Call to Action: January 9, 2018





Before we get to our national CTA for today, a Rogue Valley reminder: Please come to our Yes on 101—Yes for Healthcare rally in Medford today! Details in Action 1 below.

Meanwhile, back in DC . . .

While Republicans were passing a tax bill that creates a $1.5 trillion debt by favoring corporate over middle class tax cuts, they left DREAMers, sick children and disaster victims behind. Congress has another chance to help these vulnerable populations when the next continuing resolution comes up for a vote. We must secure “clean” protection for Dreamers and permanent funding for CHIP, community health centers, and natural disaster victims.

Helping children and disaster victim is the right thing to do. The continuing resolution debate shows the crystal clear difference between Democrats and Republicans. Trump and the GOP want $18 billion of tax payer money to build a border wall. Democrats want to help DREAMers, who could add $100 billion to our economy over the next five years, and help 9 million children keep their healthcare.

If the Government shuts down because Republicans refuse to vote for these measures, their values will be clearcorporations over children, donors over disaster victims, building a wall over building our country’s future.

We insist that our MoCs and the Democratic Party’s leadership . . . 


Protect the most vulnerable—starting with their vote on the next continuing resolution.

**ACTION 1: Today is the day! 

Join us as we rally at Vogel Plaza in Medford at noon in support of Oregon Ballot Measure 101.

Children, seniors and people with disabilities, Oregon’s most vulnerable citizens deserve access to health care!  Passage of this ballot measure means:

350,000 retain health insurance
Every Oregon child gets health care
Funding for rural hospitals gets protected
Current Oregon law continues
$673 Million for health care will be raised
$1.8 Billion Federal match will be secured
Monies are dedicated to health care by law

Additionally, nearly all entities paying the assessment support the measure AND currently 49 states successfully use this method.

**ACTION 2: Call Congressman Walden and both Senators**
(Leave a message if you can’t get through.)

SAMPLE SCRIPT for Congressman Walden: 
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. Soon the Congressman will be voting on a continuing budget resolution. Once again, I am demanding that he put people before party and to think about his constituents—not his donors—when he takes these votes. I implore him to vote “yes” on the next continuing resolution ONLY if contains a Clean DREAM Act, permanent CHIP funding and adequate disaster relief. It is his moral obligation to provide for all Americans, not just the 1% who are funding the GOP’s mission to deconstruct social justice in America. Thank you.”

SAMPLE SCRIPT for Senators Merkley and Wyden:
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I want to thank the Senator for voting “no” on the last continuing budget resolution. Soon he will be voting on another one. I implore him to vote “yes” on the next continuing resolution ONLY if it has a Clean DREAM Act, permanent CHIP funding and adequate disaster relief. And I expect him to take our concerns to the Democratic leadership and pressure them to get their caucus to stand with you for what is right. Thank you.”

**ACTION 3: Share with Friends and Family**

Share this post with friends and family. Help them leave messages for their Congressional delegation about protecting/funding a clean DREAM Act, CHIP, community healthcare and disaster relief in the next continuing budget resolution and about pressuring the Democratic leadership to get their caucus to take a stand for what’s right.

DC (202) 225-6730, Medford: (541) 776-4646,
Bend (541) 389-4408, La Grande (541) 624-2400

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