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Upcoming Events

Nov 24 Presentation: “OR 2020: Review of the Election, What It Means, & What’s to Come”

  • 5:15-6pm.
  • Register here to get the Zoom link.
  • Speaker: John Horvick, the Director of Political Research at DHM Research, a local nonpartisan opinion research firm.
  • Indivisible 97201, based in downtown Portland, has extended an invitation to join them at their monthly Zoom meeting for this presentation.


Jan 20 Inauguration Day

Calls to Action

Contact Info for our Legislators
FEDERAL
   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.
 
STATE
   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.

Help Wanted for GA Runoffs!

DONATE if you can: Jon OssoffRaphael WarnockStacey Abrams’ FairFight, and see list below.

VOLUNTEER for one or both of the campaigns: 
· the Ossoff campaign wants phonebanking
· the Warnock campaign wants texting and phonebanking

LETTER-WRITING:
We’re doing it a little differently for this round. Rather than ICG providing packets, letter-writers will sign up individually at VoteFoward (the letter-writing function of SwingLeft), download their letters and addresses, and stamp and mail their own letters.

· Need envelopes? We have 250 -  email us!

· Need stamps? We can stamp 600 completed letters -  email us!

Moving Forward

Anna Williams Wins!

Anna was originally called the winner on Nov. 3, but A LOT of votes from conservative Clackamas County had not yet been counted (a counting machine there broke down). When those votes were counted, her lead decreased to double digits and booth sides had 4 days to contact voters with rejected ballots (signature problems) to “cure” their rejections. Anna won by about 90 votes, just enough to avoid a recount, and was announced the winner last week.

Anna thanked ICG's many devoted activists who helped make the win happen, doing postcards, phonebanking, yard signs, sign-waving, fundraising, and vote "curing.” Soooo proud of our team, and so proud to have Anna Williams as our State Rep. Well done, all!


GA Runoffs: Build/Support the Infrastructure

You might want to consider supporting and/or working with these local organizations working on voter enfranchisement in Georgia, all of which will continue their work beyond the January Senate election.

​Fair Fight – Founded by Stacy Abrams. The group is working on getting Warnock and Ossoff elected while fighting voter suppression through mobilizing voters and legal action. They are running a texting effort for GOTV.

New Georgia Project  - Founded by Stacy Abrams. CEO is Nse Ufot. Nonpartisan effort to register and civically engage Georgians, particularly people of color and young people. Fights voting obstacles, like precinct closures and attempts to reduce the time period for early voting. Their strategy is on meeting people where they are, including faith-based institutions, college campuses, and neighborhoods. They have a texting program focused on young voters to GOTV

Georgia Coalition for the People's Agenda - Black-founded and -led. Mission includes voter empowerment, education, criminal justice, and environmental justice reform. 

NAACP Georgia is partnering with Lyft to get voters to the polls. 

Voter Participation Center - Using site-based (as in tables in front of grocery stores), on-the-ground volunteers to get people to apply for a vote-by-mail ballot and register to vote until the December 7 cut-off. 

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A Time to Renew, Reflect, Reconfirm

In this time of transition, we are savoring what we’ve accomplished over the past four years, and thinking ahead to upcoming challenges and opportunities. Join us in renewing and reflecting, and in reconfirming our commitment to progressive activism.
 
Do you have thoughts on or suggestions for ICG’s work in the coming year? Are you interested in getting more involved, or in a particular topic? Please reach out, and let’s talk!
 

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
 

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