(Tune: “Oh, Susannah!”)
Lyrics by the Triangle Raging Grannies
1. Oh, in Oregon we're marching Raging Grannies proud and strong,
With our fancy granny hats we march and sing our raging song.
Women power! We will not be ignored.
We stand in solidarity
With all women; hear us roar!
2. Oh, we'll fight for women's rights to plan our families as we choose,
And we're rising up to say that we'll no longer be abused.
3. Oh, we support the immigrants who come from many lands;
They deserve a break and decent pay and women’s helping hands.
4. Oh, our Muslim sisters we’ll protect from bigots day and night.
All must be free to walk the streets without a fear or fright.
5. Oh, the right to marry who we love must be a right for all,
And the right to pee where we see fit in a private bathroom stall.
6. We want equal pay for equal work, and family leave for all,
And we’ll stand in solidarity; as women we stand tall.
7. And no matter if our skin is black, or tan, or red, or brown,
We will not sit by while our children die. We will beat the racists down.
8. Women fought and died for voting rights; now we’re rising up to say,
That you’d better watch out 'cause we’ve got clout; so don’t get in our way!
Women power! We will not be ignored!
And we'll make a fuss if you mess with us!
We are women; hear us roar!
The Eugene Parade
Sunday, July 30 - 10:30 am
Start: Monroe Park
End: Park Blocks (8th & Oak)
Grannies Marching with 350.Eugene
Eugene Springfield Solidarity Network (ESSN)
Sunday, August 6h
Day Island Park in Springfield
Grannies Kick Off @ 11:00 am
SAVE THE DATE
Friday, September 22
Planning Session with
Corvallis and Portland
NOVEMBER 28, 2016 - GRANNY PUBLIC TESTIMONY TO THE EUGENE CITY COUNCIL IN SONG
SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2017
A DAY THAT WILL GO DOWN IN HISTORY.
WOMEN'S MARCH - WOMEN'S REVOLUTION
MAKING THE DIFFERENCE WE ALL WANT SO DESPERATELY
FOR OUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN
AND ALL FUTURE GENERATIONS!
NOW IT IS UP TO US
TO DECIDE HOW TO MOVE FORWARD
AS MOTHER'S, AS GRANDMOTHERS, AS GRANNIES
LET YOUR ACTIONS BE YOUR VOICE
In Granny style, Eugene, Corvallis and Portland presented this years conference theme, "One Cause, One Voice" in song, rap and dance. Video:
Grannies all over the world are devoted to making a difference in this world of ours. We support peace, social, economic and racial justice, human rights equality and environmental protection through protest, song, performance and public testimony.
Although we use singing, street theater, satire and humor to make our point, we are not entertainers. We are well-informed, passionate and serious about our mission.
We care passionately about the future of our global children and grandchildren and all species living on Mother Earth.
Raging Grannies Eugene
...and Grannies from Eugene, Corvallis and Portland were there...
"OUT OF THE ROCKING CHAIR,
INTO THE FIRE"
"In times of increased political, social, and economic divisiveness, unifying distinct campaigns within the movement for environmental and social justice is essential to promote policies and community action that create a more sustainable coexistence with the planet’s ecological systems. “One Cause, One Voice” is an effort to transcend trivial differences in ideology and superficial rivalries within the environmental movement to increase its collective strength and influence by uniting over common interests. It’s a reminder that a stable climate and clean land, air, and water are necessary to promote the health and welfare of all human beings, regardless of our differences in ideology or culture. “One Cause, One Voice” represents the potential to achieve widespread environmental and social justice through cooperation, collaboration, and mutual support." (PIELC website)
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