Monday, September 25, 2017

INCO WEEKLY NEWSLETTER 9/25

ACTION PRIORITIES

Save ObamaCare!
The latest GOP anti-healthcare bill isn't dead yet. A few senators could have the deciding votes this week. Please call today!
 
The best way you can help defeat the Graham-Cassidy bill is to use the Indivisible page for Oregon on health care.  Use the link at the top of the page to link you to the phone bank for calling people in red states to encourage them to call their Members of Congress. Nationwide, Indivisibles have already made 191,000 calls to Congress!
 
The New York Times reports that a major policy objective behind GOP proposals is keeping big donors happy. This likely means the GOP will be desperate for a win with their plans to cut taxes for the wealthy and to reinforce white supremacist and anti-immigration policy. Read more here. 
 
 Indivisible Guide urges us to also do this week:
 
1. A ban is a ban, and it's unconstitutional. The Trump administration's latest revision to its travel ban includes non-Muslim majority countries. These changes are still unconstitutional and un-American. Contact your Members of Congress. Read more here.
 
2. Ask your Members of Congress to immediately pass emergency disaster relief for Puerto Rico. 3.5 million Americans live in Puerto Rico, and right now they need federal support. Hurricane Maria has devastated the Island, leaving at least ten dead, and millions without power. Puerto Rico deserves the same immediate federal response that victims of Hurricane Harvey received. Ask your members of Congress to make sure they get it without delay. 

And, if you can, please 
make a donation to Unidos to help people on the ground right now. The fund will be managed by the Hispanic Federation, a leading Latino nonprofit organization with more than 25 years of experience in providing disaster-relief assistance to Latinos in the United States and Latin America. One hundred percent of the proceeds will help hurricane victims and the recovery efforts through fellow community and civic organizations in Puerto Rico.
INCO's Faces of Democracy
... at our Rally for DACA and Dreamers
Check Your Voting Status Tuesday
Voter Information Day in Astoria and Cannon Beach
Citizens can update voter registration, register for the first time, and share  2016 voting experiences at INCO's non-partisan Voter Information Day. If you've changed your name, address, or signatures since last voting, you need to update your registration so you receive your ballot and so your votes are counted.

Astoria: 10 am – 2 pm at the 3rd floor Commons at Towler Hall at Clatsop Community College
Cannon Beach: 1  pm - close, Cannon Beach Farmer's Market

Thanks to INCO's Vote the Future team for hosting this event as part of National Voter Registration Day.
 INCO Featured in hipfish
Check out the monthly column by various INCO members, our Happenings calendar, and other good stuff in the monthly edition of hipfish. September's cover features a photo of a recent rally. Thanks to Dinah Urell, hipfish editor and publisher, for this excellent opportunity to reach readers throughout the region.
 
 . . . and on KMUN
Several INCO members talked with KMUN's correspondent Joan Herman about why they were taking part in the Rally for DACA. Here's the link to Joan's "audio postcard" from the rally.
 
 . . . and in the Daily Astorian
Tiffiny Mitchell urged people to register and then vote as an essential way to protect our democracy. Cheers for Tiffiny and other INCO members sharing ideas, opinions, and information in recent letters to the editor. Read more here.
HAPPENINGS
Check for details and new posts on our events page.

THIS WEEK
Tuesday, September 26 -  Astoria INCO Vote the Future Non-partisan Voter Registration & Information Event;10 am - 2 pm, Clatsop Community College, Towler Hall, 3rd floor Commons; part of National Voter Registration Day.

Tuesday, September 26 - Rally to Support Our Rural Hospitals (no cuts to Medicaid), 11 am - 12:15, sidewalk in front of Columbia Memorial Hospital, near 20th and Exchange, Astoria; signs provided; smile and wave; hosted by INCO WA.


Tuesday, September 26 - Cannon Beach INCO Vote the Future Non-partisan Voter Registration & Information Event; 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.

UPCOMING
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 17Town Hall - US Representative Suzanne Bonamici, 6:00pm,
Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce, Community Hall, 207 N Spruce Street

Wednesday, October 18 - INCO Vote the Future Team meeting, Wednesday,  6:30 pm, Seaside Library Board Room

Wednesday, October 25 - Cannon Beach Indivisible, 6 PM, Tolovana Hall. Our special speaker will be Julie Bosworth from Moms Demand Action, a national group formed to work to prevent gun violence and monitor national and regional proposed gun legislation.  The meeting will also include planning for the "Get Out the Vote, 2018" and a Fall and Winter to-do list.  See you there & bring a friend! 
MEET OUR INDIVISIBLES
One of Laurie's favorite parts of writing the weekly INCO newsletter is finding a thought-provoking quotation. Read more here.
"Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough."
- - Franklin Roosevelt 

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.

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? 
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.
INCO is supported entirely by your donations! Donate here.
INCO Weekly Newsletter   September 25, 2017

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