Tuesday, July 2, 2024

7-1-24 Newsletter


They risked everything to sign the Declaration of Independence. We get to celebrate - and take action to defend our freedoms. 
-- Simon Rosenberg, The Hopium Chronicles, June 28, 2024
“I know I’m not a young man, to state the obvious. I don’t walk as easy as I used to. I don’t speak as smoothly as I used to. I don’t debate as well as I used to. But I know what I do know: I know how to tell the truth. I know right from wrong. And I know how to do this job. I know how to get things done. And I know like millions of Americans know, when you get knocked down you get back up.”"
-- President Biden speaking in North Carolina today, quoted in Dan Rather, Steady, June 28, 2024
"You know who’s enjoying watching us beat ourselves senseless because one debate didn’t go the way we wanted?

"Donald Trump and the Republican Party."

*  Read the rest of Lucian Truscott's column here. He's spot-on correct, as usual!
The GOP wants you to give up. Don't. 
"Everyone can do something, and even a little more." 
-- Beatrice, INCO activist
* Talk with others about issues that matter to them. Find common ground with shared values. Help them get accurate info about candidates. Encourage them to vote.

* Campaigns for progressive candidates need you! Volunteer, donate, buy merchandise, encourage people you know to vote for them. Google a state to find who's running for Congress - and then get to work!

Write a Letter to the Editor about the values and issues that matter to you. Share your political passions! Even a paragraph has a big impact. Submit your LTE to The Astorian here, Seaside Signal here
We need an honest and civil state representative. 
State Representative Cyrus Javadi (R-Tillamook) pretends to represent all his constituents, including all of us in House District 32. However, he continues to demonize Democrats and parrot MAGA/GOP talking points. 

Logan Laity withdrew last week as the Democratic candidate against Javadi. The Democratic Party of Oregon will accept applications for the new candidate until 5 p.m. on July 16. The party will hold a candidates’ forum at 6 p.m. on July 18 before the convention opens in Seaside. House District 32 covers all of Clatsop and Tillamook counties and Clatskanie in Columbia County. Info courtesy of The Astorian.

Many candidates for public office were encouraged to run by their friends, so please talk with people you know who you'd like to see as our State Representative.

Remember Tiffiny Mitchell, INCO leader and progressive Oregon state representative from 2019-2021? Tiffiny worked effectively with constituents and other legislators across the political spectrum. We admired how she withstood heckling from anti-vaxxers and right-wingers at her numerous town halls - and then met with them afterwards to talk about their concerns. She and her husband moved to Washington State for his work, and now Tiffiny's running for the WA legislature from the Port Orchard area, District 26.

Tiffiny says, "I want people to have a real option for a progressive candidate, and in a post-Roe world, I want people to have an option to vote for someone who actually believes that women should have control over their own bodies.  And I say that because, [the] incumbent Republican is anti-choice, anti-worker, and anti-climate.  

"I've been told I don't do easy things, and so I guess that could explain why I chose to run in a hard race against an incumbent. That said, in a world where it is becoming more and more important to have people willing to stand up for progressive values and basic rights, to me it's more important than simply winning a race. It's about making sure that these values get represented and that we protect what we have.  And if I don't try--well, then what can we say about the outcome?"

Check out her website, 
www.VoteTiffinyMitchell.com. Your donation now will help Tiffiny win the August 6th primary. Donate online or mail a check to: 

Vote Tiffiny Mitchell
PO Box 218
Port Orchard, WA 98366
Last week we wrote for key Senate campaigns: Sherrod Brown in Ohio and Ruben Gallego in Arizona. This week we hope to write for Oregon's Congressional campaigns.

TUESDAYS, 3 - 4:30 pm - WineKraft, at the east end of Pier 11 Mall, 77 11th Street, Astoria  No purchase necessary.  

Invite a friend to come with you!
INCO provides postcards, scripts, pens, stamps, and Wite-Out.
Week 1: Economic hardship for farmers, higher grocery prices

One of Joyce's readers investigated what would it mean for her grocery bill and access to food if Trump's proposed massive deportations of immigrants happens: 

"When Alabama passed its anti-immigrant Bill [in 2011], people fearing arrest and detention as a prelude to expulsion fled the state. 
A preliminary assessment in 2011 while the bill was being challenged in court suggested it would cost the state $40 million, shrinking the workforce and the taxpayer base. Alabama’s Agriculture Commissioner said at the time that “the economic hardship to farmers and agribusiness will reverberate throughout Alabama’s economy, as one-fifth of all jobs in our state come from farming.

"By February of 2012, when there was hard data to pull from, 
the assessment had increased dramatically, suggesting the Bill reduced the state’s GDP by $2.3 to $10.8 billion annually. That’s just one state. Imagine it played out across the country."
Joyce VanceCivil Discourse, June 25, 2024

"Project 2025 would affect us across the board—education, the economy, small businesses, the Federal Election Commission. It would radically alter how we live, and the changes would come at lightening speed because above all else, Project 2025 is a battle order; it’s ready to go on day one."
-- Joyce Vance, 
Civil Discourse, June 25, 2024



• Sign up for Joyce' Vance's Substack newsletter to follow her Project 2025 study group.
• Find a topic that interests you in the Project 2025 
 table of contents. 
• The 920-page 
Project 2025 document is here. J
• John Oliver 
featured Project 2025 in his June 20 showincluding the project's chilling videos, its lies about the left, and more details about the proposal itself.

Last week the Supreme Court legalized bribery, in Snyder v. United States. Really. Justices Jackson, Sotomayor, and Kagan dissented. Jackson's first paragraph is above. Here's Joyce Vance's take on it.

Noted attorney Andrew Weissman discusses judicial ethics and other important issues in this hour video interview hosted by America at a Crossroads. 
"I remain eternally optimistic regarding everyone else's pessimistic outlook
on the current situation." 
 - - Steve Bronstein, INCO activist
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