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Indivisible NEWS


COUNTDOWN: 12 WEEKS
to a RATHER important election

 

We’re all-in for CHANGE in 2020. Our volunteers have written 10,000 (!!!) SwingLeft letters to register/engage voters in the 12 “Super States." We need an additional $3000 for postage to get these letters in the mail. Please help if you can.

 

Upcoming Events

Virtual SwingLeft Letter Writing Parties

  • Complete prepared letters to voters in targeted states that will make the difference in November!

  • Click to register for each date:

Sat, Aug 15,12-2pm

Sat, Aug 29,12-2pm

 

Phonebanking for Rep. Anna Williams - VOLUNTEERS WANTED

 

Aug 17-20 [Virtual] Dem national convention

 

Aug 18 Meet Tobias Read, COIN-endorsed candidate for State Treasurer

  • 7pm; Register here for the Zoom call, hosted by COIN (Consolidated Oregon Indivisible Network)

 

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
FEDERAL
   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.
 
STATE
   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.

Keep Fighting for a Real Senate Covid Relief Package

Call/write your US Senator.

MESSAGE:

I’m calling/writing to urge you to stay strong in your fight for passing the HEROES Act, the covid-19 relief package. The latest version of the Republican Senate covid bill is full of cruelty to everyday people and gifts to their donors. The final package must have the full CARES unemployment benefit, save the post office, fund vote by mail, provide money for state/local governments, and NOT gut liability laws for employers.

Senator, stay strong. I applaud and appreciate your steadfast dedication in this effort.

 

Need Fully Functioning Post Office

Call/write your US Senators and Representative.

MESSAGE:

If you’re a HC provider

I’m calling/writing because I am a [physician/PA/nurse, etc.] and I’m worried about the post office. Many patients get their medications via email, and delay in receiving them can be life-threatening. Seniors and those with chronic conditions are especially affected because they may avoid going outside to pharmacies due to Covid. I urge you to get the post office back to full function immediately.

If you’re a patient

I’m calling/writing because I’m one of millions of people who get their medications by mail, and are threatened with delay in receiving them. Such delays can be life-threatening! Seniors and those with chronic conditions are especially affected because they may avoid going outside to pharmacies due to Covid. I urge you to get the post office back to full function immediately.

Moving Forward

Making it happen: Week 12

Marilyn Smith and Irene Zimmerman completed another 50 SwingLeft voter engagement letters. Woohoo! Gold stars on collars!

Many thanks to Beth Foster for her very generous contribution to fund stamps for our letter-writing. Woohoo! Gold star on collar?!

 

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 10,000 letters by October! Contact us to request a packet.

  • Texting with Indivisible National: Join the next texting training on August 4th, or check the training schedule, then join any of Indivisible’s texting event dates on the texting schedule.

  • Phonebanking with Indivisible National: Check out this super helpful video on how to phonebank using Hubdialer, then join any of Indivisible’s many phonebank dates on the phonebank schedule.

  • Postcarding with Postcards-to-Voters: Follow the simple instructions on the website.

 

Remembering Hiroshima & Nagasaki as “acts of naked racism”

On Memorial Day of 2020, George Floyd was murdered by police in Minneapolis. This was blatant police brutality and blatant racism.

On August 6, 1945, the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Three days later, on August 9, the U.S. dropped another atomic bomb, this time on Nagasaki. 282,000 human beings were killed.

We have heard and read much about these horrific bombings in the years since. What has not been said or written about is their racial underpinnings - and it this that links the bombings to the George Floyd murder. “Worlds apart in time, space, and scale, the two events share three key features. Each was an act of state violence. Each was an act carried out against a defenseless opponent. Each was an act of naked racism.”

The story is told in an article published last week, the 75 anniversary of the atomic bombings, entitled “Memorial Days: the racial underpinnings of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings.”

 

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