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Upcoming Events

Jan 12 ICG quarterly membership meeting

  • 6-7:30pm, by Zoom. Register here to get Zoom link.
  • Meet our dynamite youth activist allies! Student founders and leaders of HRVHS’ gun safety club, HRV Students
    Demand Action for Gun Safety
    , will talk about their club and how they’ve grown it, their goals, and about becoming effective advocates for gun reform.

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
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.

GA Runoffs: Jump in for the last stretch!

Phonebanking is what is most wanted by the campaigns. Choose your phonebanking “host(s)” - Fair Fight, Reclaim Our Vote, Ossoff campaign, Warnock campaign -and get started today!

Letter-writing:  Sign up at VoteFoward (the letter-writing function of SwingLeft), download the letters and addresses, and off you go! Write, stamp, and mail from the comfort of your own home. ICG can provide some envelopes and stamps - email us!

Donating:  Consider donating to #WinBothSeats, an influencer-activist led initiative focused on rapidly raising money for Black and Brown led organizers focused on voter turnout during the Georgia Senate runoffs. 100% of donations is passed on to these organizers.
 

Moving Forward

Jamie McLeod-Skinner on Bridging the Divide

During a recent call organized by COIN (Consolidated Oregon Indivisible Network), Jamie McLeod-Skinner gave an inspired presentation on how we Oregonians can work to bridge the divide between Republicans and Democrats in our state. After losing her primary bid for Secretary of State last spring, she began working with rural candidates for the state House and Senate, and in the process started mapping out what we can do to find common ground.
 
Jamie shared her insights into how we can reach out to others who don’t share our views. With bracing conviction and practical tips, she made it clear that the work begins with each of us individually—identifying our biases, emotional triggers, and stereotypes. Facing them honestly is the first step. Then, we need to learn to communicate in a way that involves both listening and mindfully avoiding the trigger words of others. The goal is to find a single point on which everyone can agree.
 
Jamie is developing a tool box that she will share with groups, candidates, and campaign workers in the coming months. In the meantime, she recommends being prepared for a long haul. This isn’t a project that will be completed quickly or within a single election cycle.

Keep your eyes on Jamie’s work on her website and Facebook page.

[content credit to OST-PDX]


Quotes

“The best leaders trust their followers with the truth, and you know what happens as a result? Their followers trust them back.”  - George Schultz, former secretary of state, now 100, in a WaPo OpEd.

“America under Trump became less free, less equal, more divided, more alone, deeper in debt, swampier, dirtier, meaner, sicker, and deader. It also became more delusional.” - George Packer, A Political Obituary for Donald Trump, in The Atlantic.

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