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KEEP IT SHORT AND SWEET AND SIMPLE
If you don’t like how the media consistently criticize the Biden administration, then tell the world what it's doing right! Even local and state elections are affected by national politics.
You can help make sure there is at least one Letter to the Editor reflecting Biden and Democratic achievements in every issue of the Astorian from now til November.
Voters need to know: • Biden and Democrats passed $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan - no Republicans voted for this! - to shore up the economy, displaced workers and businesses impacted by the pandemic. Money went to millions of people, including
-directly to citizens as stimulus checks -for renter and landlord relief -for unemployment -for hospitals and health clinics -for schools -paycheck protection program for businesses to pay employees
So pick a bullet point, any bullet point, or come up with your own. 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
YOUR MONEY AND CAMPAIGNS
"You’re going to want to support good people who are actually running for office. Find someone you like and send a contribution. Otherwise the folks who get elected are going to be sworn into their new jobs believing that all their success is due to the generosity of extremely rich people and lobbyists." -- Gail Collins, New York Times column, February 2, 2022
POSTCARDS FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE
You're invited to use INCO's "Be a Voter" postcards when you write to voters. We prep the cards for you to save you time and work so you can focus on writing. If you'd like these free postcards, contact Laurie at email@example.com. INCO can also provide you with envelopes if you're writing Vote Forward letters to voters, and with postage stamps for letters and postcards. More info below in HAPPENINGS.
OBITUARY FOR THE GOP
"On Friday, the governing body of the GOP declared that the violent assault on the Capitol and the attempt to overthrow the 2020 election constituted “legitimate political discourse.” With those words, the political organization formerly known as the Republican Party ceased to exist." Read the rest of Robert Hubbell's column here.
Senator Armitage is our interim state senator and will serve through this year. Voters will elect a new state senator in November. Armitage is a Democrat from Warren. Her senate committee assignments are: Veterans & Emergency Preparedness, Finance & Revenue, and Joint Information Management and Technology (which she will co-chair).
She wants to hear from you and asks that you let her know about local meetings you'd like her to attend.
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, Oregon's District 5, by writing Oregon voters with her campaign postcards. To get postcards and voter addresses, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday,February 8 - INCO South County Community Group Zoom meeting, 6:30 pm - 8 pm. Please RSVP to Kathleenannmacdonald@yahoo.com thru Monday, February 7 for your Zoom link.
Saturday, February12- INCO Warrenton Community Group Zoom meeting, 11 am. Contact email@example.com by February 11 for more information.
Saturday, February 19 - INCO Astoria - North County Community Group Zoom meeting, 11am - noon. If you are new to this group, contact firstname.lastname@example.org by February 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 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 supplies, stamps, or information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The rule of law is precisely as robust as our willingness to fight for it. And to fight for it is not quite the same thing as to ask, ‘Isn’t there a law?’” -- Dahlia Lithwick, Slate
--Michelle Rial, "Am I Overthinking This?" calendar