Monday, January 10, 2022

1-10-2022 Newsletter


"I decided to commemorate the day by writing to each member of the committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol and thank them for their work. I disagree with Cheney and Kinzinger on just about everything when it comes to policy, but I am so grateful that they are putting country over party when it comes to the insurrection." 
-- Bebe Michel, INCO postcarding guru

You can send a thank you postcard, too!
Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol
Rep. Bennie Thompson, Chair
2466 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Rep. Zoe Lofgren
1401 Longworth HOB
Washington DC 20515
Rep. Elaine Luria
412 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Rep. Adam Schiff
2309 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Rep. Pete Aguilar
109 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Rep. Stephanie Murphy
1710 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Rep. Jamie Raskin
2242 Rayburn HOB
Washington, D.C 20515
Rep. Liz Cheney
416 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515 
Rep. Adam Kinzinger
2245 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515

Information about the committee and its work is here.
Click here to watch the meeting. 
If you want to provide written comments about any of the nominees, please send to Columbia County; no later than 12pm on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, to be included in the record.

More candidate info at these sites:
All Indivisibles are invited to meet Melissa Busch via Zoom at the INCO meeting  Saturday, January 22 at 11 a.m. We invited Melissa to speak shortly after she filed to run for the state senate seat, then held by Betsy Johnson. After Johnson resigned from the senate, Melissa applied to fill the vacancy and is one of the three finalists, as described above. The five county commissions in this senate district (SD16) will choose the interim state senator on Friday, January 14. 

"I will certainly still be running for the SD16 seat, whether I am appointed for the remainder of the current term or not, so I’d love to share more about myself and my campaign, as well as answer any questions the group may have for me," Melissa emailed to INCO.

To get the Zoom link for the January 22 meeting, contact
Emerge is a national organization that recruits and trains Democratic women to run for office. It focuses on effective state and national programming that gives women the tools they need to run and win. Several area women have taken part in Emerge training to learn how to run for office.  More information here.

In May, Clatsop County voters will be electing candidates for local and county positions, including County Commissioners, Districts 1, 3, and 5.
If you don't run for office, who will?
Jamie McLeod-Skinner is challenging incumbent conservative Democrat Kurt Schrader to be the US Representative from District 5. Many of us locals who met Jamie in her previous campaign were impressed with her values, policy ideas, and understanding of the concerns of rural Oregonians. 

You can be part of a statewide effort to support Jamie! If you'd like to write postcards to voters for her campaign, please contact
Congressional Republicans chose to obey Trump and GOP leaders by refusing to commemorate the January 6 insurrection, honor the officers who defended them, and memorialize those who died. The only Republican Member of Congress who attended was Representative Lynn Cheney.
Major corporations are donating millions to most of the 147 lawmakers in Congress who voted to overturn the election results last year. The original report published this week by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington is here. The New York Times article is here.

Outraged Americans are writing to those companies. You can, too. An example and more information is in Robert Hubbell's column 
Tuesday, January 11 - INCO South County Community Group Zoom meeting, 6:30 pm - 8 pm. Please RSVP to thru Monday, January 10 for your Zoom link.

Saturday, January 15 - INCO Warrenton Community Group, 11 a.m.  Contact by January 13 for more information.

Saturday, January 22 - INCO Astoria - North County Community Group Zoom meeting, 11am - noon. Special guest speaker: State senate candidate Melissa Busch. If you are new to this group, contact by January 21 to get the Zoom link. 

Every Friday - INCO Write to Voters (WTV) via Zoom, 3-4 pm. Informal chat while we write to voters. If you are new to this event, contact to get the Zoom link. 

Write To Voters - Elections and issue campaigns need you year-round. Research shows that your letters to voters increased voter turnout significantly. INCO encourages you to sign up to write to voters at For general Get Out the Vote letter campaigns, sign up at Vote Forward. For supplies, stamps, or information, contact
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INCO Weekly Newsletter   January 10, 2022