208 Days

Until the November 3rd Election


HEALTH CARE IS A HUMAN RIGHT!

THAT INCLUDES CAGED REFUGEES AND PRISONERS!


People are interconnected by complex social webs; we must treat other people’s health with the same urgency we feel for our family’s. Whether it’s undocumented neighbors who provide vital services but must work through illness because denied relief, or people held in jails, prisons, or ICE detention centers, their exposure to COVID-19 fuels the pandemic, putting everyone at risk

 

It’s most obvious in our mistreatment of immigrants in ICE facilities and others incarcerated in jails and prisons:

  • The CARES Act excludes tens of millions of immigrants from COVID-19 testing and care, cash and benefits. That’s inhumane. Cruelty is the policy.  
  • There are 34,000+ immigrants in ICE custody and 1.6 million in overcrowded state and federal prisons. Exposure there may turn confinement into death sentences.

The Emergency Community Supervision Act (S. 3579/HR 6400)—mandating the release of those medically vulnerable, 50+and with short remaining sentences—and the Coronavirus Immigrant Families Protection Act—providing universal access to COVID-19 testing, treatment and cash relief to many undocumented Americans—are good first steps, but much more is needed. 

Gaining ground on this pandemic requires that Congress gets back to work.

Close the C-19 Response Gaps!

Drastically Reduce Jail and Prison Populations!

Stop ICE Enforcement! Release Immigrant Children and Asylum Seekers!


**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 . . .

We are all interconnected. The greater the C-19 exposure of our undocumented neighbors, those held in jails, prisons, or ICE detention fuels the pandemic, and making everyone’s life more precarious. Congress must reconvene to protect these vulnerable groups. While the Senator’s sponsorship of the Coronavirus Immigrant Families Protection Act is a good first step, Congress should:  

  • Completely close the gaps in relief between immigrants and non-immigrants 
  • Force ICE to stop immigration enforcement, parole as many detainees as possible, and release all children and their families from custody 
  • Drastically reduce the jail and prison population by co-sponsoring and pushing for passage of the Emergency Community Supervision Act. 

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 . . .

We are all interconnected. The greater the C-19 exposure of our undocumented neighbors, those held in jails, prisons, or ICE detention fuels the pandemic, and making everyone’s life more precarious. Congress must reconvene to protect these vulnerable groups. Please tell Greg Walden that he should support bills that:  

  • Completely close the gaps in relief between immigrants and non-immigrants 
  • Force ICE to stop immigration enforcement, parole as many detainees as possible, and release all children and their families from custody 
  • Drastically reduce the jail and prison population by co-sponsoring and pushing for passage of the Emergency Community Supervision Act. 

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: 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
Click here to pre-register:
https://ord2indivisible.org/event/ord2-indivisible-virtual-happy-hour/

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

Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Event: Care Not Cuffs: Exploring Solutions to Addiction, Mental Illness, and Homelessness – Virtual
April 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
https://ord2indivisible.org/event/non-ord2-indivisible-sponsored-event-care-not-cuffs-exploring-solutions-to-addiction-mental-illness-and-homelessness-virtual/

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.

Extra donations for ORD2 Indivisible are welcome.