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Call to Action: January 15, 2019

END THE SHUTDOWN

END INHUMANE TREATMENT OF FRIENDS


The country is suffering through a shutdown over Trump’s racist wall. But Trump’s racism toward our southern neighbors goes deeper.  His regime has steadfastly enacted cruel, inhumane policies designed to stigmatize and separate families.

Trump and his heartless, bigoted regime:

  • Created the policy of family separation.  Ignoring warnings of psychological harm, damage from these separations will last a lifetime.
  • Ended temporary protected status.  Thousands of Salvadorans, Nicaraguans, Hondurans, and Haitians are threatened with separation from their family/children.
  • Denies legal asylum seekers their rights. Under U.S. law, people requesting asylum at the southern border can stay in the country awaiting an immigration judge’s decision. This regime unilaterally barred asylum seekers from entering, requiring them to stay in Mexico.
  • Staunchly supports self-proclaimed racist Representative Steve King

Greg Walden voted to remove racist Steve King from all congressional committees but has never condemned the Trump regime’s abhorrent white supremacist policies.

Stoking fear and division, and paralyzing the government are Trump’s real objectives.  Because of Trump’s actions, we have a shutdown hurting federal workers/contractors, risking our safety and security, hurting our parks and air travel.  Because of Trump’s racism, our neighbors and friends are suffering.

Say no to racism!

End appalling treatment of our friends and neighbors!

End shutdown with NO money for the wall!

 


**ACTION ONE: CALL OUR SENATORS**

SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR SENATORS MERKLEY AND WYDEN:

For Merkley: “My name is [Name]. I am a constituent living in [town/city], ZIP code [number]. I thank the Senator for shining a light on the Tornillo prison camp which lead to its closing.  I ask the Senator to pressure Mitch McConnell to do his job and reopen the government with NO money for the wall.  After the government has reopened, I asked the Senator to 1) reintroduce and work for passage of the REUNITE Act and the Families Not Facilities Act and 2) reinstate Temporary Protected Status for those harmed by this administration.  Thank you.”

For Wyden: “My name is [Name]. I am a constituent living in [town/city], ZIP code [number]. I am very worried about the shutdown and what is going on at the border. I ask the Senator to pressure Mitch McConnell to do his job and reopen the government with NO money for the wall. After the government has reopened, I ask the Senator to 1) reintroduce and work for passage of the REUNITE Act and the Families Not Facilities Act and 2) reinstate Temporary Protected Status for those harmed by this administration.  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:

“My name is [Name]. I am a constituent living in [town/city], ZIP code [number]. I am very worried about the shutdown and what is going on at the border. I ask Greg Walden to keep pressing for the government to reopen with NO money for the wall. Much better would be Mr. Walden dropping his support for the wall altogether.
After the government is reopened, I ask that he 1) call for Steve King to be censured for his racist remarks, 2) reintroduce and work for passage of the REUNITE Act and the Families Not Facilities Act, and 3) reinstate Temporary Protected Status for those harmed by this administration.
It’s time for Greg Walden to stand apart from the Trump regime’s horrific policies and do the right thing by supporting basic human rights. 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 our local activities. Participate with us as often as you can. Check out the following:

Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Event: Greg Walden Town Hall Meetings – Grants Pass, Medford, Klamath Falls
January 18: Grants Pass: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.  Medford: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.   Klamath Falls @ 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Additional dates and times throughout Oregon Congressional District 2.
https://ord2indivisible.org/event/non-ord2-indivisible-sponsored-event-greg-walden-town-hall-grants-pass/
https://ord2indivisible.org/event/non-ord2-indivisible-sponsored-event-greg-walden-town-hall-medford/
https://ord2indivisible.org/event/non-ord2-indivisible-sponsored-event-greg-walden-town-hall-klamath-falls/

Women’s March Southern Oregon – Medford
January 19 @ 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
https://ord2indivisible.org/event/non-ord2-indivisible-sponsored-event-womens-march-southern-oregon-medford/

Rogue Indivisible: Grants Pass Womens Wave – Grants Pass
January 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
https://ord2indivisible.org/event/rogue-indivisible-grants-pass-womens-wave-grants-pass/

Rogue Indivisible: Women In Politics – Grants Pass
January 19 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
https://ord2indivisible.org/event/rogue-indivisible-women-in-politics-grants-pass/

Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Event: The Karen Lovely Band – Post Women’s March Celebration – Ashland
January 19 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
https://ord2indivisible.org/event/non-ord2-indivisible-sponsored-event-the-karen-lovely-band-post-womens-march-celebration-ashland/

TEACH & GREET Featuring Representative Pam Marsh – Talent
January 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
https://ord2indivisible.org/event/teach-greet-featuring-representative-pam-marsh-talent/

SUBMIT EVENTS TO BE ADDED TO THE ORD2 INDIVISIBLE EVENT CALENDAR
Help us keep current with our event postings. https://ord2indivisible.org/submit-your-event/


SOURCES:

The Moral Failure of Family Separation

Immigrants protected in the US for decades face another year of uncertainty

New Trump administration policy requires asylum seekers to remain in Mexico, bans US entry

A brief guide to Steve King’s ‘long history of racist statements’

Cruelty is the Point

The astonishing effects of the shutdown, in 8 charts