209
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 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


WE NEED COVID-19 CARE COVERAGE

RIGHT NOW! 


At this historic time, we need to work together to help all members of our communities—no matter what age, gender, race, income level, citizenship status, or religion—make it through to the other side of this COVID-19 crisis. Everyone deserves access to testing and treatment if needed. We must join our voices together to call on Congress to protect everyone in America.

Most urgently: 

  • Congress needs to pass health insurance package that covers all the costs of Coronavirus for all Americans, with no out-of-pocket costs regardless of plan.  
  • Everyone must be covered, citizens and non-citizens. 
  • Children must be fully covered through the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). 
  • People must be able to sign up for coverage immediately and easily.  
  • States must stop eligibility checks temporarily, in order to protect people from disruptions in coverage.

We may needlessly lose untold numbers of people to the virus simply because they couldn’t afford treatment. Others will survive but will be gutted by treatment costs. Tell your members of Congress to . . .

Get back to Washington!

Pass comprehensive health care coverage for COVID-19!

  The virus isn’t on recess!  


**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 . . .

Our health depends on the health of the people around us. We all need access to medical care; we all need others to have access to medical care. Those who are losing their jobs are having their medical care taken away, and those who are most vulnerable are farther from medical care than ever. Congress must come back in session and pass a relief package that covers the health care costs of everyone in America—citizens and non-citizens—who are touched by the virus and affected by the economic downturn. 

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 . . .

Our health depends on the health of the people around us. We all need access to medical care; we all need others to have access to medical care. Those who are losing their jobs are having their medical care taken away, and those who are most vulnerable are farther from medical care than ever. Congress must come back in session and pass a relief package that covers the health care costs of everyone in America—citizens and non-citizens—who are touched by the virus and affected by the economic downturn. 

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