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


MAKE COVID-19 TESTING AVAILABLE

FOR EVERYONE 


Trump’s initial refusal to acknowledge that the COVID-19 outbreak could pose a serious health threat was an effort to protect Wall Street and his re-election hopes. Ironically, an early understanding of the virus, and a coordinated national response would have lessened the need for more stringent measures now and would have actually reduced the impact on the economy.   

When Trump finally formed his coronavirus task force, it gave almost no consideration to testing.  Early, comprehensive testing would have allowed researchers to understand how the virus spreads.  Instead, thousands were unknowingly infected.  Even now there are insufficient kits available to test anyone but the already seriously ill. 

Despite urgent pleas from the governors of hard-hit states, Trump is avoiding use of the Defense Production Act (DPA) to order private companies to produce vital personal protective equipment (PPE), ventilators and testing kits. Corporate CEO’s objected, and he is afraid it would blunt his anti-socialism election strategy. 

Our experience with this virus underscores that any one person’s wellness depends on everyone else’s. 

Congress should not be at recess!

Testing for ALL!

Invoke the DPA !


**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 . . .

The Senate should not be at recess in a time of national crisis.  The Trump administration refuses to put the health of our families and neighbors ahead of politics and corporate greed. I’m asking the Senator to call for the Senate to return to session. And to demand that our federal government provide for vital protection equipment for our health workers, and testing and treatment for everyone. 

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 . . .

The House should not go on recess in a time of national crisis. The Trump administration refuses to put the health of our families and neighbors ahead of politics and corporate greed.  Is Greg Walden OK with that? Please tell Greg to call for the House remaining in session.  And to demand that our federal government provide for vital protection equipment for our health workers, and testing and treatment for everyone. 

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 has gone 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