***Today’s Call To Action***
Elections Have Consequences
Trump and his GOP know they cannot win an honest election, so are desperate to cement their minority rule to help themselves and their donors. That’s why they installed their illegitimate supreme court justice. The Washington Post reports that Mitch McConnell said Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to the Supreme Court will be a “political asset” for the Republican Party heading into the final week . . .
The cure? Expand House control. Take back the Senate. Elect Biden and Harris.
Then Congress passes laws to make sure Everyone Counts. We get rid of the filibuster, expand and reform the courts, and abolish the electoral college. For starters.
Get Out the BLUE Vote!
**ACTION ONE: CALL OUR U.S. SENATORS**
SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR SENATOR MERKLEY AND WYDEN:
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code].
Trump and his GOP know they are losing which is why they jammed through an illegitimate, extremely right-wing political pawn to join the Supreme Court. Please ask the Senator to begin planning the end of the filibuster, as well as how to reform the Federal Courts — including SCOTUS. And also to keep fighting for a COVID relief package!
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].
Greg sold us out on healthcare, the tax scam, big pharma, the internet and so much more. The least he can do at this point is to stand up to the most corrupt and inept president in modern history. Silence is consent. Silence is complicity.
**ACTION THREE: BE AN ACTIVIST**
October 28, 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.
November 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
November 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
**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/
We are voting in RECORD numbers: https://www.bostonherald.com/2020/10/26/young-voters-favor-biden-turning-out-to-vote-in-record-numbers-harvard-poll-shows/
Young people are voting in RECORD number: https://www.npr.org/2020/10/26/927803214/62-million-and-counting-americans-are-breaking-early-voting-records