Due primarily to the global coronavirus pandemic; the uncertain timeline for state health authorities to resume large gatherings; the unknown availability of participants and essential business services who may still be struggling to recover from the associated economic downturn and many other factors, some known, some unknown; all beyond our control, the Indivisible Vashon leadership team has regrettably decided to cancel the August 8, 2020, Unity Rally.
While we will still consider the possibility of a unity celebration following the Democratic National Convention, a much smaller event, if one occurs, is now certain.
We continue to seek and inspire unity among progressives so that a more capable leader will be elected to the White House, the US Senate will change to Democratic control and the US House will remain in the hands of leaders who share our values. Like so many others, our focus will now shift to online advocacy to secure these outcomes.
We appreciate the interest and excitement in the Unity Rally shared by so many individuals and groups. The contributions that have been made, to date, are very much appreciated. Sadly, while we are canceling this event, we encourage all those who hoped to participate to stay in touch and stay engaged.
We will be sharing information about how we can continue to work towards the future we want in this country. Meanwhile, stay safe and we’ll continue our collective efforts together, if not in person.
— Indivisible Vashon Leadership team members Kevin Jones, Marie Browne, Suzanne Greenberg, Noah Roselander, Debby Jackson, Susie Murphy, and Melvin Mackey