GRANNY PUBLIC TESTIMONY IN SONG

"The Granny Buffalo Song"

Tune:  How Much is that Doggie in the Window

Lyrics:  Eugene Raging Grannies

 How much do we budget for the system
That keeps fossil fuels in the ground?
How much should we spend on our existence?
We do hope the science is sound.
 
The science is scary and it's tempting
to pretend that we don't understand,
the temperature rises unrelenting
though we bury our heads in the sand.
 
We meet and we make some resolutions,
our plans we're intending to keep
But laws without funds are no solution
'cause everyone knows talk is CHEAP!
 
Our leaders must lead us to a future
Where all kids and grandkids can thrive.
Without plans to save our ecosystem
How can our planet survive?
 
How hard can it be to change our lifestyle,
Compared to destroying our home.
If we cannot be a little versatile, (pause)
Where will the Buffalo Roam?

BEFORE THE CITY COUNCIL OF EUGENE, OREGON,

is an ordinance concerning the protection of the health, safety, and welfare of residents and ecosystems of

Eugene, Oregon, recognition of duties under the Public Trust Doctrine and the Right of the People and our

Posterity to a livable future, creation of a Climate Recovery Plan, and the addition of a "Climate and Future Generations"

chapter to the Eugene Code.


"The Eugene City Council voted unanimously (6-0) on a package of motions to officially adopt science-based emissions reductions at the July 27, 2016 Council work session. This is a huge step forward in the effort to strengthen Eugene's one-of-a-kind Climate Recovery Ordinance. Kudos to Our Children's Trust, Millennials for Climate,  350 Eugene, Eugene's Sustainability Commission and the Raging Grannies for their efforts engaging the councilors on this issue.  Following the official vote later this summer, our goal will be to encourage the Council and City Manager's office to roll out a vigorous, timely public engagement process and to establish clearly defined benchmarks and timelines for emissions reductions by the end of the year."  Video - Grannies singing "The Granny Buffalo Song" and "Our Children's Trust Anthem".

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City Council Public Hearings are an opportunity for the community to speak about a specific issue prior to the Council taking any legal action on the issue. Public Hearings typically occur on the third Monday of each month at 7:30 pm.

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NOVEMBER 29, 2016

  Raging Grannies Eugene

JUNE 12, 2017

In support of a city resolution to restrict explosive and toxic oil by rail through our residential and commercial areas, waterways, and forest lands.


Video above Grannies fearlessly delivering our message.

 

Grannies and 350 Full Video:

JUNE 27, 2016


Spill No More (Oil Disaster)

Author: Marcy Matasick, Albuquerque RG
Tune: Blowin' in the Wind by Bob Dylan

How many seas will the oil rigs destroy
How many oceans must die?
How much destruction and damage and loss
Can our poor planet survive?
How many spills must it take ‘til we say
That too many life forms have died?
Now is the time to make our voices roar
We all must proclaim it: “Drill no more!”

Feds on the hill have spent years gutting rules,
Working as industry shills
Big Oil has not been required to comply
Or guarantee against spills
Profits have won over safety and health
Fools chanted “Drill, baby, drill!”
Now is the time to make our voices roar
We loudly proclaim it: “Drill no more!”

How many horrible oil spills before
“Drill, baby, drill” is reversed?
How many species will be made extinct
Before we care for the earth?
When will we switch to renewable power?
What is our planet’s life worth?
Now is the time to make our voices roar
We loudly proclaim it: “Drill no more!”


 

Eugene City Council

"Our Children's Trust Anthem"

Tune:  "Our Country Tis of Thee"
Lyrics:  Raging Grannies Eugene

Parents and friends, we must
Earn back Our Children's Trust,
and save the world!
Forests of dying trees,
Climate catastrophes,
have brought us to our knees --
let's save the world!

Things may look bad right now,
let's show our leaders how,
To save the world!
Don't fall into despair,
join up with those who care,
Hard work will get us there,
We'll save the world!

Parents and friends, we must
earn back Our Children's Trust,
And save the land.
Our leaders must be brave!
This is their chance to save
Our coastlines from the waves
The time's at hand.

 We must make promises,
Shun doubting Thomases,
Clean up the air.
A dirty atmosphere
Kills all that we hold dear.
We have a job that is quite clear:
Protect our air.

Our children's lives depend
On laws that will defend
Our planet's health.
Let people gravitate
To leaders who are great.
Let everyone cooperate
IT'S LIFE OR DEATH!

Move Your Money

Author: Vicki Ryder (Triangle, NC)
Tune: "Roll Out the Barrel"

 
Move all your money
Out of the big banks today!
Vote with your money
’Cause that’s the American way.
We’ll show the bankers
That we don’t need them anymore.
We’re goin’ to our local credit union
Where our money will earn more!

Bank of America,
Chase Bank and CitiGroup, too,
Take millions in profits
And don’t give a fig about you.
They don’t pay taxes,
Not even one single red cent,
But they have no problem takin’ bailouts
From the ninety-nine percent!

Say “no” to the bankers
Who suffer from terminal greed.
Move all your money
And let’s help the poor folks in need.
The big banks have failed us
Though they say they’re too big to fail.
It’s time now to move all our money
And put the bankers all in jail.