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Election Day

November 3rd, 2020

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Report: Oregon is among 5 states where the threat of militia activity around the elections is highest.
10/22/20 NPR

50,000 Whats???

 

50,000 is the number of postcards written by Indivisible97201writers !

 

Writing started in July, 2017 with the first ‘parties’ at our sweet local Lair Hill Bistro. Then on to our own Lincoln Lounge, then our homes, and now writing virtually.  

 

Some writers live in the Towers, others around Portland. Some at a nearby retirement facility, others in New Mexico, Idaho and beyond.

 

Some are grandparents teaching their children and grandchildren how to make a difference in our country - with civility.

 

Some are facing end-of-life issues, some are receiving treatment for serious illnesses. 

 

Some are retired, while some are young families struggling with virtual schooling for their children.

 

Some of our 146 writers pen their scripts with sprained and even broken wrists; some scribe on airplanes as they fly east to be with family members. 

 

Some writers request 100 to 200 postcards at a time, some 10 or 20, each writer focusing with perseverance and purpose on the nearly 200 campaigns we’ve supported leading up to November 3rd. 

 

And, today, we gratefully celebrate 50,000 postcards mailed by this passionate and persistent team, Indivisible97201. 

 

“The most important office, and the one which all of us can and should fill, is that of private citizen.” – Louis D. Brandeis

 

Thanks to the writers and especially to Susan Nunnery & Downer Johnson, who orchestrated it with high energy and contagious enthusiasm from the beginning!

Congratulations to member Scott F. Gilbert, who has a letter to the editor published in The Portland Tribune
https://pamplinmedia.com/pt/10-opinion/483924-389685-letters-biden-harris-would-adhere-to-law-constitution
Watch the City Club mayoral debate held on 10/15/20:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eamex6N_Rdc&feature=youtu.be

Our chapter recently sent out over 16,000 letters to swing-state Dems who don't always vote.  These are some of the messages they crafted and hand-wrote. 

Illegal Militias and Voter Intimidation

 

Georgetown Law professor Mary McCord and her group have developed fact sheets by state on illegal militias, explaining the laws barring unauthorized private militia groups and what to do if groups of armed individuals are near a polling place or voter registration drive.  Although this issue isn't so pertinent to OR's voting (we vote by mail), most of us have family/friends who might experience voter intimidation in other states. 

https://www.law.georgetown.edu/icap/our-work/addressing-the-rise-of-unlawful-private-paramilitaries/state-fact-sheets/

 

There is also a fact sheet that educates voters as to what voter intimidation at the polls looks like and indicates what to do should they see or experience voter intimidation.

 https://www.law.georgetown.edu/icap/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2020/10/Voter-Intimidation-Fact-Sheet.pdf

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Upcoming Meetings

New:  Third-Tuesday Virtual Meetings with Senator Merkley’s Staff

 

      First meeting:  Tuesday, October 20,

                       2020 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

This event is now held as a recurring Zoom meeting - just register once, get the link via email, and attend every month using the same link:  Register here

What do 10,000 Big Send letters look like?

Stand on Every

Corner - or Overpass!

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Link to the Democratic Party Platform at https://www.demconvention.com/
       Black Lives Matter

If He Looses, but Refuses

An interesting look at our system, our history, and what could happen if t-45 looses but will not leave!

from the Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jul/27/trump-loses-election-what-happens-possibilities

Legislative and Congressional Redistricting Reform Petition Initiative-57. 

 

Use the link below to read and sign this important petition

 

Don't let politicians create our new 6th congressional district without accountability. Instead, help

create an independent, multi-partisan, public commission to re-draw legislative and congressional voting maps. Redistricting reform begins by clicking on the link below.

https://www.peoplenotpoliticiansoregon.com/

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