Tuesday, February 28, 2017

ACTION: Call to withhold consent until Trump's tax returns are released

From Indivisible Oregon:
Tuesday, February 28
Trust in Trump is in the dump. He promised to release his tax returns, and then did an about face. To top that, US intelligence now reports ongoing communication between Team Trump and Russian intelligence before the election, and the resignation of former NSA adviser Michael Flynn after the election has cast serious doubt on Trump’s loyalties.
Americans need to know whether the President is serving our best interests, or his own. We need reassurance that he’s not in Putin’s pocket. The best path to understanding Trump’s financial ties and obligations are his tax returns, which he refuses to provide. Leaders of the House Intelligence Committee refuse to subpoena them, and with separate efforts by Reps. Bill Pascrell and Jerrod Nadler heading towards certain defeat on party lines, we need to push our Senators to take radical action by pushing the Senate Finance Committee to subpoena them.
Let’s make sure Trump is acting on our behalves. Let’s call on Senators Wyden and Merkley to withhold unanimous consent on new Senate business until Senator Orrin Hatch, in his capacity as Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, agrees to subpoena Trump’s tax returns. Only then will Americans know whose side Trump is on – ours or his.
Sample script
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon, zip code (---). I would like to THANK Senator Wyden for his willingness to use “every tool at [his] disposal” to shed light on Trump’s ties to Russia. I remain deeply concerned that without Trump’s tax returns, Americans can’t be sure Trump isn’t in the pocket of foreign governments, including Russia, and that he’s acting in our best interests and not his own. Can I count on Senator Wyden to withhold unanimous consent on any new Senate business until the Senate Finance Committee, led by Committee Chair Orrin Hatch, agrees to the subpoena? If Senator Wyden won’t do that, what will he do to ensure the release of Trump’s tax returns?
Sample script
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon, zip code (---). I would like to THANK Senator Merkley for continuing to challenge Trump on many important issues. I remain deeply concerned that without Trump’s tax returns, American’s can’t be sure Trump isn’t in the pocket of foreign governments, including Russia, and that he’s acting in our best interests and not his own. Can I count on Senator Merkley to withhold unanimous consent on any new Senate business until the Senate Finance Committee, led by Committee Chair Orrin Hatch, agrees to the subpoena? If Senator Merkely won’t do that, what will he do to ensure the release of Trump’s tax returns?
Portland: (503) 326-7525
DC: (202) 224-5244
Salem: (503) 589-4555
Eugene: (541) 431-0229
Medford: (541) 858-5122
Bend: (541) 330-9142
Portland: (503) 326-3386
DC: (202) 224-3753
Salem: (503) 362-8102
Eugene: (541) 465-6750
Medford: (541) 608-9102
** ACTION 3: After you call, please comment below and briefly share your experience!**
“No, we’re not going to do that,” Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) told reporters on Capitol Hill on Monday when asked if he planned to subpoena the documents.

Monday, February 27, 2017

INCO Weekly Update


You and your like-minded friends from the Astoria area are invited to the kick-off meeting and postcard party for the Astoria/East County Community Group (CG)! Talk with others who share your concerns about healthcare, politics, public schools, free speech, and more.  Help design the activities and actions you want this CG to take on. Be part of the vital political conversations and actions in Clatsop County!
Saturday, March 4, 1:30 pm, Fort George Lovell Showroom, 14th and Duane, Astoria
What do you REALLY want to say to 45 and his administration? Postcards, stamps, music, and refreshments at this drop-in event.
Wednesday, March 8, 6-8 pm; Clatsop Community College, Columbia Hall 219, 16th & Lexington, Astoria; accessible parking in back.
  -  Friday, March 3, Town Hall with US Representative Derek Kilmer, 5:30 pm, 7th Street Theater, Hoquiam, WA
  - Other INCO Community Groups are meeting regularly. If you’re not getting that info, send your zip code to incoregon@gmail.com, and we’ll sign you up for your CG.

INCO in High Schools?
A high school student plans to start an INCO Community Group at Astoria High School.  Are students at the college or at other area high schools interested in their own Indivisible Community Group? Please let us know, and we’ll help you get started!  Contact incoregon@gmail.com.

Make Your Voice Heard with an Easy App: https://5calls.org/
Make 5 calls in 5 minutes to your Member of Congress (MoC). This app provides phone numbers and scripts so calling is quick and easy. It uses your location to find your local representatives so your calls have more impact.

More info and a way to sign up for INCO is at http://indivisiblenorthcoastor.blogspot.com/


“Speak out, push back, seek out alternatives.”

Photo credit Patterson Celata
Senator Ron Wyden encouraged everyone at his Clatsop County Town Hall on February 24  to stay active and engaged with politics to defeat harmful, anti-democratic policies of 45’s administration. His call to action was echoed earlier as some two dozen people rallied with INCO on Marine Drive, determined to outlast the rain and 45.
This was one of the best, most energized Town Halls we’ve seen in Clatsop County. Astoria Senior High School students and other audience members in the school’s auditorium asked focused, informed questions about pressing issues, including the involvement of Russia in the presidential election and policies and its apparent connection to Trump family finances; Medicare, climate change, student loan debt, and government transparency and accountability. Questioners were picked by a lottery of tickets given audience members as they arrived. Many in the audience waved their green “I Agree” and red “I Disagree” cards provided by Indivisible Oregon-District 1.  
“Grassroots Juggernaut”
What’s the best way for Americans to be heard by their Members of Congress (MoC)?  Wyden said people should attend and speak up at public meetings, like Town Halls. Next most effective – and visible - are marches, then phone calls. He urged the audience to mobilize people they know in other states to contact their own MoCs, especially regarding close votes on important issues. He reminded us that political change is rarely top down, but begins from the bottom-up.
Hot Topics
He referred several times to doing things “the Oregon way” to emphasize inclusiveness and creativity in policy and policy-making. Pointing out that high school students probably don’t worry about Medicare, he said that Medicare’s costs are eating into other programs that students care about now, such as college loans and transportation. Wyden said one-fifth of jobs in Oregon depend on international trade. He and other MoCs will be the “watchdog” protecting the Environmental Protection Agency. He denounced “thinly veiled religious tests” and urged reform of our ”dysfunctional immigration system” because “we are a nation of immigrants . . . . this is fundamental to who we are.” Trump is the first president in forty years to not release his tax returns; “releasing tax returns is the lowest ethical bar” that allows voters to see real and possible conflicts of interest.
If you’re new to political activism, you’re not alone: About half the audience hadn’t attended a Town Hall before. As you’ve probably seen and heard, more people than ever aregetting involved. Eight hundred people attended Wyden’s recent Town Hall in Sisters, a town of 2000. Wyden encouraged the audience to stay vigilant and to find ways to make a difference in your community. Most of all, he urged us to stay in touch with him and your other Members of Congress.

Thanks to Laura Rochelois for her photo of the rally.


Last week was seriously spectacular. This was the first congressional recess of the year, and in town hall meetings across the country, you not only made a stand, you made a difference. In Florida, Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz agreed with a constituent that Donald Trump should release his tax returns. In Alabama, Republican Rep. Mo Brooks acknowledged that the pressure Members of Congress (MoCs) received at town halls could stop them from repealing Obamacare. And we like to think that constituent pressure had a little something to do with Rep. Darrell Issa’s call for an investigation into Trump’s ties with RussiaAll over the country, your work is changing the national conversation.

Just because recess is over doesn’t mean that we’re quieting down

With Congress back in session this week, it’s time to get back to basics: phone calls and office visits. Let your MoC know that even when you’re not face-to-face with them (or their cardboard cut-out version), you’ve still got a lot to say. Here’s what you can talk to your MoC’s office about this week:
  • A vote on Trump’s corruption. On Tuesday morning, the House Judiciary Committee will vote on a resolution requiring Attorney General Jeff Sessions to release documents related to corruption by Trump or his cronies, including ties to foreign governments. This is not a partisan issue; it’s about the integrity of the Oval Office and of our democracy. Yet, only 67 MoCs have co-sponsoredCall your MoC and ask them to co-sponsor H.Res. 111—see this script.
  • Responding to Trump’s Address to Congress. On Tuesday night, Donald Trump will give his first major address to Congress, and some MoCs are making it clear that he doesn’t represent Americans by inviting refugees, Dreamers, and others harmed by this administration’s policies as their guests at the address. Ask your MoC to join this effort, or thank them if they’re already participating, with this script.
  • Opposing Trump’s cabinet nominations. Trump’s still is trying to nominate members of his Cabinet (and you helped slow down that process!). This week, check out our scripts for these two nominees—they’re as disastrous as ever:
  • Keep up the pressure on the ACA, Trump’s taxes, and Russia—the big stuff. You’ve been telling your MoC this all along, but make sure they know you’re not about to let it go:
    • Defend healthcare. House Republicans are beginning work on their replacement plan—and it’s a messTell your MoC to oppose ACA repeal.
    • Demand Trump’s tax returns. Donald Trump still refuses to release his tax returns, even as suspicions mount about possible conflicts of interest and ties to Russia. Demand that your MoC sign on to Rep. Bill Pascrell’s letter that would instruct Congress to exercise its legal authority to obtain Trump’s returns.  
    • Investigate Michael Flynn's communications with Russia. Michael Flynn’s resignation as National Security Advisor doesn’t make this any less essential. Ask your MoCs to fully investigate how deep the Russian influence on Trump administration officials goes.

Stand indivisible with immigrants

Here at the Indivisible Guide team, we mostly focus on how you can influence your MoCs’ decision-making, and we believe deeply in the power of that strategy for fighting back against every piece of the Trump agenda. But in light of the horrifying wave of attacks from this administration on immigrant families and communities, we feel that it’s important to ask for an additional commitment: please consider how to take action at the local level to fight back against raids, detention, and deportation. We’ve put together a short guide on steps you can take to stand indivisible with immigrants in your community. We hope you’ll bring the incredible inventiveness and dedication you’ve demonstrated this past week to this urgent challenge.

Thank you, but remember to pace yourself

Last week was amazing on many fronts. We hit over 10,000 contributions from you and our fellow Indivisible friends. This support is what’s allowing us to help you build this beautiful movement.
But we’ve said it before and after this massive week of incredible action, we’ll say it again: this is a marathon, not a sprint. Your energy will be needed in the months ahead, so make sure that you’re taking time to reflect and recharge so that you can be in this for the long haul. Change doesn’t always happen quickly, but with all of us standing indivisible together, it will happen, and we will win.
In solidarity,
The Indivisible Guide team
P.S. As always, we want to spread the word about what you’re up to locally! Keep sharing stories, pictures, and videos with us at stories@indivisibleguide.com and using #indivisible and tagging @IndivisibleTeam on Twitter, and posting to Facebook.com/IndivisibleGuide.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Wyden Town Hall Feb. 24 in Astoria

Rain or shine, INCO Pre-Town Hall Rally at Tapiola Park, near Astoria High School, at 10:30 am on Friday, Feb. 24. Bring signs to wave and dress for the weather. After a brief rally, we'll walk to Astoria High School for the Wyden Town Hall at 11:30 AM in the Astoria High School auditorium. (Signs need to be left in cars.)

Senator Ron Wyden
February 24, 2017 11:30 AM
Astoria High School auditorium
1001 W Marine Dr.
Astoria , OR

Read the Indivisible's Reclaim Recess Toolkit to prepare. Expect 10-15 minutes of remarks about current issues, then Q & A Usually people are given numbered tickets as they enter; if your number is drawn you get to ask a question. Prepare by studying the Indivisible Guide on town halls.

The Town Hall is probably 60 minutes, perhaps 90. It's a regular school day, per the online school district calendar. Parking lot will be fairly full; students might attend the Town Hall.

To stay informed, follow our Indivisible North Coast Oregon blog and Facebook group. And always, share this information with like-minded friends!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

ACTION: Sign Declaration 17

ACTION: Sign your name to Declaration 17, newly launched as of this minute.

Former ACLU Director Norman Siegel is behind this effort. From the website:

"Declaration 17 is an open alliance of private individuals who have joined in opposition, challenge and resistance to the policies and practices of President Trump.
Our goal is to rekindle public commitment to the founding documents that first articulated America’s core values.
If you share our faith in the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence and the core American values we hold to be self-evident, please add your name and stand with us in opposition.
In the coming weeks, we hope to hold local public readings around the country, to show our neighbors and the world how these founding documents differ from the policies and practices of President Trump and his administration.
We want the people to have hope—not despair. We want the people to remember that throughout our history, when America’s values have been threatened from without or within, we have prevailed in upholding those core values—and we will prevail again.
Please add your name. Become a signer, share the Declaration and watch for updates about new ways to get involved."

Events | Pacific Green Party of Clatsop County Meeting

Sunday March 5th 4pm, Clatsop Community College, 1651 Lexington Ave, Astoria, Oregon 97103

The Pacific Green Party of Clatsop County will be meeting on Sunday, March 5th, at 4 pm at Clatsop Community College in room 101 of the Art Building. At this meeting, we will discuss the recruitment of candidates for the upcoming May 2017 Special Elections. We will also begin discussions on campaign strategies. We welcome all community members. Volunteers who are willing to phone bank or participate in door-knocking may contact the chapter Chair, Jacqueline DeVaney, at jacquelinedevaney@gmail.com.

ACTION: Today's Call to Action from Indivisible Oregon

Thursday, Feb 23
Republicans in Congress are ramming through fast-tracked legislation that would block Oregon and other states from helping their citizens save money for retirement.
Last week, the House passed H.J. 66, a bill that would nullify a Department of Labor ruling (and overturn an existing Oregon law) that expands access to personal retirement savings plans. If passed in the Senate, businesses would be forced to choose between offering a large, complicated pension plan -- or no plan at all.
The DOL estimates 39 million Americans do not have access to retirement savings plans through their employees. Of those, only 10% contribute to outside savings plans. Without adequate retirement income, seniors are forced to scrimp on necessities in order to make ends meet. This also places more stress on state and federal social services. H.J. 66 strips away a state’s right to provide preventive solutions to poverty among seniors and eliminates choices for American workers. Urge our Senators to fight this harmful bill.
Sample script
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. I am calling to urge the Senator to vote NO on H.J. 66. This bill would overturn the Department of Labor ruling and an Oregon law that allows millions of Americans access to retirement plans, who otherwise would not to have a way to save. States should have the right to help their OWN citizens save their OWN money for retirement. Can I count on the Senator to vote NO?”
Portland: (503) 326-7525
DC: (202) 224-5244
Salem: (503) 589-4555
Eugene: (541) 431-0229
Medford: (541) 858-5122
Bend: (541) 330-9142
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
Chapter: 178 - State Treasurer; Oregon Retirement Savings Plan; Oregon 529 Savings Network, Section: 210, Year: 2015, Last Accessed: 2016-07-16

ACTION: Download the 5 Calls App

From the 5 Calls website:
"Turn your passive participation into active resistance. Facebook likes and Twitter retweets can’t create the change you want to see. Calling your Government on the phone can.
Spend 5 minutes, make 5 calls.
Calling is the most effective way to influence your representative. Read more about why calling works.
5 Calls:
--provides phone numbers and scripts so calling is quick and easy
--uses your location to find your local representatives so your calls have more impact"
It's available from the Apple App Store and from Google Play for desktop or Android.
I just downloaded and plan to make it part of my daily routine

Monday, February 20, 2017

INCO Blog Poll

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What kind of information would you like to see on the INCO blog?  Answer the quick Google poll below and let us know.

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Poll not displaying?  Use this link: https://goo.gl/forms/durbTY5mJZWsZcm63.

Call to Action: Wyden Town Hall


From IND Oregon/OR-1

Getting a look at President TRUMP’S TAX RETURNS is the linchpin to getting answers to the questions swirling about his potential ties to Russia and to getting clarity about his potential conflicts of interest.

There is tax law that gives the two congressional committees that set tax policy -- House Ways and Means Committee and Senate Finance Committee -- the power to examine tax returns. It was used in 1974 to view Nixon’s, and in 2014 in the investigation of the IRS’s handling of nonprofit status applications.

The Chairman of either committee can acquire any individual’s tax return by requesting it from Treasury Department. After privately examining the returns the committee could then vote to share them with the full body, which would also make them public.

All of the Democrats on the House Ways and Means (led by Pascrell of NJ and including our own Blumenauer) submitted a letter to Chairman Kevin Brady (TX) asking him to request Treasury to release Trump’s returns. Chairman Brady rejected it, saying “If Congress begins to use its powers to rummage around in the tax returns of the president, what prevents Congress from doing the same to average Americans?" Brady didn’t seem to have the same rummaging aversion when he voted three years ago with other Republicans on the committee to release confidential tax information of 51 taxpayers as part of an investigation into the way the Internal Revenue Service handled applications by corporations for non-profit status. Last week the committee Democrats tried to force the issue with a committee vote and were rejected on a strictly party-line basis.


  • Ask Senator Wyden by email, phone or (best!) in person at an upcoming Town Hall -- What actions are happening regarding this in the Senate Finance Committee where you serve as Ranking Member? Tell him to demand that Chairman Hatch request Trump’s tax returns from the Treasury Department.
  • If you have connections in Utah-- make sure they aware of this. Tell them to use every Indivisible tactic to demand Senator Hatch (Chairman of Senate Finance Committee) to make the request to Treasury.
  • If you have connections in Texas District 8 (Huntsville area)-- make sure they are aware of this. Tell them to use every Indivisible tactic to demand that Congressman Kevin Brady take positive action on the letter from his committee members and make the request to Treasury.
  • If you have energy left after all that give our neighboring district's Congressman Blumenauer a call and thank him for signing Pascrell’s letter, which you can read here.

Friday, February 17, 2017

ASTORIA | Feb. 20 Protest and More!

Hello Astoria members!

First off--THANK YOU for all of your patience to this point!  We have been hard at work #Resisting and hope you have as well.  The Astoria co-organizers met last night to continue our discussion of things to come, and we've got some good news!



What better way to celebrate Presidents' Day than by standing up against the administration of our current one?  

A fair amount of people have the day off in observance of the holiday, so if you're one of those that do--or even if you just want to use your lunch break to speak out--please join us on the corner of Commercial and 8th Street in Downtown Astoria (the same corner as the U.S. post office).  We're asking participants to bring signs, attitude, and enthusiasm to this important intersection to wave at passersby and engage with each other and the public about why we don't support what our current president is doing or his plans to hurt the futures of generations to come.

WHEN: Monday, February 20th from Noon to 2 PM.
WHERE: The corner of Commercial & 8th Street in Downtown Astoria (next to the post office).
WHAT TO BRING:  Signs of protest against the current administration, hope, or encouragement to keep going and to continue resisting.  Be ready to be both loud and friendly.  Encourage cars to honk in support and feel free to engage passersby with our message and what they can do to help.

IMPORTANT: We are notifying the Astoria Police Department of this event, but we ask a few things of participants:

1.  BE SAFE:  Do not block cross-walks, intersections, and leave sidewalks accessible to pedestrians.
2.  BE POSITIVE:  Be nice to each other, drivers, and pedestrians. Ignore hecklers. Do not engage!
3.  MAKE FRIENDS:  Please--talk to as many people as you can.  Network, exchange ideas, and feel free to engage with Indivisible co-organizers about any ideas you have.


Please attend the kick-off meeting for the Astoria chapter of Indivisible North Coast!  Fort George has GENEROUSLY offered the use of the Lovell Showroom for our kick-off event.  The agenda for this meeting is still being finalized, but will include further organization of our member base for various tasks and ACTION items.  We will cover items addressed by the Indivisible Guide, such as interacting with members of congress (MoCs), writing campaigns, focused advocacy groups for specific issues, skill utilization, and the announcement of plans for upcoming meetings.  We'd also like to give YOU an opportunity to interact with co-organizers and other freedom fighters about what you would like to see from the group in terms of action items and broader advocacy.  

Please come prepared to interact with others, offer ideas, and to let us know what skills you might be willing to use to help advance the cause (research, calling campaigns, letter campaigns, letters-to-the-editor, advertising, etc.).

WHEN:  Saturday, March 4th @ 1:30 PM-3:30 PM (roughly)
WHERE: Fort George Lovell Showroom (1483 Duane St, Astoria, OR 97103)

SPREAD THE WORD!  We plan on notifying media outlets, as well as local and state leaders and lawmakers about this event.  The more engagement we have from our members, the more effective and successful this event will be in mobilizing the city of Astoria to create a better future in the face of the greatest challenges of our time.  A separate email will be going out within the next week to try to get a rough headcount for this event so that Fort George will know what to expect.


Local organizer and advocate Pamela McDonald has booked space at Clastop Community College to use President Trump's favorite catchphrase against him--"You're fired!"  Come and go as you please to this open house event to mingle with like-minded individuals and write a postcard to the Trump-in-Chief about his current job performance.  Postcards and postage will be available,as well as the invaluable opportunity to meet other progressives and tell the president how you REALLY feel.  

WHEN:  Wednesday, March 8th @ 6 PM-8 PM
WHERE: Clatsop Community College, Columbia Hall 219 (1651 Lexington Ave., Astoria, OR 97103)

This and more to come--but please, please mark your calendars and come to as many of these events as you comfortably can.  To be successful in our efforts, we need to operate in solidarity.  Coming out and being active in your community is the first step!

Finally--please remember that you can reach out to the Astoria team at any time by emailing us directly at AstoriaIndivisible@gmail.com.

The Astoria Indivisible Team

Highlights | INDIVISIBLE Recess Planning Town Halls Live Meeting

If you’re planning to attend a Town Hall during the Congressional Recess next week (Feb. 19 – 26), be sure to check out Indivisible’s Reclaim Recess Toolkit, where you’ll find a helpful video guide and reports on how to hold a successful town hall, sample constituent questions, and actions plans for ACA, SCOTUS, and the Executive Order targeting Muslims and Refugees.

Highlights of the meeting:

Constituents should speak at town halls on topics that matter most to them. But our victories in changing the narrative against this “existential threat” point to the power of applying the same pressure at the same time.  With that in mind, Indivisible suggest that at next week’s town halls, constituents make three defensive “asks”—ACA, Gorsich, and the Muslim/Refugee order—plus an offensive ask regarding the need for POTUS to release his tax returns.

Indivisible recommends that local groups assemble in a prearranged location a bit before the town hall begins in order to review their strategy. (Watch for details from INCO about our pre-town hall gathering.) At this time, leaders will remind everyone to sit in pairs or very small groups, to maintain a posture of respect that reflects our values, and to frame questions in ways that press for information and action. It’s good for individuals to offer their stories and concerns to the press at the end of the town hall, but there should be one designated press person to speak on behalf of Indivisible, should those questions arise. (Press inquiries about INCO should be directed to Laurie Caplan or Deb Vanasse).

Reportedly, over 200 MoCs are avoiding town halls next week because they don’t want to face their constituents. (Estimated only 50% are holding town halls, while 100 % are holding fundraisers next week). In response to this, local groups should organize their own town halls, invite their MoC and tell the press they’ve done so, and when the MoC doesn’t show up, have a cardboard cutout and/or empty chair to highlight that fact. Have backup speakers and let the story in the press be how the MoC wouldn’t face constituents. There’s a resource in the Recess Toolkit for taking such action.

Some MoC staffers are refusing to share information with constituents about when and where town halls are scheduled. There’s a crowdsourced tool with this information—Town Hall Project.

Tele-town halls are a joke. Don’t let reps get away with it. Greg Walden (OR-2) did this recently—4,000 on the call and he took 10 questions, most likely preselected to be favorable rather than confrontational. Stage a live town hall as described above.

Even if you agree with your MoC on most issues, remember the power of both the carrot and the stick.

Ask pointed questions such as “How many people in our district are covered by ACA insurance?” Don’t allow them to dismiss you as “paid” plants or any other such nonsense. Remember that they work for you.

There are now over 7,000 local groups registered with Indivisible.
Individuals are encouraged to email their personal stories on issues such as ACA to stories@indivisibleguide.com.

Local groups are strongly encouraged to reach out to independents and Republicans who are alarmed by the Trump agenda. Defending democracy is not a partisan issue.

Local groups are encouraged to continue to build out, with the goal of diversity. An attack on one is an attack on all.

We’re making a difference. We’ll never have 100% success, but we’re in this for the long haul.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

MARCH 8 Women's Strike and Postcard Party

From the Women's March Instagram post:

In the spirit of women and their allies coming together for love and liberation, we offer A Day Without A Woman. We ask: do businesses support our communities, or do they drain our communities? Do they strive for gender equity or do they support the policies and leaders that perpetuate oppression? Do they align with a sustainable environment or do they profit off destruction and steal the futures of our children? We saw what happened when millions of us stood together in January, and now we know that our army of love greatly outnumbers the army of fear, greed and hatred. On March 8th, International Women’s Day, let’s unite again in our communities for A Day Without A Woman. Over the next few weeks we will be sharing more information on what actions on that day can look like for you. #DayWithoutAWoman #WomensMarch

Also on March 8, this local Postcard Party Open House to Write to the White House:

Clatsop Community College
Columbia Hall Room 219
March 8, 2017
6:00 - 8:00
Postcards and stamps available. 

500 stamps and 750 postcards have been donated. We'll even have pens available. 

The emphasis is on writing and gathering together. Sponsor Pamela Matson McDonald is putting a revolving powerpoint together with helpful phrases and inspiring photos, which will be projected on one of the walls.