Organizations working together to stop the Republican state senators’ obstructionism are planning rallies in three parts of Oregon, including in Senate District 16. This is our senate district, represented by our senator, Suzanne Weber, a Republican from Tillamook.
These 13 senators are blocking policies they don’t like by walking off the job and preventing the legislature from functioning. By this action, they are subverting democracy and betraying their oath of office. Our policies and budgets can’t pass until all the lawmakers who are skipping work show up!
What do you think about Senator Weber's actions? INCO urges you to contact her ASAP. State Senator Suzanne Weber Capitol Phone: 503-986-1716 District Phone: 503-300-4493 Email: Sen.SuzanneWeber@oregonlegislature.gov
EMBRACING COMMON NEEDS
"At the same time the right wing seems to be losing its humanity millions on our side are digging deeper into theirs, embracing common needs, leveraging love, growing community. It’s deeply heartening." -- Jessica Craven; Chop Wood, Carry Water, May 19, 2023
"Millions of Americans have risen to help redeem democracy and restore the rule of law. That is hard work. But it is the shared work of millions. Bless you for all you do! But recognize that it is not all on your shoulders. We are here for one another in times of victory, defeat, sorrow, and joy." -- Robert Hubbell, Today's Edition, May 20, 2023
STATE BUDGET INVESTS IN OREGON
• $9.9 billion, K-12 education
$3.9 billion, other school-related costs
$10.7 billion, human services (includes the Oregon State Hospital, behavioral health and raises for home health care workers)
$3 billion, public safety (includes corrections, state police, district attorney's offices, child support, and the Oregon Military Department)
These are the largest items in Oregon's budget. Find out more in State Rep. David Gomberg's weekly newsletter. He represents House District 10, which is Tillamook County and points south and east. This issue also describes the impact of the walkout by Oregon's Republican Senators. Read more and sign up for his weekly newsletter here.
Thursday, June 8 - INCO Community Meeting, via Zoom. Social time at 6 pm; meeting is 6:30-7:30 pm. All INCO members are invited to attend. We meet the 2nd Thursday of each month. Link to join Zoom meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87835618044 Meeting ID: 878 3561 8044 One tap mobile +12532050468,,87835618044# US +12532158782,,87835618044# US (Tacoma)
“The rule of law is precisely as robust as our willingness to fight for it. And to fight for it is not quite the same thing as to ask, ‘Isn’t there a law?’” -- Dahlia Lithwick, Slate
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