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292 Days

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THROW BACK THURSDAY:

TRUMP(ism)’S HARM TO OUR COUNTRY AND ENVIRONMENT 


Remember when Trump withdrew the US from the Paris Climate Treaty and bragged about being a climate denier? When he overturned Obama-era protections to slow climate deterioration? He has protected corporate polluters and has appointed industry executives to head the Environmental Protection Agency and the Departments of Interior and Energy.

Trumpism—it takes a cult to destroy American democracy and the planet’s viability at the same time—is literally killing us. 

   

While we have been focused on a fair impeachment trial and the crisis Trump precipitated with Iran, Trump effectively overturned the 50-year-old National Environmental Policy Act by exempting infrastructure projects from environmental review, requiring a project approval time that precludes a thorough environmental assessment, and eliminating consideration of cumulative effects on the environment.

Department of Defense administrators have concluded that environmental catastrophe is the greatest threat to national security. A bipartisan group of Representatives urged Trump to reinstate climate change as a national security threat in the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act. Yet Trump continues to disparage national security assessments, deny the catastrophic impact of human behavior on the environment, and ignore the impact of environmental deregulation on public health and safety. Trumpist Republicans will continue to obstruct environmental protection legislation until we stop them.

Trump simply does not care about anything other than Trump. That the Republicans in Congress, including complicit Greg Walden, continue to enable Trump’s rein of destruction is a stark reminder that we only have a republic for as long as we can keep it.

That’s we, as in We The People!


**ACTION ONE: CALL OUR SENATORS**

SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR SENATORS MERKLEY AND WYDEN:

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

. . . I am concerned about Trump’s damage to our country and our environment. I urge the Senator to:

  • Take action to stop the Administration from overturning the National Environmental Policy Act
  • Continue push McConnell to bring the War Powers Resolution to the floor and conduct a fair impeachment trial

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 TWO: CALL COMPLICIT GREG WALDEN**

SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR WALDEN:

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

. . . I must once again urge the Greg Walden to put country and planet over party and do something for his constituents. I ask that he:

  • Stop Trump’s effort to overturn the National Environmental Policy Act
  • Limit Trump war powers
  • Demand a fair Senate trial, with witnesses and documents. If Trump is truly innocent, he should have nothing to fear

Even after announcing his retirement, Greg continues to signal his full support for trumpism, regardless of how much damage Trump is doing to our democracy and to world stability. Know that we are still here and will continue working to flip ORD2 Blue in 2020.

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 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/

Postcardia – Wallowa County
January 21 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
https://ord2indivisible.org/event/postcardia-wallowa-county-8/

Flash Mob Dance Rehearsals for “BREAK THE CHAIN” for the Women’s March on March 29 – Ashland
January 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
https://ord2indivisible.org/event/flash-mob-dance-rehearsals-for-break-the-chain-for-the-womens-march-on-march-29-ashland/

Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Event: CD 2 Candidate Forum – Medford
January 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
https://ord2indivisible.org/event/non-ord2-indivisible-sponsored-event-cd-2-candidate-forum-medford/

Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Event: DACA Legal Support Fundraiser: CHASE THOSE WINTER BLUES AWAY! – Ashland
January 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
https://ord2indivisible.org/event/non-ord2-indivisible-sponsored-event-daca-legal-support-fundraiser-chase-those-winter-blues-away-ashland/

Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Event: Siskiyou FilmFest – Grants Pass
February 9 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
https://ord2indivisible.org/event/non-ord2-indivisible-sponsored-event-siskiyou-filmfest-grants-pass/

ORD2 Indivisible General Meeting – Phoenix
February 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
https://ord2indivisible.org/event/ord2-indivisible-general-meeting-phoenix-5/

Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Event: Oregon Climate Emergency Day of Action – Salem
February 11 @ 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
https://ord2indivisible.org/event/non-ord2-indivisible-sponsored-event-oregon-climate-emergency-day-of-action-salem/


ORD2 Indivisible 2020 Fundraising Campaign

As we approach what will be the most important election of our lifetimes, ORD2 Indivisible wants to be in a secure financial position to help engage as many voters in our district in the election process as possible. To accomplish this goal we are conducting the ORD2 Indivisible 2020 fundraising campaign. Click on the image below to donate.

 

To make a donation by check, please make the check payable to ORD2 Indivisible and mail to:
ORD2 Indivisible
P.O. Box 1242, Phoenix, OR 97535


ORD2 Indivisible is partnering with Jobs With Justice Southern Oregon and Washington Federal Bank to gather warm adult clothing for the homeless. We are also asking for tarps, throw blankets and sleeping bags.

Please donate generously!


SOURCES:

https://www.axios.com/democrats-climate-change-policy-2020-election-75e8532d-fc5c-46e8-8bce-4539f9088365.html

https://www.npr.org/2017/09/10/549989643/how-natural-disasters-make-major-cities-vulnerable-to-national-security-threats

https://psmag.com/environment/climate-change-national-security-threat

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-infrastructure-idUSKCN1AV1ZI