Indivisible Windward

Chapter Leads: Keith, Lawrence

Our purpose in organizing is to help our statewide Blue Wave effort to elect Democrats in swing states like Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Arizona, Georgia, etc. Besides the presidency, we focus on U.S. Senate and House races to build Democratic majorities. We also participate in state legislative, governor, state court races and referendums on topics like abortion access. We write post cards, text bank, and phone bank to accomplish these goals.

In addition, we influence local Hawaii legislation and politicians for the Issues (see tab) we care about.

History:

On Nov 9, 2016, the day after Trump was elected, we started organizing. On that day, Trump Free Zone group on Facebook was started (now renamed Post-Trump Activists). That weekend, we joined Young Progressive Democrats of America, among 1000 people to protest from the Zoo to Ft. DeRussy. 

That next January 2017, Indivisible Hawaii was started with many Windward members. On the Windward side, we met in people’s homes, coffee shops, Whole Foods outdoors, etc. We protested at the state capitol for the January 21, 2017 Women’s March.

We attend Town Halls and visit offices of our members of Congress.

We began postcarding and phone banking for Democrats in special elections, and the midterm elections in 2018.

In 2019, we met weekly at a local store, with sometimes 20 members, to write postcards to get Democrats elected to the Virginia legislature in 2019.

In December 2019, Indivisible Windward had a formal organizing meeting at the Recreation Center meeting rooms and registered with Indivisible National.

Later in December, we had our first protest on the occasion of the 1st Trump impeachment at the intersection of Kalanianaole Hwy and Kailua Rd near Castle Adventist Hospital with 100 participants which included some visiting members of Indivisible National.

We continued to meet at Down To Earth to postcard to swing states, until the Covid pandemic hit in 2020 and then continued individually from home.

A group of us took up text banking for Democrats in swing states. In 2020, we began regularly texting with Pennsylvania Dems, Arizona Dems, Wisconsin Dems, as well as S and N Carolina, Iowa, Texas and outside organizations like Field Team 6. 

In 2022, we trained more Hawaii residents to textbank and integrated ourselves into the swing state party text banks. With the help of PA Dems we held an exclusive training session. 

Postcarding also continued with people individually and also meeting at the beach park. 

In 2023, we did more texting for special elections like the Ohio state supreme court election and referendum to make abortion access a state constitutional right in Ohio.

We also volunteer with National Popular Vote Interstate Compact to get that law passed in more states and make the president elected by popular vote within the framework of the Electoral College. It has passed in Hawaii and other states totaling 205 Electors with a goal of 270. Activities include text banking and phone calling to likely supporters to push their legislators. Minnesota passed it in 2023.

For 2024, we have our sights set on key Electoral College states and the major US Senate races and House races to keep and retake majorities. 

Also, we see key state legislature majority tipping point races like Arizona and Pennsylvania and governorships like N Carolina and New Hampshire.

We are raring to go in 2024!!!

Social media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61553844745354
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/indwind808/
Threads: https://www.threads.net/@indwind808
Slack: Email to IndWind808@gmail.com to request invitation

Partner organizations: 

Our group is also a registered member of Swing Left. Joint text bank training with Oahu County Democrats.

Chapter leads: Keith, Lawrence

Contact: IndWind808@gmail.com