President Obama speaks of an “all of the above” energy policy. We climate activists engage in “all of the above” methods of tackling fossil fuels. Using a variety of strategies & tactics from letter-writing to presenting testimony, from legislative advocacy to carrying signs, we each do our part in the growing climate justice movement.
Some members of our climate community also choose to participate in and/or provide support for non-violent direct action and civil disobedience. Collaboration among climate groups and those organizing direct action and civil disobedience has produced the Climate Action Coalition. Participating members are 350PDX, No KXL Portland, Portland Rising Tide, The Raging Grannies, PDX Bike Swarm, First Unitarian Universalists-Community For Earth, and Greenpeace Portland Action Team. Our fledgling Coalition has already held an action at Portland’s Arc Logistics oil terminal and hosted a successful potluck-fundraiser for the Civil Liberties Defense Center.
Two representatives from each supporting group meet regularly and report back to their members. For coalition info, contact: email@example.com
– Bonnie McKinlay, Angela VanPatten, Ed Averill, 350PDX