126 Days

Until the November 3rd Election


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We will be listing our recommendations for the election here.


***Today’s Call To Action***

The Senate, House and We the People

ALL Need to Do Our Jobs!


The Progressive Way is saving lives, keeping people housed, protecting voting rights, preventing police brutality. The Democratic House has passed 400 bills that Trump’s GOP Senate—led by Grim Reaper McConnell—refuses to address. The Heroes Act protects our vote and financial security. The Justice in Policing Act limits police brutality. The Progressive Way demands that we stand together for all Americans.

Trump’s GOP, McConnell‘s Senate, and Barr‘s DOJ have turned protecting us into partisan gamesmanship, our suffering into racist tropes. They refuse to address the long-term effects of systemic racism or our current crises, instead they promote fear, hate, and violence. Trump allowed our soldiers to die, as Putin paid their killers. Trump hid intelligence assessments. His GOP is silently complicit. That includes lame-duck Greg Walden.

Republicans don’t govern; they abuse power, enrich themselves, and suppress the vote to hold onto power as a minority party. 

We the People call for our Senators to pressure Republican colleagues to do their job: pass essential legislation, oppose Program 1033 expansion, and stop protecting Trump.

We the People call for our Representatives to impeach Barr, subpoena past and present intelligence community members to testify immediately and bring charges of inherent contempt for failure to comply.

We the People pledge to do our job—to get out the vote, to remove Trump from office and to flip the Senate BLUE! 


**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]. 

I urge the Senator to call on his Senate colleagues to do their jobs: 

  • Pass the Heroes Act 
  • Pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act 
  • Pass the Voting Rights Advancement Act 
  • Support the Schatz-Paul amendment to remove Program 1033 from the National Defense Authorization Act 
  • Immediately investigate the handling of intelligence about Russian bounty payments for dead US soldiers
  • Immediately investigate Barr’s interference in SDNY investigations and use of unidentifiable, heavily armed men against peaceful protesters 
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]. 

I am calling to demand that Greg Walden uphold his oath of office and do his job: 

  • End the 1033 program 
  • Immediately investigate the handling of intelligence about Russian bounty payments for dead US soldiers 
  • Immediately investigate Barr’s interference in SDNY investigations and use of unidentifiable, heavily armed men against peaceful protesters 
  • Issue subpoenas for Barr and the current and former Director’s of National Intelligence to testify immediately

To remain silent on all of this is a moral outrage. If that’s Greg’s decision, I call on him to resign his office effective immediately. 

Where’s Walden? History is watching; Greg’s legacy is at stake. 

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**

July 1, 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.

Coming Friday, July 3rd to the Guerrilla Drive-In… ‘The Brainwashing of My Dad’
July 3 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm
https://ord2indivisible.org/event/coming-friday-july-3rd-to-the-guerrilla-drive-in-the-brainwashing-of-my-dad/

ORD2 Indivisible Virtual General Meeting
July 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
https://ord2indivisible.org/event/ord2-indivisible-virtual-general-meeting-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:

https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2020-06-27/biden-slams-trump-over-reported-russian-bounties-placed-on-u-s-troops 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/06/29/trumps-corruption-gets-worse-some-democrats-want-tougher-response/ 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/russian-bounties-to-taliban-linked-militants-resulted-in-deaths-of-us-troops-according-to-intelligence-assessments/2020/06/28/74ffaec2-b96a-11ea-80b9-40ece9a701dc_story.html 

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/26/us/politics/russia-afghanistan-bounties.amp.html#click=https://t.co/BTnwE0huWJ 

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/28/us/politics/russian-bounties-warnings-trump.html 

https://www.newsandguts.com/nyt-it-strains-credulity-to-believe-trump-didnt-know-of-russian-plot/ 

https://t.co/Qnc1QnOQuE?amp=1 

https://www.newsweek.com/william-barr-not-americas-attorney-general-opinion-1513822 

https://www.citizensforethics.org/doj-non-prosecution-memo/ 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jun/28/jim-clyburn-interview-trump-biden-us-democracy?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/with-trump-leading-the-way-americas-coronavirus-failures-exposed-by-record-surge-in-new-infections/2020/06/27/bd15aea2-b7c4-11ea-a8da-693df3d7674a_story.html 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jun/29/racism-coronavirus-covid-19-black-brown-america?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2020/jun/29/direct-cash-payments-plan-fight-poverty-us-mayors?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other 

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/maxine-waters-heartless-trump-confederate-statues_n_5ef51ca7c5b6ca97090d0869 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jun/28/man-dies-shooting-louisville-kentucky-protest-breonna-taylor-killing?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other 

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/28/opinion/george-washington-confederate-statues.html