Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Action: We Can Demand Leaders Who Care About Our Well-Being

 

WE CAN DEMAND LEADERS WHO CARE ABOUT OUR WELL-BEING

caely.barrett@gmail.com

Background

We need a country in which the health and well-being of every American is important.  

We demand leadership that has more regard for human life than for political advantage.  

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will provide that leadership. They will:

  • Pass pandemic relief rather than pushing to ideologically stack the Supreme Court.

  • Restore faith in our public health institutions by protecting them from political manipulation.

  • Ensure that scientists and health professionals, not political hacks, are making vital public health decisions.

  • Protect the ACA and ensure affordable health care for all Americans.

  • Remove the chaos and racism from our health care system.

  • Protect a woman’s right to choose and have access to reproductive health care.

“Someday there will be great people, great elected representatives who will say, ‘enough of this nonsense, let’s be the kind of legislature the United States should have.' I hope that day will come when I’m still alive." - Justice Ginsburg, 2017

We honor RBG’s memory by making this happen now.  We demand that our MoCs work for a Supreme Court that represents all of us – not just Trump and his GOP.  

And we must get out the vote for Joe, Kamala, and Democrats across the board. "My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”

1. Call the Senate.

Script for Sen. Merkley

Script for Sen. Wyden

2. Call the House.

Script for Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01)

Script for Greg Walden (OR-02)

Script for Earl Blumenauer (OR-03)

Script for Peter DeFazio (OR-04)

Script for Kurt Schrader (OR-05)

3. Get 2020 Ready.

Oregonians are joining with activists across the country to power a LANDSLIDE democratic victory in November 2020, from the White House to the Senate to the State Houses.  The Election Season is underway now! Here’s how you can get involved: 

Sources:

The Future Of The Affordable Care Act In A Supreme Court Without Ginsburg

What Would Happen If The ACA Went Away?

Without Ginsburg, Judicial Threats to the ACA, Reproductive Rights Heighten

In ‘Power Grab,’ Health Secretary Azar Asserts Authority Over F.D.A.

The Pentagon funneled coronavirus relief funds to defense contractors - The Washington Post

Trump vs Biden on Health Care | Global Health | JAMA Health Forum

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Action: RBG’s Legacy: Dissent & The Rule Of Law

 

RBG'S LEGACY: DISSENT & THE RULE OF LAW

caely.barrett@gmail.com

Background

  

Democrats help us and uphold the rule of law. Trump's GOP help themselves and uphold the rule of Trump. 

 Trump knew the danger COVID-19 posed in January. He lied, undermined federal agencies designed to help, and 200,000 of us have died. Barr corrupted our DOJ to serve Trump's legal needs and authoritarian demands -- and lied to Congress. We and the Constitution demand the House impeach them. 

Senate Democrats must be a strong opposition party. They must use every procedural tool at their disposal to block confirmation of yet another unqualified GOP ideologue and Trump sycophant.  

 RBG's last wish "... should not be read as the fleeting hope bubbles of a dying old lady, but as an exhortation to fight from the fiercest defender of women’s rights of her generation. This was her dying dissent: a message not about what Trump and McConnell should do, but about what we must do." We must honor her legacy with our dissent. We must call our MOCs daily to insist they protect us and our democracy. We must work, despite our grief, to get out the vote and win the Presidency, flip the Senate, and hold the House. Together we must. Together we can. 

1. Call the Senate.

Script for Sen. Merkley

Script for Sen. Wyden

2. Call the House.

Script for Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01)

Script for Greg Walden (OR-02)

Script for Earl Blumenauer (OR-03)

Script for Peter DeFazio (OR-04)

Script for Kurt Schrader (OR-05)

3. Get 2020 Ready.

Oregonians are joining with activists across the country to power a LANDSLIDE democratic victory in November 2020, from the White House to the Senate to the State Houses.  The Election Season is underway now! Here’s how you can get involved: 

Sources:

https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/ruth-bader-ginsburg-dissent/ 

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/21/opinion/ruth-bader-ginsburg-senate-democrats.html?referringSource=articleShare 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/09/18/why-mitch-mcconnell-intends-confirm-new-supreme-court-justice-now-when-he-wouldnt-2016/ 

https://jacobinmag.com/2020/09/abraham-lincoln-supreme-court-slavery 

https://www.justsecurity.org/69650/timeline-of-the-coronavirus-pandemic-and-u-s-response/ 

https://thebulwark.com/warnings-ignored-a-timeline-of-trumps-covid-19-response/ 

https://www.citizensforethics.org/the-case-for-impeachment-of-attorney-general-bill-barr/  

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/16/us/politics/william-barr-sedition.html#click=https://t.co/ayHzrbKDyg 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-protest-lafayette-square/2020/09/16/ca0174e4-f788-11ea-89e3-4b9efa36dc64_story.html 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/justice-dept-targets-new-york-seattle-and-portland-over-protests/2020/09/21/9e85e46a-fc08-11ea-b555-4d71a9254f4b_story.html 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/09/14/7-ways-trump-his-cabal-are-using-government-corrupt-election/ 

 https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/sep/21/usps-post-office-mail-slowdowns-louis-dejoy?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other 


Monday, September 21, 2020

Action: Fight: No New Justice TIL ‘21. Pass Heroes Act

 

FIGHT: No New Justice Til ’21. Pass HEROES Act.

caely.barrett@gmail.com

Background

"My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”

                                                            —RBG on her deathbed

We have our marching orders. Ruth Bader Ginsberg would want us to fight for precedent, fairness, and the rule of law. At the same time, continue to demand that our Congress take care of all of us, and pass the HEROES Act. Either before the continuing resolution or as part of it.

Make your calls now and every day this week. Then write letters and postcards to voters with Indivisible Oregon. Make phone calls with us. Donate money for races in swing states here or here and for the presidency here. To quote Sen. Merkley: “Ditch Mitch, dump Trump, save America.” 

1. Call the Senate.

Script for Sen. Merkley

Script for Sen. Wyden

2. Call the House.

Script for Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01)

Script for Greg Walden (OR-02)

Script for Earl Blumenauer (OR-03)

Script for Peter DeFazio (OR-04)

Script for Kurt Schrader (OR-05)

3. Get 2020 Ready.

Oregonians are joining with activists across the country to power a LANDSLIDE democratic victory in November 2020, from the White House to the Senate to the State Houses.  The Election Season is underway now! Here’s how you can get involved: 

Sources:

What we need to do: https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/ruth-bader-ginsburg-dissent/

What Dems need to do: https://twitter.com/danpfeiffer/status/1307140353376616448?s=21

RBG as a friend, by Nina Totenberg. https://www.npr.org/2020/09/19/896733375/a-five-decade-long-friendship-that-began-with-a-phone-call

Friday, September 18, 2020

ACTION: ACT FOR A DEMOCRACY THAT WORKS FOR ALL: CALL CONGRESS AND GOTV

 

ACT FOR A DEMOCRACY THAT WORKS FOR ALL: CALL CONGRESS AND GOTV

caely.barrett@gmail.com

Background

No matter what we look like or where we live, we all deserve to reach our full potential and have our vote count.  But Trump and his GOP help only themselves and their donors while trying to silence our voices.  

Trump and his GOP know they are losing.  They cheat and bully us to distract from their failures to protect us from COVID and climate enhanced natural disasters. 

We know better.  We know that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will help our communities with plans to address climate change and COVID.

  • Joe and Kamala climate plan makes sure 40% of the overall benefits of spending on clean-energy and infrastructure upgrades go to environmental justice communities. 

  • Joe and Kamala will address COVID day one, improving testing, access to protective equipment, and helping our schools. Their stimulus plan to help us out of the COVID economy includes climate plan and green jobs. 

We know better. We know we can come together this election season to make sure every vote is counted and swear in Joe, Kamala, and a Democratic Congress.  

Act for a democracy that works for all: call Congress to pass the HEROS Act and Get Out The Vote. 

1. Call the Senate.

Script for Sen. Merkley

Script for Sen. Wyden

2. Call the House.

Script for Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01)

Script for Greg Walden (OR-02)

Script for Peter DeFazio (OR-04)

Script for Kurt Schrader (OR-05)

3. Get 2020 Ready.

Oregonians are joining with activists across the country to power a LANDSLIDE democratic victory in November 2020, from the White House to the Senate to the State Houses.  Here’s how you can get involved: 

Sources:

Biden/Harris Climate plan: https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/joe-biden-climate-plan-green-new-deal-1041741/

Biden/Harris Covid Plan: https://www.marieclaire.com/politics/a33831703/joe-biden-covid-plan/

Biden/Harris Covid Stimulus plan is their climate plan: https://nymag.com/intelligencer/article/biden-new-climate-change-plan-coronavirus-stimulus-green-new-deal.html

Trump donors benefit from COVID relief: https://apnews.com/00a34243825661313f2cb6a0f6a21720

Trump Greenwashes his Environmental Record: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/08/us/politics/trump-drilling-environment-florida.html

Oil, Gas, And Coal Tycoons donate to Trump: https://www.forbes.com/sites/michelatindera/2020/06/24/these-are-the-energy-oil-and-gas-billionaires-donating-to-donald-trump/#3b538cbf4922

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Action: Now Is The Time To Attack Structural Racism

 

NOW IS THE TIME TO ATTACK STRUCTURAL RACISM

caely.barrett@gmail.com

Background

W.E.B. DuBois recognized America’s split personality—as the land of the free and the home of the slave—which we’ve never had the will to change.   

Although these contradictions continue, George Floyd’s murder, the coronavirus pandemic’s highly uneven impact on communities of color, and Trump’s callous responses to both, have finally made white America confront deep-seated racial inequities. The more than 23 million who’ve participated in Black Lives Matter protests since May—supported by 87% of Democrats, 76% of Independents, and 53% of Republicans—make Black Lives matter the largest protest movement in American history.

We must not waste this energy for transformative change. Rather than focusing solely on police and criminal justice reform, we must push to eliminate the structural racism keeping people of color from achieving full equality by reinvesting in their communities. As first steps

  • The Senate must pass HEROS Act, George Floyd Justice in Policing Act and Emmett Till Antilynching Act, 

  • Congress must enact the Anti-Racism in Public Health Act, which identifies systematic racism as a public health crisis and requires CDC to develop both anti-racist health policies and programs preventing law enforcement violence.

  • Congress must commit to post-pandemic rebuilding based on anti-racism and economic justice.

1. Call the Senate.

Script for Sen. Merkley

Script for Sen. Wyden

2. Call the House.

Script for Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01)

Script for Greg Walden (OR-02)

Script for Earl Blumenauer (OR-03)

Script for Peter DeFazio (OR-04)

Script for Kurt Schrader (OR-05)

3. Get 2020 Ready.