Until the November 3rd Election
***Today’s Call To Action***
Congress must stop Trump. He used tear gas to clear peaceful protestors just for a photo opp. His Defense Secretary wants him to “dominate the battlespace” as if lawful protest and unlawful looting are acts of war. This is a full-blown dictatorship evolving before our eyes in plain sight.
“The fascist speech Donald Trump just delivered verged on a declaration of war against American citizens. I fear for our country tonight and will not stop defending America against Trump’s assault.” — Ron Wyden
Joe Biden delivered a blistering takedown of the President’s behavior. He acknowledged generations of largely white-on-black violence by police. He called on Congress to pass new reforms.
“[The words ‘I can’t breathe’] speak to a nation where every day millions of people – not at the moment of losing their life – but in the course of living their life – are saying to themselves, “I can’t breathe.” — Joe Biden
Trump’s Senate Republican leaders stand firmly by his side as he shoves protestors out of the way for a photo op and threatens to send troops into communities uninvited. Once again, Mitch McConnell is choosing his increasingly fascist party over WE THE PEOPLE. Help Kentucky #DitchMitch in November!
Meanwhile, something is happening—organically—from the bottom up. Protests are growing in size, number, and tenor. In several cities, including Portland, city mayors lifted curfews as the nightly demonstrations turned peaceful and they acknowledged the pointlessness of trying to control them.
We CAN Stop Trump!
Raise YOUR Voice!
Make America CARE Again!
**SPECIAL ACTION ONE: Workshop on Relational Organizing Amidst Racial Violence**
Join National Indivisible’s Training and Organizing Team LIVE on Thursday, June 4 at 5 PM PDT
What: Workshop on Relational Organizing Amidst Racial Violence
Who: Indivisible’s Training and Organizing Team
When: Thursday, June 4 at 8 PM EST, 5 PM PDT
**ACTION TWO: 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].
This is a national emergency. Please tell the Senator that Congress must stop Trump and force him out of office. Further, it must reassure Americans that police will be held accountable: outlaw police chokeholds, stop transferring Department of Defense weapons of war to police departments and increase oversight and accountability of police departments.
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 THREE: CALL COMPLICIT GREG WALDEN**
SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR WALDEN:
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [town/city], Oregon [zip code].
This is a national emergency. Tell Greg Walden that Congress must stop Trump and force him out of office. Further, it must reassure Americans that police will be held accountable: outlaw police chokeholds, stop transferring Department of Defense weapons of war to police departments and increase oversight and accountability of police departments.
So far it appears Greg Walden is content to follow Donald Trump all the way to a fascist America. I hope I’m wrong; as his constituent, I am still hoping he will put country before party and do the right thing. Now would be a very good time for him to do that.
History is watching.
**ACTION FOUR: BE AN ACTIVIST**
Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Ongoing Event: Oregon Health Authority Coronavirus Update Zoom Conference Calls
TODAY: June 3, 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
June 8 @ 6:30 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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/
CNN clip of Trump photo opp in front of church: https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2020/06/02/donald-trump-church-photo-op-george-floyd-protest-bash-pkg-vpx-es.cnn
DOD Secty.Esper wants Pentagon to “dominate the battlespace”: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/defense-secretary-pledges-pentagon-support-to-help-dominate-the-battlespace-amid-unrest/2020/06/01/7c5b4630-a449-11ea-8681-7d471bf20207_story.html
Portland curfew lifted: https://www.opb.org/news/article/portland-mayor-end-curfew-george-floyd-oregon-protest/