Will we ever get used to the Trump roller coaster? The nationwide rallies scheduled for tomorrow, January 29, have been cancelled now that Trump has signed legislation reopening the government until February 15. During this period of negotiations over border security, continue to tell your Members of Congress that you want the government to remain open without embracing Trump's anti-immigration agenda.
A roller coaster, no matter how dizzying and scary, is way more fun with friends. Get active with INCO so you can master roller-coastering!
INCO'S January 29th rally in Astoria is CANCELLED.
New Time for Astoria
Street 14 has generously lent its side dining room for Astoria Community Group meetings. At the owners' request, our meeting start time is changed to 2 pm. Join us for a look at local housing issues with Cindy Peake, Northwest Oregon Regional Housing Center.
Astoria Community Group Monthly Meeting Saturday, February 2 new time: 2- 3:30 pm Street 14 Cafe, 1410 Commercial, Astoria
AT THE SUMMIT
Clockwise from top left: Jean and Norm Hooge served fruit and baked goods; Deb Vanasse welcomed Summit attendees; Kathi Merrit and Meridee Faber made sure everyone, including David Delk, had a name tag; Jen Oderkirk, Beth McKinney, and Pat Hammersmith greeted everyone at the door.
THANK YOU! Part 2 These Indivisibles created and worked the Speak Truth Summit, Women's March, and Run for Something on January 19. We thank them for sharing their wisdom, talents, and passion for democracy with INCO and our communities.
Andrea Gonzalez Ann Reeves Bebe Michel Beeb Ashcroft Beth McKinney Brian List Carmen Hammersmith Carol Ham Carolyn Eady Cheryl Conway David Delk Deb Vanasse Del Borders Eric Halperin Eric Macdonald Erica Clark Heather Jean Hooge Jeanne Braun Henderson Jen Oderkirk Jimmy Pearson Joyce Hunt Kathi Merritt Kathleen Macdonald Kat Adams Kay Robb Ken Potter Ken Robb Kerry Grasee Laura Allen Laurie Caplan Marty Letourneau Mary Beth Cottle Meridee Faber Minerva Moulin Monica Pearson Nancy Holmes Nancy Montgomery Nancy Schwickrath Norm Hooge Pat Hammersmith Randall Henderson Sara Conyers Sharon Kloepfer Shelly Bartlett Steve Bronstein Tiffiny Mitchell Tracy Abel Trish Rogers Wendela Howie
MORNING SUMMIT and RUN FOR SOMETHING: Deb Vanasse, Laurie Caplan, and Mary Beth Cottle SPIRIT TEAM: Bebe Michel and Eric Halperin BE THE LIGHT PANTRY at the summit: Monica Pearson
From the January 21 newsletter: INCO thanks these businesses for their contributions to the summit. Please give them your personal thanks, too. 3 Cups Coffee House Blue Scorcher Bakery & Café Columbia River Coffee Roaster Fort George Brewery + Public House Mick Alderman Steve Rote, LMT
Thanks to these Seaside/Gearhart INCOers who organized the Speak Truth Women's March! Kathleen Macdonald, lead Joyce Hunt, safety monitors Kay Robb Kerry Grasse Marty Letourneau Sharon Kloepfer
Important Local Elections May 21
Voters will elect board members throughout Clatsop County on May 21 for Special Districts that oversee schools, water, fire departments, the Port of Astoria, and more. These Special Districts are essential parts of our communities. Board members set budgets, decide programs and priorities, and make other major decisions.
You can be a candidate for a Special District board in Clatsop County.
May 21 Special District Election February 9 - first day to file March 21 - last day to file
On December 14, 2018, Ruben Vera Perez was detained by ICE and taken to the Tacoma detention facility, where he remains awaiting a bond hearing. His family was left destitute because Ruben was the breadwinner for the family. Ruben has lived in Astoria undisturbed and undocumented and has worked and supported his family that whole time. His wife, children and grandchildren are all United States citizens. The Daily Astorian's article about him and last Friday's vigil is here.
You're invited to contribute on this gofundme page to help pay the personal living expenses of the family while Ruben is going through this legal process.
Postcards to Voters Needs You
Special elections around the country. A proposal for mail-in ballots in Florida. You can reach out to voters everywhere through Postcards to Voters. INCO's been writing postcards for nearly a year - and making a difference in voter outcomes. PTV provide clear instructions and guidance. Sign up here.
Get your INCO t-shirt and In Our America yard sign at the INCO table at Ales & Ideas, the first Thursday each month; Lovell Showroom, 426 14th Street, Astoria; doors open at 6 pm; program starts at 7 pm. T-shirts available in blue, crew- or v-neck for $15. Signs with stakes are $10. Contact Laurie at firstname.lastname@example.org to make other arrangements.
Carbon, Water & Community Thursday, January 31 at 7 pm Doors open at 6 pm Lovell Showroom, 426 14th Street, Astoria Hosted by Oregon Brewshed Alliance, Oregon Wild, CREATE, and Alliance for Democracy
Ales & Ideas: White Ally-ship in Close-knit Communities Thursday, February 7 at 7 pm Doors open at 6 pm Lovell Showroom, 426 14th Street, Astoria INCO will have our information table at this event. Hosted by Clatsop Community College, Oregon Humanities, and Fort George Brewery & Public House
INCO's Eric Halperin is coordinating CEJ work on the north coast. Join him and hundreds of others in Salem to convince legislators to support legislation to bring Oregon the economic and environmental benefits of clean energy jobs.
THIS WEEK Saturday, February 2 - Warrenton Community Group monthly meeting, 11:30, Dooger's Seafood & Grill, Highway 101, Warrenton.
Saturday, February 2 - Astoria Community Group monthly meeting,NEW TIME: 2 pm, Street 14 Cafe, 1410 Commercial Street, Astoria.
UPCOMING Wednesday, February 6 - Clean Energy Jobs Lobby Day, Salem. See information above.
Wednesday, February 6 - Advocacy Team monthly meeting, 6:30 - 8 pm, Seaside Library Board Room.
Thursday, February 7 - INCO Table at Ales & Ideas, 7 pm, Lovell Showroom, 426 14th Street, Astoria. Doors open at 6 pm. Food and drink available for purchase.
Tuesday, February 12 - Seaside-Gearhart Community Group Monthly Meeting, 6:30 - 8 pm, at Bebe & Eric's in Gearhart. Contact email@example.com for directions.
Wednesday, February 20 - INCO Book Club, 6:30 pm, Astoria; discussingHOW TO THINK: A GUIDE FOR THE PERPLEXED, by Alan Jacobs, Profile Books LTD, 2018. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for address.
Wednesday, February 20 - Vote the Future (VTF) monthly meeting, 6:30 pm, Seaside Library Board Room.
“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” -- Maya Angelou
ACTIONPRIORITIES How will your Members of Congress know what you want if you don't tell them?
• Members of Congress (MoC) care about getting re-elected, so contact ONLY elected officials who represent you so you don't dilute the power of actual constituents. • It's more effective to contact your MoC about one issue at a time. • Be sure to tell your MoC when you agree with their positions and votes.