Tuesday, July 11, 2017

ACTION: CALL TO PROTECT OUR VOTING RIGHTS



From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION**
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
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PROTECT OUR VOTING RIGHTS
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(After catching up on a few issues, we will be making calls on Trumpcare later this week. Stay tuned!)
Free and fair elections are the bedrock of a functioning democracy. And the US voting system is under attack – at home and abroad.
At home Trump has launched a “voter fraud” commission. With this commission Trump hopes to suppress the vote in 2018 and 2020 http://wapo.st/2uaiZiY. Oregon is partially complying with the commission http://to.pbs.org/2tfbwvy
Abroad, Russia is attacking our vote. US intelligence agencies definitively state that Russia attacked the United States 2016 elections http://politi.co/2tA35v4
Trump and the GOP are doing little to protect our elections from Russia:
--Mitch McConnell blocked a bipartisan warning of Russian involvement in the 2016 elections http://bit.ly/2v44dqe
--Trump believes Russia when they deny interfering in our elections http://cnn.it/2uFhPZM
--Trump briefly proposed a cybersecurity task force with Russia http://cnn.it/2t3zqZd
We may as well mail our votes to Moscow http://bit.ly/2tGezNP
In order to protect our vote from Russia we must know how they hacked our 2016 election. For this we need an independent commission. Special counsel Mueller is tasked with legal issues around the President's conduct. The GOP-run House and Senate committees are making little progress.
We must protect our voter information. We must demand an independent commission. 
Our democracy depends on it!
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**ACTION 1: CALL BOTH SENATORS – Keep calling until you can leave a message with a person or a machine!!***
SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR MERKLEY
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. I want to thank Senator Merkely for his support on S. 27 which will establish an independent commission regarding Russian interference in our election. I ask that the Senator do all he can to bring this bill to the floor for a vote. Thank you
SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR WYDEN
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. I understand Senator has not signed on to S. 27 which will establish an independent commission regarding Russian interference in our election. I ask the Senator to co-sponsor this bill and do all he can to bring this bill to the floor for a vote. Thank you
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**ACTION 2: CALL YOUR US REPRESENTATIVE– Keep calling until you can leave a message with a person or a machine!!***
SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR EVERYONE BUT WALDEN:
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. I want to thank Rep. [--] for his/her support on HR 356 which will establish an independent commission regarding Russian interference in our election. I ask that the Representative do all he/she can to bring this bill to the floor for a vote. Thank you.
SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR WALDEN:
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. I am disappointed that Rep. Walden has not signed on to support HR 356 which will establish an independent commission regarding Russian interference in our election. I ask the Representative to co-sponsor this bill and do all he can to bring this bill to the floor for a vote. Thank you
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**ACTION 3: CALL SECRETARY OF STATE DENNIS RICHARDSON– Keep calling until you can leave a message with a person or a machine!!***
SAMPLE SCRIPT:
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. I am very concerned about President Trump’s voter fraud commission. I would like the to thank the Secretary of State for not handing over private information and ask that he deny the commission access to ANY of Oregon’s voter information. Thank you. 
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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
SECRETARY OF STATE DENNIS RICHARDSON
(503) 986-1523
** After you call, please comment below and briefly share your experience!** 

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