124 Days

Until the November 3rd Election


 Our Recommendations for November

What Voting Blue means to us: We Steering Committee members are pragmatic progressives with no “purity or litmus tests” for our key issues. Rather, we will support the candidate that comes closest to our positions, which means that moderate Joe Biden is much preferred to fascist Donald Trump. And, electability matters; one can’t govern from the sidelines. Sometimes that means backing someone who looks less blue than their opponent, someone who is in better position to be elected and actually help us. Finally, some candidates might want us to maintain our distance for political reasons specific to their constituencies. We respect that, so people we would otherwise recommend may be missing from this list.

Let’s elect a progressive to the hyper-conservative GOP dominated Jackson County Board of Commissioners!

President: Joe Biden

U.S. Senate: Jeff Merkley

Jackson County Commissioner: Terrie Martin

Watch this space; more to come.


***Today’s Call To Action***

DEMAND CONGRESS ACT TO SAVE AMERICA FROM TRUMP!


US  intelligence found abundant evidence that Russia interfered in the 2016 election.  Trump called the findings a hoax.  He continued to support Putin’s international agenda. 

Republican leadership has blocked every election security bill sent to the Senate and stripped requirements to report foreign campaign interference from the National Defense Authorization Act. 

US intelligence has had evidence for months that Russia was directly paying the Taliban to kill Americans.  Trump says it’s all a hoax and besides, he didn’t know about it.  Instead of responding, he invited Russia to rejoin the G7.  Republicans continue to defend him. 

His enablers and apologists say he didn’t read the reports, discounted them, or forgot them.  If so,  he’s clearly unfit for office.  If he‘s just lying, he has committed treason. 

Trump repeatedly advances Putin’s interests over those of America and our allies.   Republicans continue to protect Trump for their own political purposes—staying in power as a minority party—even at the cost of our democratic institutions and national security. 

Demand that Congress Act. NOW.  At the very least, demand that they continue investigating the failures and refusals of Trump and the GOP to protect Americans and our institutions from Russian aggression.  At the same time, every member of Congress who cares about our country should be calling out Trump’s treason, and the Republicans that make it possible

 Call it what it is. Treason!

Flip the Senate BLUE!

Banish the GOP from Power!


**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 am calling because as long as Trump continues to ignore our own intelligence agencies and advances Putin’s interests over those of America and our allies, our democratic institutions and national security are at risk. 

I am asking the Senator to demand investigations into the continuing failures and refusals of the Trump administration to protect Americans and our institutions from Russian aggression.  I am also asking him to support the FIRE Act to help defend our elections by requiring campaigns to report attempted interference by foreign entities.  He must also ensure true oversight of government agencies and officials by protecting independent Inspectors General. 

I also ask him to call Trump’s actions what they are: Treason.

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 because as long as Trump continues to ignore our own intelligence agencies and advances Putin’s interests over those of America and our allies, our democratic institutions and national security are at risk. 

I demand that Greg Walden support investigations into the continuing failures and refusals of the Trump administration to protect Americans and our institutions from Russian aggression.  I am also asking him to support the FIRE Act to help defend our elections by requiring campaigns to report attempted interference by foreign entities.  He must also ensure true oversight of government agencies and officials by protecting independent Inspectors General. 

Trump is committing treason. Greg is his complicit enabler. His only way out at this point is to speak the truth and ask for forgiveness.

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 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.

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/