Thursday, August 24, 2017

ACTION: CALL TO FIGHT RACISM

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION**
Thursday, August 24, 2017
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FIGHT RACISM – PROTECT VOTING RIGHTS AND 2020 CENSUS
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#Fund2020Cenus
#StopGerrymandering
#RestoreVRA
The lack of funding for the 2020 census is the latest attempt by the GOP to suppress the voting power of minorities. 
The House and Senate Appropriations Committees have drastically underfunded the census, which will be devastating http://wapo.st/2uSrBLM
Minority communities are already undercounted in the census. This lack of funding will make it worse. Minorities will be underrepresented in:
• Federal Medicaid funding
• Federal education funding
• Redrawing federal congressional districts
• http://bit.ly/2vSSSuM
Minority voting rights are under constant attack:
• Republican states have gerrymandered districts strategically drawn to disenfranchise minority voters http://wapo.st/2wrQcXg
• the GOP exploited the rollback of the Voting Rights Act to close hundreds of polling places http://bit.ly/2f9jIGy
• Trump’s election fraud commission is suppressing the vote – especially minority communities http://bit.ly/2ttyuBC
The GOP wants to keep control for the next decade. An underfunded census, the gutted Voting Rights Act, and Trump’s election fraud commission make this possible – at the expense of minority voters.
The census and the right to vote are bedrock American ideals. We must fight guarantee these rights – for all communities. Our MoCs must fully fund the census, reinstate the voting rights act and disband Trump’s election fraud commission. 
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**ACTION 1: CALL OUR SENATORS AND YOUR REPRESENTATIVE (if you can’t call during business hours, leave a voice mail! It all makes a difference!)** 
SAMPLE SCRIPT
My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon, zip code [--]. I am very concerned about GOP voter suppression and underfunding the 2020 census. I ask you to do all you can to fully fund the census, reinstate the voting rights act and disband Trump’s election fraud commission. We must have free and fair elections in which every community can participate.
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**ACTION 2: Check out these resources to stop voter suppression
https://www.letamericavote.org/
https://www.flippable.org/
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**ACTION 3: SHARE WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY**
Share this post with friends and family. And help them to call and tell their MoCs to fully fund the census, reinstate the voting rights act and disband Trump’s election fraud commission.
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**PHONE NUMBERS**
SENATOR 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
SENATOR 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
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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