FIGHT RACISM – PROTECT VOTING RIGHTS AND 2020 CENSUS
The lack of funding for the 2020 census is the latest attempt by the GOP to suppress the voting power of minorities.
The House and Senate Appropriations Committees have drastically underfunded the census, which will be devastating http://wapo.st/2uSrBLM.
Minority communities are already under counted in the census. This lack of funding will make it worse. Minorities will be underrepresented in:
• Federal Medicaid funding
• Federal education funding
• Redrawing federal congressional districts
Minority voting rights are under constant attack:
• Republican states have gerrymandered districts strategically drawn to disenfranchise minority voters http://wapo.st/2wrQcXg
• the GOP exploited the rollback of the Voting Rights Act to close hundreds of polling places http://bit.ly/2f9jIGy
• Trump’s election fraud commission is suppressing the vote – especially minority communities http://bit.ly/2ttyuBC
The GOP wants to keep control for the next decade. An underfunded census, the gutted Voting Rights Act, and Trump’s election fraud commission make this possible – at the expense of minority voters.THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS!
The census and the right to vote are bedrock American ideal!
We must fight to guarantee these rights – for all communities!
Congress must fully fund the census, reinstate the voting rights act and disband Trump’s election fraud commission!
**ACTION 1: CALL SENATORS WYDEN AND MERKLEY, AND CONGRESSMAN WALDEN (If you can’t call during business hours, leave a voice mail! It all makes a difference!)**
My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon, zip code [–]. I am OUTRAGED by GOP efforts to suppress voting and underfund the 2020 census! I ask you to do whatever is necessary to fully fund the census, reinstate the voting rights act and disband Trump’s election fraud commission. We must have free and fair elections in which every community can participate. Thank you.”
**ACTION 3: SHARE WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY**
Share this post with friends and family. And help them to call and tell their MoCs to fully fund the census, reinstate the voting rights act and disband Trump’s election fraud commission.
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
DC (202) 225-6730, Medford: (541) 776-4646,
Bend (541) 389-4408, La Grande (541) 624-2400