196 Days

Until the November 3rd Election


Be sure to fully participate in our

May state and local elections! 

 

Important dates

April 22-24: Voters’ pamphlets delivered

April 28: Voter registration deadline*

April 29: First ballots are mailed

May 19: Primary Election Day

*You can’t vote if you’re not registered! Check here to confirm or change your registration status. The deadline is only SEVEN days away! Don’t delay. And urge all of your like-minded friends and family to do the same. Progressive activism means working the entire ballot, including seemingly obscure local boards and commissions. Make the BLUE WAVE wash over every level of government!



Today’s Call To Action

WE DO NOT TRUST TRUMP

WE DO NOT TRUST THE GOP

WE DEMAND THAT CONGRESS ACT IN OUR INTEREST


We are all safer and healthier when we take care of each other, stay at home, and when everyone has their medical and financial needs met. As individuals, we can do a lot, but we also need the federal government to work for us. Congress must pass legislation that puts money directly into the hands of people so we can all remain in our homes, keep our lights on, put food on our tables, and afford medical care.

The time for Trump and his GOP to help only themselves must end. The time to trust the Administration without robust legislative oversight is long past. They steal our money, hold onto power, and endanger our lives by:

  • Firing IGs;
  • Mismanaging funds appropriated for medical supplies;
  • Delaying payments to individuals;
  • Withdrawing funds from the WHO;
  • Threatening to adjourn Congress;
  • Inciting violence against governors who protect their constituents.

Our members of Congress can—and should—oversee, investigate, and legislate while remaining safe.

The Emergency Money for the People Act provides regular income support for however long the pandemic lasts. Provisions for robust legislative oversight and full funding for the USPS and vote-by-mail must be included in this and every bill to protect us from Trump and his GOP.

Channel your inner Abraham Lincoln!

Make your calls!


**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 does for his constituents. We appreciate his tireless efforts. Today, I’m calling to urge him to introduce Senate legislation compatible with the Emergency Money for the People Act in the House. We must put money in the hands of the people so they can stay in their homes, keep the lights on, put food on the table, and access affordable medical care.

Fully funding the USPS and vote-by-mail are also critical. Robust legislative oversight is essential to be sure the administration uses the money the way the law intends.

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’m calling to demand that Greg Walden support the Emergency Money for the People Act. We must put money in the hands of the people so they can stay in their homes, keep the lights on, put food on the table, and access affordable medical care. Fully funding the USPS and vote-by-mail are also critical. Robust legislative oversight is also essential to be sure the administration uses the money the way the law intends.

Please tell Greg that I expect him to spend these last few months of his congressional career doing the right thing for the people in his district. 

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: 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:

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/