Until the Election is Over!
We’ve been calling it the November 3rd election, but it really takes place in OCTOBER.
Just 14-20 Days Until Ballots Mailed!
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***
Make the Financial System Work for THE PEOPLE!
Trump’s tax avoidance is really about a corrupt and broken financial system that rewards the wealthy at the expense of the working/middle class. Trump has taken advantage of this system—and it will get worse if he is reelected. We must stop him from consolidating power.
Trump thinks the best way to help the economy is to keep taxes low for the wealthy and corporations. To him, a millionaire paying $750 in taxes while a teacher pays $7,000 is a system that works. Trump’s top second term priority is to keep cutting taxes for corporations/wealthy investors, paid for by slashing Medicare/Social Security.
Biden’s plan is popular and helps the average American:
$15 federal minimum wage.
12 weeks paid family leave.
Higher taxes on the wealthiest 1% and big corporations, cutting taxes for the middle class.
Free college for families making < $125,000.
Expanded rent subsidies for low-income families.
We must make our Get Out The Vote messaging clear – this is bigger than just Trump’s taxes. It is about who can lead us out of the Trump economic recession. If Trump has his way, people like him will be fine. The rest of us will suffer. Remember, Trump and his GOP enablers care about one thing, staying in power. Our job is to take back that power.
Demand a Government Of, By and For The People!
Work for a Big, Beautiful BLUE Landslide!
(Much of Background is condensed from The Message Box by Dan Pfeiffer.)
**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’s tax avoidance is really about a corrupt and broken financial system that rewards the wealthy at the expense of the working and middle class. I believe that a fairer tax code is a top priority for the next Congress.
For this Congress, please ask the Senator to help pass the HEROES Act and use all the tools at his disposal to stop the Supreme Court confirmation until after the next inauguration.
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].
Tell Greg Walden that I demand him to put country over party, that he supports the HEROES Act and that he opposes any Supreme Court appointment until after the inauguration in January.
Silence is complicity.
**ACTION THREE: BE AN ACTIVIST**
October 2, 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.
ORD2 Indivisible Virtual General Meeting: State and Federal Candidate Forum
October 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 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:
…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/
The Message Box by Dan Pfeiffer: https://bit.ly/2SdfqCz
Biden’s economic plan: https://joebiden.com/build-back-better/