In our home community, organizers of the elementary school's Earth Day borrowed Backbone's newest images - monarch butterflies - to advocate for the protection of Pollinators.
The butterflies, designed by artist Wynne Mentink, are an easy prop to deploy and more are made each week during the weekly art build at Backbone HQ on Vashon Island. The prop can also used to show solidarity with immigrants, halting the construction of the border wall which disrupts habitat, and remediating the impacts of climate change which are impacting all species and people.
For the Earth!
Volunteers on Vashon created an LED banner to deploy as part of a national action calling for the Release of the Mueller Report. The action was co-sponsored by Indivisible Vashon and Backbone and passers by were encouraged to call their Congressional Representatives to Release the Report.
Backbone supports setting a standard for leadership and accountability, as well as checks and balances on presidential power.
Backbone couldn't show up for the Solidarity Brigades and many allies across the country without people like these the other dedicated members of Backbone's Builders Guild. These folks are the behind the scenes inspiration and perspiration of our Artful Activism. They are an essential part of every action. We are all deeply grateful for their generous contributions that make the magic in the streets possible.