Monday, July 29, 2019

INCO Weekly Newsletter 7/29

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."
WALK WITH INCO IN THE ASTORIA REGATTA
GRAND LAND PARADE

Saturday, August 10  •  noon - 2 pm  •  downtown Astoria

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.  
DEMOCRATIC DEBATE 
 
Candidates and moderators are here. Note the time for these debates is 5 p.m.
 You can see candidates' websites, listed on INCO's Vote the Future site
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. 
 
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.
HAPPENINGS
Details on our events page.
Everyone is welcome to all these events.

THIS WEEK
Tuesday, July 30 and Wednesday, July 31 - Democratic Presidential Candidates Debates, 2nd round, 5 pm, PDT on CNN.

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. 

UPCOMING
Wednesday, August 7 - Advocacy Team monthly meeting6:30 - 8 pm, Seaside Library Board Room. 

Thursday, August 8 - INCO Forestry-Climate Change Working Group, 7 - 8:30 pm, Astoria residence. Email incoregon@gmail.com for directions.

Saturday, August 10 - Walk with INCO in the Astoria Regatta Grand Land Paradenoon - 2 pm. Details soon.

Tuesday, August 13 - Seaside-Gearhart Community Group monthly meeting6:30 - 8 pm, contact Kathleenannmacdonald@yahoo.com for location.

Wednesday, August 21 - Vote the Future (VTF) monthly meeting,  6:30 pm, Seaside Library Board Room

Thursday, August 29 - Gun Sense Advocacy with Moms Demand Action6:30 pm, Seaside Library Community Room. Co-hosted by INCO.
INSIGHTS
"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
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   July 29, 2019

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