Tuesday, May 23, 2017: BerniePDX Post-Election Meeting, What’s Next?

What’s next after the election? Furthering Bernie’s agenda locally, of course!

We’ll learn about a city-wide ballot initiative that will tax corporations to pay for renewable energy infrastructure projects! We’ll discuss the upcoming grassroots rally and budget-hearing in Salem!

We’ll also hear about the status of Single-Payer Universal Healthcare in the state and country in preparation for Rep. Blumenauer’s town hall on the topic! Heard the term “Single-Payer” a lot, but not quite sure what it entails? Come learn the details!

RSVP, SHARE & INVITE FRIENDS ON FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/events/107069293204843/?active_tab=discussion

Location: 5040 SE Milwaukie Ave. Portland

WE DID IT!!

Last night was a HUGE win for local progressive politics!!

All of the candidates BerniePDX endorsed in the May Special Election won their elections!!!! Proof that grassroots, people-powered campaigns WORK!!

Thank you for knocking doors, making calls, donating, texting, attending meetings and events, posting on social media, spreading the word, voting, and making BerniePDX a force for progressive political change!

Congratulations to our endorsees: New Portland School Board members Rita Moore & Scott Bailey; new Portland Community College Board Director Valdez Bravo; and new David Douglas School Board members Stephanie D. Stephens and Ana Del Rocío!!

Special thank you to Our Revolution for supporting Rita and Valdez!

ALL of the Portland initiatives also passed!! Portland students will soon be able to drink out of the water fountains at their schools thanks to the School Bond! The city auditor will have more independence to properly audit city agencies, and short-term vacation rentals will be taxed the same amount as hotels to help fund public services!

See you Tuesday at 7pm (5040 SE Milwaukie Ave)!

Thank you for continuing the progressive Political Revolution!!

In Solidarity,

The BerniePDX Leadership Team

Ballots are due by 8:00pm Tuesday, May 16!

Sign your ballot envelope and drop it off by 8:00pm TUESDAY, and please message your friends! Only 17% of Multnomah County voters have voted so far!

List of Multnomah County dropboxes: https://multco.us/elections/multnomah-county-official-ballot-drop-sites
Or search by address: http://sos.oregon.gov/voting/Pages/drop-box-locator.aspx
BerniePDX voting recommendations: www.BerniePDX.us/our-endorsees

It’s too late to mail your ballot. Thanks for voting!

Tuesday, May 9, 7 – 9 pm: Phonebank for BerniePDX-endorsed Candidates

The May Special Election is on May 16th and we need to turn out the vote for the grassroots progressive candidates endorsed by BerniePDX!

Join us for a fun, empowering evening of bringing change to the local level! Bring snacks and drinks if you can. Visit BerniePDX.us/our-endorsees to see the full list of endorsements and the results from our ballot party last week!

RSVP Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/781629712003132/

 

BerniePDX Ballot Party Results

 

✓ Portland School Board: Rita Moore, Scott Bailey, Joseph Simonis
✓ YES on 26-193 (School Bond)
✓ YES on 26-189 (Increases Auditor’s Independence)
✓ YES on 26-194 (Tax on short-term rentals)
✓ PCC (Zone 5): Valdez Bravo
✓ MESD: Helen Ying

Tuesday, May 2, 7-9pm: BerniePDX Ballot Party! Let’s Vote!

It’s that time of year again! Come fill out your May Special Election ballot with BerniePDX! We’ll discuss and vote for progressive candidates and initiatives, and eat snacks (bring some food or drink if you’re able)!

This is seriously one of our favorite events of the year. Never heard of that initiative on the ballot? Wondering who other Berniecrats are voting for? Come find out!

RSVP, Share, & Invite friends on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1817710841824226/

We can even drop off your ballot for you the next day!
Visit OregonVotes.gov to register to vote, last day to register is April 25!
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BerniePDX Endorsements for May 16, 2017 Election:

Portland Public Schools: Rita Moore & Scott Bailey
PCC Board: Valdez Bravo (Zone 5 – SW PDX & Beaverton)
David Douglas School Board: Stephanie Stephens & Ana Del Rocio
YES on the School Bond!

Location: 5040 SE Milwaukie Ave. Portland

Tuesday, April 11, 7-9 pm: BerniePDX: Merkley Thank You Notes, Meet DDS Candidate, and More!

– Join us to write thank you notes to Senator Merkley for his 15 and a half hour speech against Trump’s Supreme Court pick! What a great way to represent Oregon values!

– Come meet Ana Del Rocio Valderrama, running for the David Douglas School Board (DDS) in East Portland! The DDS races are extremely important this year. DDS has a high proportion of students of color, and the school board does not reflect the East Portland community. But we can help change that!

ABOUT ANA: Ana is currently the Policy Director of Multnomah County Commissioner Jessica Vega Pederson, and is a DDS parent. Ana has experience in education, community organizing, advocacy, and economic development. Her background as the daughter of working-class immigrants inspires her to promote social, environmental, and racial justice at the policy level. Ana is committed to public service that is evidence-based and community-led. (Info from emergeor.org)

– As always, we’ll discuss upcoming progressive legislation and events!

RSVP HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/286324265139104/

Location: Watershed Bldg, 5040 SE Milwaukie Ave., Portland

Tuesday, April 4, 7-9pm: BerniePDX Meeting: Local tax on the 1%, Meet School Board Candidate, DPO Elections Recap

  • Come learn about a new proposal for a local tax on the 1% to fund our schools, healthcare, and more — and what you can do to help!
  • Get a recap on the Democratic Party of Oregon leadership elections (go Berniecrats!)
  • Hear from progressive Scott Bailey, running for the Portland Public School Board in Zone 4 (NE PDX)! For almost 20 years, Scott has volunteered as a school activist, working for changes at the district level that improve education for all students, especially those who have been historically underserved in our schools. Learn more at scottbaileyforportland.com!
  • We’ll also discuss upcoming local events, and more!

RSVP, Share & Invite friends on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1669845196643376/

Location: 5040 SE Milwaukie Ave., Portland (Watershed PDX)

Tuesday, March 21st, 7-9pm: Lobby Training w/ Bernie PDX

BerniePDX is bringing in experienced progressive lobbyist and trainer Terry Ann Rogers to teach us how to effectively talk to elected officials about the issues we care about!

Terry Ann Rogers practiced law in the United States for 23 years, 10 of which she spent as a legal aid lobbyist for poor people in the Oregon State Legislature. She lived abroad in six countries (Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Palestine, Bosnia, Serbia and India) over 11 years, working in the development of the rule of law. Since 2010, she has worked as a consultant, teaching women how to lobby women’s issues at various levels of government in Bangladesh, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Maldives, Cambodia, Afghanistan, India, Yemen, Morocco, Lebanon, and the Republic of Georgia.

The two hour lobby training will focus on how you can become an effective public interest lobbyist and feel comfortable doing it! We’ll cover why you should lobby, some lobbying tactics and the nitty-gritty of an in-person meeting with your legislator (or a government official at any level).

You’ll also leave with next steps about local upcoming progressive lobbying opportunities so you can make use of your new skills!

You won’t want to miss this training! Please join for what promises to be both a fun and empowering experience!

RSVP Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1344264365635890/

Location: 5040 SE Milwaukie Ave., Portland (Watershed PDX)