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Oregon Primary Election

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***Today’s Call To Action***

WANTED: NEW SENATE AND PRESIDENT

IN NOVEMBER


For the third time, a Presidential candidate could lose the popular vote but still win in the electoral college. Trump only needs a few battleground states to go his way.

Don’t count on a numerical majority. Republicans have been perfecting the art of suppressing votes for years by purging voter rolls, gerrymandering districts, fighting vote-by-mail, closing polling locations, etc.

Don’t count on fundraising. Democrats are $187 million behind.

Don’t count on discerning voters. Despite everything, half or nearly half of Americans in four battleground states (Florida, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Arizona) recently approved of how Trump is handling the pandemic. There will always be “low information” voters who tune out the facts. Graphic from 2016:

As for the pandemic, it’s a wild card. States have a lot of power to decide how run elections. Republicans control 30 state legislatures, Democrats only 19. (One state is divided)

Senator Wyden recently introduced, and Senator Merkley co-sponsored, the Natural Disaster and Emergency Ballot Act of 2020 to ensure the integrity of this year’s election. Time is running out. Call your Members of Congress and tell them we demand that Congress protects the elections. Also, they need to hear that you support their efforts, that you are PERSONALLY COMMITTED to doing the work necessary to flip the Senate BLUE and win back the Presidency.

If not us, then who?

If not now, then when?

LET’S DO THIS!


**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].

My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. 

Please thank the Senator for sponsoring the Natural Disaster and Emergency Ballot Act, and for his tireless efforts to protect our elections. I want him to know that I will do everything I can during the 2020 election season to restore democracy and bring candidates with progressive agendas to the Senate, House and Presidency.

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]. 

The time for Greg Walden’s retirement is drawing near. I disagree with nearly everything he stands for, but hope we can agree on this: free, fair and transparent elections are the lifeblood of a healthy democracy. As a final act, tell him to work to protect this election and those in the future. 

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
May 21, 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.

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/