Upcoming Events

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Events

Sunday, May 18, 11am-2pm: Ceasefire Now! Nakba Day Rally

A broad coalition including HCW-PDX is gathering on the anniversary of the Nakba, raising our voices as we fight for Palestinian justice, liberation, and return.

Health Care Workers – meet up for this family-friendly event at 10:50 AM at Holladay Park, corner NE 11th Ave and NE Holladay St, and walk together to the nearby rally.

For accessibility info and more, check out Health Care Workers for Palestine-PDX Instagram or that of JVP Portland.

Location: East Federal Bldg, 911 NE 11th Ave.

This Month: Support OHSU Postdocs!

Turn up the heat by taking a seat at AFSCME’s May 13th sit-in. Join the union for pickets on May 21st and May 26th because OHSU is still uncommitted to putting a single penny into these negotiations!

– Tues, May 21 at Elizabeth Caruthers Park (3508 S Moody Ave) Picket
– Sun, May 26 at Elizabeth Caruthers Park (3508 S Moody Ave) Picket

Tuesday, May 28, 7-9pm: Socialist Job Fair

*Sick and tired of your current employment / under-employment / unemployment?
*Alienated and alone at work, without a socialist in sight?
*Get a job organizing with other socialists!

Location TBA, RSVP here


Volunteer for BerniePDX Candidates! The Primary is May 21

Susheela Jayapal for Congress (CD-3)

VOLUNTEER: Canvass, phonebank, and more!

WHY WE ENDORSE SUSHEELA: BerniePDX is proud to join Bernie Sanders in endorsing Susheela Jayapal for Congress in CD-3! Susheela will fight for universal healthcare, affordable housing policies, a Green New Deal to combat climate change and create jobs, and work to ensure full reproductive rights for all. Susheela was the first candidate in this race to call for a cease-fire in Gaza back in November; she understands that more violence will not bring peace or stability to anyone in the region.

Susheela used her position as a Multnomah County Commissioner to urge Oregon’s federal members of congress to support the PRO Act, which will strengthen workers’ ability to organize in the workplace and enhance protections for union activity. Susheela will continue to be a strong proponent of workers’ rights and a living wage in Congress. Susheela’s background, experience, and platform will make her an effective advocate for BerniePDX values in Congress, and we are thrilled to support her!

Mike Schmidt for Multnomah County District Attorney

KNOCK DOORS

TEXTBANK:

Request a lawn sign here!

WHY WE ENDORSE MIKE: Mike established the first Restorative Justice program for Multnomah County! He also implemented an immigration-neutral sentencing policy so that minor offenses, like traffic tickets, won’t automatically lead to deportation. He set up the Justice Integrity Unit to reverse wrongful convictions, and his office focuses on serious crimes – not minor non-violent law breaking, like protesting in the street. Mike’s corporate-backed opponent wants to take our county backwards – come volunteer to ensure this doesn’t happen!

Willy Chotzen for State Representative (HD-46)

VOLUNTEER: Canvass, phonebank, textbank, display a yard sign

KNOCK DOORS: 

Saturday, 5/11 @10 AM with Oregon AFSCME
Sunday, 5/12 @10 AM hosted at Brentwood Park
Saturday, 5/18 @10 AM (GOTV)
Sunday, 5/19 @10 AM with Oregon AFCSME and Oregon AFL-CIO (GOTV)

Display a yard sign

WHY WE ENDORSE WILLY: As a public defender and former public school teacher, Willy is intimately familiar with the injustices faced by working-class Oregonians. That’s why he understands that healthcare and housing are human rights. Willy supports bringing down housing costs by removing the ban on local rent control and instituting a vacancy tax. He believes the state must invest heavily in education, including smaller class sizes for students and better wages for teachers. 

Willy will work to achieve universal healthcare, and expand addiction and mental health treatment. He also supports expanding public transportation to help Oregon reach our climate goals. Willy’s pro-worker platform has earned him many union endorsements, and BerniePDX is proud to join them in backing Willy for State Representative in HD-46! 

Farrah Chaichi for State Representative (HD-35)

VOLUNTEER: Canvass, phonebank, distribute campaign literature 

WHY WE ENDORSE FARRAH: BerniePDX is excited to endorse Farrah Chaichi for State Representative in HD-35 for a second time! As a proud democratic socialist, Farrah is the people’s candidate. She believes that the state should prioritize housing, healthcare, and education for all, over tax breaks for corporations and the wealthy. 

Farrah will continue to use her time in Salem to push for more affordable housing through mandatory inclusionary zoning and lifting the statewide preemption on local rent control. She wants to tax big polluters and use the funds to combat climate change. As a vocal proponent of universal healthcare, Right to Rest, and workers’ and tenants’ rights, Farrah is the candidate we need in the legislature! 

Participatory Budgeting Oregon 

WHY WE ENDORSE PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING: BerniePDX is proud to endorse Participatory Budgeting Oregon! Participatory budgeting is a deliberative democratic process that will give the people of our state a direct say in how to spend a portion of public funds. The initiative is still in the petition stage. Sign the petition to get it on the November ballot: communitybudgetingforall.com/sign-the-petition

March for Bernie Rally, January 23, 2016

March for Bernie Rally, January 23, 2016