NEWSLETTER

HEY, YOU'RE DOING GREAT
Encouragement and perspective from John Pavlovitz to help us get through each day.
ENDORSEMENTS
The Consolidated Oregon Indivisible Network, comprised of Indivisible groups spanning the State of Oregon, is proud to endorse the following candidates in the November election:
  • President - Joe Biden
  • Senator - Jeff Merkley
  • Secretary of State - Shemia Fagan
  • Attorney General - Ellen Rosenblum
  • State Treasurer - Tobias Read
“Indivisible groups across the State are excited to be working for these five candidates, who most closely match the progressive and inclusive values we share,” said COIN spokesperson, Mary Chaffin. “We are ‘fired up and ready to go’ help them get elected to ensure that Oregonians continue to make progress on the critical issues that face us. And we want our national leadership to reflect our concerns as well.”
 
Indivisible is a nationwide movement of thousands of volunteer-led local groups that engage in progressive advocacy and electoral work at the local, state and national level. The Consolidated Oregon Indivisible Network represents thousands of Oregon voters across the state and is dedicated to making our state a safer, healthier and environmentally supportive place to live. 
TOWN HALLS WITH MERKLEY AND BONAMICI

Clatsop County Remote Town Hall with Senator Jeff Merkley
Tuesday, July 14 at 5 pm
To join by computer or mobile device, email TownHall@merkley.senate.gov with your county in the subject line.
To join by telephone, call 415-527-5035, access code 199 922 7385.
Questions: www.Merkley.Senate.gov or call 503-326-3386.   Facebook.com/JeffMerkley
Telephone Town Hall with Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici
 Sign up here for the time that works best for you.
 Wednesday, July 15, 6 p.m. PT
Thursday, July 16, 1 p.m. PT
Saturday, July 18, 11 a.m. PT

Audio from these meetings will also be streamed live 
here.
You can find more information about what Suzanne has been working on at 
her website, including the transformational George Floyd Justice in Policing Act and a comprehensive report on the child care crisis and how to solve it. Thanks to everyone who participated in her survey about how COVID-19 has affected their lives – more than 4,700 people responded, informing her work in Congress.
MEET AND GREET WITH DEBBIE BOOTHE-SCHMIDT
Candidate for State Representative, House District 32
Sunday, July 19 at 6 pm, via Zoom

As State Representative, Debbie will work to protect our north coast working families  with reliable, good paying jobs; increase access to affordable health care including mental health care; improve the State’s response to Covid-19 with help for families,  and make sure we have healthy forests and clean air and water for our children’s future.

In these uncertain times, we need a leader like Debbie Boothe-Schmidt. Debbie has always stood out as a strong leader in our community where she and her family live and she has her own business. As president of her local union, Debbie has been persistent in her efforts  to improve the lives of working families. As Chair of the Board of the Sunset Empire Transportation, Debbie has improved transportation and infrastructure. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, she eliminated bus fares for our residents.

Please join us on Sunday! This is a great opportunity to “meet” Debbie! She’s excited to  tell you about her platform and ideas as well as answer your questions. 

Please RSVP to lauraallen@allenmead.com to receive the link.
Donations to the campaign are gratefully accepted here.
 
This event is hosted by Laura Allen and Ken Shonkwiler. INCO endorses Debbie Boothe-Schmidt for State Representative.
This free virtual conference will showcase a series of training workshops and discussions focused on the tactics, strategies, and programs it’ll take to overcome the campaign hurdles caused by the global pandemic. Speakers for this free virtual conference include the founders of Indivisible and Swing Left.

House Speaker Pelosi and Adam Schiff are doing the Intro and Keynote. 
This program includes workshop tracks geared for activists at all levels, from front-line volunteers and group leaders to organizers of organizers. 
RSVP today for Training to Win 2020 to help us kick off the final 100 days.
This joint organizing committee includes some of our country’s heaviest hitters: Swing Left, Indivisible, Sister District Project, Women's March Action, CA National Organization of Women, Commit to Flip Blue, Field Team 6, Grassroots Dem HQ, Democracy Action, Resistance Boot Camp, Rock the Congress, Sea Change, SoCal Blue, NorCal Blue, Sunrise Movement and Flip the West.
This conference is free for progressive activists and group leaders. The price of admission is your energy, focus, and enthusiasm to help us win big this coming November.
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Only 112 days until the election, November 3. You can make a difference.

Write to Get Out the Vote 
Join with thousands across the country standing up for their values. INCO can provide envelopes, index cards, and postage stamps. Check out what you can do:
•  The Big Send to send 10 million letters to voters to Get Out the Vote, hosted by Swing Left and Vote Forward
•  Indivisible's People Over Profits 
•  Swing Left's toolkit of virtual resources
•  Postcards to Voters join@TonyTheDemocrat.org, text 484-275-2229.
 
Support the election of Debbie Boothe-Schmidt as our next State Representative!
Debbie wants to keep the Democratic majority in the state legislature. Help her win!
Volunteer here.
Newsletter Sign Up.
Donate 
here.
Contact:  info@debbiefororegon.com

The Oregon Republican party has Timber Unity first on its list of Affinity Organizations.
HAPPENINGS
Due to the coronavirus, INCO in-person events are suspended indefinitely.
 
VIRTUAL
Tuesday, July 14 - INCO South County Community Group Zoom meeting, 6:30 pm - 8 pmPlease RSVP to Kathleenannmacdonald@yahoo.com thru Monday, July 13, for your Zoom link. 

Saturday, July 18 - INCO Astoria and Warrenton Community Groups joint Zoom meeting11 a.m - noon.  Astoria City Councilor Tom Brownson is our guest speaker. If this is your first Community Group meeting, RSVP to incoregon@gmail.comLook for your email Zoom link sometime that week.

EVERY FRIDAY: The Seaside Write to Voters group invites you to a Zoom-in open house for informal chat every Friday from 3-4 pm. Some of us write letters and postcards to voters. Pets and children welcome. Contact incoregon@gmail.com, and you'll get the Zoom invitation from Bebe.

If you need the link to these Zoom events, please contact incoregon@gmail.com.
INSIGHTS
“Never take 'if' for an answer.”
-- Adolph Green, composer and lyricist
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Questions, suggestions, & photos to INCO at incoregon@gmail.com
INCO Weekly Newsletter    July 13, 2020