Thursday, October 29, 2020

Action: We Can Have A Senate That Will Pass Anti-Racism




Following the murder of George Floyd, Democrats in Congress promised legislation to combat systemic racism in our country.  

In June, the House passed The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.   It would ban police chokeholds and no-knock warrants, add restrictions on the use of deadly force and make law enforcement more accountable. 

The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act along with more than a dozen other anti-racism bills have been passed by the House or introduced in the Senate by Democrats.  They’ve all been blocked by Mitch McConnell. 

These bills would do things like:   

  • hold law enforcement accountable for misconduct in court, improve transparency through data collection, and reform police training and policies   

  • combat hate crimes and assist hate crime victims   

  • advance the safety and well-being of immigrants and refugees   

  • provide for public health research and investment into understanding and eliminating structural racism and police violence   

  • end the racial disparities in COVID-19 testing, treatment, health outcomes, and vaccine access   

  • make investments to end the obscenely high rate of preventable maternal mortality among Black women 

We have five more days to Get Out The Vote and get Democratic leadership in the Senate and White House that will work for justice and an anti-racist America. 

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 4 days before November 3! Get involved with Indivisible Oregon: 

  • 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


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