Monday, July 24, 2017

INCO Weekly Newsletter 7/24

Enthusiastic INCO supporters of practical health insurance reform got many supportive honks and thumbs-up from passersby at our rally outside the Astoria Post Office July 18 to protest TrumpCare. 
Meet other resisters and community activists at these exciting events:  
Astoria INCO Monthly Meeting on Tuesday, August 1
Resistance School on Thursday, August 10!
Walk with INCO in the Regatta Parade on Saturday, August 12!

Details below in HAPPENINGS.
  Our Action Priorities This Week

TrumpCare isn't dead yet. Support the DREAM Act. And more!
  1. McConnell is strong-arming Senators for yet another TrumpCarevote. Urge your senators to vote NO on the “Motion to Proceed” on TrumpCare using our new call script. You can also check out our updated collection of TrumpCare resources to separate fact from fiction and understand exactly where we stand today.
  2. Tell your Members of Congress to oppose any budget that finances Trump’s mass deportation agenda. See our brand new explainer here.
  3. Ask your senators to co-sponsor the bipartisan DREAM Act (S.1615) using our new explainer.
  4. Before a vote on Tuesday, tell your representative in the House to leave the “Arbitration rule” in place and let the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau protect your rights without interference using this great resources from Rules at Risk.
INCO folks from Manzanita to southwest Washington gathered at our rally for healthcare. 
Check for details and new posts on our events page.
Tuesday, July 25 - Postcard-writing Party, 6 pm, WineKraft, 80 10th Street, along the Riverwalk, Astoria

Tuesday, August 1 - Astoria Community Group Monthly Meeting, 6:30 - 8 pm, Astoria Public Library Flag Room, 450 10th Street at Exchange; accessible; off-street and street parking;
•  Outcomes Teams: Events, Vote the Future, Expand the Base, Individual Action

Thursday, August 10 - Resistance School - How to Structure and Build Capacity for Action, 6-8 pm, Seaside Library Community Room; lively discussion after the video training; potluck snacks welcome.

Saturday, August 12 - Walk with INCO in Astoria's Regatta Land Parade; gather by 11 at the Aquatic Center or at about 19th and Exchange - look for the INCO banner. We'll walk from 12-1 in a slow-paced, level walk about a mile long. 
No signs. Wear Red, White and Blue - or dress as a positive, iconic American Activist or an inspirational Historical Figure or Character! More details on our Facebook page and in next week's newsletter.
“At a moment when international order is under severe strain, power is fragmenting and great-power rivalry has returned, the values and purpose at the core of the American idea matter more than ever.”     
— William Burns, president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace


Keep up with Trump outrages in this excellent overview with  links to other informative sites is in this New Yorker online article.

Link your other activities with INCO! We want to connect with like-minded people and organizations to promote civic engagement, informed voting, and other activities to strengthen our democracy. Bring your suggestions to your Community Group meeting or contact INCO at

Get your "In Our America" yard sign or poster at Resistance School and other INCO events and meetings. INCO pins and other items are also available. Contact or Laurie at 503-338-6508 for details.

Check out the resources on our website for defending democracy. Together, we are making a difference!

Get involved with your INCO Community Group today!
Questions, concerns, & photos to INCO at

Share this newsletter and our website with other resisters. They can join INCO here.