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Upcoming Events

Jan 12 ICG quarterly membership meeting

Welcome & Announcements
  • Introducing our 2021 Steering Committee - New and continuing members
  • Inauguration Day Car Parade in HR
Crossroads Report
  • Looking back: ICG’s work (your work!) on Election 2020; celebration of volunteers.
  • Looking forward: ICG’s plans for the year ahead; using our considerable voice.

Youth Ally Presentation: HRVHS Students Demand Action (for gun sense in America) Club
  • Student founders and leaders of HRVHS’ new gun sense club will talk about their club and how they’ve grown it, their goals, and about becoming effective advocates for gun reform. Learn how we can participate and support their work.

Jan 20 Inauguration Day!
  • 9am PST
  • To be televised on all major news channels.

Jan 20 Inauguration Celebration in HR!
  • Car parade! Posters! Decorations! Honking! More honking!
  • 11am-12noon. Cars line up along Pacific Ave starting 10:45am.
  • Download route map.

Apr 13 ICG quarterly membership meeting
  • 6-7:30pm, by Zoom.

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.

SEND MESSAGE: No backsliding on OR climate action!

GREAT NEWS on climate action in OR: Rulemaking is starting now for implementation of Gov. Brown’s executive order for climate action (Oregon Climate Action Plan, or OCAP).

A BIG HITCH: The state’s Environmental Quality Commission is selecting members for a Rules Advisory Committee (RAC) that will guide implementation - but the majority of members they’ve selected are polluting industry voices such as oil and gas representatives. Two recent additions to the RAC are representatives from the Oregon Trucking Association and a chapter of the Oregon Wheat Growers, both of which have been vocal opponents of pollution reduction programs. These chosen polluter voices far outnumber the chosen voices of stakeholders and science experts - Oregon’s frontline and BIPOC communities, environmental scientists and advocates, and public health experts.

OUR JOB: Insist the EQ Commission stack the RAC with people who are committed to combatting climate change, not those committed to corporate profits at the expense of the rest of the state, country, and world.

SEND THIS MESSAGE to the Commissioners, and get your friends and neighbors to do the same. Oregon can (and must) do better!

Moving Forward

Big Days, Slow Days

Today, Jan. 5, has a lot riding on it. As this newsletter is taking form, the Ossoff / Warnock double runoff is under way in Georgia. The party balance of the US Senate will be decided by this election, and that will influence political process and the ability of the Biden administration to implement significant changes in policy.

Tomorrow, Jan. 6, is even more critical. While the smart thinking is that our most basic democratic processes will not be upended as Trump and his allies intend, the fact that we as a country are even at this dangerous crossroad of a dictator trying to annul a properly conducted election is momentous and frightening in itself. We will get through this. And we will most certainly have identified procedural and even Constitutional vulnerabilities that should be corrected. A damn close call - and we’re not through it yet.

And after tomorrow, on Jan. 7, we will still have 14 days left. 14 days of the most incompetent, corrupt, and dangerous president and administration in U.S. history. These 14 days will be slow, and likely filled with the spoils of this dictator’s rampant hatred and anger and mental illness. He will do what he does. We will get through this.

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