"At the very minimum, this situation represents a major breach of national security. Do we really believe that any other citizen of this country, which is who post-presidency Trump is, would be walking free if found in possession of these documents?" -- Dan Rather, journalist, Substack newsletter, August 26, 2022
"We have to wonder, who else now knows the secrets designed to keep Americans safe? Multiple news stories during Trump’s presidency noted that even then, Mar-a-Lago was notoriously insecure. And, unthinkable though it should be but sadly is not, what if secret documents have already been given or sold into the hands of foreign actors whose interests conflict with ours?" -- Heather Cox Richardson, historian, Substack newsletter, August 26, 2022
DEADLINE TOMORROW TO RUN FOR CITY OFFICES
Voters will elect mayors, 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.
INSPIRATION AND ACTION
Be inspired by the news and actions suggested at Chop Wood, Carry Water, a substack newsletter written by Jessica Craven.
MORE GOP HYPOCRISY ... and they're not even embarrassed
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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.
"I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute." --- Rebecca West, British author and journalist