January 20th, Anti-Inauguration Day of Action
How much longer are we going to just watch as Bush continues to crush
civil liberties, increase corporate rule and destroy natural ecosystems?
How much longer are we going to watch Bush continue his never-ending
"war on terrorism" and attempt to criminalize abortion? How much worse
does it have to get before we resist?
It's time to overcome our fear of government repression and the
hopelessness of the current moment, to leave our comfort zones and
escalate our resistance. Join people around the country and around the
world who are organizing right now to express the growing resistance to
the tyranny of the Bush administration on January 20th, Inauguration
day. Let's make January 20th a day to show the magnitude of the
opposition, to promote alternative visions, and to create a rallying cry
for the long struggle ahead of us. Because if not now when?
What are you going to do on January 20th to challenge the supremacy of
the Bush empire? Here are some ideas:
1) Plan your own direct action. There's a huge need for people with
ideas that they want to make happen. Some possible ideas for direct
Target a business or politician connected with Bush
Plan a banner drop
Plan a student strike at your school
Use your imagination
If you're planning a direct action let us know ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
and we can help you with media outreach. If we know what actions are
planned we can get more media attention and present a unified front. We
would also like to know how many people may need jail support.
Even if you don't contact us, still plan you own direct action. Do
something on January 20th to express your dissent. (On Jan 20th call
(503) 234-4518 for jail support.)
2) Want to be involved in the action, but don't have a plan or group to
work with? Come to the Sunday, January 9th organizing meeting for
coordinated direct action and civil disobedience. 5:30 pm at the
Cascadia Rising Infoshop (1540 SE Clinton). This will be the only
meeting of its sort so please attend or contact us.
3) Help now with organizing and outreach for the day of protest. There
will be an important meeting for flyer distribution and outreach on
Wednesday January 5th at the Cascadia Rising Infoshop at 6:00p.m.
4) Help out at sign and banner making parties the weekend before J20 -
Saturday January 15th 11am - 4pm and Sunday January 16th 12-6pm also at
the Cascadia Rising Infoshop.
5) Go to W. Burnside and Park at 4pm on Thursday, January 20th for the
rally and march. Tell your friends!
City wide student strike for J20 email@example.com
Protest march coordinating team: protest@J20pdx.net
Direct action coordinating team: firstname.lastname@example.org
General questions: email@example.com