Monday, December 17, 2018

INCO Weekly Newsletter 12/17

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

Saturday, January 19, 2019
Starting at 8:30 a.m, at the Lovell Showroom, Astoria
Indivisible Matches Your December Donations 
 Here are three huge things that, together, we accomplished in 2018:
  • Elected progressives in Oregon and around the US with our canvassing, postcarding, and campaigning 
  • Helped defeat Measures 105 and 106, mean-spirited right-wing proposals unfair to Oregonians
  • Increased voter turnout with our voter registration drives, Candidate Scorecard, and Voter's Guide
With your help, INCO will continue to strengthen democracy and increase civic participation. Please donate to raise $500 this month for INCO. Indivisible national will match December donations up to a total of $500.. 
Thank you to everyone who donated this month! Your contributions will support our 2019 summit, rallies, speakers, events, advocacy, and more.
 
The only way for Indivisible national to DOUBLE your donation is to donate through 
this ActBlue website by December 31. 
Lively conversations among Indivisibles were the heart of INCO's first regional summit. We hope to see you at the Speak Truth | 2019 INCO Regional Summit on January 19th!
Postcards for Vote by Mail in Florida
We love vote by mail, and you can help Florida voters use it, too. Take part in a new Postcards to Voters campaign. Scroll down the website for details.  
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 davidafd@ymail.com or at 503.232.5495.
HAPPENINGS
Details on our events page.
All are welcome!
 
THIS WEEK
Wednesday, December 19 - Vote the Future (VTF) monthly meeting,  6:30 pm, Seaside Library Board Room

UPCOMING
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.


Tuesday, January 8 - INCO Seaside-Gearhart Community Group,  6:30 pm, email incoregon@gmail.com for address

Wednesday, January 16 - Vote the Future (VTF) monthly meeting,  6:30 pm, Seaside Library Board Room.

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 cebeady@outlook.com for address.

Saturday, January 19 - Speak Truth | 2019 INCO Regional Summit, Women's March, and Run For Something; Astoria. Summit starts at 8:30 am, lunch and sign--making break, Speak Truth Women's March starts at 2 pm, Run For Something is 4 - 5:30 pm.
THESE TRUTHS
Jill Lepore has written an engaging history of the US, titled THESE TRUTHS, that's getting rave reviews. She presents perspectives, people, and realities seldom dealt with in traditional histories. She's also an engaging speaker and question-answerer, so you might enjoy watching  her appearance at a Politics and Prose book-signing in Washington, DC.
INSIGHTS
"For us ordinary human beings, the right thing to do is most often the difficult thing to do, and this is especially so when it comes to knowing and speaking the truth.”
— Clancy Martin
Kudos to these Indivisible activists making a difference in 2018!
ACTION PRIORITIES
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 www.incoregon.org

Find other suggested actions in the Americans of Conscience Checklist.
COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
 Get active with INCO's Advocacy Team, Vote the Future Team,  Book Club and Community Groups. Contact Laurie at incoregon@gmail.com for more information.
 
Questions, suggestions, & photos to INCO at incoregon@gmail.com
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 17, 2018

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