Resistance Letter #44



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

March 10, 2018
Day 414 of 1461 days

Dear Co-defendants –


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 you on the right track. The course will be held at 1750 NW 131st Ave, 97229, this upcoming weekend on Saturday , 10 March, from 3:00-6:00 PM. Either get in touch with me by responding to this email, or check in with Karyn on Facebook.


Postcards for Marie Newman of IL

About 25 of you have postcards from last month that you have filled out for Karyn. Please get these to her 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. She is running against Dan Lipinski, the sole Democrat rep who voted against Obamacare, against pro-choice matters and I forget what else.  She, Mare Newman, needs to win this primary.

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 10 cards.



The Parkland shootings have energized a good portion of the Millenials who were not too politically inclined. Apparently, getting shot at is a good motivator for political involvement. The Florida students have, by Florida standards, achieved quite a bit with some anti-gun legislation being signed by the governor today. The fight continues. And we should be in the fight.

Be at Sunset High School on March 14th at 10:00 hours. The students will be having a meeting which should last at least seventeen minutes, one insignificant minute per significant victim. I do not anticipate any ‘thoughts and prayers’ element to this, just a solemn remembrance of Parkland and the possibility of this happening elsewhere. All possible members should be involved to honor the moment ,and to show support to the students. Bring signs.

On March 24th, at North Park Blocks in Portland at 10:00AM, we are gathering together for a big march – March for Our Lives –to protest the lack of gun control and the all-too-easy availability of guns in this county, state and country. Early registration puts the crowd response at 18,000 marchers, so this will not be a small time-wasting project. This is a nation-wide event, much like the Women’s March of 2017. Assemble at 10:00AM, marching to Pioneer Courthouse Square. Be there. Be there. Be there.


Candidates Night

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.

Our mission says that we will ‘regain and maintain progressive electoral control at all levels of government.’  Metro and Washington County are both critical for our progressive hopes. It is at this level that we make all sorts of decisions about out our every-day life and livability. Come listen to the candidates respond to questions. These questions will be gathered from you the night at our March 12th meeting.


Bonamici Town Halls

Suzanne Bonamici will be holding six town halls here over the next few weeks. This is our chance to let her know what Indivisible is, and what our concerns are. Try to attend one of these meetings. Forget the improving weather and just show up — that’s 90% of our job, no?

Bonamici Town Hall at Conestoga Middle School, Saturday March 10, 2018, from 2:00to 3:00 PM. This is at 12250 SW Conestoga Drive in Beaverton. Another Town Hall in our area is in NW Portland at the Northwest Neighborhood Cultural Center, from 10:30-11:30, at 1819 NW Everett.



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, referencing the movement in Florida. 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!

Rumors are swirling about Karyn preparing some Margaritas or something very similar.

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

Thank you.

John Fox