41 Days until the Senate Runoff Election in Georgia!
(Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossof)
See Action Three below for ways to HELP these two guys!
***CALL TO REFLECTION***
Gratitude and Reflection
We are grateful for the opportunity to connect with loved ones virtually until it’s safe to be together; for our national community of progressive grassroots activists; and for the hope and determination we take into the new calendar year because of the hard work we’ve done in this one.
We are grateful for the progressive leadership of our Members of Congress; the responsiveness of their staff; and our dedicated and delightful ORD2 Indivisible volunteers and organizers.
We ask our ORD2 Indivisible community to pause this Thanksgiving week and recognize that, for a very short time, the state of Oregon has rested upon the historic land of numerous diverse indigenous communities. Columbus did not “discover” America — this land has been inhabited for over 10,000 years.
Hin-mah-too-yah-lat-kekt (Chief Joseph)
Please reflect upon your place on this land, the injustices that have brought us here, and how we can honor the original people:
- Burns Paiute Tribe
- Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians
- Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon
- Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians
- Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
- Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs
- Coquille Indian Tribe
- Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians
- Klamath Tribes
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].
As Greg Walden attends holiday events, further risking everyone’s lives, please ask him to reflect on his GOP leadership’s seemingly unending attempts to undermine our national security and democracy. He is apparently going to continue to enable, aid and abet Trump’s attempted authoritarian coup. Greg has himself led efforts to destroy our health, our safety, and our democracy.
This is a betrayal of the highest order; history will not be kind.
I am thankful that his time in office is rapidly coming to an end.
**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 25, 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/