THANKSGIVING . . . for the possibilities of our democracy and country . . . for our ability to stand up and speak up . . . for all who contribute time, talent, energy, money, imagination and hope to INCO . . . for INCO Community Groups and Events, Oppose Bigotry, and Vote the Future teams . . . for all who work to be good neighbors and strengthen our communities and country
Our best wishes for your holiday. Deb Vanasse and Laurie Caplan INCO co-chairs
WE CAN STOP THE TAX SCAM! CALL YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS BEFORE THANKSGIVING. National, loud, and sustained constituent pressure will be the death knell of this bill. Toll-free at 1-855-980-2350, or use the contact info here.
The Senate and House will write a compromise bill soon, possibly by November 30. With enough pressure from all of us, GOP Members of Congress could stop this tax bill. It's a mean-spirited giveaway to the wealthy with at least one provision that could effectively kill the Affordable Care Act.You can use these talking points and suggested scripts for calling Democrats andRepublicans.
PROTECT AMERICA'S TRADE, SAFETY, AND STANDING IN THE WORLD. 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 to protect 800,000 immigrant youth.
INCO at Astoria's Regatta Grand Land Parade, August, 2017
Tell your Members of Congress to stop the GOP's tax and kill-Obamacare bill. Toll-free at 1-855-980-2350, or use the contact info here.
UPCOMING Wednesday, November 29 - INCO ACA Enrollment Information, 10 am - 2 pm, Columbia Hall, 2nd floor, Clatsop Community College, 16th & Lexington, Astoria
Tuesday, December 5 - Oppose Bigotry Team meeting, 6 pm, Astoria; email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
Saturday, December 16 - Warrenton INCO Community Group meeting, 11 a.m., Dooger's Seafood and Grill, Hwy 101, Warrenton
Wednesday, December 20 - Vote the Future Team meeting, 6:30 pm, Seaside Library Board Room; prep for the January County Commission meeting about the voter information booklet and also the January 20 INCO community conference.
Wednesday, November 29 10 am - 2 pm 2nd floor, Columbia Hall
Clatsop Community College, 16th & Lexington, Astoria
Enter parking lot behind the building from Lexington Avenue between 15th & 16th Everyone is invited to stop by to get more information about the Affordable Care Act at this free, public event. * * * * *
Share Info about the ACA Deadline for enrolling is December 15.
SAVE THE DATE ! Turn the Tide 2018 INCO Regional Summit Saturday, January 20 8:30 - 4:30 • Lovell Showroom, 426 14th Street, Astoria • Energize & strategize for 2018 • Community networking and engagement • Resources, opportunities, imagination
Talking & Listening 101: How do we get better at talking with people who have wildly different views and backgrounds, perhaps at Thanksgiving? Listen to this segment from "Here and Now" on OPB. It's about bringing together a diverse group of people who don’t know each other, with different political views, and coaching them to talk and listen to each other. It’s a great piece with lots of practical tips, too.
November 19, 1863: President Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. It ends with "... the great task remaining before us ... that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” Read the speech here.
Russia-Trump Probe and Robert Mueller
The Mueller investigation gets closer to Trump. If Trump and the GOP 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
At the Astoria Women's March, January 21, 2017
“Heroes are not giant statues framed against a red sky. They are people who say, ‘This is my community, and it’s my responsibility to make it better.’” -- Oregon Governor Tom McCall
For an offbeat take on politics, history, and resistance, read about the major Doinks of history in this New York Times column.
This brief book is a bold alert to authoritarianism and worse: ON TYRANNY: TWENTY LESSONS FROM THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, by Timothy Snyder.
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