Monday, July 30, 2018

INCO Weekly Newsletter 7/30

Wednesday, August 8 - 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. What do we do about all the money in politics that's corrupting our democracy?
 
Both events at the Lovell Showroom, 426 14th Street, Astoria.
Free and open to all. Doors open at 6 pm. No-host food and drink.
ACTION PRIORITIES 
for us and for our Members of Congress
Warrenton Community Group wants to defend democracy by changing Congress with a big blue wave! Take part in this nationwide movement. See the Storm the Midterms section below. Cheers for Kathi, Shelly, Carolyn, Karen, Meridee, Carrie, Del, Kat, and Irene!
 Help INCO Storm the Midterms 
This administration's shift toward autocracy isn't getting the attention it deserves. Threatening to revoke security clearances of critics, banning reporters who ask tough questions, and provoking allies and enemies with trade wars and threats of actual wars - these are moves dictators make to distract the people and to punish political adversaries.
 
Tell Your Members of Congress to:
• Uphold the rule of law and protect our democracy.  • Condemn this administration's authoritarian speech, actions, and policies. • 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. 
www.indivisible.org    Contact elected officials here.
Sign up for the weekly Americans of Conscience Action Checklist, by Jen Hoffman and a volunteer team.

Countdown: Only 99 days until the midterm election on November 6!
Your country needs you to show up, stand up, and speak up -
and make the Blue Wave happen!
Beeb painted her coat, and now she's inviting Under-40s to get active with INCO on August 10.
Under 40s First Group Meeting, Postcard Party and Optional Social Hour
Friday, August 10
 
5:00 - 6:00 pm (optional) - "Wine & Whine" Happy Hour! Wine & snacks provided. Please drink responsibly. Time for socializing, relaxing, and venting about current events!

6:00 - 7:30 pm - Group Meeting & Postcard Party
We'll spend the initial 15 or so minutes of this event discussing member ideas, Q&A, and going over the current roster of activism opportunities. Then we'll write postcards to voters in key elections - postcards, stamps and pens will be provided.

Contact incoregon@gmail.com for directions to a private home in Seaside.
"Incredibly sad to share news that Angela Ingermann, a leader of Indivisible OR-1, was killed in a car accident while visiting family in Germany. Those of you who met her at the Summit or at a town hall had a chance to meet a truly remarkable woman who gave generously of her time and energy, always with a smile. To say she'll be greatly missed is a huge understatement."
-- Deb Vanasse
INCO is proud to stand with La Voz de la Cominidad and Oregonian United Against Profiling to defeat Measure 105 on November's ballot. Saturday's exciting and heartfelt rally in Astoria was one of many statewide events to launch the campaign to preserve Oregon's sanctuary state law, a bipartisan measure that has helped protect Oregonians from racial profiling for 30 years.
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:  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 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. 
Abe Lincoln, Deb, and other Indivisibles had a ball in the 2017 Astoria Regatta Parade.
Walk with INCO in the Astoria Regatta Grand Land Parade  -  Saturday, August 11
INCO's special guests: Lady Liberty, Betsy Ross, Uncle Sam, Benjamin Franklin, Abigail Adams, and Abraham Lincoln
 
Meet by 11:30 on Exchange between 17th and 18th. Look for Indivisible shirts, banners, and a vehicle (either the Vote Boat or a classic car.)
The parade starts at noon. Crowds start gathering along the route all morning. It's a slow amble from 16th and Exchange, west to 9th, north to Duane, and east to 17th, level and about a mile. 
Wear red, white, and blue if you can. No signs please.
This is a fun way to introduce people to Indivisible! We hope you'll walk with us!
Register Voters in Washington State
Enjoy a central spot on the waterfront at the Port of Ilwaco and do a good deed, too! Help with a 10-week Voter Registration table and Get-out-the-Vote effort there in 2-hour shifts from 10-4 each Saturday. Sign up here, and Gwen will be in touch with details! Many appreciative people are registering. 
HAPPENINGS
Check for details and new posts on our events page.
All Indivisibles are welcome at all these events and meetings.
 
THIS WEEK
Friday, August 3 - Postcards to Voters Writing Party - Gearhart, 4 - 5:30 pm.  Contact Bebe at littlebylittle4change@gmail.com for address. Most Fridays, same time, same place. We 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, August 4 - Astoria INCO Community Group meeting, 8 a.m., Street Fourteen Cafe, 1410 Commercial; no purchase necessary.  On the agenda: another group LTE, Storm the Midterms, finalize INCO's August 8th events

UPCOMING
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.

Friday, August 10 - INCO Under 40s - First Group Meeting, Postcard Party & Optional Social Hour, Social Hour: 5:00 - 6:00 pm, Group Meeting & Postcard Party: 6:00 - 7:30 PM, in Seaside. Contact incoregon@gmail.com for location and directions. See details above.

Saturday, August 11 - Walk with INCO in the Astoria Regatta Grand Land Parade. Meet on Exchange between 16th & 17th by 11:30. Parade starts at noon. See details above. 

Tuesday, August 14 -  Seaside/Gearhart Community Group Meeting6:30-8:00pm. 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.
Cheers for everyone who rallied today to defeat Measure 105. Welcome to new Indivisibles, too! Thanks to Andrea, Minerva, Monica, Laurie, Bebe, Eric, Carmen, Pat, Kat, Mary Beth, Sue, and many others - for taking on the tasks that made the rally a success! Let's make sure we Storm the Midterms and defeat hate in Oregon!
Host a Storm the Midterms (STM) Postcard Party
INCO Challenge: Get 4 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.
INSIGHTS
"Pressure in the courts. Pressure in the streets. That's how we survive this administration – and that's how we win."

—Anthony Romero, ACLU Executive Director
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 30, 2018

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