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Nasty Women Get Shit Done PDX (NWGSD) emerged in Portland, Oregon in response to the 2016 presidential election results when friends gathered together to brainstorm ways to help their community and to actively resist the xenophobia, racism, misogyny, ableism, anti-LGBTQIA+, anti-Muslim, anti-Semitic, anti-Earth platform and policies of the new administration.

 

We strive to listen, learn, and take the lead from people within marginalized and targeted groups.

We seek to understand the role of our own power and privilege in building a united and intersectional resistance. 

Our meetings include an educational component so that we can continue to learn ways to be allies within our community.

 

Mission Statement:

To support an era of activism, democracy, and progressive politics in which we advocate for social, financial, and environmental justice.

 

We based the “In Our America” graphic on a design that local artist Jason Maxfield created and we collaborated with graphic designer Sean Donnell to produce the modified United States of America flag design.

In doing so, we created a flag worthy of the definition of patriotism (“love for or devotion to one’s country”).

The "In Our America" flag includes and upholds the rights of all people, along with the preservation of our planet.

The "In Our America" flag, which has now been distributed across the country on tens of thousands of yard signs, stickers, and posters is sold locally in the Portland area and online.

 

Proceeds from the sales of “In Our America” merchandise are donated to local organizations that support the values on the flag.

 

Since November 2016, NWGSD has donated $149,965 (total) to the following organizations:

  • $10,000 to Lutheran Community Services Northwest’s Housing Emergency Fund, which subsidizes rent for incoming refugees. www.lcsnw.org/portland

  • $5,000 to JOIN to support Portland’s homeless as they transition into permanent housing. www.joinpdx.org

  • $5,000 to Causa to support Latino immigrants. www.causaoregon.org

  • $5,000 to TAP to support Portland’s transgender community. www.transassistance.org

  • $200 to the Anti Defamation League. www.adl.org

  • $100 to Hasel Afshar, a local resident whose house was destroyed and spray painted with anti-immigrant graffiti. 

  • $5,000 to Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition for Justice and Police Reform. www.albinaministerialcoalition.org

  • $650 to Mobilikidz, a group of three International Baccalaureate students from Cleveland High School, to fund their service project to modify two toy firetrucks into joystick operated vehicles for young children with mobility disabilities. www.mobilikidz.cu.cc

  • $1,000 to Catholic Charities to support incoming refugees. www.catholiccharitiesoregon.org

  • $5,000 to NAYA (Native American Youth & Family Center). www.nayapdx.org

  • $5,000 to Unite Oregon to support building a unified intercultural movement for justice. www.uniteoregon.org

  • $5,000 to Raphael House to end domestic violence. www.raphaelhouse.com

  • $1,000 to Oregon Peace Institute to fund de-escalation and bystander intervention trainings. www.orpeace.us

  • $5,000 to Opal Environmental Justice to build power for environmental justice and civil rights in our communities. www.opalpdx.org

  • $3,500 to the Oregon DACA Coalition to grant scholarships to DACA recipients renewing their paperwork. www.oregondacacoalition.org

  • $5,000 to Disability Rights Oregon to advocate for Oregonians with disabilities. www.droregon.org

  • $1,490 to The Passport Project in Gresham to pay for passports for American born children of immigrants.

  • ​$7,000 to Taller Salud to support relief efforts in Puerto Rico. www.tallersalud.com

  • $1,000 to PR on the Map to support a team in Puerto Rico who are documenting the story of recovery and resistance. www.gofundme.com/reportreimaginerevive-puerto-rico

  • $1,210 to Clackamas County Veteran's Village (via City Repair) to buy tools to help build a transitional shelter community for veterans. www.clackamas.us/transitionalhousing

  • $300 to What Now?, a proactive event working to bring people out of their homes to connect with their surrounding community and non-profits, making positive change happen. www.whatnowpdx.org

  • $500 to Oregon Women's Campaign School for a Bronze sponsorship, which gives two women scholarships to attend the school. www.oregonwomenscampaignschool.org

  • $1,500 to Portland's Resistance to support their Resistance Ball fundraising event. www.pdxresistance.org

  • $5,000 to Black Parent Initiative, the only culturally specific organization in Portland focused solely on supporting low/moderate income parents as a vehicle for enhancing the lives of Black youth. www.thebpi.org

  • $1,000 to support Governor Kate Brown's Third Annual Women in Politics event.

  • $5,000 to Don't Shoot Portland for their organizational work and activism in the community. www.dontshootportland.com

  • $500 to the Sons of Haiti Lodge to replace stolen items after a break in and to help increase their security. www.facebook.com/sonsofhaiti

  • $1,250 to Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) to sponsor a table at "Growing Strong Together," to celebrate and fundraise for Oregon's African community members. www.irco.org

  • $1,890 to Rose Haven day shelter to support ten women for a year. www.rosehaven.org

  • $2,460 to the Southern Poverty Law Center. www.splcenter.org

  • $1,000 to Innovation Law Lab to help fund efforts for coordination of a massive legal response effort to get Know Your Rights information and access to all attorneys of the Sheridan detainees. www.innovationlawlab.org

  • $500 to Unidos Bridging Community to help support commissary funds and phone cards for the Sheridan detainees. www.unidosyamhillcounty.org

  • $4,750 donated to RAICES (www.raicestexas.org) and $4750 donated to Innovation Law Lab (www.innovationlawlab.org) via Families Belong Together/In Our America t-shirt sales printed and sold by NightOwl Custom Apparel.  

  • $5,000 to Adelante Mujeres to support their Proyecto de Solidaridad Inmigrante, Immigrant Solidarity Project. www.adelantemujeres.org

  • $2,000 to Forward Together to help them deepen civic participation and leadership of communities of color in Oregon. www.forwardtogether.org

  • $4,000 to Oregonians United Against Profiling to help support their Vote No on Measure 105 campaign. www.orunited.org

  • $450 each for tuition for NWGSD members Jennifer B. and Shani H.B. to join Emerge Oregon's Class of 2019 candidate training program. www.or.emergeamerica.org

  • $1,000 to Women's March and Rally for Action 2019 to help fund the Portland march planned for 1/20/19. 

  • $300 to provide ASL interpreters for Don't Shoot Portland's Reclaim MLK Annual March for Human Rights & Dignity

  • $5,000 to Zakat Foundation to support their work in Yemen. www.zakat.org

  • $2490 to fund two full scholarships for community members to attend the James Lawson Institute on April 24-28 at PSU. www.jameslawsoninstitute.org/2019portland

  • $650 to Unite Oregon to fund a bus for their We Rise Together Lobby Day (April, 2019). www.uniteoregon.org

  • $500 to Rose Haven to sponsor their 2019 Reigning Roses Walk. www.rosehaven.org

  • $6,740 to WomenFirst Transition & Referral Center to house and provide resources for women coming out of the prison system. www.rebuildwomenfirst.org

  • $500 to Family Forward. www.familyforwardoregon.org

  • $500 to Black Community of Portland. www.facebook.com/BCPpublic/

  • $400 to Don't Shoot Portland to sustain and expand their legal referral services at the Dismantle, Change, Build Center. www.dontshootpdx.org

  • $150 to support the Close the Camps rally in June.

  • $150 to support the Lights for Liberty rally in July.

  • $1,000 to East County Rising to support them as they train more grassroots organizers, and support efforts to improve transportation, parks & recreation, affordable housing and other issues important to our communities. www.eastcountyrising.com

  • $50 for the "No U.S. War in Iran or Venezuela" rally in late July 2019.

  • $5,000 to SAGE, an organization that works to enhance the lives of older gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community members through education, advocacy, outreach and resource development. www.friendlyhouseinc.org/programs/safety-net-services/sage

  • $500 to East County Rising to support their Heather Booth event.

  • $500 to The Mother PAC to sponsor their Dance Like a Mother fundraiser, www.motherpac.org

  • $500 to NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon to sponsor their annual gala. www.prochoiceoregon.org

  • $200 to provide free tickets to the My Body, My Choice film festival.

  • $450 to pay tuition for NWGSD member L. Elliott to attend electoral campaign management training.

  • $175 for a new set of cymbals for the Unpresidented Brass Band to thank them for keeping us energized at marches and rallies.

  • $360 to sponsor a table at WomenFirst's annual fundraiser. www.rebuildwomenfirst.org

  • $1,000 to sponsor Q Center's Shine Brunch fundraiser. www.pdxQcenter.org

  • $2,500 to MMIW USA (Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women). www.mmiwusa.org

  • $2,000 to Portland Womxn's March and Rally for Action 2020. www.womxnsmarchpdx.com

 

Notable Nasties:

In January of 2018, NWGSD introduced our "Notable Nasties" award to recognize outstanding volunteers.

Each recipient is able to choose a non-profit for NWGSD to donate $100 to in their honor.

 

 

We have an active Facebook group and we meet regularly in Portland, Oregon.

Please contact NWGSD for more information.

Become a Card-Carrying Nasty Woman!

We are now offering membership into our group. Members receive a card, opportunity to attend members-only events, more chance to support our work and receive advanced previews for merchandise.

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