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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 LAST 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


AS WE SAVE OURSELVES WE SAVE OUR DEMOCRACY


Crises provide opportunities for change. A living wage, paid sick leave, and universal access to affordable health care must be prioritized in Congress’ next rescue package. Low paying jobs can’t be done from home and don’t include paid sick leave or health insurance. Poorer people and communities of color are overrepresented in these jobs and their medical and financial health are therefore more vulnerable to all crises, including pandemics. All of us will be healthier when this reality is addressed and when health insurance and paid sick leave are detangled from employment.

Congress must return to work, to save lives and to save our democracy. Congress must immediately pass legislation to:

  • Force Trump to nationalize the production of medical supplies and distribute them based on need.
  • Fully fund universal vote-by-mail and the post office.
  • Fully fund health care, income support, and tools for remote learning according to financial need.

Trump publicly admitted disadvantaging those who don’t support him when allocating medical resources and wanting fewer people to vote. We cannot trust him to use money allocated by Congress.

Congress must continuously oversee how Trump uses or misuses . . .

Federally owned medical supplies

Money

Vote-by-mail


**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 . . .

Congress must return to their job and immediately pass legislation to save lives and save democracy.

  • Force Trump to nationalize the production of medical supplies and distribute them based on need.
  • Fully fund universal vote-by-mail and the post office needed to support it.
  • Fully fund health care, income support, and tools for remote learning according to financial need.

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 . . .

It is unconscionable to put party over the health and well-being of your constituents in the midst of a deadly pandemicCongress must remain in session and immediately pass legislation to: 

  • Force Trump to nationalize the production of medical supplies and distribute them based on need.
  • Fully fund universal vote-by-mail and the post office needed to support it.
  • Fully fund health care, income support, and tools for remote learning according to financial need.

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 in-person events have been canceled in order to minimize public gatherings. We anticipate rescheduling several events in the future and will provide updates in the daily Call to Action and on the ORD2 Indivisible website event calendar.

ORD2 Indivisible Virtual Happy Hour!
April 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
https://ord2indivisible.org/event/ord2-indivisible-virtual-happy-hour/

ORD2 Indivisible Virtual General Meeting – Your Home!
April 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
https://ord2indivisible.org/event/ord2-indivisible-virtual-general-meeting-your-home/

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


SOURCES:

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/04/03/us/coronavirus-stay-home-rich-poor.html  

https://www.motherjones.com/coronavirus-updates/2020/04/70-percent-of-people-killed-in-chicago-by-the-coronavirus-are-black/ 

 https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/mcconnell-says-pelosi-should-stand-down-on-passing-another-rescue-bill/2020/04/01/a9ac7fbe-737f-11ea-87da-77a8136c1a6d_story.html 

 https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/04/03/jared-kushner-no-government-background-scolds-states-requesting-supplies-national 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/05/jared-kushner-coronavirus-aid-trump-governors?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other  

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/national-stockpile-website-kushner_n_5e876dbfc5b609ebfff09faf 

https://www.wcvb.com/article/3-million-masks-ordered-by-massachusetts-were-confiscated-in-port-of-new-york/32021700

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/it-shouldnt-take-the-patriots-to-get-massachusetts-covid-19-supplies/ar-BB125EOp  

https://www.newsweek.com/massachusetts-governor-says-hes-being-outbid-federal-government-coronavirus-supplies-despite-1493332

 https://time.com/5815687/cuomo-ventilators-china-coronavirus/ 

https://www.propublica.org/article/in-desperation-new-york-state-pays-up-to-15-times-the-normal-price-for-medical-equipment 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/unafraid-to-call-out-trump-hogan-emerges-as-lead-gop-voice-for-urgent-action-on-pandemic/2020/04/04/909b1fae-7527-11ea-85cb-8670579b863d_story.html 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/a-president-should-want-all-americans-to-vote-why-doesnt-trump/2020/03/31/2403fee0-7380-11ea-87da-77a8136c1a6d_story.html 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/04/01/we-must-hold-politicians-responsible-deaths-they-could-have-prevented/ 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/mcconnell-says-pelosi-should-stand-down-on-passing-another-rescue-bill/2020/04/01/a9ac7fbe-737f-11ea-87da-77a8136c1a6d_story.htm

https://www.pressherald.com/2020/04/05/for-thousands-of-maine-students-without-home-internet-access-remote-learning-is-an-extra-challenge/#