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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: October 2

National Chase Takeover

While climate crisis-fueled wildfires burned throughout our region, the fossil fuel industry continues to permit, build, drill, mine, and dig new projects, moving us in the complete opposite direction. JPMorgan Chase continues to be the world’s largest funder of the fossil fuel industry, pouring hundreds of billions of dollars into the industry just since the Paris Climate Agreement was signed in 2016.

That’s why groups across the country are amplifying a mass call-out of JPMorgan Chase right now. Join us to Takeover Chase! We’re calling out Chase branches across the country because people need to connect their local banks to their international counterparts that are funding the climate crisis. The two aren’t separate, and the fewer people who open new accounts with Chase the better.

We need to do everything we can to cut off the supply of money that enables the fossil fuel industry to operate with impunity — the less money they have, the sooner their influence will wane.

Deadline: September 30

Take Action For Forests and Climate

In the aftermath of Oregon’s historic wildfires, we need to defend Oregon’s forests from the claim that the way to reduce fires is widespread heavy logging. Today, we’re asking you to contact your state elected officials and encourage them to resist destructive forestry legislation proposed under the guise of wildfire prevention.

Find your legislators, see talking points, and read what 350PDX has to say on science-based wildfire policy. Then take action by writing to a letter in defense of climate-smart forestry.

Deadline: October 22, 5:00 pm

Take Action to Stop Chlorpyrifos

Chlorpyrifos is a dangerous insecticide, widely used on a variety of crops, including strawberries, apples, wheat, and Christmas trees. Chlorpyrifos can damage the brains and nervous systems of those who are exposed. Farmworkers, rural communities, children, pregnant mothers and endangered wildlife are especially at risk. The Oregon Department of Agriculture(ODA) has proposed new rules to strengthen protections for Oregonians from pesticides containing chlorpyrifos.

Please help our farmworkers and agricultural lands phase out this toxic pesticide by submitting comments!

How To Submit Comments: Email your comments (in any language) during the open comment period to: chlorpyrifos-comments@oda.state.or.usYou have until October 1, 2020.

Visit Beyond Toxics for templates and talking points in English to craft written and oral testimony. You can also share your story with PCUN in English or Spanish HERE.

Thank you for your advocacy on this important topic. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the Friends of Family Farmers Policy Director, Amy Wong.

People protesting the Kalama Methanol Refinery

Deadline: ASAP

Stop the Kalama Methanol Refinery

As wildfires exacerbated by the burning of fossil fuels ravage our region, a plan to build the world’s largest fracked gas-to-methanol refinery on the Columbia River carries on. The Kalama methanol refinery would use more fracked gas than all of Washington’s gas-fired power plants combined. This project would be an outright disaster for our climate and our communities and it must be stopped. We’re in a crucial comment period this month and need your help to make sure we stop this project.

The Washington Department of Ecology recently released a new draft analysis showing that the Kalama methanol refinery would be a major climate polluter—one of Washington’s most significant sources of pollution. Unfortunately, the study also relies on an speculative and unenforceable market analysis to support this dirty, climate-wrecking proposal. Join us and urge Ecology to deny this project and to reject false claims from Northwest Innovation Works (NWIW), the refinery’s backer: Write a comment against the Kalama methanol refinery now.

To learn more, including about the Dept. of Ecology’s virtual hearings on the project, read our blog post.

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

#EndClimateSilence on Cable News

American news outlets are not making the connection between extreme weather, climate change, and fossil fuel pollution. They are failing to mention, from coverage on derecho, to the fires in the west, to the superstorm now hitting the Gulf Coast, how a hotter planet means bigger, stronger storms.

It’s been 15 years since Hurricane Katrina left its mark on New Orleans, and news outlets are still failing to discuss the links between fossil fuel pollution, climate change, and extreme weather.

Watch this video connecting the dots between hurricanes, climate change, and fossil fuels (on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter). Then add your name to the petition if you believe it is time for the media to tell the whole story.

Deadline: November 3

GOTV with 350PDX!

We’re building a team to ensure that as many people as possible are registered to vote – and then turn them out to the polls on Election Day on November 3rd.

We’ll be partnering with other 350 local groups in key swing states, and together we’ll reach as many voters as we can, calling and texting them with important information on voter registration and vote by mail – then reminding them to cast their ballots when it counts. But it will only work with volunteers like you.

After you sign up, we’ll send you a weekly email with phonebanking events happening with our 350 partners every day of the week – so you can engage when it works best for you.

*GOTV = Get Out The Vote!

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.

US Census 2020 Logo

Deadline: Sept. 30

Take the 2020 Census

The 2020s will be a decisive decade for addressing climate disruption and ensuring an equitable future for all, so we need to do everything we can to set ourselves up well for a tough fight.

Because Census data determines the number of congressional seats a state gets, an accurate Census count can help secure the legislative representation we need to ensure our voices are heard during the next ten years. The Census is also used to determine how billions of tax dollars flow into states and localities every year — including money for Medicaid, school lunches, infrastructure, special education, and Head Start. By participating in the Census, you are helping to support your community and ensure your neighbors are receiving the help they need in the next decade.

The Census is for citizens and non-citizens alike. You will not be asked about your citizenship status. Your answers cannot be used against you by any court or governmental agency (including for immigration cases).

Steve Mnuchin Holding Money

Deadline: Open, but ASAP

Call the Federal Reserve Chairman about the Fossil Fuel Bailout

the Trump administration just gave fossil fuel companies their complete wish list of changes to the new federal loan program, without adding any requirements to aid workers. While first responders work without hazard pay or PPE gear, polluters are looking for a lifeline from taxpayers for their failing, climate-wrecking industry.

We’re asking you to call Federal Reserve Chair Jay Powell and tell him not to bail out big oil — click below to get talking points and get connected to Powell.

Large crowd holding sign that says "people, not polluters."

Deadline: Open, but ASAP

Contact Congress about the REWIND Act

From the very beginning of this pandemic, we’ve seen corporations and corrupt politicians exploit this health crisis for their own private gain. It’s an all-too-familiar strategy of using a mass crisis as an opportunity for sneaky and selfish profits, all at the expense of people’s lives. It’s infuriating.

This is why, just earlier this week, our Senator Jeff Merkley along with CA Representative Nanette Barragán introduced the REWIND Act. This new legislation would block a bailout for the fossil fuel industry in the next stimulus package and ensure relief money flows directly to people, not polluters.

Senator Merkley’s REWIND Act has also been co-sponsored by Senator Wyden and Representative Blumenauer. Let’s thank them for standing up for people, not polluters, and ask our other Oregon US Representatives to help pass the REWIND Act.

Any questions? Email action@350pdx.org.