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

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

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

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

Dreamer/Daca messaging projected in Maryland outside CPAC

Using light projection, Dreamer and DACA messages were put up on the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center that was hosting the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).                  Continue reading

Trump and Putin Head in Tallahassee

Weekly street protest, including BobbleHead Trump and Putin now thanks to you. Monthly night time event at art park introduces public to post cards to politicians, voter registrations, petitions, outreach, "Boot Him Out" (people can throw shoes at life-size pic Trump), go-bo projections, etc. Continue reading

Rally At The Maryland Governor's Mansion In Protest of Potomac Pipeline

This rally was held outside of the Governor's mansion to urge him to reject the Potomac pipeline. Continue reading