ABOUT US

 

WHO WE ARE

The Speak Up Now campaign was started by Oregon residents concerned with the current political climate, both in our communities and nationwide. Our concerns specifically regard the vulnerability of our local, state and national elections; as well as the systemic racism that continues to go unaddressed, and drive inequality across the nation.


We are committed to nonviolence in every action we take, promote, and/or support

 

WHAT WE ARE DOING

We're applying nonviolence to

 

protect the integrity of US elections

support the call by local organizers to root out systemic racism

WHY WE ARE DOING IT

We launched this campaign because we share a level of frustration that can only be countered through organization and action. Our reasons to act include:

 

Past and current voter suppression, and election interference efforts

The current administration, through multiple public efforts, setting the stage to challenge the results of the elections in November

The use of unidentified federal officers to attack protesters with impunity

The racism and systemic injustices to which black people are subject in the US, are human rights violations

HOW WE ARE DOING IT

We want to encourage action in communities all over the country

through the design and distribution of the Speak Up Now Activist Toolkit

The toolkit is designed by activists and for activists, and it encourages humans all over the country to protect the integrity of our elections; as well as contribute to the rooting out of systemic racism in their communities

 
 

WHAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN
IN YOUR COMMUNITY?