412 Days

Until the 2020 Election



CONGRESS, SECURE THE VOTE!


The House passed a sweeping election reform package in June with one Republican supporting it — and no surprise — it wasn’t Greg Walden.

Republicans claim that voting security is a state rights issue. But the highly decentralized data systems are easy targets for malicious actions, never mind voting fraud engineered by states, as Georgia most recently did in 2018.

Voting security cannot be left up to a patchwork of state systems that are limited by resources and politics – especially now, when outside actors are attacking these systems. 

By refusing to bring ANY election security bills to the floor, Mitch McConnell is inviting Russia and other hostile actors to meddle in our elections.

This threat strikes at the heart of our democracy.

If we can’t trust that our elections are secure, their results are accurate, then we won’t have a representative democracy.

The SAFE (Securing American Federal Elections) Act includes:

  •  paper ballots that leave a permanent, verifiable record
  •  voting machines that aren’t Internet-connected
  •  risk-limiting audits that check machine records against a final count

Our Oregon Senators are champions for election security. We ask that they:

  • keep pushing McConnell to put the SAFE Act to a vote
  • work for $600 million in the budget to secure our elections
  • keep highlighting the need for election security

**ACTION ONE: CALL OUR SENATORS**

SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR SENATORS MERKLEY AND WYDEN:

“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [town/city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling because . . .

. . . today is Secure Our Vote Day of Action. We all know that Trump and his GOP can only win if they rig the election system. We are grateful to have champions for election security in our Oregon delegation. We ask that the Senator:

  • keep pushing McConnell to put the House-passed SAFE Act up for a vote
  • work for $600 million in the FY 2020 appropriations bill to secure our elections
  • keep highlighting the need for election security on all his channels

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]. I am calling because . . .

. . . today is Secure Our Vote Day of Action. Greg Walden and I both know that we need federal protections for federal elections. This is a matter of national security, not states’ rights. Our own intelligence agencies agree: Russia is attacking our voting systems. Mueller testified just before the recess that “They [Russians] are doing it as we sit here. . . . And they expect to do it again during the next campaign.” Greg Walden could have stood up for election integrity and voted for the SAFE Act but he didn’t. I noticed. I expect him to do better next time. 

Through Greg’s actions and inactions — the silence is been deafeninghe continues to signal that he fully supports Trump, regardless of how much damage Trump is doing to our democracy and to world stability. Know that we are still here, we will hold him accountable, we are working to flip his seat BLUE — #2020IsNow!

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**

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/

Global Climate Strike – Ashland, Phoenix, Medford and Worldwide
September 20 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
https://ord2indivisible.org/event/non-ord2-indivisible-sponsored-event-global-climate-strike-ashland/

Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Event: Global Climate Strike – Grants Pass
September 20 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
https://ord2indivisible.org/event/non-ord2-indivisible-sponsored-event-global-climate-strike-grants-pass/

Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Event: Southern Oregon Climate Fiesta – Medford
September 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
https://ord2indivisible.org/event/non-ord2-indivisible-sponsored-event-southern-oregon-climate-fiesta-medford/

Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Event: Ashland Global Peace Conference – Ashland
September 21 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
https://ord2indivisible.org/event/non-ord2-indivisible-sponsored-event-ashland-global-peace-conference-ashland/

Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Event: Talent Harvest Festival – Talent
September 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
https://ord2indivisible.org/event/non-ord2-indivisible-sponsored-event-talent-harvest-festival-talent/

Living With Purpose And Sanity In The Age Of Trump, A Self-Care Class – Medford
October 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
https://ord2indivisible.org/event/living-with-purpose-and-sanity-in-the-age-of-trump-a-self-care-class-medford/


ORD2 Indivisible 2020 Fundraising Campaign

As we approach what will be the most important election of our lifetimes, ORD2 Indivisible wants to be in a secure financial position to help engage as many voters in our district in the election process as possible. To accomplish this goal we are conducting the ORD2 Indivisible 2020 fundraising campaign.

The next 20 people who donate $20 (or more) will receive a prize!

Please make an online donation by clicking on the 2020 image below:

To make a donation by check, please make the check payable to ORD2 Indivisible and mail to:
ORD2 Indivisible
P.O. Box 1242, Phoenix, OR 97535