Monday, July 9, 2018

INCO Weekly Newsletter 7/9

We love what Lolly Champion, of Cannon Beach, wrote about INCO's  Rally to Keep Families Together:  
“It was a day that restored my resolve to know that the large and growing collective WE can bring our values back to the center of our democracy.” 


Welcome to New Indivisibles!
We're delighted to have you working with us to defend democracy!  

--Deb and Laurie
INCO Co-Chairs
INCO'S CANDIDATE ENDORSEMENTS
The leadership team of Indivisible North Coast Oregon (INCO) met on June 28 and endorsed the following candidates running for state and federal office in our region:

•  Tiffiny Mitchell (D), Oregon House District 32
•  Kate Brown (D), Oregon Governor

•  Suzanne Bonamici (D), Oregon Congressional District 1

INCO is not endorsing candidates for city and county office. We encourage our members to campaign for local candidates of their choice. Read the entire announcement.
If you want to change Congress,
then 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!  
Important actions you can do at home, from your kitchen table, anytime.
TEXT: Sign up at textthevote.com to help get out the vote in upcoming elections nationwide. We’ll be adding local texting options soon.

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. 
 
With the SCOTUS vacancy, it’s more important than ever that we #StormTheMidterms and elect a wave of change. 
INCO's Vote Boat and a boatload of Indivisibles rocked Seaside's July 4 parade. More photos below.
ACTION PRIORITIES
 www.indivisible.org    Contact elected officials here.
Sign up for the weekly Americans of Conscience Action Checklist, including this week's checklist.
 
We're in the midst of a right-wing takeover of every branch of our federal government.
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.  Restore trust in the judiciary, media, and in all the other civic institutions being deliberately attacked by Trump and his administration. Congress is supposed to be one of three branches of government - not the puppet of the Executive branch. 

• Delay the hearings and confirmation of a new Supreme Court Justice until after the winners of the November election take office.  National Indivisible just released 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. 
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 Oregon legislature
 Do you have 18 minutes to spare? If so, join Eric at this INCO event at 8:18 pm at on Wednesday, July 18.  Bring signs and drums. Wipe out corruption with a Blue Wave 2018.
HAPPENINGS
Check for details and new posts on our events page.
All Indivisibles are welcome at all these events and meetings.
 
THIS WEEK
Friday, July 13 - Postcards to Voters Writing Party - Gearhart, 4 - 5:30 pm.  Contact Bebe at littlebylittle4change@gmail.com for address.  Note the new time. If you can, join us afterwards for food and drinks at the Sand Trap.

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

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 - 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.
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, be sure to donate through this site
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Postcards To Voters Writing Parties
Friday, July 13  •  4 - 5:30 pm - Gearhart
Friday, July 20  •  4- 5:30 pm - Manzanita
We provide postcards, pens, and postage. And good company, of course.

Contact Bebe at littlebylittle4change@gmail.com for the Gearhart address. We'd love for you to join us afterwards for food and drink at the nearby Sand Trap.
Contact incoregon@gmail.com 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 www.postcardstovoters.org - they'll send you guidelines, and you can anonymously contact anonymous voters elsewhere at your convenience.
OTHER VOICES
•  This is an engrossing in-depth discussion on YouTube:  A Republic, If You Can Keep It:Masha Gessen Talks Autocracy with Timothy Snyder.
Thanks to Kay, Kathleen, and everyone else who made sure Indivisible spirit added to the July 4 Seaside parade!
Get Stuff
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.
PROSPERITY AND POLITICS
Conversation with Chris Lehmann
Wednesday, August 8, 7 pm
Lovell Showroom, 426 14th Street, Astoria
Free and open to all. Doors open at 6:15 pm.
 
Join Chris Lehmann, editor of The Baffler and author of The Money Cult and Rich People Things, for an on-stage conversation on how and why money corrupts American democracy and what we can do about it. 
 
Light fare and drinks available for purchase. Donations welcome. 
Hosted by Indivisible North Coast Oregon (INCO) Astoria
INSIGHTS
"Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month, or a year, it is the struggle of a lifetime. Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble."
~ Rep. John Lewis
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.
Share this newsletter and our website with other resisters. Check spam if you can't find it.
INCO is supported entirely by donations. Please donate here.

Deb Vanasse and Laurie Caplan, INCO Co-chairs
INCO Weekly Newsletter   July 9, 2018

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