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INCO PR & PUBLICITY GUIDE: How to publicize local events


General Resistance Organizations
Name of Organization Description Website Contact Info
Families for Peaceful Protest Engaging children and families in activism through peace. We work to create social change and justice through unity, , and activism. Please share a cause with us you may need help with. Reach out to your community of families for change! Stronger Together!
Grab Your Wallet Database of organizations to boycott or shop, based on their relationship to Trump and his products.
Indivisible Go here to download the Indivisible Guide and access other resources to resist the Trump administration and its agenda and find local actions.
MoveOn Civic Action is a 501(c)(4) organization which primarily focuses on nonpartisan education and advocacy on important national issues. Political Action is a federal political committee which primarily helps members elect candidates who reflect our values through a variety of activities aimed at influencing the outcome of the next election. Political Action and Civic Action are separate organizations.
Portland’s Resistance Organizes direct action and policy demands to bring about the just and equitable future that we all deserve. 503-893-2121;
Resistance Calendar A national searchable list of actions by date and location. You can add actions to the calendar as well. </>

General Social Justice Organizations
Name of Organization description website contact info.
Organizing for Action Organizing for Action is a movement of millions of Americans, coming together to fight for real, lasting change; grass roots efforts on a number of issues, mainly continuing reforms advocated by Obama.
Sojourners – Matthew 25 Pledge We seek to inspire hope and build a movement to transform individuals, communities, the church, and the world; resources and toolkits for individuals and churches on immigration and sanctuary, unjust policing, and religious liberty (defending the lives and religious liberty of Muslims)., 202.328.8842

Black Lives Matter, Racial Reconciliation, and Police Brutality
Name of Organization description website contact info.
Injustice Boycott Fighting racial injustice and police brutality one city at a time. Sign up for actions.; you can also follow Shaun King on facebook
NAACP The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race. Portland Branch: Joann Hardesty 503-957-4364

Climate Change and Environmental
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Name of Organization description website contact info. We believe in a safe climate and a better future a just, prosperous, and equitable world built with the power of ordinary people. 350* is building a global grassroots climate movement that can hold our leaders accountable to the realities of science and the principles of justice. </>; Portland chapter: (503) 281-1485 (T, W, F, 1-5pm)
Friends of the Earth Friends of the Earth strives for a more healthy and just world. We understand that the challenges facing our planet call for more than half measures, so we push for the reforms that are needed, not merely the ones that are politically easy. Sometimes, this involves speaking uncomfortable truths to power and demanding more than people think is possible. It's hard work. But the pressures facing our planet and its people are too important for us to compromise. 1-877-843-8687
Greenpeace Greenpeace is the leading independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future.; (202) 462-1177
Sierra Club Founded by legendary conservationist John Muir in 1892, the Sierra Club is now the nation's largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization -- with more than two million members and supporters.;;
Union of Concerned Scientists Our scientists and engineers develop and implement innovative, practical solutions to some of our planet’s most pressing problems—from combating global warming and developing sustainable ways to feed, power, and transport ourselves, to fighting misinformation, advancing racial equity, and reducing the threat of nuclear war.
314 Action Why 314 Action?  Pi is everywhere. . . It is used in virtually everything we encounter in our daily lives…members of the STEM Community, grassroots supporters and political activists committed to bring innovation to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education, aggressively advocate for real solutions to Climate Change and elect more STEM trained candidates to public office.

Democrats (including Congresspersons, and the Governor)
Name of Organization description website contact info.
Columbia County Democrats Donna Nyberg:
Democratic Party of Oregon
Governor Kate Brown/Policies Links to information on state policies on a number of issues. Governor’s office: (503) 378-4582
Representative Suzanne Bonamici 202-225-0855 (M-F, 9-5EST)
Senator Jeff Merkley PDX office: (503) 326-2900; DC office: (202) 224-3753
Senator Ron Wyden PDX office: (503) 326-7525; DC office: (202) 224-5244

Name of Organization description website contact info.
All Born (in) Annual conference and advocacy for education for people with developmental disabilities 503-238-0522; Angela Frome:
BATS (Bad Ass Teachers) <: 12.0pt="" a="" italic="" mso-bidi-font-size:="" mso-bidi-font-style:="">This is for every teacher who refuses to be blamed for the failure of our society to erase poverty and inequality, and refuses to accept assessments, tests and evaluations imposed by those who have contempt for real teaching and learning. Toolkits, actions, and advocacy.
Critical Educators Collective We believe that educators have a crucial role and responsibility to dismantle the barriers our students face in society and in school. We work collaboratively and reflectively to promote the transformative social justice teaching we believe is necessary for creating an education system that is democratic, pro-justice, and liberating for all students. Meets monthly in SE PDX.
Oregon Save our Schools We are a group of committed community members that want to provide a quality and equitable education for all students in the state of Oregon. We are founded on the four principles of the National Save Our Schools Movement and affiliated with the group Parents Across America.  We have no financial backers or interests.

Government Corruption and Calls for Impeachment
Name of Organization description website contact info.
Impeach Trump Now The campaign is led by Free Speech For People, a national non-partisan non-profit organization that works to renew our democracy and our Constitution for the people, not big money and corporate interests, and by RootsAction, an online initiative dedicated to galvanizing people who are committed to economic fairness, equal rights, civil liberties, environmental protection, and defunding endless wars.; legal advisory board headed by Lawrence Lessig of Harvard Law School
United to Protect Democracy United to Protect Democracy is a nonpartisan nonprofit with an urgent goal: to hold the President and the Executive Branch accountable to the laws and longstanding practices that have protected our democracy through both Democratic and Republican Administrations. Headed by former Obama administration lawyers.
Greg Palast, Journalist, Film Maker The Best Democracy Money Can Buy…book and dvd/online film that documents how millions of 2016 votes were suppressed/stolen by conservative funded efforts in over 20 states.…documents how “interstate cross check” was employed to “fix” the 2016 presidential/senate elections

Healthcare, General and Affordable Care Act
Name of Organization description website contact info.
Healthcare for All Oregon We are a statewide coalition of over 120 member organizations working to achieve a comprehensive, equitable, publicly funded, and high-quality health care system to serve all Oregon residents. 503 206 6709;
Oregon Public Health Association • To provide learning opportunities for public health professionals and the broader community
• To advocate for policies that protect and promote the health of all Oregonians

Human Rights and Human Dignity
Name of Organization description website contact info.
Columbia County Citizens for Human Dignity A group of people who believe in the worth of every person. We believe that democracy flourishes when all are included. We work to assure the basic rights and human dignity of all Oregonians. We exist to promote social justice in Columbia County and fight against acts that diminish the human dignity of any person or group. We wish to create a presence in our community so others are aware of what we stand for; we want to be available for people to call on us if an incidence of injustice is observed, and we wish to support each other in our efforts to promote a more inclusive democracy.; 503.543.8417
Human Rights Watch Human Rights Watch is a nonprofit, nongovernmental human rights organization made up of roughly 400 staff members around the globe. Its staff consists of human rights professionals including country experts, lawyers, journalists, and academics of backgrounds and nationalities. 212-290-4700

Immigrants and Refugees
Name of Organization description website contact info.
Causa Causa is Oregon’s Latino immigrant rights organization. Causa works to defend and advance immigrant rights by coordinating with local, state, and national coalitions and allies. (503) 409-2473 or (855) 884-2287
Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice coalition of individuals, faith leaders and faith communities called by our conscience to respond actively and publicly to the suffering of our immigrant brothers and sisters in the U.S. Through advocacy and outreach, we educate the community about the injustices current immigration policies inflict on the entire community and we provide real opportunities to take action for change. Just as we open our hearts to provide welcome and accompaniment to people facing persecution and oppression, we open our doors to offer Sanctuary for immigrants faced with family separation 503.550.3510;
Mercy Corps Worldwide Humanitarian (including refugee assistance) Organization based in Portland. The action center in downtown PDX has lectures and events and is open to school groups to learn about global issues.
Action Center: 503-896-5747 (M-F 11-5)
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project promotes justice by defending and advancing the rights of immigrants through direct legal services, systemic advocacy, and community education. Based in WA; among other things, provides legal services to people detained in Tacoma Detention Center

Legal Advocacy and Resistance
Name of Organization description website contact info.
American Civil Liberties Union For almost 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.;; (503) 227-3186
Southern Poverty Law Center dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality. (334) 956-8200; (888) 414-7752

Name of Organization description website contact info.
Basic Rights Oregon will ensure that all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Oregonians experience equality by building a broad and inclusive politically powerful movement, shifting public opinion, and achieving policy victories. member of the Equality Federation.; 503-222-6151
Human Rights Campaign Human Rights Campaign fights for LGBTQ equality in Oregon alongside state and local groups and lawmakers.
Lambda Legal Founded in 1973, Lambda Legal is the oldest and largest national legal organization whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work. National Headquarters: 212-809-8585; Western Regional Office: 213-382-7600

News Outlets, Analysis, Net Neutrality
Name of Organization description website contact info.
Allsides Unlike regular news services, AllSides exposes bias and provides multiple angles on the same story so you can quickly get the full picture, not just one slant. Rates bias (or lack thereof) of news outlets and provides side-by-side news stories from outlets that span the political spectrum. Includes resources for schools.
BBC Consistently ranked as the least-biased major news outlet.;
Thom Hartmann Show America’s #1 progressive radio show(M-F) whose shows are available in over a half-billion homes worldwide. He's the New York Times bestselling, 4-times Project Censored Award winning author of 24 books in print in 17 languages on five continents. can listen live locally on KXRA(107.1 or 91.1 FM) or stream from many other stations, 9 am to noon, M-F(Pacific Time).
Free Speech TV(FSTV) a national, independent news network committed to advancing progressive social change. . . amplifies underrepresented voices and those working on the front lines of social, economic and environmental justice. live streaming online; on various cable, satellite networks …daily programs include Thom Hartmann, Democracy Now, Bill Press, Stephanie Miller, and many others progressive programs
Freepress Major national advocate for our rights to connect and communicate on a free and open internet…fighting companies trying to kill Net Neutrality, crush competition and build media monopolies.

Nuclear Disarmament
Name of Organization description website contact info.
Ploughshares Fund “For over 35 years Ploughshares Fund has supported the most effective people and organizations in the world to reduce and eventually eliminate the dangers posed by nuclear weapons... Our expert analyses help you make sense of the latest nuclear and global security news, from North Korea to Iran, Russia to Pakistan.” Also offers research grants. San Francisco: 415.668.2244; DC: 202.783.4401

Women’s Rights and Healthcare
Name of Organization description website contact info.
NARAL We are made up of pro-choice women and men across the United States. Together, we're protecting and expanding reproductive freedom.; National Office: 202.973.3000; in Oregon: 503.223.4510
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon independent, non-partisan, not-for-profit organization formed as the political arm of Planned Parenthood. engages in educational and electoral activity including public education campaigns, grassroots organizing, and legislative advocacy. 503.775.4931