Until the 2020 Election
As we move into the public phase of impeachment, keep standing up for our neighbors and friends. This week DACA is before the Supreme Court and the budget is being written. We ask our Members of Congress to keep using the bully pulpit to advocate for DACA recipients and to put guard rails on federal immigration agencies in the continuing budget resolution.
1) Prohibit additional money for CBP or ICE and prohibit inter-agency transfers.
- ICE and CBP are having trouble spending the increased funds they already have
- They are using funds for cruel, illegal tactics to keep brown and black people out of the United States
2) Seek prohibitions against fee increases proposed by US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS).
- New citizenship fees would go up 60 percent, from $725 to $1,170
- DACA applications would cost $765 instead of $495
- The US would become one of only four countries that charge asylum seekers to get into the country and to work here
- New fees would cover the $207 million transfer to ICE—exactly the kind of intra-agency transfers we want Congress to stop
Stand Up for Immigrants!
Reign In CBP and ICE!
**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 support the impeachment process. Meanwhile, I am worried that the continuing resolution will be used to pass anti-immigration policies. Please oppose any increase in fees for immigration services, including DACA, and make sure the budget has no additional money and no inter-agency transfers for CBP or ICE. I’d rather see reduced funding for these agencies.
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 . . .
. . . to tell you that I think Republicans are tarred by their support for Trump’s racist immigration policies. Please change that narrative when the short-term continuing resolution is considered. Vote against any increase in fees for immigration services, including DACA, and make sure the budget has no additional money or inter-agency transfers for CBP or ICE. I’d prefer that funding is reduced for these agencies.
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
TODAY: November 12 and Every Tuesday @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
IMPEACH NOW! Gathering & Demonstration – Medford
November 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 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. Click on the image below to donate.
To make a donation by check, please make the check payable to ORD2 Indivisible and mail to:
P.O. Box 1242, Phoenix, OR 97535