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.   

PROPOSE an ACTION using Backbone Props 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 or...

Learn how to get started here.


Access resources by signing the MOU and joining our next monthly call (third Wednesday 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!


  • Volunteer Drop In on Vashon

    Art Build and Volunteer Drop In, 2-8 pm

    Do you want to see Single Payer Health Care in this country? Be part of the action by stopping by the warehouse this Wednesday to help with preparations for Backbone Campaign/Popular Resistance Single Payer Action Camp, coming up in DC the first part of April. 

    We'll be stitching Single Payer cloth banners with Laura, as well as organizing and inventorying typar banner letters, possibly making new flexible LED light panels, and prepping more tool kits to go out to communities nationally. 

    Can you lend a hand?  RSVP below or send an email to Roni, our Solidarity Brigade and Image Touring Coordinator.MLK_quote_of_all_the_forms_of_inequality.jpg

  • 21 March: Monthly Solidarity Brigade Call

    • Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 05:00 PM
    • Zoom Video Conferencing

    Join us for our monthly Solidarity Brigade Call! Tell us about your recent actions and hear about upcoming events and plans going forward.

    RSVP below to 24Feb18_1.jpgreceive call in information and help sculpt the next national Solidarity Action!