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<----- THIS LINK IS LIVE!  PLEASE CONTRIBUTE! Our volunteers have written over 10,000 SwingLeft letters and Postcards to Voters to register and engage voters in key swing states and to promote vote by mail enrollment.
This voter outreach will make a difference in this election.
We need an additional $1650 for postage to get these letters and cards in the mail. 

PLEASE HELP if you can. Donate $5 or more and get a FREE Biden-Harris yard sign (see below).
$4850 raised to date - thank you, donors!

Upcoming Events

Virtual Postcards-to-Voters Writing Parties

  • Help more Florida Democrats to enroll in VOTE BY MAIL!
  • Supply your own postcards and stamps, or email to request a delivery and help getting started.
  • Instruction­s here for getting your scripts and addresses.
  • Click here for Zoom link to join any of our upcoming parties:
  • Fridays, Sept 11 & 18, 10:00 am

Virtual SwingLeft Letter Writing Parties - Saturdays
  • Complete prepared letters to voters in targeted states that will make the difference in November!
  • Click to register for:
  • Sat, Sept 12, 12-2pm

Virtual SwingLeft Letter Writing Parties - Wednesdays
  • Wed, Sept 9 & 23, and Oct 7 - 9:30-11am
  • Wed, Sept 2, 16, & 30 - 7-8:30pm
  • Zoom link for all dates here. RSVP for events here.

Phonebanking for Rep. Anna Williams - VOLUNTEERS WANTED
  • Note: With covid, phonebanking is THE main strategy for engaging voters! Please help!
  • RSVP for all dates below to
  • Phonebanking training: Every Tues in Sept, 2-3pm (needed once)
  • Phonebanking:
    • Every Sat in Sept, 12-2pm
    • Thurs, Sept 24, 5-7pm
    • Tues, Sept 29, 5-7pm

Phonebanking with Indivisible, to voters in key counties in swing states.
  • One 30 minute training required. Then make calls on your own, or with Fran & friends in Zoom meetings.
  • Contact Fran Finney to join, and to get zoom dates.

Help with Voter Registration
  • Sept 13 - Oct 13; Led by League of Women Voters
  • Choose among many outdoor events & locations (farmers markets, etc.). Masks and social distancing.
  • NOTE: HR County has 3500 eligible individuals who are not yet registered to vote!
  • To help, contact Fran Finney (, 541-354-1112)
TBA, week of Sept 29 First Presidential Debate

Oct 13 OR voter registration deadline (11:59 pm postmark or online receipt)

TBA, week of Oct 15 Second Presidential Debate

Oct 14-20 OR ballots are mailed to voters

Nov 3 ELECTION DAY - Dump Trump! Flip the Senate!
  • OR: deadline for receipt of ballot in County Elections Office via mail or drop box is 8pm

Calls to Action

Contact Info for our Legislators
   OR:       Sen. Ron Wyden - Email  202-224-5244
                Sen. Jeff Merkley - Email 202-224-3753;
                Rep. GregWalden - Email 202-225-6730
   WA:      Sen. Patty Murray - Email 202-224-2621
                Sen. Maria Cantwell - Email 202-224-3441
                Rep. Jamie Herrera-Beutler - Email 202-225-3536
   Others: Find your federal reps here.
   HR County:       Rep. Anna Williams - Email 503-986-1452;
                             Sen. Chuck Thomsen - Email 503-986-1726
   W. Wasco Cty:  Rep. Daniel Bonham - Email 503-986-1459;
                             Sen. Lynn Findley - Email 503-986-1730

   Others:              Find your OR state reps here.

Demand Post Office and Covid Recovery Protections

Contact our US Senators Merkley and Wyden.


I’m writing/calling to urge you to continue to demand the Senate return to session immediately and pass the Delivering for America and HEROES Acts without modifications. So far McConnell has refused to negotiate. It’s absurd that McConnell pretends his proposed trickle-down "economic stimulus" plan is even a viable compromise. He and his minions must be repeatedly called out on their cynical political games.

Moving Forward

Making it happen: Week 9

Our extraordinary letter-writers Pennie Burns, Linda Chamerlain, Ruth Tsu, and Sarah Bellinson & friends cranked out an amazing 685 SwingLeft voter engagement letters this week. Woohoo! Gold stars on collars!

Postcard writers Lara Dunn and Laurie Macdonald teamed up with Ivy Collins, Mary Harmon, Mary Brenneman, Tresa Kowats, Karin Tauscher, Jessica Tripplet, Linda Chamberlain, Cindy Allen, Pat Pauly, Marbe Cook, Helen James, Bonnie Withers, Frances Taylor, Deb Kelly, Laurie Kelly, Fran and Buck Parker, Anya Dassel, and Janet Hamada to crank out over 600 postcards in the last two weeks, to activate Dem voters in Florida! Amazing!

Many thanks to Marie Borucki, Gary Regalbuto, Mary Harmon, Holly Coccoli, and Pat Case for their generous contributions to fund stamps for our letter/postcard writing projects. And a big thank-you, too, to graphic artist Maureen Lauran who created a beautiful Biden-Harris poster that we’ve been selling for yard signs, funding stamps for our letter and postcard projects. Woohoo! Gold stars on collars!


Many New & Improved ways to get a New & Improved president

  • SwingLeft letter-writing: We’ll get you set up with a packet of 25 letters to write, contributing to our goal of 11,300 letters by October! Contact us to request a packet.

  • Texting with Indivisible National: Check the training schedule to find a date that works for you, then join any of Indivisible’s texting event dates on the texting schedule.

  • ICG Postcarding using Postcards-to-Voters: Send postcards to voters in targeted districts in Florida to promote Vote-By-Mail enrollment. See instructions here to get started, and to pay for your postcards and stamps. Then email Laurie to get your packet(s) of 20 spiffy “vote from home” postcards delivered to your door!

  • Help distribute Anna Williams yard signs, starting with your friends and neighbors!

  • Email ICG to get your Biden-Harris yard sign now. $5 each. Funds our letter and postcard projects.

  • And see other options under CALENDAR, above!

Stoking Violence as Election Strategy

Trump is stoking violence around the country, including in Portland. In his recent press conference, in which he addressed ongoing unrest in the city, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler called out Trump for being a provocateur, noting, “It’s you who have created the hate and the division” that are fueling violent clashes in Portland and elsewhere.

Political historian Dr. Heather Richardson says the reason is clear - “Stoking violence is a key tool in the authoritarian’s toolkit.” The intended pathway is that, as violence increases, people turn to a leader who offers protection - eg, the “LAW & ORDER” promise/platform that Trump keeps pushing when talking about protests.

Trump and his administration continue to paint Blacks as lawless and dangerous, allegedly endangering suburban white Americans. They (Trump et al.) refuse to condemn violence, and have lionized the 17-year-old murderer (and Trump supporter) in Kenosha last week. They blame Dems/liberals for violent protests, ignoring that most of the injuries have been caused by police or by rightwing “militia members”/gangsters.

It is important to continue to make it clear to the American people what is happening - that Trump is inciting violence to further create an atmosphere of fear, hoping people will grasp for his LAW & ORDER promise. Dem leaders are now calling out Trump for “willfully fanning the flames of this violence,” in the words of Rep. Adam Schiff. In Wisconsin, where police shot Jacob Blake in the back, the Lt. Governor and the Governor have both excoriated Trump for sowing hatred and violence, and asked him not to come to their state as he had planned. As individuals, we can help by being clear in our conversations, LTEs, and social media posts, that Trump is intentional provoking and supporting the violence, as a desperate attempt to drive fearful voters to his camp.

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