AMPLIFY THE MESSAGE: DEMOCRATIC LEADERS CARE, DEMOCRATIC LEADERS ACT
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We deserve leaders who care about us, no matter who we are or how we vote. We need Democrats to spread the word and secure the help we desperately need. The HEROES Act must become law before a continuing resolution vote. It's the last leverage we have.
The HEROES Act costs half of what the 2017 tax give-away to the wealthy did. Yet Senate Republicans gutted House Democrats' efforts, offering crumbs for us while helping themselves to even more. They then blamed Democratic opposition for their own failure.
We struggle with multiple crises: COVID-19, financial collapse, centuries of racist policies, police brutality, white supremacist threats, Russian election interference, Trump's authoritarianism, and climate catastrophe. House Democrats have passed legislation tackling all these issues, but Republican stinginess and political self-dealing relegated these bills to McConnell's legislative "graveyard."
Biden assembles a pandemic response team; Trump lies us into illness, death, and financial ruin. Biden visits his veteran son's grave; Trump denigrates military service. House Democrats' For the People Act includes anti-corruption measures; new Trump scandals emerge daily, enabled by his complicit GOP. We must engage the press and let voters know: Democratic leaders care and Democratic leaders act.
How you can help
Join Indivisible for Indivisible Tuesday with Senator Merkley's staff.
Pre-register for the call here https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcudOygqTksEtJIfv2szpVHnC4l1pu6Kmli you will be sent a link to join the call.
Script for Sen. Merkley
2. Call the Senate.
Portland office: 503-326-3386 | D.C. office 202-224-3753
My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling because… Trump’s intentional, ongoing, craven lies to the American people about COVID-19 resulted in unnecessary death, economic collapse, and suffering. They are impeachable offenses. I demand that Trump be censured. You use the outrage stemming from Bob Woodward’s disclosures to guilt your GOP colleagues into passing the HEROES Act. You refuse to vote yes on the continuing resolution until the HEROES Act is passed and signed into law by the President. You find a way to message about these that gets press attention.
Script for Sen. Wyden
3. 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