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Nevertheless, there are more than just Indivisible associated with this circumstance. Various progressive groups are actively taking part in this bigger network. 2 previously released documents provide details about the beginnings of this extensive network of progressive companies. The initial paper, released in 2014 as a component of a thorough examination into the Democracy Alliance by the conservative motion, detailed 21 “core organizations” and an extra 161 “partner and aligned companies” connected with the Democracy Alliance.

The Democracy Alliance has actually been widely known for many years now, as what the left-wing Vox in a 2014 piece explaining the publication of some of these files wrote was at the time: “The closest thing that exists to a ‘left-wing conspiracy’ in the United States.” Vox’s piece kept in mind that George Soros, the left-wing billionaire, among lots of other luminaries on the extreme left, had actually come together throughout the George W. Bush administration as an effort to withstand Bush’s policies and press the Democrat program in Washington. Over the ensuing years, the Democracy Alliance grew and flourished and then, by the time Trump took office in 2017 after 8 years of Democrat President Barack Obama, the Democracy Alliance flew back into action to help lead the “Resistance” against Trump. In fact, a 2017 document that the New York Times’ Ken Vogel published showed essentially an updated and more specific “Resistance Map” of Democracy Alliance organizations– and it is here where Indivisible is first listed. It’s worth noting Indivisible does not appear on the earlier document from 2014, because the group had not yet been founded.

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The 2017 document is much more specific than the 2014 one about the various roles of different leftist organizations. For instance, it says the ACLU and the Brennan Center for Justice, among others, would lead “litigation” against the Trump administration and lists out other broader responsibilities of different groups like “organizing,” “advocacy,” “rapid response,” “corporate and government ethics,” “electoralizing the groundswell,” “mass mobilization,” “storytelling,” and more.

In the segment dedicated to influencing government representatives, Indivisible, a relatively new organization formed in response to Trump’s victory over Clinton in 2016, is featured.

“Perhaps no group epitomizes the differences between the legacy left and the grass-roots resistance like Indivisible,” Vogel’s New York Times piece about the left’s resistance to Trump notes:

Started as a Google document detailing techniques for opposing the Republican agenda under Mr. Trump, the group now has a mostly Washington-based staff of about 40 people, with more than 6,000 volunteer chapters across the country. The national Indivisible hub, which consists of a pair of nonprofit groups, has raised nearly $6 million since its start, primarily through small-dollar donations made through its website.

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The aforementioned Indivisible document, which was established 2016 and discussed by Vogel, contains a captivating section that has caught the attention of Bowman, a conservative activist who conducted research on the left. This particular chapter, titled “How Grassroots Advocacy Worked to Stop President Obama,” can still be found on Indivisible’s website. Within it, the founders of Indivisible elucidate how the Tea Party movement successfully hindered a significant portion of Obama’s plans and express their intent to employ similar strategies to impede Trump’s policies.

Vogel pointed out that Reid Hoffman, a wealthy individual with leftist beliefs, is currently financing author E. Jean Carroll’s legal actions against Trump. Hoffman previously supported GOP presidential candidate Nikki Haley through his contributions to her Super PAC, but stopped after she lost in New Hampshire. Hoffman, along with other donors such as Herbert Sandler, Patricia Bauman, and Leah Hunt-Hendrix, who are connected to Democracy Alliance donors, played a significant role in funding Indivisible during its early stages.

Throughout the Trump presidency, Indivisible and other more radical leftist organizations like it emerged as the leading force on the left, surpassing the more established older groups. These groups took responsibility for both of Trump’s impeachments and utilized the conflicts during his administration to gain an advantage over their competitors on the left, becoming the primary hub for conveying messages. Ezra Levin, the co-founder of Indivisible, stated, in reference to Trump’s second impeachment in early 2021, “Over a year ago, Indivisibles spearheaded the movement to impeach and remove Donald Trump from office, fully aware that he posed an ongoing, existential threat to our democracy and its institutions.”

Vogel’s 2017 report laid out how Indivisible’s leaders would that year be meeting with top Democrat donors like billionaire George Soros to seek funding for their actions. Earlier that year, video emerged thanks to Need to Know Network– a GOP-aligned news aggregation service connected to the Republican opposition research firm America Rising– showing Levin and his Indivisible co-founder Leah Greenberg meeting with top Democrat donors at a Democracy Alliance spring fundraising gathering.