Monday, December 31, 2018

INCO Weekly Newsletter 12/31

No matter the holiday you may be celebrating this season, I wish you happiness and joy, and a wonderful new year. I also want to thank you for all you have done over the past year to further our democracy and hold our leaders accountable. Whether it was small or large, it COUNTED!

See you in the New Year!

Meridee Faber, Co-leader, Warrenton Community Group

and Deb, Laurie, and the INCO Leadership Team
Sunday, January 6, 2019 @ 12:00 noon
Columbia River Maritime Museum
1792 Marine Drive, Astoria

Share your questions and concerns. Wear your INCO t-shirt.

How will he know what's on your mind if you don't tell him?
Saturday, January 19, 2019

Speak Truth Regional Summit 

8:30 am - noon, Lovell Showroom, 426 14th Street, Astoria
Featuring Bobby Michaels, Linai Vaz, and Margaret Frimoth
Fresh perspectives on demanding truth from elected officials and speaking truth to power.
Networking, dialogue, and inspiration for defending democracy.

Lunch, (optional), Lovell Showroom, 426 14th Street, Astoria
An optional box lunch can be ordered in the morning, with sign-making and postcarding available at lunch in the showroom.

Speak Truth Women's March
Our march starts at 2 pm at Heritage Square, 12th & Exchange, Astoria
What will your sign say?
This inclusive, nonviolent event is free and open to the public. It is posted on national sites, but
Indivisible North Coast Oregon is not affiliated with the national organizing groups.

Run For Something
4 - 5:30 pm, Lovell Showroom, 426 14th Street, Astoria
Q&A with a panel of local elected leaders about why and how you could run for office.
If you don't run, who will?

All events are free and open to the public. More information at
HR -1: Putting the Blue Wave to Work
to Strengthen Democracy
Indivisible expects the very first bill in the Democratically-controlled House to be a democracy reform package, focusing on voter empowerment and access, getting big money out of politics, and cracking down on corruption. Read about HR-1 here.
INCO's Vote the Future team urges you to contact your Member of Congress to support this exciting bill. 
Clatsop Housing Survey
Economic inequality - including unaffordable housing - weakens democracy. Please take Clatsop County's housing survey to help our county and city officials move forward.
2018 INCO Highlights
We're Making Our Country Better

2018 Turn the Tide Regional Summit
Presentations to Clatsop County Board of Commissioners
INCO table/presence at monthly Ales & Ideas, towns halls with Members of Congress,
and AAUW candidates forums
Storm the Midterms canvassing in OR and WA about ballot measures and candidates
Guests on KMUN's Talk of Our Towns
Speak Up! with Chris Lehmann
Rally Do Care Under 40s
Rally for Our Lives, Rally for Science, Rally to Keep Families Together,
Rally for Oregonians Against Profiling, Nobody is Above the Law Rally
Postcards to Voters
Seaside's July 4 parade and Astoria Regatta Grand Land Parade
Voter registration drives, Candidates Scorecard, Voter Guide
Big Tent Election Night Party
Details on our events page.
All are welcome!
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.

Sunday, January 6, 2019  - Senator Ron Wyden Town Hall, 12:00 noon, Columbia River Maritime Museum, 1792 Marine Drive, Astoria

Tuesday, January 8 - INCO Seaside-Gearhart Community Group,  6:30 pm, email for address

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

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. 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.
"We have to fight for the soul of our democracy.
We have to fight for it every day."
-- US Representative Elijah Cummings
Trump's Shutdown
Trump caused this shutdown, though, as usual, he will blame others. Indivisible's guide to the shutdown's impact and behind-the-scenes maneuvering offers practical steps, including thanking our Democratic Members of Congress for resisting Trump's wall and other outrages.  
  How will your Members of Congress know what you want if you don't tell them?
• BE SPECIFIC: Time-limited and precise
•  BE STRATEGIC: You know what it will accomplish
• BE 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. Please donate online or 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 31, 2018