48 Days until the Senate Runoff Election in Georgia!
(Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossof)
See Action Three below for ways to HELP these two guys!
***Today’s Call To Action***
End Trump Presidency
Don’t Humor Him
Trump has refused to concede his irrefutable election loss. An anonymous senior Republican official recently asked, “What is the downside for humoring him?”
Perhaps there’s a political upside for the Republicans willing to play along with Trump’s narcissistic fantasy. But for the health, safety, and national security of the American people, there’s a huge downside. Trump’s unprecedented sabotage of the transition process puts us all at risk.
- GSA Administrator Emily Murphy is a political appointee with a history of covering for Trump. She’s responsible for writing the ascertainment letter which authorizes Biden to begin an official transition to office. She hasn’t.
- Preventing Biden access to security agencies and officials, classified intelligence and military briefings is a threat to national security. Delaying the security clearance process means a delay in filling sensitive posts.
- Not allowing Biden to work with Trump’s coronavirus task force on possible vaccine distribution strategies will make the implementation of a plan more difficult and slower, resulting in more COVID-19 deaths.
States will certify their votes. Congress will officially declare Biden President-elect. Trump and his Republican enablers won’t prevent that. But they can prevent a successful transition unless Murphy is forced to do her job.
Demand the GOP Accept the Election Results!
Ascertainment Letter NOW!
**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].
For Senator Merkley: The Senator stated that Senate Republicans privately recognize the fairness of the election. I am asking him to demand that his Republican colleagues find the courage to stand up and acknowledge it publicly. They must also support President-elect Biden and protect the peaceful transition of power. Every member of Congress must insist that Trump order GSA head Emily Murphy to write the letter authorizing President-elect Biden to begin the official transition.
For Senator Wyden: I am asking the Senator to demand that his Republican colleagues find the courage to stand up to publicly attest to the fairness of the election and acknowledge Joe Biden as President-elect. They must protect the peaceful transition of power. Every member of Congress must insist that Trump order GSA head Emily Murphy to write the letter authorizing President-elect Biden to begin the official transition.
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].
There isn’t much left to say; Greg Walden has clearly betrayed his oath of office, mistaking his political party for the America of We The People. He should be ashamed for allowing Trump to ransack our government institutions.
This is a betrayal of the highest order; history will not be kind.
**ACTION THREE: BE AN ACTIVIST**
2. Post Cards to Swing States: https://postcardstoswingstates.com/
3. Reclaim Our Vote: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1k5pKB6cDRu9Q64nHgE5zUgrZrYvoigOrZddS1zEXBqA/edit
November 18, 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.
**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/
GA SENATE CAMPAIGNS: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/georgiasenate
RECLAIM OUR VOTE: https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/reclaim-our-vote-preparing-for-2020-fundraising-campaign/
RAPHAEL WARNOCK CAMPAIGN: https://warnockforgeorgia.com/
JON OSSOFF CAMPAIGN: https://electjon.com/
FAIR FIGHT GEORGIA SENATE https://GASenate.com