Until Voting Ends!
We’ve been calling it the November 3rd election, but it really takes place in OCTOBER.
Just 22 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***
WE THE PEOPLE demand that the SCOTUS upholds the rule of law, not the corrupt cult of Trumpism. We demand a Supreme Court that protects our civil rights, our environment, our vote, our health and reproductive rights — and our BIPOC, LGBTQ, and immigrant communities.
Trump wants the Supreme Court to repeat its 2000 election decision so he can avoid accountability for his countless crimes against us. His GOP wants SCOTUS to overturn the ACA — to take health care from millions, throw our fragile health care system into financial chaos, and remove protections for pre-existing conditions, including a positive COVID-19 test. They want to:
- Prevent women from obtaining safe abortions;
- Promote racist and elitist policies;
- Brutalize BIPOC, LGBTQ, immigrant, Muslim, and Jewish communities;
- Put profit before our planet, our health, our lives, our finances, and our Constitutional rights.
We insist that our members of Congress fight for the rule of law, call out unfit Donald Trump’s criminality, and do all they can to prevent confirmation of his SCOTUS nominee before the inauguration. We demand that EVERYONE’s constitutional rights be respected.
Stronger together, we make our daily calls and have a plan to vote!
Get Out the BLUE 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].
We cannot allow the Supreme Court to continue sabotaging our democracy and prevent implementation of programs to fix the crises we now face. I ask the Senator to:
- Call out Trump’s lawlessness — his desperate attempts and threats to undermine our election and avoid accountability for defrauding our government and disregarding our lives;
- Use every available method to prevent a vote on Trump’s Supreme Court nominee before the inauguration: speak at length, object to unanimous consent agreements, utilize new legislative day rules, object to lifting quorum calls, move to adjourn and recess, utilize layover requirements, raise points of order, file cloture, fast-track statutes, utilize rule XIV, boycott the farcical hearings;
- Commit to reforming the Supreme Court to save our democracy
- Call out the GOP’s refusal to vote on the pandemic relief that Americans need and then demand there be no continuing resolution until the HEROES Act is passed
We cannot cave to Trump and his GOP’s bullying.
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].
Today would be a good day for Greg Walden to honor his oath of office. Here it is in case he has forgotten what he was elected to do:
“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.”
Notice that he is supposed to “bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution,” not Donald Trump. Tell Greg that we’re still here, still waiting for him to do that.
**ACTION THREE: BE AN ACTIVIST**
September 30, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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:
**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/