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Important Dates:

October 21: Wednesday: 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




***Today’s Call To Action***

Yes COVID Relief!

No Barrett Confirmation!


The third wave of COVID infections is beginning. Instead of addressing that reality, Trump and his Republican allies do nothing to slow the virus’ spread, nothing to help American’s put at increased risk by Trump’s reckless denial of pandemic science.

  • COVID pushed 8 million Americans into poverty since May and 22 million working poor are close.
  • 6 million missed their September rent or mortgage payment.
  • 29.5% of households with kids suffer food insecurity, unprecedented in modern times.
  • COVID job losses and early retirement account withdrawals mean half of Americans over 55 may retire poor.
  • Harvard economists warn COVID “is the greatest threat to prosperity since 1929.”

Trump and his sycophant’s priorities are clear — maintain power at all costs, including American livelihoods and financial security.  So, they focus on packing the Supreme Court with extreme conservatives. Nominee Amy Coney Barrett skated through Senate hearings last week with well-practiced evasions. Senator Dick Durban said in frustration: “What was the point of these hearings if we really don’t know what she thinks about any issue?”

Well, the point is Trump and the Republicans believe Barret will:

  • Gut Obamacare.
  • Oppose gay rights.
  • Tacitly support voter suppression.
  • Limit or ban abortions.
  • And, BONUS, be the vote allowing Trump to remain president.

Barrett’s confirmation vote could come as early as this Friday. Nancy Pelosi has set a deadline for agreeing to a COVID relief bill for TOMORROW. Time is running out. 

Call Congress!

Vote BLUE Up & Down the Ballot!

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]. 

It’s an obscenity that Republicans are rushing to pack the Supreme Court as COVID is again exploding. People need help. Eight million people have been thrown into poverty since May and another 22 million are close. Childhood food insecurity is soaring. Meanwhile, the Senate GOP is spending its time packing the court! I ask the Senator to do whatever he can to:

  • Demand COVID relief NOW
  • Delay the SCOTUS vote until after the 2021 inauguration

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]. 

It’s an obscenity that Republicans are rushing to pack the Supreme Court as COVID is again exploding. People need help. Eight million people have been thrown into poverty since May and another 22 million are close. Childhood food insecurity is soaring. Meanwhile, the Senate GOP is spending its time packing the court! Tell Greg Walden to stand up for his constituents and:

  • Demand COVID relief NOW
  • Delay the SCOTUS vote until after the 2021 inauguration

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 19, 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.

Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Event: Jacksonville & Applegate Meet the Candidates: Terrie Martin for Jackson Co. Commissioner & Rep Pam Marsh, House District 5
October 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
https://ord2indivisible.org/event/non-ord2-indivisible-sponsored-event-jacksonville-applegate-meet-the-candidates-terrie-martin-for-jackson-co-commissioner-rep-pam-marsh-house-district-5/

Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Event: Meet the Candidate County-wide Forum: Terrie Martin for Jackson County Commissioner
October 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
https://ord2indivisible.org/event/non-ord2-indivisible-sponsored-event-meet-the-candidate-county-wide-forum-terrie-martin-for-jackson-county-commissioner-tuesday-october-20-700-800-pm/
Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Event: Upper & Middle Rogue Communities Meet the Candidate: Terrie Martin for Jackson County Commissioner
October 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
https://ord2indivisible.org/event/non-ord2-indivisible-sponsored-event-upper-middle-rogue-communities-meet-the-candidate-terrie-martin-for-jackson-county-commissioner/

Ongoing Action:
ORD2 Indivisible Virtual Postcard and Letter Writing PartiesPostcards 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/