82 DAYS TO THE ELECTION

TRUMP KINDLES OUTBREAK IN SCHOOLS 

 

ACTION ONE: CALL YOUR SENATORS

SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR WYDEN AND MERKLEY:

My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling because…

Trump is hobbling the Post Office to suppress the vote in November. He’ll do anything to “win” the election. We need hearings about this, but meanwhile, please encourage the public to help get people ballots and have them counted.  

Also, given Trump’s push to open schools, I encourage you to say publicly that premature reopening of schools can go as badly as Trump’s “liberation” of state economies – which resulted in spreading the virus. School districts should reopen only when community spread is below 5%, and use of masks should be strongly encouraged for everyone on school property. 

ACTION Two: CALL YOUR House reps

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SAMPLE SCRIPTs FOR Representatives:

My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling because…

Everyone but Walden: Trump is hobbling the Post Office to suppress the vote in November. He’ll do anything to “win” the election. We need hearings about this, but meanwhile, please encourage the public to help get people ballots and have them counted.  

Also, given Trump’s push to open schools, I encourage you to speak out that premature reopening of schools can go as badly as Trump’s “liberation” of state economies – which resulted in spreading the virus. School districts should reopen only when community spread is below 5%, and use of masks should be strongly encouraged for everyone on school property. 

Walden:  Republicans who care more about power than our country have enabled Trump’s war on democracy. I call on you to fight to preserve the sanctity of the vote. At the very least, would you fight Trump’s hobbling of the Post Office? Its simply massive voter suppression. Fight for the Constitution, as thousands before you have done. 

ACTION THREE:

Oregonians are joining with activists across the country to power a Landslide Democratic victory in November 2020, from the state houses to the Senate to the White House.  Here’s how you can get involved:

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Background:

In his mad scramble to revive aeconomy he wrecked, Trump is strong-arming schools to reopenHis goal is simply to have parents return to work.  

As happened after leading the fight to “liberate” state economies, the premature opening of schools will likely result in more illness and death. 

 Now he’s lying about the threat to school kids by saying: “If you look at children, children are almost — and I would almost say definitely — but almost immune from this disease.” 

That statement even forced Twitter ban because it violated Twitter rules on COVID-19 misinformation . . .”  

Israel, which has similarities to the US outbreak, may provide the most useful lesson 

Israel reopened its schools without restrictions and ten days later, a large outbreak occurred in a high school sparking a significant wave of infections in the general population. The government shut down parts of the economy again 

New York offers the best guidance to reopen schools. The key is that new infections in the community must be below 5% averaged over a two-week period. 

Trump is putting his political fortunes ahead of his duty to fight the pandemic. The result will again be to prolong suffering. 

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