PROTECT THE 2020 VOTE
On November 3, 2020, election results could start to repair the harm Trump has inflicted. However, the most important election outcome could be whether voters have confidence in the results.
That may not be easy. Democracy’s disruptors are already working to sway the results.
The foreign disruptors – including Russia and China – are preparing cyber attacks. US intelligence officials acknowledge they cannot prevent them.
An arguably greater threat comes from American disruptors, conservative politicians and their wealthy masters who have perfected voter suppression. Allowing more people to vote is not in the best interest of the Republican Party. They fear grassroots organizations like Indivisible because we . . .
Help #WeThePeople VOTE!
Senate leader Mitch McConnell admitted as much this week when he opposed making Election Day a national holiday. McConnell didn’t argue the holiday would increase the number of voters. Instead, he said the move was a “power grab” by Democrats.
House Democrats just introduced a sweeping plan—HR 1— to protect democracy. Among other things, the bill would strengthen and expand voting access, and protect the election infrastructure. McConnell blasted that too.
Still complicit in his silence, and not upholding his oath of office to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”
Make Your Calls!
Hold Walden Accountable!
Demand HR1 Protections!
**ACTION ONE: CALL OUR SENATORS**
SAMPLE SCRIPT for WYDEN and MERKLEY: “My name is [–] and I live in [town/city], [zip code]. I am calling to express my concern that the 2020 election results might not be valid. In addition to your support for paper ballots, I would urge you to support greater voter access, to expose the dark money driving the races, to outlaw voter suppression, to strengthen the vote counting machinery of elections, and to otherwise support the components of HR 1. 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**
SAMPLE SCRIPT for WALDEN: “My name is [–] and I live in [town/city], [zip code]. I am calling to express my concern that the 2020 election results might not be valid. Does Greg Walden support the Republican voter suppression effort? Will Greg Walden speak out against McConnell’s anti-democratic rhetoric?
In addition, will he support paper ballots and greater voter access, expose the dark money driving the races, strengthen the vote counting machinery of our elections, and otherwise support the components of HR 1? I’m afraid Greg is a Republican loyalist who puts his party before country and has failed to uphold his oath of office. Will he prove me wrong with his ACTIONS? I sincerely hope so, because we need patriots representing us, not smooth-talking politicians. Thank you.”
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: Clean Energy Lobby Day – Salem
February 6 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Event: Rogue Valley Climate Bash – Ashland
February 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Teach & Greet: Building Our Bench – Talent Community Center
February 17 @ 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/
Politico 1/29/19: “Intelligence heads warn of more aggressive election meddling in 2020” https://www.politico.com/story/2019/01/29/dan-coats-2020-election-foreign-interference-1126077
PBS News Hour 1/29/19: “North Korea, ISIS, Iran and election interference top U.S. intelligence community concerns.” https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/north-korea-isis-iran-and-election-interference-top-u-s-intelligence-community-concerns
MSNBC 1/31/19: “McConnell says a little too much in his case against an election holiday” http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/mcconnell-says-little-too-much-his-case-against-election-holiday
NY Times 12/17/18: “Russian 2016 Influence Operation Targeted African-Americans on Social Media” https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/17/us/politics/russia-2016-influence-campaign.html?module=inline
Washington Post 1/17/19: “Mitch McConnell: Behold the Democrat Politician Protection Act” https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/call-hr-1-what-it-is-the-democrat-politician-protection-act/2019/01/17/dcc957be-19cb-11e9-9ebf-c5fed1b7a081_story.html?utm_term=.4304098a7768