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 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!


  • Monthly Solidarity Brigade Call

    • Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 05:00 PM
    • Zoom Video Conferencing

    Join us for our monthly Solidarity Brigade video conference on the 3rd Thursday of the month!

    • Tell us about your recent actions
    • Learn about upcoming events and actions
    • Enjoy special guests and connect with allies
    • Share best practices and action stories
    • Plan future solidarity actions across the network
    • Get access to Backbone props and gear
    • Win Backbone Solidarity Swag!

    RSVP below TODAY! 


  • Solidarity Support Protect Mother Earth Conference

    • Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 10:00 AM – July 01, 2018
    • Frank's Landing, Nisqually Territories, near Lacey

    Backbone Campaign is supporting the Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) Protect Mother Earth Conference by recruiting volunteers to help with a variety of tasks leading up to the event, and helping with post-event clean up.

    For info about the event:  

    Volunteer Needs - Drivers, Greeters, Set up, Clean up

    Do you have a van you can drive SeaTac-Nisqually, to pick up indigenous leaders and transport them to the Conference site on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and/or Friday, or from Nisqually to SeaTac on Sunday/Monday? If you cannot drive yourself but have a van to lend -- or can drive but don't have a van --  we can coordinate your offering!  Let us know by emailing

    Can you help with Set Up Day on Tuesday, June 26th, to construct tents, organize workshop spaces, and help with other hand on infrastructure needs? Email

    A Hospitality Crew is needed Wednesday to help greet arrivals, get personal tents set up.  If you can help out this day, email

    Infrastructure Needs

    Do you have teepee poles or large canvas tarps/tents you can lend, starting on Tuesday?  Email

    Thank you for stepping up to help our indigenous allies Protect Mother Earth.