Tuesday, January 16, 2018

ACTION: REJECT RACISM & PASS A JUST SPENDING BILL

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION**
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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REJECT RACISM & PASS A JUST SPENDING BILL
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#DREAMActNow
#FundCHIPNow
#NoWallNoBan

Trump and his administration have again shown their racists views about immigrants and the poor:
• refusing to further discuss DACA recipients
• insisting on a border wall
• ending TPS protections for thousands of non-white immigrants
• promoting white, European immigrants instead
• allowing work requirements for Medicaid

Trump’s immigration “reform”, if enacted, would be a form of ethnic cleansing.

Congress must show America and the world that intolerance and injustice have no place here by passing a just spending bill that contains
• “clean” protection for Dreamers
• full funding for CHIP, the Community Health Center Fund, and natural disaster victims.

Doing so is both the moral thing to do and demonstrates America’s commitment to protecting the most vulnerable among us while rejecting Trump’s racist agenda.

Congress must pass a spending bill by this Friday to avoid a government shutdown. We expect our MoCs and the Democratic leadership to ensure that immigrants, children and disaster victims are protected. If the Government shuts down, it will be because Republicans refuse to vote for these measures—preferring instead to coddle Trump’s racism.

We are asking our MoCs to fight for a future that is just for all.
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**ACTION 1: CALL BOTH SENATORS and your REPRESENTATIVE**
(Leave a message if you can’t get through.)

SAMPLE SCRIPT for Blumenauer, Bonamici, Schrader, Wyden and Merkley:
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I want to thank the Senator/Rep for voting “no” on the last continuing budget resolution. Soon s/he will be voting on another one. Please promise me that s/he will vote “yes” on the next continuing resolution ONLY if it has a Clean DREAM Act, full CHIP and community health center funding and sufficient disaster relief. We must stand up against Trump’s racism and help immigrants, children and disaster victims. Thank you.”

SAMPLE SCRIPT for Walden and DeFazio:
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. Soon the Representative will be voting on a continuing budget resolution. I am asking him to think about his constituents and not his donors when he takes these votes. I am asking him to vote “yes” on the next continuing resolution ONLY if contains a Clean DREAM Act, full CHIP and community health center funding and sufficient disaster relief.  We must stand up against Trump’s racism and help immigrants, children and disaster victims. Thank you.”
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**ACTION 2: SHARE WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY**
Share this post with friends and family. Help them leave messages for their Congressional delegation about protecting/funding a clean DREAM Act, CHIP, community healthcare and disaster relief in the next continuing budget resolution. Ask them to stand up against Trump’s racism and help immigrants, children and disaster victims.
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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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