Monday, May 27, 2019

INCO Weekly Newsletter 5/27

23.66%
Clatsop County's Election Turnout
Ballots Received    6,596
Eligible Voters      27,875

Kudos to all INCO members who voted! Sadly for our democracy, more than 3/4 of the county's registered voters did NOT vote.

If you want more voters voting in 2020, then come to the next Vote the Future (VTF) team meeting to get started. VTF supports informed voting, robust campaigns, and more people voting! We must remind county voters what's at stake in EVERY election. 

 
Vote the Future Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, June 19 at 6:30 pm
Seaside Library Board Room

Keep Democracy Strong!
State Representative Tiffiny Mitchell Town Hall 
Sunday, June 2 at 10 a.m.
1700 South Main
Warrenton High School Gym
 
Rep. Mitchell's Town Hall at the college in March was standing room only. She fields tough questions with respectful, direct answers.
How will she know what you want if you don't tell her?
Senator Jeff Merkley, unlike many in Congress, likes to meet and talk with his constituents. After his Town Hall Saturday in Astoria, he and Mary Beth Cottle pondered politics. Then he graciously posed with Indivisibles Tamra Taylor, David Delk, Carmen Hammersmith, Carolyn Vena; in front, Wendela Howie, Laurie Caplan, Mary Beth Cottle, and Cheryl Conway.  
Saturday, June 8  
INCO Celebrates Astoria Pride "Bridging Communities"

Walk with INCO in the ASTORIA PRIDE PARADE

Look for the INCO banner! 
10:45 check-in on 12th near Marine Drive; 11 am parade
From 12th on the Riverwalk to 21st


Visit the INCO table at the PRIDE BLOCK PARTY
 noon - 6 pm
21st at the Riverwalk behind City Lumber

Celebrate our communities with INCO!
JUNE ACTIVIST CALL
Talk with Indivisibles around the country by signing up for the June National Activist Call.
Thursday, June 6 at 5 pm, Pacific
You can register for the call by 
clicking here. 
TAKE THE INDIVISIBLE PLEDGE
What we’re asking is simple: that every Democratic presidential hopeful and every grassroots activist make a simple promise that no matter our differences in the primary, once Democrats have a nominee, we'll do everything in our power to get the nominee elected.
The specifics of the pledge are below, but it’s a long email and we want to respect your time. So if you’re already all in to get as many of them to sign it as possible, here’s our ask: Please, join 29,000 other grassroots activists and sign on to the We Are Indivisible pledge right now.
SUPPORT KEY BILLS IN SALEM
What Oregon issues do you care about? Tell Betsy and Tiffiny today.
State Senator Betsy Johnson -- 503-986-1716   Sen.BetsyJohnson@oregonlegislature.gov
State Representative Tiffiny Mitchell -- ‭(503) 986-1432‬  Rep.TiffinyMitchell@oregonlegislature.gov


 Find updates about important Oregon legislation on INCO's website here.
CLIMATE DAY OF ACTION 
Wednesday, May 29
10 a.m.
State Capitol  - Salem
The Clean Energy Jobs bill (HB 2020) is still being worked on in the Joint Committee on Carbon Reduction. We have to keep our attention and our energy focused on our legislators. Join us at our second Lobby Day in Salem to meet with key legislators and Governor Brown.

Contact incoregon@gmail.com for the day's detailed schedule and other information.

Register here.  Carpool here.  
INDIVISIBLE OREGON'S TUESDAY CALL OF THE WEEK
Tell your Members of Congress: It's Time to Impeach.
Trump will sacrifice the world - Trump has given Barr the authority to declassify intelligence which means declassified materials will be used politically, will hurt the intelligence community, and ultimately hurt the world.  This move puts people's lives and democracy at risk.  For the safety of all of us an impeachment inquiry must start now.
 
Senator Merkley's DC office: 202-224-3753. Senator Wyden's DC office: 202-224-5244
Congresswoman Bonamici's DC office: 202-225-0855
Join other Oregon Indivisibles and call your MoCs on Tuesday. Contact info is here.
HOW IMPEACHMENT WORKS
Impeachment starts in the House with investigation and impeachment hearings; if the House votes to impeach, then the Senate is like the jury and can vote to remove the President from office, or not. Impeachment does not require criminal behavior. The US Constitution allows for impeaching the president and his officials, including the Attorney General. Tell Congresswoman Bonamici what you want: 202-225-0855; email via https://bonamici.house.gov/contact-me.

Indivisible national and Indivisible Oregon support Congress opening impeachment hearings. Congressional Democrats continue to investigate even as they work on other kitchen-table issues. 
RELIABLE NEWS
INCO activist David Delk recommends the the Oregon League of Women Voters weekly newsletter, which has an extremely detailed look at several specific areas of proposed legislation. The sign-up form is here. A sample newsletter is here.
HAPPENINGS
Details on our events page.
Everyone is welcome to all these events.

THIS WEEK
Saturday, June 1 - Astoria Community Group monthly mee
ting, 10:30 a.m. - noon,WineKraft, on the Riverwalk at the foot of 10th. It’s OK to bring your own food and drink. Guest Speaker: Dr. Tom Duncan, county medical officer, physician in private practice, and more will talk about health care in Astoria. Q & A, of course.

Sunday, June 2 - Rep. Tiffiny Mitchell Town Halls
10:00 a.m. , Warrenton High School Gym, 1700 South Main. In Banks: 2:00 p.m., Banks Public Library.

UPCOMING
Wednesday, June 5 - Advocacy Team monthly meeting6:30 - 8 pm, Seaside Library Board Room. 

Saturday, June 8 - INCO Celebrates with Astoria Pride -"Bridging Communities."  Parade 11 am, 12th and Riverwalk; INCO Table at the Block Party, noon - 6 pm, 21st and Riverwalk behind City Lumber.

Tuesday, June 11 - Seaside-Gearhart Community Group monthly meeting. Time and location TBD.

Saturday, June 15 -  Warrenton Community Group meeting11:30NEW LOCATION:  El Compadre Restaurant, 119 South Main, across the street from the Warrenton post office

Wednesday, June 19 - Vote the Future (VTF) monthly meeting,  6:30 pm, Seaside Library Board Room
INSIGHTS
"Somewhere inside of all of us is the power to change the world.”
—Roald Dahl
ACTION PRIORITIES
  How will your Members of Congress know what you want if you don't tell them?

•  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.

 
Contact YOUR elected officials here.  For current action items, visit www.incoregon.org and www.indivisible.org.
COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
Get active with INCO's Advocacy Team, Vote the Future Team, and Community Groups. 

INCO has 3 websites: our 
main oneVote the Future; and Really Do Care INCO Under 40s
 Join INCO's closed Facebook group. Really Do Care also has a Facebook group. 
Sign up for emails from national Indivisible at www.indivisible.org.
Questions, suggestions, & photos to INCO at incoregon@gmail.com

Deb Vanasse and Laurie Caplan, INCO Co-chairs
INCO Weekly Newsletter   May 27, 2019

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