Saturday, Sept. 29, 10am-2pm: Canvass for Rachel Prusak w/ BerniePDX!

Join BerniePDX to canvass for Universal Healthcare advocate Rachel Prusak for State Rep, and help turn HD-37 Blue! 

Rachel is running against Republican Julie Parrish, who is best known for sending Measure 101 to the ballot in an effort to gut our healthcare.

Rachel is a nurse and proud union member. Her priorities include increasing investment in public education, protecting our environment, and healthcare. Rachel is the pro-labor, pro-universal healthcare candidate we need in the Oregon legislature!

Want to carpool from Portland? Email info@BerniePDX.us

Location: Deschutes Ln and Haskins Rd, West Linn, OR. *Text 410-458-5220 for event address or email info@BerniePDX.us*

Saturday, Sept. 22, 11am-2pm: Canvass for PCEF & Campaign Contribution Limits

Join BerniePDX to canvass for TWO important ballot measures: Portland Clean Energy Fund and Honest Elections (campaign contribution limits)!

Honest Elections is a coalition for campaign finance reform in Portland and throughout Oregon. Initiative PDX-03 is similar to the measure approved by 89% of Multnomah County voters in 2016: at the city-level, it would prohibit donations by corporations, limit campaign contributions to $500 per individual, and require stronger public disclosure of large contributors.

Portland Clean Energy Fund (PCEF) is a ballot measure that would raise $30 million per year through a 1% business license surcharge on billion-dollar retailers, in order to weatherize homes, build rooftop solar, provide job training, grow local food and fund green infrastructure, with priority to low income households and people of color.

Training will be provided. RSVP & share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/423421368186273/

Location: Tea Chai Te, 7983 SE 13th Ave, Portland

Saturday, Sept. 15, 10am – 2pm: Canvass for JoAnn Hardesty and PCEF

Join BerniePDX to canvass for TWO important campaigns on the Nov. ballot: JoAnn Hardesty for City Council & Portland Clean Energy Fund. 

Jo Ann is a running on a platform emphasizing Accountability, Transparency, and Campaign Finance Reform in our city government, Green Jobs through the Portland Clean Energy Fund, Police Reform, and aggressively investing in affordable housing, tenant protections, and housing the houseless. This is the grassroots candidate we need in City Hall.

Portland Clean Energy Fund (PCEF) is a ballot measure that would raise $30 million per year through a 1% business license surcharge on billion-dollar retailers, in order to weatherize homes, build rooftop solar, provide job training, grow local food and fund green infrastructure, with priority to low income households and people of color. Training will be provided.

Location: Watershed, 5040 SE Milwaukie Ave.

RSVP & Share on Facebook

Tuesday, Aug. 28, 6-8pm: BerniePDX Phonebank for JoAnn Hardesty

Join Bernie PDX as we phone bank for Our Revolution endorsed Jo Ann Hardesty for Portland City Council! It’s time to show the power of the grassroots against big money and establishment interests! *Please bring a phone and laptop or tablet if you’re able.

Jo Ann is running on a platform emphasizing Accountability, Transparency, and Campaign Finance Reform in our city government, Green Jobs through the Portland Clean Energy Fund, Police Reform, and aggressively investing in affordable housing, tenant protections, and housing the houseless.

Click to RSVP and Share on Facebook. 

Location: Tea Chai Te Burnside, 616 E Burnside.

Save November! Start Now! BerniePDX Social on June 26 at Portland Mercado

We’ve all heard this before: the next elections are the most important ever! Only this time it’s true… Join us June 26 from 3 to 9 pm at the Portland Mercado to connect with BerniePDX friends and see how you can support local progressive campaigns, reclaim power for the People, and make our Revolution real.

November may seem far away, but for these BerniePDX-endorsed campaigns, the time is now! Dorothy Gasque for US Congress, to represent Washington’s 3rd Congressional District; JoAnn Hardesty for Portland City Council Position 3; Portland Clean Energy Fund; Honest Elections; and Star Voting.

Location: Portland Mercado, 7238 SE Foster Road

 

New endorsements: PCEF and Honest Elections

BerniePDX members have chosen to endorse two progressive initiatives with the potential to deeply change how business is conducted in Portland: PCEF (petition PDX-04) and Honest Elections (petition PDX-03).

PCEF, the Portland Clean Energy Fund, formerly the Portland Just Energy Transition, would raise $30 million per year through a 1% business license surcharge on billion-dollar retailers, in order to weatherize homes, build rooftop solar, provide job training, grow local food and fund green infrastructure, with priority to low income households and people of color.

               

Honest Elections is a coalition for campaign finance reform in Portland and throughout Oregon. Initiative PDX-03 is similar to the measure approved by 89% of Multnomah County voters in 2016: at the city-level, it would prohibit donations by corporations, limit campaign contributions to $500 per individual, and require stronger public disclosure of large contributors.

Both campaigns need to collect thousands of signatures in the next month in order to qualify for the November 2018 ballot, and they are looking for volunteers to help! For more info and/or to volunteer:

https://www.portlandcleanenergyfund.com/

https://www.honest-elections.com

Saturday, April 21, 12:30-3:30pm: Drop Literature for Julia DeGraw & Maria Garcia

Volunteer for TWO awesome BerniePDX candidates: Maria Garcia for Multnomah County & Julia DeGraw for City Council! This is the last weekend before ballots go out.

Join us for a ‘lit drop’ – enjoy the fresh air as you take a walk around a Portland neighborhood and leave literature on voters’ doors! It’s super easy, no knocking required.

Learn more about the candidates at berniepdx.us/2018endorsements

Location: Bison Coffeehouse, 3941 NE Cully Blvd

Literature Drop OR Canvass door-to-door for Julia DeGraw

Ballots drop in a few weeks! ‘Lit drops’ are great for folks who don’t feel like knocking doors (canvassing) – enjoy the fresh air as you take a walk around a Portland neighborhood and leave literature on voters’ doors. We’ll provide a turf, snack, literature, and a script for canvassers. We recommend bringing a bag to hold campaign materials. FB event

DATE: Saturday, April 7 and/or Sunday, April 8
TIME: 12:30-3:30pm

LOCATION: Meet at Hungry Heart Bakery, 414 SE 80th Ave

Julia isn’t taking any corporate money, she’s only accountable to the people. Learn more at www.julia4pdx.com

“It’s past time for City Council to prioritize the people over developer profits, corporate interests, and complacent politicians.” – Julia DeGraw

We can flip Congress: Mailing Party with Dorothy Gasque

Sick and tired of a Republican-run Congress? 2018 is time to flip some seats! Dorothy Gasque is an amazing Berniecrat running to replace Jaime Herrera Beutler, our closest Republican Congress member, representing Washington’s Third District, just across the river. Herrera Beutler, who votes in line with Trump about 88% of the time, clearly does not represent the people. Dorothy herself is a long time BerniePDX member, a combat vet and a powerful progressive political organizer. She is uniquely qualified to win this seat with a progressive peoples’ platform, and her military background enables her to bring conservatives on board, boosting her chances in an open primary state.

We at BerniePDX can create the change we want to see by helping oust Jaime Herrera Beutler and electing a representative we can believe in, Dorothy Gasque! Let’s have a mailing party for her! Dorothy will be there herself, so if you haven’t met her, this is your chance! While we’re stuffing envelopes, she’ll be talking about her amazing platform and the things we can do to help her campaign, like canvassing and holding phone banks in Portland.

Location: Watershed, 5040 SE Milwaukie Ave.

BerniePDX’s latest endorsements: Dana Carstensen for Metro, Shabba Woodley for Washington County Chair, and Maria Garcia for Multnomah County

DANA CARSTENSEN FOR METRO COUNCIL DISTRICT 4

Did you know that Metro is the only directly elected regional government in the United States? This gives Portland region voters a unique opportunity to shape our future together! In the contest for Metro Council District 4, BerniePDX has chosen to endorse the boldly progressive vision proposed by Dana Carstensen. Besides his experience working for Metro (at the Zoo) and organizing Metro workers, Dana has that rare quality: political imagination. His plans to develop waste-to-energy infrastructure, to transition Tri-Met to an all-electric bus fleet, and to encourage community ownership of land, have the potential to completely transform our region by creating living wage green jobs, drastically reducing our carbon footprint, and keeping people in stable housing.

Read more about Dana and his platform, and please volunteer and donate: https://www.danacarstensen.com/meetdana

SHABBA WOODLEY FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY CHAIR

Shabba Woodley is our choice for Washington County Chair. Shabba understands the issues facing working families in our community, from transportation to lack of affordable housing and the prevalence of low wages. But more importantly, what Shabba doesn’t understand, he wants to learn by listening to people like us. That’s what a servant leader does, so they can truly represent us and develop community-based solutions. We believe in Shabba’s dedication, in his passion for equity, and in his drive to create a County board that’s inclusive and responsive to the needs of citizens.

Read more about Shabba and his platform / volunteer / donate: http://www.shabbawoodley.com/

MARIA GARCIA FOR MULTNOMAH COUNTY DISTRICT 2

Three progressive women are running to represent Multnomah County in District 2. BerniePDX members voted to endorse María García for the position. María is an activist and advocate with strong ties to the community. Serving on the Multnomah County Commission will be an extension of her lifelong dedication to giving voice and support to underrepresented communities.

Learn more about Maria Garcia, volunteer or donate: https://www.mariaformultnomah.com/