Monday, April 12, 2021

4-12-21 Newsletter


INCO and Indivisibles across Oregon are doing a fun, easy action to support DC statehood - sharing photos of a 51-star American flag in iconic places. Here's Cheryl Conway with INCO's 52-star flag along side the Columbia River in Astoria on a gorgeous breezy-windy afternoon.

COIN will go live with our photos on Wednesday, April 14, when the US House of Representatives holds its first hearing, though April 16, which is DC Emancipation day. Click here to read about Emancipation Day. Use the hashtags: #51stars + #DCStatehood. 

Please share our photo on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and all over social media starting this Wednesday through Friday!

Unsure why Indivisible supports DC Statehood? DC is a majority-minority population of more than half a million people who deserve representation: Click here for more informationwatch a quick video and go here for a call to action. Or, read the Indivisible book from 2019, page 257.

Thanks to your generosity, INCO has been able to provide $3,755 in stamps, envelopes, postcards, and writing supplies since January, 2020 for writing postcards and letters to voters! Help us continue to support these important ongoing local actions by donating to INCO. Please donate here.
Your donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar by Indivisible national. 
INCO fans have donated $110 so far!
Your donation of any amount will help INCO meet our goal of $500!

Indivisible national is matching donations to INCO for a limited time up to $500, for a total of $1000. Your donation of any amount will help INCO be prepared for the future. With your help, we can continue to defend democracy in these tumultuous, challenging times.  Please donate here.
COIN and the INCO leadership team continue to review bills proposed in the Oregon legislature. This is a great time to contact our legislators with your preferences. You can contact State Senator Betsy Johnson and State Representative Suzanne Weber here. They won't know what you want if you don't tell them.
"There is a lot of fun political science research that has found voters tend to punish or reward their leaders for things like weather, changes in oil prices, and even grasshopper infestations — events that aren’t actually attributable to politicians’ decisions."
--Max Fisher and Amanda Taub, New York Times, April 9, 2021

"Though we are not in the same bad way today, the proliferation of GOP voter suppression bills is beginning to feel eerily similar to Trump’s “flood the zone” tactic. We must fight GOP voter suppression tactics whenever and wherever they appear. The good news is that we spent the last four years training for this fight. We can win. Don’t let anyone tell you differently."
-- Robert Hubbell, Today's Edition, April 9, 2021
Indivisibles make the best signs! INCO's Rally for Science, April 14, 2018, in Astoria.
Tuesday, April 13 - INCO South County Community Group Zoom meeting, 6:30 pm - 8 pm. Please RSVP to thru Monday, April 12 for your Zoom link.

Saturday,  April 17 - INCO North County Community Group Zoom meeting, 11 a.m - noon. Contact to get the Zoom link.

EVERY FRIDAY: The INCO Write to Voters group invites you to a Zoom 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 are welcome. Contact to get the Zoom invitation from Bebe. 
"In politics, being deceived is no excuse."
-- Leszek Kolakowski