COINversation: Response for Roe (We Won’t Go Back)
Tuesday, July 19 at 7 pm, via Zoom Register at bit.ly/COIN71922 Submit your questions in the Zoom Chat.
What we need to know about the Dobbs decision How we can protect abortion rights.
The panel of speakers will include Christel Allen, Executive Director ProChoice Oregon; Evelyn Estrada, political liaison, ProChoice Oregon; Megan Kovacs, Northwest Abortion Access Fund; Cassie Purdy, Political Director for Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon and Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon.
"The news is the news; it isn’t you, and it isn’t your destiny. You get to decide how you react to the news, whether you read it or not. Choose hope; choose perseverance; choose to lead others by example. If we all do that, we will surely win. It is only a matter of time." -- Robert Hubbell,"UNHINGED," July 13, 2022
WHY YOUR VOICE AND VOTE MATTER
A shockingly high number of Americans don't acknowledge the threats to America posed by Trump and the GOP. That's why Indivisible's pro-democracy work - YOUR work - is more important than ever. More details about the July 5-7 New York Times survey are here.
DO SOMETHING GREAT FOR DEMOCRACY
Robert Hubbell suggests pro-democracy actionsto shape the news. Good people around the country invite you to work with them for democracy. If we don't act, who will?
NEXT JANUARY 6 HEARING IS THURSDAY
The bipartisan Congressional committee investigating the attempted coup and January 6 investigation announced Friday that it would hold the hearing on Thursday, July 21 at 5 pm Pacific Time. It will be televised live and streamed on YouTube and other venues.
HOW TO REPORT A HATE CRIME
Anyone can report a bias incident or a hate crime at www.StandAgainstHate.Oregon.Gov or by calling Oregon DOJ’s Bias Response Hotline at 1-844-924-BIAS (2427) Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm, with an after-hours voicemail system.
HELPERS, BUILDERS, AND DREAMERS
"We can look up — at the cosmos and at our own futures — to find the inspiration to keep going. In the end, it is better to bet on the helpers more than the obstructionists, the builders more than the destroyers, and the dreamers more than the cynics." -- Dan Rather, journalist, "Steady," July 17, 2022
"ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES"
"To think that people demonstrating in the street determines legislation and the appointment of judges in this country is absurd. This is on the American people who are too lazy to vote in every election and, as has been said many times before, it is also on the progressive purists who were so stubborn in their dislike for Hillary Clinton that they decided she was worse than either staying home or voting for a human wrecking ball.
"Elections have consequences and the people we elect make legislation and appoint judges who rule on cases that have real affects on the lives of real people. Republicans get this, that is why many Republicans who absolutely hate trump voted for him and gave full throated endorsements of his candidacy. They have already said that they would vote for him again. They had their eye on the prize- judges and justices-despite their dislike for their odious candidate. I am so sick of hearing progressives complain that they did vote and Roe v. Wade was still overturned, as if one election makes a difference.
"The overturn of Roe v. Wade was the result decades of planning and strategy. Why is it that only Republicans understand this simple concept? There is not much that Biden can do without 60 votes in the Senate. This is not Biden's fault. This is the result of decades of planning.
"When are Americans who lean Democrat going to learn that protecting and keeping a democracy is hard work?" -- Norah Astorgah, New York Times, Reader's Comment, July 16, 2022
WRITE TO SAVE DEMOCRACY
The key to Democratic victories in 2020 elections is increasing voter turnout.
Please sign up to get out the vote for pro-democracy candidates. For prepped or blank postcards, stamps, or information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
WRITE TO VOTERS • Postcards To Voters: Handwritten postcards sent to Democrats to get out the vote. PTV provides scripts.Sign up at the website or at join@TonyTheDemocrat.org. • Vote Forward:Personalized letters sent to under-represented and/or minority communities to get out the vote. You print the letters and add a few sentences. • Postcards To Swing States: Progressive Turnout Project provides the postcards, scripts and addresses to rally Democrats to vote.
WRITE AN LTE Write a Letter to the Editor (LTE) - 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, Congresswoman Bonamici, and for other elected officials..
INCO-Warrenton is doing a road clean-up on July 30 and August 13th. All are invited. Contact Carmen at 503-440-2312 for details.
INCO South County Community Group meeting.Next meeting date TBA.
INCO Astoria/North County Community Group meeting - - No meeting in July.
INCO Write to Voters (WTV) - on hiatus until September 9.
“Humans are by turns a hot mess and a warm heart, a grabby two year old and a wise elder, selfish and generous, evil and saintly. We suffer from civilization-wide attention deficit disorder, unable to pick something and stick with it until it actually works. And, definitely, irreversibly unable to play nice with others in any sustained way.” — Merianne Myers, hipfish monthly, July 2022