Announcing our 2020 fundraising campaign!

As we approach what will be the most important election of our lifetimes, ORD2 Indivisible wants to be in a secure financial position to help engage as many voters in our district in the election process as possible. To accomplish this goal we are conducting the ORD2 Indivisible 2020 fundraising campaign.

The next 20 people who donate $20 (or more) will receive a prize!

Please make an online donation by clicking on the 2020 image below:

To make a donation by check, please make the check payable to ORD2 Indivisible and mail to:
ORD2 Indivisible
P.O. Box 1242, Phoenix, OR 97535


CONGRESS MUST ACT TO PROTECT CHILDREN AT THE BORDER


Profiteering, mismanagement, and this administration’s deliberate actions are responsible for human rights abuses that are traumatizing and killing children in detention facilities.

 In our country. On our watch. 

After long, difficult journeys to the border, migrant children are particularly vulnerable both physically and psychologically.   

Thousands of them are being held in overcrowded, unsanitary facilities where they are susceptible to infection and sepsis. They have poor access to medical care and necessary medications are routinely confiscated. An internal memo called the ICE health service “severely dysfunctional.” Six children have died in the last six months. 

Simply being incarcerated is known to cause tremendous psychological trauma in children from which they may never recover. They suffer from constant anxiety and emotional isolation. Some have resorted to self-harm and some have attempted suicide. 

Up until now, at least these children had school and recreational periods, a reprieve of studying English and playing soccer. But the Trump administration has withdrawn all funding for education, recreation, and legal aid for minors in federal custody.

This is a violation of the Flores agreement.

These are kids held in prison camp conditions and not allowed to be children.

And they cannot advocate for themselves. 

Congress can.


**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 . . .

children should not be dying in federal custody. They should not be psychologically traumatized by our government because of their immigration status. Trump’s recent order to strip funding for education, recreation, and legal aid for minors in federal custody violates the Flores agreement. It also highlights this administration’s disregard for human rights.  I am asking the Senator to demand an end to human rights abuses at the border and to demand an alternative to the imprisonment of migrant children.

Thank you.”

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/

 

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/


**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 because . . .

I want to thank Greg Walden for his recent stand against the separation and mistreatment of children at our border.  Children should not be dying in federal custody. They should not be psychologically traumatized by our government because of their immigration status. I am asking the Representative to continue to stand up for children and demand an alternative to the imprisonment of migrant children. And to stand up for their families and demand an end to all human rights abuses at the border. 

Through Greg’s actions and inactions, he appears to fully support Trump, regardless of how much damage Trump is doing to our democracy and to world stability. Know that we are still here, that we will be working to flip his seat BLUE — #2020StartsNow!

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-me

 


**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.

Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Event: Town Hall with Jeff Golden and Pam Marsh – Ashland
TOMORROW, June 8 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
https://ord2indivisible.org/event/non-ord2-indivisible-sponsored-event-town-hall-with-jeff-golden-and-pam-marsh-ashland/

Impeachment Rally – Ashland
June 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
https://ord2indivisible.org/event/impeachment-rally-ashland/

Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Event: Jackson County Public Health Forum – Medford
June 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
https://ord2indivisible.org/event/non-ord2-indivisible-sponsored-event-jackson-county-public-health-forum-medford/
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/