"Remaining hopeful can be hard—but it is always easier than surrendering to imagined fears and catastrophes that may never materialize. Yes, times are tough, but we are tougher. Take personal responsibility for hope—which is the surest way to prevent bad-actors or cynics from taking charge of it for you.” —Robert Hubbell, Today's Edition, February 1, 2022
Talk with Melissa Busch, candidate for state senator from Senate District 16. Tuesday, February 22 • 7 - 8 pm • via Zoom Hosted by North Coast Progressive Action Register: bit.ly/NCPA22222
COINversation with Patrick Starnes, Candidate for Governor of Oregon Tuesday, March 1 at 7 pm, via Zoom
Register and submit your questions for Patrick Starnes here.He will speak and answer questions for about half of our meeting, and we'll tend to some regular COIN business after that. More about Starnes here.
LOCAL LETTERS MATTER Don't let Republican and extremist lies and distortions drown out reason and facts.
Remind readers about Biden's and Democratic achievements. Our Letters to the Editor in every issue of the Astorian from now til November can inform voters and promote voting.
Write a few sentences or more, up to 250 words. Send to email@example.com, along with your name, address, and phone.
BE A LETTER-WRITER
THEY'RE HERE: FIRST LETTER WRITING CAMPAIGNS OF 2022 Do democracy from home by writingVote Forward letters to voters.
You'll be writing "please vote" letters to voters, keeping them stockpiled somewhere safe, and then mailing them on the same day in late October—just before the midterm elections, when research shows your letters have the greatest impact. Sign up and get info here.
INCO can provide you with writing hints, envelopes, and nearer the mailing date, postage stamps. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org details.
Coming soon: Social Campaigns in FL and TX.
WHY WE PERSIST
PROGRESS OVER TIME
"Victory or defeat is not measured in one or two election cycles. It is measured by our progress over time. Yes, we are in a perilous moment in our nation’s history—but that is almost always so. Our ancestors did not shrink from the fight, and neither should we. So, let’s stop talking about the “end of democracy” and talk more about our long-term strategy for preserving democracy." -- Robert Hubbell, Today's Edition, February 17, 2022 The cartoon is from Politico.
WRITE VOTERS WITH JAMIE'S CAMPAIGN POSTCARDS Strengthen the Democratic majority in Congress
Be part of a statewide effort to support Jamie McLeod-Skinner for Congress from Oregon's revamped District 5, by writing voters with her campaign postcards. To get postcards, talking points, stamps, and voter addresses, please contact email@example.com
Tuesday,March 8 - INCO South County Community Group Zoom meeting, 6:30 pm - 8 pm. Please RSVP to Kathleenannmacdonald@yahoo.com thru Monday, March 7 for your Zoom link.
TBA - INCO Warrenton Community Group Zoom meeting, 11 am. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Saturday, March 19 - INCO Astoria-North County Community Group Zoom meeting, 11 am - noon.If you are new to this group, contact email@example.com March 18 to get the Zoom link.
Every Friday - INCO Write to Voters (WTV) via Zoom, 3-4 pm. Informal chat while we write letters and postcards to voters. If you are new to this event, contact firstname.lastname@example.org get the Zoom link.
Write To Voters - Elections and issue campaigns need you year-round. INCO encourages you to sign up to write to voters at www.postcardstovoters.org. For general Get Out the Vote letter campaigns, sign up atVote Forward. For prepped postcards, stamps, or information, contact email@example.com.
“My only hope is that things will get so bad that I’ll be forced to do something.” — Ashleigh Brilliant
--Michelle Rial, "Am I Overthinking This?" calendar