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"ODE TO AMERICA"
Need some good cheer? Check out James Parker's "Ode to America" in The Atlantic magazine. Sample: "America, it's true what they say about you - all the good stuff."
WHAT THE MAY 17 ELECTION IS ABOUT
"The May 17 ballot will include partisan candidates for Governor, Congress, the state House and half of the state Senate. Those nominations will be decided by the respective registrants in the Republican and Democratic parties which means that non-affiliated voters will not vote in those races. Winners of the Primary will face off in the November General Election which is open to all voters.
"The May ballot will also include races for non-partisan positions that are decided by voters regardless of party registration. Those include statewide Labor Commissioner, judges, and local offices including County Commissioners. All voters can participate in those elections. If a candidate gets more than 50% of the vote, they win. If not, the top two finishers advance to the November ballot.
"And finally, the May ballot may also include local taxes, bonds, and initiatives. Nominees of the Independent Party will be decided in caucuses rather than the May election, and at least one major but non-affiliated candidate for Governor is expected to qualify for the November election by collecting petition signatures.
"More information will be available in the Voters Pamphlet which is available online after April 18 and mailed at the end of April."
Thanks to State Representative David Gomberg, House District 10, for this information.
AAUW (American Association of University Women) CANDIDATES FORUMS
Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at 7 pm - Astoria Lower floor of Patriot Hall at Clatsop Community College, Astoria Space for social distancing. This event will be recorded. Candidates for Oregon State Senate District 16, State Representative District 32, and Clatsop County Commissioner Districts 1, 3, and 5 seats are invited to speak and answer questions.
Wednesday, April 20, 6-8pm, via Zoom - Tillamook The American Association of University Women-AAUW Tillamook, in partnership with the Tillamook Headlight Herald, the Tillamook County Pioneer, and the Pacific City-Woods Chamber of Commerce are hosting a virtual Candidates Forum for several of the contested races. Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9618460049...join from the comfort of home!
"USE OUR VOICES TO DEFEND THE TRUTH"
"It is exhausting to be in a fight with those who are unconstrained by the truth. What started as a fringe movement has moved into the mainstream of the Republican Party and threatens the underpinnings of our democracy. Each of us has a responsibility to speak the truth and call out lies. The good news is that there are more of us than there are of them. If we all use our voices to defend the truth, we can overcome the cynical efforts of those who deny the truth for political purposes. Write, post, email, tweet, and call. The democracy you save may be your own." --Robert Hubbell, Today's Edition newsletter, on Substack, April 4, 2022
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.
Write a Letter to the Editor (LTE) - LTEs in the Astorian can inform voters and promote voting. You don't have to be an expert, just someone who cares about an issue. Write a few sentences or more, up to 250 words. Send to email@example.com, along with your name, address, and phone.
The primary election is May 17. Final date to register to voteis midnight, Tuesday, April 26. On the ballot: candidates for governor, Clatsop County Commissioners, State Senate District 16, State House District 32. Check out candidates in this virtual forum recently hosted by Clatsop County Democrats. Be a voter!
Support Pam: INCO endorsed Pam Wev for re-election as Clatsop County Commissioner. To display a yard sign to re-elect Pam, sign uphere.Donate or volunteer at her website.
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.
Saturday, April 23 - INCO Astoria-North County Community Group Zoom meeting, 11 am - noon.If you are new to this group, contact firstname.lastname@example.org April 22 to get the Zoom link.
INCO Warrenton Community Group Zoom meeting. TBA. Contact email@example.com for more information.
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.
“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.” - Elie Wiesel