176 Days

Until the November 3rd Election


Please VOTE!

Track your ballot here.

 

Ballots Due 8:00 PM, May 19: Postmark DOES NOT COUNT.

Don’t delay; study your voter pamphlet, make your decisions, mark your ballot, put it in the Postage Paid envelope, and mail it in or deposit it in a county ballot box (locations) before you lose it under a stack of bills! Urge all of your like-minded friends and family to do the same.

Progressive activism means voting the ENTIRE ballot, including seemingly obscure local boards and commissions, and those pesky initiatives. 

Help the BLUE WAVE wash over every level of government!


***Today’s Call To Action***

STOP TRUMP FROM DESTROYING THE USPS LIKE HE DESTROYED THE DOJ 


The USPS, in existence since nation’s founding, connects us to distant family and friends, delivers medications, paychecks, online packages, and communications from our government. Voting by mail is now a necessity due to COVID-19. Now is the time to strengthen the Post Office, not undermine this critical democratic institution. 

For decades, the GOP has erected obstacles to voting through strict voter ID, limiting registration opportunities, purging voter rolls, opposing early voting—which pale in comparison to the fear of contracting COVID-19 if we must vote in person. While Trump regularly votes by mail, he refuses to extend that right to others, wrongly believing it favors Democrats.

Republicans clearly are terrified that an actual functioning democracy would vote them out of power. They are showing their contempt for The People. Right out in the open. Plain and simple.  

Destroying the USPS and the standard of living enjoyed by its 650,000 workers just became more likely with the installation of Louis DeJoy, a top GOP donor and Trump crony, as Postmaster General. DeJoy bought his position and will do Trump’s bidding. DeJoy:

  • Has no USPS experience
  • Turned donations into profitable government contracts
  • Owned and ran New Breed Logistics which a jury found guilty of sexual harassment & retaliation. The jury awarded $1.5 million to the victims.
  • Instituted business practices that caused pregnancy miscarriages

We cannot allow Trump to weaponize the USPS when states are mobilizing vote-by-mail efforts. If Congress fails to act, our democracy and the 2020 election are at risk.  


**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 am calling again because we must not let Trump destroy the USPS as he has the DOJ. Especially during this pandemic, a fully functioning USPS is vital to our physical and emotional health and is necessary for us to exercise our right to choose our leaders in November. Please thank the Senator for admonishing Mnuchin to not politicize the USPS, but this is not enough. In the next coronavirus package, the Senator must work to:

  • Fully fund the USPS and voting by mail 
  • Investigate Trump’s unqualified lackey 
  • Protect postal services and the USPS employees who daily put their lives on the line for us all

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 again because we must not let Trump destroy the USPS as he has the DOJ. Especially during this pandemic, a fully functioning USPS is vital to our physical and emotional health and necessary for us to exercise our right to choose our leaders in November. In the next coronavirus package, tell Greg Walden that I demand he work to:

  • Fully fund the USPS and voting by mail 
  • Investigate Trump’s unqualified lackey 
  • Protect postal services and the USPS employees who daily put their lives on the line for us all

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: May 11, 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.

ORD2 Indivisible Virtual General Meeting: Candidate Meet & Greet – Your Home!
TODAY: May 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
https://ord2indivisible.org/event/ord2-indivisible-virtual-general-meeting-candidate-meet-greet-your-home/

Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Event: KS Wild – Climate Smart Conservation
May 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
https://ord2indivisible.org/event/non-ord2-indivisible-sponsored-event-ks-wild-climate-smart-conservation/

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:

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/