25 Days

Until the Election is Over!


Just 6-12 Days Until Ballots Mailed!

Pamphlets are arriving — 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).

Important Dates:

October 13 — Next Tuesday: Last day to register; postmark or online by 11:59 pm

October 14-20 — Next Week: 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

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***

Sick Man, Sick Party


Trump is sick. His body is sick with COVID-19; his mind is sick with malignant narcissism compounded by high doses of steroids. He’s bleeding support, yet desperate to stay in power to avoid prison for his many crimes.

Trump ignored expert recommendations, then shrugged off about 211,000 COVID-19 deaths. He hid his own infection, blaming first the military and then gold star parents for infecting him. He knowingly exposed numerous people, including his secret service detail.

Trump and his GOP enablers gleefully rip children from their parents at the border. They gleefully rush to confirm a SCOTUS nominee, hoping to steal the election and end our health care, reproductive, and civil rights. Trump gleefully commits federal and Constitutional crimes, knowing his GOP will gleefully protect him and themselves from accountability. 

We know who Trump and his enablers are, and we are not helpless. We have the power to call our Members of Congress daily and insist they amplify the message to count every vote while using every tool at their disposal to block confirmation of Trump’s SCOTUS nominee. We have the power to do everything we possibly can to Get Out the Vote and protect the results. 

Call Congress!

Make your voting plan!

Get Out The BLUE Vote!


**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 am appalled by Trump’s disregard for THE PEOPLE and our Constitution. The cruelty of his border “policy” is beyond imagining. His behavior as a super-spreader of COVID-19 and misinformation continues to threaten our national security, our health, and our election. I urge the Senator to push for investigations into:

  • The abuse of children and women at our border
  • The national security impact of Trump’s debt
  • Trump’s seemingly intentional spread of his COVID-19 infection

I also urge the Senator to use every available means to:

  • Block confirmation of Trump’s SCOTUS nominee
  • Protect our election and its outcome, including insisting that the press not call the election until every vote is counted.

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 am appalled by Trump’s disregard for THE PEOPLE and our Constitution. The cruelty of his border “policy” is beyond imagining. His behavior as a super-spreader of COVID-19 and misinformation continues to threaten our national security, our health, and our election. I want Greg Walden to push for investigations into:

  • The abuse of children and women at our border
  • The national security impact of Trump’s debt
  • Trump’s seemingly intentional spread of his COVID-19 infection

I also demand that he put the interests of his constituents before party loyalty and that he uses every tool he has to protect our election and its outcome by insisting that every vote be counted.

Tell Greg to do the right thing for a change. 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 9, 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/