Right on the streetcar line...
This morning at 10am, Portland-area Oregonians gathered at Bank of America in the Pearl District, carrying signs and wearing hats n mittens, and stood in front of the bank during its 3-hr window of business. It was cold, but we stood our ground! I had a megaphone and did some strutting and message repetition. The folks with me, 75 strong at our peak, held banners, signs, and posters, and chanted clever, rhyming, anti-tax-dodging cheers. We were right on the public transit line, which means we had a streetcar or a bus pass about every 15 minutes, full of wide-eyed riders, rubbernecking to read our signs. I think we did pretty good branding; we had lots of signs with the usuncut.org url on them, and I explained who we were several times. We had passersby stop and watch, listen, ask questions. We had no significant skirmishes. We had no frostbite. We had cake.
For our next action, I'd like to get more creative. This is not my strong suit, however, as it doesn't involve recruiting, messaging, or barking into an amplifier. If you're a writer or an actor or anything of the sort, and think you could put together a skit or a reading, hit us up on our FB page and let us know! http://www.facebook.com/PDXuncut
Thank you to everyone who came out! It was a great success!