Island Activist Group Forms

Written by Main Street WIRE. Posted in Volume 37, Issue 11 - February 18, 2017

Indivisible Roosevelt Island (IRI) is a newly formed Island organization that is part of a nationwide network to resist the Trump agenda.


So far, over 6,000 local groups have registered at, a tactical guide, and now website, created by former congressional staffers.

Our common goal is to stop the Trump agenda by creating congressional pressure via an array of possible actions like phone-calls, post cards, demonstrations, showing up at Town Hall meetings, visits to the offices of politicians, and more.

It is in times like these that the media becomes an important vehicle for change and citizen involvement, and so The Main Street WIRE has joined forces with IRI to provide information and an outlet for those who are seeking to participate in civic action. This column is the first in a series.

The first IRI meeting took place on Feb 9, with 35 participants showing up despite the blizzard. The next meeting will be announced in this column and via the group’s email list, as well as on The Main Street WIRE Facebook and Twitter accounts.

For now, we leave you with some basic information about resistance activities:

Rally – Not My President, President’s Day (Feb. 20), 9am -1pm at Trump Tower, 725 Fifth Ave. Info. and RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Indivisible New York Town Hall – Wednesday, Feb. 22, 7-10pm. Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street.

NYC Protest – To receive a lists of upcoming local protests:, go to

5 Calls a Day – This site provides recommendations for particular issues based on your ZIP code, as well as the actual phone numbers to call:

Petition – You can show that you support our City’s protection of immigrants and refugees. Sign the SanctuaryNYC petition at

Finally, if you believe in the power of the people and want to help stop nominations, legislation, executive orders, and actions of the current administration, join us! Please email Jennifer Dunning at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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