Monday, April 18, 2022

4-18-2022 Newsletter

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 vote is 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: from the comfort of home!
INCO endorses Pam for re-election. Get more info at and on Facebook at Re-elect Pamela Wev.
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

-- Heather Cox Richardson, American historian, Letters from an American, April 11, 2022

Please tell others about these exciting accomplishments, including on social media
or in a letter to the editor.

Thanks to generous donors, INCO is close to meeting our fundraising goal. You can put us over the top!
Donate to INCO in April, and Indivisible national will MATCH your contribution up to $500, for a total of $1000 to INCO.
Your contribution to INCO this month will promote informed voting and support a vigorous campaign and election season to elect progressives to office in 2022. Use this link  so Indivisible will double your contribution, up to a total of $500. 
Only donations given through this ActBlue site will be doubled by Indivisible. 
Thank you for supporting INCO.
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
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

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, 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 vote is 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 up here. 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 by April 22 to get the Zoom link.

 May 10 - INCO South County Community Group Zoom meeting, 6:30 pm - 8 pm. Please RSVP to thru Monday, May 9 for your Zoom link.

INCO Warrenton Community Group Zoom meeting. TBA. Contact 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 to get the Zoom link. 
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INCO Weekly Newsletter  April 18, 2022