The last week of August will mark 500 days since Greg Walden has had a town hall anywhere in Oregon Congressional District 2. A lot of Indivisibles have gotten tired of his little secret meetings and have decided to do something about it.

If he won’t bring a town hall to us, we’ve decided to take one to him.

On the weekend of Aug. 24-26, please join us for what we hope is the first and last cross-district “Where’s Walden?” caravan.

 

If you can’t join the full caravan adventure, come to one (or more) of our gathering spots and drive along as far as you can. We anticipate a media presence at each stop.

 

Here is the schedule:

FRIDAY

SATURDAY*

  • *10 a.m. Meet for a “Where’s Walden?” Rally!  *NOTE: Corrected location: “Walden’s Corner”, Bond and GreenwoodCaravan leaves at 11.
  • 1:30 p.m. Arrive in The Dalles and meet Indivisible Columbia Gorge at The Dalles City Park, 707 Union StCaravan leaves at 3:00.
  • 4 p.m. We arrive at the Hood River.  Meet at the Chamber of Commerce, 720 E. Port Marina, for a party and town hall outside Greg Walden’s office. We don’t know if he’ll be there, but Jamie McLeod-Skinner will!
  • Spend the night in Hood River.

SUNDAY, we’ll gather for a little coffee and canvassing before we all head home.

You can drive or ride along for any or all of the route, or just meet us at one of the locations to help us tell Greg Walden that we’re tired of not having town halls, so we’re taking our questions and concerns to him.

Everyone will be responsible for their own gas, food and accommodations. Some Indivisibles have offered homestays. Others are looking for someone to ride with.  (Anyone coming over from Baker City?) Dress up your car if you can. We’ll have t-shirts and “Where’s Walden?” signs available at every stop.

To learn more about available homestays or to make ride-along arrangements, either as a driver or a passenger, or if you have other questions, please send an e-mail to Teresa Safay at contact@ord2indivisible.org or send her a private message via Facebook. Please let us know – soon! — if you plan to be part of the caravan, so our wonderful hosts can get a headcount.

Visit the Event Calendar on the ORD2 Indivisible website for additional details: https://ord2indivisible.org/calendar/


DAYS UNTIL MID-TERM BALLOTS WILL BE MAILED: 55

DAYS UNTIL MID-TERM BALLOTS ARE DUE: 75


GET ICE UNDER CONTROL


ICE does not secure our borders.

ICE is now a tool used to terrorize immigrant communities.  Amidst the racial profiling, destruction of families, and other ICE abuses, there are other insidious tactics being used.

Perhaps the most cynical is luring people to immigration offices under false pretenses, such as assuring that work permits will be extended.  Spouses of U.S. citizens have been arrested at government offices at scheduled interviews seeking legal status.

ICE agents pose as police officers to gain entrance to homes without a warrant.

ICE now routinely arrests people near or even in once restricted sensitive locations such as courthouses, schools, churches and hospitals.

These tactics are inhumane and dangerous.  Our government has created a path for immigrants to follow and ICE is entrapping those who follow it.  People who fear calling the police or appearing in court are easily victimized.

This regime is attempting to bully local law enforcement agencies into cooperating with ICE.  An anti-immigrant hate group has sponsored Oregon Ballot Measure 105 to repeal Oregon’s Sanctuary State law.

Preserve Oregon Sanctuary State Law!

Resist ICE!

Vote NO on Measure 105!


**ACTION ONE: CALL OUR SENATORS**

SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR MERKLEY AND WYDEN:

“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent and voter from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling today to express my outrage about the inhumane tactics used by ICE to terrorize immigrants in our communities.  I ask that the Senator support S. 845, the Protecting Sensitive Locations Act and also push for meaningful and comprehensive reform of ICE.  Thank you.”

SENATOR RON WYDEN 

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
https://www.wyden.senate.gov/contact/

SENATOR JEFF MERKLEY 
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
https://www.merkley.senate.gov/contact/


**ACTION TWO:  CALL COMPLICIT GREG WALDEN!**

“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent and voter from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling today to express my outrage about the inhumane tactics used by ICE to terrorize immigrants in our communities.  I ask that Mr. Walden put PEOPLE BEFORE PARTY and support HR 1815, the Protecting Sensitive Locations Act, but also push for meaningful and comprehensive reform of ICE.  Thank you.”

COMPLICIT GREG WALDEN

DC (202) 225-6730, Medford: (541) 776-4646,
Bend (541) 389-4408, La Grande (541) 624-2400
https://walden.house.gov/contact-greg/email-me

**ACTION THREE: STAND WITH OREGON IMMIGRANTS**

This November, Oregon Measure 105 (formerly IP 22) is on the ballot.  This is an attempt by anti-immigration groups to repeal Oregon’s 30-year-old sanctuary state law.  Commit to vote NO on 105 and make sure all your friends and family do the same.


**ACTION FOUR: LET’S ELECT A NEW CONGRESS TO CHECK TRUMP!

  1. Make sure you and everyone you know is registered to vote: iwillvote.com
  2. Help take back the Senate and adopt a vulnerable blue senator in a red state. Do something every month to help their election. roadto2018.com
  3. Make a plan for the last weekend of midterms: thelastweekend.org
  4. Check out this new resource from Pod Save America: Vote Save America https://votesaveamerica.com/
  5. Watch and share Jamie McLeod-Skinner’s video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVgy4hMroCY
  6. Visit Jamie’s website to learn more and keep up to date: https://jamiefororegon.com/