Monday, December 3, 2018

INCO Weekly Newsletter 12/3

Double the Money, Double Our Power!
With your help, INCO can continue to push back on the Trump Administration and promote progressive values. We’ve set a goal to raise $500 this month -- and Indivisible national has offered to match this goal, dollar for dollar. 

With your help, we can continue INCO's work to defend democracy, promote a progressive agenda, and oppose authoritarianism, bigotry, and corruption.

INCO is funded solely by donations, so an extra $500 from Indivisible national would make a real difference. 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 by December 10
Help stop a proposal by the administration to deny green cards to tax-paying immigrants who use basic public services such as Oregon Health Plan and SNAP. This could affect 291,000 people in Oregon, including 113,000 Oregonian children. Here's a fact sheet on how this will impact our local community here.

Please fight back by 
leaving a short public comment here by December 10.  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.
INCO Priorities for Oregon
How we spend our money reflects our values: potato chips or school supplies; a new TV or new tires. So, too, with Oregon. Governor Brown just released her proposed budget, explaining why she cares about specific issues.

INCO wants your feedback about any of Governor Brown's priorities you'd like INCO to pay attention to. You're invited to 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!
Wednesday, December 5 - INCO Advocacy Team, 6:30 pm, Seaside Library Board Room.

Thursday, December 6 - 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.

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.

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 - INCO Regional Summit, Women's March, and Run for Something; Astoria.
Save the Date: Saturday, January 19, 2019
INCO Regional Summit and Run for Something
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. 
"Democracy works when you and I do."
-- Jen Hoffman
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
 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. During December, please donate here, so that your donation will be doubled. If you prefer, you can mail your check to INCO c/o PO Box 536, Warrenton, OR 97146

Deb Vanasse and Laurie Caplan, INCO Co-chairs
INCO Weekly Newsletter   December 3, 2018