Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Action: Leaders For The People





Democrats work For The People. 

  • House Democrats passed HR1 -- the For the People Act -- in early 2019. This legislation restores election and government integrity. McConnell has refused to bring it to a vote. Why? Because it ends gerrymandering, voter suppression, dark money, and thus his minority rule. Democracy doesn't work for Trump or his GOP.

  • Senate Democrats held the floor all night on Sunday For the People and against GOP court packing. Trump sows hate, stoking his ego, lining his pockets, and promoting authoritarianism and violence. His GOP uses the resulting chaos and archaic Senate rules to pack the courts with ideologues to take away our health care and civil rights. 

    Trump and his GOP ignore our suffering, refusing to ensure we have the testing; contact tracing; PPE; and effective treatments needed to mitigate the pandemic or the financial resources to weather it. They deny climate chaos and dismiss attempts to change centuries of racist policies and brutality.

We deserve leaders who work For the People. We must use the next week to Get Out the Vote. Biden and state and local Democratic candidates will win when every absentee ballot is counted. We will win with leadership For the People.

1. Call the Senate.

Script Oregon Senators

Script for Republican Senators

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. Save Our Democracy.

Only 7 days before November 3! Get involved with Indivisible Oregon:

  • Elections Power Hour weekly strategy call Mondays at 5pm

  • Lots of phonebanks and trainings to Arizona and Georgia (our adopted states) led by Indivisible Oregon or recommended by us

  • Call eligible voters of color with Reclaim Our Vote.  Sundays 3-5pm

  • Already received training and ready to make calls on your own? Want some community and camaraderie? Find a phonebank lounge on the IO events page!


Closing Question: What Would You Say to Americans Who Didn't Vote for You? - WSJ.com


For the People Act of 2019


Republicans closely resemble autocratic parties in Hungary and Turkey – study


Why We Need to Protect the Rule of Law in the Federal Government | Brennan Center for Justice


Trump’s historic assault on the civil service was four years in the making


Trump campaign aimed to deter Black Floridians | Miami Herald


Armed guards at St. Pete early voting site told deputies they were hired by Trump campaign, election officials say | WFLA


Hunter Biden story is Russian disinfo, dozens of former intel officials say


Trump weighs firing FBI director after election as frustration with Wray, Barr grows - The Washington Post


Trump Calls on Barr to ‘Act’ Against Biden Before Election - The New York Times


'Proud Boys' Emails Threatening Florida Voters Appear to Use Spoofed Email Address - VICE


U.S. Diplomats and Spies Battle Trump Administration Over Suspected Attacks - The New York Times


Post-Election Protests if Trump Attempts to Dispute Election Results Prematurely


Why Mitch McConnell is trying to kill a big stimulus before the election


Opinion | Amy Coney Barrett’s Originalism Threatens Our Freedoms - The New York Times


Why a Biden Administration Shouldn’t Turn the Page on the Trump Era | Vanity Fair