Monday, July 16, 2018

INCO Weekly Newsletter 7/16

"Millions of people like you are holding their breath and covering their eyes and waiting for the good people to show up and twist the plot.
Stop waiting already.
You are the good people."
--John Pavolitz

American Christian pastor and author, known for writing from
a liberal Christian perspective
Let's Change Congress!
 Sign up to help #StormTheMidterms. When you sign up, you can get involved in whatever ways suit you best—texting, tweeting, postcarding, phone banking, door-to-door canvassing—for INCO's endorsed candidates as well as progressive candidates in nearby swing districts. You can make a difference from home or working with others!
Let's Start Storming!  
PHONE BANK: Phone friendly voters to invite them to events featuring Jamie MacLeod-Skinner, the progressive challenger to Greg Walden, Oregon's lone GOP congressperson (OR-2). Bebe is hosting a phone bank party on Monday, July 23 at 4 pm; email for location.

Not available July 23? 
Sign up to save SCOTUS by phoning voters in states with flippable Senate seats.

TWEET: Search #FlipThe3rd and #ReplaceJHB, then retweet messages that show why GOP Representative Jaime Herrera-Beutler needs to be defeated in WA-3, our closest swing district. For more messaging to amplify, join our tweet room by messaging @indivisibleNCOR with the message TWEETROOM.

TEXT: Sign up at to help get out the vote in upcoming elections nationwide. We’ll be adding local texting options soon.

POSTCARDS: Attend a Postcard to Voters Party in Gearhart or Manzanita - or host your own! Details below! Our goal is five new postcard parties by August 15.

DONATE to a candidate willing to stand up to this administration.
Sign up here to be part of INCO's Storm the Midterms team.
Order 'I am the Storm' t-shirts here. 
ACTION PRIORITIES    Contact elected officials here.
Sign up for the weekly Americans of Conscience Action Checklist, including this week's checklist. Scroll down to see Acts of Gratitude.
Your country needs you to show up, stand up, speak up.
Be sure to thank Washington and Oregon Senators and Representative Bonamici for upholding democratic values. Numbers count in Congress, especially when measuring public support or opposition to a policy. Your personal stories support and give clout to your MoCs stance on legislation.
Tell Your Members of Congress to:
• Uphold the rule of law and protect our democracy.  Protect Mueller, Rosenstein, and the Russia investigation that has already led to indictments and convictions of Trumpsters and Russians. Restore trust in the judiciary, media, and in all the other civic institutions being deliberately attacked by Trump and his administration. Pressure your GOP colleagues to assert Congress' role as a co-equal branch of government, not as the President's lap dog.

• Delay the hearings and confirmation of a new Supreme Court Justice until after the winners of the November election take office.  Mr. Kavanaugh is a well-known Washington insider and right-wing extremist, even in his judicial decisions. National Indivisible wrote its guide on the SCOTUS campaign - please review and share widely!

•  Develop and enforce a humane, practical bipartisan immigration policy.

• Protect all Americans. Stand with people who need help getting medical care and enough food to eat.  Stop the administration's attacks on America's allies and embrace of America's totalitarian enemies. Demand effective government actions to deal with climate change. Provide meaningful help for Puerto Rico's recovery from Hurricane Maria. Oppose  nominees to be federal judges who fail to support equal rights for all people. 
 Trump meets with Putin July 16. Here's our response:
Keep Russia Out of Oregon’s Elections
Confront Corruption on Wednesday, July 18 

8:18 pm at the big orange Seaside Chair
at the corner of Highway 101 and Broadway in Seaside

Bring signs and drums. 

Guest speaker - Tiffiny Mitchell, candidate for the Oregon legislature
Wipe out corruption with a Blue Wave 2018.
•  August 8th: 2 Big INCO Events  •
Check for details and new posts on our events page.
All Indivisibles are welcome at all these events and meetings.
Wednesday, July 18 INCO Vote the Future Team, 6:30 pm, Seaside Library Board Room. All Indivisibles interested in voting and elections are welcome.

Wednesday, July 18 -  Keep Russia Out of Oregon's Elections - Confront Corruption Event, 8:18 pm, at the big orange Seaside Chair at the corner of 101 and Broadway in Seaside. Bring signs and drums. Wipe out corruption with a Blue Wave 2018.

Friday, July 20 - Postcards to Voters Writing Party - Gearhart, 4 - 5:30 pm.  Contact Bebe at for address.  Note the new time. If you can, join us afterwards for food and drinks at the Sand Trap.

Friday, July 20 - Postcards to Voters Writing Party - Manzanita,  4-5:30; Contact for the address. There will be snacks, and we will finish in time to make it to the Farmers' Market

Saturday, July 21 - Warrenton INCO Community Group Meeting, 11 am, Dooger’s Seafood and Grill, Highway 101, Warrenton. No purchase necessary. 

Monday, July 23 - Storm the Midterms Phone Bank Party, 4 pm, Gearhart. Call friendly voters to invite them to events for Jamie MacLeod-Skinner, who's running for US House of Representatives from Oregon.  Email for location. 

Saturday, August 4 - Astoria INCO Community Group meeting, 8 a.m., Street Fourteen Cafe, 1410 Commercial; no purchase necessary.

Wednesday, August 8 - Really Do Care - Activism for the Under 40-ish, 6-7 pm, Lovell Showroom, 426 14th Street, Astoria; free and open to everyone; no-host beer and snacks 

Wednesday, August 8 - SPEAK UP! A Conversation with Chris Lehmann: PROSPERITY AND POLITICS, 7 pm, Lovell Showroom, 426 14th Street, Astoria. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Free and open to everyone. Snacks and drinks available for purchase. Doors open at 6:15 pm. Hosted by INCO Astoria Community Group.

Saturday, August 11 - Walk with INCO in the Astoria Regatta Grand Land Parade, details soon!

Tuesday, August 14 -  Seaside/Gearhart Community Group Meeting
6:30-8:00pm. We will be enjoying a BBQ Potluck social time.  Email for location
Indivisible Doubles Your Donation to INCO 
Support INCO's work to get more voters to vote in November and afterwards.
Donate to INCO this summer using our new distributed fundraising link, and your donation will be matched by Indivisible National, up to $500 total. 
To double your donation, you MUST donate only through this site.
Four Excellent Reasons to Storm the Midterms
top left, clockwise: Tiffiny Mitchell, candidate for House District 32, includes Clatsop County and part of Tillamook County; US Representative Suzanne Bonamici, OR-1; Governor Kate Brown; Jamie McLeod-Skinner, running against Trumpster incumbent Greg Walden for House of Representatives, OR-2.. 
Sign up here to be part of INCO's Storm the Midterms team.
Who's Guarding Your Rights?
Which members of Congress support our civil liberties? Which members ignore them and need to be replaced? Check out this valuable ACLU Scorecard of members of Congress.
Host a PTV Party
INCO Challenge: Get 5 new parties going by August 15!
Hosting a Postcards to Voters party is fun for you - and everyone else who attends.
Gearhart has one. So does Manzanita. Who's next?

Write anonymously to anonymous voters to support progressive candidates in key elections elsewhere.  INCO provides you a Postcards to Voters (PTV) starter kit with postcards, pens, and postage. Bebe Michel will show you how to get started. Contact Bebe at for details. 
Postcards To Voters Writing Parties
Friday, July 20  •  4 - 5:30 pm - Gearhart
Friday, July 20  •  4- 5:30 pm - Manzanita
We provide postcards, pens, talking points, and postage. And good company, of course.

Contact Bebe at for the Gearhart address. We'd love for you to join us afterwards for food and drink at the nearby Sand Trap.
Contact for the Manzanita address. We'll finish in time to make it to the Farmers' Market.

You can send Postcards to Voters on your own 
It's easy to sign up for - they'll send you guidelines, and you can anonymously contact anonymous voters elsewhere at your convenience.
Shirts, Signs, and Storms
INCO t-shirts, sizes S-XXL. "In Our America" yard signs. "Storm the Midterms" posters.  
Contact if you'd like any of these items.
“When elected officials speak as though they are above the truth, they will act as though they are above the law. And when we tolerate dishonesty, we get criminality.
“Sometimes, it's in the form of corruption. Sometimes, it's abuse of power. And sometimes, it's both. If left unchecked, these abuses can erode the institutions that preserve and protect our rights and freedoms -- and open the door to tyranny and fascism.”

-  Michael Bloomberg
We're Ready! 
Here's INCO's plan if Trump crosses one of three red lines that threatens the rule of law as it relates to the investigation: fire Mueller, fire Rosenstein, or pardon key figures. 
  • If actions are triggered BEFORE 2 p.m. local time —> events will begin @ 5 p.m. local time.
  • If actions are triggered AFTER 2 p.m. local time —> events will begin @ noon local time the following day.
We'll take to the streets to Rally for the Rule of Law at 8th and Commercial in Astoria. 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.  
INCO has Community Groups in Manzanita-Cannon Beach, Seaside-Gearhart, Warrenton, Astoria-East County, and 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 Laurie at for more information.
Questions, suggestions, & photos to INCO at
Elections, voting, issues, and more at INCO's Vote the Future website:

 Join INCO's closed Facebook group for more actions, information, and discussion.
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INCO is supported entirely by donations. Please donate here.

Deb Vanasse and Laurie Caplan, INCO Co-chairs
INCO Weekly Newsletter   July 16, 2018