Portland Raging Grannies at Medicare for All Rally

The Raging Grannies participated gladly in the July 24, 2021 Medicare for All rally. We started with dancing for the marchers as they passed us at Pioneer Courthouse Square. We then joined the march to Shemanski Park. Before the speakers commenced, we led a long community dance/flash mob set. The rally speakers were awesome, inspiring, articulate and got the crowd fired up. Midway through the program, we sang on stage – a rousing M4A PRG song. Check out pictures and video below!

Videos courtesy of Dan Shea

Extinction Rebellion

On May 22nd, the Portland Raging Grannies joined XR PDX for an occupation of the Morrison bridge. We will not give up our disruptive nonviolent civil disobedience until the city comes to the negotiating table to begin a process of healing for Portland and the planet, to face our collective denial on no uncertain terms – and to confront a global genocide project that’s destroying us all in plain sight. We demand a citizens assembly and goals that align with the science – beginning with Net Zero by 2025.

Earth is Dying Day

Extinction Rebellion held an action called Earth is Dying Day, and the Portland Raging Grannies were there to support the group and their important message.

The Grannies sang a dirge as XR artists walked slowly through Saturday Market. Once completed, a die-in was held. Action by the government and corporations to stop this climate emergency is being demanded! 

Stop Federal Executions

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The Portland Raging Grannies take a compassionate stance against the death penalty and execution. After a 17 year hiatus, Trump began federal executions in July 2020. Since July, the federal government has executed nine people and states have killed eight. Other federal executions are scheduled for January 2021. This must be stopped!

We ask you to stand with us:

To support a rehabilitative justice system.

To terminate privatized prisons and the for-profit prison system.

To advocate for police reform.

To demonstrate to abolish the death penalty.

Holiday Stockings to ‘Our House’

The Portland Raging Grannies’ Gender Equity Team delivered stockings full of cheer, handwritten cards, useful sundries, and panda bears to Our House, a local AIDS hospice. Our hopes are that everyone struggling with health or connection with others in this holiday season know that we are thinking of them and sending our caring wishes to you all.

Pandas for Our House

Rise Up for Medicare for All

November 10, 3:45pm, Pioneer Courthouse Square

On November 10th, the Supreme Court will decide whether to strip health insurance from millions of Americans in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic – the same pandemic that has already claimed approximately a quarter of a million American lives, and left millions with long-term health effects. It’s clear that the American healthcare system is at a tipping point.

At this moment of change, we must fight to defend protections for pre-existing conditions and the Medicaid expansion. However, we must also seize this moment to demand a system that leaves no one behind. We can’t go back. We must move forward to Medicare for All.

Join us at this socially distanced rally and press conference in support of Medicare for All. Bring a mask, bring a sign (if you have one), and bring a friend. Together, we can win this fight.

This event is co-sponsored by Health Care for All Oregon – Action, Portland Democratic Socialists of America & Portland Jobs with Justice.