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.