It’s a beautiful day to collect signatures for Eviction Representation For All!

The campaign was very well received at the PSU farmers market — we had a great time talking to people about the importance of expanding tenants’ rights!

Signatures are due MONDAY! If you haven’t signed yet, you can print out a sheet to sign at home by visiting https://www.eratenants.org

Gather Signatures for Eviction Representation for All w/ BerniePDX on Sat. Nov. 19, 11am!

Join BerniePDX to collect signatures for Eviction Representation for All, because all tenants deserve representation in court! This is the final push to ensure we have enough signatures to make it onto the May ballot, so it’s all hands on deck. 

WHERE: Portland State Farmers Market, meet at the SW Park Block between Clay and Market

WHEN: 11:00am – We’ll have a short training before collecting signatures 

ABOUT ERA: Eviction Representation for All (ERA) is a Right to Counsel program designed to provide free legal representation for every tenant in eviction court in Multnomah County. It is a universal program that protects everyone, regardless of income, funded by a 0.75% increase in capital gains tax. Learn more at https://www.eratenants.org

Congrats!

Congratulations to Travis Nelson, Mark Gamba, and Farrah Chaichi on winning your elections to the Oregon Legislature! We are lucky to have you representing us at the state level. 

Congratulations to Portlanders for passing Charter Reform. Beginning in 2024, we will get to elect City Councilors from our own communities! We are also thrilled that Measure 112 passed, which will amend Oregon’s constitution to remove slavery as a criminal punishment. 

BerniePDX was honored to endorse Jo Ann Hardesty for PDX City Council, Libra Forde for Clackamas County, and Jamie McLeod Skinner for Congress. Not all the ballots have been counted, and we would love to update this post to add some more winners. But if not, we hope to support these wonderful women in a future run for office. 

2022 General Election Endorsements


We are thrilled to announce our incredible 2022 General Election endorsements!


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BerniePDX endorses Mark Gamba, progressive Milwaukie Mayor and long time Bernie Sanders supporter, for State Representative in District 41! Mark’s priority issue is climate change and he is a strong advocate for policies to reduce global warming. Mark’s other top priorities are housing, healthcare, racial justice, campaign finance reform, and tax equity. We are excited for Mark to represent our values at the state level. 

Learn more and get involved at https://www.MarkGamba.com

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BerniePDX endorses Portland United for Change – Measure 26-228, which was referred to the voters by the Portland Charter Review Commission. Measure 26-228 will:

– Create City Council districts so that City Hall will reflect, and be accountable to, our communities. 

– Institute a ranked choice voting method. 

– End the commission system form of government so our City Councilors will prioritize the people, not their assigned bureaus. 

Learn more and get involved at https://portlandunitedforchange.com/

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BerniePDX endorses Measure 112, which will amend Oregon’s constitution to remove slavery as a criminal punishment. 

Learn more at https://ballotpedia.org/Oregon_Measure_112,_Remove_Slavery_as_Punishment_for_Crime_from_Constitution_Amendment_(2022)


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BerniePDX endorses Eviction Representation for All Multnomah County, which is on the May 2023 ballot, because every tenant deserves quality representation in court!  

Learn more and get involved at https://www.eratenants.org


Visit www.berniepdx.us/2022endorsements to see why we voted to support our other endorsed candidates during the primary.

General Election Campaign Kick-Offs

Come out to support our amazing candidates as they kick off their campaigns for the general election! 

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 10, 6PM: Libra for Clackamas County Campaign Kick-Off

Libra is the leaders who can move Clackamas County forward. Join us to kick off Libra’s General Election Campaign and learn how you can help her WIN this November! 

Clackamas County deserves a government that is responsive and effective, and inclusive of all voices in our community. As an education advocate, non-profit leader, management expert, former professional athlete, and mother of three, Libra has the lived experience and management skills to meet our challenges head on.

This event will be mainly indoors, so please take the appropriate precautions. 

RSVP Here. Location: Milwaukie Community Center, 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Dr Suite 1, Milwaukie

SATURDAY, AUG. 13, 12-2:30PM: Jamie for Oregon’s Office Grand Opening & Canvass

This August 13th, we’re celebrating the grand opening of our Oregon City office and the official launch of our general election canvass program! Join us from noon to 2 pm at 358 Warner Milne Rd Ste. G103 to meet other volunteers, get equipped to hit the doors, and hear from Jamie herself. We can’t wait to see you there!

RSVP Here. Location: 358 Warner Milne Rd. Suite G103, Oregon City

SATURDAY, SEPT. 3, 1-4PM: Jo Ann for Portland’s East PDX Canvass Kick-Off

Happy Labor Day Weekend! Join us for our official East Portland Canvass Kickoff with Jo Ann Hardesty, East County Rising, and special guests Tina Kotek, Senator Kayse Jama, Representative Khanh Pham, Hoa Nguyen, and more. We’re meeting up at Ventura Park where we’ll have a short training before heading out to knock on doors and talk with voters for this critical election. Wear your talking shoes, make sure you’ve downloaded minivan, and join our #TeamJoAnn slack space by RSVP’ing. 

RSVP Here. Location: Ventura Park, 460 SE 113th Ave, Portland

SATURDAY, JULY 30, 12PM: Medicare for All Rally

BerniePDX will be tabling at this event – stop by and say hi!

We’re back! Portland’s Medicare for All Rally returns July 30th, 12 noon, at Shemanski Park.

Join us in celebrating Medicare’s 57th birthday! Get ready for speakers, music, tabling, and organizing. Our hope for this day is to inspire and help you form connections as you learn and take action in the name of healthcare justice and Medicare for All. Local artists will be screen printing, so be sure to bring a t-shirt!

ASL interpreting provided. Masking is encouraged.

This is an important political moment. Reproductive rights and gender-affirming care are under attack, and the COVID-19 crisis has further exposed the broken state of healthcare in our country. Medicare for All is the first and necessary step toward solidifying care for all of those currently lacking access. People all over the country experience health inequities on the basis of race, language, income, type of job, immigration status, disability, and gender identity. The time has come for universal, comprehensive, publicly funded healthcare that is free at the point of service. No premiums, no co-pays, no deductibles. Everybody in, nobody out.

Only a grassroots, people–powered movement can win the change we need. Will you join us in our fight for health justice?

Location: Shemanski Park, PDX