Until the Election is Over!
Just 1-7 Days Until Ballots Mailed!
Pamphlets are out — ballots coming soon!
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 — TODAY! Last day to register; postmark or online by 11:59 pm
October 14-20 — THIS WEEK: Voter’s ballots mailed; find your ballot box
October 21: NEXT TUESDAY: 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***
Count Every Vote
We all look forward to putting Election Season behind us. While voting will end on November 3rd, Election Season ends only when every vote has been counted.
We deserve government leaders who protect us from pandemics and other threats, both foreign and domestic. We deserve leaders who protect, rather than restrict, our rights. A majority of us wants the next president to fill the SCOTUS vacancy. Our vote is our voice, and we will be heard this election season.
Trump and his GOP have failed us. They are weak and scared. They know we reject their greed and hate mongering. They are desperately packing our courts with ideologues, hoping their judges will override our will. They are afraid of us and of our vote.
We can and will stop them. We pledge to work from now until election season ends to overwhelm their efforts to stop our votes from being cast and counted. We insist our members of Congress also pledge to COUNT EVERY VOTE and demand their colleagues and the press join them. We pledge to join together to resist Trump and his GOP enablers’ flagrant attempts to undermine our will and our democracy. We will be heard.
Vote BLUE Up & Down the Ballot!
Count Every 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].
Please thank the Senator for all he does. [For Merkley: . . . thank the Senator for speaking out against court packing.] I also ask him to:
- Pledge publicly to ensure every vote is counted before election season ends.
- Publicly insist every MoC go on record pledging to ensure every vote is counted before election season ends and call out any colleague who doesn’t take the pledge.
- Use all the tools at his disposal to stop a Supreme Court confirmation before the inauguration – force a Senate vote on any rules changes Mitch tries to enact.
I pledge to do everything I can to get out the vote and protect the results.
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].
As Greg Walden’s constituent, I insist that he honors the will of the people, as expressed in our vote. It is time to go on record to protect the vote. That means pledging that Election Season will continue until every vote is counted — and then insisting his colleagues and the press do the same. Our vote is our voice, and Greg has an opportunity to leave his constituents with the gift of protecting our voices.
Silence is complicity.
**ACTION THREE: BE AN ACTIVIST**
October 14, 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.
Letters to Voters Garden and Zoom Parties – Medford and Your Home
TODAY: October 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Letters to Voters – The Big Send – Medford
October 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 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:
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/
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/
Step one is turning out the vote. Step two is protecting it. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/10/06/no-matter-what-happens-we-need-full-fair-election/
Local officials should prepare against Trump-inspired voter intimidation. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/local-officials-should-prepare-against-trump-inspired-voter-intimidation/2020/10/05/867709ea-0454-11eb-b7ed-141dd88560ea_story.html
Justice Dept. Eases Election Fraud Inquiry Constraints as Trump Promotes False Narrative – The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/07/us/politics/justice-department-election-fraud.html
6 Reasons Not to Panic About the Election. https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/10/05/6-reasons-not-to-panic-about-the-election-426415
Opinion | Trump is in debt. We can’t ignore the national security risks that come with that. – The Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/10/11/trump-is-debt-we-cant-ignore-national-security-risks-that-come-with-that/