Monday, March 7, 2022

3-7-2022 Newsletter


"On this date in 1789, the first U.S. Congress met for the first time, operating under the U.S. Constitution and cementing it into existence.

"Pretty cool we’ve kept it going for 234 years."
-- Heather Cox Richardson, American historian, March 4, 2022

"Scenes from the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine," Washington Post, March 5, 2022.
•  Kudos to COIN volunteers, including INCO activist Cheryl Conway, who tracked bills endorsed by COIN during the legislature's session this year that ended Friday. Lots of good news for Oregonians related to forests, social and criminal justice, immigration, health care, voting, and more.

For a copy of Cheryl's spreadsheet with info about specific bills, contact

•  Recently new House Speaker Dan Rayfield, D-Corvallis, asked the bipartisan Coastal Caucus to divvy up $100 million for rural infrastructure projects. “The coast did well,” Rep. David Gomberg, D-Otis, told Yachats News. “There will be help for projects ranging from courthouses, to airports to water systems to parks.” More details here
Share your values. Inspire others.
Democracy vs. authoritarianism
Voters vs. voter suppression and voter apathy 
Democracy vs. authoritarianism
Voters vs. voter suppression and voter apathy 
Democracy vs. authoritarianism

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, along with your name, address, and phone.


The incumbent Clatsop County Commissioners on the May 17 primary election ballot are so far running unopposed. They are District 1, Mark Kujala, District 3, Pam Wev; and District 5, Liane Thompson. More information about filing to run for office is here, or call the County Elections Office at 503-325-8605.  
Thanks to the Washington Post for this graphic showing how big Ukraine is. Other information and similar graphics comparing US and Ukrainian cities are here.
Tuesday, March 8 - INCO South County Community Group Zoom meeting, 6:30 pm - 8 pm. Please RSVP to thru Monday, March 7 for your Zoom link.

INCO Warrenton Community Group Zoom meeting. No meeting in March. Contact 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 by 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 to 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  

Write To Voters - Elections and issue campaigns need you year-round. 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 prepped postcards, stamps, or information, contact
“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -and a lot of courage- to move in the opposite direction.”  
— E.F. Schumacher, author of 
Small Is Beautiful: A Study of Economics As If People Mattered
--Michelle Rial, "Am I Overthinking This?" calendar
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INCO Weekly Newsletter  March 7, 2022