Solidarity Brigades

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Lift up your local community’s work

Connect with a network of fellow Action-Oriented Organizers

Join the Backbone Solidarity Brigade network of autonomous multi-affiliated affinity groups deploying artful activist tactics in solidarity with local and national causes.   

SUBMIT an ACTION REPORT HERE

The tools and capacity we share with communities include: 

Artful Activism props like Trump Bobble Heads; a 16’ Racism-is-the-Elephant-in-the-Room inflatable elephant; a 28’ 28th Amendment & 210’ Constitution Preamble celebrating “We the People” (juxtaposed to “We the Corporations”) to end Corporate Personhood; fleet of inflatables, including globes, salmon, orca, pipeline. Sign up to borrow imagery here.

Banner kits with changeable messages and lettering, so groups can get their message out during day time traffic commutes, at marches, and other spots - loudly, in a highly visible way. Order yours by clicking here.

Night time visibility tools - light projections on buildings using GOBOs and LED light panels to spell out a message on a freeway overpass, the side of a building, or other visible location.

Engage with Backbone Campaign in the praxis of artful activism and reflection of collective purpose, goals, strategy and vision.

Join a Solidarity Brigade near you or start your own by visiting their calendar page and fill out the contact form for Seattle  •  Spokane  •  Bellingham  •  Olympia  •  Bay Area  •  Los Angeles  •  San Diego  •  Las Vegas  •  Denver/Boulder  •  Dallas  •  Milwaukee/Madison, WI  •  Chicago  •  Michigan  •  New York City  •  DC/Baltimore  •  Portland  •  Atlanta, Minneapolis, Wenatchee, LA - Long Beach, Houston, San Antonio, Brownsville, San Francisco, Eugene, Miami, Tallahassee, Boston, Charleston, Nashville, Newark.

Learn how to get started here.

Access resources by signing the MOU and joining our next monthly call (third Thursday of the month, 5pm (Pacific)/8pm (Eastern).

Tell us how YOU want to  ENGAGE  with Backbone:

 

Continue below to RSVP for these actions or HOST your own!

 

  • Hey Congress! We need salmon & a restored river NOW

    • Thursday, August 08, 2024 at 05:00 PM
    • various locations around PNW

    Our Congressional reps will be home this August - let's remind them there is still work to do to restore the Snake River, to keep our keystone species from going extinct!

    Will you join Backbone Campaign's Multi City Banner Action?

    Date: Thursday, August 8

    Time: your choice - just choose one hour where there will likely be traffic

    Place: in communities across the Pacific Northwest

    Please fill out this short form and let us know you're up for bannering on the 8th - or RSVP below:
    • Standing on an overpass with a banner, you and a few others can reach up to 10,000 people.hour!
    • No overpass in your community?  Standing at a key location in town is also super effective.
    • Together, we can make a big and bold impact!
    We're in a race against extinction, and Backbone is grateful for your participation in this Multi-City effort. Other days of actions are coming up for Sept-November - fill out the form above to get involved!
    rsvp