Events and Actions of Interest

Please note that our sharing of this information does not constitute an endorsement of the organization or event.  We are simply sharing and leaving it to you to make a decision.

Rallies, Marches, & Strikes

February 28, Noon.  Capital Steps in Salem.  Rally to support Lobbying Day for Reproductive Health Equity Act (HB2232) sponsored by The Pro-Choice Coalition of Oregon.

March 8, A Day without Women.  The actions so far include writing to senators, strategizing how to build off the energy of the Women’s March and planning grass roots protests and other events engaging with Congress next week, which includes Presidents’ Day.

April 22: March for Science.  Show support for science and the free dissemination of research and knowledge.

Phone Calls

Local Action

The Western States Petroleum Association, the Portland Business Alliance, and the Columbia Pacific Building Trades Council are appealing the Bulk Fossil Fuel Terminal zoning code amendments the Portland City Council adopted on December 14th to the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA). 

Call the office of Mayor Ted Wheeler and let his office know you support The City of Portland doing everything it can to defend the Fossil Fuel Terminal Zoning Code Amendments.503-823-4120 Email mayorwheeler@portlandoregon.gov

Immigrant Rights

Call your state representatives in Salem to voice your opposition to the push to repeal state sanctuary status and make English the official language.  If you don’t know who that is, here’s an interactive map to help you.

Call your Member of Congress

Suggested script:

Hi my name is [full name], and I’m calling as a constituent to ask [Representative/Senator] [Last Name] to speak out with urgency about Trump’s anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant, and racist executive orders.

These policies are a worst nightmare designed to target, profile, surveil and ban people due to their religion, race, national origin or legal status. Many of us are here today because our parents and grandparents or ancestors were welcomed into this country, as immigrants or as refugees [if it applies to you, be more specific, tell a story]. This kind of blatantly discriminatory policy will tear apart lives, families, and communities.

Will [Representative/Senator] [Last Name] make an immediate statement in opposition?

National Action

There are FOUR republican senators who are leaning AGAINST Puzder for Labor Secretary. PLEASE write or call each of these people and explain why this man is not fit to represent working people in this country. You can find their contact info by going to their websites: Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Susan Collins (Maine), Tim Collins (South Carolina), Johnny Isakson (Georgia).

Public Comments

Environmental Impact Statement for EA-18G Growler Airfield Operations at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. Comments must be received by Feb. 24

Signatures

Portland based petition calling on city leaders to divest from and sever operational ties with Wells Fargo, Bank of Tokyo, USBank, and JP Morgan Chase. These banks are currently invested in, and intend to profit from the Dakota Access Pipeline, which runs through Standing Rock, ND.  Click for details and to sign the petition.

Take the Pledge: Stop Trump’s anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant attacks. By Jewish Voice for Peace.

Protect Mount Hood Forests and Drinking Water: Fix the Mount Hood Land Exchange Plan.  This addresses a proposed logging project for the Tamanawas Falls area.

Be a citizen co-sponsor of the bill to guarantee legal counsel for immigrants detained after Trump’s anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant executive orders.  This bill is being put forth by Pramila Jayapal, Congresswoman, Washington’s 7th District.

Community Organizing

February 25: Stand Together: A Day of Action Workshops. First Unitarian Church, 1211 SW Main.  Free Event.  For people new to social and political action and for those upgrading their skills.  Doors open at 9am. 11am – 4:30pm Workshops. 9:30pm Panel: Beliefs in Action-Our Own Stories–Personal Tales of Resistance.  Childcare provided.

March 5, 9am – 2pm  SURJ Portland Community Organizing Workshop. 6025 E Burnside St., Portland 97215 (Oregon AFSCME Office).  Cost $10/person, free to poor/working class people. All money raised will go to a POC led partner organization.

Arts

February 27: 7pm: August Wilson Monologue Competition Regional Finals: Unapologetically Ethnic. Newmark Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway, Portland. Free, but reservations required.

February 28: 6pm. Ride for Resistance.  Portland State University, Parkway North.  Hosted by African & Native Solidarity PDX

March 5, 4pm: Aurora Chorus International Women’s Day Concert featuring vocal activist Melanie DeMore.  First Congregational Church, 1126 SW Park Ave., Portland.

Letter Writing

On March 15th, mail Donald Trump a postcard that publicly expresses our opposition to him. And we, in vast numbers, from all corners of the world, will overwhelm the man with his unpopularity and failure. We will show the media and the politicians what standing with him — and against us — means. And most importantly, we will bury the White House post office in pink slips, all informing Donnie that he’s fired.

Each of us — every protester from every march, each congress calling citizen, every boycotter, volunteer, donor, and petition signer — if each of us writes even a single postcard and we put them all in the mail on the same day, March 15th, well: you do the math.

No alternative fact or Russian translation will explain away our record-breaking, officially-verifiable, warehouse-filling flood of fury. Hank Aaron currently holds the record for fan mail, having received 900,000 pieces in a year. We’re setting a new record: over a million pieces in a day, with not a single nice thing to say.

So sharpen your wit, unsheathe your writing implements, and see if your sincerest ill-wishes can pierce Donald’s famously thin skin.

Prepare for March 15th, 2017, a day hereafter to be known as #TheIdesOfTrump

Write one postcard. Write a dozen! Take a picture and post it on social media tagged with #TheIdesOfTrump ! Spread the word! Everyone on Earth should let Donnie know how he’s doing. They can’t build a wall high enough to stop the mail.

Then, on March 15th, mail your messages to:

Donald J. Trump
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

Letters to Federally Indicted Water Protectors 

There are 3 water protectors who have been federally indicted and are facing very serious charges in federal court in Bismarck. These three people are being held by police in connection to water protection at Standing Rock. This information is from the Water Protector Anti-Repression Crew. Please send letters of support to these Water Protectors.


Rattler is a Water Protector who is currently being held pre-trial on federal felony charges produced through a grand jury indictment. Rattler’s home is at Pine Ridge, and he comes from a long legacy of struggle that he continued at Standing Rock against the Dakota Access Pipeline and its world. Please support Rattler as he fights these charges brought against him by the federal government. Rattler would love to receive your letters and cards of support.

Rattler loves fantasy fiction and Dungeons and Dragons material. He’d appreciate something to read while he is inside.

Michael Markus
Box 1416
Bismarck, ND 58502-1416


 Red Fawn Fallis is still being held pre-trial on federal charges as well. Red Fawn has shown her dedication to the water, the earth and all that is sacred. Her spirits remain high despite the ways in which the state hopes to squash her. Please send your support to Red Fawn through letters!

Red Fawn Fallis
Stutsman County Correctional Center
205 6th St. SE, Ste 201
Jamestown, ND 58401


 Charles Jordan has been held in Morton County Jail since November 17th, 2016 on three state felony charges. He was initially ineligible for bond and his current conditions of release set by the court are unable to be met at this time. His brutal arrest is not the only time Morton County Sheriffs enacted such violence on Water Protectors. We have received reports of continued mistreatment while in custody including lack of medical services and hygiene access for weeks at a time. Please send Charles a letter letting him know that he is not alone!

Charles Jordan
Morton County Correctional Center
205 1st Ave. NW
Mandan, ND 58554

Donations

PNW Standing Rock Clean-Up Crew Deadline for the clean-up of the Oceti Oyate/Camp Sakowin Camps area is Feb. 22, 2017.

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