Happy spring to our whole 350 climate organizing community across the PNW, 🌸🌏🌸

I’m thrilled to announce that we have two wonderfully special guests joining us for our April 11th PNW Regional 350 call. You will not want to miss this gathering!

Kurt Russo, Executive Director of Se’Si’Le will join us to share about the upcoming Snake River to Salish Sea Spirit of the Waters Totem Pole Journey to a Solution. This is a wonderful opportunity for your local 350 group to learn details about this upcoming indigenous-led journey, and to answer the call for solidarity by bringing out your base of supporters for this series of special events across Washington and Oregon in the month of May. The removal of the Snake River dams has become an issue of tribal justice where the treaties for all tribes promise sustainable harvest of fish while their numbers continue to be decimated. Tribes from across the northwest are coming together in this united cause, and we know our 350 groups all want to support this effort in a good way, too.

Beverly Ortiz, Organizing Director of Climate Finance Action will share about her national organization’s incredibly strategic work supporting local organizers working on divestment of city and state pension funds. CFA directly supports grassroots organizers with training, resources, research, and education in multiple states to push public and corporate officials to use their considerable shareholder and investor power to pressure the largest drivers of the climate crisis to change their business practices to align with limiting global warming to 1.5ºC. Beverly and CFA have a lot to offer our on-the-ground 350 organizers and we are glad to make this connection.

❤ April 350 PNW Regional Gathering ❤

Monday, April 11th @ 6-7:30pm PST

Register HERE

I’m reaching out because I want to give y’all a heads up about an incredible opportunity for all of us 350 groups in the region to support the upcoming indigenous-led totem pole journey next month. There’s been a specific call for support from 350 groups in turning lots of people out to these events in a good way, and I’m here to help us get organized! 
We’re honored to have the executive director of Se’ Si’ Le’, the group organizing this series of events, Kurt Russo, joining us as our special guest this coming Monday to tell us all more about this incredible effort to support the removal of the lower four Snake River dams. You can register for the conversation with Kurt Russo on Monday HERE and I will help you and your local group get connected to supporting the journey’s local stops in your community. 
The totem pole journey is committed to standing behind and supporting the on-going intertribal campaign to remove the Snake River dams, and we have a role to play as 350 groups standing behind and supporting this indigenous-led effort.
Here are the details of the totem pole journey where you can find the local dates!
In the coming week I’ll be working to get us all connected to the social media materials and promotional efforts that we can all use to amplify these events. The organizers have set up a special flow of communication to help coordinate the massive amount of organizing happening around each of the stops on the journey, and I am attending the weekly organizing meetings so I can serve as our 350 organizing point person. So, wanna get involved in supporting this series of events in May? Let’s chat!
With care, 🌈
Grace Hope (they/them)

Leadership Development Director with 350 Seattle
Network Facilitator with the 350 WA Network
Organizing on the ancestral lands of the Puyallup Tribe and Coast Salish peoples