200 Days

Until the November 3rd Election


STAND UP FOR UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS!

AMERICA NEEDS THEIR HELP!


COVID-19 highlights how much we need each other – no matter what we look like or how much money is in our wallet.  Our immigrant neighbors working to get our food and provide our healthcare are suffering from Trump’s racist policies; we must step in to help them.

At the border: 

Trump is using COVID-19 as an excuse to turn away asylum seekers and lone children. This is illegal and unnecessary. We can screen for COVID-19 and admit people fleeing danger.  

The House must use its power of the purse and oversight to make Trump follow the law and stop his cruelty. 

Inside the country:  

Ironically, the Administration now says undocumented food supply workers are in “critical infrastructure industries, and must keep working during the pandemic. Businesses are handing out letters to protect workers from deportation even while they provide no health insurance or much protection from the virus

The $2 trillion pandemic aid package did nothing for undocumented workers. “Phase 4” relief must cover all workersregardless of citizenship. All workers must have at least 40 hours of sick leave, safe work conditions and the right to unemployment when they lose work. 

 

Trumpist racism hurts us all!

Protect our undocumented workers’ rights!

Demand that Congress act! 


**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 appreciate the Senator’s advocacy for working people in the 2 trillion dollar pandemic aid package, but I worry that it nothing for undocumented workers. I ask him to make sure that “Phase 4” relief covers all workers, regardless of citizenship. He needs to fight for ALL workers to have at least 40 hours of sick leave, safe work conditions and the same unemployment benefits 

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]. 

Trump and Greg Walden’s GOP are illegally expelling and refusing entrance to asylum seekers and lone children at the border.  The House must use its powers of the purse and oversight to make Trump follow the law and stop his cruelty. 

Also, undocumented workers must be included in a Phase 4 COVID-19 relief bill. Please tell Greg to reverse his anti-immigration stance and fight for ALL workers to have at least 40 hours of sick leave, safe work conditions and the same unemployment benefits, regardless of citizenship status.  

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**

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden Virtual Town Hall
TODAY: April 17 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
https://ord2indivisible.org/event/u-s-senator-ron-wyden-virtual-town-hall/

Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Event: Online event: Ask an Expert about Wildflowers of the Illinois River
TOMORROW: April 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
https://ord2indivisible.org/event/non-ord2-indivisible-sponsored-event-online-event-ask-an-expert-about-wildflowers-of-the-illinois-river/

Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Event: SOCAN Facebook Live, 50th Anniversary of Earth Day
April 22 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
https://ord2indivisible.org/event/non-ord2-indivisible-sponsored-event-socan-facebook-live-50th-anniversary-of-earth-day/

Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Event: Earth Day Online with Alice DiMicele
April 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
https://ord2indivisible.org/event/non-ord2-indivisible-sponsored-event-earth-day-online-with-alice-dimicele/

Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Event: Find out about Fungus with John Villella Online!
April 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
https://ord2indivisible.org/event/non-ord2-indivisible-sponsored-event-find-out-about-fungus-with-john-villella-online/

Ongoing Action: ORD2 Indivisible Virtual Postcard and Letter Writing Parties

Postcards to Voters:

Our postcard team is temporarily suspending the delivery of postcards to your door. However, the good news is that you will find everything you need to continue writing from home (including templates to print your own or purchase pre-printed cards) here: https://postcardstovoters.org

You can sign up through https://postcardstovoters.org/volunteer/

To avoid unnecessary trips to the post office, order stamps directly from the USPS:
https://store.usps.com/store/product/buy-stamps/coral-reefs-postcard-stamp-S_745104

…and voila, you’re ready to go! Send an e-mail to chouard.jeanne@gmail.com with any questions.

Letters to Voters

We encourage our team of volunteers to sign up with Swing Left to start writing letters to voters in 12 swing states.  It is super easy to join. Check out their website, sign up, and let’s start writing! https://swingleft.org/

Send an e-mail to dasja@dasjadolan.com if you would like more information about how to get involved.

Virtual Letter-writing Parties

We encourage you to join virtual letter-writing parties hosted by Oregon Indivisible / Swing Left. The parties are held at noon every Saturday and on the last Tuesday of every month. Here are the links for the next two parties:

TOMORROW, April 18 virtual letter-writing party – https://www.mobilize.us/swingleft/event/267144/
April 25 virtual letter-writing party – https://www.mobilize.us/swingleft/event/267146/

**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/