Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Action: Democrats Care, Democrats Act





Everyone deserves to exercise their right to vote, and everyone deserves to have their vote counted -- without interference or intimidation. 

Democrats work for their constituents and support free and fair elections. More people have voted for Democrats in every recent election. Yet gerrymandering and myriad other forms of voter suppression have overridden our will, resulting in GOP minority rule. 

Trump and his GOP have failed us as leaders. They are losing this election, and they are desperate. Trump broadcasts his intention to disrupt our election. His GOP breaks Senate rules to pack SCOTUS with yet another unqualified Trump appointee who'll they hope will hand them the election, cement their minority rule, and ensure their interests usurp our rights.

We outnumber them. If we join together, we can overwhelm Trump and his GOP enablers with our votes and resist their attempts to undermine our will and our democracy. To do this, we must:

  • Work tirelessly to get out the vote.

  • Demand there be no SCOTUS confirmation until after the inauguration.

  • Insist all Members of Congress state publicly that election season ends only when we have all voted and our votes have been counted.

We will vote. We will resist. We will be heard.

How you can help:

  1. Join Indivisible for Indivisible Tuesday with Senator Wyden's and Rep. Blumenauer’s offices.

    Pre-register for the call here. https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcudOygqTksEtJIfv2szpVHnC4l1pu6Kmli you will be sent a link to join the call.

2. Call the Senate.

Script for Sen. Merkley

Script for Sen. Wyden

Script for Republican Senators

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)

4. Get 2020 Ready.

Only 14 days till the last voting day, Nov. 3. Phone bank with Indivisible Oregon to turn out the vote. Everyone counts. Every vote counts.


When it comes to suppression of Black votes, it’s the 19th century all over again https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/when-it-comes-to-suppression-of-black-votes-its-the-19th-century-all-over-again/2020/10/16/68e22f1e-0f07-11eb-8a35-237ef1eb2ef7_story.html

Amid fears of Election Day chaos, one county prepares for anxious days after the vote https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/amid-fears-of-election-day-chaos-one-county-prepares-for-anxious-days-after-the-vote/2020/10/17/c2c9e928-0a60-11eb-a166-dc429b380d10_story.html

White House opposes expanded coronavirus testing, complicating stimulus talks https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/16/business/white-house-coronavirus-testing.html

Pelosi sets Tuesday deadline for reaching stimulus deal with White House https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2020/10/18/pelosi-stimulus-economy-trump/

Georgia at a tipping point - The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/16/us/politics/georgia-polls-trump-biden.html

Voter confusion rattles election officials in Pennsylvania near Monday’s deadline to register https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/voter-confusion-rattles-election-officials-in-pennsylvania-near-mondays-deadline-to-register/2020/10/19/87f9ab9c-0ff8-11eb-b1e8-16b59b92b36d_story.html

The latest outbreak of GOP panic about Trump contains a key tell https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/10/19/latest-outbreak-gop-panic-about-trump-contains-key-tell/

A 2009 Supreme Court ruling may require Barrett to recuse herself from 2020 election cases https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/10/17/amy-coney-barrett-recuse-2020-election-cases-caperton-v-massey-coal-co/

Trump files emergency request with Supreme Court to stop release of his tax returns - CBS News https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-tax-returns-supreme-court-emergency-request/