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<----- THIS LINK IS LIVE!  PLEASE CONTRIBUTE! Our volunteers have written 10,000+ (!!!) SwingLeft letters and Postcards to Voters to register and engage voters in key swing states and to promote vote by mail enrollment.
This voter outreach will make a difference in this election.
We need an additional $1800 for postage to get these letters and cards in the mail. 

Upcoming Events

Virtual Postcards-to-Voters Writing Parties

  • Help more Florida Democrats to enroll in VOTE BY MAIL!
  • Supply your own postcards and stamps, or email to request a delivery and help getting started.
  • Instructions here for getting your scripts and addresses.
  • Click here for Zoom link to join any of our parties:
  • Monday, August 31, 8:00 pm
  • Fridays, September 11 and 18, 10:00 am

Virtual SwingLeft Letter Writing Parties

Phonebanking for Rep. Anna Williams - VOLUNTEERS WANTED

Phonebanking with Indivisible, to voters in key counties in swing states.

  • One 30 minute training required. Then make calls on your own, or with Fran & friends in Zoom meetings.
  • Contact Fran Finney to join, and to get zoom dates.

Help with Voter Registration

  • Sept 13 - Oct 13; Led by League of Women Voters
  • Choose among many outdoor events & locations (farmers markets, etc.). Masks and social distancing.
  • NOTE: HR County has 3500 eligible individuals who are not yet registered to vote!
  • To help, contact Fran Finney (, 541-354-1112), then attend briefing:
  • Sept 1, 11:30 am - Click here to join zoom briefing/orientation. (Or phone 253-215-8782; Meeting ID: 883 6448 8117)

TBA, week of Sept 29 First Presidential Debate

Oct 13 OR voter registration deadline (11:59 pm postmark or online receipt)

TBA, week of Oct 15 Second Presidential Debate

Oct 14-20 OR ballots are mailed to voters

Nov 3 ELECTION DAY - Dump Trump! Flip the Senate!

  • OR: deadline for receipt of ballot in County Elections Office via mail or drop box is 8pm

Calls to Action

Contact Info for our Legislators
   OR:       Sen. Ron Wyden - Email  202-224-5244
                Sen. Jeff Merkley - Email 202-224-3753;
                Rep. GregWalden - Email 202-225-6730
   WA:      Sen. Patty Murray - Email 202-224-2621
                Sen. Maria Cantwell - Email 202-224-3441
                Rep. Jamie Herrera-Beutler - Email 202-225-3536
   Others: Find your federal reps here.
   HR County:       Rep. Anna Williams - Email 503-986-1452;
                             Sen. Chuck Thomsen - Email 503-986-1726
   W. Wasco Cty:  Rep. Daniel Bonham - Email 503-986-1459;
                             Sen. Lynn Findley - Email 503-986-1730

   Others:              Find your OR state reps here.

Walden’s silence is reprehensible, damaging, insulting

Call Rep. Walden.


I’m writing/calling to invite you back to the world of political involvement and ethics. Trump appointed a crony to dismantle the postal service and then called for his thugs to patrol voting places. His actions not only suppress our vote during a pandemic, but also harm veterans, rural communities, and small businesses. The postal service is a constitutionally-mandated government service, not a for-profit corporation. For you to remain silent in the face of Trump's lawless and autocratic behavior is reprehensible, damaging, and an insult to those you represent.

Moving Forward

Making it happen: Week 10

Volunteer letter-writers Pennie Burns, Kathy Pickering, Marilyn Smith, and Sarah Bellinson & friends added 500 more completed SwingLeft voter engagement letters this week. Woohoo! Gold stars on collars!

Many thanks to Susan Lannack, John & Carolyn Stevens, Jace Castello, Bonnie Withers, Maria Cook, Anya Dassel, Karin Tauscher, and one unidentified angel for their generous contributions to fund stamps for our letter/postcard writing projects. Woohoo! Gold stars on collars!

Many New & Improved ways to get a New & Improved president

  • SwingLeft letter-writing: We’ll get you set up with a packet of 25 letters to write, contributing to our goal of 10,000 letters by October! Contact us to request a packet.

  • Texting with Indivisible National: Check the training schedule to find a date that works for you, then join any of Indivisible’s texting event dates on the texting schedule.

  • ICG Postcarding using Postcards-to-Voters: Send postcards to voters in targeted districts in Florida to promote Vote-By-Mail enrollment. See instructions here to get started, and to pay for your postcards and stamps. Then email Lara to get your packet(s) of 20 spiffy “vote from home” postcards delivered to your door!

  • And see other options under CALENDAR, above!

600 Lawyers…

would normally sound like...well... maybe too much of a good thing.

This is an exception: “Biden Campaign Deploys 600 Lawyers So Trump Can’t ‘Steal This Election’”, recent article in Forbes magazine.

Speaking of Stealing the Election…

From Indivisible National:

Postboxes removed from street corners. Sorting machines taken from local post offices. Hours cut and routes lengthened. In a year when people are rightly anxious about the safety of voting in person, Trump’s increasing attacks on the Postal Service are just more proof he’s laying the groundwork to contest or outright steal the election.

And it’s not just the post office -- last week the Washington Post reported on the RNC’s literal plans to contest the results of the election. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton both spoke out about their fears for November. Trump straight up admitted he’s planning to interfere. And just two days ago, Trump said he’d seek an (unconstitutional) third term.

Luckily, many experts saw this coming, and we’re already working on a plan to fight back. It’s called Protect the Results -- a joint effort between 40 (and counting!) partner organizations to prepare for a mass mobilization if Trump loses the election and refuses to leave office.

We’ve got three steps to get ready for a potential Trump-manufactured constitutional crisis:

  • Develop mobilization strategies -- using the possible scenarios gamed out by experts, we’re planning for what our response needs to look like to protect our democracy.

  • Recruit for grassroots turnout -- with ads, media coverage, digital organizing, and more, we’re getting the word out to the people (that’s you!) to sign up at so we’re ready to act the moment we need to.

  • Prepare for events nationwide -- working with experts, our coalition, and grassroots leaders, we’re planning for the mobilizations and informed mass action we’ll need if Trump refuses to accept the election results.

NORCOR: A Dose of Great News (we need to keep in practice)

Last week the board of the Northern Oregon Correctional Facility in The Dalles voted unanimously to end its contracts with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. This is a huge win for immigrant justice, and it could not have happened without the courage of the immigrants and refugees detained at NORCOR, who organized two hunger strikes to protest conditions inside the jail. Neither could it have happened without the members of the Gorge ICE Resistance coalition and other activists in and beyond the Gorge, who held years of daily vigils outside NORCOR and kept up the pressure in community meetings and in court. Congratulations to all who worked so hard to achieve this victory.

Content credit to CGWAN.


Biden-Harris Poster/Yard Sign - $5

This is the trifecta of win-win-win offers! Your $5 donation supports the BLUE WAVE by

  • Buying stamps for ICG’s voter engagement letter and postcard projects
  • Helping support the Post Office until we can get a real President
  • Showing your support for Biden/Harris

Designed, produced, and donated by local graphic artist and ICG member Maureen Lauran, this 13” x 19” color poster on heavy stock can be used in a window, or posted on a backing for a yard sign. (We’ll provide an old Jamie M-S yard sign that you can take and repurpose for this. See below.)

Email ICG to get yours now!


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