INCO Turn the Tide 2018 Regional Summit Saturday, January 20. Doors open 8:30 am. Program starts at 9 am. Lovell Showroom, 426 14th Street, Astoria All events are free and open to the community. The schedule is below.
• Tell Your Members of Congress to Stand Up for DREAMers. Funding for the government runs out on January 19. Tied in with that is legislation to protect DACA and the Dreamers.There are 11,900 DACA recipients in Oregon alone, and each year they contribute $20,021,000 in State and local taxes. There are 19,180 DACA recipients in Washington alone, and each year they contribute $51,272,000 in State and local taxes.
• Tell your Members of Congress to protect our people and planet.Other key issues tied up with government funding are the Children’s Health Insurance Plan, expansion of domestic surveillance power, and climate disaster aid.
Suggested script for contacting your senators: I would like [name] to make election security a priority, especially by co-sponsoring the bipartisan Secure Elections Act [S.2261] that allows states to assess their risks and implement proven measures that protect the integrity of our vote.
Look what we did! Astoria Women's March, Saturday, January 20, 2017.
INCO encourages you to vote YES for Measure 101. If you want to help get out the vote in support, please contact Bebe Michel at firstname.lastname@example.org Ballots are due January 23 by 8 pm. Postmarks don't count.
Run for Something
Numerous local offices are up for election in 2018. If you're considering running for office, then Run for Something is for you. Local campaign and candidate veterans Cheryl Johnson, Mary Beth Cottle, and Laurie Caplan present an introduction to elections, campaigning, and enjoying the process. Free and hosted by INCO's Vote the Future Team.
RUN FOR SOMETHING Saturday, January 20 • 4:30 -6 Lovell Showroom, 426 14th Street, Astoria
Progressive values. Facts. Community. Solidarity. Inspiration. Action. And, of course, postcards, music, and treats. Find events elsewhere related to 2018 Women's Marches here.
Saturday, January 20 Lovell Showroom, 426 14th Street, Astoria Free • Open to all defenders of democracy Come for one session or stay for the day. Box lunches available for purchase by 9:30 a.m. Check out our speakers and the day's schedule here.
8:30 am Doors Open 9 am- 4:30 Workshops, Q&A, discussion Guest speakers:
Linai Vaz -Re-Framing the Debate: It’s All About the Brain; former Olympic trainer, OR-1 Indivisible leader Lindsay Hessel - Democracy Happens Every Day; election strategist, OR-3 Indivisible leader
• Energize & strategize for 2018 • Community networking and engagement • Resources, opportunities, imagination to sustain activism Box lunches available for purchase by 9:30 am.
4:30 -6 Run for Something Want to make your community even better? Join the nationwide trend and run for office! Q&A with campaign and candidate veterans for potential candidates and campaign helpers: election info, positions available, local campaign and support strategies Free and hosted by INCO's Vote the Future Team
8 - 10 pm Rock the Resistance Dance Dance or just hang out and enjoy the sounds of vintage vinyl with DJ Joey Altruda. Beer, wine, and light fare available for purchase Free • Donations welcome
On the anniversary of the Women’s March, come relax and shake it off at this community dance...we deserve some JOY!
• Congratulations to INCO's Vote the Future team for their excellent presentation to the Clatsop County Board of Commissioners at its January 10th meeting. Melissa Ousley, Mary Beth Cottle, and Andy Davis testified to the necessity of a voter information booklet for all elections in Clatsop County. George McCartin, Tiffiny Mitchell, the VTF team leader, and Laurie Caplan also spoke in favor. The commissioners supported the concept and directed county staff to check out specific issues related to implementing a booklet before they vote on it at a future meeting.
• One of the most conservative (and the 2nd wealthiest) members of Congress, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA 49), announced he “will not seek reelection.” Issa is the second California Republican to retire this week and joins a growing list of GOP House retirements.
This is yet another exciting, movement-defining moment that comes from months of tenacious, relentless organizing from Indivisibles.
• INCO Indivisibles met the challenge of an anonymous donor to raise $500 in just 2 weeks! He matched that $500 so it's now $1000! Thank you to everyone who contributed. Contributions are always welcome. Donate via the INCO website, or mail your check to 766 Lexington Avenue, Astoria 97103.
INCO's Faces of Democracy
Indivisibles supported Dreamers at this Rally for DACA in Astoria on September 16, 2017.
THIS WEEK Wednesday, January 17 - Vote the Future Team Meeting, 6:30 pm, Seaside Library
Wednesday, January 17 - Upper North Coast (Cannon Beach/Manzanita) INCO meeting, 6 pm. To plan canvassing for Measure 101. Contact email@example.com for the Cannon Beach location.
Saturday, January 20 - Turn the Tide 2018 • INCO Regional Summit, 8:30 - 4:30, Lovell Showroom, 426 14th Street, Astoria; free and open to all defenders of democracy
Saturday, January 20 - "Run for Something," 4:30 - 5:30, Lovell Showroom, 426 14th Street, Astoria. Campaign veterans present an introduction to running for office.
Saturday, January 20 - "Rock the Resistance" dance, 8 - 10 pm, Lovell Showroom, 426 14th Street, Astoria; DJ Joey Altruda plays oldies; free, donations welcome. Every Wednesday -
Every Wednesday, INCO Happy Hour,4-6 pm, We're back at Buoy Beer, probably in the Tap Room, foot of 8thon the Riverwalk, Astoria. Food and non-alcoholic drinks available; no host, no agenda, no meeting
Almost every Friday - INCO Southwest Washington postcard party; email firstname.lastname@example.org for date, time and place.
UPCOMING Tuesday, February 6 - Oppose Bigotry Team meeting, 6 pm, Astoria; contact email@example.com for directions.
Wednesday, February 7 - INCO Book Club, 6:30 pm, Astoria. For directions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. This month's book is American Nations: A History Of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures Of North America, by Colin Woodard, Penguin Books, 2012.
Wednesday, February 14 - V-DAY RALLY, End Violence Against Women and Girls, 11:30 am -1 pm, 8th and Commercial, Astoria.
Excerpts of wisdom and warnings from ON TYRANNY: TWENTY LESSONS FROM THE TWENTIETH CENTURY by Timothy Snyder, Tim Duggan Books, 2017.
Lesson 16. Learn from peers in other countries. Since so much of what has happened in the last year is familiar to the rest of the world or from recent history, we must observe and listen.
Lesson 17. Listen for dangerous words. People who assure you that you can only gain security at the price of liberty usually want to deny you both.
Lesson 18. Be calm when the unthinkable arrives. For us, the natural lesson is that fear and grief must not enable the destruction of our institutions.
"While Republicans like Trump promote cynicism 24x7, pouring poison into the nation's bloodstream, the rest of us need to administer the only antidote that exists: engagement and idealism." --Bill Camarda
We're Ready! Trump and Mueller
INCO has planned a “Rally for the Rule of Law,” to be held in the event Trump fires Mueller or takes a similar action that threatens the rule of law as it relates to the investigation. We'll post info on our INCO Facebook page and email an Action Alert. You can also sign up (RSVP) for a notification here.
Get involved with your INCO Community Group today in Manzanita-Cannon Beach, Seaside, Warrenton, Astoria, Washington Peninsula.
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 email@example.com.