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Here are the most effective actions you can take right now to fight for climate justice. Want to get more involved?

Deadline: End of February

Write your State Senator: We Need A Better Board Of Forestry

The Oregon Board of Forestry makes important decisions on the management of private timberlands and state forests, influencing community drinking water, ecological integrity, and climate change.

In the coming weeks the Oregon Senate will have the opportunity to confirm three candidates to the seven-member Board of Forestry.

This is a rare opportunity to influence our politicians to shift the composition of the board.

Take action with us. Follow the link to send an email to your State Senator asking they approve the three proposed candidates to the Board of Forestry.

Deadline: ASAP

Sign the Petition to Defend Windel Bolinget! Drop the Shoot to Kill Order!

We are deeply concerned about the shoot to kill order against Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) Chairperson, Mr. Windel Bolinget, following a trumped-up case of murder filed against, by a police officer in a court in Tagum City, Davao Del Norte, Philippines in 2020. Bolinget and ten other individuals are accused of killing Garito Tiklonay Malibato on March 21, 2018, in Barangay Gupitan, Kapalong, Davao del Norte.

We urge the Philippine Department of Justice (DOJ), Commission on Human Rights (CHR), and National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) to:

1. Take actions to immediately drop the trumped-up murder case against Windel Bolinget.

2. Conduct an urgent, thorough and independent investigation on the attacks against Windel Bolinget and the Cordillera Peoples Alliance and hold accountable those responsible for the
attacks.

3. Provide protection and ensure the security of Windel Bolinget and his family, and leaders and members of the Cordillera Peoples Alliance who are currently subjected to intensified attacks by the military and police through red-tagging, political vilification, threats, harassment, intimidation, and extrajudicial killings.

4. Ensure access to justice for Windel Bolinget.

5. Stop the attacks against indigenous activists and human rights defenders, and uphold human rights and international humanitarian law.

Deadline: Anytime

Join the Oregon Clean Energy Opportunity Campaign!

2020 was a hard year for Oregon, especially for those who are struggling to pay their bills, dealing with the impacts of devastating wildfires, and who have lost income due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

That’s why a coalition of frontline leaders from across the state and their allies are launching the Oregon Clean Energy Opportunity campaign to reduce energy bills, support home upgrades that help keep families healthy, and create good jobs by transitioning to 100% renewable energy by 2035.

Email dineen@350pdx.org to get involved!

Deadline: Anytime

Tell Portland City Council: Take Strong Action Against Zenith Energy for Illegal Construction

On January 11, our allies at Willamette Riverkeeper and Columbia Riverkeeper filed a joint notice of intent to sue Zenith Energy over illegal and ongoing construction at its Portland facility during the pandemic.

The suit is a watershed moment in the multi-year fight against this crude oil by rail terminal, which in 2019 began moving Tar Sands and Bakken oil through the Columbia Gorge, Vancouver, WA, and Portland – violating the spirit of Portland’s landmark 2016 ban on new fossil fuel infrastructure. When Zenith applied for a permit to begin importing a toxic substance called MDI, we successfully pushed the City to defeat that proposal. Since then, Zenith has said it will develop its terminal to handle biofuels. Yet during the pandemic they continued moving crude oil and began construction without any of the necessary permits. They need to be held accountable.

Send a letter to City Commissioners today using this action page!

Deadline: Anytime

Fund the Clean Energy Future — Not Fossil Fuels

Are you looking for a New Year’s resolution that you can actually keep this year? How about ensuring that your money is funding the clean energy future, and not dirty fossil fuels? It’s easy to identify the worst offenders — like Chase, BlackRock and Liberty Mutual. It’s much harder to identify the companies that have banished fossil fuels from their business. That’s why we’re excited to share this new tool from STMP ally Bank for Good. This new tool from Bank for Good enables you to quickly and easily find 26 (and counting) financial institutions that have pledged never to finance, insure, underwrite or invest in the fossil fuel industry.

Deadline: ASAP

Thank Senator Merkley for his support of the End Polluter Welfare Act

The fossil fuel industry receives billions of dollars in direct federal giveaways every year from your tax dollars! 

Taxpayers shouldn’t be on the hook for the bad business decisions of the fossil fuel industry. Congress needs to hear from all of us: Giving taxpayer handouts to dirty energy companies is reckless.

Representatives Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Nanette Barragán (D-CA), as well as Senators Sanders (I-VT), Merkley (D-OR), and Markey (D-MA) have introduced the End Polluter Welfare Act of 2020, which will eliminate this ridiculous handout and abolish other tax loopholes given to the fossil fuel industry.

Use the link below to thank Merkley for his cosponsorship of the Act and to ask your other members of congress to support it.

Deadline: ASAP

Protect Oregon Communities from Fire

On Tuesday Governor Brown announced that she is calling for a special legislative session to be held next Monday morning to discuss, among other things, wildfire policy. Right now it is critical that we make sure Oregon’s lawmakers hear loud and clear that effective wildfire policy looks like community preparedness from the home-out, not more costly and ineffective backcountry logging and fire suppression!

Tell the Governor and your state representatives to focus fire-response efforts on building community fire resilience!

Deadline: ASAP

Contact Chase Executive Daniel Pinto

350PDX is responsible for contacting Pinto — our own Chase Executive in the STMP Adopt a Chase Executive campaign!  Daniel Pinto is the Co-President and Chief Operating Officer of JPMorgan Chase, a member of its Operating Committee, and CEO of its Corporate & Investment Bank. He is based in London and splits his time between London and NYC. We continue to contact branch managers, regional managers, top management and Board members in our Chase action.

We have two asks:

  1. Respond to Indigenous Women’s demands. An October 19th letter from 40 Indigenous Women, and supported by 148 organizations, requested responses from 70 financial institutions. As of now, Chase has not responded to that letter.
  2. Stop funding Enbridge (to the tune of $8.2 billion), which is building the tar sands pipeline Line 3, among other fossil fuel infrastructure projects. This is a litmus test of Chase’s intention to align with the Paris Accord. Final permits for this project were just approved and construction has begun. There is litigation in process and pressure on the Biden administration building.
Forest with rays of sun filtering through

Deadline: ASAP

Pressure ODF to Take Climate Action

The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) oversees 10 million acres of forests that can act as a major carbon sink — our Coast Range and Western Cascade forests have some of the highest potential for carbon storage in the world, and they filter our drinking water too. But industrial forestry is limiting carbon storage and polluting drinking water across Oregon.

Unfortunately, ODF’s current leadership is skirting its responsibilities to communities and future generations by doing everything possible to make it easy for the timber industry to liquidate these forests. It must  do better.

With Governer Brown’s Climate Executive Order, we have a real opportunity to press for real climate leadership at the Oregon Department of Forestry. Click below to learn more about how you can take action.

Deadline: ASAP

Tell Lloyds of London: Don’t Insure the Leaky Trans Mountain Pipeline

Lloyd’s of London is insuring an oil pipeline that’s poisoning Indigenous land in Canada. The Trans Mountain pipeline is a mega-oil highway, transporting crude oil across Canada. Just two weeks ago, it spilled 190,000 of thick tar sands oil near a sacred Indigenous burial ground. This is just one of 85 spills from this pipeline in the last 10 years. We can’t wait around for another spill to destroy more Indigenous land — so the affected communities are demanding insurance companies drop this dangerous pipeline.

Lloyd’s of London is in the middle of a huge controversy as its original owners have profited off colonialism and the slave trade. Its insurance contract on Trans Mountain pipeline is also going to expire in August. A huge public outcry about its on-going role in colonialism could force the insurance to pull out and leave this mega-oil project that threatens Indigenous people’s way of life.

Add your name to demand Lloyd’s of London stop insuring this planet-wrecking pipeline.

Deadline: ASAP

Demand that Corporations Divest from Police Foundations

On Sunday Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man, was shot in the back seven times by a Kenosha, WI police officer. His 3 children watched it happen. His attempted murder is yet another reminder of why millions of people across the country are rallying behind the demand to defund the police: Our nation’s heavily militarized police kill over 1,100 people a year.

Police foundations are private, corporate-sponsored groups that supplement already bloated police budgets. From NYC to LA and everywhere in between, police foundations help cops acquire surveillance tech, SWAT team equipment, and weapons that are used to terrorize Black, Brown, and Indigenous people. This week, we’re joining Color Of Change and more than 40 organizations to demand divestment from police foundations because it’s not enough for corporations to say they want racial equity — they need to move their money and prove it.

Read on about police foundations and what you can do about them, or jump straight to signing the petition.

Protester wearing a mask, with a sign saying Black Lives Matter in the background

Deadline: ASAP

More Ways to Show up for Black Lives

Looking for more ways to show up in this moment? We have a dedicated volunteer form that will help us connect you with in-person protests, remote actions, ways to support protesters, and more.

This is the time that all of us, especially white folks and non-Black people of color, need to stand with the Black community.

Any questions? Email action@350pdx.org.