Monday, October 4, 2021

10-4-2021 Newsletter

INCO activists of all ages work for a better future at the Global Climate Strike, Astoria, September 27, 2019. More climate action photos below.
In case you had doubts about the positive effect of writing Vote Forward's letters to voters, a Time magazine article (not firewalled) explains the analysis. The gist? The letters produced a .8% increase in voters. That is HUGE in terms of voter turnout - and is more than the margin of victory in some elections! 

If you are currently writing, thanks, and keep it up! If you are interested, check out, or VoteForward. As always, you're invited to write while we chat via Zoom on Fridays at 3 pm. 

You can get stamps and supplies, the Zoom link, and just plain old information at
Starting today, Indivisible will match all donations to INCO up to $500 for a limited time. Which means your contribution is doubled, and you'll feel even better about supporting INCO activism!

To double your donation, be sure to donate through 
this site. Only donations given through this ActBlue site will be doubled by Indivisible. 
Thank you for contributing to INCO.
"Whatever it is, I continue to maintain that the issue right now is not Democrats’ negotiations over the infrastructure bills—regardless of how they turn out—but that Republican lawmakers are actively working to undermine our democracy."
-- Heather Cox Richardson, 
Letters from an American, October 1, 2021

"We are in this difficult situation only because of our narrow margins in Congress. The good news is that we have the power to change those margins. . . .(T)here will be 8 million new eligible voters in 2021 and 2022—just from graduating high school seniors. There are, of course, many other under-represented groups who would vote Democratic—if they were registered. 

". . . . When more people vote, Democrats win! As we wait for a miracle, my advice is not to wait for a miracle but to engage in activism that will expand our margins of control in Congress. Then we can put all of this craziness behind us and focus on building a better America."
-- Robert Hubbell, 
Today's Edition, September 30, 2021

Rally-goers cheered for the Global Climate Strike rally hosted by INCO in Seaside, September 20, 2019.
The are the new districts approved by the Oregon Legislature last week:   
Congressional District- CD1: Clatsop, Tillamook, Columbia, parts of Washington and Multnomah Counties
Oregon State House: Clatsop, Tillamook, part of Columbia Counties
Oregon State Senate: Clatsop, Tillamook, Columbia, parts of Washington and Multnomah Counties

The official maps and more information are at the 
state redistricting site. The maps also reveal the population density of Multnomah County and the I-5 corridor compared to eastern Oregon.
Tuesday, October 12 - INCO South County Community Group Zoom meeting, 6:30 pm - 8 pm. Please RSVP to thru Monday, October 11 for your Zoom link.

EVERY FRIDAY - INCO Write to Voters Virtual Group, 3 - 4 pm. Via Zoom. If you are new to this group, contact to get the Zoom link. More details about writing to voters are below. Join us for informal conversation, venting, and solving the world's problems. Pets welcome.

Write To Voters - The numbers show that your letters to voters increased vote turnout significantly. Special elections and issue campaigns need you year-round. INCO encourages you to sign up to write to voters at For general Get Out the Vote campaigns, sign up at Vote Forward. For supplies or information, contact
Homo sapiens can live almost anywhere on Earth, under almost any conditions; all we need is a story telling us why our lives matter. 
-- Roy Scranton
New York Times graphic.
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INCO Weekly Newsletter   October 4, 2021