“In Our America”
The "In Our America" graphic was based on a design created by local artist, Jason Maxfield, who wanted to create a patriotic message to affirm his belief that America is about welcoming people and providing opportunity for all. Thousands of yard signs, stickers and posters have been distributed throughout the Portland metro area and beyond to spread this positive message of inclusion far and wide.
Proceeds from the sales of “In Our America” merchandise are donated to local organizations who support the values on the flag.
As of June, 2017, NWGSDPDX has distributed over 50,000 yard signs, posters and stickers and have donated:
-$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
-$2,000 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
Currently we are working with Opal Environmental Justice Oregon on a matching campaign. NWGSDPDX will match up to $5000 in donations.
The "In Our America" sticker is 4 inches by 8 inches