Until the 2020 Election
SECURE OUR ELECTIONS
While keeping up the pressure for impeachment, we must acknowledge Trump could win next year’s presidential election.
A combination of foreign interference including disinformation campaigns and manipulating the count by hacking into voting machines, along with State Republican efforts to suppress the vote, could add enough to Trump’s faithful base to hand him another four years.
As the House moves into the public phase of the impeachment process, our election vulnerabilities are “a national security emergency.”
Experts believe election security can be strengthened by:
- Using paper ballots;
- Requiring audits of election results;
- Replacing easily hacked voting equipment;
- Securing voter databases;
- Imposing sanctions on foreign governments that interfere.
In June, the House passed an election security bill requiring states to provide paper ballots and mandating specific security upgrades. They authorized $600 million for the job. We need the Senate to do the same.
As the Senate works on election security funding, the House must protect our elections and our country with the public phase of the impeachment process – ending in the impeachment and removal of Trump and Pence. We have 363 days to respond to this emergency. If we don’t, on day 364, we could wake up to another four years of Trump.
Push the Impeachment Process Forward!
Secure our Elections!
**ACTION ONE: CALL OUR SENATORS**
SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR SENATORS MERKLEY AND WYDEN:
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [town/city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling because I want to . . .
For Wyden: Thank you for your public support for the impeachment inquiry. Today, I am asking for your help to protect our elections. I strongly support your PAVE Act, and I agree with you that McConnell’s $250 million for election security is a “joke.” Please fight for the targeted $600 million the House passed. And continue to challenge Facebook’s microtargeting, which you brought to our attention.
FOR MERKLEY: Thank you for your public support for the impeachment inquiry. Today, I am asking for your help to protect our elections. I strongly support the PAVE Act and other election security measures. Please fight for the targeted $600 million the House passed. And challenge Facebook’s unethical role in our elections.
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
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
**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 . . .
. . . no matter how strong Greg Walden’s allegiance is to his party and Trump, patriotism demands that he believe our elections must be fair. Also, please tell him to support the impeachment process, as I do.
Through Greg’s actions and inactions, he continues to signal his full support for trumpism, regardless of how much damage Trump is doing to our democracy and to world stability. Know that we are still here and will continue working to flip ORD2 Blue in 2020.
**ACTION THREE: BE AN ACTIVIST**
Visit the ORD2 Indivisible Event Calendar on a regular basis to keep updated on local activities. Participate with us as often as you can. We also encourage you to submit events to be added to the ORD2 Indivisible Event Calendar and help us keep current with our event postings. https://ord2indivisible.org/submit-your-event/
Postcardia! – Wallowa County – Every Tuesday
TODAY, November 5 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Rogue Indivisible at Barnstormers: Quilters – Grants Pass
November 6 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Living With Purpose And Sanity In The Age Of Trump, A Self-Care Class – Medford
November 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
IMPEACH NOW! Gathering & Demonstration – Medford
November 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
ORD2 Indivisible General Meeting – Phoenix
November 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Letters to the Editor Writing Party – Medford
November 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Thanksgiving Postcard Writing Party – Medford
November 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Rogue Indivisible Group Meeting – Grants Pass
November 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Event: Debate Watch Party – Pendleton
November 20 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Democratic Presidential Candidate Debate Watch Party – Medford
November 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
ORD2 Indivisible 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:
P.O. Box 1242, Phoenix, OR 97535
Letter to US Senators, Oct. 31, 2019: “Foreign interference in American elections is a national security emergency.” https://www.issueone.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Letter-to-the-US-Senate_Defend-Americas-Elections.pdf
Washington Post, Oct. 28, 2019: “As Russia makes 2020 play, Democratic campaigns say they are in the dark, and experts fear U.S. elections are vulnerable” https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/as-russia-makes-2020-play-democratic-campaigns-say-they-are-in-the-dark-and-experts-fear-us-elections-are-vulnerable/2019/10/28/71ffb55c-f5eb-11e9-ad8b-85e2aa00b5ce_story.html
New York Times, Sept. 25, 2019L: “$250 Million to Keep Votes Safe? Experts Say Billions Are Needed” https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/25/us/mitch-mcconnell-election-security-bill-.html
Brennan Center for Justice, Oct. 23, 2019: “How to Secure Elections for 2020 and Beyond” https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/how-secure-elections-2020-and-beyond
Senate Select Committee, Oct. 9, 2019: “Russian Active Measure Campaigns and Interterference in the 2016 U.S Election” https://www.intelligence.senate.gov/sites/default/files/documents/Report_Volume2.pdf
Washington Post, Oct. 27, 2019: “Republicans escalate their strategy of voter suppression” https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/republicans-escalate-their-strategy-of-voter-suppression/2019/10/27/69ceef88-f762-11e9-a285-882a8e386a96_story.html
The Hill, Oct. 22, 2019: “Senate Republicans block two election security bills” https://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/466985-senate-republicans-block-two-election-security-bills
Washington Post, Sept. 20, 2019: “The Cybersecurity 202: McConnell’s support for election security funding is just the start of a big fight” https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/the-cybersecurity-202/2019/09/20/the-cybersecurity-202-mcconnell-s-support-for-election-security-funding-is-just-the-start-of-a-big-fight/5d83e2a5602ff1737aef7323/