Welcome to the website for Indivisible MDI, home of the resistance on Mount Desert Island, Maine.

Indivisible MDI is dedicated to resisting corruption, racism, authoritarianism and their destructive effect on our democracy. We advocate for policies which protect our democracy and promote equity and justice for all.

Members come from every town on the island, and we welcome people who are living here temporarily, or who are here on vacation. Keep your activism muscles in good shape – join us for an event!

 

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EVENTS

 Indivisible  MDI invites you to join us at our monthly meetings and at all our actions. Whether you’re an area resident or from away, we invite you to join us.

August meeting Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 6:30 p.m. YWCA MDI

36 Mount Desert Street, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
Bre Kidman, Democratic primary candidate for the US Senate is our August guest speaker. Hear about the Kidman campaign and Bre’s plan to unseat Sen. Collins.
Children’s play area available. Cookies will be served.

Come, learn, and bring a friend!

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Downeast Climate March 

photos by Yoi Ashida

Photos by Joie Torsiello

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Medicare For All Door to Door Canvass 

Saturday, May 4, 2019    Noon – 3 p.m., Bar Harbor

Click on the link for details and to RSVP

https://actionnetwork.org/events/bar-harbor-medicare-for-all-door-to-door-canvass

Meeting at Chocolatte – 240 Main Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Join us to canvass door to door and talk to residents in our community about Medicare for All! We’ll talk to residents about Medicare for All, ask for their support, and ask them to call their Representative.
This door to door canvass is one of hundreds of events that are happening across the country as activists come together to win Medicare for All. Check out more events and share the map at: https://medicare4all.org/actions/
Thanks for joining us in the fight for health care justice.

 

Racial Equity Working Group Foundational Training in historical and institutional racism workshop with Racial Equity Institute.

Indivisible MDI is pleased to help bring this important training workshop back to MDI. Resisting racism is part of our core mission. This two day workshop helps explore and educate about how “racism shapes the functioning and outcomes of all institutions in America.”  More information about the training, MDI REWG and REI can be found here. Workshop registration information is here.

 

See the PowerPoint talk on MaineCare for All here:MDI INDIVISIBLE

 

REGULAR ACTIONS

#ResistTrumpTuesdays:  Weekly group visit to our Member of Congress offices in Bangor.  Meet at the Town Hill VIS at 9:30 am to carpool.  (The VIS is the fire station at the intersection of the Crooked Road and Rt. 102.)

Indivisible MDI Group meetings are usually 6:30 pm on the second Wednesday of every month, at the YWCA MDI in Bar Harbor.  Our next meeting is on Wednesday, May 8, at 6:30 pm at the YWCA, 36 Mt. Desert Street, Bar Harbor. A children’s area is available.

Postcard-writing at the Jesup Library, Bar Harbor. A mail box and supplies are on a table in the rotunda: complete a postcard about something you want our Members of Congress to hear, and put the postcard back into the box. We will mail it for you.

 

PAST EVENTS

Tell Me the Truth

Join us for a conversation between two friends to examine cross-racial issues. Shay and Debby are riveting. Their chats are unscripted and even they do not know where the conversation will take them.

 

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On Monday, 9/10/2018, we joined with other Indivisible groups in Maine to sponsor ads in the Bangor Daily News and the Portland Press Herald opposing the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Our April meeting featured a presentation by Chris Cayer of MoreVoice.org about Ranked Choice Voting. It is important for everyone to understand that the June 12 election will be using ranked choice voting for primaries AND will include a statewide ballot question about continuing Ranked Choice Voting in the future. Links to information presented at the meeting are below.

 

Ranked Choice Voting Presentation

Ranked Choice Voting Information

Additional information is available from Maine League of Women Voters.

Our April 6, 2018 Candidate Forum featured the four Democratic and two Independent candidates vying to unseat Bruce Poliquin. The entire forum can be seen on the YouTube links below.

Part 1: https://youtu.be/OkH05Dumkpc

Part 2: https://youtu.be/A1uMhDaKzNE

Part 3: https://youtu.be/31qhKSYYbHw

Part 4: https://youtu.be/gskWkTcGTuo

Part 5: https://youtu.be/IoQ3qbCC7ts

Part 6: https://youtu.be/ZJ04Wr9jdK4

 

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Check the “Graphics” page for posters like these that you can print out or use on social media. Credit “Indivisible MDI” on social media.

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Indivisible MDI is an organization of Mount Desert Island residents and friends dedicated to resisting the corruption, racism, and authoritarianism and their destructive effect on our democracy. We advocate for policies which protect our democracy and promote equity and justice for all.

 Our membership includes nearly 1000 people with varying levels of participation. We are organized by a steering committee of volunteers including Amy Roebuck, Anna Durand, Bo Greene, Gail Leiser, Heather Peterson, Jayne Ashworth, Jenn Booher, Jill Weber, and Linda Homer Our email address is indivisiblemdibh@gmail.com.

We have three Facebook pages. Indivisible MDI Events and Publicity is a public page announcing our public events and actions.

We also have two closed group pages: Indivisible MDI is the official page for daily Call to Action postings and other information. Indivisible MDI Member Forum is a safe space for member discussion. Please ask to join the closed groups. You can also follow us on Twitter @Indivisible_MDI.

If you’re not on Facebook but would like to keep up with our daily call-to-action and happenings, email us asking to join our group email list.