222
Days

Until the November 3rd Election


PRESERVING CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS DURING A NATIONAL CRISIS 


Progressives advocate for the civil rights and humane treatment of all prisoners. We deplore the disproportionate number of poor people and people of color in our prisons. We promote rehabilitative criminal justice and its better outcomes. 

COVID-19 presents grave threats to US prisoners. Social distancing is impossible, while adequate hygiene and medical care are limited or nonexistent. Prisoners’ Constitutional rights have been compromised as courts close and attorneys work remotely. The rights to counsel, to appear before a judge and be charged with a crime upon arrest, to request release pending trial, and to a jury trial have been suspended. 

AG Barr wants to compound these problems by Congress granting him the right to arrest anyone he chooses without charges and imprison them indefinitely.

This would allow Trump to use prisons for retribution and to deny voting rights.

Once again, states and municipalities are leading the way, taking action to address the risks of COVID-19 to prisoners. Advocacy groups want children, nonviolent prisoners, and those with compromised health released. Adequate testing for everyone discharged into the community, more sanitary conditions for those left inside, and blocking Barr’s attempts to further undermine Constitutional rights are mandatory.


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

I want to thank the Senator for continuing to work for the health and safety for all of US. I’m also calling to ask you to oppose AG Barr’s request to indefinitely imprison anyone he chooses. Forfeiting our Constitutional rights and increasing already overcrowded prison populations  don’t address the pandemic and would only worsen its impact. Please also work for testing every prisoner released into their communities and for access to social distancing and protective hygiene for those left inside. 

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 because . . .

I want you to tell Greg Walden to oppose AG Barr’s request to indefinitely imprison anyone he chooses. Forfeiting our Constitutional rights and increasing already overcrowded prison populations don’t address the pandemic and will only worsen its impact. Please also ask Greg to work for testing every prisoner released into their communities and for access to social distancing and protective hygiene for those left inside. 

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: HELP ORGANIZE VOTERS FROM HOME**

Organizing for the 2020 Election is going VIRTUAL! 

    Stay tuned — more activities to come! 


**ACTION FOUR: BE AN ACTIVIST**

All ORD2 Indivisible sponsored events have been canceled 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