Testimonials for Backbone Action:


Summer, 2021

Dave Bates, President, Hailstone Communications

"The Backbone team not only brings technical competence and reliability to all their work, but also an extremely high level of creativity and passion. Over the past year, they've helped us win a Hero Bonus and greater safety measure for healthcare workers, and amplify the voices of home care workers who are standing up for living wages and quality care. They are true partners in designing and executing strategies that help to advance the causes of working people and our planet."

June 2021

Nick Mottern, BanKillerDrones.org

I contacted Backbone about doing projections to support Daniel E. Hale, a drone war whistleblower who was facing sentencing for courageously revealing the extent of the US drone program. The Backbone team went full speed to get the image projection slides made on time, projected in multiple locations in DC, and arranged for a photographer and videographer to create a video about Daniel’s case that could be circulated widely. We are very grateful for Backbone's fulsome support and for the power of the projections.

July 2021

John Godfrey, Washington CAN

“When Washington CAN needed help with visual displays for our Premera: We Deny Your Claim rally, we knew exactly the artists to call! The Backbone Campaign provided stunning visual displays that were essential in helping us make a powerful statement to drive home the message and impact of our event. Not only were our visual aides customized to meet our needs, Backbone staff also assisted in setup and breakdown before and after the rally. I highly recommend Backbone to organizations in need of artwork with a powerful message!”

August 2021

Chris Connolly, Endangered Species Coalition

"The Backbone Campaign team is an absolute delight to work with. They are intense yet fun, serious and lighthearted, passionate and skilled, with a depth of knowledge that astounds me. Backbone's strategic planning and media-genic minds guarantee an event with amazing visuals and media coverage. Bill, Amy and their team helped pull off a complicated event on a tight timeline - an event that included giant inflatable orca & salmon, kayaktivism, banners on and off water, and so much more. I've worked with Backbone for several months and plan to continue utilizing their expertise and creative abilities. You can be sure your activism will be more fun and more effective by teaming up with Backbone Campaign."


December 2019

Stan Sorscher,  Washington Fair Trade Coalition

“We appreciate all the help from Backbone Campaign in staging our event marking the 20th anniversary of the WTO protests in 1999. The inflatable earth is beautifully done, expressive, well-crafted and surprisingly manageable in the cold and wet weather we had for our event. [Backbone staff}] is super-capable and really came through on a tough day.” 

Summer 2021

Julie Swift - Witness at the Border

“Backbone was very responsive helping our organization coordinate an event within our budget and a quick turnaround time frame. They have been supportive of our mission and message that is centered around advocacy and activism to end migrant child detention and restore immigration asylum.”



October 2021

Stephen Silha, The Adolescent Redemption Project

“Backbone helped support a major rally in Lansing Michigan that was the first time in American history, as far as we know, that a rally this large (300-400 people) against mass incarceration was organized by incarcerated citizens who cannot vote. It was an honor to hold the banners Backbone donated to The Adolescent Redemption Project. We got excellent news coverage which raised the spirits of those in prison, who saw their voices represented in a rare media moment. All the Backbone principles - the power of artful activism -were reinforced for me. One of the key organizers said, ‘The banners made the rally!’”



Recent Notable Partners:


  • The Adolescent Redemption Project
  • Athena
  • Break Free From Plastics
  • Center for Popular Democracy
  • Green For All
  • Green New Deal Network
  • Kaiser Union
  • League of United Latin American Citizens
  • Mighty Earth
  • National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians
  • Patagonia
  • Popular Resistance
  • Power Shift Network
  • Save Our Wild Salmon
  • SEIU
  • UFCW21
  • United Farm Workers
  • Unitarian Universalist Association
  • Veterans for Peace
  • Waterkeeper Alliance