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Call to Action: November 1, 2018

THE OFFICIAL “FINAL DATE TO MAIL YOUR BALLOT” IS TODAY! DON’T TAKE A CHANCE,

USE A BALLOT BOX NEAR YOU!

If you or anyone you know needs assistance getting their ballot to a ballot box, CONTACT US by sending an e-mail to contact@ord2indivisible.org and we’ll assist.

DAYS UNTIL BALLOTS DUE: FIVE!!!


 BREAKING NEWS!

ORD2 Indivisible has learned that the editors of the Mail Tribune unanimously decided to endorse Jamie McLeod Skinner– not Greg Walden — for Oregon Congressional District 2 last week. The editors were overruled by one vote: the owner of the newspaper.

We acknowledge that as an owner of a business, Steven Saslow certainly has the right to overrule his employees and endorse anyone he wants. But the Mail Tribune editors should be supported and applauded for taking an informed and courageous stand.

ORD2 Indivisible is dedicated to democracy, fair elections and holding people in power accountable. We feel it is our responsibility to let voters know the story behind this story.

If you have questions, the ORD2 Steering Committee suggests contacting the editorial board of the Mail Tribune.


VOTE TO STOP TRUMP’S WAR ON IMMIGRANTS


If you need another reason to vote against the Republicans who enable Trump, remember their war on immigrants, which is brutally cruel, fundamentally racist and inflamed by fear. Their attacks are an assault on our American values – that we are all created equal and should have a fair shot at life, liberty and happiness.

Here is a short list of Trump and GREG WALDEN approved efforts to demonize immigrants, as recorded in our daily Calls to Action:

Orders Muslim travel ban: In one of his first acts as President, Trump signs an Executive Order banning people from seven Muslim countries.  1/26/17

Unleashes ICE: Agents of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office begin sweeps at churches, schools, courthouses and workplaces. 3/6/17

Attacks sanctuary cities: Trump’s Executive Order denies sanctuary cities federal funding. 4/20/17

Targets Dreamers: Trump kills the bipartisan proposal to protect 800,000 Dreamers. He was angered that people from “shithole” countries should have an equal opportunity to immigrate as people “from Norway.” 1/19/18

Locks kids in cages: Trump separates families and locks up children “to deter immigrants.” 3/11/18

Now Trump and his enablers threaten to end birthright citizenship—protected by the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution! On top of that, Trump is sending up to 15,000 regular troops to the Mexican border to deal with his imaginary “invasion.” That’s more boots on the ground than we have in Afghanistan! This is a clear abuse of power in an attempt to influence the election.

How do WE THE PEOPLE respond?

WE VOTE BLUE!


**ACTION ONE: CALL OUR SENATORS**

SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR SENATORS WYDEN AND MERKLEY:

“My name is [Name]. I am a constituent and voter living in [city/town], ZIP code [number]. I am calling today because I am OUTRAGED by the constant and relentless attacks on immigrants from Trump—and his Republican enablers who stand by and do nothing. I ask the Senator to 1) work to pass the REUNITE Act, 2) hold hearings on what is happening at the border, 3) make sure no taxpayer money goes to fund a wall, and 4) do something to help DREAMERs. 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 voter living in [city/town], ZIP code [number]. I’m calling today because I am OUTRAGED by the constant and relentless attacks on immigrants from Trump—and his Republican enablers, including Greg Walden, who stand by and do nothing. Please tell Greg that his voting record tells us all we need to know: Greg Walden enables Trump’s despicable policies.  Greg’s silence SCREAMS CONSENT! I [have already voted] [will vote] for Jamie McLeod-Skinner in order to put a true representative of the people in Oregon Congressional District 2 in Washington. It’s long past time for Greg to retire.”

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: HELP FUND ORD2 INDIVISIBLE’S BATTLE TO CONTAIN AND DEFEAT TRUMPISM**

Please visit our new ONLINE STORE to buy some swag and support our efforts. This week we’re having a Blowout Sale for the popular Blue Wave t-shirts, women’s and men’s styles. Save 40%!

 

 


**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.

Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Event: Power to the Polls Happy Hour – Medford
TODAY November 1 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
https://ord2indivisible.org/event/non-ord2-indivisible-sponsored-event-power-to-the-polls-happy-hour-medford/

Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Event: Meet the Candidates! – Ashland
November 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
https://ord2indivisible.org/event/non-ord2-indivisible-sponsored-event-meet-the-candidates-ashland/

Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Event: NO on 105 Rally – Medford
November 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
https://ord2indivisible.org/event/non-ord2-indivisible-sponsored-event-no-on-105-rally-medford/

Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Event: Power to the Polls – Medford
November 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
https://ord2indivisible.org/event/non-ord2-indivisible-sponsored-event-power-to-the-polls-medford/

Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Event: Meet Your Congressional Candidate Jamie McLeod-Skinner – Gold Hill
November 3 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
https://ord2indivisible.org/event/non-ord2-indivisible-sponsored-event-meet-your-congressional-candidate-jamie-mcleod-skinner-gold-hill/

Election Night Watch Party – Medford
November 6 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
https://ord2indivisible.org/event/election-night-watch-party-medford/

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!

This election is the most important of our lives.