Statement of Values

Committment to Self Organizing

Yes Cascadia is committed to decentralized democratic self organization. We exist to provide space for individuals and communities to represent issues that are important to them, and build an organizing body to make these changes happen. We espouse a horizontal leadership structure that avoids hierarchical systems that can lead to oppression and exclusion. By encouraging each voice and respecting diverse perspectives, a dynamic and inclusive structure drives this movement. Transparency and accountability are hallmarks of the organization with equal access to events and public distribution of information and documents.

Inclusion Policy

The Yes Cascadia campaign rejects all hate. We believe in an inclusive movement, that shows the beauty of this region, it's people and our incredible diversity. We reject racism, hate, fear, sexism, white supremacy, or any type of discrimination based on sexual orientation, religion, personal beliefs or choices. We look forward to building a coalition movement that empowers every person and community, and provides space for indigenous, POC, and traditionally marginalized communities to advocate with their own voices, and find solidarity and support. Thank you!

Commitment to Peaceful and Democratic Change

Yes Cascadia is a 100% volunteer based organization to build a democratic framework for a positive and inclusive political movement in the Pacific Northwest. While Yes Cascadia supports and encourages Cascadians to stand up and take direct action, to be bold, and to unapologetically demand our constitutional freedoms, we explicitly reject conduct or speech inciting open rebellion or sedition against the United States government. This is a non-violent organization that advocates for peaceful and democratic change, through a grassroots and community basis. By joining this campaign, signing up as a member, donating, volunteering, or otherwise supporting this important cause, you agree to these nonviolent principles


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  • Leckey Harrison
    commented 2018-01-23 08:22:05 -0800
    I’d like to see a historical example of this sort of self-organizing value. I did notice that an organizing body is going to be formed, so already there is one layer of centralizing hierarchy. How will that body be chosen? Who will be on it? How many will be on it? What process will be used for making decisions?

    The words, “self organizing” are very much in line with libertarianism, which is a pipe dream in some regards. I say that because of the filed I’m in (trauma healing), and the fact that few people have strong enough self-regulatory capabilities to self govern.
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