Resistance Letter #43



OUR MISSION: Rebuild and maintain a progressive majority in every level of government – federal, state and local.


March 3, 2018
Day 407 of 1461 days

Dear Co-defendants –


Wadda Week (2) !!!

This Resistance Letter normally casts a blind eye on the craziness of the White House nowadays, but it is hard to keep our eyes off the Trump-Sessions feud, the crazed gun-control show, the firing or dismissal of Hope Hicks, the off-the-hip steel and aluminum tariffs, the quick departure of Porter, the upcoming departures of Jalanka ,and god-knows-what-else! Fascinating stuff, but back to resistance!


Parkland School Shootings

The school shooting in Florida will not go quietly away. There is something in the air from this AR-15 shootout, but it’s hard to say what gives this massacre legs and did not give the Sandy Hook massacre any legs at all. Never the less, the killing of these 17 students and faculty have spawned some Millenial involvement which was sorely absent before. The Republicans are bending over backwards to just do ‘enough’ to get these teenagers back in school and out of the way.

Unfortunately, these kids will not easily be dismissed. A national school walkout is currently planned for March 14th and Sunset High has plans to be involved. We should all join these youngsters as they protest the Republican (and some Democratic) inaction on gun control. You may be sure that the Senate will not look at any restrictive action next week, and the House certainly won’t go any further than bump-stocks or so, if that far.

I shall give out exact times when I know what the plans are, so stay tuned to this letter and to Facebook.


Bystander Training

Indivisible Cedar Mill is sponsoring Bystander Training. This training allows you, as an onlooker, to get involved with solving a difficult situation without getting killed for your actions. We have all seen situations where we know that some action should be taken, but we are not sure what to do. For $30.00, this three-hour course will put your on the right track. The course will be held at 1750 NW 131st Ave, 97229, this upcoming weekend on Saturday , 10 March, from three to six PM. Either get in touch with me by responding to this email, or check in with Karyn on Facebook.



About 25 of you have postcards from last month that you have filled out for Karyn. Please get these to her prior to, or at, the next meeting on the 12th March.

Additionally, we are cooperating with another GOTV campaign and I will have packs of 10 postcards for sale at the 12th March meeting. I will go over these mailings, but right now we are mailing postcards to support the run of Marie Newman in the 3rd District of Illinois. We maybe on to another election by the time I get the labels ready for distribution. Stay tuned and bring $5.00 for a packet of cards.


Meet the Candidates

ICM is cooperating with the Washington County Resistance to present a Candidates Night at The Leedy Grange, Monday,  March 19th, from 7-9:00 PM. The Grange Hall is located at 835 NW Saltzman Road. Candidates for the Washington County Chair are Ryan Deckert, Kathryn Harrington and Shabba Woodley. For Washington County Chair Position 2, we will have Greg Malinowski and Pam Treece. Additionally, Dana Carstensen and Juan Carlos Gonzales will be speaking as candidates for Metro District 4.



Two appeals courts have placed a hold on DACA-restrictions, so the program is allegedly, or supposedly, running along as it always has. The US  Supreme Court has declined to review the lower court rulings. Call Senators Merkley and Wyden and Representative Suzanne Bonamici to urge them to hang in there and to support DACA without giving Trump funds for a border wall. In fact, tell them that a border wall is a non-starter. Urge them to stay on the case for gun control  And thank them all for their predominantly unfailing support of our progressive causes. We are fortunate to have these three representing us in Congress.

Senator Ron Wyden – 202-224-5244

Senator Jeff Merkley – 202-224-3753

Representative Suzanne Bonamici – 202-225-0855



The meeting is set for Monday, March 12, at 1750 NW 131st, 97229. Doors open at 6:30PM and the meeting starts promptly at 7:30 PM.  Refreshments, both adult and juvenile will be provided along with a few tasty snacks. Our guest speaker is Ron Wyden’s Washington County representative, Ree Armitage.  Ree will be available for questions, and should be able to let us know what Ron Wyden is up to beyond what we read in the news.  Bring your questions!

L’audace, encore l’audace, et toujours l’audace!

Thank you.

John Fox