"In many ways, safety is an illusion. Danger is real. But bravery and a faith in the treasure of democracy and the power of goodness is also very real and durable." -- Reader's Comment, New York Times, February 24, 2022
"I will tell you that democracy in and of itself is defiantly optimistic. It is hope triumphing over adversity. It is the best of human nature winning out over the worst of human nature. And tyrants know that democracy and democratic ideals are a threat to them." -- Senator Cory Booker
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. You can also register at https://bit.ly/COIN030122.
TUTORIAL FOR TRACKING AND TESTIFYING IN SALEM
Former Representative Bill Post created an excellent YouTube Video tutorial on how to use OLIS not only to testify, but also to follow bills, get alerts when they are about to have hearings and most anything else. Check it out here.
LOCAL LETTERS MATTER Share your values. Inspire others.
Among Biden's accomplishments as President: rebuilding global unity against Russian aggression. Our Letters to the Editor in every issue of the Astorian from now until November can inform voters and promote voting.
Write a few sentences or more, up to 250 words. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with your name, address, and phone.
BE A LETTER-WRITER
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com get the Zoom link.
Write postcards for Jamie. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
INSIGHTS “When they break the rules, you affirm the rule, you don’t affirm anarchy.” — Timothy Snyder, historian and author, February, 2022, New Yorker Radio Hour
--Michelle Rial, "Am I Overthinking This?" calendar