The Portland Raging Grannies are located in Portland, Oregon. We are part of the International Raging Grannies, who have been active for over 25 years. We support peace, social justice, human rights, and environmental protection through protest, song, and performance.
Although we use street theater, satire, and humor to make our point, we are not merely entertainers. We are tough. We are brazen. We are well-informed, passionate, and serious about our mission.
We are a member of the Climate Action Coalition (CAC).
We do not endorse political candidates or organizations. Links to our website do not represent an endorsement.
There are no non-radical solutions to the problems we face.
Our economic system,
Our consumer lifestyles,
Our energy policies,
Our political system
Are all corporate controlled and need to be changed because they are destroying the earth’s life support systems.
The Portland Raging Grannies was founded in 2011. Founding members included many who were associated with the West Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Southwest Portland, which provided initial meeting space. Inspired by the work of the Seattle Raging Grannies, this group started attending rallies associated with the Occupy movement.
As membership expanded beyond the founding group, meetings shifted to the homes of members and the structure of the group began to be formalized (see our Guidelines). During the early years, Grannies attended protests and rallies focused on healthcare for all and environmental protection. As our membership grew, so too did our interests.
There are now close to fifty members from across the metropolitan Portland area, and we meet in community rooms made available by various organizations. We appear at rallies and protests promoting peace, social justice, and environmental, women’s, indigenous, LGBTQ+ and immigrant rights. We are also active in calling and writing our representatives at the local, state, and federal levels to make sure they pay attention to and take action on important issues.
If you identify as a womxn and are over the age of fifty, we invite you to think about joining.
If you are interested in becoming a Raging Granny, fill out the information on the Contact Us page.
Please read the Membership Guidelines before making a commitment to join.