action.action.
Indivisible Bluegrass covers Kentucky’s Sixth Congressional District. Within our district, smaller county groups are forming. We encourage you to support Indivisible groups in your area as well. Groups in your county/region can be an excellent way to grow the movement locally and coordinate efforts for writing postcards, carpooling to events, and other activities.
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