“You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.” – Michelle Obama
America needs every pro-democracy activist now, including you. INCO's leadership team urges you to do what you can for a cause you care about.
DEADLINE FOR VOTING RIGHTS
Please contact Senators Merkley and Wyden, even if you've called before. Thank them for their support of S.1 and urge them to continue to push for its passage. Your calls matter!
The Senate needs to pass S.1, the For the People Act soon so we have time for its provisions to go into effect before the 2022 midterms. Pro-democracy groups around the country, including Indivisible, are keeping up the pressure.
BE OUR GUEST
What's on your mind? Share your perspective, information, and/or opinion in INCO's monthly column in Hipfish Monthly, to appear in the September issue. Hipfish has hosted INCO's column for several years, and we've covered a range of topics - climate change, running for office, election campaigns, healthcare, Oregon issues, etc. We'd love to hear from you!
Let Laurie know by August 4 if you're interested in writing a column. Write a column of 500-600 words due to INCO by August 17. Contact Laurie at firstname.lastname@example.org details.
REDISTRICTING: WHO DECIDES?
Register for Indivisible's Redistricting Hearing Training on Wednesday, July 28 at 3pm ET/12pm PT. As states prepare to redistrict voting maps, how much do you really know about that process and the gerrymandering that often goes along with it? Take our 10-question Redistricting Quiz and see where your knowledge lands. Then, register for our Redistricting Hearing Training so that you can be informed about what resources are at your disposal on how redistricting works state by state. We'll cover the most effective ways to participate in the redistricting process, including best practices for attending public hearings, participating in official online comment periods, and developing a community of interest.
DRAMA VS. DECISIONS
Trying to sort out what Congress is doing about investigating the insurrection, passing infrastructure, and doing the nation's business? Robert Hubbell separates the GOP's political theater from key decisions Congress needs to make. Check out his 7-22-21 newsletter.
SUMMER HIATUS - INCO South County Community Group and INCO North County Community Group are not meeting during the summer. They'll resume meetings in September. See the article in the newsletter for details.