Next week is the most important election of our lifetime – a major milestone in our movement. We have shared so many milestones together. We have called our Members of Congress, shown up at their offices, and attended town halls together. We have registered voters, canvassed, phone banked, text banked and sent postcards together.
Now we vote together. A milestone in our movement. Our movement does not end next week. November 7th we will wake up, celebrate our victories, and mourn our losses. Then we take note of what worked and what didn’t, while we make plans to stop the GOP lame duck agenda of cutting our safety net, cutting taxes for the rich, and rushing judges. Together we will keep working to defend our democracy and plan for the next election.
In one week the world will see our values, see us standing up for: human rights, healthcare, voting rights, women’s rights, black lives matter, LGTBQ rights, immigrants, those with disabilities, survivors, gun violence prevention, diversity, and truth.
Do what you must to wake up November 7th with no regrets. Then join us in the next steps of our movement. Towards a future that is better and bright.
ACTION ONE: GO TO #RESISTTRUMPTUESDAY
Join us at #ResistTrumpTuesday on Tuesday, October 23, at 11:30 in the courtyard of Senator Merkley’s office, 121 SW Salmon Street. We will meet with Senator Merkley’s staff and:
Thank Senator Merkley for listening and doing all he can to defend our democracy and working for progressive values. Ask that Senator Merkley do all he can to protect our safety net, stop new tax cuts for corporations, and stop judges from being confirmed in the lame duck session.
ACTION TWO: VOTE AND THEN VOLUNTEER IN THE MIDTERMS
Oregon is a vote by mail state. Vote as SOON as you get your ballot. If you haven’t received your ballot by Oct 25th go here.
After you vote, influence others to do so: VOLUNTEER. You can have a major impact on the election by talking to voters and reminding them to turn in their ballots. Now is the time. Find details and RSVP here.
ACTION THREE: MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD ON THE FEDERAL LEVEL
Oppose anti immigrant rules to allow indefinite detention of children and to limit immigrants’ access to safety net programs.
File a comment in OPPOSITION to the rule proposed by the Trump Admin to allow for indefinite detention of children.
File a comment in OPPOSITION to limiting immigrants’ access to SNAP and MEDICAID