Tuesday, February 21, 7-9pm: 2017 Bernie PDX Local Candidate Endorsement, DNC Race, Events!

– Come meet the first candidate seeking a Bernie PDX endorsement in 2017!

Former Bernie delegate Valdez Bravo is running for the PCC School Board! He would be the first Latino to ever serve on the board. Valdez attended PCC as a student, worked there as an adjunct, and served on an advisory board. Come ask him your questions and find out more about Valdez! After the meeting we’ll email a poll to Bernie PDX members so you can vote on an endorsement!

– We’ll also discuss Bernie-endorsed Keith Ellison, who is currently running for Chair of the DNC, and ask our Oregon DNC members to vote for him!

– We’ll discuss what to expect at the FULL DAY of activist & organizer trainings on Feb. 25, and hear from people who attended the previous day of trainings Jan.

– We’ll talk about the Healthcare for All Oregon Blues Fest, and tons of other upcoming events and ways to be involved in continuing the Political Revolution!

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

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

Tuesday, January 31st @ 7-9 pm: Bernie PDX Meeting

We’ll get a recap on the Mulnomah County Democrats leadership elections (go Berniecrats!). Bernie PDXer Leigha will report back about attending the Women’s March in DC! We’ll discuss local upcoming actions and events, including the Bernie Valentines Day event we’re planning, and talk about the airport protests that happened over the weekend!

We’ll talk about ways to support and fight for progressive causes on a local level and for national impact. More agenda items and speakers to come!

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

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/250763448696695/

Tuesday, January 17 @ 7-9 pm: BerniePDX Art Night + info on ranked choice voting initiative

Inauguration time has come – are you ready? Join us this Tuesday evening for an art night: we’ll be making signs for upcoming rallies, maybe we’ll be knitting pussy hats. Please bring art and sign-making supplies if you can (markers, poster board, cardboard, stencils, glitter…) We’ll also hear about an initiative to introduce ranked choice voting here.

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

RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1869223493364840/

Tuesday, January 10th @ 7pm – J20 & 1/15 Medicare/Medicaid Rally Planning & Discussion w/ BerniePDX

Hear from organizers of January 20 Rally and March and volunteer! Show up to organize against Trump and for Our Revolution! We’ll also discuss the Jan. 15 Medicare Rally put on by Senator Merkley at Bernie’s request, and the full day of upcoming trainings on Jan. 14!

Get support, announcements/calendar items as always posted and discussed.

Location: Watershed, 5040 SE Milwaukie Ave., Portland

RSVP to BerniePDX here: https://www.facebook.com/events/666991296814522/

RSVP to 1/15 Our First Stand Rally here: https://go.berniesanders.com/page/event/detail/rally/gplqsl

RSVP to J20 Rally here:  Rise Up and Resist Fascism

Tuesday, Dec. 20 @ 7pm – BerniePDX Meeting: Discuss Plans for Future Action

Join Bernie PDX to discuss how to carry on Bernie’s values and goals in this new political environment. We’ll have breakout discussions and come up with proposals for future Bernie PDX activities!

If you came to the meeting on 11/29, now’s your chance to join another breakout discussion — or attend the same breakout group to flesh out some concrete next steps!

Bring your ideas and positive energy. Announcements of upcoming events will be shared at the end of the meeting.

RSVP Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1223133507754423/

Location: Watershed, 5040 SE Milwaukie Ave., Portland

Tuesday, Dec. 13 @ 7pm – Direct Action Training w/ BerniePDX!

Join BerniePDX for a Nonviolent Direct Action Training from a talented local leader to sharpen your activist and organizer skills!
The training will include:

– A brief overview of the history of direct action and civil disobedience
– The basics of planning direct actions, and how to be a helpful and                effective participant
– How to strategize about direct action tactics
– Staying calm and decision-making in high stress situations
– And more!

Come learn these important skills to help us carry on the Political Revolution!

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1786745731594855/

Location: Watershed, 5040 SE Milwaukie Ave. Portland