“This is the solstice, the still point of the sun, its cusp and midnight, the year’s threshold and unlocking, where the past lets go of and becomes the future; the place of caught breath.” ― Margaret Atwood
AT LAST . . . .
Next week is shaping up to be a rollercoaster ride! Keep your hands, arms, feet, and legs inside the vehicle at all times, and hold on to personal items that may come loose during the ride!
On Monday, December 19, the J6 Committee will hold its final public hearing at 1:00 PM Eastern / 10:00 AM Pacific. The Committee will vote on criminal referrals to the DOJ and approve the final report. Per media reports, the Committee will recommend that the DOJ prosecute Trump for insurrection, obstruction of an official proceeding, and conspiracy to defraud the US.
On Tuesday, December 20, the House Ways and Means Committee will meet to reviewTrump’s tax returns. At the meeting, the Committee can vote to make Trump’s tax returns public!
On Wednesday, December 21, the J6 Committee will release its final report. -- Robert Hubbell, Today's Edition, Substack, December 16, 2022
MORE GOOD NEWS
Every Sunday Jessica Craven highlights positive developments in politics, science, global affairs, climate, and more in her excellent Substack newsletter, Chop Wood, Carry Water. We think you'll enjoy this week's list.
REMEMBER THEIR NAMES
These are the 34 Republican Members of Congress who exchanged text messages with Donald Trump’s Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows, about assorted schemes to overturn the 2020 election. Oregonians don't have a vote regarding any of these traitors*, but we can continue our work to support and elect candidates and representatives who actively defend democracy.
Rep. Rick Allen (Georgia) Rep. Brian Babin (Texas) Rep. Andy Biggs (Arizona) Rep. Dan Bishop (North Carolina) Rep. Kevin Brady (Texas) Rep. Mo Brooks (Alabama) Rep. Ted Budd (North Carolina) Rep. Andrew Clyde (Georgia) Sen. Kevin Cramer (North Dakota) Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) Rep. Warren Davidson (Ohio) Rep. Tom Emmer (Minnesota) Rep. Bob Gibbs (Ohio) Rep. Louie Gohmert (Texas) Rep. Paul Gosar (Arizona) Rep. Mark Green (Tennessee) Rep. Jody Hice (Georgia) Rep. Richard Hudson (North Carolina) Rep. Mike Johnson (Louisiana) Sen. Ron Johnson (Wisconsin) Rep. Jim Jordan (Ohio) Rep. Fred Keller (Pennsylvania) Rep. Mike Kelly (Pennsylvania) Sen. Mike Lee (Utah) Rep. Billy Long (Missouri) Rep. Barry Loudermilk (Georgia) Sen. Cynthia Lummis (Wyoming) Rep. Barry Moore (Alabama) Rep. Greg Murphy (North Carolina) Rep. Ralph Norman (South Carolina) Sen. David Perdue (Georgia) Rep. Scott Perry (Pennsylvania) Rep. Chip Roy (Texas) Rep. Marjorie Taylor-Greene (Georgia)
*"Traitors" is the opinion of the editor, Laurie Caplan, and does not necessarily reflect the views of INCO or its leadership team.
The New York Times featured the names and photos of the 147 Congressional Republicans who voted to overturn the 2020 Presidential election results. Representative Cliff Bentz of Oregon was one of them and was re-elected in the November 2022 midterm.
PLEASE CALL TODAY They won't know what you want if you don't tell them.
Please take a few minutes to call Senator Merkley's office (202-224-3753) and Senator Wyden's office (202-223-5244) and ask them to stay in session until the following Indivisible priorities are passed in these final weeks this session of Congress.
PASS S4573, The Electoral Count Act, to strengthen the presidential certification procedures and prevent future presidents from trying to overturn an election, as we witnessed Donald Trump try to do.
Lift the debt ceiling through reconciliation, to prevent the GOP from holding our government hostage in order to get their legislative agenda passed. Key Republicans in Congress are threatening to block raising the debt ceiling. If they succeed, the American and global economies would implode.
Thursday, January 12 - INCO South County Community Group, 6:30-7:30 pm, via Zoom. All INCO members are invited to attend. Contact Bebe at firstname.lastname@example.org get the Zoom link.
INSIGHTS “You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” --John Bunyan, 17th century English writer and preacher