Until the November 3rd Election
***Today’s Call To Action***
FOCUS ON PEOPLE!
PASS THE HEROES ACT NOW!
Grim Reaper McConnell is refusing to take any action on the HEROES Act until the end of July. That will give the Senate a total of three weeks to pass it before they leave for their month-long summer break. The House bill isn’t perfect, but it includes vital assistance to people whose access to basic needs is still threatened because of the pandemic, as well as aid to actual small businesses.
The Republicans who pushed through a $1.5 trillion tax cut for the rich and who are refusing to disclose how previous relief money has been distributed are pretending that moving quickly on this bill would be fiscally irresponsible. Because, of course they are.
Rather than working now to get vital legislation enacted that would help the people of this country, McConnell will spend the time pushing to fill every possible federal judgeship with extreme conservatives. It’s a political agenda he has been dedicated to ever since Trump was elected and as the next election nears, his pace has quickened.
During this pandemic, it is a moral outrage that McConnell continues to put his political agenda above American lives.
Stop the Grim Reaper!
Put People First!
Pass the HEROS Act!
**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].
Nearly 40 million Americans are unemployed. The House version of the HEROES Act includes vital assistance to people whose access to basic needs are still threatened because of the pandemic. Mitch McConnell must stop politicizing the Senate with judges and move on a HEROES act that will help people. I am asking the Senator to demand a Senate version of HEROES be brought to a vote now with a focus on people, not corporations. Businesses must have legal accountability.
Also, please remind him to call for both Barr and Trump to resign. Publicly. Loudly. Every Day.
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].
Nearly 40 million Americans are unemployed. The HEROES Act includes vital assistance to people whose access to basic needs are still threatened because of the pandemic. I am outraged that Greg Walden voted against it. Tell him to put the health and safety of his constituents ahead of politics, support the Every Worker Protection Act and insist that all economic relief packages include protections for workers and uphold legal accountability for businesses.
This should be another nonpartisan issue; democracy demands access to safe voting. To remain silent now, as Greg continues to do, is a moral outrage. If that is his decision, I call on him to resign his office effective immediately.
History is watching; Greg’s legacy is at stake.
**ACTION THREE: BE AN ACTIVIST**
US Senator Ron Wyden Virtual Town Hall – Jackson, Josephine, Klamath and Lake Counties
TODAY: June 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Ongoing Event: Oregon Health Authority Coronavirus Update Zoom Conference Calls
TODAY: June 15, 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.
Friday Night at the Guerrilla Drive-In – Medford
June 19 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 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:
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/
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/