DAYS UNTIL BALLOTS MAILED: 2
DAYS UNTIL BALLOTS DUE: 22
TIME IS RUNNING OUT
WE NEED CLIMATE CHANGE ACTION NOW!
UN scientists struggled last week to warn that the time left to avoid catastrophic climate change could be just 12 years. Hurricane Michael demonstrated the urgency.
Last Thursday, the Gulf of Mexico’s abnormally warm waters supercharged hurricane Michael. First, it devastated parts of the Florida panhandle leaving one survivor saying: “It’s like the end of the world.” The hurricane then plunged into the heart of the south, spawning tornadoes, leaving a half million people without power, billions in damage. The dead are still being pulled from the rubble and rivers north to Virginia. This is our warming world.
Republicans see no reason for concern. Trump declared global warming is a Chinese “hoax” and has worked to dismantle the Obama Administration’s climate advances. Florida’s governor (now running for the Senate) has blocked using the very term in official documents. North Carolina enacted a similar law, then last month Hurricane Florence threatened to submerge the state capital. Science doesn’t care what politicians in denial think.
Advocate for Climate Fighting Ballot Measures!
Fight Trump’s Rollback of Environmental Protections!
**ACTION ONE: CALL OUR SENATORS**
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent and voter from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am very concerned about the future of human life on our planet and especially the burdens being placed on the poor and on our children. We have a short time to act in significant ways to limit the damage from climate change before it becomes a catastrophe. Yet Trump is apparently doing everything he can to rollback and stop efforts to do just that. When the Senator gets back to Congress, I ask that he act to help our planet. In the meantime, I urge the Senator to publicly support ballot measures that would work to help our planet. 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
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
**ACTION TWO: CALL COMPLICIT GREG WALDEN**
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent and voter from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am very concerned about the future of human life on our planet and especially the burdens being placed on the poor and on our children. We have a short time to act in significant ways to limit the damage from climate change before it becomes a catastrophe. Yet Trump—with Greg Walden’s silent approval—is apparently doing everything he can to stop and rollback efforts to do just that. When Mr. Walden gets back to Congress, I ask that he act to put PLANET BEFORE PARTY and get serious about slowing climate change! In the meantime, I urge him to publicly support ballot measures that would work to help our planet. Thank you.”
COMPLICIT GREG WALDEN
DC (202) 225-6730, Medford: (541) 776-4646,
Bend (541) 389-4408, La Grande (541) 624-2400
**ACTION THREE: VOTE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT**
Learn the position of each candidate on the ballot for the upcoming election regarding climate change and the environment. Visit their websites, attend their forums and ask direct questions. For any incumbent, remember that it isn’t what they say but how they vote. Check their voting record!
Greg Walden has a 9% lifetime score voting for conservation. 91% of his votes have been deemed anti-environment by the League of Conservation Voters: http://scorecard.lcv.org/moc/greg-p-walden
**ACTION FOUR: VOTE BLUE DOWN THE ENTIRE BALLOT**
There are numerous actions we each can take leading up to the 2018 midterm election. Visit the ORD2 Indivisible Website Event Calander to learn of a few: https://ord2indivisible.org/calendar/ New events are added regularly.
Jackson County Commissioner Candidate Forum on Environmental Challenges – Medford
TODAY, October 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Event: Amy Thuren Listening Tour – Jacksonville
October 16 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Event: Voters Pamphlet Party – Talent
October 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Event: No Cuts To Care: Vote No On 106 Canvassing – Ashland
October 20 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
To stop Trump and his disastrous policies, we need a new Congress. And in Oregon Congressional District 2, we need to be represented in the US House!