BerniePDX 2018 Ballot

City Council: Jo Ann Hardesty

Multnomah County Judge: Bob Callahan 

HD-37: Rachel Prusak

YES on:

26-200 – Campaign Contribution Limits

26-201- Portland Clean Energy Initiative 

NO on:

103 – Misleading, permanent corporate tax dodge; NOT about groceries

104 – Requires supermajority for any funding measure (Koch brothers amendment)

105 – Repeals Oregon Sanctuary Law

106 – Restricts abortion access & reproductive healthcare for low-income women

Note: BerniePDX did not have an endorsement vote for measures 26-199 & 102 (affordable housing) due to timing and capacity. However, many members have said they are voting yes. 



Tuesday, Oct. 16, 6:30-8:30pm: GOTV Textbank w/ BerniePDX 1

The November ballot is LONG this year! Come sip the best tea in town and textbank BerniePDXers to Get Out the Vote for all the great candidates and important initiatives on the ballot!

Please bring your phone (or your laptop if you have texting capabilities on your computer). We’ll provide the text to send and the phone numbers.

Help continue the Political Revolution by ensuring Bernie supporters turn out in droves for the 2018 election!

Location: Tea Chai Te, 616 E Burnside, Portland

Saturday, October 6, 4-6pm: Election 2018 Forum: Let’s Bring It To Win It!

***Ballot Measures and Call To Action***

We have lots of crucial ballot measures to consider in this year’s general election. Come learn about the good, the bad, and how you can help get out the vote.

We will have canvassing materials, including lawn signs and voter guides. And yummy snacks!

The Good:
Metro Measure 26-199 and State Measure 102: Yes For Affordable Housing
Portland Measure 26-201: Portland Clean Energy Fund
Portland Measure 26-200: Honest Elections

The Bad:
State Measures 103 and 104: Make it difficult to tax giant corporations and the super-rich
State Measure 105: Anti-immigrant measure to repeal Oregon’s sanctuary status
State Measure 106: Deny low-income women access to abortion services

Let’s BRING IT to this election by campaigning to PASS the Good and DEFEAT the Bad.

Location: The Rosewood Initiative, 16126 SE Stark St, Portland

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

Join BerniePDX, PCC Trustee Valdez Bravo, and Rep. Diego Hernandez 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 practitioner 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* Email info@BerniePDX.us to carpool.

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.

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

Tuesday, October 10, 7-9 pm: Medicare-for-All Action Mtg w/BerniePDX – Keep the Pressure On!

ACTION MEETING: Join BerniePDX to write letters to Senator Wyden asking him to co-sponsor Bernie’s new Medicare-for-All bill! We’ll also strategize on lobby visits, language, and other ways to move Wyden and others.

Come hear about exciting upcoming local events! More agenda items to come.

Location: Watershed Building, 5040 SE Milwaukie Ave.

RSVP and invite your friends on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/244382696087767/

BerniePDX Talks Medicare for All Bill

Last week Bernie Sanders introduced a Medicare for All bill in the Senate joined by Senator Jeff Merkley (and many others, grassroots MOMENTUM is making the difference). Meanwhile Republicans are trying one more time to repeal and replace Obamacare with a plan that would leave up to 30 million more Americans without healthcare to line the pockets of private insurance and big pharma. There are single payer national and local efforts as well as important work to do to stop the alt-right attacks on healthcare in Oregon and in DC.

Come find out all the details, bring your ideas. Also, community announcements and good conversations, as always.

Location: 5040 SE Milwaukie Ave. Portland