Get Out the Vote (GOTV) with the Vote the Future team!
INCO needs you to help Get Out the Vote in Astoria, Cannon Beach, Warrenton, and East County. Be part of the VTF team, or pass out Candidates Scorecards on your own. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
It's easy to remind people to vote and give them an INCO Candidates Scorecard. INCO isn't campaigning for any specific candidate(s). INCO will give you walking maps with addresses of likely progressive voters in a neighborhood.
If you support a specific candidate in the May 15primary, then you can contact that campaign to offer your help with getting out the vote: going door-to-door and calling voters.
Progressive candidates can't win if progressives don't vote. Contact email@example.com to help with this important election work.
"If we want our world to reflect our values and beliefs, we are going to have to engage and vote." -- Francesca Barber
• Tell your senators to reject Gina Haspel as CIA Director. She personally helped torture detainees in a secret CIA-run prison during the Bush administration.She then made sure the video evidence was destroyed. Beyond waterboarding, detainees were sexually assaulted, beaten, isolated and starved. They faced mock executions, threats to their families, and psychological experimentation. More info here. Another article is here.
• Tell your Members of Congress to uphold the rule of law and protect our democracy.Especially if Trump fires Rosenstein or Mueller or otherwise tries to stomp on the rule of law. More info here.
• Tell your Members of Congress to co-sponsor Honest Ads Act (S. 1989/H.R. 4077). It would disarm foreign actors and bring advertising transparency into the digital age. Robert Mueller has already indicted Russian companies which spent $100,000 on 3000 Facebook ads alone.
• Tell your senators to back Senator Markey's resolution to protect net neutrality on the internet.The Senate's vote is expected before the Senate in the next couple of weeks. An Indivisible calling script here.
INCO is not endorsing or fielding candidates in the May 15th primary election. We encourage all Indivisibles to get involved with a campaign, to support the candidates of your choice, and to help get out the vote.
Saturday, May 5 - Warrenton Community Group meeting and Adopt-A-Highway - 11 am, Dooger's Restaurant, Highway 101, Warrenton; no purchase necessary. We will have our first Adopt-A-Highway event immediately following this meeting. Come to the north end of the Dooger's parking lot. Wear long pants, long sleeves, sturdy shoes/boots and gloves. Other equipment will be provided.
Most Fridays - INCO Southwest Washington postcard party; email firstname.lastname@example.org for date, time and place.
UPCOMING Tuesday, May 8 - Astoria Community Group meeting and Get Out the Vote - 6 pm, WineKraft, 80 10th Street, on the Riverwalk, Astoria, no purchase necessary. Bebe Michel, INCO's GOTV coordinator, and Seaside, Gearhart, and Astoria Indivisibles will canvass Astoria with the Candidates Scorecards, while people who don’t want to canvass can stay behind and have a meeting.All Indivisibles are welcome - INCO provides addresses of likely progressive voters and walking maps.
Tuesday, May 8 - Seaside-Gearhart Community Group takes part in INCO's Get Out the Vote campaign in Astoria - 6 pm at WineKraft, 80 10th Street, on the Riverwalk, Astoria. No purchase necessary. All Indivisibles are welcome - INCO provides addresses of likely progressive voters and walking maps.
Wednesday, May 9 - INCO Book Club -6:30 pm, a home in Astoria.Contact email@example.com location. The May bookisIn the Country We Love, by Dianne Guerrero, Henry Holt & Co., 2016. It is only available in hardcover, but you can find used copies online at Powell’s Books in Portland.
Friday, May 11 - INCO Cannon Beach-Manzanita meeting - 7pm, Tolovana Hall (aka Tolovana Arts Colony),3779 S Hemlock, Tolovana Park
Here's what we'll do if Trump crosses one of three red lines that threatens the rule of law as it relates to the investigation: fire Mueller, fire Rosenstein, pardon key figures.
We'll take to the streets to Rally for the Rule of Law at 8th and Commercial in Astoria. If the red line is crossed before 2 pm local time, we rally at 5 pm that day; if it's crossed after 2 pm local time, we rally at noon the next day. Indivisibles across the nation will be gathering according to this schedule.
We'll post info about a Rally for the Rule of Law on our INCO Facebook page and email an Action Alert. You can also sign up (RSVP) for a notification here.
USE YOUR VOICE
Inform and inspire others with a letter to the editor (LTE) to the Daily Astorian. Letters are among the most popular features in the paper. Even a paragraph or two makes an impact. Rules and directions for submitting your letter are here. Tips for letter-writing are here. Check out this video about maximizing the impact of your words.
Write about an issue you care about.
Suggested topics for this week: The Mueller investigation, candidates you support, why elections matter, responsible gun laws, this administration's policies undercutting laws protecting clean air and water
INCO has Community Groups in Manzanita-Cannon Beach, Seaside-Gearhart, Warrenton, Astoria-East County, or the Washington Peninsula. All INCO Indivisibles are invited to get active with INCO's Events Team, Oppose Bigotry Team, Vote the Future Team, and Book Club. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.