In North Texas, two satellite organizations of a nationwide far-left progressive alliance are targeting federal and local races.
On October 16, Indivisible Grapevine Area Action hosted a phone banking session for Democrat congressional candidate Candace Valenzuela in District 24. Valenzuela is running against Republican Beth Van Duyne, who received endorsements from Texas Right to Life, Texas Home School Coalition, former Gov. Rick Perry, and others.
A day later, IGAA hosted a phone banking session as “part of Project Payback,” an operation focused on “flipping the Senate” by targeting 12 U.S. senators, including U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX). “We’re coming for the seats of the most complicit Trump enablers,” they posted.
After Democrats endorsed Grapevine-Colleyville School Board incumbents Doug Noell, Jorge Rodriguez, and newcomer Coley Canter, IGA offered their support to these candidates as well, hosting a “Meet and Greet” Zoom call on October 5.
True Texas Project has released a list of recommendations—not endorsements—for the GCISD race, in which they recommend Tommy Snyder, Casey Ford, and Cacy Tischer.
Both IGA and IGAA mirror their parent organizations, Indivisible Project and Indivisible Action; the two separate bodies share the goal of “taking regular, iterative, and increasingly complex actions to resist the GOPs agenda, elect local champions, and fight for progressive policies.”
Their strategy involves fostering local groups that operate independently, then “[coordinating] with their fellow local leaders” and national groups as part of an overall nationwide effort to advance leftism at the local, state, and federal levels.
They advocate what they call an “Inside/Outside Strategy,” working within the halls of political power while using activist groups to apply pressure on the outside.
“We show up to advocate for policy wins in off-years and get out the vote in election years,” their website reads.
IGAA recently held a Get Out The Vote event, sending postcards to encourage other “Indivisible” members to vote.
Indivisible’s name stems from its strategy to always be united with and come to the aid of their political allies. “Our opponents depend on a divide and conquer strategy, so we treat an attack on one like an attack on all.”
The Democrat Party and allies like Indivisible are working hard to defeat Trump and turn Texas blue.
Early voting is underway through October 30 for the November 3 election. A full list of True Texas Project’s recommendations this election can be found here.