Monday, December 4, 2017

INCO WEEKLY NEWSLETTER 12/4

 ACTION PRIORITIES
 www.indivisible.org
Thank you for resisting the GOP tax scam!
The Senate's vote for the tax scam is a tough loss. You and Indivisibles everywhere did everything right to oppose this bill. Nevertheless, 51 Senate Republicans chose their party and their donors over you - and over the good of the United States.

The House and Senate passed very different versions of the tax bill and will meet next week to reconcile the differences and revote on the new compromise bill. 
Indivisible.orgtells what's next here.  Be sure to thank your Members of Congress (MoC) who opposed this tax scam. 

Turn your anger into action on the next big fight for a DREAM Act. 
Call your senators to tell them to take the Dreamer Pledge: a commitment to stand up for Dreamers and pass a continuing resolution (CR) only if it includes the DREAM Act.

Stay in Touch with Your Members of Congress:
CONCEALED CARRY LEGISLATION: This NRA-GOP legislation would allow people to carry concealed guns in every state, regardless of state law. Tell your Representative: Reject H.R. 38.

SAVE FAIR INTERNET ACCESS. Tell your Members of Congress to keep net neutrality part of US law. Read more from Wired.com here.

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.
Oppose Bigotry Team
Tuesday, December 5 at 6 pm, Astoria
The Oppose Bigotry team has several local projects for 2018. Get with OB (and Greet Your Neighbor) to promote respect, civility, and equal treatment under the law in every community. Email catladyjoan@gmail.com for location and directions.

INCO's Events Team, Oppose Bigotry Team, Vote the Future Team, and Book Club are INCO-wide. All INCO Indivisibles are invited to participate. For more information, contact incoregon@gmail.com.
Text to Defeat Roy Moore!
Wouldn't it be satisfying to have a part in defeating Roy Moore? If you can text, you can get out the vote for his opponent, Doug Jones. Indivisible makes it easy. Sign up today for a text-banking shift. Do it today. The election is Tuesday, December 5.
Share Info about the ACA
Deadline for enrolling is December 15.  
There is still a penalty for not havingt health coverage. 
Go to OregonHealthCare.gov for more information. Enter your zip code here to find local resources.
Make copies and distribute this color flyer or this black & white flyer.
Melissa Eskue Ousley, Cheryl Crawford, and Sue Zerangue review materials about the Affordable Care Act they distributed to people at Clatsop Community College on November 29. Also staffing the INCO table were Laurie Caplan and Nancy Montgomery, who organized the event.
HAPPENINGS
Check for details and new posts on our events page.
 
THIS WEEK
Tuesday, December 5 - Oppose Bigotry Team meeting6 pm, Astoria; email catladyjoan@gmail.com for location and directions.

UPCOMING
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.

Tuesday, January 9 - Astoria INCO Community Group meeting, 6 pm, WineKraft, foot of 11th on the Riverwalk; no December meeting

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 
 Lovell Showroom, 426 14th Street, Astoria
Free • Open to all seeking to protect our democracy
Look for details coming soon!


8:30 - 4:30 Come for one session or stay for the day
• Energize & strategize for 2018
 • Community networking and engagement

• Resources, opportunities, imagination

4:30 - 5:30ish  "Run for Something" 
Q&A for potential candidates: election info, campaign & support strategies
Hosted by INCO's Vote the Future Team


8 - 10 pm - Rock the Resistance Dance
IN SOLIDARITY
 We applaud the many groups around the country that defend democracy, support science, and promote truth, respect for all, and the rule of law.  Here are some to check out for yourself:
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Union of Concerned Scientists
Public Citizen
People for the American Way

Rural Organizing Project (Oregon)
Anti-Defamation League (ADL)
Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)

Oregon State Public Interest Research Group (OSPIRG)
INCO's Faces of Democracy
An author of fantasy and suspense novels, Melissa Eskue Ousley likes the very real resistance by Indivisibles everywhere. Read more about her here.
"No one is coming to save us. This is a do-it-yourself job for patriots. We all have a role in defending the institutions of our Republic."

~Walter Shaub, former director of the US Office of Government Ethics

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
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.

Deb Vanasse and Laurie Caplan, INCO Co-chairs
INCO Weekly Newsletter   December 4, 2017

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