Monday, October 11, 2021

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"We had a great time laughing with each other, but were saddened by the amount of debris discarded," says Carmen Hammersmith about Saturday's clean-up on Harbor Drive by Warrenton and Astoria Indivisibles. From left,  Meridee Faber, Bob Lennon, Karen Borders, and Cheryl Conway. Not pictured are Del Borders, Wendela Howie, and Carmen.
Photo from "On Tyranny Graphic Edition: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century," as shown on New From Chapter 10, 'Believe in Truth.' Text by Timothy Snyder. Illustrations by Nora Krug.
Some of you might remember that INCO sold copies of "On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century" as part of our response to Trump’s election. The new edition features graphics and illustrations. Snyder, the Levin Professor of History at Yale, is a historian and author known for his research, writing, and commitment to democracy. 

"The Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism of the twentieth century. We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience.” 
— Timothy Snyder, ON TYRANNY
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"Although this has been a painful process, it appears that Biden will achieve a significant portion of his legislative agenda. We face tough slogging ahead, but there is a path to victory. Good. If Biden can close the deal, it will be thanks to the hard work of tens of thousands of volunteers who helped elect Biden and Democratic majorities in both chambers of Congress. It is too early to celebrate, but we have every reason to be hopeful.”  
— Robert Hubbell, Today’s Edition  October 6, 2021


The policies laid out in the reconciliation package will have massive positive impacts for people and families across the country. This fight is about expanding access to affordable health care and child care. It’s about making investments in a strong climate strategy. It’s about creating a pathway to citizenship for millions of immigrants and migrants. It’s about ensuring paid family and medical leave for every worker nationwide. In short, it’s about people.

That’s why we’ve developed a multi-pronged strategy to have the greatest impact:

  1. Have the backs of the progressive bloc as they execute their strategy to demand passage of the reconciliation bill.
  2. Hold conservative Dems accountable for attempting to tank the whole deal and settle for insufficient measures.
  3. Work with committees in both houses of Congress to ensure our top priorities stay in the final bill and get passed.
-- Excerpt from Indivisible email, October 10, 2021
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INCO Weekly Newsletter   October 11, 2021