215
Days

Until the November 3rd Election


The Consolidated Oregon Indivisible Network (COIN)

Twenty-one Indivisible groups spanning the State of Oregon have signed an open letter to the Governor and the Legislature outlining their priorities – putting people and small businesses first. The Special Session expected to convene THIS WEEK to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic is on hold. We will update you here as new information becomes available.

Here is the link to the letter: COIN Letter


WHY WE VOTE: FOR REAL REPRESENTATION, ESPECIALLY DURING CRISES 


We vote for leaders we trust to protect us, irrespective of our race, gender, immigration status, income, or our political philosophy. We vote for leaders who allocate federal government resources to address issues that states and the private sector can’t handle. 

Trump’s GOP Senate padded both rescue bills with give-aways to themselves and their donors. They declined to fully fund vote-by-mail or protect the postal service it relies upon. Only oversight can ensure national production and distribution of essential medical supplies, but the Senate adjourned for three weeks and the House plans to follow.

 

Vote-by-mail and the USPS must be fully funded to

protect our vote.

Adjourning Congress stops oversight, as Trump continues to condition aid on whether we voted for him, and, on whether our governors are nice to him. Quid pro quo, plain and simple. He hates vote-by-mail because he believes it favors Democrats, saying Monday evening:

Of the Dems’ request for more vote-by-mail funding: “They had … levels of voting that, if you ever agreed to it, you’d never have a Republican elected in this country again.” (Aaron Blake, Washington Post)

We will not let our members of Congress abandon us to Trump’s whims and vindictiveness. We demand our elected leaders use the power we gave them. We demand they stay at work during the pandemic, to protect our health and our vote. We need Congressional action and oversight to stop Trump from disadvantaging those who don’t support him.

Together

Helping each other

We can save ourselves  


**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 . . .

While I continue to appreciate everything you do for your constituents, I am disturbed that the Senate adjourned during a pandemic. Today I’m calling to ask you to insist the Senate return to Washington. This Administration cannot be trusted, and without Congress in session there is no oversight.

We also need new legislation to fully fund vote-by-mail and the postal service, to protect and provide access to health care for everyone and to give more financial support to those least able to survive loss of income. As you know, we’re all in this together; every death involves other people having been exposed. 

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 . . .

A pandemic is not the time to recess. Without Congress in session, there can’t be oversight of the use of funds to combat COVID-19 to protect us and our right to vote. We also need new legislation to fully fund vote-by-mail and the postal service, to provide and protect access to health care for everyone, and to give more financial support to those least able to survive loss of income. We’re in this together; every death involves other people having been exposed. 

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 in an envelope by your front door to cover the cost of postage. 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