THE MOVEMENT BUILDERS
When Donald Trump was elected president in the fall of 2016, three former congressional staffers decided they couldn’t sit idly by. Ezra Levin, Leah Greenberg, and Angel Padilla, with their collective insider knowledge of congressional politics, wanted to create an open-source manual for mobilizing effective grassroots resistance.
What started out as a collaborative outline on a Google doc quickly became The Indivisible Guide: a comprehensive how-to on how to organize communities to influence local politicians. It has been downloaded and viewed millions of times, and thousands of local chapters formed in response to its release.
A year later, The Invisible Project, continues to mobilize communities across the country on a diverse range of issues.
Ezra Levin, the Executive Director of The Indivisible Project, is one of the three co-authors of the Indivisible Guide. Prior to his position at the helm of Indivisible, Levin was the Associate Director of anti-poverty nonprofit Corporation for Enterprise Development. He worked for Congressman Lloyd Doggett as his Deputy Policy Director during 2008-2011. He holds a Master’s degree in Public Affairs/Domestic Policy from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs.
Leah Greenberg is the Chief Strategy Officer of The Indivisible Project and Co-Author of The Indivisible Guide. Previously, Greenberg was the policy director and congressional staffer for the gubernatorial campaign of Virginia Democrat Tom Perriello. Greenberg also worked to combat human trafficking with a foundation called Humanity United and at the State Department.
Greenberg and Levin have been married since 2015.
Angel Padilla is the Policy Director of The Indivisible Project and Co-Author of The Indivisible Guide. He also works as a Health Policy Analyst at The National Immigration Law Center. Padilla sparked a friendship with Ezra Levin during his time at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs.
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