Until the November 3rd Election
***Today’s Call To Action***
OREGON LEADS THE WAY
VOTE BY MAIL
Oregon had a great turnout for our May primary. Everyone who voted proudly participated in our democracy with no worries about poll lines and COVID-19.
The turnout for the November 2020 general election promises to be historically high. The entire country must join Oregon with national vote by mail, which means we need a healthy well funded US Postal Service.
Our Oregon delegation—except the usual MIA Greg “Mr. Complicit” Walden—is leading the way to enact national vote by mail. Representatives Blumenauer, Bonamici and Defazio helped pass the Heroes Act, which includes national vote by mail and money for the US Postal Service. Senators Wyden and Merkley are pushing to get the Heroes Act through the Senate, but Leader Mitch “Grim Reaper” McConnell will not hear of it. Call our Senators to show that Oregonians are proud to vote by mail and that we demand McConnell release the Heroes Act for a floor vote.
Voting by Mail Works in Oregon!
Get the Heroes Act Through the Senate!
Fund the USPS!
**ACTION ONE: CALL OUR U.S. SENATORS**
SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR SENATORS MERKLEY and WYDEN:
My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code].
Oregon just had a record primary turnout with vote by mail. The entire country needs vote by mail, especially with COVID-19 and the upcoming historic 2020 general election. Please tell the Senator to continue to do all he can to enact national vote by mail and to save the US Postal Service by making sure the Heroes Act passes the Senate.
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
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
**ACTION TWO: CALL COMPLICIT GREG WALDEN**
SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR WALDEN:
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [town/city], Oregon [zip code].
Oregon just had a record primary turnout with vote by mail. The entire country needs vote by mail – especially with COVID-19 and the upcoming historic 2020 general election. I am OUTRAGED that Greg Walden voted against the Heroes Act. Tell him to honor his oath of office to protect our democracy until his last day in Congress. We must fund the USPS and enact national vote by mail.
**ACTION THREE: BE AN ACTIVIST**
Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Ongoing Event: Oregon Health Authority Coronavirus Update Zoom Conference Calls
TODAY: May 25, 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: Reducing Fire Hazards in the Wildland Urban Interface
May 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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:
…and voila, you’re ready to go! Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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:
**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/