A politically charged atmosphere and a spirit of activism following the 2016 presidential election have contributed to remarkable growth of We Stand Together, a new grass roots organizing group. The group began with a November gathering in Waban Park, and has grown through weekly meetings and activism since, according to spokesman Irene Bright-Dumm.

On Sunday, Feb. 5, We Stand Together will host newly elected state Sen. Julian Cyr and state Rep. Dylan Fernandes in a “conversation on policy” at the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center. Because a large turnout is expected, We Stand Together moved the event from its regular meeting place at the West Tisbury Library.

The session is scheduled for 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Hebrew Center. There will be a Portuguese translator at the event. It will also be live streamed in English on the We Stand Together Facebook page, and in Portuguese on the Brazukada Facebook page.

Ms. Bright Dumm said the genesis of We Stand Together was a few parents talking about how to channel their energy.

“The first couple of meetings were just big brainstorming sessions,” she said. “We’re functioning under the assumption that we all have resources to support each other.”

At a recent meeting, more than 100 people showed up, more than triple the number of people who usually attend. The growth has put a strain on organizers.

“It’s the best kind of problem to have,” Ms. Bright-Dumm said. “I’d rather get more info to more people than look around and wonder why doesn’t anyone care. We’re in a confusing time. It seems to me people are interested in finding ways of becoming more engaged on a local level, and developing a better understanding of what civic engagement is, and how to support things they care about.”

The group has a committee that issues daily calls to action about how to register opinions with elected officials on current political issues, and others that focus on environmental issues. Recently the group organized efforts to attend the Women’s March on Washington, and sister marches closer to home.

Senator Cyr said he is encouraged by the strength of the grass roots effort.

“This, for me, is one of the real bright spots in a real turbulent time,” he said. “What do we do in this moment of national turbulence and some pretty scary things coming out of Washington, D.C.? Grass roots organizing works, door to door, neighbor to neighbor. So much of the progress from this is going to come from the local level.”