PROTECT OUR CIVIL RIGHTS
With Congress returning to DC next week, we at ORD2 – Indivisible are presenting our “We the People” agenda. Each day this week, we will communicate a top priority to our Members of Congress (MoCs), and ask them to fight for it in September. Monday was healthcare. Today it’s civil rights.
The President is stoking the fires of racist violence on one hand and providing cover for voter suppression on the other. Congress must immediately counteract the President’s strategy for pitting groups against one another:
• Censure the President for sympathizing with Nazis, white nationalists and militias, and for denigrating the rule of law by pardoning Sheriff Joe Arpaio http://bit.ly/2wj1bjX.
• End Trump’s election commission. By stoking “zombie” claims of voter fraud http://wapo.st/2vyPyEi the commission seeks to justify measures that suppress voting by minorities, students, the elderly and people with disabilities http://wapo.st/2vmffvB.
• Restore protections in the Voting Rights Act that were gutted by the Supreme Court. It’s possible that the 2016 election was tilted by voter suppression, not voter fraud. Congress needs to strengthen the Voting Rights Act.
Let’s keep our eyes on the prize. Ask our MoCs to . . .
Stand up for equal rights, the rule of law and stronger civil rights protections!
**ACTION 1: CALL SENATORS WYDEN AND MERKLEY, AND CONGRESSMAN WALDEN**
(Leave a message if you can’t get through.)
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [ZIP code]. I am calling to ask [Senator — / Congressman –] to fight for civil rights when Congress returns from its break. Three actions that would go a long way are: 1) Censure the President for fanning the flames of racism after Charlottesville and denigrating the rule of law by pardoning Arpaio. 2) Defund Trump’s so-called election commission that is only encouraging more voter suppression. 3) Strengthen the Voting Rights Act. Thank you.”
**ACTION 2: CONTACT FRIENDS IN RED DISTRICTS
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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