Until We Are DONE Voting!
We Are Receiving Our Ballots!
We are Voting!
TOMORROW, 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:
***Today’s Call To Action***
Everyone deserves to exercise their right to vote, and everyone deserves to have their vote counted — without interference or intimidation.
Democrats work for their constituents and support free and fair elections. More people have voted for Democrats in every recent election. However, gerrymandering and myriad other forms of voter suppression have blocked our power, resulting in GOP minority rule.
Trump and his GOP have failed us as leaders. They are losing this election, and they are desperate. Trump broadcasts his intention to disrupt our election. His GOP breaks Senate rules to pack SCOTUS with yet another unqualified Trump appointee who’ll they hope will hand them the election, cement their minority rule, and ensure their interests usurp our rights.
We outnumber them. If we join together, we can overwhelm Trump and his GOP enablers with our votes and resist their attempts to undermine our will and our democracy. To do this, we must:
- Work tirelessly to get out the vote.
- Demand there be no SCOTUS confirmation until after the inauguration.
- Insist all Members of Congress state publicly that election season ends only when we have all voted and our votes have been counted.
We will vote. We will resist. We will be heard.
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].
Election Season is underway. Please thank the Senator for all he does to protect our election and block the latest GOP court packing. I’m calling today to ask him to do even more to protect our votes and:
- State publicly that Election Season ends only when all of us have voted and our votes are counted — without interference or intimidation — and insist your colleagues join you.
- Demand there be no more GOP court packing — starting with no SCOTUS confirmation — before the 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].
Senators McConnell and Sasse have paved the way for Republicans to break with Trump. I urge Greg Walden to denounce Trump’s rush to fill the SCOTUS vacancy with a nominee he’s chosen to help him stay in power. I also insist Greg publicly reminds his constituents, colleagues and the press that Election Season does not end until all of us have voted and our votes are counted — without interference or intimidation.
Silence is complicity.
**ACTION THREE: BE AN ACTIVIST**
October 21, 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.
TODAY: October 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
October 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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 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/
When it comes to suppression of Black votes, it’s the 19th century all over again https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/when-it-comes-to-suppression-of-black-votes-its-the-19th-century-all-over-again/2020/10/16/68e22f1e-0f07-11eb-8a35-237ef1eb2ef7_story.html
Amid fears of Election Day chaos, one county prepares for anxious days after the vote https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/amid-fears-of-election-day-chaos-one-county-prepares-for-anxious-days-after-the-vote/2020/10/17/c2c9e928-0a60-11eb-a166-dc429b380d10_story.html
White House opposes expanded coronavirus testing, complicating stimulus talks https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/16/business/white-house-coronavirus-testing.html
Pelosi sets Tuesday deadline for reaching stimulus deal with White House https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2020/10/18/pelosi-stimulus-economy-trump/
Georgia at a tipping point – The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/16/us/politics/georgia-polls-trump-biden.html
Voter confusion rattles election officials in Pennsylvania near Monday’s deadline to register https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/voter-confusion-rattles-election-officials-in-pennsylvania-near-mondays-deadline-to-register/2020/10/19/87f9ab9c-0ff8-11eb-b1e8-16b59b92b36d_story.html
The latest outbreak of GOP panic about Trump contains a key tell https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/10/19/latest-outbreak-gop-panic-about-trump-contains-key-tell/
A 2009 Supreme Court ruling may require Barrett to recuse herself from 2020 election cases https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/10/17/amy-coney-barrett-recuse-2020-election-cases-caperton-v-massey-coal-co/
Trump files emergency request with Supreme Court to stop release of his tax returns – CBS News https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-tax-returns-supreme-court-emergency-request/