Monday, April 3, 2017

INCO Weekly Newsletter April 3 2017

ACTIONS TO TAKE NOW


Rallies and  resistance - even in the rain! Together, we’ll make April a rousing month on the coast! INDIVISIBLE North Coast Oregon (INCO) members are making a difference - calling our Members of Congress (MoCs), finding and sharing resources, and mobilizing with Community Groups (CGs) to defend democracy.  
 
When we amplify our voices by contacting MoCs at the same time on the same issue, our elected officials pay attention. This week, the Indivisible team urges members nationwide to ask your Senator, regardless of party, to vote NO on cloture for the Neil Gorsuch nomination. Cloture cuts off debate and ends filibuster efforts by Senators opposing an extreme nominee attempting to defend his record of standing with corporate power instead of the American people. Here’s a script to ask your Senators to stand strong against a nominee who would roll back civil rights, women’s rights, labor rights, and many other rights for years to come.
 
Area residents learned from stopping two massive LNG proposals in Clatsop County that it’s really difficult to fight the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Here are 5 things we can do right now to stop FERC from approving $$16.7 billion in pipeline projects await FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Agency) approval. Nearly 150 groups are working together to fight Trump's nominations to FERC.
 
For additional timely, amplified actions, check out the Action Resources sidebar on our blog.
 
INCO Astoria Community Group holds a strategy session

INCO CALENDAR

Details on all INCO events at our Events Page

Saturday, April 8
Warrenton CG Planning Meeting
11 a.m., Dooger’s, Warrenton
Planning for Voter Registration Drive and Immigrants Event.  Members of other CGs interested in helping  with the Immigrants Event are invited to attend.
Saturday, April 8
Astoria/East County CG General Meeting
2-3:30, Grace Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 1545 Exchange, Astoria
Saturday, April 8
Opening:  Art of Resistance
5-8 pm, KALA, 1017 Marine Dr. Astoria; exhibit will be up for 2 months
Sunday, April 9
Supporting Local Candidates! 
4 pm, Rogue Ale & Spirits, Pier 39,, Astoria
100 39th St, Pier 39, Astoria, Oregon 97103
Hosted by Clatsop County Chapter Pacific Green Party
Thursday, April 13
Gearhart-Seaside Community Group (CG) General Meeting
6:30 - 8 pm, Seaside Public Library
April 29 Climate Change events and activities are among the agenda items
Friday, April 14
WA Peninsula Town Hall, with or without MoC Jaime Herrera Beutler
7 pm, Chatauqua Lodge, Long Beach, WA
On stage will be her 2018 opponent, David McDevitt, answering questions on her behalf; and a life-size cutout of Rep. Herrera.
Saturday, April 15
Town Hall with U.S. Representative Suzanne Bonamci
11 a.m., Warrenton High School gymnasium, 1700 S. Main St., Warrenton
Voter registration drive inside the school, 10:30 - 12:30, hosted by the Warrenton CG
SAVE THE DATE
Saturday, April 22 - Cannon Beach CG at Twelve Days of Earth Day in Cannon Beach
Tuesday, April 25 - Last day to register to vote in Clatsop County’s May 16 election. Register online here.
Saturday, April 29 - Climate Change awareness, hosted by Seaside/Gearhart CG.
Wednesday, May 3 - AAUW Candidates Forum
7 pm, Clatsop Community College, Columbia Hall 219, Astoria
Q&A from the audience for key Special District election on May 16
Accessible parking in back of Columbia Hall, enter from Lexington Avenue
Saturday, May 6 - Nation of Immigrants event, hosted by Warrenton/Astoria CGs. 
Thursday, May 18 - ACLU public event in Astoria
 
WA Peninsula postcard party

COMMUNITY GROUPS


At the strategy session on March 30, Astoria members created five new action teams: Events & Speakers, Get Out the Vote, Expand the Base, Empower Individual Action, and Oregon Redistricting. Get active at the April 8 meeting!  The Astoria CG plans to partner with Warrenton on a May 6 immigration event and with Pacific Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in a May 18 ACLU event.

INCO’s Gearhart-Seaside CG will decide at their April 13 meeting how to move forward on April 29 Climate Change awareness events. Ideas include a BurmaShave “Vote the Future” rally along Highway 101, a campaign to encourage individual action, and a human beach chain illustrating how oceans are rising. INCO’s Cannon Beach group is planning an informational effort on environmental and science-based voting on April 22.

At their April 8 meeting, the Warrenton group will be finalizing the details for the April 15Voter Registration Drive.  Members of other INCO Community Groups are invited to help plan our May 6  Immigrants Event. Contact incoregon@gmail.com to help.

On the Washington Peninsula, a number of INCO activists participated in a Resistance Training provided by the ACLU, joining the ACLU People Power Campaign.  Made a wonderful contact last night with a woman in charge of providing services to mostly hispanic speaking families for the school district.  We have another event scheduled with an ICE spokesperson on May 4.  Folks are distributing "Know Your Rights" flyers.

To sign up for an INCO Community Group, check out the Indivisible North Coast Oregon blog!

INFORMED AND EMPOWERED

Click on your state for a list of statehouse bills that support or resist 45’s agenda at this terrific site, suggested by Amy Hitchcock, of the WA Peninsula CG.

Trump released a disaster of a budget proposal. If you’ve been wondering whether he’s actually going to get what he wants, read how the budget and appropriations process works and what you can do to resist Trump’s priorities: Legislative Process 101—Appropriations (or “Keeping the Lights On”).

Check out this INCO guide to our emails, blog, and Facebook group. For more Action Resources, check out the Indivisible North Coast Oregon website!

DID YOU KNOW…

INCO offers a Project Planner to guide individuals and teams in planning projects that make a difference in defending democracy.
GET INVOLVED!
Are you active on social media? We’re looking for volunteers to manage the INCO Vote the Future Facebook page and the Indivisible North Coast Oregon twitter account. If you can help, email incoregon@gmail.com.

 

LEVITY!
In this postcard, an INCO member from the Washington Peninsula shares advice with the President. See also satirist Andy Borowitz, who uncovers yet another White House scandal.  

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