Until the Election is Over!
Just 19-15 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).
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:
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***
Resist. Persist. Insist.
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris exude compassion, thoughtfulness, knowledge, experience, and calm. They speak of unifying the country, of pandemic mitigation and prevention, of economic recovery, of social and environmental healing.
In contrast, there’s Trump. Just last week he:
Mocked science and those who respect experts’ recommendations
Held super-spreader events
Failed to denounce white supremacist violence, calling on them to “monitor” polling places
Was caught abusing our tax system, possibly fraudulently, and paying virtually no taxes
Was caught with debt that risks national security
Was accused of “aiding and abetting” Putin by former National Security Advisor H. R. McMaster
Fell ill from COVID-19 — even though he had the power to contain the pandemic and prevent most of the 210,000 deaths and 7.5 million diagnoses that disproportionately impact BIPOC communities
Pushed a Supreme Court Nominee who will take away our healthcare in a pandemic
In other word, Donald Trump, and the GOP that enables him, are enemies of The People.
We call on Congress to protect us and American democracy. Congress must pass COVID relief, refuse to fill the SCOTUS vacancy until after the inauguration, and block Trump and his GOP’s schemes to disrupt our election and create chaos.
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].
I appreciate all the Senator does to protect the People and American democracy. I urge him as a progressive leader to do everything possible to:
- Protect our election — now and between election day and the inauguration
- Ensure the press and his constituents know how he is protecting our vote and its outcome
- Block all attempts to fill the SCOTUS vacancy until after the inauguration
- Continue to pressure his colleagues to pass a COVID-19 rescue package
- Investigate the national security risk of Trump’s debt
- Censure Trump for refusing to commit to a peaceful transition and for calling on white supremacist vigilantes to help him retain power.
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’s illness doesn’t absolve him of responsibility for his actions. I insist that Greg Walden put The People and the US Constitution before his party and:
- Protect our election — now and between election day and the inauguration
- Vote to censure Trump for refusing to commit to a peaceful transition and for calling on white supremacist vigilantes to help him retain power
- Investigate the national security risk of Trump’s debt.
Silence is complicity.
**ACTION THREE: BE AN ACTIVIST**
October 7, 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 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/
Our Endorsement: Joe Biden should be our president – Portland Press Herald
The very strong case for Bidenomics: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/01/opinion/trump-biden-economic-policy.html?referringSource=articleShare
A debate that can’t be ignored: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/30/opinion/trump-biden-debate-2020.html?referringSource=articleShare
Trump’s ex-national security adviser says president is ‘aiding and abetting’ Putin: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/10/01/former-national-security-adviser-trump-putin-424458
Justice Dept., FBI planning for the possibility of Election Day violence, voting disruptions: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/fbi-election-poll-watchers/2020/10/02/6d482f48-0414-11eb-a2db-417cddf4816a_story.html
Opinion | Trump’s ugly rant in Minnesota shows why Republicans fear he’ll lose: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/10/01/trumps-ugly-rant-minnesota-shows-why-republicans-fear-hell-lose/
10 things you need to know about Trump’s tax returns | Salon.com: https://www.salon.com/2020/10/03/10-things-you-need-to-know-about-trumps-tax-returns_partner/
Trump said poor Americans should pay taxes to be ‘part of the game’: CNN – Business Insider: https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-taxes-poor-americans-should-pay-be-part-game-comments-2020-9
A comparison of the candidates: https://votesaveamerica.com/the-candidates/
White House Spreads COVID-19 and Lies About Trump’s Health: https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/10/white-house-spreads-covid-19-and-lies-about-trumps-health.html
Confusion Reigns Over Trump’s Condition – News & Guts Media: https://www.newsandguts.com/confusion-reigns-over-trumps-condition/
Rose Garden event suspected of virus outbreak alarms D.C. officials – The Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-rose-garden-virus-dc/2020/10/03/78d5689c-0592-11eb-a2db-417cddf4816a_story.html
A west wing melt-down: https://www.axios.com/trump-coronavirus-mark-meadows-west-wing-65fb1a74-59b4-4cb3-9326-47aa7d83b946.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter_axiosam&stream=top
Trump, Covid and empathy for the world’s least empathetic man: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/oct/04/trump-covid-hospital-sympathy-decency?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
Senate Democrats urge inspector general to probe interference at HHS: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/10/01/senate-hhs-inspector-general-interference-probe-424578