ACT NOW FOR VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE AND WAR
Every day this administration careens off in a new and terrible direction dragging our focus along with it. But with the start of the new Congress, and with new leadership, there is unfinished business that needs to be readdressed.
- The Violence Against Women Act has not been reauthorized. One in four women in this country experiences domestic violence. VAWA provides vital services to survivors of abuse, such as rape crisis centers and shelters. It’s credited with a 72% decline in partner violence, yet Congress has failed to provide funding with full reauthorization.
- More than 60,000 Yemenis have been killed in the last two years and 14 million Yemeni civilians are on the brink of starvation. It is acknowledged as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. By selling arms and providing military assistance to Saudi Arabia the U.S. is are complicit. This must end. Yet last month when the Senate approved a resolution (SJ Res 54) that would at least end U.S. military involvement in the conflict, House leadership blocked a vote.
Much of our effort in 2018 centered around calling on our leaders to protect human lives and human rights. So much still depends on it.
**ACTION ONE: CALL OUR SENATORS**
SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR SENATORS WYDEN AND MERKLEY:
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [town/city], Oregon [zip code]. I want to urge the Senator to keep refusing to vote on any legislation until the government is open. Once the government reopens, I ask him to act in matters of life and death both at home and in Yemen by 1) ensuring that the Violence Against Women Act (H.R. 6545) is reauthorized and fully funded, 2) lobbying the Senate to again vote and pass The Yemen War Powers Resolution (S.J.Res 54) to withdraw U.S. military assistance from Yemen and 3) to demand an end to arms sales to Saudi Arabia. Thank you.”
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
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**
COMPLICIT GREG WALDEN
DC (202) 225-6730, Medford: (541) 776-4646,
Bend (541) 389-4408, La Grande (541) 624-2400
**ACTION THREE: BE AN ACTIVIST**
Visit the ORD2 Indivisible Event Calendar on a regular basis to keep updated on our local activities. Participate with us as often as you can. Check out the following:
Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Event: Southern Oregon Organizing for Bernie Sanders 2020 – Ashland
January 12 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Event: Women’s March Flash Mob Rehearsal – Ashland
January 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Event: Greg Walden Town Hall Meetings – Grants Pass, Medford, Klamath Falls
January 18: Grants Pass: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Medford: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Klamath Falls @ 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Additional dates and times throughout Oregon Congressional District 2.
Women’s March Southern Oregon – Medford
January 19 @ 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Rogue Indivisible: Grants Pass Womens Wave – Grants Pass
January 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Rogue Indivisible: Women In Politics – Grants Pass
January 19 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Event: The Karen Lovely Band – Post Women’s March Celebration – Ashland
January 19 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
TEACH & GREET Featuring Representative Pam Marsh – Talent
January 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
SUBMIT EVENTS TO BE ADDED TO THE ORD2 INDIVISIBLE EVENT CALENDAR
Help us keep current with our event postings. https://ord2indivisible.org/submit-your-event/