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Student Loan Debt Ball in DC

Folks in DC inflated the debt ball labeled with $1.5 trillion, which is the amount that student loan debt has risen to. The debt ball was also labelled HR 2366 to bring attention to a house bill that would restore bankruptcy protections for student loans. Continue reading

Visiting Sen. Sanders Office To Share Why We Need His Healthcare Bill To Be Stronger

10 April 18: We visited Senator Sanders' office as part of the HOPE Single Payer Action Camp to share stories about how his Medicare for All bill will impact each of us and our communities. We hope that Sanders will strengthen his bill to be as strong as, or stronger than, HR 676: The Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act. Continue reading

Capitol Hill Light Projection For Single Payer

9 April 18: Backbone folks, plus newcomers looking to learn light projection, projected Healthcare messaging onto the Rayburn office building. We had an exciting encounter with Capitol Hill police but were ultimately able to project what we wanted with no arrests! Continue reading

March For Single Payer Healthcare For All In DC

9 April 18: As part of the HOPE Action camp, we marched to the Canadian embassy, AHIP (American Health Insurance Plans) and finished at HHS (Department of Health and Human Services) where we were part of a rally. Personal stories were shared about how crucial it is that we get National Improved Medicare for All in this country. Continue reading

Represent Maryland Campaign Finance Rally

Represent Maryland held a rally and march to bring light to campaign finance corruption. Continue reading

LNG Tank Light Projection In Tacoma

A small team deployed to PSE's illegal construction site to project on the tank for their proposed LNG terminal. Continue reading

ACTION, the Antidote to Despair - Backbone's March 2018 Newsletter

We here at Backbone want to keep you updated on the latest happenings, opportunities for action and reports on the great work you and others are engaged in.  Read our monthly Newsletter for a quick summary of actions in March and upcoming events in April. Continue reading

Video Projection At Maryland Department Of Environment Hearing

As requested by community organizer, projected video of natural gas compressor station explosions and fugitive emissions through FLIR camera as visual aid to testimony of attorney representing the community at Maryland Dept of Environment public hearing. Continue reading

Maryland Rally Outside Of Gerrymandering Hearing

Represent Maryland rallied outside of the Supreme Court before/during arguments regarding the Benisek v. Lemone gerrymandering case for Congressional District 6 in Maryland. Continue reading

Huskies for Food Justice

Huskies for Food Justice is a student run group trying to get the president of UW to sign a commitment to food justice. Continue reading

Tallahassee Film Festival Screening Of Maxim Pozdorovkin's Our New President

25 March 2018: Stone Soup Street Action Committee brought Trump and Putin to the Tallahassee Film Festival screening of Maxim Pozdorovkin's Our New President.  Continue reading

Tallahassee March For Our Lives

24 March 2018: Thousands of protesters marched from Florida State University to the Capitol in Tallahassee for a March For Our Lives. Continue reading

Light Projection in DC Preceding March for Our Lives

23 March 2018: Light projected gun control messages on Trump hotel ahead of the March for Our Lives the following day. Continue reading

Jeff Sessions Came To Tallahassee

22 March 2018: Jeff Sessions came to Tallahassee to give a speech at the Federal Building. Stone Soup Street Action came out to remind him that they want Robert Mueller’s investigation protected.  Continue reading

UltraViolet Demands Visa Block Sales Of Assault Weapons

Folks traveled from Backbone HQ to support UltraViolet, to send a message via light projection to Visa, Inc: Visa can, and should, block the sales of assault weapons. Continue reading

West Los Angeles Solidarity Brigade and Indivisible Protested Trump

The West Los Angeles Solidarity Brigade worked with Indivisible groups to protest Trump's arrival in LA.  Continue reading

Rally To Support Net Neutrality in Annapolis, MD

Folks attended a rally to support state level net neutrality legislation SB287 in Annapolis, Maryland.  Continue reading

Trump Head In Tallahassee For NRA Protest

Stone Soup Street Action Committee in Tallahassee brought out the Trump head for a gun control march targeting the NRA. Continue reading

Bird Dogging Legislators In Maryland

Represent Maryland, the state chapter of Represent.us is showing legislators that we are watching and we see how the big corporate industries are wining and dining them to influence our government. This protest also included a light projection! Continue reading

Anti Alt-Right Light Projection in DC

Anti alt-right and anti misogyny messages were projected as part of a protest of an alt-right event featuring Mike Cernovich.               Continue reading