NO TO TRUMP’S RACISM
Trump’s wall has always been a metaphor for his racism. His campaign advisors dreamed it up as a mnemonic device to incite his followers with lies about the so-called “threat” posed by the immigration of people of color. “Build the wall” became code words for his bigotry, which he has repeatedly expressed by:
- Calling African countries “shitholes”
- Calling for a complete ban on Muslims entering the US
- Supporting white supremacists
- Using ethnic slurs and demeaning, false language about racial and ethnic minorities
But all of these lies supporting the wall have finally been debunked.
Trump caused the shutdown by demanding that America build a monument to his racism. Trump’s shutdown, the longest in history, has already:
- Treated 800,000 federal employees, and even more contractors, as pawns, causing terrible financial hardship
- Caused disruptions in air travel
- Stopped FDA inspections of food with high contamination risk
- Put vital services/payments at risk, including those by the IRS, FBI, HUD, SNAP Program and Indian Health Service
- Damaged our economy
No compromise with Trump’s racism and inhumanity!
Reopen the Government!
**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’m calling because I am adamantly opposed to Trump’s racist wall. I thank the Senator for co-sponsoring and voting for the passage of S. 24 (Government Employee Fair Treatment Act of 2019), ensuring that federal employees get back pay. I also ask the Senator to 1) convince more of his Republican colleagues, and Leader McConnell, to end the shutdown and pass the clean spending bills that they supported unanimously just a few weeks ago, and 2) introduce companion legislation to H.R. 339, to provide back pay to federal contractors who have been placed on unpaid leave. 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: 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/
http://time.com/money/5494004/government-shutdown-costs-trump-border-wall/ So Trump should just say that he’s got his wall money and open the USG back up.