Monday, November 26, 2018

INCO Weekly Newsletter 11/26

"In a time of destruction, create something."  
-- Maxine Hong Kingston

Create Change with #GivingTuesday!
After a weekend busy with eating, visiting, and shopping, tomorrow is dedicated to giving. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that invites everyone to celebrate the holiday season by giving back and creating change in their communities.
Join us in this national day of generosity by donating $10 to Indivisible North Coast Oregon to help fuel our work in 2019! 
Indivisible North Coast Oregon is proud of the accomplishments that you have helped us achieve over the past two years, and we are thankful for your continued support of our work.

We've rallied for the Rule of Law and for keeping Families Together. We got out the vote for Measure 101 and against Measure 105. We Stormed the Midterms for progressive candidates up and down the ballot, including our own Tiffiny Mitchell to represent us in HD 32. As we plan for next year, we hope to continue to strengthen our progressive network.
INCO is completely volunteer run. Your donation will support the direct costs of our local organizing -- things like meeting room rental, posters, art supplies, stamps and more. In 2019, we'll be hosting a Women's March, gathering to Speak Truth at our Regional Summit, encouraging local activists to Run for Something, and advocating for our values with state and federal representatives.
Chip in $10 today so Indivisible North Coast Oregon can continue to organize and build power in 2019! 
Thank you for the support!
Deb Vanasse and Laurie Caplan, INCO Co-chairs
Action Needed! Protect Immigrants
The Trump administration is proposing a new immigration regulation that would deny green cards to tax-paying immigrants who access basic public services such as Oregon Health Plan and SNAP. This could impact 291,000 people in Oregon alone, including 113,000 Oregonian children - you can find a fact sheet on how this will impact our local community here.

You can fight back in a big way just by 
leaving a short public comment here.  Federal law requires the government to read and consider each unique comment before making a final decision, so your comments are a meaningful way to stand up to a policy that would hurt Oregon families.
Redistricting Reform 
Let's put the process of redistricting back into the hands of voters.Voters should be choosing their representatives—not representatives choosing their voters. We can do this by amending the Oregon Constitution to create an independent redistricting commission.
The Portland League of Women Voters is taking on this issue, and INCO's Vote the Future team will be doing so also. For more on what we can do, visit the redistricting reform website.
Details on our events page.
All are welcome!
Wednesday, November 28 - INCO Book Club, 6:30 pm, Astoria, discussing A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hossein; email for address.

Saturday, December 1 - INCO Astoria meeting, 1
 pm, Street 14 Coffeehouse, Astoria

Wednesday, December 5 - INCO Advocacy Team, 6:30 pm, Seaside Library Board Room.

Tuesday, December 11 - INCO Seaside-Gearhart Community Group,  6:30 pm, email for address

Saturday, December 15, Warrenton Community Group holiday potluck, 5-11 pm, at Carmen's. Contact for address.

Save the Date: Saturday, January 19, 2019
INCO Regional Summit and INCO Women's March
"SPEAK TRUTH": A day of action and empowerment
Read about Indivisible's dramatic strategy for advancing a progressive legislative agenda in Congress. Co-founder Ezra Levin talked about it with Rachel Maddow; here's the video. 
"No man is above the law and no man is below it: nor do we ask any man's permission when we ask him to obey it."  -- Theodore Roosevelt
Focus on the issues you care about most 

A Good Ask for Your Members of Congress is:
• SPECIFIC: Time-limited and precise
• STRATEGIC: You know what it will accomplish
• SEEABLE: You can see when they respond

Members of Congress care about getting re-elected. Contact ONLY elected officials who represent you. You don't want to dilute the power of actual constituents!
Contact YOUR elected officials here.  
For current action items, visit
 All are invited to get active with INCO's Advocacy Team, Vote the Future Team,  Book Club and Community Groups. Contact Laurie at for more information.
Questions, suggestions, & photos to INCO at
INCO has 3 websites: our main oneVote the Future; and Really Do Care INCO Under 40s
 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 or mail your check to INCO c/o PO Box 536, Warrenton, OR 97146

Deb Vanasse and Laurie Caplan, INCO Co-chairs
INCO Weekly Newsletter   November 26, 2018