My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling because…
FOR BLUMENAUER, BONAMICI AND DEFAZIO:
The House needs to fulfill its constitutional duty and hold the president accountable for his crimes and his other impeachable offenses and I thank the Representative supporting an impeachment inquiry. Over the recess I ask the Representative to:
educate the public about the impeachment process
make the case that our election infrastructure is still vulnerable to attacks from Russia and that Senator McConnell must stop his obstruction and allow a vote on election security bills
FOR SCHRADER AND WALDEN:
My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling because the House needs to fulfill its constitutional duty and hold the president accountable for his crimes and his other offenses. I ask that the Representative
Please join their Oregon and Washington State colleagues in the House and Senate by calling for an impeachment inquiry.
To make the case that our election infrastructure is still vulnerable to attacks from Russia and that Senator McConnell must stop his obstruction and allow a vote on election security bills.
Russia attacked the 2016 presidential election. Robert Mueller warned last week the Russians will attack the 2020 elections. “They are doing it as we sit here,” Mueller testified.
But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell won’t allow a vote on any of the bills designed to protect the 2020 election from foreign attack.
Why would McConnell refuse to defend the 2020 elections?
Possibly it’s because of recent large Russian investments in McConnell’s home state of Kentucky. Or maybe it’s because he has taken “donations” from the manufacturers of election machines that are known to be vulnerable to hackers.
Whatever his reason, the effect is indisputable: Russian meddling will again boost the chances of reelecting Trump.
Securing elections is not difficult but it takes money. Steps include:
Providing paper backup copies of voter registration databases.
Purchasing voting machines that leave a paper trail.
Implementing post-election audits to ensure accuracy and legitimacy of the results.
Oregon Senator Ron Wyden wants cyber security protections mandatory nationwide.
Bills to harden voting systems are awaiting votes in the Senate and should be passed. If they are not, the foundation of our democracy will be destabilized – which has been Putin’s objective.
Join us in working for a better country and world. The Advocacy Team, the Vote the Future Team, and your Community Group need you. Check HAPPENINGS (below) to get active in August. We'd love to see you! - Deb Vanasse and Laurie Caplan, INCO Co-chairs
COMPASSION AND COURAGE WITH THE NEWS
Try this positive approach for living with the news. Carol Newman says, "I read this as in no way to give up activism, rather a way to maintain sanity and ability to maintain energy and will to activate."
Be part of this year's Regatta parade, celebrating the 125th anniversary of the Astoria Regatta. The parade is about 1 mile, with great company - Abe Lincoln and INCO activists for starters. Also, lots of cheers from spectators - plus historic figures, music, and a terrific opportunity to introduce INCO to even more people!
Jan, Kevin, Jean, and Carl sail through the 2018 Astoria Regatta in INCO's Vote Boat.
INDIVISIBLE OREGON'S TUESDAY CALL OF THE WEEK Tell your Members of Congress:
Mueller's testimony showed two things. We need election security and an impeachment inquiry. We ask our Senators to keep pushing to pass election security legislation before the recess. We ask our Representatives to educate Oregonians about an impeachment inquiry over the recess and make impeachment inquiry hearings their first order of business when they return from recess.
Saturday, August 3 - Astoria Community Group monthly meeting, 10:30 a.m. - noon, WineKraft, on the Riverwalk at the foot of 10th. It’s OK to bring your own food and drink. INCO activists Mary Beth Cottle and Eric Halperin talk about INCO's essay contest and other Vote the Future team's projects about elections, promoting voting, improving the county's voter's pamphlet, and more.
"Democracy is a verb, not a noun." -- Senator Corey Booker
"When the levers of power are seized by the small hands of hateful men, you work hard, you stand with those who are most vulnerable, and you don’t give up until it’s morning again." --Liel Leibovitz
ACTIONPRIORITIES 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.