LET’S GET TO WORK TAKING BACK OUR COUNTRY AND FIGHTING STRUCTURAL RACISM
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Anti-racism’s taken center stage at the Democratic Convention. Through its presenters and the interspersed video clips, it’s celebrated America’s diversity, preached inclusion, instructed citizens on need to vote, and recognized challenges of combating structural racism.
The contrast with Trump/GOP can’t be clearer.
Trump illegally sent out the military and DHS thugs to confront Black Lives Matters protesters, spouts law-and-order and white nationalist rhetoric, and works tirelessly to keep black and brown communities from voting
House passed Justice and Policing Act, establishing national standards for police departments, requiring data collection on police encounters, improving excessive force prosecutions
House passed Voting Rights Act, requiring federal approval before states with voter discrimination histories can change voting procedures or any state can make changes tending to burden voters of color
House passed For the People Act, limiting voter-role purging, making Election Day a holiday, eliminating partisan gerrymandering
House passed HEROES Act giving states necessary funding for absentee voting
If, for the next 73 days, we work tirelessly to flip the Senate and elect the Biden/Harris ticket, we can protect and expand voting rights and begin to fight structural racism and police misconduct, by passing this legislation which has been languishing in the Senate.
How you can help
1. Call the Senate.
Script for Sen. Merkley
Script for Sen. Wyden
2. Call the House.
Script for Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01)
Script for Greg Walden (OR-02)
Script for Earl Blumenauer (OR-03)
Script for Peter Defazio (OR-04)
Script for Kurt Schrader (OR-05)
3. Get 2020 Ready.
Oregonians are joining with activists across the country to power a LANDSLIDE democratic victory in November 2020, from the White House to the Senate to the State Houses. Here’s how you can get involved:
Elections Power Hour weekly strategy call. Mondays at 5pm
Call Arizona voters. Thursdays, training at 5pm, calling begins at 5:30
Write letters to voters with Swing Left and Vote Forward. Saturdays 12-2pm
Write postcards to Voters of Color with Reclaim Our Vote. Sundays 3-5pm
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