232
Days

Until the November 3rd Election


Special Note:

The ORD2 Steering Committee is forming a COVID-19 Action Team to aid any of our group who need help with getting food, household supplies, medications, etc. If you’d like to join this team, or if you need help, please contact us at: contact@ord2indivisible.org. Thank You!


CONGRESS: KEEP ACTING ON PANDEMIC’S ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES


Americans support each other in times of crisis. The House has taken the leadership role and given us some tools through the Families First Coronavirus Response Act—free COVID-19 testing, 2-week paid sick leave, up to 3 months paid family and medical leave, expanded unemployment insurance, strengthened food assistance and increased Medicaid support. Now it’s time for the Senate to step up and pass this legislation. Immediately. 

With Trump’s botched response, however, a massive economic downturn is likely. Congress must act proactively to blunt its expected effects.

At a minimum, new legislation must include:

  • Large-scale federal aid for states and municipalities to deal with the pandemic’s impacts
  • Stimulus package to support families (not corporations) who’ll miss work or lose jobs for virus-related reasons
  • Cash payments to Americans to fuel the purchase of necessary goods and services
  • Extended unemployment benefits through 2020
  • Reimbursement of paid sick leave costs of small businesses 
  • Cancellation of student debt
  • A moratorium on deportations/evictions/foreclosures/utility shutoffs,
  • The release of non-violent pretrial detainees
  • Expansion of food security initiatives without limitations
  • Comprehensive daycare 
  • Low- or no-interest loans to companies negatively affected by coronavirus-related supply chain disruptions that agree to use it to avoid layoffs and hours reductions 

We can get through this crisis through generosity, solidarity, by creating and fighting for solutions that work . . .

IF CONGRESS ACTS QUICKLY!


**ACTION ONE: CALL OUR U.S. SENATORS**

SAMPLE SCRIPTS FOR SENATORS MERKLEY AND WYDEN:

“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [town/city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling today because:

I want to thank the Senator for pressing the Trump administration for additional medical equipment and protective gear to help Oregon fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Please fight hard to immediately pass the Families First Coronavirus Response Act as written. Because of the looming massive economic downturn, we also need you to press the Senate to preemptively blunt the economic consequences flowing from the pandemic by:

      –  Protecting the most vulnerable through guaranteed food security, cancellation of student debt and placing a moratorium on deportations, evictions, foreclosures, utility shutoffs, and by releasing non-violent pretrial detainees

     –  Preventing a catastrophic recession by putting money in the hands of working families, small businesses and state and local services

Thank you.”


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/

 

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/

 


**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 thank Greg Walden for voting to pass the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Congress must now also act preemptively to blunt the economic consequences flowing from the pandemic by:

– Protecting the most vulnerable through guaranteed food security, the cancellation of student debt and a moratorium on deportations, evictions, foreclosures, utility shutoffs, and by releasing non-violent pretrial detainees

Preventing  a catastrophic recession by putting money in the hands of working families, small businesses and state and local services

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**

Most upcoming events, including all ORD2 Indivisible sponsored events, are being canceled at this time in order to minimize public gatherings. We anticipate rescheduling several events in the near future and will provide updates in the daily Call to Action and on the ORD2 Indivisible website event calendar.

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/

 

Let the Coronavirus NOT stop you from being an activist – keep your social distance and join our ORD2 Indivisible Virtual Postcard Party!

If you live in Medford, Jacksonville, Phoenix, Talent or Ashland, we’ll deliver to your doorstep a pack(s) with 25 stamped postcards and stickers to write for a campaign through https://postcardstovoters.org/

Email: chouard.jeanne@gmail.com, if you want to participate. Please provide your name, phone number and the location you would like to have the cards delivered to. Also, indicate the number of starter packets you wish to order.

We ask you to leave a donation of $10 per packet to cover the cost of supplies and postage in an envelope by your front door. We’ll drop off a packet(s) with everything you need to write from home.

Simply join postcardstovoters.org online. Once you get your packet of cards from us, write your cards and mail them from home.

We’ll start delivering packets on Tuesday.
Extra donations for ORD2 Indivisible are welcome.

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:
ORD2 Indivisible
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.

Please donate generously!