In Granny style, Eugene, Corvallis and Portland presented this years conference theme, "One Cause, One Voice" in song, rap and dance. Video:
Raging Grannies Eugene
"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)
Grannies concluded the service by singing:
.My "best" of this year is the Raging Grannies. This group of indomitable, tuneful, passionate, cheerful and funny women appears almost monthly before the Eugene City Council. They use their three minutes in the public forum to inspire us to action dressed in homemade costumes to sing familiar tunes with customized lyrics to meet the issue of the day. They have urged us to ban coal trains, reduce our impact on climate change and divest from US Bank. They represent the best tome of working hard for a better world while enjoying friendship, song, and silliness.
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
Nathan âRedâ Showers (left) joins the Raging Grannies in song during a Don't Ban Me: A March for Homeless Rights gathering in downtown Eugene Wednesday evening. The rally, organized by Ward 9: Homeless Neighbors Association called for more resources to help the unhoused, rescinding of dog ban downtown and called for the defense of rights for homeless and poor. (Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard)(Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard)
Grannies riding on the peddling Pacific Pub bike!
Three of our Grannies were also judges!!!
What a hoot!!!
Photos and video by our own adopted "Grampa" Don
JULY 30, 2017
THE EUGENE PARADE
Eugene's Animal - Friendly,
Human - Powered Parade
2017 THEME: LOOK UP!
The EUGENE Parade, organized by the City of Eugene and Eugene Sunday Streets in partnership with ePark Eugene, combines the best of Eugene Sunday Streets with the best of the Eugene Celebration Parade of days gone by.
PUBLIC INTEREST ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CONFERENCE - UNIVERSITY OF OREGON
DECEMBER 3, 2017
EUGENE WEEKLY - DECEMBER 28
SECTION: "I Dream...of THE BEST THINGS ABOUT EUGENE.
QUESTION TO LUCY VINIS, EUGENE MAYOR: BEST COMMENTS AT CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS
...and in OREGON
Copyright 2013. Raging Grannies Eugene. All Rights Reserved
...and Grannies from Eugene, Corvallis and Portland were there...
"OUT OF THE ROCKING CHAIR,
INTO THE FIRE"
Divest the Globe
After the Trump administration’s decision
to exit the Paris climate agreement, many organizations and private citizens decided
to divest their money from banks that
finance pipelines and the fossil fuel industry
as a way to fight back.
Raging Grannies Eugene, Cascadia Action
Network, and 350.Eugene organized a direct
action to pressure REI, whose investments continue to support the fossil fuel industry.
Monday, February 19, 2018
The Register-Guard - Eugene, Oregon
Friday, March 2nd
2018 Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (PIELC)
EMU Ballroom - University of Oregon
1395 University Street, Eugene
Rehearse 11:30 am - Performance 1:00 pm
"THE STORY OF THE TRIAL OF THE CENTURY"
based on the federal lawsuit
Julianna V United States Government
(Our Children's Trust)
Last PIELC Rehearsal - February 23rd
First United Methodist Church
1376 Olive Street - Eugene
Fridays at 1:00 pm in the chapel
SAVE THE DATE
Friday, March 9
Granny Surprise Party
THE GIFT AND SEASON OF CREATION
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH - EUGENE
SEPTEMBER 24, 2017
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
(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 Grannies were part of the 350EUG parade entry...
AND 350 EUGENE WON BEST OF SHOW!!!!
From the frontlines, ideas for progress