Resistance Letter #45



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

March 17, 2018
Day 421 of 1461 days


Dear Co-defendants –



That number represents the winning majority for Conor Lamb in the PA18 race. Four counties make up PA18, and Lamb lost all of them except for Allegheny where the majority of voters live. He upended a Republican tradition; Trump won that district by +20 points in 2016. The district was so heavily Republican that the Democrats (curse them!) didn’t even field a candidate in the last election. Lamb, who was cursed and condemned by the PA Republicans, is now being cast as really being a staunch conservative.  Nope.

Lamb won because, among other things, Democratic voters throughout his district had a six percent increase in voting. This turnout was backed by 1,556 national Indivisible volunteers who spent 2,917 shifts sending over 108,000 texts to likely Democratic voters. Without this increase in Dem turnout, Lamb would have lost.

Our postcards favoring Marie Newman over Dan Lipiniski in Chicago will have the same effect there. Our efforts pay off. Be sure of it. We have ordered another 2,500 postcards to do our share of making things happen. A new postcard project for us is about a week off.


March 24 Protest

The big national match to protest gun violence and to seek some measure of sanity in dealing with automatic rifles takes place a week from today. The march is nationwide. The Portland protest will gather at The North Blocks (Burnside and 9th, more or less). The march is a family affair, so bring along children and grand-children and allow them to march for their lives and the lives of fellow students.

Indivisible Cedar Mill will gather our forces in the parking lot of the Jewish Museum at 8th and NW Couch by 10AM. Look for the big banner. There may be a lot of people gatherin g there.


Low IQ Congresswoman

In a speech last week or so, Trump trashed four women, actually leaving Hillary out of the cast! Among his women of scorn was Maxine Waters who represents CA43 and has for years. Maxine is not a person to take Trumpian abuse lightly and she gave a speech to the Human Rights Commission which is worth hearing. Go to to hear her rejoinder to Trump;  the first ten minutes have more to do with the allegiance to the LGBQTA (is that all of it?) community, and then,  at ten minutes in to her talk, she takes on Donald Trump

It is worth listening to. Great ending!


Candidates Night

Washington County Resistance and Indivisible Cedar Mill are sponsoring a progressive candidates’ night a Leedy Grange Hall on March 19, Monday night next. Candidates for County Chair, County Chair District 2, and Metro Representative for District  4 will be there. The affair starts at 7:00PM, and will end at 8:30PM, right on time.

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.



The meeting is set for Monday, April 9, 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.

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

Thank you.

John Fox