STOP THE HATE
Oregonians are reeling from the horror of recent deadly attacks on Portland public transit spawned by a white supremacist. The world is processing the London attacks. Trump’s tweets are stoking fear. It is time for Congress to take action to end hate and violence. http://nyti.ms/2racytN; http://cnn.it/2qS90gZ.
—On April 4, 2017, the Senate passed S.Res 118 by unanimous consent, a bi-partisan bill condemning hate and directing investigation and prosecution of hate crimes. (https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-resolution/118/text)
—S662 (No Hate Act https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/662/text) and HR 1566 propose meaningful steps against hate (https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/1566/text), including the establishment of statewide hot lines for reporting abuse and the creation of a private right of action for victims of hate crimes. S662, co-sponsored by Sens Wyden and Merkley, has had a hearing in Senate Judiciary. http://bit.ly/2rXLWNO
—HR 1503 (SOLVE Act 2.0) and S608 would revoke the Muslim Ban 2.0 and allow Syrian refugees to enter our country sending a message that the US will stand against hate and persecution. HR 1503: http://bit.ly/2nCUl7P S608: http://bit.ly/2o4Fj6S
Some of our Members of Congress support this legislation – but they can do more. Let’s get the focus back on these bills. Fighting hate at home and opening our doors to refugees will . . .
Help end hate!
**ACTION 1: CALL SENATORS WYDEN AND MERKLEY**
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. I’m concerned about growing hate in our society—from the recent brutal attacks on two women on Portland Public Transportation to the brutal terrorist attacks in London. I’d like to thank the Senator for co-sponsoring the No Hate Act and also urge the Senator to
• Push to move the No Hate Act out of Senate Judiciary and to a vote.
• Push to move the ban on Syrian Refugees out of committee and to a vote
• Take action to honor the Oregon heroes who gave and risked their lives for standing against hate on Portland’s mass transit.”
**ACTION 2: CALL CONGRESSMAN WALDEN**
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. I’m concerned about growing hate in our society—from the recent brutal attacks on two women on Portland Public Transportation to the brutal terrorist attacks in London. I am asking that Congressman Walden take a stand against hate crimes by:
• Supporting the No Hate Act, HR 1566
• Supporting HR 1503
• Taking action to honor the Oregon heroes who gave and risked their lives for standing against hate on Portland’s mass transit.”
Just as important: call, text, and email your friends and family to do the same. “Share” or copy / paste this action!
Portland: (503) 326-3386, DC: (202) 224-3753
Salem: (503) 362-8102, Eugene: (541) 465-6750
Medford: (541) 608-9102, Bend: (541) 318-1298
Pendleton: (541) 278-1129
Portland: (503) 326-7525, DC: (202) 224-5244
Salem: (503) 589-4555, Eugene: (541) 431-0229
Medford: (541) 858-5122, Bend: (541) 330-9142
La Grande: (541) 960-7691
CONGRESSMAN GREG WALDEN
DC (202) 225-6730, Medford: (541) 776-4646,
Bend (541) 389-4408, La Grande (541) 624-2400