Protest buttons were popular back in the day. Many of us wore dozens of them on a single jacket.
Olympia residents took leading roles in the prisoners’ rights movement. This was a march in downtown Seattle in 1979 where an Olympia contingent carried a banner they created.
Take Back the Night March
A flier from the Take Back the Night march.
March and banner
El Salvador protest

Protests against WPPSS (Whoops) building a nuke plant on the Satsop River went on for years. Safety violations and mounting financial liability finally stopped it.
Theatre of the Unemployed’s play Ode to CETA, or the Misadventures of Betty Lou Toughluck performed in front of state bureaucrats on the east Capitol campus in 1975 got national publicity.
LGBT protest against the movie Cruising which stereotyped gay men, 1980.
May Day March 1979 assembled at the state Capitol and proceeded down Capitol Way.
Songs and slogans at the end of the May Day March in Sylvester Park.
Karen Silkwood Memorial Choir
Guerilla billboard sexist ad image
Guerilla billboard Navy recruiting