195 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 SIX 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

TRUMP IS UNFIT TO LEAD

FOLLOW THE SCIENTISTS ON COVID-19


We need to be as kind and brave as the people wearing hospital scrubs and masks who are physically blocking armed anti-lockdown protesters. They tell us they are afraid, but they show us that compassion for each other can overcome that fear.

At this moment in American life, we yearn for a president who is as decent as its people. Thanks to the GOP, we are stuck with Trump who daily shows his contempt for WE THE PEOPLE. Recently he has: 

  • Supported heavily armed extremists demanding to “liberate” their states from imposed isolation. 
  • Encouraged insurrection by these same thugs with lies that Governors want to confiscate their guns. 
  • Lied that Muslim mosques are open while Christian churches are closed.  

Rather than Sociopath-in-Chief Trump, we need scientists like Dr. Anthony Fauci to lead the way on the COVID-19 pandemic response. Sheltering in place should end ONLY when scientists decide it’s safe. That will be when rapid testing is available nationwide, hospitals are not overflowing, contact tracing can be started, and  personal protection equipment is readily available

Opening earlier, as Georgia is now planning, will surely cause another spike in cases.  

America is not composed of 328 million rugged individualists.

Coronavirus has taught us that we are inextricably bound to one another. Self-isolation is our testimony that we can protect each other. 

Resist from home!

Make your calls!

Write your postcards!

THANK YOU!


**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].

We all want to get out and about again, but don’t want to risk our lives or the lives of others, so we need robust testing. In the meantime, Trump and his administration refuse to nationalize testing, instead telling each state to do it on its own.  This is a recipe for disaster. Please ask the Senator to do all he can to help scientists counter Trump’s deadly COVID-19 policies.  

Wisconsin has recorded seven Covid-19 cases specifically tied to their recent primary election, people probably infected while voting in person. Please ask the Senator to press for national vote-by-mail. 

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]. 

We all want to get out and about again, but don’t want to risk our lives or the lives of others, so we need robust testing. In the meantime, Trump and his administration refuse to nationalize testing, instead telling each state to do it on its own.  This is a recipe for disaster. Please ask Greg Walden to do all he can to help scientists counter Trump’s deadly COVID-19 policies.  

Wisconsin has recorded seven Covid-19 cases specifically tied to their recent primary election, people probably infected while voting in person. Please ask the Greg to press for national vote-by-mail. 

I expect Greg 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
TODAY: 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/

Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Event: Fire and Climate Summit Webinar Series: Preparing for Wildfire Season During the COVID-19 Pandemic- Virtual
May 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
https://ord2indivisible.org/event/non-ord2-indivisible-sponsored-event-fire-and-climate-summit-webinar-series-preparing-for-wildfire-season-during-the-covid-19-pandemic-virtual/

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/


SOURCES:

Trump Twitter, April 17, 2020: LIBERATE VIRGINIA, and save your great 2nd Amendment. It is under siege!” https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1251169987110330372   

Politico, April 21, 2020: “‘Another nail in an almost closed coffin’: Trump faces his next coronavirus test”  https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/21/trump-coronavirus-testing-197839   

‘Another nail in an almost closed coffin’: Trump faces his next coronavirus test”  https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/21/trump-coronavirus-testing-197839   

New York Magazine’s Intelligencer, April 19, 2020: “The White House Has Erected a Blockade Stopping States and Hospitals From Getting Coronavirus PPE”  https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/04/hospitals-face-a-white-house-blockade-for-coronavirus-ppe.html   

The Hill, April 21, 2020: Milwaukee health officials link 7 coronavirus cases to in-person voting’  https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/493843-milwaukee-health-officials-link-7-coronavirus-cases-to-in-person-voting   

Salon, April 21m 2020: “Donald Trump’s weird tales: His call to “liberate Virginia” is even worse than you think”  https://www.salon.com/2020/04/21/donald-trumps-weird-tales-his-call-to-liberate-virginia-is-even-worse-than-you-think/   

Washington Post, April 20, 2020: “Trump has almost nothing to lose. That’s why he wants to reopen the economy.”  https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trumps-mission-to-reopen-the-economy-is-his-hail-mary-chance-at-reelection/2020/04/20/7263fb1e-833c-11ea-a3eb-e9fc93160703_story.html?utm_source=reddit.com   

Newsweek, April 20, 2020: “The ‘Worst’ of the Coronavirus Is Still to Come, Says World Health Organization Chief” https://www.newsweek.com/worst-coronavirus-still-come-says-world-health-organization-chief-1499034   

Business Insider, April 19, 2020: “Trump claimed, without evidence, that mosques could get special treatment in the coronavirus lockdown — prompting accusations of Islamophobia”  https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-claims-mosques-could-avoid-lockdown-accused-of-islamophobia-2020-4   

The Hill, April 20, 2020: “Fauci warns protests will ‘backfire,’ slow economic recovery”  https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/493647-fauci-warns-protests-against-against-stay-at-home-orders-will   

Vox, April 20, 2020: “America doesn’t want another Tea Party. Don’t let Fox News fool you. 81 percent of Americans do not share the views of anti-quarantine protesters.  https://www.vox.com/2020/4/20/21225016/protests-stay-at-home-orders-trump-conservative-group-michigan   

 PBS NewsHour, April 20, 2020:  “Trump suggests governors don’t ‘understand’ U.S. virus testing capacity”   https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/watch-live-trump-white-house-coronavirus-task-force-hold-news-briefing-4