350PDX Weekly Update – A New Era – Nov 11 2020

Hi everyone, Joe Biden is the President-Elect and we enter a new era of US politics. Despite voter suppression, climate disasters, and the pandemic, the turnout rate of 62% was the highest in 50 years, with 148 million Americans going to the polls. One main driver of this was a surge among Black, Latino, Asian […]

Election – What Now?

The ‘red mirage’ and ‘blue shift’ scenario that we talked about in our election plan where we wouldn’t know full results on election night seems to have come true, which means ensuring that every vote is counted is our nation’s greatest priority right now. As we hold our breath, take a moment to center yourself in a vision […]

350PDX Weekly Update – 6 days to go – Oct 28 2020

Hi everyone, Well this is the last weekly update before Election Day. To go with the theme of 2020 – rapid response adaptation to unprecedented events – over the past few weeks we’ve been busily preparing for this election, particularly for what will happen if those in power refuse to accept the results. Our General Meeting on […]

Take Action: Demand that Chase and Blackrock walk away from the Saudi Aramco Deal

JP Morgan Chase just announced it will align its business model with the Paris Climate Agreement. BlackRock just supported its first-ever resolution addressing deforestation company supply chains. Those two announcements are huge — but the companies are already backtracking. The two financial giants just started discussing a deal worth over $10 billion with Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest oil […]

350PDX is recruiting new board members

Do you believe environmental policies and practices should center the needs of those hit first and worst by climate chaos? Do you believe in a climate future grounded in racial equity? Interested in building transparent, just and accountable systems? Want to participate in creating a culture of climate resiliency, optimism, and anti-racism? 350PDX is recruiting […]

Sandy retires from the Board

Those you who were on this list in the Spring probably already know I turned 80 in May. It was a milestone I met with pleasure and surprise–I hadn’t expected to see it–and I do feel it. The previous November, my term on the 350PDX board ended. We don’t have a limit on the number […]

Our election plan

Our democracy hangs in the balance. We are in a presidential election in which the incumbent candidate has threatened to take power by force, by not counting all votes and/or ignoring the vote if he loses. But within this frightening prospect there is some good news. Most coups are a surprise, a sudden overnight power […]

We’re suing the Feds for their use of chemical weapons in Portland

For 125 days anti-racist Black Lives Matter protests have been taking to the streets here in Portland demanding racial justice. These protests have been met with some of the most repressive measures by local police and federal agents in recent history. Protesters have regularly been subject to massive, indiscriminate deployments of teargas, pepper spray, and other chemical munitions including […]