The Raging Granny Can Can

Filmed October 2022

The Raging Granny Can Can
Lyrics by Sulima Malzin

Here we come the Raging Grannies
Got up off our fannies
Just because we can can can can can (5x) (kicking)

And so can you.
If you walk toward trouble
Burst out of your bubble
You can help us KickOut KickOut KickOut KickOut (4x)

Sleazy weasels in high places
In the mid-term races
We can vote them out
Vote Them Out
Vote Them Out
OUT !!!

Are You Voting This Time?

Filmed October 2022

Lyrics by River Montijo, ukulele by Cindy Workman

Are you voting this time?
Are you voting this time?
Are you sorry you skipped it before?

With a Court that’s unfit,
And a Congress that’s split
We can’t get our foot in the door.

Will you stand for the rights
Of your sisters out there?
Would you like our environment in hands that care?

With our country in pain
Let us ask you again
Tell us, friends…
Are you voting this time?

Are you voting this time?
Are you voting this time?
Do you want to restore women’s choice?

While the climate fires rage
And Corona’s a plague,
Remember your vote is your voice.

Doncha think that it’s time
we replaced those mean brats
With a congress who will act much better than that?

So here comes our refrain:
Let us ask you again
Tell us, friends…
Are you voting this time?

Rage On!

The Raging Grannies are an international organization of senior women changing the face of activism in today’s turbulent political climate. Rage On is a window into the activist lives of Judy and Ali, two women from the Grannies’ Portland chapter. Film by Emily Curtis and Lucy Stevens.

2022 Pride Parade

The Portland Raging Grannies were proud to participate in the 2022 Portland Pride Parade.

We celebrate our LGBTQ+ community, family, friends, members, and neighbors. We support them as they live openly and authentically.

Silent March of Mourning

» See images from this action at Willamette Week

The Portland Raging Grannies, dressed in black and carrying a coffin, will lead a Silent March of Sorrow from the Federal Court House to Pioneer Courthouse Square.

Any and all who wish to respectfully honor the thousands of Americans who have died at the hands of government-sanctioned gun violence are welcome to join.

Date: Monday, May 30, 2022 (Memorial Day)

Time: 1 P.M. PDT

Location: Lownsdale Square, SW 4th Avenue and Main Street, Portland, OR 97205

Join and share the event on Facebook

Save Our Salmon, Undam the Snake River

This summer is a historic moment in the fight to save Pacific Northwest salmon and orcas from extinction. But it’s more than that—because over 135 species depend on the salmon and the critical balance they support in our ecosystem. 

The Portland Raging Grannies are very involved in raising public awareness about the removal of four dams on the lower Snake River in Washington state. Those dams are a major obstacle to salmon which need to reach the headwaters in Western Idaho and NW Oregon.  Salmon are nearly extinct on the Snake. Orcas are the top predator relying on those salmon and orcas are starving.

We joined many other groups on Earth Day to urge removal of these dams!

Statement on Biden’s Decision to Divert Billions from the Afghan Central Bank

The Portland Raging Grannies disagree with President Biden’s decision to seize 9.4 billion of Afghanistan’s federal reserves frozen in the U.S. In addition, the act of unfreezing this money to give half to 9/11 families causes insult to a country whose involvement in that historic attack is in question compared to the known terrorists from Saudi Arabia whose country has received no punitive action.

We request the Biden administration return the totality of Afghanistan’s asset reserves back to Afghanistan. The country is in risk of financial collapse without these funds in order to keep schools and hospitals functioning as well as food on the tables of Afghan families. The people have suffered enough. They deserve justice and our compassion.

PDX COP26 Vigil

Please attend the PDX COP26 Vigil today, Saturday, November 6, 2021, 4:30 p.m., near the Burnside Bridge.

Hi friends,

I’m writing to share with you that my boss Congressman Blumenauer is heading to Glasgow, Scotland next week to attend the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26). He knows that this is an historic moment and a once-in-a-generation opportunity to advance bold, transformative climate policies to create a more livable world for our children. He’s committed to meeting the moment both on the national stage in Congress and on the international stage in Glasgow.

His goals at COP26 are to work with world leaders and share ideas to advance bold solutions. After years of voluntary pledges and agreements, he knows these tools are simply insufficient. The world is in a new era of climate disasters and the Congressman is committed to helping advance a new era of policies — one that prioritizes large scale emissions reductions, mitigation, and resilience, all under principles of a just transition.

You know well some of the policies he’s working to advance through Congress now:

- Closing loopholes and ending tax subsidies for polluters;
- Expanding renewable energy technologies to power us to a clean energy future;
- Reducing emissions from the transportation sector, giving more people more, cleaner options like mass transit and bikes;
- Ending illegal international deforestation;
- Achieving pollution-free homes and schools for our communities;
- Ensuring universal access to clean water; and
- Making deep investments in community-led projects to address environmental injustice.

Congressman Blumenauer is proud to bring Portland values with him onto the international stage. He is pushing for what so many in our community want: a livable, resilient, clean energy future, a future where our communities aren't choked by wildfire smoke and our neighborhoods aren't sweltering under oppressive heat waves. He wants to carry your energy and advocacy into these conversations. Will you send three ideas, priorities, or suggestions for him to bring with him to Scotland next week?

With your partnership, he’ll keep working to advance our shared values and create a more just and livable future for us all.