If you've changed your name, address, or party affiliation since you last voted, update your registration with your new information by April 26. Final date to register to voteis midnight, Tuesday, April 26. The primary election is May 17.
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!
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!
U.S. PROGRESS CONTINUES: JOBS, RURAL INFRASTRUCTURE, STUDENT LOANS
The Biden administration is proving that a democratic government can answer the needs of ordinary Americans: * The country has been gaining jobs in the last year—7 million jobs * Under Biden, the U.S. has added more than 400,000 jobs a month for 11 months, the longest period of job growth since at least 1939. * President Biden announced a $440 million commitment to an “America the Beautiful Challenge” to attract up to $1 billion in private and philanthropic donations to conserve land, water, and wildlife across the country. * The administration just released a 17-page bipartisan “playbook” to help rural communities identify more than 100 programs designed to fund rural infrastructure. * The newly rebuilt Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, gutted by the former president, will investigate and hold accountable debt collectors that violate patients’ rights. * Last week, Biden extended the moratorium on most federal student loan programs through the end of August
Please tell others about these exciting accomplishments, including on social media or in a letter to the editor.
WE'RE GETTING CLOSE TO $500!
Thanks to generous donors, INCO is close to meeting our fundraising goal. You can put us over the top!
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OPB INTERVIEWS CANDIDATES FOR GOVERNOR
OPB is interviewing candidates for governor, asking them the same questions. Here's the recent interview with Tobias Read, Oregon's State Treasurer.
If you have links for other interviews with gubernatorial candidates, please send them to Laurie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
STEPS TO SAVE DEMOCRACY
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, along with your name, address, and phone.
The primary election is May 17. Update your registration with your new name or address. 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.
Saturday, April 23 - INCO Astoria-North County Community Group Zoom meeting, 11 am - noon.If you are new to this group, contact email@example.com April 22 to get the Zoom link.
Tuesday,May 10 - INCO South County Community Group Zoom meeting, 6:30 pm - 8 pm. Please RSVP to Kathleenannmacdonald@yahoo.com thru Monday, May 9 for your Zoom link.
INCO Warrenton Community Group Zoom meeting. TBA. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com get the Zoom link.
"There is a corollary to the saying that the past is a foreign country: the future is always a foreign country too.” — Anonymous, reader’s comment, New York Times