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***Today’s Call To Action***

IS TRUMP ACTUALLY TRYING TO KILL US?


Trump is undermining every aspect of the fight against COVID-19 (C-19), as if his objectives DO NOT INCLUDE SAVING LIVES.

On social distancing: Trump’s “LIBERATE” campaign has encouraged well-armed “protesters” to trample social distancing and bully state officials into “re-opening.” Premature re-openings will mingle infected and uninfected people and result in new case spikes and prolong the outbreak.

On masks: Trump doesn’t wear one because “it sends the wrong message.” So, bearing one’s face has become a macho MAGA demonstration of “patriotism” and disdain for science. Masks work. In densely populated Hong Kong, nearly everyone has worn a mask since the outbreak’s start. The city has had four C-19 deaths. Four.

Pushing quack remedies: After promoting bleach as a cure, compulsive liar Trump says he is taking hydroxychloroquine, a drug with no proven C-19 benefits, but DOES present risks to heart health.

Threatening the global response: In his fake spat with China, attempting to shift blame, he threatens to “permanently” pull the US contribution to the WHO. This will slow compiling global data, delaying insights and discoveries.

Alarmed public health experts know the C-19 risk will not end anywhere until it ends everywhere.

Stand Up! Speak Out!

Trump’s Corrupt Crew has One Objective:

Holding Onto Power at ANY COST

They Don’t Mind Killing Us to Succeed


**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].

At first, Trump seemed unable to protect first responders. Now he appears to be unconcerned about Americans unnecessarily dying. He has directed or cheered efforts to undo every public health action taken to fight COVID-19 – deriding masks and social distancing and promoting quackery and dangerous potions. I ask that the Senator speak out every time Trump endangers the public health response to the pandemic.

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]. 

At first, Trump seemed unable to protect first responders. Now he appears to be unconcerned about Americans unnecessarily dying. He has directed or cheered efforts to undo every public health action taken to fight COVID-19 – deriding masks and social distancing and promoting quackery and dangerous potions.

Tell Greg Walden that his silence makes him complicit with all of this evil. He can spend his remaining months in office speaking out against the destruction of America and the desecration of the U.S. Constitution, or he can go down in history as an accomplice to these crimes. 

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 20, 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: The First, Best Stewards: Aboriginal Fire and the Klamath Siskiyous
TODAY: May 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
https://ord2indivisible.org/event/non-ord2-indivisible-sponsored-event-fire-and-climate-summit-webinar-series-the-first-best-stewards-aboriginal-fire-and-the-klamath-siskiyous/

Drive-In / Walk-In Movie Night – Medford
May 22 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
https://ord2indivisible.org/event/drive-in-walk-in-movie-night-medford/

Drive-In / Walk-In Movie Night – Medford
May 23 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
https://ord2indivisible.org/event/drive-in-walk-in-movie-night-medford-2/

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/


SOURCES:

NPR, May 15, 2020: “’Us Vs. Them’ In A Pandemic: Researchers Warn Divisions Could Get Dangerous” https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/05/15/857165715/us-vs-them-in-a-pandemic-researchers-warn-divisions-could-get-dangerous

MSNBC, May 15, 2020: “Whistleblower: Trump admin still doesn’t ‘have a master plan’

“We don’t have a single point of leadership right now for this response, and we don’t have a master plan for this response,” Dr. Rick Bright explained.” https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/whistleblower-trump-admin-still-doesn-t-have-master-plan-n1207676

Washington Post, May 13, 2020: “Tensions over restrictions spark violence and defiance among protesters as Trump pushes states to reopen” https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/05/13/protest-violence-coronavirus/

Los Angeles Times, May 16, 2020: “Column: Wondering if L.A.’s new mask rules are overkill? Look at the Hong Kong example” https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-05-16/column-wondering-if-l-a-s-new-mask-rules-are-necessary-look-at-the-hong-kong-example

The Independent, May 16, 2020: “Man who ‘threatened to kill’ Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer faces terrorism charge” https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/michigan-governor-gretchen-whitmer-death-threat-terrorism-detroit-a9518066.html?utm_source=reddit.com

Detroit Free Press, May 17, 2020: “Age of resistance: How a virus riled up Michigan and spawned a rebellion” https://www.freep.com/in-depth/news/local/michigan/2020/05/17/how-coronavirus-riled-up-michigan-and-spawned-resistance-movement/5185632002/

The Atlantic, May 14, 2020: “Trump Brings in the Infantry for His War on Blue America – Even during the pandemic, he is using the tools of national authority to advance Republican priorities while weakening Democrats’ capacity to impede them” https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2020/05/trump-escalating-his-war-blue-america/611653/

The Washington Post, May16, 2020: “Crisis exposes how America has hollowed out its government” https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/politics/government-hollowed-out-weaknesses/?no_nav=true

CNN, May 1, 2020: “Trump tweets support for Michigan protesters, some of whom were armed, as 2020 stress mounts”   https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/01/politics/donald-trump-michigan-gretchen-whitmer-protests/index.html

The New York Times, April 20, 2020: “Trump Foments Protests Against Governors; Experts Warn of Testing Shortages”   https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/17/us/coronavirus-cases-news-update.html

STAT, May 17, 2020: “A pandemic plan was in place. Trump abandoned it — and science — in the face of Covid-19” https://www.statnews.com/2020/05/17/the-art-of-the-pandemic-how-donald-trump-walked-the-u-s-into-the-covid-19-era/

Newsweek, May 17, 2020: “Bernie Sanders Says U.S. Has No Science-Based Reopening Policy: ’50 States Going it Alone’” https://www.newsweek.com/bernie-sanders-says-us-has-no-science-based-reopening-policy-50-states-going-it-alone-1504639

The Hill, May 18, 2020: “Poll: Majority of US voters want country to remain closed for now”   https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/498308-poll-majority-of-us-voters-want-country-to-remain-closed-for-now

Washington Post, May 18, 2929: “Coronavirus death toll is possible casualty of growing rift between President Trump and CDC”   https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2020/05/18/daily-202-coronavirus-death-toll-is-possible-casualty-of-growing-rift-between-president-trump-and-cdc/5ec1918788e0fa17cde01dac/?utm_source=reddit.com

The Lancet, May 16, 2020: “Reviving the US CDC” https://www.statnews.com/2020/05/17/the-art-of-the-pandemic-how-donald-trump-walked-the-u-s-into-the-covid-19-era/ https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)31140-5/fulltext

The Atlantic, May 14, 2020: “The Most Remarkable Part of Rick Bright’s Testimony – The whistleblower’s claims about the government’s lack of COVID-19 preparedness went largely uncontested, even by the president’s allies”   https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2020/05/rick-bright-covid-19-whistleblower-has-warning/611677/