Indivisible has given INCO 100 of these stellar postcards featuring our own Cheryl Conway so we can write Senators Merkley and Wyden to thank them for co-sponsoring S.51, for DC statehood.
You can be part of this statewide and nationwide project. We'll provide you with stamped postcards, the senators' addresses, and talking points. There's room for just 1-2 sentences so this is an easy way to advocate for this important cause. We'll mail you your 2 postcards when you contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and mailing address.
DEMAND CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM
Last fall 78% of voters approved Measure 107 to allow campaign finance reform in Oregon. Since then, the state legislature has been developing several reform bills. As of Friday night, HB 2860 has turned into a public financing and small donor bill with nothing about campaign limits on non-public funds.
COIN (Consolidated Oregon Indivisible Network) urges us to contact our legislators, with a slightly revised message: 1. Continue to express opposition to HB 2680-1. Support our preference for HB 3343 in terms of contribution limits; 2. acknowledge posting of HB 2680-12, which appears to now be a purely public financing bill that we are still reviewing but are optimistic about, and 3. assuming that this is the case, urge the Rules Committee to immediately push forward with HB 3343 as well. Contact Representative Barbara Smith Warner, the Rules Committee chair; her contact info is below.
Oregon legislative contact info is below.
MOVING RURAL OREGON TOWARD PROGRESSIVE VALUES
Unpacking Deep Canvassing Training series with Indivisible’s Rural Caucus
One of the discussions that emerged from the recent election campaigns is how to communicate progressive values and policies in a rural community. Join other Indivisible groups for a training series on the listening, curiosity, conversation, and practical skills needed to successfully have deep canvassing conversations to move folks toward progressive values and action in your community. This is a 4-part series of sessions that build on each other -- please join us for all four if you can, but drop-ins are also welcome!
INCO's letter to the editor tells why. We also wroteUS Senator Jeff Merkley to thank him for sponsoring this essential bill and Senator Ron Wyden to thank him for co-sponsoring S.1.
Now it's your turn!Our calls and emails prove that their constituents support this vital legislation - something they can tell their GOP colleagues. We must prevent more Republican-sponsored anti-democracy voter suppression bills in states around the country.
Contact State Representative Suzanne Weber and urge her to co-sponsor and vote for SJM 5.This is a bipartisan resolution endorsing a proposed climate change bill in Congress, the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (EICDA). This resolution is part of a nationwide effort to show support from state legislatures and their constituents for the EICDA.
After Hadiya Pendleton was shot and killed in 2013 at the age of 15, her friends and family organized in Chicago to honor her life by wearing the color orange. Wear Orange originated on June 2, 2015—what would have been Hadiya's 18th birthday—and is now observed nationally on the first Friday in June and the following weekend each year in order to raise awareness for gun violence prevention.
This year, that means calling special attention to how the gun violence crisis has worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, the number of people killed by gun violence exceeded 40,000—the highest rate of gun deaths in two decades.
Ad Fontes Media just released its latest chart to rate news sources via reliability, analysis, and political point of view. Check out the interactive and static charts, and find more here.
VIRTUAL Tuesday, June 8 - INCO South County Community Group Zoom meeting, 6:30 pm - 8 pm. Please RSVP to Kathleenannmacdonald@yahoo.com thru Monday, June 7 for your Zoom link.
Saturday, June 19- INCO North County Community Group Zoom meeting, 11 a.m - noon.Contact email@example.com to get the Zoom link.
The INCO Write to Voters group meets via Zoom on Fridays, 3-4 pm. Join us for informal chat and writing to voters in special elections and for ballot issues. Pets and children are welcome. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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 www.postcardstovoters.org or for general Get Out the Vote campaigns, sign up at Vote Forward.
INSIGHTS Hope has two lovely daughters, anger and courage. Anger so that what must not be will not be and courage so that what can be will be. -- St. Augustine