We are organizing in response to the many local gatherings around the election to unite community organizations and individuals toward direct action, solidarity and mutual aid, as well as provide a recurring opportunity for community members to plug into ongoing organizing efforts and to engender their own.
As the state is further politicized by the new administration we look toward the development of localized neighborhood assemblies as directly-democratic bodies of community power, to provide the means to fight back.
PDX Outreach for Justice helps coordinate and support outreach efforts for community organizing work. We seek to support groups, coalitions and individuals with printing / tech resources, networking / communication tools, canvassing, phone banking, etc.
We are firmly committed to fighting racism, colonialism, imperialism, capitalism, patriarchy and all forms of oppression and are eager to work with folks who share this vision for revolutionary change within our local communities and across the globe.
BikeSwarm is a loose affiliation of riders primarily committed to providing support for nonviolent direct actions in the pursuit of social and environmental justice. Bicycles provide tactical and strategic advantages via greater mobility, vehicular protection for pedestrians and longer sight lines. We also organize our own rides around issues to draw visibility to them, as well as to create a sense of camaraderie and fun in our direct actions.
A group dedicated to trying to find a way to keep our health insurance.
For activists 60 and over: addresses issues of interest to seniors (social security, medicare, poverty), but will also be a presence together at various other demonstrations.
Hella 503 Collective
A five year old political collective born out of Occupy Portland that does on-going working class organizing from an anti-capitalist, revolutionary, feminist perspective. Hella 503 is currently initiating organizing local community self-defense and antifascist trainings and educational events with a broad group of organizers in Portland. Hella 503 can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Rosehip Medic Collective is a group of volunteer Street Medics and health care activists active in Portland, Oregon. We provide first aid and emergency care at protests, direct actions, and other sites of resistance and struggle.
Human Rights Watch is a nonprofit, nongovernmental human rights organization made up of roughly 400 staff members around the globe. Its staff consists of human rights professionals including country experts, lawyers, journalists, and academics of diverse backgrounds and nationalities. Established in 1978, Human Rights Watch is known for its accurate fact-finding, impartial reporting, effective use of media, and targeted advocacy, often in partnership with local human rights groups. Each year, Human Rights Watch publishes more than 100 reports and briefings on human rights conditions in some 90 countries, generating extensive coverage in local and international media. With the leverage this brings, Human Rights Watch meets with governments, the United Nations, regional groups like the African Union and the European Union, financial institutions, and corporations to press for changes in policy and practice that promote human rights and justice around the world.
Momentum Alliance is undocumented, immigrant, indigenous, LGBTQ, gang-affected, HIV- and STI-positive and low-income youth, youth of color, youth with disabilities, youth who are transitioning from foster care, homelessness and incarceration, youth who have experienced war, domestic violence, sexual assault and abuse, teen parents and allies. We were raised in seven religious traditions.
Momentum Alliance is a place for young people 14-30 who want to:
- Build trust, confidence, resiliency and health
- Increase their educational and income levels
- Learn and practice leadership and advocacy skills
- Build friendships and alliances with young people they wouldn’t typically hang out with
- Diversify decision-making in the public, private and nonprofit sectors; alter relations of power; and make systems more equitable
Perhaps most importantly, Momentum Alliances offers a space for young people to be themselves, in all their identities.