Monday, November 8, 2021

11-8-2021 Newsletter


Only three weeks after INCO's kick-off meeting on February 1, activists met with Senator Ron Wyden at his town hall at Astoria High School, February 24, 2017.
It's important to write to voters, even without the company of fellow INCO activists or the river view from WineKraft, in Astoria. Research shows outreach to voters increases voter turnout.
You and activists around the country have accomplished a lot since election day, November 8, 2016. Each of us can continue to defend democracy to make the next five years even better:

•  Stay in touch with your Members of Congress: Senators Merkley and Wyden; Congresswoman Bonamici. How will they know what you want if you don't tell them?
•  Write to voters around the country. See HAPPENINGS below.
•  Donate to candidates and organizations that share your values and support policies you like.
•  Run for office, find candidates for local offices, volunteer for political campaigns.
•  Attend meetings of local governments and advisory boards, such as city councils, county commissioners, planning boards, school boards, etc. What are they doing right? What would you like to change? How will they know what you want if you don't tell them?

"It is impossible to say where we stand in relation to our own crisis. Perhaps the worst is yet to come; perhaps we’ve already sailed through. Either way, we should secure our elections against whatever threat might materialize because if there is anything our history tells us, it’s that everything looks settled until one day it isn’t.”
 — Jamelle Bouie, NY Times columnist, 9-28-21

INCO's Astoria - North County Community Group meets again for the first time since May. Lots to catch up with, including goals and plans. If this is your first Astoria or North County CG meeting, contact for the Zoom link by Friday, November 12.
Saturday, November 13
11- noon
via Zoom
The last day to cure a challenged ballot is Tuesday, November 16 by 5:00pm.

What is a Challenged Ballot?
Voters who may have forgotten to sign their ballot envelope, or whose signature did not match election records, are considered challenged. If the ballot was submitted on time, then there is still a path to have your vote counted. You can cure your challenged signature by responding to the letter or postcard you receive in the mail from our elections office. 

Challenged ballots become public information after November 10th, 2021. For more information please contact the elections office at (503) 325-8511. #clatsopcoelections #challengedballot #TrustedInfo
INCO's Rally for the Rule of Law, November 8, 2018, in Astoria.
Tuesday, November 9 - INCO South County Community Group Zoom meeting, 6:30 pm - 8 pm. Please RSVP to thru Monday, November 8 for your Zoom link.

Saturday, November 13 - INCO Astoria - North County Community Group Zoom meeting, 11am - noon. If you are new to this group, contact by November 12 to get the Zoom link. 

Saturday, November 13 - INCO Warrenton Community Group, in person meeting, 11 a.m. Location TBA. Contact by November 12 for more information.

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 - Research shows that your letters to voters increased vote turnout significantly. 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

"... no simple formulas explain the march of human events and no tidy scripts predict it. The world is a muddle. That’s the hell of it — but also the heaven."
--Frank Bruni, NY Times columnist

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