Dear supporters of Critical Resistance Portland!
CR PDX is keeping the spirit and practice of abolition alive in Portland and we invite you to support this organizing! Every contribution will strengthen our capacity to dismantle the prison industrial complex (PIC)!
Care Not Cops campaign:
The Care Not Cops (CNC) campaign is advancing resistance to policing in Portland and galvanizing popular will for community investments not cops. CR PDX and CNC again brought the outrageous scales of police spending to the foreground in this year's city spring budget cycle. We mobilized to two of the City Council’s budget forums to challenge the over $10 million proposed increase for the Portland Police Bureau! As part of this mobilization we called for the end of the controversial, racist and anti-Black Gun Violence Reduction Taskforce (GVRT, formerly the Gang Enforcement Team) and also released a report uplifting community priorities instead of policing. Donate generously to CR PDX to help chip away at the violence of policing and increase political will to dismantle the racist anti-gang policing team!
Dismantle, Change, Build Center:
We made a huge leap forward last year by opening the Dismantle, Change, Build Center (DCBC)-- a community space to host meetings, events, and office space to support abolitionist and community work in Portland. This building is a resource for our movements in Portland, and we need your support to keep this space open for our people!
Prisoner Mail Program:
Every month we host our prisoner correspondence mail night program, which provides political education materials and discussion to hundreds of imprisoned people in Oregon and Washington. 2019 is our 6th year! Gifts of stamps, cash and online donations enable envelopes and conversations to travel across prison walls and imprisoned people to be in our organizing network.
Your contributions provide us with the resources and support to make our future irresistable. We invite you to join us and offer your support. There's no day like today to align your principles, hopes and fiercest dreams. Thank you!