Wednesday, May 17, 2017

ACTION: CALL TO STOP OFFSHORE DRILLING

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION**
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
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STOP OFFSHORE DRILLING: PROTECT OUR COASTAL COMMUNITIES
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Stay tuned for a phone action on Trump, Russia, and Comey tomorrow! Focus today on an important environmental issue…
Trump’s unleashed his assault on the environment and our coastal communities on April 28 when he issued an Executive Order to open the door to offshore drilling on both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts. This was the first time the President’s powers have been used to remove areas from protection. http://wapo.st/2qpl87P . 
----An oil spill could have devastating consequences to our environment, marine sanctuaries, marine monuments and our coastal economy.
--Senator Wyden put it this way: “Countless Oregonians depend on our coast to sustain jobs in our state’s fishing, shipping, and tourism industries, and we can't afford to put the state’s economy at risk just to pad the profits of big oil”  http://bit.ly/2i1QSLC .
--Sens. Wyden and Merkley have introduced a bill--The West Coast Ocean Protection Act-- to put permanent safeguards in place for the Pacific Coast (S.31 http://bit.ly/2qpxcp6 ); Rep’s DeFazio and Blumenauer have co-sponsored similar House legislation (HR 169 http://bit.ly/2roj3Gf). There are also bills to protect the Atlantic coast and the Artic. (HR 2272 http://bit.ly/2qq4yon; S.999,  http://bit.ly/2qusapD; and S.991 http://bit.ly/2pIB8m8.) 
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**ACTION 1: CALL BOTH US SENATORS** 
SAMPLE SCRIPT: 
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. I want to thank Senator [--] for his efforts to stand up to polluters and big oil by co-sponsoring Senate Bill 31, which would protect our precious coastline from drilling. I would urge the Senator to work to move S.31 forward, as well as S.991 and S999, which would protect the Atlantic and Arctic from drilling as well.”
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**ACTION 2: CALL YOUR US REPRESENTATIVE** 
SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR BLUMENAUER AND DEFAZIO:
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. I want to thank Representative [--] for standing up to polluters and big oil by supporting legislation to protect our precious Oregon coastline the coast from drilling. I would urge Rep [--] to work to move HR 169 and HR 2722 forward, which would protect the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans from drilling.” 
SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR WALDEN, SCHRADER, and BONAMICI
My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. I want to urge [him/her] standing up to polluters and big oil by supporting legislation to protect our precious Oregon coastline the coast from drilling. I would like [her/him] to work to both move HR 169 and HR 2722 forward, which would protect the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans from offshore drilling.” 
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JUST AS IMPORTANT: call, text, and email your friends and family in red districts to do the same. “share” or copy / paste this action!
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**PHONE NUMBERS**
CONGRESSWOMAN SUZANNE BONAMICI [D1]
DC: (202) 225-0855, OR: (503) 469-6010
CONGRESSMAN GREG WALDEN [D2]
DC (202) 225-6730, Medford: (541) 776-4646,
Bend (541) 389-4408, La Grande (541) 624-2400
CONGRESSMAN EARL BLUMENAUER [D3]
DC: (202) 225-4811, OR: (503) 231-2300
CONGRESSMAN PETER DEFAZIO [D4]
DC 202-225-6416, Eugene: (541) 465-6732,
Roseburg: (541) 440-3523, Coos Bay (541) 269-2609
CONGRESSMAN KURT SCHRADER [D5]
DC: (202) 225-5711, Salem (503) 588-9100,
Oregon City (503) 557-1324
** After you call, please comment below and briefly share your experience!** 

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