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Overpass Bannering In Tacoma

8 June 2018: Folks from the Tacoma Solidarity Brigade and Jewish Voice For Peace stood on the Tacoma Avenue overpass over I-5 on a Friday afternoon during rush hour. Continue reading

Protesting Trump At The Naval Academy

Local activists gathered to un-welcome President Trump as speaker for Naval Academy commencement. Continue reading

Backbone Teaching/Light Projection At Patagonia

Backbone folks came together at Patagonia to share skills and experiences from the techniques they each excel at. The night included banner making, projection, and an inflatable salmon. Continue reading

Amazon #PayYourFairShare projection in Seattle

In support of the Neighborhood Action Coalition, a Backbone team projected on buildings surrounding an Amazon construction site. Continue reading

Tallahassee Voter Registration

Stone Soup Street Action holds a street corner action in Tallahassee every Thursday. On this day, their theme was voter registration.  Continue reading

Solidarity Brigades Rock Their Lights Against the NRA

Solidarity Brigades Rocked Their Lights Against the NRA in ELEVEN cities this past weekend. Projections took place in Atlanta, Chicago, San Diego, LA, Tacoma, Portland, Tallahassee, Seattle, Dallas, DC and Madison. But don't take our word for it.  Watch this incredible video.  [Big thanks to editor Julie Sotomura!] Continue reading

Tallahassee: NRA Projections

The Stone Soup Street Action Committee joined in the NRA Projection action. Continue reading

Feel the Momentum? Change is in the Air-Backbone's April Newsletter

Because of the many ways you support Backbone, together we're standing up to gun violence, ICE, pipelines, new fossil fuel infrastructure, student debt, and for profit healthcare. In this bi-monthly newsletter, we want to keep you updated on the latest happenings, opportunities for action and reports on the great work you and others are engaged in! Continue reading

Madison: NRA Projections

The Madison Solidarity Brigade projected the anti NRA assault weapon logo/ GOBO on a building next to the Wisconsin state capitol building, as well as on another building a couple blocks away. Continue reading

Seattle: NRA Projections

As part of the NRA national days of action, folks projected anti-gun violence messaging by the Seattle Space Needle. Continue reading

San Diego: NRA Projections

The San Diego Solidarity Brigade joined the National Day of Action against gun violence and the NRA. They projected in downtown San Diego. Continue reading

DC: NRA Projections

3 May 2018: A team projected gun control, anti-NRA messages on Trump tower ahead of his speech at the NRA annual convention in Dallas, TX Continue reading

el Comite May Day March & Rally

Team Backbone provided visuals for El Comite's May Day March and Rally in Seattle. Continue reading

Lowell Resists National Grid

Lowell Pipeline Resistance marched outside Lowell city hall with an inflatable pipeline reading "National Grid Sucks!" to protest National Grid's plans for building new, expanded pipeline infrastructure through the city. Continue reading

Lowell Pipeline Resistance at Earth Day Parade

Lowell Pipeline Resistance marched in the Lowell Earth Day 2018 parade with the 35-foot inflatable pipeline. Continue reading

Lighting up the Night, and Enlivening the Streets-Backbone's Mid-April Newsletter

Check out how you and Backbone are working together across the country. What awesome action can you imagine next? Let's make it happen together.  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 bi-monthly Newsletter for a quick summary of many actions that have happened in the first part of April. Continue reading

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