Monday, August 5, 2019

INCO Weekly Newsletter 8/5


Saturday, August 10
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GATHER:  by 11:15 a.m. at the  Aquatic Center and at 16th and Duane.
Indivisibles will tell you where to find INCO and our assigned place in the parade.

PARADE:  noon - 2 pm  on Exchange and Duane through 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 lots of cheers from spectators, great company - INCO folks, Abe Lincoln,  and other famous people  - music, and a terrific opportunity to introduce INCO to more people!  
NO political or other signs.

We'd love to have you walk with INCO at the parade this Saturday!
Indivisibles gather for our first Astoria Regatta parade in 2017.
Don't let horrible daily news paralyze you. You'll feel better if you Do Something to make a difference:
•  Tell your Members of Congress and your state legislators what you care about and what you want them to do. Contact info here.
•  Write a Letter to the Editor about an issue. Don't repeat fear-based messaging. For example, write about how you value science and factual
•  Get active with organizations that strengthen our communities.
•  Donate to causes that defend our democracy.
Worried about climate change? Then be part of INCO''s new Forestry/Climate Change Working Group. They want to figure out what we can do here, especially regarding Oregon's forestry practices, to deal with the climate crisis. 
Thursday, August 8
7 - 8:30 pm
Astoria residence

Contact for directions.
A majority of House Democrats now support an impeachment inquiry into the crimes of Donald Trump. Impeachment hearings start in the House of Representatives. If the House votes for impeachment, the Senate would vote whether to remove Trump from office.

Senator Wyden is calling for impeachment inquiry. Please call his office today and say thank you. Please also show up to town halls/ events to say thank you and hold thank you signs!!
Tell your Members of Congress:
We thank Representatives Blumenauer, Bonamici, Defazio and Senators Merkley and Wyden for bearing witness at the border and protecting our democracy by supporting an impeachment inquiry and election security.We ask all our Members of Congress to
1) educate the public the impeachment process
2) push for impeachment hearings and election security votes as soon as the recess is over.

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.
INCO activists rallied for the dignity of immigrants and against Measure 105, a measure to overturn Oregon's 1987 sanctuary law, in Astoria on July 28, 2018. INCO's mission statement includes opposing authoritarianism, bigotry, and corruption. 
Details on our events page.
Everyone is welcome to all these events.

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 for directions.

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

Tuesday, August 13 - Seaside-Gearhart Community Group monthly meeting6:30 - 8 pm, contact 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 - 8 pm, Seaside Library Community Room. INCO's Advocacy Team hosts Hilary Uhlig from Hillsboro, who's a statewide leader with Moms Demand Action. 

Wednesday, September 4 - Climate Crisis Town Hall: Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate; on CNN.

Saturday, September 7 - 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. State Representative Tiffiny Mitchell talks about her first term in the state legislature.
We have a few INCO t-shirts left, so get yours now. Short-sleeves, navy, crew or V-neck, various sizes. $15.00. To get yours, contact
"Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other."
-- Walter Elliot
  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 and
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
Questions, suggestions, & photos to INCO at

Deb Vanasse and Laurie Caplan, INCO Co-chairs
INCO Weekly Newsletter   August 5, 2019