32 Days

Until the Election is Over!


We’ve been calling it the November 3rd election, but it really takes place in OCTOBER.

Just 13-19 Days Until Ballots Mailed!

Are you ready? Have you checked your registration? 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).

Important Dates:

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:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQNs_kR5JN0


 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***

Trump is Unfit. Vote Him Out!


We demand a president who cares about us no matter what we look like, where we live, or for whom we vote. Joe Biden will be that President.  During the debate, with presidential composure and restraint, Joe Biden showed us that he understands Trump’s COVID failures and will do all he can to protect our healthcare.  He pays his fair share of taxes and supports his son’s battle with addiction.

Meanwhile, Trump continues to demonstrate he is amoral and has never been fit for office:

  • He outed himself as a dyed-in-the-wool racist, refusing to condemn white supremacy, telling the neo-Nazi Proud Boys to “Stand by.” Stand by for what?

  • He has declared war on the very idea of fair and impartial elections. He knows he is losing and is so desperate to win that he hopes to intimidate us at the polls and rush through a Supreme Court nominee who will give him the election.

  • He lives a delusional life where facts are whatever he says they are. Trump was corrupt when he entered office. Since then he lays claim to absolute power, which as we know, corrupts absolutely. He gets worse with each passing day that he commands the power of the POTUS. 

Trump knows a majority of the people want him gone. We have the power to actualize his fear in this election.  Return this country to majority rule by TAKING ACTION.

People are already voting. We Oregonians will have our ballots in a couple of weeks. Keep calling Congress.  Make your voting plan NOW.  Help friends and family make their voting plans NOW.

Get Out the BLUE Vote NOW!


**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 is amoral and unfit to be POTUS. I ask the Senator to:

  • Condemn Trump for being a racist and ask the Senate to censure him.
  • Use all the tools at his disposal to slow down Senate work and make sure there is no Supreme Court confirmation before the inauguration.
  • Pass the HEROES Act now.

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]. 

Trump is amoral and unfit to be POTUS. Why can’t Greg Walden renounce Donald Trump’s racism? Why can’t Greg denounce Donald Trump’s attack on fair elections? Why is Greg fiddling away his last days in office when he could stake a moral stand?

Is Greg OK with Trump asking the Proud Boys to “Stand By?” Is Greg a racist?

Silence is complicity.

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**

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
https://ord2indivisible.org/event/ord2-indivisible-virtual-general-meeting-state-and-federal-candidate-forum/


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:

Biden will protect out healthcare: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYrOah3URGk&feature=youtu.be

Biden understands Trump’s COVID failures

https://twitter.com/PodSaveAmerica/status/1311119502201901056?s=20

Trump is racist and won’t condemn Neo-Nazis

https://twitter.com/axios/status/1311127476391772160?s=20

Trump makes Proud Boys “so happy”

https://www.salon.com/2020/09/30/were-readywhite-supremacist-proud-boys-activated-after-president-trump-tells-them-to-stand-by/

Trump is the greatest threat to our election: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/30/us/politics/trump-debate-election.html

Joe Biden pays his fair share of taxes

https://www.npr.org/2020/09/29/918281941/biden-harris-release-2019-tax-returns-hours-before-the-first-debate

Trump’s debt is a national security risk

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/09/29/opinion/trumps-debt-is-national-security-risk/