Now activists from political action committee Bike Walk Vote are organizing a phone tree to try and stop it.
As first pointed out by BikePortland, the political group has launched "Operation CRC: Commotion & Ruckus Campaign."
They're turning their opposition into a game, promising "prizes" for those who do the most try and stop the $2.8 billion Oregon-backed project. The prizes, as listed on a Facebook event page, include keeping Oregon's AAA bond rating and more than $68 million in pre-allocated funds that could go elsewhere.
Here's the plan, according to the event information:
1. Spread the commotion.
Comment here to let us know youâre in. Then invite your friends. Points awarded for participation.
2. Raise a ruckus. Pick an action thatâs easy, fun, or meaningful to you.
* Write, fax, and call your legislators. Ask them not to support an âOregon Onlyâ CRC megaproject.
* Write a little letter to the editor of your neighborhood paper.
* Share your best and worst responses and juiciest stories. Leak state secrets, and craft your most cunning stratagems.
* Explain your opposition in a short article for BlueOregon, BikePortland, Willamette Week, etc and ask the editor to publish it.
* Whatever you decide, call five friends and ask them to do the same.
3. Let us know what you did! Again, participation = points.