Monday, August 21, 2017

INCO WEEKLY NEWSLETTER 8/21

YOU Can Make a Difference!
Stand up against Trump's sympathy for white supremacists, Nazis, and other bigots.

1. Attend a Senator Wyden Town Hall this week, his second time this year on the coast:
 - SEASIDE: Friday, August 25, 11 am, Seaside City Council chambers, 989 Broadway
- MANZANITA: Friday, August 25, 2 pm, Pine Grove Community House, 225 Laneda Avenue

2. A boycott of companies that support Trump is having a big impact. Check out Grab Your Wallet for info and updates.

3. Write a Letter to the Editor (LTE) about an issue you care about, such as health care, education policy, the EPA, etc. LTEs are one of the most popular parts of newspapers, including the Daily Astorian. Write a paragraph or up to 350 words, and include your full name and contact info. Here are hints for writing an effective letter. Send your letter to editor@dailyastorian.com or via its website.


4. Get active with INCO's Anti-Bigotry Team and/or our Events Team. With your help, we can inform people, build bridges, and defeat hate. Contact incoregon@gmail.com.
ACTION PRIORITIES
From Indivisible Guide, our national resource. 
1. Tell your Members of Congress to fight white supremacy policies - and the people in the White House who appear to support that agenda. Specific actions here.

2. Tell your Members of Congress to fight the Trump administration's work to dismantle and defund the EPA - and the health and safety of Americans. Specific actions here.

3. Tell your Members of Congress to work for a common-sense budget that reflects the priorities of Americans, not just the wishes of the 1% who back Trump and some of his key appointees. Specific actions here.

4. Tell your Members of Congress to use the correct labels for the bigots trying to call themselves "the alt-right." They are neo-Nazis, KKK, white supremacists, and white nationalists. Don't let them confuse Americans by trying to disguise their vicious, venomous, and hateful goals.
We mourned at our vigil on August 13 for the horror at Charlottesville. This editorialbeautifully expresses our grief and our determination to reject and defeat bigotry in our communities. This map shows other vigils held around the country.  
CONFEDERATE FLAG: Neighbors Respond
 
 
Following a discussion in our Facebook group regarding a Confederate flag flown in our area, one of our INCO members wrote this to send to the property owners. She plans to include an American flag with the letter. Shared here with her permission, we offer it as a resource to those dealing with similar issues.
 
Dear Neighbor,

We hope this message finds you well.

We wanted to talk to you about the Confederate flag that you’ve been flying. There is something special about flying a flag. It must harken back to the days of our forefathers when flags sent messages of hope and determination, or distress, or ownership. A raised flag has spirit and when it catches the wind, it is that much stronger.

We can only assume that this particular flag means something special to you. Read more.
HAPPENINGS
Check for details and new posts on our events page.

THIS WEEK
Monday, August 21 - "Now is the Time", a free informational film about why healthcare for all is a financially sound decision for the nation; 6 pm, Adrift Hotel, 409 Sid Snyder Dr, Long Beach, WA, presented by Washington INCO.
 
Thursday, August 24 - INCO Book Club, 6:30 pm, in Astoria. This month's book is Erich Fromm's “The Revolution of Hope: Toward a Humanized Technology." Contact Carolyn Eady at cebeady@outlook.com for information about location.

Friday, August 25 - Senator Ron Wyden Town Hall, 11 a.m., Seaside City Council chambers, 989 Broadway

Friday, August 25, Senator Ron Wyden Town Hall, 2 pm, Pine Grove Community House, 225 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita

UPCOMING
Wednesday, August 30 - Vote the Future Team Organizational Meeting, 6:30 pm. Near Hwy 101 and Sunset Beach Road. Contact incoregon@gmail.com for more info.

Tuesday, September 5 - Astoria INCO Monthly Meeting, 6 pm - social & snacks; 6:30 - 8 pm, 3 Cups Coffee House, 279 West Marine Drive

Thursday, September 14, 2017, Resistance School -  How to Sustain the Resistance Long-term, 6-8 pm, Seaside Library Community Room
           
Saturday, September 16 - Immigration 101, 1 pm, Columbian Theater, 11th & Marine Drive, Astoria; presented by Oregon's Rural Organizing Project and hosted by Astoria INCO.

Saturday, September 23, Warrenton INCO monthly meeting, 11 a.m. Strategy session with Deb Vanasse.  One-time venue change to accommodate everyone.  Uptown Cafe meeting room, in Warrenton near Staples and Petco.


Tuesday, September 26 -  INCO Vote the Future Non-partisan Voter Registration Drive, 10 am - 2 pm, Towler Hall, 3rd floor Commons; part of National Voter Registration Day
Kathleen organized Resistance School and keeps her cool despite a cantankerous computer/projector. Read more about this INCO community leader here.
“If I am not for myself, then who will be for me?
And if I am only for myself, then what am I?

And if not now, when?”
--  Rabbi Hillel

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS

DIY-mocracy! 
 
INCO is supported entirely by your donations. Your contribution will help provide the yard signs, buttons, printing, and other supplies INCO uses. A heartfelt THANK YOU to our donors! Donate here and on our website

Here's a spot-on guide for responding to hate and building community, from the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Tell your FB friends they can also get our weekly INCO e-newsletters and emailed action alerts. Send email addresses and zip code to incoregon@gmail.com.

Don't let Trump eclipse our democracy - or your energy and patriotism. 
Get involved with your INCO Community Group today in Manzanita-Cannon Beach, Seaside, Warrenton, Astoria, Washington Peninsula.
 
Check out the resources on our website and on our Facebook page. 
Questions, concerns, & photos to INCO at incoregon@gmail.com
Share this newsletter and our website with other resisters. They can join INCO here.
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