Until the November 3rd Election
TRUMP CONTINUES TO ASSAULT OUR MOST VULNERABLE CITIZENS
(Note: Throwback Thursdays actions attempt to shift the focus from the Trump outrage of the moment and remind us that the brutality imposed by his policies is ongoing.)
Last week, Donald Trump nestled comfortably among billionaires and corporate heads in Davos. Switzerland. From there he announced that he would be open to making cuts to Social Security and Medicare, earned benefits that are vital to millions of elderly and disabled Americans. It was no surprise; attempting to gut programs that serve the most vulnerable among us has been a cornerstone of this administration.
Our social safety net has been in danger from the moment Trump took office when he began dismantling the Affordable Care Act. There have been endless attacks on life-sustaining programs like Medicaid and food assistance. Newly proposed rule changes to Social Security Disability Insurance would make maintaining eligibility more difficult for older workers and people suffering from mental health conditions.
The GOP has always wanted to cut Social Security and Medicare, or privatize them for profit. Another term for Trump would open the door. Call on your members of Congress to protect our most vulnerable neighbors now.
Protect Our Safety Net!
Save Social Security and Medicare!
Healthcare for ALL!
**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 today. . .
. . . to ask the Senator to fight against this administration’s attacks on our social safety net. Proposed cuts and changes to Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security and Social Security Disability Insurance designed to reduce or deny benefits are a danger to our most vulnerable neighbors and must be stopped.
Please also ask him to continue his fight for a full, transparent impeachment trial that includes all relevant witnesses and documents.
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 today . . .
. . . to remind Greg Walden that I will never stop asking him to put people and country before party! If he thinks trumpism is the right way to run the American government, he has truly sold us out and betrayed his oath of office.
Please tell Greg that I want him to fight against this administration’s attacks on our social safety net. Proposed cuts and changes to Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security and Social Security Disability Insurance designed to reduce or deny benefits are a danger to our most vulnerable neighbors and must be stopped.
Please also tell him I expect that he fight for a full, transparent impeachment trial that includes all relevant witnesses and documents.
Even after announcing his retirement, Greg 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/
Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Event: Town Hall With Oregon State Representative Pam Marsh – Ashland
February 1 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Postcards For The Planet – Medford
February 1 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Event: Siskiyou FilmFest – Grants Pass
February 9 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
ORD2 Indivisible General Meeting – Phoenix
February 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Event: Oregon Climate Emergency Day of Action – Salem
February 11 @ 7:30 am – 5:00 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
ORD2 Indivisible is partnering with Jobs With Justice Southern Oregon and Washington Federal Bank to gather warm adult clothing for the homeless. We are also asking for tarps, throw blankets and sleeping bags.