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Call to Action: September 12, 2018

DAYS UNTIL MID-TERM BALLOTS WILL BE MAILED: 35

DAYS UNTIL MID-TERM BALLOTS ARE DUE: 55


STOP KAVANAUGH

STOP ATTACKING HEALTHCARE


Healthcare is a human right and should not be partisan.  Yet Democrats have five plans to expand healthcare while Trump and his GOP launch constant attacks:

  • Sabotaging and trying to repeal the ACA repeatedly, resulting in fewer people with insurance and many with higher premiums.
  • Proposing a $500 billion cut to Medicare to pay for the $1.5 trillion tax cut for corporations.
  • Instituting Medicaid work requirements resulting in thousands losing their healthcare.
  • Suing to declare the ACA and coverage of preexisting conditions unconstitutional.
  • Proposing a bill purported to cover preexisting conditions that would allow insurance companies to deny coverage based on preexisting conditions.

In addition, Brett Kavanaugh represents a threat to our health.  During his confirmation hearings, Kavanaugh refused to provide assurances that he would uphold the requirement that insurance companies must cover preexisting conditions.  His appointment would put women’s health at risk – demonstrated by his erroneous statement that birth control is abortion-inducing and his e-mails indicating he doesn’t really believe Roe is settled law.   

We deserve a government with a Supreme Court that fights for our health and defends our healthcare system.

Protect and expand healthcare! 

Kava-NOT!


**ACTION ONE: CALL OUR SENATORS**

SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR SENATORS MERKLEY AND WYDEN:

“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent and voter from [city], Oregon [zip code]. Brett Kavanaugh is a threat to healthcare and has repeatedly committed perjury. He is unfit to serve on any court. I’m asking the Senator to do all he can to stop Brett Kavanaugh from being confirmed. I also ask that he protect our healthcare and stop any cuts to healthcare in the upcoming budget. 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**

“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent and voter from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling because I am outraged by the Trump regime’s constant attacks on the ACA, and particularly by Greg Walden’s leadership role in these violations of our healthcare rights. I continue to demand that Mr. Walden put people before party, do the right thing, and act to protect our healthcare by, for example, stopping any cuts in the upcoming budget. Thank you for telling him what I think.”

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: WORK TO STOP KAVANAUGH AND TURN CONGRESS BLUE**

Visit the Event Calendar on the ORD2 Indivisible Website on a regular basis to learn about upcoming events. Share these events with family, friends and neighbors.
https://ord2indivisible.org/calendar/

Submit events taking place throughout Oregon Congressional District 2 to be included in the ORD2 Indivisible Event Calendar:
https://ord2indivisible.org/submit-your-event/

Visit Jamie McLeod-Skinner’s website to learn more and keep up to date:
https://jamiefororegon.com/

Check out Vote Save America

Learn how to defend vulnerable Democratic Senators and which red seats could be flipped, and make a commitment to donate to campaigns.

Make sure you and everyone you know is registered to vote: iwillvote.com

Help take back the Senate and adopt a vulnerable blue senator in a red state. Do something every month to help their election. roadto2018.com

Make a plan for the last weekend of midterms: thelastweekend.org

Check out this new resource from Pod Save America: Vote Save America https://votesaveamerica.com/