"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
— Martin Luther King, Jr., Strength to Love, 1963
“We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of Now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy.” -Martin Luther King, Jr., "I Have A Dream" speech, Washington, D.C., August 28, 1963
if you have information about people at the insurrection on January 6, call the FBI Tip Line at 800-225-5324.
The 2021 presidential inauguration will take place on Wednesday, January 20, at 9 am Pacific Time. The ceremony itself will take place at the U.S. Capitol. Pre-inauguration festivities will begin at 6:30 a.m. PT. You can stream the inauguration on most major news networks, the official White House website, or through YouTube.
HOW TO THANK THE CUSTODIAL STAFF
Send a postcard or email to thank custodial staff who helped restore order to the Capitol after the insurrection at the US Capitol: they've been cleaning up the destruction and mess created by the insurrectionists. Read here for details about the thank you campaign.
Send your postcard to:
AFSCME Local 626 Ford House Office Building 2nd Street Southwest Washington, DC 20024
Architect of the Capitol US Capitol Room SB-16 Washington, DC 20515
Email your thank you to the union, AFSCME Local 626, at TyRdouglas@icloud.com or to the Architect of the Capitol at email@example.com.
TVF Virtual Gathering – Timber Unity Hosted by Tillamook Vote Forward (TVF) Saturday, January 23, 1-2 pm, via Zoom
TVF's first 2021 Virtual Gathering will feature a presentation about Timber Unity. Our presenter will be INCO activist Laura Allen, who is a retired attorney, a member of the leadership of Consolidated Oregon Indivisible Network (COIN), and chair of COIN’s Oregon Democracy Project (ODP). The mission of ODP is to provide the public with accurate information about Timber Unity, counter disinformation from Timber Unity, and offer a vision for thriving rural Oregon communities. See Oregon Democracy Project. You can RSVP here to get the Zoom link.
Lower Columbia Indivisible invites INCO members to a celebration in Longview on January 23rd at noon.This is not a rally or a protest but a celebration for the organizing work women have done since the first Women's March in 2017. Social distancing and wearing a mask is mandatory. The event is registered on the National Indivisible site.
WHAT'S NEXT IN THE LEGISLATURE
The Oregon ACLU hosts two free Zoom events to preview the legislative session and learn more about Oregon's budget.
On Thursday, January 28, at 5:30 p.m., we're hosting an hour-long legislative session preview where you can learn about some of the most important bills we need Oregonians like you to push for. RSVP Now.
On Thursday, February 4, at 2 p.m., we're hosting a two-hour training season on Oregon's budget, diving into the nitty-gritty of how our state spends our money and what we can do to make sure it reflects our values. RSVP Now.
ASL interpretation and live captioning will be available. Both webinars are free to attend, and we'd love for you to join.
TUESDAY'S CALL TO YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS
President-Elect Biden unveiled sweeping plans to take care of us. His COVID relief bill provides direct payments to individuals, cities, and states so we can be safe in our homes and vaccinated. His companion plan revitalizes the economy, protects our planet with green infrastructure, and provides a living wage and new jobs. We know a Democratic Senate can quickly pass COVID relief and at the same time confirm his experienced and diverse nominees and conduct a trial to hold Trump accountable for the traumatizing insurrection against us and our democracy that he incited; while the House continues to work on our progressive agenda.
From Indivisible Oregon. Please call!Contact info is here.
PROTECT THE RESULTS
Organizers are ready to mobilize to ensure that Trump leaves office and that Biden-Harris are inaugurated. To be notified of a local Protect the Results North Coast event hosted by North Coast Progressive Action, RSVP here. More than 540,000 people have registered.
Stay vigilant, stay vocal.
VIRTUAL Saturday, January 23- INCO North County Community Group Zoom meeting, 11 a.m - noon.Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get the Zoom link.
Tuesday, February 9 - INCO South County Community Group Zoom meeting, 6:30 pm - 8 pm. Please RSVP to Kathleenannmacdonald@yahoo.com thru Monday, February 8 for your Zoom link.
EVERY FRIDAY: The INCO Write to Voters group invites you to a Zoom-in open house for informal chat and writing to voters in special elections and for ballot issues every Friday from 3-4 pm. Pets and children welcome. Contact email@example.com to get the Zoom invitation from Bebe.
“The long arc of history doesn’t just bend itself. We have to do the work of bending it.” -- Andrew Marantz, The New Yorker video, January 9, 2021
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