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1/ One year ago today, voters in #CA49 1st protested outside office of Rep. @DarrellIssa

Starting with a few dozen souls, the rallies in Vista CA now average 370 protesters
Every. Single. Week.
For 49 consecutive weeks in 2017❗️
2/ The Issa rallies are believed to be the largest, sustained weekly congressional protests in the nation. Top attendance record: 880 people ❗️
3/ Why CA49❓
👉 @DarrellIssa most vulnerable GOP MoC in nation
👉 Won by half point in 2016; Hillary won district by 8 points
👉 Issa avoids voters, famously viewed protest from roof
👉 Issa voted to take our healthcare 😡
4/ What's in the secret sauce of CA49's success?

🌺 Every week has a fresh theme
🎉 Combines solemn purpose with humor & fun
💪🏽 #Indivisible 49 works in coalition with Dems, labor, progressive & resistance groups
🤗 Rallies welcome all: Bernie Dems, Hillary Dems, Republicans, Independents, Greens & more
Each week, CA49 volunteers:
Choose a theme
Book great speakers
Email invitations
Create props
Build musical playlist
Draft parody sing-along song
Set up trailer stage
Connect sound system
Hang flags & bunting
Deliver themed gift to Issa staff
Promote to media
Each week, CA49 Volunteers:
Sign in every attendee
Mark off parking areas
Rope off sidewalks for safety
Patrol crowd to maintain order
Monitor rally for legal issues
Engage with law enforcement
Photograph & video each rally
8/ By sharing work with a 30+ member volunteer team, the @DarrellIssa rallies run like clockwork
9/ By engaging participants creatively in fight of our lives, @DarrellIssa rallies build a close community of happy resistance warriors
10/ Candidates and supporters are sure to stop by and participate in the protests. All are welcome but they not allowed to speak.
11/ National and local media takes note of the phenomenon in CA49
12/ National leaders like Tom Steyer come to speak, learn and support us
13/ Counter protesters try & fail to disrupt us
14/ Organizers engage rally goers by mixing in off-site actions, like empty chair town halls and overpass messaging
15/ Each week, hundreds return and pledge to continue til @DarrellIssa is out ✊🏼

That's the story behind the biggest weekly congressional protests of the resistance! Please share your lessons learned on sustaining engagement 🙏🏻
#Indivisible 49
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