Take Action Now!

Want to get more involved?

Here are the some actions you can take right now to fight for climate action and racial justice.

Deadline: ASAP

Tell Eugene City Council to Stand Up to NW Natural

We are excited to announce that we are a part of a new coalition of grassroots organizations in Eugene working to get the city off of “natural” gas. Our Drawdown campaign laid a lot of the groundwork for this coalition, and now with the NW Natural Franchise Agreement being decided in May, it’s time to be bold! 

Action:
  1. Show up to the (virtual) City Council and Sustainability Commission meetings and make a public comment! The meetings are listed on our calendar and we have talking points on our website. The City Council (Monday, Jan 25th, 7:30pm) needs to hear your voice on this issue so they start taking it seriously! 
  2. Submit Letters to the Editor to the Eugene Weekly or Register Guard! Check out our Letters to the Editor page for some inspiration. Our talking points are useful for this as well!
  3. Send an email to your City Councilor! We’ve already come up with a basic letter, but adding your own thoughts makes it much more impactful. 

Deadline: ASAP

Don’t Let Polluters Write the Rules

Oregon’s Environmental Quality Commission (EQC) recently appointed a committee composed mostly of corporate lobbyists to help write the rules for the new Cap & Reduce climate protection program.

Action:

Tell the EQC that this is not acceptable. Scientists, health experts, and people harmed by pollution should be helping write the rules, not polluters!

Deadline: January 20th

Demand Bold Climate Action!

Between now and Inauguration Day, we need to put as much pressure as we can on Biden to use the full power of the Presidency in his first 100 days to combat the climate crisis.

Actions:

Tell Biden to #BuildBackFossilFree!

Tell Biden to stop the Keystone XL Pipeline on day one.

Tell Biden to stop the Line 3 tar sands pipeline.

Deadline: Ongoing

Build Community Resilience and Solidarity!  

The reality is that this pandemic is compounding precarity for vulnerable people throughout the community, especially our Black, Indigenous and People of Color neighbors. Financial support is badly needed. Our economic privilege is a great anti-racist tool!

Lane County Mutual Aid strives to create solidarity and resilience in Lane County through this crisis and beyond by developing connections and providing support from neighbor to neighbor. We are a grassroots alternative to top-down institutions and work to normalize everyday, radical steps towards collective liberation.

Action:

Donate to Lane County Mutual Aid here