Extinction Rebellion US Local Groups listed here are autonomous and are not vetted.
Anyone can start an XR group as long as they agree with the four demands and principles. Because we have all been socialized in a society rooted in oppression, any group can become a microcosm of the larger society and it takes hard work to develop a healthy regenerative culture where we share power and lift each other up.
If you are initiating a local group know that you must organize and bring in as many people as possible, while developing conflict transformation practices to deal with conflicts as they arise.
If you are part of a local group and experience abuse or other serious problems, and you don’t feel adequately supported to deal with the issue locally, please contact the XR US national team so we can support you however we can: firstname.lastname@example.org.