Until the Election is Over!
Just 8-14 Days Until Ballots Mailed!
Some of us in Ashland received our voter’s pamphlet in yesterday’s mail — it’s happening!
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***
Vote Like Your Life Depends On It
Joe Biden will follow sound scientific and professional medical expertise to confront the COVID-19 crisis. He will protect and expand ACA healthcare protections for all Americans.
Trump and his GOP recklessly put their political agenda ahead of our health:
- Knowing none of us have access to the same level of care he’s received, Trump tweeted “Don’t be afraid of COVID”
- Knowing he was infected, Trump exposed hundreds of people to COVID-19. No contact tracing for the Super-spreader in Chief
- Trump and his GOP are the primary source of COVID-19 misinformation, including muzzling federal health agencies and manipulating CDC data
- Trump blocked FDA guidelines for safely releasing vaccines because he wants one before the election
- Trump is ordering a halt to negotiations on a vital COVID relief package while McConnell pushes through his Supreme Court Justice who, in the midst of a pandemic, will help to destroy the ACA
Around the country, the early voting turnout has been phenomenal. The Blue Tsunami is forming. Be a part of it!
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 is ordering a halt to negotiations on a vital COVID relief package while McConnell pushes through his Supreme Court Justice who, in the midst of a pandemic, will help to destroy the ACA. I ask the Senator to:
- Call out Trump’s weakness in trying to hide the facts about the dangers of COVID and his own illness.
- Demand action on COVID relief now.
- Use every means at your disposal to make sure there is no vote on Trump’s Supreme Court nominee 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].
It is unconscionable that Trump is ordering a halt to negotiations on a vital COVID relief package while McConnell pushes through his Supreme Court Justice who, in the midst of a pandemic, will help to destroy the ACA. Tell Greg Walden that I demand he push back against Trump’s deranged assault on my healthcare by:
- Calling out Trump’s weakness in trying to hide the facts about the dangers of COVID and his own illness.
- Demanding that COVID relief is passed now.
- Insisting that there is no vote on Trump’s Supreme Court nominee until after the next inauguration.
Tell Greg to do the right thing for a change. 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/