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This election affects those registered to vote within the city limits of City of Warrenton, in the Cannon Beach Rural Fire Protection District, and in the Mist-Birkenfeld Rural Fire Protection District. 
Every election matters, and every vote counts.
Jessica Craven, author of Chop Wood, Carry Water on Substack, is guest speaker at the next COINversation. If you're not already registered for COIN meetings, register here to get the meeting link and submit a question for Jessica. If you are already registered, you can re-register if you want to submit a question. That's also election night, so we're extra excited to have Jessica with us as we wait for some important results around the country.  
"That's the beauty of democracy, that together we can be more than our individual selves."
 -- Activist Ady Barkan, featured in
 "Not Going Quietly," a documentary about his activism while living with ALS

"Ady Barkan, an activist who fought for access to universal health care, improved home health support and other reforms to America’s health-care system as he suffered from the degenerative disease ALS, died Nov. 1 at a hospital in Santa Barbara, Calif. He was 39."

--Washington Post, November 2, 2023
"From what I have seen of Biden as president, he hasn’t lost a single step in either his judgement or empathy, the two elements of one’s life that become stronger with age and are most important if you have a job like his."
-- Lucian Truscott, 
newsletter, October 22, 2023

"I am so sick of the topic of Biden’s age when his experience overshadows everything. Do we honestly think anyone else could bring more to the table right now? His international experience, steady hand, and yes, empathy, are exactly what this moment needs. Instead of complaining, democrats of every stripe ought to be shouting this from the rooftops, helping to get out the vote, and doing everything possible to get him re-elected. The alternatives are simply not acceptable."
-- C Towers, reader's comment in the Truscott newsletter


"I hope that five years from now (when, hopefully, I reach 81) I have half the intelligence, the understanding of the world, the empathy, the integrity and the ability that Joe Biden has. Many of the people criticizing Biden don't have a clue about the dangers we face in this world with Russian and Chinese dictators trying to extend their reach and their encroachment all across the globe. Joe Biden does. Moreover, until somebody else shows up who can match Joe Biden's abilities, he's the only thing standing between us and a dictatorship that will be unimaginable to all these people who think is is too old to be president."
-- Forrest Laws, reader's comment in the Truscott newsletter

“This was the problem with giving people the power to make choices for you; they just went right ahead and did it.”
— Leah Franqui, MOTHER LAND
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