Monday, September 18, 2017

INCO WEEKLY NEWSLETTER 9/18

ACTION PRIORITIES
  • Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson has introduced a rule that would roll back common-sense voter protections and make it easier for anti-immigrant and anti-choice groups to qualify their harmful ballot measures. More information and a form for submitting your comment about this proposal here.  
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  • "When you get down to the basics, Congress is now considering a bill to make mass shootings less noisy."-- Gail Collins, NY Times. Read more here.  
 
Look what Indivisible Guide urges each of us do this week. 
  1. STOP THE RETURN OF TRUMPCARE.  TrumpCare is back and Republicans are as close as they’ve ever been to passing it. There are 12 days left for the Senate to ram healthcare through reconciliation with just 50 votes. This is TrumpCare’s last stand. Call your senators ASAP and tell them to vote no on “Graham-Cassidy” using all the latest resources at TrumpCareTen.org.
  2. Don’t let Trump use fear to trample on civil liberties. We stand in solidarity with those impacted by the horrific acts of violence in London. We also condemn Trump’s knee-jerk rhetoric and irresponsible exploitation of this moment to promote expanding his bigoted Muslim ban. Find out what you can do to resist the Muslim ban at nomuslimbanever.com.
  3. Continue pressuring MoCs for a clean DREAM Act. Democratic Leaders Pelosi and Schumer continue to cultivate their cozy relationship with Trump. Last week, they announced a deal (to make a deal) on the DREAM Act with Trump. Contact your MoCs and use our call scripts to tell them that you want to see a “clean” DREAM Act.
  4. Tell your representative to protect people with disabilities and vote no on H.R. 620. We really shouldn’t even have to say this (that’s how outrageous this bill is), but we need you to call your representative and tell them to vote no on H.R. 620 should it come to the House floor for a vote. As noted by Human Rights watch, this bill “would very deliberately undermine the protections afforded under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)” and would “dramatically increase the burden on any person with a disability who seeks to vindicate their rights.”
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.  

Contact your Members of Congress regularly. How will they know what you want if you don't tell them? 
Keyla and Hannah from the Rural Organizing Project rallied for DACA with INCO on Saturday in Astoria. After the rally they gave us valuable suggestions and information at their ROP Immigration 101 program. More photos below.
Thank you Columbian Theater, ROP, and Astoria Events Team!
HAPPENINGS
Check for details and new posts on our events page.

THIS WEEK
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.

UPCOMING
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.

Wednesday, September 27, Washington INCO Community Group meeting, 6 - 8 pm, Ilwaco Community Building. Celebrate our work so far. Bring a list of your accomplishments. Take a bow. Learn from each other. Max 5 minute boasts, toasts, and concerns. Then we'll go to work. Gwen will post an agenda. A 15-minute post card work session will follow the meeting. Questions to incoregon@gmail.com.


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 NEW LOCATION and more info, contact catladyjoan@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 - set up & social, 6:30-8 - meeting; 3 Cups Coffee House, 279 West Marine Drive

Thursday, October 12 - Resistance School - Sustaining the Resistance and Sharing Stories; 6 -8 pm; Seaside Library Community Room


Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - Town Hall - US Representative Suzanne Bonamici, 6:00pm,
Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce, Community Hall, 207 N Spruce Street
MEET OUR INDIVISIBLES
A psychic made some spot-on predictions about Kathleen's life decades ago, but didn't foresee our radiant Lady Lib. Read more here.
Civics is not just knowing what is happening in the world, but knowing how to be better citizens of the world. There is no such thing as "your side of the boat is sinking.”  
— E. Johns
Cheers to everyone - and their colorful compelling signs -  who rallied for Dreamers on Saturday! Lots of supportive thumbs up and honking from passing vehicles.

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS

Enter the Trump poetry contest sponsored by Nicholas Kristof, NY Times columnist. Rules and details here. Deadline is Octobe8.

Check out the Indivisible OR-1 newsletter for important information about key issues, including health care, jobs, North Korea, etc. All Indivisible groups in Oregon's 1st Congressional district are in the OR-1 network.

Blue state/red state calling tool is back: help fund calls to stop TrumpCare once and for all. We’re pulling out all the stops to end the latest reincarnation of TrumpCare. And we need your help to sponsor a call tool that will connect Indivisibles across the country with progressive constituents in Alaska, Arizona, Tennessee, and West Virginia, to encourage them to call their Senators.


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, suggestions, & 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.
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INCO Weekly Newsletter   September 18, 2017

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