Process to Participate
Thank you for your interest in building power and winning elections through Indivisible435! We’re really excited to be developing a program this year to support local Indivisible groups with canvassing, phone banking and volunteer recruitment.
Specifically, we’re going to be using VAN (Voter Activation Network)—a powerful tool used by progressive groups and campaigns across the country to reach out to voters. As a group leader, VAN will give you the ability to set up phone banks online and canvasses through Minivan (an app) that you’ll be able to use with your group to reach out to voters.
To make sure you and your group are set up for success, we have a multi step process to ensure you have sufficient training and support while you become familiar with VAN and voter contact! You can see the full registration and onboarding process below:
Sign up. Complete the registration form so our team can ensure your interests sync up with what we’re able to provide.
Indivisible team reviews your submission. Our Organizing and Political teams will receive your submission right away. Given the number of groups we have, it may take a few days for us to process, but don’t worry—you’ll receive email updates each step of the way. We’ll be double checking that your group:
Has agreed to the principles outlined in the registration form for VAN use.
Is not coordinating with campaigns/the party (Indivisible is going to the be on the Independent Expenditure side this year).
The candidate is consistent with our values.
Request approval. Once our team reviews your submission, we’ll follow up to let you know if your request has been approved! If you made a request for a race that we don’t already have set up, we’ll let you know that it may take a few weeks to get back to you. If you made a request for a race that we already have ready, we’ll let you know about upcoming trainings available.
Attend a training webinar. We’ll be offering weekly training webinars, so once your registration is approved you’ll receive information to sign up. In these webinars our team will cover all the basics to get you started!
*Note: Want someone else from your leadership team to join as well? Great, we’ll just need them to fill out a condensed registration form to confirm they will commit to our principles too.
Receive your VAN account. Once you complete a training, your Indivisible Organizer will be in touch to set up your account within a few days.
Start knocking on doors and making calls! There’s no better way to impact elections and build power than by knocking doors and making calls in your community—have fun and know that we’re here to support your questions and amplify your work. Don’t forget to register your events so we can help you spread the word and tag @indivisibleteam in your tweets so we can amplify your work.