WHO WE ARE:

Summit Area Residents who aim to preserve the US Constitution, the separation of powers, and individual rights through peaceful and lawful methods. 

OUR MISSION:

To mobilize Summit Area residents to engage, speak out as one “louder” voice and take deliberate actions to honor and preserve our Constitution, our individual liberties, and our democratic stability. We aim to encourage unity through dialogue, fact-based policy making, and free and fair elections for all US citizens. We seek to be active participants in moving the United States of America towards a more perfect union. 

WHAT WE ARE FOR:

Maintaining the US as the beacon of democracy, through security, opportunity, and liberty for all people in the US. We maintain that respect and truth are the basis for a stable democracy.  We affirm the rule of law and free and fair elections for all US citizens regardless of race, creed, political affiliation, education level, or any other potential "difference" as a foundation of our Constitution.  

We stand for inclusion, human rights (women’s, LGBTQ, religious, consumer, etc.), humanitarian immigration policies, public education, accessible and affordable healthcare, protection of Medicare, Social Security, and the dignity of work through opportunities for all, protecting the environment and the planet, as well as the peaceful co-existence with our neighbors and other countries around the world.

WHAT WE ARE AGAINST:

Division, authoritarianism, corruption, racism, hatred, rising societal inequities, manufacturing and manipulation of facts to create “alternate facts” or conspiracy theories, violence, war, corporations above individuals.

OUR MEMBERS:

  • Local and inclusive—from any and all affiliations (political, religious, ethnic, experiences, etc.)—as long as there is alignment with our beliefs and values

  • Will respect and listen

  • Will be well-informed

  • Will be vigilant about fact-based issues and will not propagate misinformation

  • Will be peaceful

  • Will connect with other activist groups or networks, as relevant

 

HOW WE WILL ENGAGE:

  • We will leverage the National Indivisible Guide, as appropriate

  • Will engage with our Congressional Leaders, our state and local leaders, as appropriate

  • Will focus on civic education through fact-based written materials and by hosting events with experts in the field

  • Will keep a pulse of the issues affecting all Americans through fact-based journalism, government based information sites and will do our best to fact-check sources prior to sharing

  • Will identify appropriate actions that are simple, direct and can be activated quickly

  • Will support, defend, and demand free and fair elections at all levels of government

  •  Will support political candidates that align with our values and beliefs

Steering Committee:
Diane Dresdale
Lauren Gonnella
Jeff Naiman
Karen Raihofer
Gloria Ron-Fornes,
 founding organizer
Gio Sce
Andrea Stein
Debra Trisler
Sherri Strauss Williamson
Focus Areas:
Civil Rights
the Economy
Education
the Environment
Foreign Policy
Free Press
Gun Laws
Healthcare
Immigration
Infrastructure
Our Democracy
Voting Rights/Protection
Let us know what issues you're interested in or ways we can promote engagement.

Launched April 2017, updated November 2021