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!

 

 

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.

June 2020 Monthly Meeting

June 10, 2020, 6:30 p..m. – 8:00 p.m.

Please join us via Zoom on Wednesday, 10 June, 2020, for the Indivisible MDI Monthly Meeting. We will be discussing upcoming electoral activities as well as hearing from Louie Luchini who represents us as a Senator from District 4 in the Maine legislature.

This meeting will be via Zoom, so watch the Indivisible MDI Facebook page or your email for details. If you do not regularly receive Indivisible MDI email messages, and want to attend the meeting (all are welcome!) please send an email to indivisiblemdibh@gmail.com for information on how to join the meeting.

As the meeting is virtual, you will have to bring your own cookies.

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Trumps Legacy

Friday, June 5, 2020, 6:30 p.m. Bar Harbor Village Green

Trump’s Legacy: War, Famine, Pestilence, and Death

The President is visiting Maine and the hard working people at Puritan Medical Products today. But we will not forget: his response to the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in over 109,000 deaths in the US. His response to the state sanctioned murder of Black people has ignited protests across the country. He has militarized our streets and encouraged attacks on news media

Join us to express your righteous anger, sorrow, and distress. Everything this President touches dies, so protect yourself — wear a mask and observe social distancing.

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Justice for George Floyd Vigil

Thursday, May 28, 2020, 7:30 p.m. Virtual and In Person
Please join us for 10 minutes on Thursday, May 28 (suggested time 7:30PM). Stand in a public place alone or with fellow Resisters (6′ apart, no more than 10 in a group) with signs”.facebook.com/hashtag/justiceforgeorgefloyd” target=”blank” rel=”noopener”>#JusticeForGeorgeFloyd, #BlackLivesMatter, End Police Brutality, etc. OR place a candle and a sign “he couldn’t breathe” at your home. Take pictures and add to this Facebook event or email it to indivisiblemdibh@gmail.com with “George Floyd” in the subject line. We will compile and share far and wide.

Please share this announcement far and wide.

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IslandWomensMarch-long

2020 Island Women’s March Saturday, January 18, 1pm on the Bar Harbor Village Green.

Please join us to mark the 100th anniversary of a true Suffrage milestone — the ratification of the 19th amendment granting women the right to vote!

There will be a slate of inspirational speakers as well as an open house across the street at MDI Ice Cream for warming up. A number of organizations will have tables set up so that we can convert our enthusiasm (or anger) into action.

Downeast Climate March 

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Photos by Joie Torsiello

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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 at 6:30 pm on the second Wednesday of every month, at the YWCA MDI in Bar Harbor.  36 Mt. Desert Street, Bar Harbor. A children’s area is available. Please note a schedule change for February and April: Our monthly meetings will be held on February 5 and April 1, 2020 to avoid conflict with the Racial Equity Working Group speaker series.

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

EXTRA CREDIT

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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 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.