We need action. We need progress. We need it now. We need our state officials to insulate us from Donald Trump, not with walls, but with policies. This requires action on a houseless bill of rights, no-cause eviction, rent control, environmental protections, air quality protections, criminal justice reform, protecting our immigrants, healthcare, and so much more.
In order to do this, we need pressure from the people. We need our elected officials to see our faces. We need them to hear our stories. We need to show them that our lives matter.
To that end, we will all be bussing people from Union Station to the State Capitol in Salem on the first day of the legislative session.
For the new legislatives members, their first day in office is going to be a memorable day, no matter what. Let’s fill those memories with the stories and the faces of We the People so that they can carry our message with them for the rest of their tenure in office. For those returning to office, this will be a powerful message that this is different. We cannot afford business as usual.
We will hold a rally at the Capitol and deliver hundreds of letters from our communities to the legislators. We will be leaving Union Station by 11:30 AM and plan to be back by 4:00 PM.
If you would like to join us on the bus, please email your first and last name with the subject line “RESISTANCE ROAD TRIP” to portlandsresistance@gmail.
You can also drive on your own. This is not an event for only Portland residents. No matter where you live, please join us.
If you cannot join us on the bus you can still send us your letter via email or if you would like to hand write your letter you can bring it to Union Station prior to our departure.
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