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

Timeframe: ASAP

Timeframe: ASAP

Sign the Petition & Write to Congress: Restore Federal Recognition for the Chinook Indian Nation

In 2001, the Chinook Nation obtained federal recognition from the U.S. government. However, celebration turned into heartbreak when the U.S. government rescinded this recognition eighteen months later.

The Chinook Indian Nation was essentially declared nonexistent in the eyes of the government. The nation has been unable to access programs and resources to which federally recognized tribes are entitled. Over the last 20 years, the lack of federal recognition has cost $200 million dollars, opportunities for youth, and countless lives.

Congress has both the power and authority to recognize tribes. We are calling on our elected officials to do what’s right and end this humanitarian crisis. Stop the genocide. Federally recognize the Chinook Indian Nation.

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After years of massive public opposition to Zenith Energy’s dangerous oil-by-rail operations, the City’s recent decision to quickly and quietly approve a Land Use Compatibility Statement (LUCS) guaranteeing five more years of dirty oil trains in our communities is a serious breach of public trust.

Join us in demanding the City of Portland reconsider the approval of Zenith and include public input. Oil-by-rail’s significant impacts on public health, safety, and the climate crisis demand further investigation.

Background

We’ve co-hosted three “Rumble on the River” community forums on Zenith Energy’s oil-by-rail operations and the CEI Hub –– a six-mile stretch of old tank farms located in NW Portland. The hub holds more than 90% of all liquid fuel in Oregon and is on an earthquake liquefaction zone — meaning that in the event of an earthquake, local communities would face huge threats to their health and safety. The CEI Hub is also home to a Zenith Energy oil terminal and oil-by-rail operations. Check out videos of the forums below:

“Rumble on the River” community forum #2 (Oct 13)

“Rumble on the River” community forum #2 (Nov 15)

Rumble on the River” community forum #3 (Dec 8)

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Timeframe: ASAP

Timeframe: anytime – it’s not actually specific to summer, and we’re going to change the name soon to reflect that!

Anytime

Join the 350PDX Creative Roster

Our Creative Team uses art and storytelling to make the climate justice movement irresistible.

This team does the whole creative process, from developing the story (or the narrative strategy) of our campaigns, to figuring out the most strategic way to get the story out to the right audiences, to producing all the banners, videos, songs, performances, creative direct actions, social media campaigns, press releases, webpages, animations, poems, and whatever else that will get our message out there.

The creative roster is our list of folks with creative skills that we can call on when we have a one-off need. Next time we need a songwriter or a photographer we’ll look through the roster and reach out to a few people who have those skills to see if they are free to help! Sign up here.

Deadline: ASAP

Deadline: ASAP

Any questions? Email action@350pdx.org.