CALL CONGRESS TO REOPEN THE GOVERNMENT

Today is day 34 of the shutdown.  Congress has a chance to end the suffering of the country and reopen our government.  We must call to make this happen.  

McConnell has agreed to allow two bills to come to Senate floor for procedural votes today.  One is the Trump-McConnell bill which will bring a permanent wall and more anti-immigration policies. The other is a clean continuing resolution, which passed the House, and will reopen and fund the government—but only until February 8th.

By calling, we are not only standing up against racism, but we are also standing up to authoritarianism. If Trump and McConnell’s hostage taking tactics result in a wall, the country will be in a never-ending cycle of government shutdowns that will destroy our democracy.   

Yesterday over 12,000 people participated in Indivisible National’s Call-In Day while thousands more called on their own. Each call to Congress is standing up for democracy.   

And we must do it again today.

Call to end the shutdown.
Call to stop the wall.
Call to end the suffering. 
Call to defend democracy!

Nancy Bardos

ACTION ONE: CALL OUR SENATORS

“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [town/city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling to demand that Sen. [–] 1) support the continuing resolution to reopen the government with no money for the wall, 2) get as many of your GOP colleagues as you can to support the continuing resolution and 3) oppose any deal that provides money for Trump’s racist wall. Thank you.”

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/

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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/


ACTION TWO: CALL COMPLICIT GREG WALDEN

“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [town/city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling because I am deeply concerned that Trump thinks temper tantrums and hostage-taking will get him funding for his wall. Please ask Greg Walden to 1) continue passing legislation aimed at reopening the government with no wall funding, 2) reject Trump’s sham compromise if it passes the Senate. 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


ACTION THREE: CALL CONSTITUENTS IN OTHER STATES TO END THE SHUTDOWN

After you call our Oregon Members of Congress, hop on the phone with this calling tool from Indivisible National.  They will connect you to constituents with key senators for this upcoming continuing resolution vote.  Your calls will help end the shutdown! 

https://act.indivisible.org/signup/end-trumpshutdown/


ACTION FOUR: COMMIT TO CALLING DAILY UNTIL SHUTDOWN ENDS

Calling works and it is CRITICAL to call now and end the shutdown with NO money for the wall. Please commit to calling every day and to getting 5 to 10 of your friends and family to do the same.


ACTION FIVE: BE AN ACTIVIST

Visit the ORD2 Indivisible Event Calendar on a regular basis to keep updated on our local activities.

Teach & Greet: Building Our Bench – Location TBA
February 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
https://ord2indivisible.org/event/teach-greet-building-our-bench-location-tba/


SOURCES:

Trump’s Latest Temper Tantrum and the Showdown over the Wall 

Trump fails to woo democrats 

Trump denies offering amnesty, hits democrats over shutdown, border wall 

Congress to pursue divergent paths to reopening government, but stalemate no closer to resolution 
Senate Republicans all but surrender to Trump on wall despite shutdown’s toll 

Trump’s Phony Compromise Has Now Been Unmasked as a Total Sham