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DIGNITY AND DEMOCRACY
If you need a dose of hope and a reminder of democracy's belief in human dignity, check out this recent columnby American historian Heather Cox Richardson.
This photo of Ukraine was taken before the war by Heather Cox Richardson's friend, Nadia Povalinkska, who recently fled her home in Ukraine.
CANDIDATES FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER
District 1: incumbent Mark Kujala, Warrenton District 3: incumbent Pam Wev, Astoria; Nathan Pinkstaff, Astoria District 5: incumbent Liane Thompson, Arch Cape; Steve Dillard, Seaside
This election is May 17. Final date to register to voteis midnight, Tuesday, April 26.
SHARE YOUR VALUES. INSPIRE OTHERS. WRITE A LETTER TO THE EDITOR! Democracy vs. authoritarianism Voters vs. voter suppression and voter apathy May 17 primary election
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 email@example.com, along with your name, address, and phone.
BE A LETTER-WRITER
WHEN GOVERNMENT IS LEGITIMATE
"If history is any guide, we are at the point when voters of all parties must push back, to say that we do, in fact, believe in the principles stated in the Declaration of Independence, that all people are created equal, and that our government is legitimate only if we have a say in it." -- Heather Cox Richardson, historian, March 12, 2022 newsletter
WHY INDIVISIBLE EXISTS "Republicans are following a step-by-step plan to transform elections and the electorate."
"1. First, undercount the number of Black and brown people who are in the country, in order to skew congressional districts and the Electoral College.... 2. Use census data to racially gerrymander states.... 3. The next step is to erect barriers to when, how and if people can cast a ballot.4. Then allow big money to operate virtually unchecked to influence the electorate.... 4. Then allow big money to operate virtually unchecked to influence the electorate.... 5. Reject as many ballots as possible.... 6. Change “the referees” of elections, as States United Action put it.... 7. Finally, have a Supreme Court stacked in such a way that it is hesitant to step in and beat back these restrictions...."
INCO Warrenton Community Group Zoom meeting. No meeting in March. 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.
Tuesday,April 12 - INCO South County Community Group Zoom meeting, 6:30 pm - 8 pm. Please RSVP to Kathleenannmacdonald@yahoo.com thru Monday, April 11 for your 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 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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Nevertheless, I should never have allowed the gates of the town to be opened to people who assert that there are higher considerations than those of decency." -- J. M. Coetzee, WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS
--Michelle Rial, "Am I Overthinking This?" calendar