Call to Action: October 23, 2018

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WORK FOR A NEW CONGRESS AND STOP THE GOP LAME DUCK SESSION


We are a force.  We are part of a movement that is setting a new agenda.  We have helped to raise $1 BILLION for a new Congress.  We have completed hundreds of volunteer shifts with thousands of voter contact attempts.

We are working for future that is better and brighter.

And while we are doing this Trump, McConnell and the GOP Congress think we aren’t paying attention to the lame duck session.  No matter what happens on November 6th the same Congress comes back to finish up this session.  They have already talked about repealing the ACA and cutting our safety net.  They have passed bills that will have more tax cuts leading to a deeper deficit. They have made demands about funding a border wall.  They are holding hearings to confirm more judges.

We cannot allow this to happen.

While we all work so hard for a new Congress we must make it clear to this Congress we are paying attention.  Make your voice heard on the federal level.  Comment on the Trump administration’s proposed rules that are an assault to our values.  Call our MoCs to let them know what we want to see during the lame duck session.

Prove to Trump, Walden and the GOP:  WE HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE!


**ACTION ONE: CALL OUR SENATORS**

SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR SENATORS WYDEN AND MERKLEY:

“My name is [Name]. I am a constituent and I and live in ZIP code [number]. I am calling because I am deeply concerned that in the lame duck session the GOP will try to cut our safety net while trying to fund a wall and rush the confirmation of judges. I ask that the Senator do all he can in the lame duck session to 1) protect our health care and safety net 2) stop any new deficit-building tax cuts and border wall funding and 3) stop any judges from being confirmed. Thank you.”

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/

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/


**ACTION TWO: CALL COMPLICIT GREG WALDEN**

SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR WALDEN:

“My name is [Name]. I am a constituent and I and live in ZIP code [number]. I am calling because I am deeply concerned that in the lame duck session Greg Walden will try to cut our safety net while trying to fund a wall. I ask that Mr. Walden do all he can in the lame duck session to 1) protect our health care and safety net 2) stop any new deficit-building tax cuts and border wall funding and 3) put people and country before party. 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: MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL**

Oppose anti-immigrant rules to allow the indefinite detention of children and to limit immigrants’ access to safety net programs.

  1. File a comment in OPPOSITION to the rule proposed by the Trump Admin to allow for indefinite detention of children.
  2. File a comment in OPPOSITION to limiting immigrants’ access to SNAP and MEDICAID.

**ACTION FOUR: VOTE BLUE DOWN THE ENTIRE BALLOT**

There are numerous actions we each can take leading up to the 2018 midterm election. Visit the ORD2 Indivisible Website Event Calendar to learn of a few:  https://ord2indivisible.org/calendar/  New events are added regularly.

Down-Ballot Party, Learn About the Entire Ballot: Medford
TODAY October 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
https://ord2indivisible.org/event/down-ballot-party-medford/

Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Event: Jamie McLeod-Skinner Town Hall – Sisters
TODAY October 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
https://ord2indivisible.org/event/non-ord2-indivisible-sponsored-event-jamie-mcleod-skinner-town-hall-sisters/

Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Event: Voters Pamphlet Party – Talent
October 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
https://ord2indivisible.org/event/non-ord2-indivisible-sponsored-event-voters-pamphlet-party-talent-2/

To stop Trump and his disastrous policies, we need a new Congress. And in Oregon Congressional District 2, we need to be represented in the US House!