Monday, January 22, 2018

ACTION: WE NEED A SPENDING BILL THAT HELPS AMERICA

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION**
Monday, January 22, 2018
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WE NEED A SPENDING BILL THAT HELPS AMERICA
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#TrumpShutdown
#DreamActNow
#FundChipNow

“It’s really simple. Republicans run everything and they cannot govern All we want is for them to do their job – the stuff that was routine before they took over, like disaster funding, kids health insurance, an actual budget” - Chris Murphy (D-Connecticut)

It shouldn’t be this hard.  A spending bill – not a continuing resolution – could address all of the above and more.

Continuing resolutions create uncertainty for the government.  Instead of a set budget that a spending bill provides, departments have been lurching from one continuing resolution to the next for the last nine years.  This has a negative impact on our country’s preparedness and modernization. It limits our ability to use funds efficiently and responsibly.

This is true of all departments, including the military. GOP talking points stress that service members won’t get paid during the #TrumpShutdown. (They choose to ignore the fact that Democratic Senator Claire McCaskilll made a motion to continue military pay during this period, and Mitch McConnell blocked it.) However, the GOP fails to mention that endless continuing resolutions hurt the health and readiness of the military and our country.

Our MoCs must work for a bipartisan spending bill that will provide lasting relief for America – including CHIP, immigrants, disaster relief and the federal government itself.
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**ACTION: CALL OUR SENATORS and your REPRESENTATIVE**
(Leave a message if you can’t get through.)

SAMPLE SCRIPT to thank everyone but Walden:
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I want to thank the Senator/Rep for his/her principled NO vote on the unjust continuing resolution.  I would like him/her to stand strong and work in unity on a spending bill, not a continuing resolution.  American needs an actual spending bill that will provide long lasting relief for CHIP, immigrants, disaster victims, and federal government. Thank you.”

SAMPLE SCRIPT for Walden:
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I would like to express my disappointment and disgust in the Representative upholding Trump’s agenda and voting yes on the continuing resolution. Advocating for continuing resolution after continuing resolution is irresponsible – especially when it comes to the readiness of the federal government.  America needs an actual spending bill – one that will provide for CHIP, immigrants, disaster victims, and the federal government.
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**PHONE NUMBERS**

SENATOR MERKLEY
Portland: (503) 326-3386, DC: (202) 224-3753
Salem: (503) 362-8102, Eugene: (541) 465-6750
Medford: (541) 608-9102, Bend: (541) 318-1298
Pendleton: (541) 278-1129

SENATOR WYDEN
Portland: (503) 326-7525, DC: (202) 224-5244
Salem: (503) 589-4555, Eugene: (541) 431-0229
Medford: (541) 858-5122, Bend: (541) 330-9142
La Grande: (541) 960-7691

CONGRESSWOMAN SUZANNE BONAMICI [D1]
DC: (202) 225-0855, OR: (503) 469-6010

CONGRESSMAN GREG WALDEN [D2]
DC (202) 225-6730, Medford: (541) 776-4646,
Bend (541) 389-4408, La Grande (541) 624-2400

CONGRESSMAN EARL BLUMENAUER [D3]
DC: (202) 225-4811, OR: (503) 231-2300

CONGRESSMAN PETER DEFAZIO [D4]
DC 202-225-6416, Eugene: (541) 465-6732,
Roseburg: (541) 440-3523, Coos Bay (541) 269-2609

CONGRESSMAN KURT SCHRADER [D5]
DC: (202) 225-5711, Salem (503) 588-9100,
Oregon City (503) 557-1324

** After you call, please comment below and briefly share your experience!**

Friday, January 19, 2018

ACTION: HOLD THE LINE FOR A BIPARTISAN DREAMERS ACT

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION**
Friday, January 19, 2018
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HOLD THE LINE FOR A BIPARTISAN DREAMERS ACT
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#TrumpShutdown
#DreamActNow
#NoToRacism

The Government will shut down unless a spending bill is passed today (Friday). If that happens, exactly one year after Trump’s inauguration, Republicans will have only themselves to blame. Trump’s racism and Republicans’ endless squabbling are bringing the country to a standstill while they reject bipartisan solutions.

Republicans control the White House, Senate and the House. On their watch:

• Republicans let bipartisan-supported CHIP funding expire months ago, threatening the well-being of millions of children.
• Trump ended DACA, which protected 800,000 Dreamers, and said “I’ll sign whatever bill they send me,” but days later, he angrily rejected the bipartisan Graham-Durbin bill, using foul, racist language.
• Republicans now refuse to allow bipartisan CHIP funding to be voted on unless it is linked to a spending bill without a Dream Act.
• Trump’s erratic behavior and racist language have left legislators confused and concerned.

Republicans and Democrats have a choice: honor the bipartisan agreement to protect Dreamers or stand with Trump and his racism. Senators Wyden and Merkley have pledged to hold the line for Dreamers. Let’s stand with them.

UPDATE: The House passed a spending bill without a Dream Act. It is now more important than ever to show support for our Senators.

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**ACTION 1: CALL YOUR SENATORS**
(Leave a message if you can’t get through.)

SAMPLE SCRIPT for Senators Wyden and Merkley:
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am concerned that Republicans are willing to shut down the Government rather than pass a bipartisan immigration bill that protects Dreamers, such as S. 1615. I appreciate your willingness to vote against spending legislation that does not include protection for Dreamers. Please continue to hold the line until a good Dream Act is passed and CHIP and community health centers are fully funded. Thank you.”

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**ACTION 2: SHARE WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY**
Share this post with friends and family. Help them leave messages for their Senators to oppose the Republican spending bill unless it protects Dreamers and funds CHIP and community health centers.
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**PHONE NUMBERS**

SENATOR MERKLEY
Portland: (503) 326-3386, DC: (202) 224-3753
Salem: (503) 362-8102, Eugene: (541) 465-6750
Medford: (541) 608-9102, Bend: (541) 318-1298
Pendleton: (541) 278-1129

SENATOR WYDEN
Portland: (503) 326-7525, DC: (202) 224-5244
Salem: (503) 589-4555, Eugene: (541) 431-0229
Medford: (541) 858-5122, Bend: (541) 330-9142
La Grande: (541) 960-7691

** After you call, please comment below and briefly share your experience! **

Thursday, January 18, 2018

ACTION: PROTECT OUR COURTS

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION**
Thursday, January 18, 2018
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PROTECT OUR COURTS FROM EXTREMIST JUDGES
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#ProtectOurCourts

Outside of nuclear war with North Korea, Trump’s extreme right-wing judicial appointments most threaten America’s future as functioning democracy. Last year, GOP leadership pushed through 1 Supreme Court Justice, 18 appellate and 6 district court judges—by radically changing longstanding confirmation process
• the Federalist Society, not home-state senators, choose nominees
• ABA recommendations neither sought nor followed—even if rated “Not Qualified”
• ignored “blue slip” tradition (allowing home-state senators to veto nominees)
• rushed and inadequate hearings with multiple candidates, which preclude proper evaluation

This tsunami may be slowing:
• withdrawal of 3 especially incompetent nominees exposed cursory/nonexistent vetting
• 27 candidates were sent back at the end of 2017; if re-nominated, they must go through committee again
• Doug Jones’ election gives Dems an additional Judiciary committee seat = better chance to stop controversial nominees in committee

Our Senators must promise to use all available weapons to preserve federal courts’ integrity:
• non-return of blue slips
• fully investigate nominees’ positions by limiting the number considered together
• convince Judiciary members to boycott hearings until the process is reformed
• demand cloture votes and adherence to Senate’s procedural rules
• bring Senate business to halt for all but mainstream nominees

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**ACTION 1: CALL YOUR SENATOR**
(if you can’t call during business hours, leave a voice mail! It all makes a difference!)**

SAMPLE SCRIPT
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am very concerned about the extremist judicial nominees Trump has been sending to the Senate. I appreciate the Senator speaking out and refusing to return blue slips but he needs to do more. Our Senator must use all tools available—including boycotting Judiciary Committee hearings to prevent quorum, working to reform the Committee process, and bringing Senate business to a halt—until Trump agrees to send nominees with bipartisan credentials. Thank you.”
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**ACTION 2: SHARE WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY**
Share this post with friends and family. Help them call their Senators to explain the seriousness of this assault on the federal judiciary and to ask for a promise to use all weapons available to block Trump’s ultra conservative judicial nominees, until Trump agrees to send judges with bipartisan credentials.
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**PHONE NUMBERS**

SENATOR MERKLEY
Portland: (503) 326-3386, DC: (202) 224-3753
Salem: (503) 362-8102, Eugene: (541) 465-6750
Medford: (541) 608-9102, Bend: (541) 318-1298
Pendleton: (541) 278-1129

SENATOR WYDEN
Portland: (503) 326-7525, DC: (202) 224-5244
Salem: (503) 589-4555, Eugene: (541) 431-0229
Medford: (541) 858-5122, Bend: (541) 330-9142
La Grande: (541) 960-7691

** After you call, please comment below and briefly share your experience!**

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

ACTION: FUND CHIP AND CHCF NOW

**CALL TO ACTION** 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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FUND CHIP AND CHCF NOW
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#FundCHIPNow
#FundCHCFNow
#Resist
In 2017 the number of Americans without health insurance increased. That number will rise if Congress doesn’t fully fund CHIP and the Community Health Center (CHC) Fund.
CHIP and CHCF funding is languishing in the Senate. The House-passed legislation offsets CHC Fund costs by cutting the grace period for paying premiums and zeroing out some health programs. As for CHIP, Republican co-author of CHIP, Sen. Orrin Hatch, claimed "we don't have money anymore." 
Now the Congressional Budget Office says that extending CHIP for ten years could save $6 billion. Rising premiums – caused by repealing ACA's individual mandate -- make CHIP cheaper to subsidize than private plans. These savings make funding CHIP and the $3.6 billion CHC Fund easy.
We must save CHIP and CHC:
• CHIP covers 9 million children and pregnant women
• CHIP has cut kids’ insurance rates in half
• The CHC Fund underwrites medically underserved communities
• The CHC Fund covers 70% of budgets for clinics on the front line of the opioid crisis
With the new CBO estimate, Congress has no excuse. They must fully fund CHIP and CHCF with no cost offsets. Let’s call to make sure they get this right.
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**ACTION 1: CALL YOUR SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVE**
(Leave a message if you can’t get through.)
SAMPLE SCRIPT for everyone:
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. The CBO has drastically reduced the cost estimate for CHIP. With this score CHIP must be reauthorized for ten years and the Community Health Center Fund must be reauthorized and fully funded for at least two years without any offsets. Please make sure there are included in the next spending bill so we can stabilize these critical pieces of our health care system."
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**ACTION 2: SHARE WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY**
Share this post with friends and family. Help them leave messages for their Congessional deligation about funding CHIP and community health centers.
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**PHONE NUMBERS**
SENATOR MERKLEY 
Portland: (503) 326-3386, DC: (202) 224-3753
Salem: (503) 362-8102, Eugene: (541) 465-6750
Medford: (541) 608-9102, Bend: (541) 318-1298
Pendleton: (541) 278-1129
SENATOR WYDEN 
Portland: (503) 326-7525, DC: (202) 224-5244
Salem: (503) 589-4555, Eugene: (541) 431-0229
Medford: (541) 858-5122, Bend: (541) 330-9142
La Grande: (541) 960-7691
CONGRESSWOMAN SUZANNE BONAMICI [D1]
DC: (202) 225-0855, OR: (503) 469-6010
CONGRESSMAN GREG WALDEN [D2]
DC (202) 225-6730, Medford: (541) 776-4646,
Bend (541) 389-4408, La Grande (541) 624-2400
CONGRESSMAN EARL BLUMENAUER [D3]
DC: (202) 225-4811, OR: (503) 231-2300
CONGRESSMAN PETER DEFAZIO [D4]
DC 202-225-6416, Eugene: (541) 465-6732,
Roseburg: (541) 440-3523, Coos Bay (541) 269-2609
CONGRESSMAN KURT SCHRADER [D5]
DC: (202) 225-5711, Salem (503) 588-9100,
Oregon City (503) 557-1324

INCO Weekly Newsletter 1/15

Senator Ron Wyden Town Hall
Sunday, January 21 at 12:30 pm
Astoria High School, 1001 West Marine Drive, Astoria


If you don't tell him what's on your mind, how will he know?
You and the INCO Summit 
• You finally have time to get active
• You want your voice to be heard
• You want to do your part to defend our democracy
• You're curious about INCO - who we are and what we do

 
Want to help at the Summit? Contact nancyspringmontgomery@gmail.com.

INCO Turn the Tide 2018 Regional Summit
Saturday, January 20. Doors open 8:30 am. Program starts at 9 am.
Lovell Showroom, 426 14th Street, Astoria

All events are free and open to the community. The schedule is below.
 ACTION PRIORITIES
 www.indivisible.org
This week's Americans of Conscience Action Checklist is here.        

Contact elected officials here.

• Tell Your Members of Congress to Stand Up for DREAMersFunding for the government runs out  on January 19. Tied in with that is legislation to protect DACA and the Dreamers. There are 11,900 DACA recipients in Oregon alone, and each year they contribute $20,021,000 in State and local taxes. There are 19,180 DACA recipients in Washington alone, and each year they contribute $51,272,000 in State and local taxes. 

• Tell your Members of Congress to protect our people and planet. Other key issues tied up with government funding are the Children’s Health Insurance Plan, expansion of domestic surveillance power, and climate disaster aid. 

• Our democracy is a sitting duck if we don’t protect ourselves from Russia-linked groups actively hacking the Senate and seeking to control our midterm elections. Time is short.

Suggested script for contacting your senators: I would like [name] to make election security a priority, especially by co-sponsoring the bipartisan Secure Elections Act [S.2261] that allows states to assess their risks and implement proven measures that protect the integrity of our vote.
Look what we did! Astoria Women's March, Saturday, January 20, 2017.
INCO encourages you to vote YES for Measure 101. If you want to help get out the vote in support, please contact Bebe Michel at littlebylittle4change@gmail.com  Ballots are due January 23 by 8 pm. Postmarks don't count.
Run for Something 
Numerous local offices are up for election in 2018. If you're considering running for office, then Run for Something is for you. Local campaign and candidate veterans Cheryl Johnson, Mary Beth Cottle, and Laurie Caplan present an introduction to elections, campaigning, and enjoying the process. Free and hosted by INCO's Vote the Future Team.

RUN FOR SOMETHING
Saturday, January 20 • 4:30 -6
Lovell Showroom, 426 14th Street, Astoria
Progressive values. Facts. Community. Solidarity. Inspiration. Action. 
And, of course, postcards, music, and treats.

Find events elsewhere related to 2018 Women's Marches here.
Saturday, January 20 
 Lovell Showroom, 426 14th Street, Astoria
Free • Open to all defenders of democracy
Come for one session or stay for the day.
Box lunches available for purchase by 9:30 a.m.
Check out our speakers and the day's schedule here.


8:30 am  Doors Open
9 am- 4:30  Workshops, Q&A, discussion

Guest speakers: 
Jen Hoffman - Answering the Call; author, Americans of Conscience blog and checklist; her  checklist for the week of January 7 is here. 
Linai Vaz -Re-Framing the Debate: It’s All About the Brain; former Olympic trainer, OR-1 Indivisible leader
Lindsay Hessel - Democracy Happens Every Day; election strategist, OR-3 Indivisible leader
• Energize & strategize for 2018
 • Community networking and engagement
• Resources, opportunities, imagination to sustain activism
Box lunches available for purchase by 9:30 am.


4:30 -6  Run for Something 
Want to make your community even better? Join the nationwide trend and run for office!
Q&A with campaign and candidate veterans for potential candidates and campaign helpers: election info, positions available, local campaign and support strategies
Free and hosted by INCO's Vote the Future Team


8 - 10 pm  Rock the Resistance Dance

Dance or just hang out and enjoy the sounds of vintage vinyl with DJ Joey Altruda.
Beer, wine, and light fare available for purchase
Free • Donations welcome
On the anniversary of the Women’s March, come relax and shake it off at this community dance...we deserve some JOY! 
SOLIDARITY
•  Congratulations to INCO's Vote the Future team for their excellent presentation to the Clatsop County Board of Commissioners at its January 10th meeting. Melissa Ousley, Mary Beth Cottle, and Andy Davis testified to the necessity of a voter information booklet  for all elections in Clatsop County. George McCartin, Tiffiny Mitchell, the VTF team leader, and Laurie Caplan also spoke in favor. The commissioners supported the concept and directed county staff to check out specific issues related to implementing a booklet before they vote on it at a future meeting.

•  One of the most conservative (and the 2nd wealthiest) members of Congress, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA 49), announced he “will not seek reelection.” Issa is the second California Republican to retire this week and joins a growing list of GOP House retirements.
Indivisible groups in San Diego showed up to Issa’s office 49 weeks in a rowwith an average of 370 constituents each and every week. Issa even once hid from Indivisibles on his office’s rooftop in the heat of the healthcare fight. And yesterday, Indivisible San Diego and other groups from their district held a retirement party for Issa (in the rain, no less!).
This is yet another exciting, movement-defining moment that comes from months of tenacious, relentless organizing from Indivisibles.

• INCO Indivisibles met the challenge of an anonymous donor to raise $500 in just 2 weeks! He matched that $500 so it's now $1000! Thank you to everyone who contributed. Contributions are always welcome. Donate via the INCO website, or mail your check to 766 Lexington Avenue, Astoria 97103.
INCO's Faces of Democracy   
 Indivisibles supported Dreamers at this Rally for DACA in Astoria on September 16, 2017.
HAPPENINGS
Check for details and new posts on our events page.
 
THIS WEEK
Wednesday, January 17 - Vote the Future Team Meeting, 6:30 pm, Seaside Library

Wednesday, January 17 - Upper North Coast (Cannon Beach/Manzanita) INCO meeting, 6 pm. To plan canvassing for Measure 101. Contact incoregon@gmail.com for the Cannon Beach location. 


Saturday, January 20 - Turn the Tide 2018 • INCO Regional Summit, 8:30 - 4:30, Lovell Showroom, 426 14th Street, Astoria; free and open to all defenders of democracy

Saturday, January 20 - "Run for Something," 4:30 - 5:30, Lovell Showroom, 426 14th Street, Astoria. Campaign veterans present an introduction to running for office. 
 

Saturday, January 20 - "Rock the Resistance" dance, 8 - 10 pm, Lovell Showroom, 426 14th Street, Astoria; DJ Joey Altruda plays oldies; free, donations welcome.  Every Wednesday -

Every Wednesday, INCO Happy Hour, 
4-6 pm, We're back at Buoy Beer, probably in the Tap Room, foot of 8th on the Riverwalk, Astoria. Food and non-alcoholic drinks available; no host, no agenda, no meeting

Almost every Friday - INCO Southwest Washington postcard party; email gwenbrake@gmail.com for date, time and place.


UPCOMING
Tuesday, February 6 - Oppose Bigotry Team meeting, 6 pm, Astoria; contact catladyjoan@gmail.com for directions.

Wednesday, February 7 - INCO Book Club,  6:30 pm, Astoria. For directions, contact cebeady@outlook.com. This month's book is American Nations: A History Of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures Of North America, by Colin Woodard, Penguin Books, 2012.


Tuesday, February 13 - Seaside/Gearhart Community Group meeting, 6:30-8:00.  Contact 
Kathleenannmacdonald@yahoo.com for location.


Wednesday, February 14 - V-DAY RALLY, End Violence Against Women and Girls, 11:30 am -1 pm, 8th and Commercial, Astoria.
Excerpts of wisdom and warnings from 
ON TYRANNY: TWENTY LESSONS FROM THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
by Timothy Snyder, Tim Duggan Books, 2017. 

Lesson 16.  Learn from peers in other countries. Since so much of what has happened in the last year is familiar to the rest of the world or from recent history, we must observe and listen.

Lesson 17.  Listen for dangerous words. People who assure you that you can only gain security at the price of liberty usually want to deny you both. 

Lesson 18.  Be calm when the unthinkable arrives. For us, the natural lesson is that fear and grief must not enable the destruction of our institutions.
"While Republicans like Trump promote cynicism 24x7, pouring poison into the nation's bloodstream, the rest of us need to administer the only antidote that exists: engagement and idealism."
--Bill Camarda
We're Ready! Trump and Mueller
INCO has planned a “Rally for the Rule of Law,” to be held in the event Trump fires Mueller or takes a similar action that threatens the rule of law as it relates to the investigation. We'll post info on our INCO Facebook page and email an Action Alert. You can also sign up (RSVP) for a notification here.  

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS

 Get involved with your INCO Community Group today in Manzanita-Cannon Beach, Seaside, Warrenton, Astoria, Washington Peninsula.

INCO's Events Team, Oppose Bigotry Team, Vote the Future Team, and Book Club are INCO-wide. All INCO Indivisibles are invited to participate. For more information, contact incoregon@gmail.com.
 
Questions, suggestions, & photos to INCO at incoregon@gmail.com
Share this newsletter and our website with other resisters. They can join INCO here and ask to join our closed Facebook group.

INCO is supported entirely by your donations. Donate here.

Deb Vanasse and Laurie Caplan, INCO Co-chairs
INCO Weekly Newsletter   January 15, 2018

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

ACTION: REJECT RACISM & PASS A JUST SPENDING BILL

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION**
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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REJECT RACISM & PASS A JUST SPENDING BILL
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#DREAMActNow
#FundCHIPNow
#NoWallNoBan

Trump and his administration have again shown their racists views about immigrants and the poor:
• refusing to further discuss DACA recipients
• insisting on a border wall
• ending TPS protections for thousands of non-white immigrants
• promoting white, European immigrants instead
• allowing work requirements for Medicaid

Trump’s immigration “reform”, if enacted, would be a form of ethnic cleansing.

Congress must show America and the world that intolerance and injustice have no place here by passing a just spending bill that contains
• “clean” protection for Dreamers
• full funding for CHIP, the Community Health Center Fund, and natural disaster victims.

Doing so is both the moral thing to do and demonstrates America’s commitment to protecting the most vulnerable among us while rejecting Trump’s racist agenda.

Congress must pass a spending bill by this Friday to avoid a government shutdown. We expect our MoCs and the Democratic leadership to ensure that immigrants, children and disaster victims are protected. If the Government shuts down, it will be because Republicans refuse to vote for these measures—preferring instead to coddle Trump’s racism.

We are asking our MoCs to fight for a future that is just for all.
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**ACTION 1: CALL BOTH SENATORS and your REPRESENTATIVE**
(Leave a message if you can’t get through.)

SAMPLE SCRIPT for Blumenauer, Bonamici, Schrader, Wyden and Merkley:
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I want to thank the Senator/Rep for voting “no” on the last continuing budget resolution. Soon s/he will be voting on another one. Please promise me that s/he will vote “yes” on the next continuing resolution ONLY if it has a Clean DREAM Act, full CHIP and community health center funding and sufficient disaster relief. We must stand up against Trump’s racism and help immigrants, children and disaster victims. Thank you.”

SAMPLE SCRIPT for Walden and DeFazio:
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. Soon the Representative will be voting on a continuing budget resolution. I am asking him to think about his constituents and not his donors when he takes these votes. I am asking him to vote “yes” on the next continuing resolution ONLY if contains a Clean DREAM Act, full CHIP and community health center funding and sufficient disaster relief.  We must stand up against Trump’s racism and help immigrants, children and disaster victims. Thank you.”
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**ACTION 2: SHARE WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY**
Share this post with friends and family. Help them leave messages for their Congressional delegation about protecting/funding a clean DREAM Act, CHIP, community healthcare and disaster relief in the next continuing budget resolution. Ask them to stand up against Trump’s racism and help immigrants, children and disaster victims.
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**PHONE NUMBERS**

SENATOR MERKLEY
Portland: (503) 326-3386, DC: (202) 224-3753
Salem: (503) 362-8102, Eugene: (541) 465-6750
Medford: (541) 608-9102, Bend: (541) 318-1298
Pendleton: (541) 278-1129

SENATOR WYDEN
Portland: (503) 326-7525, DC: (202) 224-5244
Salem: (503) 589-4555, Eugene: (541) 431-0229
Medford: (541) 858-5122, Bend: (541) 330-9142
La Grande: (541) 960-7691

CONGRESSWOMAN SUZANNE BONAMICI [D1]
DC: (202) 225-0855, OR: (503) 469-6010

CONGRESSMAN GREG WALDEN [D2]
DC (202) 225-6730, Medford: (541) 776-4646,
Bend (541) 389-4408, La Grande (541) 624-2400

CONGRESSMAN EARL BLUMENAUER [D3]
DC: (202) 225-4811, OR: (503) 231-2300

CONGRESSMAN PETER DEFAZIO [D4]
DC 202-225-6416, Eugene: (541) 465-6732,
Roseburg: (541) 440-3523, Coos Bay (541) 269-2609

CONGRESSMAN KURT SCHRADER [D5]
DC: (202) 225-5711, Salem (503) 588-9100,
Oregon City (503) 557-1324

** After you call, please comment below and briefly share your experience!**

Monday, January 15, 2018

ACTION: PROTECT VULNERABLE IMMIGRANTS

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION**
Monday, January 15, 2018
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PROTECT VULNERABLE IMMIGRANTS
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#MLK

As we strive for the future for which Martin Luther King, Jr. died, we must condemn and resist our racist president and his administration.  We must show our fellow Americans and the world, that hate and bigotry has no place in America.

Trump and his administration
• enacted a Muslim ban three times
• transformed ICE into a deportation force that separates families
• employees Nazis/white supremacists and sided with them after the march in Charlottesville
• ended protections for DACA recipients

Their latest actions are more of the same.  Trump’s vulgar and offensive language lays bare his distain and disgust for non-white immigrants. His administration ended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for hundreds of thousands from El Salvador, Nicaragua, Hatti and Sudan. This will send thousands, who have lived here for decades, back to countries they do not know and could put their lives in danger.

Congress must act.  While working for a clean DREAM Act, they must also
• pass the SECURE Act – which will allow qualified TPS recipients to apply for permanent residence status
• censure the president for his racist remarks

“The time is always right to do what is right.” – Martin Luther King, Jr
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**ACTION 1: CALL OUR SENATORS and your REPRESENTATIVE**
(Leave a message if you can’t get through.)

SAMPLE SCRIPT for Senators
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am appalled by Trump’s comments about immigrants, and his administration’s treatment of DACA and TPS recipients.  I’m glad the Senator is already working to pass a clean DREAM Act.  He must take two additional actions: (1) pass the SECURE Act, allowing TPS recipients to apply for permanent resident status; and (2) introduce a censure condemning the President's racist remarks.”

SAMPLE SCRIPT for Reps:
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am appalled by Trump’s comments about immigrants, and his administration’s treatment of DACA and TPS recipients.  I am asking the Representative to work for a clean DREAM Act; to pass the SECURE Act, allowing TPS recipients to apply for permanent resident status; and to introduce a censure condemning the President's racist remarks.”
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Share this post with friends and family. Help them leave messages for their Senators and Reps to work for a clean DREAM Act, as well as passing the SECURE Act (allowing TPS recipients to apply for permanent resident status) and legislation condemning the President's racist remarks.
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**PHONE NUMBERS**

SENATOR MERKLEY
Portland: (503) 326-3386, DC: (202) 224-3753
Salem: (503) 362-8102, Eugene: (541) 465-6750
Medford: (541) 608-9102, Bend: (541) 318-1298
Pendleton: (541) 278-1129

SENATOR WYDEN
Portland: (503) 326-7525, DC: (202) 224-5244
Salem: (503) 589-4555, Eugene: (541) 431-0229
Medford: (541) 858-5122, Bend: (541) 330-9142
La Grande: (541) 960-7691

CONGRESSWOMAN SUZANNE BONAMICI [D1]
DC: (202) 225-0855, OR: (503) 469-6010

CONGRESSMAN GREG WALDEN [D2]
DC (202) 225-6730, Medford: (541) 776-4646,
Bend (541) 389-4408, La Grande (541) 624-2400

CONGRESSMAN EARL BLUMENAUER [D3]
DC: (202) 225-4811, OR: (503) 231-2300

CONGRESSMAN PETER DEFAZIO [D4]
DC 202-225-6416, Eugene: (541) 465-6732,
Roseburg: (541) 440-3523, Coos Bay (541) 269-2609

CONGRESSMAN KURT SCHRADER [D5]
DC: (202) 225-5711, Salem (503) 588-9100,
Oregon City (503) 557-1324

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