"INDIVISIBLE is what gives me the most hope that sane, decent people can re-establish democracy in this country. Their influence has been tremendous, so far, and I expect it to become ever stronger. Being with our local group again was a joyous experience...much love to you all."
Sincerely, Sue Zerangue, Astoria
TOWN HALL WITH CONGRESSWOMAN SUZANNE BONAMICI Don't miss this opportunity to share your questions and concerns with her.
"BIG MONEY AGENDA: DEMOCRACY ON THE BRINK" This film shows the links between US health care and money in politics, along with other obstacles to common-sense solutions for healthcare and our democracy.
Saturday, April 20 2 pm Astoria Public Library Flag Room, 450 10th Street Documentary film screening, with Q & A and panel discussion Free, with donations welcome. Co-sponsored by INCO.
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NPV PASSES OREGON SENATE - TIME TO CALL TIFFINY!
National Popular Vote passed the Oregon Senate, 17-12, in a bipartisan vote, despite Senator Betsy Johnson's NO vote. If the House Rules Committee agrees, the NPV bill will go to the House for a vote. The National Popular Vote bill would guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Things are heating up in Salem, and we need your help.
The Clean Energy Jobs (CEJ) Bill This climate and economy legislation (HB 2020) is still in the Joint Committee on Carbon Reduction. Once it's out of committee for a vote, nothing is certain...except that those opposed are ramping up their pressure against a clean energy economy. Please call or email Senator Betsy Johnson and Representative Tiffiny Mitchell to express your support for CEJ.
Please write a Letter to the Editor to keep a positive message in the paper. There have been a number of negative LTE's recently in the Daily Astorian. Whether you write to the Daily A or another publication, keep your comments positive about the benefits of the Clean Energy Jobs Bill.
Thanks to Eric Halperin and everyone who's been working to pass this major legislation!
Other pending legislation includes: • CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM: Oregon's latest attempt to limit corporate and individual campaign contributions is SJR 18, with Measure 5 amending.
• THE STUDENT SUCCESS ACT: HB 2019 proposes improved funding for education. Please ask Betsy to support the measure, which was largely developed by a joint Senate and House committee.
• GUN SALES AND STORAGE:SB (Senate Bill) 275 and HB (House Bill) 2505 require that that guns be safely secured. HB 2251 was introduced by Governor Kate Brown to require common-sense limits on gun ownership. After consulting with Mom's Demand Action and reviewing these bills, INCO'S Advocacy Team has endorsed these bills. Contact info is here.
INDIVISIBLE TUESDAY CALL OF THE WEEK Tell your Members of Congress to block Homeland Security's cruel agenda.
We are in an autocratic state - Trump has weaponized DHS, with its shadow head, Stephen Miller, to terrorize the country and use children as weapons against his opponents: parents are being asked which torture they will inflict on their kids with binary choice, the military is poised to run concentration camps, and Trump is determined to release immigrants into sanctuary cities as retaliation. We ask Congress to immediately address this - start by passing the REUNITE Act and the Families Not Facilities Act while calling for Stephen Miller's resignation
Indivisible has a new resource about this key topic, including different legislation proposed in Congress.
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On May 21 Clatsop County elects volunteers to serve on the boards of Special Districts, including local school districts; and local fire, water, health, and sanitary districts. Serving all of the county are the college, the Port of Astoria, and Sunset Empire Transportation District. These board members set budgets, policy, and hire key staff. This election is non-partisan. Learn more about the candidates at this forum:
Seaside School District Board Candidate Forum Tuesday, April 30, at 7 pm Broadway Middle School Library 1120 Broadway, Seaside Hosted by Seaside AAUW and the Seaside Signal
If you know about other candidate forums, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org so we can list them in the newsletter. The last day to register to vote in the May 21 election is April 30.
* * * * * * * * INCO on KMUN Cheryl Johnson and Bryan Kidder talk about the May 21 Special District election with "Perspectives" host Joan Herman. Tuesday, April 30 9 - 9:30 am 91.9 FM and 91.3 FM on the south slope
Thursday, May 2 - INCO Table at Ales & Ideas,7 pm, Lovell Showroom, 426 14th Street, Astoria. Doors open at 6 pm. Food and drink available for purchase. INCO t-shirts and In Our America yard signs available for purchase.
“Hope is not a lottery ticket you can sit on the sofa and clutch, feeling lucky. It is an axe you break down doors with in an emergency.” -- Rebecca Solnit, HOPE IN THE DARK
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.