Monday, May 6, 2024

5-6-24 Newsletter

 

DID YOU GET YOUR BALLOT?
Every vote matters. Your vote matters.
Ballots were mailed last week. If you haven't received yours by May 8, call the Clatsop County Elections Office at 503-325-8605‬. Or go to 820 Exchange, Ste 220, Astoria.
 
Ballots are due or must be postmarked by Tuesday, May 21, at 8 pm.
DROP BOX: You can take your ballot to a drop box - locations listed here.
MAIL: If you mail your ballot -free postage - make sure you put your completed ballot in the mail by May 15 because all local mail now is shipped to Portland for postmarking.
WHO ARE THEY?
Learn about the candidates! Clatsop County Commissioners decide many issues, including health and safety,  housing, and land use. Winners of state office will oversee Oregon's treasury, elections, and legal system. Our choices on May 21 will affect us for decades to come. 
 
Find out about the candidates who want your vote!
•Voters Information Pamphlet, from the Clatsop County Elections office
COINversations  Recorded in April. COIN is Consolidated Oregon Indivisible Network
• AAUW's Candidates Forum, recorded by KMUN
A CURIOUS CONTRAST
"In a curious contrast to authoritarian regimes’ attempts to impose a fa├žade of electoral credibility, leaders who fear losing power in a democratic system have taken to sowing distrust in elections."
-- Freedom House 
INCO ENDORSES TESSA SCHELLER
FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER, DISTRICT 2 
"It's not Republican voters who elect Republican politicians.
It’s Democratic voters who stay home that elect Republicans . . . ." 
— Brian Hassett
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TRUMP 2.0 AND PROJECT 2025
Check out these highlights of the recent Time magazine cover story and interview with Trump, summarized by Joyce Vance in Civil Discourse
"Trump would permit red states with restrictive abortion laws to monitor women’s pregnancies and prosecute those who violate bans. Have you seen the ad with two young women in a car trying to escape Alabama to get medical care, only to be stopped by law enforcement as they approach the border? That’s Trump 2.0."

"Trump would consider pardoning the people involved in the January 6 attack on the Capitol, including more than 800 who have pled guilty or been convicted. Among them are members of the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys, who were convicted of seditious conspiracy."

"Trump won’t commit to aiding an attacked ally in Europe or Asia if he thinks that country isn’t paying enough for its own defense."

 Trump has adopted the GOP's Project 2025  -- or more likely, the Project 2025 leaders and funders have adopted Trump. You're familiar with some of their policies already: Think 1984Brave New World, and The Handmaid's Tale. Think authoritarian regimes around the world, including Iran, China, Russia, North Korea, Syria, and others.  

•  Another Substack newsletter about Project 2025 is How to Tell Your Friends About Project 2025. Basic Q&As show that many Americans are already suffering under Republican-led laws from Project 2025.

WRITE TO VOTERS
TUESDAYS  •  3 - 4:30 pm
WineKraft, 77 11th Street, Astoria
On the RiverWalk, just inside the east end of the building, up the ramp on your left
No purchase necessary.


NEW!  WEDNESDAYS  •  3 - 4:30 pm
Geneia's home in Seaside
Please contact geneiajam60@gmail.com for details.

 
INCO provides postcards, scripts, pens, stamps, and Wite-Out.
We'll help you get started if you're new to writing voters.
 
Research shows that voters love the colorful, personalized, handwritten postcards written by volunteers across the country. Your postcards help win elections! 
THE GOP VS. AMERICANS
"Republicans are engaged in the process of dismantling the federal government, working to get rid of its regulation of business, basic social welfare laws and the taxes needed to pay for such measures, the promotion of infrastructure, and the protection of civil rights. To do so, they have increasingly argued that the states, rather than the federal government, are the centerpiece of our democratic system.
....
"Vice President Kamala Harris was in Jacksonville, Florida, today to talk about reproductive rights. She put the fight over abortion in the larger context of the discriminatory state laws that have, historically, constructed a world in which some people have more rights than others. “This is a fight for freedom,” she said, “the fundamental freedom to make decisions about one’s own body and not have their government tell them what they’re supposed to do.”" 
-- Heather Cox Richardson,
 Letters from an American, May 1, 2024
INCO INSIGHTS
"Do what you can
Where you are
With what you've got."
 --Theodore Roosevelt
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