204 Days

Until the November 3rd Election


VOTING IN PERSON IS NOW AN UNACCEPTABLE HEALTH RISK!

VOTE-BY-MAIL IS THE SOLUTION!

FUND THE POSTAL SERVICE!


We are all stronger when everyone has secure access to safe, affordable housing, food, and health care. We are all stronger when everyone can vote. Our elected officials’ jobs are to ensure these rights and protect the postal service that makes them possible. COVID-19 leaves us all more dependent on the government to obtain and distribute medical and financial resources fairly. Yet we entered this crisis with huge segments of the population disadvantaged by the system’s flaws, voter suppression, a severely underfunded postal service, and a demonstrably corrupt Administration. 

Trump and his GOP care only about themselves, and Roberts’ SCOTUS enables them. They fear that our vote will end their power. They oppose any spending that doesn’t benefit them and their donors and refuse to negotiate. They misuse money appropriated by Congress to reward their supporters and punish opponents. Then they cover up their corruption by refusing to comply with legislative oversight and by firing Inspectors General. 

 

Full funding for vote-by-mail and the USPS, and guaranteed legislative oversight, are our only avenues to change. We must oppose any funding package that doesn’t include these three essentials, even if that means withholding unanimous consent.

Demand that Congress Does Its Job!

Fund VOTE-BY-MAIL and the USPS!

Restore Full Congressional Oversight!


**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].

Please thank the Senator for everything he is doing to protect our health and our vote. We shouldn’t have to choose between them. I am calling to urge the Senator to refuse unanimous consent for another spending package that doesn’t include full funding for vote-by-mail and the post office, and for guaranteed legislative oversight of all funds appropriated by Congress. Without these three things, we can’t ensure the package won’t be used to reward supporters of the Trump GOP while failing to provide for the rest of us, and used also to suppress our vote. 

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 to demand that Greg Walden puts his constituents before his party and his president. He must ensure that we don’t need to choose between our health and our right to vote. Tell Greg to not vote for another spending package that doesn’t include fully funding vote-by-mail and the post office, and that also does not guarantee legislative oversight of all funds appropriated by Congress. Without these three things, we can’t ensure the package will be used to provide for our needs as his constituents. 

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**

Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Event: Care Not Cuffs: Exploring Solutions to Addiction, Mental Illness, and Homelessness – Virtual
TODAY: 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/

Ongoing Action: 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.

**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/
  

SOURCES:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2020/04/11/gop-leaders-refuse-democrats-coronavirus-demands-wont-negotiate-over-small-business-lending-program/

 https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-rejects-bailout-that-included-aid-to-usps-report-says-2020-4 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2020/04/11/gop-leaders-refuse-democrats-coronavirus-demands-wont-negotiate-over-small-business-lending-program/ 

https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-rejects-bailout-that-included-aid-to-usps-report-says-2020-4 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/04/11/post-office-bailout-trump/ 

 https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/10/politics/postal-service-congress-help/index.html 

https://www.ocpp.org/2020/04/10/fourth-federal-relief-package-must-do/?blm_aid=17721344 

 https://www.govexec.com/oversight/2020/04/trump-removed-acting-pentagon-ig-slated-lead-pandemic-oversight/164419/ 

 https://www.bostonherald.com/2020/04/05/trump-suggests-firing-watchdog-was-payback-for-impeachment/ 

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 https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/gop-pushes-voting-by-mail–with-restrictions–as-trump-attacks-it-as-corrupt/2020/04/12/526057a4-7bf8-11ea-a130-df573469f094_story.html 

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/04/07/wisconsins-election-nightmare-is-preview-what-could-happen-november/ 

 https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/apr/10/wisconsin-voter-restrictions-democracy-coronavirus-primary?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other 

 https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/04/supreme-court-wisconsin-absentee-ballots.html 

 https://www.forbes.com/sites/danalexander/2020/02/19/trump-has-now-shifted-19-million-from-campaign-donors-to-his-business/ 

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-coronavirus-doesnt-discriminate-along-racial-lines-but-america-does/2020/04/10/08420e46-79c9-11ea-a130-df573469f094_story.html 

https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/10/politics/postal-service-congress-help/index.html 

 

https://www.ocpp.org/2020/04/10/fourth-federal-relief-package-must-do/?blm_aid=17721344 

 

https://www.govexec.com/oversight/2020/04/trump-removed-acting-pentagon-ig-slated-lead-pandemic-oversight/164419/ 

 

https://www.bostonherald.com/2020/04/05/trump-suggests-firing-watchdog-was-payback-for-impeachment/ 

 

https://www.redstate.com/elizabeth-vaughn/2020/04/08/report-trump-may-fire-7-inspectors-general/ 

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/04/11/post-office-bailout-trump/ 

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/gop-pushes-voting-by-mail–with-restrictions–as-trump-attacks-it-as-corrupt/2020/04/12/526057a4-7bf8-11ea-a130-df573469f094_story.html 

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/04/07/wisconsins-election-nightmare-is-preview-what-could-happen-november/ 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/apr/10/wisconsin-voter-restrictions-democracy-coronavirus-primary?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other 

 

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/04/supreme-court-wisconsin-absentee-ballots.html 

 

https://www.forbes.com/sites/danalexander/2020/02/19/trump-has-now-shifted-19-million-from-campaign-donors-to-his-business/ 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/how-europe-manages-to-keep-a-lid-on-coronavirus-unemployment-while-it-spikes-in-the-us/2020/04/11/29b23c90-7b4f-11ea-a311-adb1344719a9_story.html 

 https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-coronavirus-doesnt-discriminate-along-racial-lines-but-america-does/2020/04/10/08420e46-79c9-11ea-a130-df573469f094_story.html