A volunteer wrote this short and sweet postcard to a voter. Use your favorite colors and creativity to write your postcards.
WE MUST HELP GOOD PEOPLE AND POLICIES WIN
"I have mentioned PostcardsToVoters.org before here. Volunteers across the country recently handwrote 204,000 postcards to Democrats in Kansas to ask them to vote NO on the confusing ballot amendment that would have gutted choice in Kansas. Then volunteers wrote 53,000 reminder postcards to Minnesota Democrats to GOTV for Jeff Ettinger in Special Election in a tough district. He shockingly lost by only a few points, improving his chances for prevailing in November. We just got done writing for Pat Ryan's Special Election this Tuesday. In September, we will start writing for major races all over the country.
HELP WANTED! It's easy to join or restart with PostcardsToVoters.org! Just text "join" or "hello"to 484-275-2229, or write an email to Join@TonytheDemocrat.org. PTV postcards can be written and mailed from any location in the USA. All you need to get started are postcards and stamps!" -- Sarah O'Neill, Substack comment
CITY ELECTIONS: IF YOU DON'T RUN, WHO WILL?
Who do you want making decisions about your tax dollars? Voters will elect mayors and city councilors and commissioners in November. For more details, contact each city administration. Candidates may file complete applications until Tuesday, August 30.
ASTORIA: Council positions of Mayor, Ward 1 and Ward 3. Election information and forms may be foundat www.astoria.or.us.
WARRENTON, GEARHART, SEASIDE, AND CANNON BEACH: File for mayor and city commissioner/councilor through the Clatsop County Elections office.
“… after all is said and done, integrity and courage are what we seek in our leaders; policy can be negotiated.” -- Reader’s comment, New York Times, August 17, 2022
SUPPORT PRO-DEMOCRACY CANDIDATES STOP ELECTION DENIERS
"And yet, the Big Lie that Trump won the 2020 election is still spreading. Amy Gardner in the Washington Post reports that 54 out of 87 Republican nominees in the states that were battlegrounds in 2020 are election deniers. Had they held power in 2020, they could have overturned the votes for Biden and given the election to Trump. In the 41 states that have already winnowed their candidates, more than half the Republicans—250 candidates in 469 contests—claim to believe the lie that Trump won in 2020." --Heather Cox Richardson, August 15, 2022
WHAT YOU CAN DO Display yard signs, write to voters, donate, go door-to-door, do campaign texting or phoning, write LTEs, volunteer.
ANOTHER OPTION "I am cheered by the amazing community that participates in www.forcemultiplierus.org. We are all volunteer and in 5 years have raised 11 million dollars for federal candidates and voter empowerment orgs. We hold great events on Zoom for now. Our motto is “we do the research so you don’t have to.” We have no budget , no bank account , just amazing committed volunteers .” — Dale Smith
WRITE TO SAVE DEMOCRACY
The key to Democratic victories in 2022 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 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 Community Group meeting. Next meeting date TBA. 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. Next meeting date TBA.
INCO Write to Voters (WTV) - on hiatus until September 9.
INSIGHTS "People will sometimes forgive you the good you have done them, but seldom the harm they have done to you." --Somerset Maugham, English novelist and playwright