"Remember that we have never seen the America we’ve been fighting for. So no need to be nostalgic. Right on the other side of this unraveling is opportunity. If we keep fighting no matter what, take care of ourselves & each other, stay strategic & principled, & use all our power." -- Sherrilyn Ifill, civil rights lawyer and president and director-counsel emeritus of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, June 24, 2022.
TELEPHONE TOWN HALL WITH CONGRESSWOMAN BONAMICI
Tuesday, June 28 at 2:30 pm Sign up for a call HERE.
Bonamici will give an update about her recent work in Congress, outline the $10.7 million of Community Project Funding she helped direct to projects throughout NW Oregon, discuss gun violence prevention, and more. Please come with your questions and ideas.
MEET RICK GRAY Non-affiliated candidate for Oregon House, District 32 Thursday, June 30 at 6:30 pm, via Zoom Everyone is welcome to attend. Lots of time for your questions.
A former attorney, secretary of state of Virginia, high school teacher, and professional actor, Rick lives in Cannon Beach. He was the Clatsop County chair for Elizabeth Warren for President.
Also running for State Representative HD-32 are Logan Laity (D), an activist and small business owner from Tillamook, and Cyrus B. Javadi (R), a dentist in Tillamook. INCO has not yet endorsed any candidate for this position.
ZOOM LINK: If you haven't attended an INCO Astoria/North County or South County Community Group meeting before, contact firstname.lastname@example.org by June 29 to get the Zoom link.
ON THE BRINK "On the evening of Jan. 3, 2021, the United States was about one bunch short of becoming a banana republic.” —Dana Milbank,Washington Post, June 23, 2022
THANKING THE COMMITTEE Take a moment to thank the committee members for providing Americans with hearings focused on clarity, facts, and truth - - not on political posturing.
Send a postcard to the committee or to each member US Representative: Bennie Thompson, Chair; Liz Cheney, Zoe Lofgren, Adam Schiff, Pete Aguilar, Stephanie Murphy, Jamie Raskin, Elaine Luria, and Adam Kinzinger. Here's the address:
The Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Phone: (202) 225-7800
WHAT'S NEXT The House Committee investigating Trump's and the GOP's attacks on democracy will reconvene their hearings in July. The committee continues to receive and study new information about the roles of Trump, government officials, and other Republicans in their ongoing attempted coup.
You can help place a gun control initiative on Oregon's November 2022 ballot by signing the initiative petition from home. The deadline for signatures is July 8. The proposed initiative is IP17 - SAFER OWNERS and LESS LETHAL AMMUNITION Common Sense 2022 Initiative Petition. In brief, IP17 will require
• Vote Forward: Personalized letters sent to under-represented and/or minority communities to get out the vote. You print out the letters. VoteFwd.org.
• Postcards To Swing States: Progressive Turnout Project provides the postcards, scripts and addresses to rally Democrats to vote. TurnOutPac.org
WRITE AN LTE 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.
WRITE TO YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS How will your Members of Congress know what you want if you don't tell them? Send a postcard, write an email through their websites. Even better - call and speak to a Congressional staffer, or leave a message. Here's contact information for Senators Wyden and Merkley and Congresswoman Bonamici, and for other elected officials, too.
Thursday, July 14, INCO South County Community Group meeting, via Zoom, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Please RSVP to Kathleenannmacdonald@yahoo.com by Wednesday, July 13 for your Zoom link. This group meets monthly on the second Thursday.
Saturday, July 16, INCO Astoria/North County Community Group meeting, via Zoom, 11 a.m. - noon.ZOOM LINK: If you haven't attended an INCO Astoria/North County meeting before, contact firstname.lastname@example.org by July 15 to get the Zoom link. This group meets monthly on the third Saturday.
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.
“Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one.” -- Charles Mackay, EXTRAORDINARY POPULAR DELUSIONS AND THE MADNESS OF CROWDS, 1841