Wednesday, January 10, 2018

ACTION: VOTE FOR JUSTICE FOR ALL

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION**
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
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VOTE FOR JUSTICE FOR ALL
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#DREAMActNow
#FundCHIP
#NoWallNoBan

While Republicans were passing a tax bill that creates a $1.5 trillion debt by favoring corporate over middle class tax cuts, they left DREAMers, sick children and disaster victims behind.  Congress has another chance to help these vulnerable populations when the next continuing resolution comes up for a vote.  We must secure “clean” protection for Dreamers and permanent funding for CHIP, community health centers, and natural disaster victims.

Helping children and disaster victim is the right thing to do.  The continuing resolution debate shows the difference between Democrats and Republicans. Trump and the GOP want $18 billion of tax payer money to build a border wall. Democrats want to help DREAMers, who could add $100 billion to our economy over the next five years, and help 9 million children keep their healthcare.

If the Government shuts down because Republicans refuse to vote for these measures, their values will be clear -- corporations over children, donors over disaster victims, building a wall over building our country’s future.

We must insist that we expect our MoCs and the Democratic Party’s leadership to stand indivisible to protect the most vulnerable – starting with their vote on the next continuing resolution.
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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. I implore him/her to vote “yes” on the next continuing resolution ONLY if it has a Clean DREAM Act, permanent CHIP funding and adequate disaster relief. And I expect him/her to take our concerns to the Democratic leadership and pressure them to get their caucus to stand with you. 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 implore him to vote “yes” on the next continuing resolution ONLY if contains a Clean DREAM Act, permanent CHIP funding and adequate disaster relief.  It is our moral responsibility to provide for all Americans. 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 and by about pressuring the Democratic leadership to get their caucus to take a stand for what’s right.
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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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