Monday, December 10, 2018

INCO Weekly Newsletter 12/10

Indivisible Matches December Donations to INCO!
INCO's goal is to raise $500 this month -- and Indivisible national will match money raised up to $500, dollar for dollar. This means your $10 donation turns into $20, $25 into $50, and essential moral support into essential financial support.
  • Rallies and vigils
  • Regional summits and Women's March
  • INCO's Candidate Scorecard and Voter's Guide
  • Voter registration drives
  • INCO banners, US Constitutions, pins, and goodies
  • High school essay contest
  • Postcards to voters
Help us continue to resist the Trump-GOP undermining of democracy. Every contribution of time, work, and talent matters. Your financial contributions are essential, too. Please donate now to have your contribution doubled!
Thank you for your support!
Protect Families: Comments Due TODAY, December 10
The administration wants to deny green cards to tax-paying immigrants who use basic public services such as Oregon Health Plan and SNAP.  Please fight back by leaving a short public comment here by December 10.  Your comment is an important way to oppose a policy that would hurt Oregon families.

Speak Truth | 2019 INCO Regional Summit 
INCO Women's March
Run for Something

Saturday, January 19, 2019
Starting at 8:30 a.m, at the Lovell Showroom, Astoria
Health Care for All Oregon
Everybody In! Nobody Out!
INCO activists David Delk, Bebe Michel, and Eric Halperin are forming a North Coast chapter of Health Care for All Oregon (HCAO), as part of a state-wide effort to have a single-payer system in Oregon. Check out HCAO's website for more information, where you can sign up for their emails by clicking "Statement of Support." You can also follow HCAO on Facebook. If you'd like to get involved locally, please contact David Delk at or at 503.232.5495.
Defending Democracy in Oregon
INCO's mission is to defend democracy from authoritarianism, bigotry, and corruption. And sometimes those ugly currents reach Oregon. Governor Brown just released her proposed budget, explaining why she cares about specific issues. What Oregon issues should INCO care about?

Please email with your comments. Even better, attend your Community Group, the Advocacy Team, or the Vote the Future Team meeting to speak up for your priorities. 
Details on our events page.
All are welcome!
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.

Wednesday, January 2 - INCO Advocacy Team, 6:30 pm, Seaside Library Board Room.

Thursday, January 3 - INCO table at Ales & Ideas, Lovell Showroom, 426 14th Street, Astoria. Doors open at 6; program starts at 7 pm. Food and drink available for purchase.

Saturday, January 5 - INCO Astoria meeting, 1 pm - 2:30, Street 14 Coffeehouse, 1410 Commercial, Astoria; no purchase required.

Saturday, January 5 - INCO Warrenton meeting, 11:30 am, Dooger's Seafood and Grill, Highway 101, Warrenton; no purchase required.

Wednesday, January 16 - INCO Book Club, 6:30 pm, Astoria; discussing LAST CALL for LIBERTY: How America's Genius For Freedom Has Becomes Its Greatest Threat, Os Guinness, ivpress, 2018  Email for address.

Saturday, January 19 - Speak Truth | 2019 INCO Regional Summit, Women's March, and Run for Something; Astoria.
Ideas for a Progressive Agenda
"I keep hearing that progressives 'need to have a plan.' The link labelled "policy agenda" has broad yet detailed recommendations that resonate well with me."
- - Debby, INCO activist from south county
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. 
“What we have to do is here. The rest is just hypothetical.”
-- Tullia Zevi
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! Be sure to tell Members of Congress when you agree with their positions and votes.
Contact YOUR elected officials here.  
For current action items, visit

Find other suggested actions in the Americans of Conscience Checklist.
 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. Share this newsletter with other resisters.

INCO is supported entirely by donations. During December, please donate here, so that your donation will be doubled. If you prefer, mail a check to INCO c/o PO Box 536, Warrenton, OR 97146

Deb Vanasse and Laurie Caplan, INCO Co-chairs
INCO Weekly Newsletter   December 10, 2018