Until Voting Ends!
We’ve been calling it the November 3rd election, but it really takes place in OCTOBER.
Just 23 Days Until Voting Starts!
Mail service could be iffy this year with Trump and DeJoy attacking the USPS. We urge you to vote early, use a ballot box if you can get to one, then track your ballot (more on tracking once the ballots are mailed).
October 13: Last day to register to vote; postmark or online by 11:59 pm
October 14-20: Voter’s ballots mailed; find your ballot box
October 20: Last day for county Voter’s Pamphlet distribution
October 21: Our recommended last day to mail your ballot
November 3: Ballots must be in a ballot box or with the county clerk by 8 pm
We invite you to watch and share this YouTube video by ORD2 Indivisible co-founder, Jessica Sage:
Our Endorsements 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.
President: Joe Biden
U.S. Senate: Jeff Merkley
U.S. Congress CD2: Alex Spenser
Secretary of State: Shemia Fagan
State Treasurer: Tobias Read
State Attorney General: Ellen Rosenblum
State Senate District 2: Jerry Allen
State Senate District 28: Hugh Palcic
State House District 4: Mary Middleton
State House District 5: Pam Marsh
State House District 6: Alberto Enriquez
Jackson County Commissioner: Terrie Martin
***Today’s Call To Action***
Keep RBG’s SCOTUS Seat Open!
Get Out the BLUE Vote!
WE THE PEOPLE are rising up. We are voting in droves. Trump sees the writing on the wall, knows he is losing. So, he and his GOP enablers conspire to cheat, in plain sight. They are going all-in with every voter suppression tactic in their extensive playbook.
The latest from Trump? Trying to con us into thinking our votes won’t count because he’ll just refuse to leave office, and forcing a quick Senate vote to confirm his ultra-conservative nominee, Amy Barret, to fill RBG’s SCOTUS seat. They hope to move the court so far right that it will:
Rip away our healthcare during a pandemic;
Strip women of their right to choose to have a legal abortion;
Punish immigrants for seeking a better life in America, the land of immigrants;
Diminish LGBTQ rights.
Give Trump the presidency after he loses.
We will not back down. We see Trump’s desperate attempts to cling to power. Join us in support of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s plan to use every available tool to make sure there is no Supreme Court confirmation until after the next inauguration. HELP us in our Get Out the Vote (GOTV) effort! Stay engaged!
Keep Calling and Writing!
Build GOTV Momentum!
Make Sure You-and-Yours Have a Plan to Vote!
**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].
Trump hates to lose; he will do ANYTHING to avoid losing. That is why he is trying to force through his Supreme Court nominee – who will take away our healthcare in a pandemic and gift him the presidency when he loses. Please ask the Senator to support Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s plan to use every available tool to make sure there is no Supreme Court confirmation until after the next inauguration – by refusing unanimous consent, making the GOP get to a quorum on their own, and boycotting sham nomination hearings.
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].
Trump hates to lose; he will do ANYTHING to avoid losing. That is why he is trying to force through his Supreme Court nominee – who will take away our healthcare in a pandemic and gift him the presidency when he loses. Tell Greg to stand up for the rule of law – not the rule of Trump – and insist that there be no Supreme Court confirmation until after the inauguration.
Lindsey Graham was right about one thing, Donald Trump (and Mitch McConnell) is destroying the GOP. How can Greg enable that? It makes him complicit.
Where’s Walden? History is watching; Greg’s legacy is at stake.
**ACTION THREE: BE AN ACTIVIST**
September 28, 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.
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/