Making it happen: Week 19
Many thanks to Linda Chamberlain, Claire Culbertson, Lara Dunn, and Susan Bellinson & friends for completing 395 SwingLeft voter engagement letters this week! We are inching closer to our goal of 10,000 letters by the last week of October. Woohoo! Gold stars on collars!
Huge thanks, too, to Pat Evenson-Brady, who continues to do the admin work of creating packets for our volunteers - 31 new packets (775 letters and envelopes) this week! Woohoo! Gold stars on collar!
To keep making it happen, WE NEED HELP on funding for stamps (10,000 stamps = $5,400). Please DONATE if you can.
APPLY NOW: ICG Steering Committee
This is a critical time in U.S. politics, and ICG is working to make critical change. Are you ready to step up and join our leadership team, and help lead effort? Apply to ICGO@ICGOregon.org, and please tell us:
1. What would you like to see our Indivisible group focus on this year?
2. What issues or [types of] actions would you like to champion?
3. What resistance/advocacy actions you’ve taken in the last year have been most meaningful to you?
Time to Step Up for Biden
PolitiFact, part of the nonprofit Poynter Institute, provides this analysis of Joe Biden’s progress toward a truly progressive platform:
“There is a plausible case for Biden as the most progressive Democratic nominee in history.
Political scientists note that the Democratic Party as a whole has moved to the left in recent years. This is partly because of rising polarization between the parties…
On many issues during the 2020 primaries, such as gun policy, Biden’s positions were largely indistinguishable from those of his rivals. And on the issues where he did offer a more moderate vision than his Democratic primary opponents, such as health care and climate change, he still went further than Obama had during his presidency. On some issues, including health care, climate change and criminal justice reform, Biden has moved beyond Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Biden backs some policies that few previous Democratic nominees would have considered backing. These include a $15 minimum wage, a study of reparations for slavery, two years free public college, ending new oil and gas leases on federal land and offshore, creation of a national firearm registry, and scrapping past marijuana convictions.”
Joe Biden needs our help. Please go to joebiden.com and send money, volunteer, buy a bumper sticker or a t-shirt.
Biden “should have to report our costs [for the rally] to the [Federal Election Commission] as a contribution to his campaign.”
- a Trump campaign staffer, to White House reporter Andrew Feinberg, just after Trump’s 6/20 rally in Tulsa