Monday, July 23, 2018

INCO Weekly Newsletter 7/23

Confront Corruption: Keep Russia Out of Oregon's Elections! 
Thanks to Bebe, Eric, Russ, and the other Indivisibles who made this event happen on July 18 in Seaside. More photos are below.
Oregonians United Against Profiling
• Rally and Campaign Kick-off •

Saturday, July 28 at 11 a.m.
16th and Marine Drive, Astoria
Bring signs and chants


This rally is one of many statewide events on July 28th to mobilize Oregonians to defeat Measure 105 in November's election.

Hosted by La Voz de la Cominidad and INCO, coordinating with Oregonians United Against Profiling
If it passes, Measure 105 would throw out Oregon's sanctuary state law, which has helped protect Oregonians from unfair racial profiling for more than 30 yearsIf Measure 105 passes, it could open the door to racial profiling and families being torn apart, simply because someone is perceived to be an undocumented immigrant.

Suggested signs:  Keep Oregon a Sanctuary State, Immigrants welcome here, Dignity and Decency in Oregon, Defeat Measure 105, Stop Racial Profiling, Defeat Hate, etc.  
SIGN UP HERE to #StormTheMidterms and Stop the Menace.
Sign up and choose what suits 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! 
Democratic victories in November won't happen if Democrats don't vote! 
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 littlebylittle4change@gmail.com for location.

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

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 textthevote.com to help get out the vote in upcoming elections nationwide. We’ll be adding local texting options soon.

POSTCARDS: Attend a Storm the Midterms Postcard 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. 
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  •  Michelle Obama, Tom Hanks, Faith Hill, and Janelle Monae, and others are campaigning - to remind everyone to vote. Watch this here or on
  Facebook, then copy and share!  •  
ACTION PRIORITIES
 www.indivisible.org    Contact elected officials here.
Sign up for the weekly Americans of Conscience Action Checklist, by Jen Hoffman and a volunteer team.
Your country needs you to show up, stand up, speak up.
 
Tell Your Members of Congress to:
• Uphold the rule of law and protect our democracy.  Pressure your GOP colleagues to assert Congress' role as a co-equal branch of government, not as a servant of the President. 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 purposely undermined by Trump and his administration. 

• 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. 
Confront Corruption: Keep Russia Out of Oregon's Elections! Opponents of the Trump administration's corruption protested in about 150 events around the country.
•  August 8th: 2 Big INCO Events  •
6 pm:  Really Do Care - Informal discussion about activism for the Under 40-ish. Featuring Thomas Rogers, campaign manager for Tiffiny Mitchell's campaign for the state legislature. Kids corner available for parents attending.

7 pm:  Speak Up! Prosperity & Politics -  conversation with DC-based journalist and author, Chris Lehmann


Both events at the Lovell Showroom, 426 14th Street.
Free and open to all. Doors open at 6 pm. No-host food and drink.
HAPPENINGS
Check for details and new posts on our events page.
All Indivisibles are welcome at all these events and meetings.
 
THIS WEEK
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  littlebylittle4change@gmail.com for location. 

Friday, July 27 - Postcards to Voters Writing Party - Gearhart, 4 - 5:30 pm.  Contact Bebe at littlebylittle4change@gmail.com for address. We'd appreciate donations ($1-5) to help defray costs for postage. If you can, join us afterwards for food and drinks at the Sand Trap.

Saturday, July 28 - Oregonians United Against Profiling Rally and Campaign Kick-off, 11 a.m., 16th and Marine Drive, Astoria. Help keep Oregon a sanctuary state by defeating Measure 105. Bring signs and chants.

UPCOMING
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. Informal conversations about the satisfaction of activism, featuring Thomas Rogers, campaign manager for Tiffiny Mitchell's campaign for the state legislature. 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 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 kathleenannmacdonald@yahoo.com for location

Wednesday, August 15  INCO Vote the Future Team, 6:30 pm, Seaside Library Board Room. All Indivisibles interested in voting and elections are welcome.

Friday, August 17 - Postcards to Voters Writing Party - Manzanita,  4-5:30; Contact incoregon@gmail.com for the address. There will be snacks, and we will finish in time to make it to the Farmers' Market

Saturday, August 18 - Warrenton INCO Community Group Meeting, 11 am, Dooger’s Seafood and Grill, Highway 101, Warrenton. No purchase necessary. 

Tuesday, September 25 - INCO and National Voter Registration Day. Voter registration plans underway for Clatsop Community College, Tongue Point Job Corps, Seaside, and Warrenton. To help, please contact incoregon@gmail.com.
INCO Warrenton's Adopt-A-Highway sign is on the west end of the bridge in downtown Warrenton, on the south side. Look for its mate at the east end of Harbor Drive. 
The Seaside Signal featured INCO's Confront Corruption event. Organizers questioned which aspect of Trump-related corruption to highlight at the June 18 protest.
THANK YOU!
Thanks to several generous donors, INCO is $950 richer! They contributed through national Indivisible's temporary fundraising program which is matching donations up to $500 - minus $50 to help cover costs. The proceeds will support our Storm the Midterms work and an essay contest in the fall about democracy for area high school students. 
Contributions through our regular donation site are always welcome.
A dozen Manzanita-area Indivisibles wrote 70 postcards to support progressive Danny O'Connor in a close Ohio Congressional race at their first Storm the Midterms Postcard Party. Thanks to Cheryl and Dick for hosting! 
Host a Storm the Midterms (STM) Postcard Party
INCO Challenge: Get 5 new parties going by August 15!
Hosting a Postcards to Voters party is an enjoyable way to Storm the Midterms.
 
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 littlebylittle4change@gmail.com for details. 
 
See Happenings in every newsletter for dates and places of STM postcard parties.
 
Send Postcards to Voters on your own 
It's easy to sign up for www.postcardstovoters.org - 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 incoregon@gmail.com if you'd like any of these items.
INSIGHTS
“...we have to realize that "freedom of speech" entails responsibilities for all of us. When honest reporters, honest politicians, and honest citizens fail to directly challenge the falsehoods, we are not promoting freedom of the press or opinion, but facilitating a process that destroys democracy.”

— Martin, Reader’s Comment, New York Times online
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.  
COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
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 incoregon@gmail.com for more information.
 
Questions, suggestions, & photos to INCO at incoregon@gmail.com.
Elections, voting, issues, and more at INCO's Vote the Future website:  incovotethefuture.org.

 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 23, 2018

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