SAY “NO” TO BULLYING
DEMAND SENATE PROTECTS OUR RIGHTS
Under Democratic control, the House has passed many bills that safeguard and expand the rights of all Americans, including those who have long been marginalized. We cheered as the House passed laws to defend our elections, guarantee LGBTQ people equal rights, bolster coverage for people with pre-existing conditions, protect us from domestic violence, and require responsible gun safety measures.
But in the Senate, despite overwhelming evidence that Russia attacked the 2016 elections and plans to do so again, Mitch “The Grim Reaper” McConnell has blocked all bills protecting our election system. In fact, acting out his self-described Grim Reaper persona, he is refusing to let ANY House bills be considered by the Senate. Most of the votes allowed are for confirmations of ill-qualified, extreme judicial nominees and executive appointments.
The Senate must stop capitulating to GOP bullying and instead, stand up for the American people.
Any senator can introduce a bill.
51 senators can require it to come to a vote.
And while you’re calling your senators, also call your state legislators to object to the “deal” that ended the short-lived Republican “boycott” designed to deny a quorum and derail the school revenue bill.
Please Make Your Calls!
Your Voice Matters!
**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 am calling because . . .
the Senate has refused to take up ANY of the legislation passed by the House, including bills passed with bipartisan support. Even though you are in the minority, please do everything you can to persuade your Senate colleagues to stop the bullying and to “do their job” to pass legislation that benefits the American people. It takes 51 senators who put country over party.
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’m a constituent from [town/city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling . . .
. . . to demand that Greg Walden put Country Before Party and join Representative Blumenauer, as well as a growing number of his House colleagues, to call for an impeachment inquiry into Trump’s crimes and misconduct. Greg needs to get on the right side of history.
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.
Call to Action: Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Event: Town Hall, Senator Jeff Golden and Representative Kim Wallan – Medford
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Event: US Senator Ron Wyden Town Halls – Douglas County and Coos County
May 25 @ 11:30 am – 5:00 pm
Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Event: US Senator Ron Wyden Town Halls – Brookings
May 26 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Event: US Senator Ron Wyden Town Hall – Grants Pass
May 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Help us keep current with our event postings. https://ord2indivisible.org/submit-your-event/