Monday, June 3, 2019

INCO Weekly Newsletter 6/3

Saturday, June 8  
INCO Celebrates Astoria Pride "Bridging Communities"

Walk with INCO in the ASTORIA PRIDE PARADE

10 - 10:45 check-in on 12th near Marine Drive; 11 amparade
Look for the INCO banner! 
Join in the colorful parade, walking on the Riverwalk from 12th to 21st

Visit the INCO table at the PRIDE BLOCK PARTY
11:30  - 6 pm
21st at the Riverwalk behind City Lumber
Pick up your In Our America yard sign, your INCO t-shirt, and coloring pages for the kids!


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. 
WHO'S WHO: MIKE, JOHN, BILL, AND MORE 
You know who Bernie Sanders is, but what about Tulsi Gabbard and Steve Bullock? Check out these three and the other 21 candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination  - it's an alphabetical list with their websites. Thanks to Bebe Michel and INCO's Vote the Future team for compiling this info for us.
CHANGES TO PERS
Thanks to David Delk and Kevin Widener for this helpful information about last Thursday's PERS vote in the Oregon legislature.

INCO has Representative Tiffiny Mitchell's letter about her PERS vote. It's a PDF and is posted on INCO's Facebook page. Our INCO website doesn't do PDFs. If you'd like a copy, email incoregon@gmail.com, and we will get the letter to you ASAP.

Here are links to newsletters from Senator Dembrow and Senator Golden with their explanations of how we got to where we are with PERS and what the legislation just passed does.  Senator Dembrow's newsletter and Senator Golden's newsletter  

Senator Dembrow is from Portland and has championed the Cap and Trade legislation. Senator Golden is in his first legislative session and is from Ashland.  He run with campaign finance reform as his principle issue.  In a very unusual move, the Senate leadership formed a new committee on campaign finance reform and named him to chair it.  He is a raising Progressive voice who got the OR Progressive Party endorsement in his run for offer. 
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.
INDIVISIBLE OREGON'S TUESDAY CALL OF THE WEEK
Tell your Members of Congress: It's Time to Impeach.
Trump, his administration and his GOP lie and ignore the truth. Everyday there is a not an impeachment inquiry Congress is saying truth doesn't matter. We need all of our Members of Congress to speak out and call for an impeachment inquiry.

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. 
WE'RE MAKING A DIFFERENCE
The Democracy Movement is thriving! Scroll down here to read how ordinary people are making good things happen across the country  - working to strengthen democracy, roll back gerrymandering, pass the National Popular Vote, expand voting rolls, etc. 

Give yourself a break from politics and Trump news. Check out the Good News Network for uplifting stories about people behaving nicely.
State Representative Tiffiny Mitchell, second from left, fielded tough questions about PERS from a full house at her town hall on Saturday in Warrenton. She carefully explained about her own research and learning about PERS and its unrealistic financial promises. Other topics included HB 2020 (Clean Energy Jobs) and campaign finance reform. 
HAPPENINGS
Details on our events page.
Everyone is welcome to all these events.

THIS WEEK
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.

UPCOMING
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
"Don't ever make decisions based on fear. Make decisions based on hope and possibility. Make decisions based on what should happen, not what shouldn't."
- Campaigning in Phoenix in 2011  — Michelle Obama
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   June 3, 2019

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