Monday, September 11, 2017

INCO WEEKLY NEWSLETTER 9/11

"Even the smallest act of service, the simplest act of kindness, is a way to honor those we lost, a way to reclaim that spirit of unity that followed 9/11." 
-- President Obama

As we remember the attacks of September 11, 2001, INCO thanks all who work to protect America's best values. 
ACTION PRIORITIES

Look at how our Community Groups take action.
From INCO Washington:
"Our Friday post card party mailed over 50 cards to our members of Congress and the Attorney General of our state requesting increased support for DACA and immigration reform to include families. We complained about the for-profit ICE detention centers in our state and arrests in our community.  We also sent cards to Senator Kamala Harris, thanking her for her endorsement of a single-payer health plan, and to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman of New York for joining special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.  We meet every Friday from 1-3PM.  Join us for lunch and a few post cards. It is personally empowering." Details on Friday venue: incoregon@gmail.com.
 
For more information about any of our Community Groups, contact incoregon@gmail.com.
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Look what Indivisible Guide urges each of us do this week:

Contact your Members of Congress regularly. How will they know what you want if you don't tell them?
  • Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and more; wildfires in at least 8 Western states; creeping sea level rise; earthquakes related to frackingclimate change.  Congress needs to adequately fund and monitor FEMA, EPA, and other agencies  overseeing America's health, safety, air, water, and lands. Read more here.
  • Tell your members of Congress to defend DACA and support legislation to provide permanent relief to childhood arrivals. 76% of Americans (including 69% of Republicans!) support legal status for Dreamers. Killing DACA is part of Trump's white supremacist agenda. Read more here.
  • Tell your Members of Congress to defeat Trump's tax plan. It's more of a scam than a plan:  more taxes from nearly everyone to give enormous tax breaks to the rich and wealthy. Income and wealth inequality on the current scale are proven to lead to society's instability, anger, and disruption. Read more here.
The '5 calls' app is a convenient way to make your calls. The app provides phone numbers and scripts so calling is quick and easy. Sign up here.  
INCO and other Indivisibles stand firm against racism and white supremacists. 
• Think nationally - Act locally •     
Everyone is invited to these events.

Resistance School:  Sustaining the Resistance Long-Term

Thursday, September 14
6 - 8 pm
Seaside Library Community Room

Enjoy the energizing video and in-person discussion

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Saturday, September 16  --  3 Events:
America's Immigrants


DACA Rally

11 am - noon-ish
Outside the Astoria Post Office, 8th and Commercial
Bring your signs - Smile and wave
Support DACA and urge our Members of Congress to come up with a reasonable immigration policy, especially to protect people brought here as children. Hosted by INCO.

IMMIGRATION 101
1- 3 pm
Columbian Theater, 1102 Marine Drive, Astoria

Free and open to the public
Snacks and drinks available for purchase


  You're invited to this workshop and training in English about the American immigration system and its impacts on families and communities. Presented by the Rural Organizing Project (ROP) and hosted by INCO.
Topics include the impacts of being undocumented, detention policies, and building productive relationships with immigrants. ROP will present its Family Preparedness Packet and its educational immigration board game.

HISPANIC HERITAGE CELEBRATION
4 pm - 8 pm
Astoria Event Center, 255 9th Street, Astoria
Free admission - open to the public
Food and drink available for purchase


Enjoy music, traditional Mexican folk dance, a free interactive Zumba demonstration, and cultural items from many Latin American countries. There will be activities for the whole family and more. Various Hispanic dishes will be for sale from local restaurants and food vendors. Margaritas and beer will be sold by the Lower Columbia Hispanic Council, which is organizing the event. 
HAPPENINGS
Check for details and new posts on our events page.

THIS WEEK
Thursday, September 14, 2017, Resistance School -  How to Sustain the Resistance Long-term, 6-8 pm, Seaside Library Community Room, 1131 Broadway, Seaside
           
Saturday, September 16 - Rally for the Dreamers, 11 am, outside the US Post Office, 8th and Commercial, Astoria; to oppose the repeal of DACA for undocumented immigrants brought here as children. Bring signs. Smile and wave.

Saturday, September 16 - Immigration 101, 1 - 3 pm, Columbian Theater, 11th & Marine Drive, Astoria; presented by Oregon's Rural Organizing Project and hosted by Astoria INCO. Free and open to the public

Saturday, September 16 - Hispanic Heritage Celebration, 4 - 8 pm, Astoria Event Center, 255 9th Street, Astoria; free and open to the public; food and drink available for purchase


UPCOMING
Wednesday, September 20, INCO Vote the Future Team Monthly Meeting, 6:30 - 7:55 pm, Seaside Library Board Room

Thursday, September 21, Upper North Coast INCO Meeting (Cannon Beach-Manzanita), 6 pm, Tolovana Hall; presentation by 
 Prevention of Gun Violence, plans for September 26 voter registration event.
 
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 & Information Event - Astoria, 10 am - 2 pm, Clatsop Community College, Towler Hall, 3rd floor Commons; part of National Voter Registration Day.

Tuesday, September 26 - INCO Vote the Future Non-partisan Voter Registration & Information Event - Cannon Beach, 1  pm - close, Cannon Beach Farmer's Market; part of National Voter Registration Day.


Thursday, September 28 - INCO Book Club, 6:30 - 8 pm, member's home in Astoria. This month's book is NO IS NOT ENOUGH, by Naomi Klein.  For location and more info, contact incoregon@gmail.com.

Tuesday, October 3 - INCO Oppose Bigotry Team Meeting, 6 pm, member's home in Astoria. Contact incoregon@gmail.com for location and more info.

Thursday October 5 - Astoria INCO Monthly meeting, 6 pm for set up & social, 6:30-8 for meeting; 3 Cups Coffee House, 279 West Marine Drive


Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - Town Hall - US Representative Suzanne Bonamici, 6:00pm,
Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce, Community Hall, 207 N Spruce Street
Wanting to do more than donate to causes she believes in, Meridee likes knowing that even small actions by INCO Warrenton can have important consequences. Read more here.

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS

DIY-mocracy! 

INCO has "In Our America" yard signs, window signs/posters, and bumper stickers! Want one? Contact Laurie at incoregon@gmail.com.
 
Do you agree with INCO's mission to defend democracy by opposing authoritarianism, bigotry, and corruption? If yes, then get involved with your INCO Community Group today in Manzanita-Cannon Beach, Seaside, Warrenton, Astoria, Washington Peninsula.
 
Questions, concerns, & photos to INCO at incoregon@gmail.com
Share this newsletter and our website with other resisters. They can join INCO here and ask to join our closed Facebook group.
INCO is supported entirely by your donations! Donate here.
INCO Weekly Newsletter   September 11, 2017

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