193 Days

Until the November 3rd Election


Be sure to fully participate in our

May state and local elections! 

 

Important dates

NOW: Voters’ pamphlets delivered (the CTA Team has received theirs)

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 . . .

Four days away!

Don’t delay. 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 NEED A GOVERNMENT

#WHOCARESFORUS

NO MATTER WHO WE ARE 


Trump is using the excuse of COVID-19 to further his racist and xenophobic agenda, blocking asylum seekers and virtually halting legal immigration to the U.S.  He doesn’t care about protecting our health.  He encourages the AstroTurf protests demanding an end to pandemic public health safety precautions.  He cares only for himself. He is unfit to lead.

The US already has the most confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world, and the coronavirus did not enter the US from the southern border.  Scientists know that it arrived through airports, carried by travelers largely from Europe. Scientists assert opinions based on facts. Trump asserts wild theories based on wish-fulfilling fantasies. He is unfit to lead.

Trump doesn’t care about protecting our jobs.  He loves to stoke the popular racist myth that immigrants steal jobs, despite proof that immigrant workers not only don’t cost jobs, they improve the economy.  His total failure in this crisis both increased unemployment and damaged the economy. One in five Americans have lost jobs SO FAR during this pandemic due, in part, to Trump’s mishandling early on. He is unfit to lead.

 

Look at everything Trump says through the lens of his chances for re-election: 

  • Diverting attention from his late response to the pandemic and his attempts to downplay it.  
  • Blaming others for his failures.  
  • Usurping more power from Congress.
  • Feeding the rage and racism of his base to keep them pumped up and engaged.

We believe that America is about inclusion and diversity. We want a government that cares about all people, including refugees who come here seeking asylum.

Do Your Part

Make the Blue Tsunami Happen

From the White House Down to Your School Board


**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 need our government to find ways to help all of us through the physical and economic suffering caused by COVID-19. But Trump’s latest executive order is using the excuse of this pandemic to further his racist and xenophobic agenda.  The Senator must demand an end to the dangerous racist propaganda that uses immigrants as scapegoats.  And he must demand that his colleagues in Congress do their jobs. 

This president cannot be allowed to unilaterally declare that our country will no longer abide by international asylum and refugee laws.

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 need our government to find ways to help all of us through the physical and economic suffering caused by COVID-19. But Trump’s latest executive order is using the excuse of this pandemic to further his racist and xenophobic agenda.  Greg Walden must demand an end to the dangerous racist propaganda that uses immigrants as scapegoats.  And he must demand that his colleagues in Congress do their jobs. 

This president cannot be allowed to unilaterally declare that our country will no longer abide by international asylum and refugee laws.

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 Ongoing Event: Oregon Health Authority Coronavirus Update Zoom Conference Calls
TODAY: Friday, April 24, 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Ongoing every Monday, Wednesday and Friday
#MyORHealth  Support is available for Oregon’s “helpers”

Lines for Life has created a Virtual Wellness Room to offer support to helpers, mental health professionals, first responders, social workers and anyone considered an essential worker during the COVID-19 pandemic in Oregon. Each check-in call will have a facilitator to guide the conversation.

“We at Lines for Life want to thank you for all the work you do to keep our communities safe,” the organization said. “We are offering a place for helpers to exchange stories of hope and areas of need. We especially want to hear what things are coming up for you personally and explore how we can cheer one another on to continue the good work you are already doing. We ultimately want to create space to breathe out stress and breathe in hope.”

The meetings are held using Zoom conference calls from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at this link: https://zoom.us/j/4848426773. Please share this invite with anyone in your network of Oregon helpers.

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.comwith 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/