Monday, May 10, 2021

5-10-21 Newsletter



You and other voters will elect board members for the college, the Port of Astoria, school boards, and more in the county's May 18 Regular District election. Thanks to the Clatsop County Democrats and its Campaigns and Elections Committee for compiling candidate information on their web siteINCO isn't affiliated with the Clatsop Democrats, though we share many values and goals.

If you haven't received your voter information booklet and ballot, or if you have questions about your ballot, contact the Clatsop County Elections Office, 503-325-8511.

Postmarks don't count, so please take your ballot to an official drop box after May 13. Drop box locations are:

  • Clatsop County Clerk’s Office, 820 Exchange St., Astoria
  • Cannon Beach City Hall, 163 E. Gower
  • Gearhart City Hall, 698 Pacific Way
  • Seaside City Hall, 989 Broadway
  • Warrenton City Hall, 225 S. Main (located in back parking lot off S. Main Court)
  • Knappa High School, 41535 Old Hwy 30
  • Jewell School, 83874 Highway 103

Voters can check to see if their ballot has been received by the local elections office by going to Confirmation that a ballot has been received is usually posted within 48 to 72 hours.



Trump was the GOP presidential nominee twice. 
   He lost the popular vote in 2016 by 2.8 million votes.
   He lost the popular vote in 2020 by 6.8 million votes. 
   During Trump’s tenure, Republicans lost control of the House and Senate.
   He is the only president to be impeached twice. 
   He is the only president whose favorability ratings never rose above 50%.
   His average approval rating was 4 points lower than any of his predecessors.
   On Thursday, Senator Lindsey Graham sided with Trump over Liz Cheney, saying, The Republican Party can’t grow without Trump.” 
   Between Trump’s inauguration and departure from office, the percentage of voters identifying as Republican dropped from 31% to 26%.

          We have every reason to be hopeful, but no reason to be complacent!

-- Robert Hubbell, Today's Edition Newsletter, May 8, 2021

SB554 is sitting on the governor's desk awaiting signature! It requires a trigger lock or locked storage for guns and prohibits guns in state buildings. It allows local officials to ban guns in sensitive areas such as schools, airports, court houses, etc.

 HB 2006, a bill allowing emergency siting of homeless shelters during the pandemic, has passed, also.
INCO and COIN endorsed both these bills.
COIN continues to closely monitor over 50 endorsed bills and asks all Indivisible members to write or call our legislators about these that speak most strongly to each of us. Contact info is here.
Rural Organizing Project Virtual Event 
Saturday, May 15 
Every year rural and small town organizers come together for the Rural Organizing Project (ROP) Rural Caucus & Strategy Session.  

You can find a detailed agenda here.   Register here to join ROP for the 2021 Virtual Caucus and Strategy Session!

Contact Monica Pearson (former INCO leader) at to get a printable registration form or with your questions! 
Tuesday, May 11 - INCO South County Community Group Zoom meeting, 6:30 pm - 8 pm. Please RSVP to thru Monday, May 10 for your Zoom link.

Saturday,  May 22 - INCO North County Community Group Zoom meeting, 11 a.m - noon. Contact to get the Zoom link.

The INCO Write to Voters group will NOT meet this Friday, May 14.  The group Zoom open house for informal chat and writing to voters in special elections and for ballot issues resumes May 21 and every Friday from 3-4 pm. Pets and children are welcome. Contact to get the Zoom invitation from Bebe. 

WRITE TO VOTERS: Special elections and issue campaigns need you year-round. You can sign up to write to voters at or for general Get Out the Vote campaigns, sign up at Vote Forward.
"Civics is not just knowing what is happening in the world, but knowing how to be better citizens of the world. There is no such thing as 'your side of the boat is sinking.'”      — E. Johns  
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INCO Weekly Newsletter  May 10, 2021