Author: Kathy Foldes

ICM Monthly meeting is Monday! April 4th at 7 pm

Come one, come all to our monthly ICM meeting!

Look for the link to our ICM Zoom meeting in your e-newsletter. (Sometimes this is in your spam folder).
Our guest speaker is Pam Treece , Wash Co Commissioner, Dist 2.

We are also in full swing with postcarding and Vote Forward. We need ALL of you on board for these efforts. Let’s use our power and support one another as we take action.

ICM monthly meeting March 7th- great speakers, hope through action!

Come to the monthly ICM meeting on Monday at 7 pm and hear Kathryn Harrington and Beach Page speak about their vision for Washington County. Look for the Zoom link in your e-newsletter (sometimes in your spam folder). Submit your questions to Karyn ahead of the meeting!

Learn about our Vote Forward and postcarding campaigns. Things are ramping up. Let’s use our collective power for the good!

Vote Forward letter writing starts Feb. 27th! Postcarding for the DA race begins March 10th

We all want to DO SOMETHING to move politics, right? Here are two specific things we can all do.
1. Write Vote Forward letters to Swing States beginning Feb. 27th for three races! Remember where you got your packets last time? That’s where to look again- Michelle’s house or Terri’s house. Return them two weeks later.
2. Write postcards for the DA race starting March 10th. About a month to do these. Contact Kathy if you haven’t already signed up.

ICM monthly meeting on Monday, yes, THIS MONDAY 7 pm

Are you longing to DO SOMETHING about the sorry state of politics? Then come to the ICM meeting. We are organizing projects right now. And we will have Dr. Lisa Reynolds as our speaker; she is running for the newly redistricted state representative district that most of us live in. It’s time to get rolling! Look for the Zoom link in the e-newsletter you received last week. (Hint: you may have to look in your spam folder)

Look for your ICM e-Newsletter and Get Ready for our Monthly ICM Meeting on Feb. 7th (a week from tomorrow)

Are you looking for ways to take action, move the needle toward a progressive agenda, influence the mid-term elections and more? We rested, refreshed and are ready to go again. Then let’s get going!

First, look for your ICM e-newsletter in your email. Sometimes it may be in your spam folder! Take a look. It has important information for you.

Next, put our monthly meetings on your calendar–the first Monday of the month at 7 pm on Zoom!

Our next meeting is Monday, Feb. 7th.  The meeting starts promptly at 7 pm and there is a social time starting at 6:30. This month’s speaker is Rep. Lisa Reynolds, physician and politician running for office in the new redistricted map that includes a swathe of Cedar Mill. We will be announcing actions we will be taking as a group and will be asking for commitments so we can order supplies for postcarding, letter writing and stamps. What will you sign up to do?   

Now what? After yesterday’s failure to reform the filibuster and pass the Freedom to Vote Act

 

Our advocacy moved the needle, but not far enough. Apparently nothing was going to get Senima and Manchin to reform the filibuster. Here’s what Indivisible USA says about this discouraging turn of events.

So what now? This fight for a real democracy has been part of America since its founding. Nor is using the filibuster to block pro-democracy, pro-civil rights legislation anything new. After the Civil War, southern segregations popularized and weaponized the filibuster to prevent the Senate from taking up democracy legislation. The 1964 Civil Rights bill overcame a weeks-long filibuster, and the 1965 Voting Rights Act faced its own filibuster threats as well. Those bills were decades in the making — the end successful result of decades of failed attempts.

So what can we do after losing a hard fight? Here are the options:

  • We can give up.
  • We can keep building power.

That’s it. End of list. And I’ll be damned if I’m going to let the fascists win in a forfeit.

On January 24th at 8 pm ET / 5 pm PT, we’re pulling together pro-democracy supporters from across the country to strategize about next steps. If you would like to be part of that conversation, please sign up to join Monday’s Movement call here. And if you have any thoughts to share ahead of time, please reply to this email with them (yes, to “no-reply” we do read it!), or feel free to reach out to me directly on Twitter at @ezralevin (I really try to respond!).

I’m sorry that we lost tonight, but I am so damn proud that we fought. I’ve said time and time again: we’re not fighting for our democracy because we know we’ll win. We’re fighting for it because we know we have to win. And we will win.

No ICM Meeting Tonight! See you February 7th

There’s no Indivisible Cedar Mill meeting tonight. We will restart our monthly meeting the first Monday in February.
On Thursday, come to a vigil marking the anniversary of the Insurrection. You can attend the one across from the Beaverton Library at 5 pm or the one in St. Johns that will be bigger. Look at Mobilize.us for information.

No January Meeting! But here’s something simple you can do every day- CALL YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

Calls to our Members of Congress are the way to keep the pressure on. First we need to get the Senate to PASS the Build Back Better package. Then we need to get the Congress to PASS the Voting Rights Act. Our democracy and the next election are at stake! Keep on, keeping on with your calls. This is the best holiday gift you can give to yourself and your children.