Many people are concerned about Trump’s reaction to the election results. INCO’s leadership is considering a variety of ways we might want or need to respond, including ideas from Protect The Results and Hold The Line. We’ll be monitoring the news closely and will be in touch with you about any actions we decide on. Please read the INCO newsletter and any Action Alerts for updates. -- INCO Leadership Team
"Though the odds are strongly in our favor, the outcome is not 100% certain. Nothing in life ever is, so don’t fret unnecessarily over the fact that there will be uncertainty in the outcome until the Electoral Vote is certified on December 8, 2020. Stay strong!” -- R. Hubbell newsletter 10-25-20
Postmarks don’t count. Take your ballot to a dropbox.Ballot dropbox locations here. If you don't have your ballot or have problems with your ballot, contact the Clatsop County Elections Department, 503-325-8605.
INCO ENDORSEMENTS Joe Biden and Kamala Harris - President and Vice-President Senator Jeff Merkley Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici Shemia Fagan - Oregon Secretary of State Ellen Rosenblum - Oregon Attorney General Tobias Read - Oregon Treasurer Debbie Boothe-Schmidt - State Representative, House District 32 NO on Measure 4-205 YES on Ballot Measure 107 INCO didn't study the other Ballot Measures. Details about INCO's endorsements here.
KMUN airs live candidate forums and pre-recorded interviews for upcoming elections in Clatsop, Tillamook, Pacific, and Wahkiakum Counties, including US Representative and State Representatives. Schedule, links, and podcast information here.
Democracy is on the ballot. Vote to make democracy win.
DEBBIE BOOTHE-SCHMIDT FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE
Help Debbie win and keep Democrats in the House majority! Suzanne Weber is anti-choice, anti-environment, and anti-union. Her campaign continues to slime INCO and Debbie Boothe-Schmidt in their mailers, letters to the editor, and nasty website.Don't let the liars win.
The commentator will be lawyer and former Portland City Commissioner Steve Novick, who follows all things political. He will update us on races around the country, focused especially on swing states, and any pending lawsuits. We will also get an update from Erica Goldman, our regional Swing Left organizer, about any actions Swing Left is doing to protect the vote.
VOTE NO: MEASURE 4-205
Measure 4-205 would prohibit the Clatsop County Sheriff’s Office from enforcing gun laws, including common-sense gun laws that the majority of Americans support. The measure would also subject county employees to fines and penalties for doing their jobs if they enforce these laws. Learn more about this dangerous measure here and in the guest column by Laura Allen in the Astorian. Here's the podcast of KMUN's September 30th forum about Measure 4-205, featuring INCO's Laura Allen and Clatsop County Sheriff Matt Phillips.
WHAT IS TIMBER UNITY?
Timber Unity is working with the Oregon Republican Party to flip Clatsop County and Oregon to red. This threatens the Oregon legislature's Democratic majority that advocates for progressive policies, including to address climate change.
Oregon Democracy Project, an initiative of the Consolidated Oregon Indivisible Network (COIN), counters disinformation from Timber Unity. On Facebook: Follow Oregon Democracy Project on FB, and Follow, Like, Comment, and Share. On Twitter: Include this hashtag when you share and retweet:#OregonBetterTogether
TUESDAY'S CALL TO YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS Please call! Contact info is here. From Indivisible Oregon:
We have worked so hard these last four years and this election season. We understandably are anxious for what's to come. Our plan for Tuesday: call our members of Congress, GOVT, wait for the results with family/friends, and get ready to mobilize to protect the results. We work to maintain our democracy every day - not just during election season.
EVERY FRIDAY: The INCO Write to Voters group invites you to a Zoom-in open house for informal chat and writing to voters every Friday from 3-4 pm. Pets and children welcome. Contact email@example.com get the Zoom invitation from Bebe.
“History permits us to be responsible: not for everything, but for something.” —Timothy Snyder, author, ON TYRANNY: TWENTY LESSONS FROM THE TWENTIETH CENTURY