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***Today’s Call To Action***

TRUMP MUST GO


Remember COVID-19? It’s still out there; cases will certainly spike again because of mass demonstrations across the country. Trump is employing his last weapon to stay in power: CREATE CHAOS. Protesters are facing dual risks—C-19 and violent responses from law enforcement.

Trump’s failure to lead and protect us from COVID-19, his cruelty, amorality and incompetence are so painfully obvious. Countries rich and poor, with different forms of governance, tightly packed cities or sprawling farmlands have contained the virus’s spread without destroying their economies or killing 100,000+ people.

Countries that experienced SARS were much better prepared to deal with C-19. Their populations understood the value of staying home, social distancing, wearing face masks, and hand washing. We could and should have learned from them. LEADERSHIP MATTERS. Successful countries had leaders who modeled best practices themselves:

  • Hong Kong: densely populated, next door to China. 1,100 confirmed cases and four deaths. Average 1 case a day.
  • Taiwan: 450 cases and seven deaths.
  • Singapore: just over 35,000 cases and 24 deaths. 
  • New Zealand: 1200 cases, 22 deaths.
  • Germany: 184,000 cases, 8,600 deaths, most between mid-March and mid-April. 

Now, let’s contemplate Trump’s response . . . 

Is there any doubt that he must go? We will not stop repeating the obvious to politicians who refuse to see. Call our members of Congress. Call friends in other states.

Start the Drumbeat!

Call for Trump to Resign!


**SPECIAL ACTION ONE: Workshop on Relational Organizing Amidst Racial Violence**

Join National Indivisible’s Training and Organizing Team LIVE TONIGHT at 5 PM PDT

How do Indivisibles talk within our groups about and amidst this national moment? This mini-training will teach you how to use the fundamentals of relational organizing to escalate white folks and non-black people of color from allies to accomplices, both in casual conversations and in concrete anti-racist action steps within our communities.

What: Workshop on Relational Organizing Amidst Racial Violence

Who: Indivisible’s Training and Organizing Team

When: TONIGHT at 5 PM PDT

Where: Click Here to RSVP for the Event

You can also join live at 8 PM EST, 5 PM PDT on June 4th at indivisible.org/livetraining or on Twitter and Facebook. But make sure to RSVP to get a reminder.


**ACTION TWO: CALL OUR U.S. SENATORS**

SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR SENATORS MERKLEY and WYDEN:

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

We need Trump to go. His destructive handling of George Floyd’s murder and COVID-19 are hurting all of us every day. This on top of refusing to protect our elections, cozying up to Russia, massive grifting, tragic harm to immigrants and repeated dictatorial power grabs.

It’s time. Please tell Senator [  . . .  ] to call for Trump’s resignation. Publicly. Loudly. Every day. 

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 THREE: CALL COMPLICIT GREG WALDEN**

SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR WALDEN:

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

We need Trump to go. His destructive handling of George Floyd’s murder and COVID-19 are hurting all of us every day. This on top of refusing to protect our elections, cozying up to Russia, massive grifting, tragic harm to immigrants and repeated dictatorial power grabs.

It’s time. Tell Greg Walden to call for Trump’s resignation. Publicly. Loudly. Every day. 

History is watching; Greg’s legacy is at stake. Fascist sympathizer or American patriot.

Never too late to do the right thing.

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 FOUR: BE AN ACTIVIST**

Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Ongoing Event: Oregon Health Authority Coronavirus Update Zoom Conference Calls
June 5, 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.

ORD2 Indivisible Virtual General Meeting
June 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
https://ord2indivisible.org/event/ord2-indivisible-virtual-general-meeting/

Ongoing Action: ORD2 Indivisible Virtual Postcard and Letter Writing Parties

Postcards to Voters:

Our postcard team is temporarily suspending the delivery of postcards to your door. However, the good news is that you will find everything you need to continue writing from home (including templates to print your own or purchase pre-printed cards) here: https://postcardstovoters.org

You can sign up through https://postcardstovoters.org/volunteer/

To avoid unnecessary trips to the post office, order stamps directly from the USPS:
https://store.usps.com/store/product/buy-stamps/coral-reefs-postcard-stamp-S_745104

…and voila, you’re ready to go! Send an e-mail to chouard.jeanne@gmail.comwith any questions.

Letters to Voters

We encourage our team of volunteers to sign up with Swing Left to start writing letters to voters in 12 swing states.  It is super easy to join. Check out their website, sign up, and let’s start writing! https://swingleft.org/

Send an e-mail to dasja@dasjadolan.com if you would like more information about how to get involved.

Virtual Letter-writing Parties

We encourage you to join virtual letter-writing parties hosted by Oregon Indivisible / Swing Left. The parties are held at noon every Saturday and on the last Tuesday of every month. Here are the links for the next two parties:

https://www.mobilize.us/swingleft/event/267146/

**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/


SOURCES:

The Atlantic, April 20, 2020: “The Secret to Germany’s COVID-19 Success: Angela Merkel Is a Scientist” https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2020/04/angela-merkel-germany-coronavirus-pandemic/610225/

Science Magazine, May 26, 2020: “Japan ends its COVID-19 state of emergency”  https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/05/japan-ends-its-covid-19-state-emergency

The Atlantic, May 6, 2020: “What’s Behind South Korea’s COVID-19 Exceptionalism?”https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/05/whats-south-koreas-secret/611215/

Medium, June 1, 2020: “What We Can Learn From South Korea’s Coronavirus Response” https://elemental.medium.com/what-we-can-learn-from-south-koreas-coronavirus-response-97a4db5c9fef