We've made it through the year since Trump’s election - with determination, patriotism, and optimism. Joining forces with Indivisibles nationwide, we've stalled Trump's legislative agenda. As shown by last week's victories in Virginia, Washington state, and elsewhere, Indivisibles are inspiring new candidates and getting out the vote.
INCO and the resistance need you more than ever.
Even if Trump leaves office tomorrow, there would still be Trumpism - and worse. Steve Bannon and Mike Pence have separate ideologies based on disruption, turmoil, and division - and they and their followers are still a threat to America and our democratic values. Trump’s departure won't end America’s problems.
With your help, INCO will continue to rally for truth and science, defend Dreamers, inform our communities, increase civic engagement and voting, and be good neighbors in our corner of the world.
INCO is each of you, and your participation makes the difference.
Get active with INCO's Community Groups, Resistance School, Readers Group. Join an INCO’s Team: Events, Oppose Bigotry, Vote the Future. Share your ideas, energy, and imagination. Check the newsletter calendar every Monday or “Events” on our blog and in our Facebook group to find activities.
Transform your outrage into action. Onward! Deb Vanasse and Laurie Caplan INCO co-chairs
PROTECT AMERICA'S TRADE, SAFETY, AND STANDING IN THE WORLD. "America First" is increasingly "America Alone." The Washington Post presents an excellent overview of the global leadership vacuum being created by Trump. Details from Indivisible here.
PROTECT THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION. Recent indictments and other developments threaten Trump, his administration, and his family. Details here.
SUPPORT THE DREAMERS PLEDGE. At DREAMerPledge.org, we’re calling on every member of Congress to refuse to pass a budget that doesn’t include a clean DREAM Act. The sooner we ramp up the pressure, the faster we can win protection for 800,000 immigrant youth.
INCO VOTE THE FUTURE TEAM Wednesday, November 15 • 6:30 pm Seaside Library Board Room, 1131 Broadway Everyone welcome! Work with us to make these happen:
A voter information booklet for all Clatsop County elections
Voter education • voter essay contest
Effective support of local progressive candidates and issues
Tuesday, November 14 - Astoria INCO Community Group Meeting, 6 pm, Winekraft, foot of 11th on the Riverwalk, Astoria
Wednesday, November 15 - INCO Vote the Future Team, 6:30 pm, Seaside Library Board Room.
Saturday, November 18 - Warrenton INCO Community Group meeting, 11 a.m., Dooger's Seafood and Grill, Hwy 101, Warrenton.
UPCOMING Tuesday, December 5 - Oppose Bigotry Team meeting, 6 pm, Astoria; email email@example.com for location and directions.
Wednesday, December 13 - INCO Book Club, 6:30 pm, Astoria. This month's book is Dan Rather's What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism. RSVP and get location and directions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, December 16 - Warrenton INCO Community Group meeting, 11 a.m., Dooger's Seafood and Grill, Hwy 101, Warrenton
Share Info about the ACA Deadline for enrolling is December 15.
Cheers to local Indivisibles who are passing out flyers about enrolling in the Affordable Care Act. No hard sell -- just "do you have health insurance?" or "here is how to sign up for the ACA" or something friendly. The flyer gives the web site and phone numbers to start the process of getting covered. Upper North Coast Community Group Indivisibles are posting posters at south county businesses.
SAVE THE DATE ! • Turn the Tide 2018 • Gather with Indivisibles on Saturday, January 20 in Astoria. Energize & strategize for 2018 Community networks and engagement Resources, opportunities, imagination
Stamp out the lies about the GOP's proposed budget and tax plan. Scroll down here for clever graphics to post on social media.
New Yorker writer Masha Gessen, who immigrated from the Soviet Union as a teenager, assesses the year since the election and presents clear rules for resisting autocracy.
Jen Hoffman suggests positive actions for "Americans of Conscience" in her weekly blog. No name-calling or yelling.
Russia-Trump Probe and Robert Mueller
The Mueller investigation gets closer to Trump. If Trump and GOP conservatives try to fire Mueller, check INCO's Facebook page and email about INCO's response, most likely a rapid response rally in Astoria.
INCO's Faces of Democracy
Ann spent decades as a traveling Episcopal priest in Wyoming, wrote a book of commentary about the Bible, and now has a blog. Read more here.
"Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages." -- George Washington
Masha Gessen, who immigrated from the Soviet Union as a teenager, assesses the yearsince the election and presents clear rules for resisting autocracy, in this New Yorker article.
Here are "Ten Great Things" to come out of the Trump presidency. Really. Scroll all the way down this Mother Jones article.
A brief online article with a video in The Atlantic describes "How America Lost Its Mind." An interesting take on the American culture and personality - not just about politics.
Send your suggestions for books, articles, and YouTubes to feature here to email@example.com.
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