• Fri. July 8th- 9th: Indivisible at the Country Fair 11:00- 7:00 pm 25000 Hwy 126 Veneta Oregon.  INDIVISIBLE Eugene will be in the Peace and Justice Booth in the Community Village at the Oregon Country Fair this year! Stop by and see us! 
    • Sun. July 9th: Our workshop: Call Congress: You Can Make a Difference! 2:00 pm, Community Village tipi.
  • Sat. July 8th: Ron Wyden Town Hall,  11:00 – 1:00 pm, Springfield High School Gym, 875 7th St  , Springfield Join Indivisible Eugene and local constituents at Senator Ron Wyden’s town hall at the Springfield High School gym! Bring your questions! Feel free to add your questions to this event listing and we will add them to our question suggestion sheet.
  • Tues. July 11th: Rally and Support of passage for Inclusivity in Lane County, 8:30- 10:00 am, Lane County Government 125 E 8th Ave, Eugene, Oregon 97401. An Inclusivity Board Order will produce administrative policies to better handle families information.
    Rally in the am before the meeting at 8:30 and show up at 9 am for the board meeting to ensure passage. (
    Hosted by One Oregon and 5 others )
  • Tues. July 11th: Resist Trump Tuesday 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Federal Courthouse, 405 E. 8th Ave, Eugene (Hosted by Take Action Eugene)
  • Wed. July 12th: Internet-Wide Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality. The FCC wants to destroy net neutrality and give big cable companies control over what we see and do online. If they get their way, they’ll allow widespread throttling, blocking, censorship, and extra fees. On July 12th, the Internet will come together to stop them.
  • Tues. July 18th: Resist Trump Tuesday 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Federal Courthouse, 405 E. 8th Ave, Eugene (Hosted by Indivisible Eugene)
  • Thurs. July 27th: Sister District Meetup 6:00- 8:00 pm, Claim 52 Brewing, 1030 Tyinn St Eugene. They will be talking about actions volunteers can take to support the two “sister races” in WA and VA in upcoming Nov. elections.  They’ll also be writing GOTV postcards for the VA election.  (Hosted by Eugene Sister District)
  • Sun. August 6: General Indivisible Eugene Membership Gathering2:00 – 5:00 pm, Alton Baker Park, Eugene.

 


  • Attend and/or share any events from above that you can. Being visible, creating a community and working together is what the resistance to this regressive agenda is all about!
  • Call your Members of Congress every day! We recommend 5calls.org or Countable if you want an easy guide. This week you can join other members at Theo’s Coffee and call your MoCs. (see event above)
  • Follow our public Facebook page where you’ll find other ally events as well. We encourage you to share your thoughts and information as well.
  • Get involved with INDIVISIBLE Eugene!  If you want to help, we welcome your energy! There are lots of ways to contribute. Send an email to Member Support to let us know you’re interested in donating your time. The next step will be talking with Member Support to help you figure out which team you would like to join.

 


  • On Saturday July 1st we met for a Tombstone Making party at the Drinking Gourd School in preparation for the Tombstone Visual we held just before the “Its Not Over” rally. Several of us met and created 23 tombstones (one for every million that will lose coverage), 15 “Thank You” signs and a banner thanking our MoC’s.
    
  • On Sunday.July 2nd we attended the “Resistance Summer Community Cookouts” at the Mohawk Valley Community Grange hosted by Helen K. in association with MoveOn.org The Resistance Summer Community Cookouts are an opportunity for a range of local and national partner groups in the Resistance to come together with friends old and new. It was wonderful to socialize with so many motivated and fun people.
  • On the 4th of July we hosted the Resist Tuesday at noon at the Federal Courthouse. These rallies are so important to the MoC’s, each Tuesday they take notice to the crowd size and theme.
  • On Wednesday July 5th we attended the “It’s NOT Over” Healthcare Rally with Sen. Wyden, Sen. Merkley and Rep. DeFazio at the Federal Court House in Eugene. It was well attended by over 400 people who were fired up! Indivisible Eugene hosted a “Tombstone Visual” 15 minutes prior to the rally beginning. A big thanks to all of those who volunteered to brave the hot pavement to raise awareness of the ugly truth that Americans will die if the ACA is replaced with Trump-care. The Register GuardEugene Weekly and KLCC had coverage of the Rally.
  
  • Our events team member Adonna helped facilitate a request by Senator Wyden’s staff to use our awning for the rally. In exchange all three of our MoCs wrote messages of thanks on our little trooper of a card table, giving it a new life. Kira from Social Media live-streamed and photographed the event.
    
  • The Coordinator Team has been beta-testing Slack as a communications platform with great success. We have asked Eric Swanson, our communications consultant from the Member Support Team, to start adding all of the members of the organizing team.
  • We have filed our paperwork and can now receive donations!  If you are interested in helping us financially you can donate here!
  • We have intensified our planning efforts on the upcoming August General Membership gathering. We will be inviting Indivisible families, so we need to know if anyone would like to do face painting, balloon animals, etc. for kids’ activities. If you have any suggestions just reply to this email.

 


Here is what the MoC/Legislation Tracking team has been monitoring this week regarding our MoC’s activities/inactivities in response to the Trump agenda.
  • Immigration. A few weeks ago, the Verify First Act was introduced in the House with the stated goal of preventing undocumented individuals from receiving health insurance tax credits. Last week, two additional bills were introduced to enhance immigration enforcement — the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, which restricts funding to “sanctuary cities”, and Kate’s Law, which increases sentences for undocumented individuals.
  • FiveThirtyEight scores. Representative DeFazio as voting in line with the Trump Administration less than 20% of the time, and he did vote to oppose the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act. However, he was one of only seven Democrats who voted in support of the Verify First Act; and he was one of only 26 Democrats who voted in support of Kate’s Law.
    • ACTION: All three bills are scheduled to go to the Senate next. Let Senators Wyden (541-431-0229 (tel:541-431-0229) ; email and Merkley (541-465-6750 (tel:541-465-6750) ; email  know of your concerns.
  • Healthcare concerns. In this brief interview, Senator Wyden describes healthcare concerns that have been shared with him in recent town halls. Sen. Merkley wrote an op-ed with Tonia Hunt, executive director of Children First for Oregon, about how Oregon’s children will lose with GOP health-care bill. The Lund Report on health news reported that, “A CBO score shows that Trumpcare 3.0 would cause chaos to the individual health insurance market, even as it delays and blunts cuts to Medicaid. Sen. Ron Wyden credited grassroots activism for forcing Republicans’ hands, and asked that activists keep up the pressure.”
    • ACTION: The House Calls campaign is reaching out to medical professionals: “If you think that the proposed legislation could harm your patients, join doctors, nurses and medical caregivers across the country who are calling the Senate.” If you are not a medical professional, mention it to the ones you know.
  • Net Neutrality. Senator Wyden has denounced the FCC’s expected decision to rollback internet service protections (commonly known as “net neutrality”). On Wednesday, Sen Wyden met with local technology leaders at the Eugene Public Library.
    • ACTION: Sen Wyden has encouraged public opposition to the change, including participation in the “Day of Action” on July 12.
  • ​ ​NAFTA. President Trump has stated plans to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement. Senator Wyden has called for this to include online trade agreements as well, to reduce restrictions on online retailers and to improve copyright laws.
  •  ​Pride Month. Senators Wyden and Merkley introduced a resolution to declare June as Pride Month.
  • ​ ​Kobach voter fraud commission. Last week, the Trump Administration’s newly created Election Integrity Commission, which proposes to investigate voter fraud, asked all 50 states to turn over individual voter information. The request includes voter’s addresses, dates of birth, partial social security numbers, party affiliation, voting dates, and more. As of 6/29, officials from 22 states had rejected the request, but Oregon’s Secretary of State, Dennis Richardson, had not. Senator Wyden urged Mr. Richardson to reject the request, stating that it was a threat to Oregonian’s privacy and voting rights. In response, Mr. Richardson has now declined the Commission’s request.
  • Addressing election interference. Last Friday, Senator Wyden introduced introduced legislation which would require the Election Assistance Commission to address election interference by holding public hearings regarding security practices, allocating funding to implement new strategies, and facilitating online voter registration.
  • ​ ​News quiz. Countable provides a week by week summary of what Congress has done so far this year. And, if you did not take a complete break from political news over the July 4th weekend, consider testing yourself with Countable’s News Quiz.

When you feel stressed and need a calm mind, try focusing on the sensations around you—sights, smells, sounds, tastes, touch… This will help you focus on the present moment, giving you a break from your worries. – Barbara Markway

Our Continued Mission:

As a local Eugene chapter of the national Indivisible movement, we stand together to support and hold our Members of Congress accountable to resist this administration’s regressive agenda. We value inclusion, fairness, and our members’ safety, and resist negative rhetoric. We get our message to our Members of Congress through our presence at Town Hall meetings, rallies at their offices, and member involvement including targeted phone calls and postcards. We are non-violent and lawful in our actions.



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“Indivisible Song” Lyrics
(Show me what democracy looks like! This is what democracy looks like!…)

They’re coming for our safety, they’re coming for our care
They’re coming for the water, they’re coming for the air
We could cower here in terror as the world turns upside down
We could watch them as they take democracy down

But when we rise we’re indivisible
We say Yes there will be justice in this land
They will hear us, they will see us
And the indivisible wall will stand!

Here in all our differences we raise each other’s pride
Shoulder touching shoulder we go forward with the tide
We’ll keep telling them our stories till they learn to empathize
And we won’t let them divide us with their lies

And when we rise we’re indivisible
We say Yes there will be justice in this land
They will hear us, they will see us
And the indivisible wall will stand!

© Do Mi Stauber