NEWSLETTER

"We must choose to remain optimistic by fixing our gaze on a point in the not-too-distant future when the coronavirus will be behind us and we will be engaged in rebuilding our economy and strengthening our democracy. When we do so, we will be a wiser, kinder, and more grateful people."
-- Robert Hubbell, April 3, 2020
SHARING OUR GOOD FORTUNE WITH THE FOOD BANK
Starting today, Indivisible national will match donations to INCO up to a total of $500, which means $1000! INCO will donate HALF of the money raised to the Clatsop Community Action Regional Food Bank, which serves our entire county. The rest will be used for postage and supplies for our postcards and letters to voters. 
Your donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar by Indivisible national. With your help, we can support our communities and continue our work in this intense election year.
Please donate here.
INCO ENDORSES 3 CANDIDATES
INCO is pleased to endorse these three candidates in May's election. We encourage you to learn more about them, volunteer for their campaigns, and vote for them on May 19. 
 
"We may not all share the same solutions, but we share a common goal of a more equitable, inclusive, supportive and fair world." -- Debbie Boothe-Schmidt, candidate for the Democratic nomination for the Oregon House of Representatives, HD32. Information at Debbie for Oregon. 

"I will be here as part of the experienced team of community leaders working to keep you safe and to develop pathways for recovery when this pandemic is over." Kathleen Sullivan, candidate for re-election for Clatsop County Commissioner, District 4. Information at Keep Kathleen.

"We need to grow the arts economic sector, which is a clean segment of our economy that benefits our communities, brings people together and increases the quality of life for all ages.”Sara Nebeker, candidate for re-election for Clatsop County Commissioner, District 2
NEW INDIVISIBLE PARTNERSHIPS
Indivisible is joining with partners like Sunrise Movement, Working Families Party, MoveOn, and more to demand a People’s Bailout. Specifically, we’re asking Congress to prioritize five principles:
✅ Protect our democratic processes while protecting each other.
✅ Make health the top priority, for all people, with no exceptions.
✅ Provide economic relief directly to the people.
✅ Rescue workers and communities, not corporate executives.
✅ Make a down payment on a regenerative economy, while preventing future crises.
We’ve updated our #PeopleOverProfits landing page to give you all the details you need to join us in this fight (and lots of ways to take action). Head there, get up-to-speed and join us in this fight. As always, we’re honored to be in this with you.
Friday's INCO Zoom get-together included good cheer, conversation, and writing to voters. Please join us next time. Fridays at 3. Contact incoregon@gmail.com so you can get the Zoom invite from Bebe that will let you join in. Attending Friday were Bebe, Laurie, Cheryl, Carmen, Nan, Kathleen, Mary Beth & Ken, Eric, and Frank. Deb was there, too.
STAY HOME AND MAKE OUR COUNTRY BETTER
Feel better after only 15 - 30 minutes a day of effective activism. 
Indivisible's People Over Profits 
Swing Left's toolkit of virtual resources
Postcards to Voters - details below
Letters to Voters - details below 
STAYING SAFE
*  Sign up here to get email alerts from the Oregon Health Authority. 
 Covid-19 symptoms and resources - US Center for Disease Control (CDC) here.
*   Domestic violence and verbal and emotional abuse increase during upheavals like this pandemic. Ask the experts what to do: 1-800-799-SAFE or 1-800-656-HOPE.
* Try a Lunch Doodle with popular author and artist Mo Willems. Look for the frequent posts about managing stress and staying balanced in "Breath Deep" on our website and on the Indivisible North Coast Oregon Facebook page.
OUR MOST BASIC RIGHT
Every vote will count in Oregon's May 19 primary. The deadline for registering to vote or updating your registration is April 28.  Update your voter registration here. Change of party affiliation, name, or address must be corrected by April 28. If you're a Non-Affiliated Voter (NAV), you  must be registered with a political party to vote in that party's primary on May 19. Every vote matters in every election!  

Oregonians can go to the Oregon Secretary of State
For those not in Oregon, go to Everything You Need to Vote - Vote.org
"Preparing Vote Forward Get Out The Vote letters to be mailed to voters in swing states in October! All while binge watching The Good Fight! A great stay at home activity."
www.votefwd.org  www.swingleft.org
-- Laura Allen, Seaside


Laura Allen sent INCO her story and photo about stay-at-home activism. Please send us yours to incoregon@gmail.org.
GET OUT THE VOTE
LETTERS TO VOTERS: Add one or two sentences to pre-printed letters to voters about why you vote. Sign up here at this Swing Left link and become verified to print out letters on your own. Hold on to your Voter Turnout letters until October 27. Or, INCO can store and mail them for you. INCO can provide envelopes, suggested comments, advice, and postage when you contact incoregon@gmail.com.

POSTCARDS TO VOTERS: To write Postcards to Voters: Text (484) 275-2229, email  join@TonyTheDemocrat.org, or go to PostcardsToVoters.org and fill out the web form under the Volunteer tab to become a verified postcarder. These postcards must be mailed within 3 days after you get the addresses, so make sure you have 35¢ stamps on hand before you get addresses. Stamps are available online: Stamps from the US Postal Service. INCO uses 4x6 heavyweight ruled index cards via Staples, here. Or contact INCO at incoregon@gmail.com if you'd like us to provide postage or index cards.
STICK A STICKER ON
You can have free 3-1/2" and 5" ClimateUnity stickers, thanks to generous donors. Please contact incoregon@gmail.com for INCO to mail you yours. Oregonians want clean air, clean water, and sustainable jobs. Share your stickers around the county - and beyond!
INDIVISIBLE OREGON: CALL CONGRESS TUESDAY 
Now is the time to unite and enact policies that help every day people - not the rich or corporations. Congress must come back in session and nationalize the supply chain for medical equipment/medications, enact national vote by mail, and pass a 4th covid-19 relief package that puts money in the hands of the people.

Senator Ron Wyden - 202-224-5244
Senator Jeff Merkley -  202-224-3753
Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici - 202-225-0855 
HAPPENINGS
Due to the coronavirus, all INCO events and meetings are suspended until further notice.
 
VIRTUAL
EVERY FRIDAY: The Seaside Write to Voters group invites you to a Zoom-in open house for informal chat and care every Friday from 3-4 pm. It's fun to see and talk with everyone! Pets and children welcome. Contact incoregon@gmail.com, and you'll get the Zoom invitation from Bebe.

OTHER EVENTS
CANCELLED - April Town Hall with State Representative Tiffiny Mitchell

CANCELLED  - April Town Hall with Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici
INSIGHTS
"It’s coming apart. Take care of it. We don’t give up. We are connected to one another and to generations past and future. There are no strangers here."

-- Roger Cohen, '
There Is No Way Out but Through,' 
New York Times, 4-3-20
www.incoregon.org
Questions, suggestions, & photos to INCO at incoregon@gmail.com
INCO Weekly Newsletter April 6, 2020