"I often wish I could just do something. But what can I do about Climate, Gun Control, Trump, etc? Jessica Cravenhas charted out meaningful things we can actually do. She is very inspirational too. I highly recommend her newsletter. Watch one of her videos and you will not sleep. She is amazing, and shows how we can actually make a difference. Like encouraging high school seniors to register." -- Joseph Ball, Substack newsletter comment, September 2, 2022
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Show your support for reproductive healthcare with your free ROEVEMBER button made by INCO's Bebe Michel. Republican candidates are scrubbing their websites and campaigns of anti-choice rhetoric, but their agenda remains as it was: government should control women's bodies.
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 WTV, please contact email@example.com get the Zoom link.
"We have reached a watershed in American politics. The president of the United States has told us directly that our system of government is under attack. What happens next is, in every way, up to us." -- Tom Nichols, The Atlantic,September 2, 2022
"The stakes are high. Going into the midterms this fall, the G.O.P. need only gain six seats in the House and one seat in the Senate to retake control of those chambers, thwarting any hope of advancing federal abortion protections or any number of other liberal priorities. -- Tom Bonier, C.E.O. of TargetSmart, a data and polling firm; in the New York Times,"Women Are So Fired Up to Vote, I’ve Never Seen Anything Like It,"September 3, 2022
"It is Republicans in races across the country who have made election lies the central rationale for their campaigns. That means our democracy is literally on the ballot. Its future, our future, as a nation of laws where the government is accountable to the will of the majority, will be decided by politics." -- Dan Rather, journalist, Substack, September 3, 2022
"The GOP itself might not meet the full definition of a “fascist” party—not yet, anyway—but it’s not a normal party, and its base is not an ordinary political movement. It is, instead, a melding of the remnants of a once-great party with an authoritarian, violent, seditionistpersonality cult bent on capturing and exercising power solely to benefit its own members and punish its imagined enemies among other Americans.
"....Glaring drivers jacked up on Fox News and talk radio flying “Fuck Joe Biden” flags on their cars aren’t fascists; they’re the raw material of fascism, the battering rams that actual fascists—cleverer and nimbler than the hapless overgrown adolescents who will end up in front of a judge—will use to knock down our institutions by goading them into violence." -- Tom Nichols, The Atlantic newsletter, 8-30-22
"Just a year after the January 6 riot at the Capitol, 717 companies and industry groups had given more than $18 million to 143 of the 147 Republicans in Congress who voted to overturn the 2020 election." - US Representative Adam Schiff, CA
"The historian Timothy Snyder has coined the term “schizofascism” to describe this sort of rhetoric: people acting like fascists while calling their enemies fascists, as the Russian propaganda machine continues to do with Ukraine.” — Masha Gessen, newyorker.com
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'Dictatorships are never as strong as they think they are, and people are never as weak as they think they are.' " --- Gene Sharp