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

Our campaign goals will be achieved by:



1. Driving action locally to

Increase voter registration, voting accessibility, and voter turnout in Oregon

Demand proper procedures are in place, to audit elections in Oregon with public scrutiny

Develop relationships and receive commitments prior to the elections, that various state powers will honor the results of presidential election

 

2. Collaborating nationally to

Design and distribute the SUN activist toolkit, which encourages activists and organizers all over the country to protect the integrity of their local and state elections, and contribute to the rooting out of systemic racism in their communities

Coordinate actions regionally and nationally, to demand a peaceful transition of power between November 2020, and January 2021, should it be necessary

 

3. Using our platform to

Be better allies

Amplify the call of Oregon organizers fighting to address systemic racism in our communities

 

WHAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN
IN YOUR COMMUNITY?

 
 
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