29 Days

Until the Election is Over!


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

Just 10-16 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***

Make a Plan to Vote


Joe Biden will protect us from COVID. He has a pandemic plan. He wears a mask. He has socially-distant election events. Joe Biden’s response to COVID embodies the love and respect he has for all Americans.

Trump lays ill in a hospital, infected by a deadly virus he mocked. Trump deliberately downplayed the virus – 200,000+ are dead. Trump benefits from government sponsored healthcare while vowing to take healthcare away from so many of us.

Democrats in Congress protect us from COVID. The Democrat-led House passed two COVID relief bills – to help us with medical care, unemployment, food, housing.

Mitch McConnell’s GOP controlled Senate refuses to pass COVID relief, leaving us all in peril. Even as GOP Senators fall sick from COVID, McConnell abandons his duty, determined to ram through a Supreme Court nominee increasing the chance of more people losing their healthcare in the middle of a pandemic.

Call Congress NOW!

Make your voting plan 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 and the GOP have abandoned us. Even as they fall ill from COVID, they won’t pass COVID relief and are trying to ram through a Supreme Court nominee who I fear will help rip away our healthcare. I ask the Senator to:

  • Push for the Senate to pass COVID relief.
  • Use all Senate tools to stop the Supreme Court confirmation. Refuse to agree to unanimous consent and make the GOP obtain a quorum on their own.

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’m calling to express my outrage that Greg Walden has so little regard for our democracy and the rule of law that he endorses the Trumpist agenda through his silence — and his votes. He has betrayed his oath and I will hold him accountable for that until his last day in office.

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 5, 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:

Joe Biden’s social distance campaign:

https://www.businessinsider.com/joe-biden-socially-distant-presidential-campaign-photos-2020-7#when-the-former-vice-president-holds-press-conferences-journalists-have-their-own-circles-to-maintain-physical-distance-3

 Joe Biden’s COVID plan:

https://joebiden.com/covid-plan/

Trump Failed to protect America and Himself:

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2020-10-02/donald-trump-covid-president-failed-to-protect-his-country-and-himself

Trump mocks Biden on COVID:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewsolender/2020/09/07/trump-mocks-biden-for-pledging-to-defer-to-public-health-experts-on-coronavirus/#128761e33264

Trump takes advantage of healthcare others don’t have:

https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/columnists/rekha-basu/2020/10/02/trump-tests-positive-covid-everyone-should-take-virus-seriously/5895212002/

 Democrats pass 2 COVID relief bills:

https://www.cnet.com/personal-finance/every-way-the-new-heroes-act-compares-to-the-cares-act-from-march/

McConnell won’t pass COVID relief:

https://www.newsweek.com/stimulus-updated-heroes-act-1535958

Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee  – opponent of ACA:

https://www.businessinsider.com/trumps-supreme-court-nominee-vocal-opponent-of-obamacare-2020-9