Monday, November 27, 2017

INCO WEEKLY NEWSLETTER 11/27

ACTION PRIORITIES
 www.indivisible.org
Contact your Members of Congress now.
How will they know what you want if you don't tell them?
STOP THE TAX PLAN 
If you haven't already contacted your Member of Congress, do it now.  The GOP plan isn’t “tax reform.” It’s tax cuts for the wealthy at the expense of the 99% and our communities. To pay for the huge federal deficit it would create, the bill effectively kills the Affordable Care Act. Along with other GOP proposals, these cuts would severely harm rural hospitals like ours.
IN OREGON:
178,000
 people in Oregon would lose health insurance coverage
402,300 Oregon families would see a tax increase
IN WASHINGTON STATE:
290,000
 people in Washington would lose health insurance coverage
520,100 Washington families would see a tax increase
Text TAX SCAM to 977-79 to be connected with your Senators now!
Toll-free at 1-855-980-2350, or use the contact info here.

SAVE FAIR INTERNET ACCESS
In another proposed giveaway to its corporate donors, the GOP wants to undo net neutrality.This means you might not have equally speedy and affordable access to the websites you want.  Tell your Members of Congress to keep net neutrality part of US law. Read more from Wired.com here.

Stay Vigilant:
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. Most Americans support a clean DREAM Act to protect 800,000 immigrant youth.
Do Democracy Here:  Become a board member at the college
As a three term board member or trustee for Clatsop Community College, I know we have a current opportunity for a person to be appointed to finish the term of office vacated by Patrick Wingard for District 2. I ask you to please spread the word and urge any responsible voter and College education supporter within that district to contact CCC and indicate their interest. This appointment will not requiring “running” or filling for office but a simple statement of their interest and experience. The BOD will then conduct interviews and make a selection. Right now I am surprised to say we have but one applicant and I do not know their identity.  There is no better or easier introduction to public service that I know of and the College BOD is really non-partisan.  

For more info, contact Stephanie at the president's office: 503-338-2425
-- Tessa Scheller
INCO ACA Enrollment Information Day
 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.

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Share Info about the ACA
Deadline for enrolling is December 15.
Check out OregonHealthCare.gov for more information. Enter your zip code here to find local resources.. Here's one guide to enrollment. The Indivisible Toolkit for the ACA ishere. There is still a penalty for going without health coverage. 

Make copies of this color flyer or this black & white flyer to distribute.
HAPPENINGS
Check for details and new posts on our events page.
 
WEEKLY
Postcard Parties - The INCO Washington Community Group on the peninsula gathers almost every week to write postcards to Members of Congress and the White House. Contact gwenbrake@gmail.com for details.

THIS WEEK
Wednesday, November 29 - INCO ACA Enrollment Information, 10 am - 2 pm, Columbia Hall, 2nd floor, Clatsop Community College, 16th & Lexington, Astoria

UPCOMING 
Tuesday, December 5 - Oppose Bigotry Team meeting6 pm, Astoria; email catladyjoan@gmail.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 cebeady@outlook.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.

Saturday, January 20 - Turn the Tide 2018 • INCO Regional Summit, 8:30 - 4:30, Lovell Showroom, 426 14th Street, Astoria
 
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
IN SOLIDARITY
 Americans are opposing Trumpism and supporting democracy in myriad ways. Read this encouraging Mother Jones article.

"Thankfully Recommitting to Resistance" - Charles Blow reminds us why Indivisibles oppose authoritarianism, bigotry, and corruption.


Vox.com described American authoritarianism in March, 2016. What's your take so far on this administration?  

Talking & Listening 101: How do we get better at talking with people who have wildly different views and backgrounds?  Try the practical suggestions in this segment from "Here and Now" on OPB.

Two new books:  : 'Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump,' by David Neiwert; and 'The Trouble with Reality,' by Brooke Gladstone

This brief book is a bold alert to authoritarianism and worse:  ON TYRANNY: TWENTY LESSONS FROM THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, by Timothy Snyder.
INCO's Faces of Democracy
At the Astoria Women's March, January 21, 2017 
"Once Democracy ceases to exist for a large enough segment of the population, it no longer exists at all.”
- - Thomas Merton

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS

 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
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Deb Vanasse and Laurie Caplan, INCO Co-chairs
INCO Weekly Newsletter   November 27, 2017

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