Past Events

PAST BERNIE PDX EVENTS

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 6:30-9pm: BerniePDX Holiday Party & White Elephant Gift Exchange!

Start off winter right with your Bernie family at the BerniePDX Holiday Party and White Elephant Gift Exchange! All are welcome, and the event is kid-friendly.

What to bring:
– A new or lightly used wrapped gift to swap–or steal!
– Toiletries, packaged food, or winter gear to support the Columbia Shelter
– A dish to share if you’re in the mood

We’ll have pizza (and vegan pizza), cookies to decorate, tea, kombucha, sweets, and awesome people. You don’t need to bring a gift to attend =)

Location: Tea Chai Te, 616 E Burnside

Sunday, Nov. 4, 11a-2p: Final Push Slate Card Door Drop for Honest Elections & PDX Clean Energy Initiative!

It’s the LAST weekend of the election!

Help push the Portland Clean Energy Fund and Honest Elections to victory this election by signing up to deliver our “Progressive Slate Card” to the homes of unlikely and late voters in East Portland. No script because you’re not talking to anyone, nothing intimidating. It’s the easiest campaigning you’ll ever do!

Location: Back to Eden Bakery, 2217 NE Alberta St.

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 7-11:30pm: Jo Ann for City Council Election Night Party

Join Team Jo Ann at our Election Night Party, as we watch the election results come in and celebrate more than a years’ worth of grassroots campaigning!

Music during the evening will feature
The Norman Sylvester Band

Light refreshments will be provided with thanks to Po’Shines Cafe De La Soul; food and beverage will be available for purchase.

Location: Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison St.

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

Tuesday, Oct. 23, 6:30-8:30pm: GOTV Textbank w/ BerniePDX 2

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!

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 for State Rep 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!

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.

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.

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.

Location: Tea Chai Te Burnside, 616 E Burnside.

Wednesday, August 1, 6-9pm: Flip Congress in 2018, Help Dorothy Gasque Win!

Help elect a Berniecrat to Congress in SW Washington! Starts at 6:00pm but no worries if you’re late! Bring a phone and a laptop or tablet.

Dorothy Gasque needs our help reaching out to voters in her district. Please join us to make calls using the JD automated dialer – it’s easy, fun, rewarding, and you’ll get to meet like-minded community members!

All you need is a charged cell phone and a laptop or tablet. If you have a headset or a spare laptop or spare charger, bring that too. And don’t forget to invite a friend to take an hour to call also! You don’t need to know everything about the campaign or be an issue expert to make a huge difference! Let’s continue Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s momentum! See you all this coming Wednesday!!!!

Location: Tea Chai Te Burnside, 616 E Burnside

Wednesday, July 11, 6-9pm: Calling Out Corruption: Phone Bank for Dorothy Gasque

Dorothy Gasque needs our help reaching out to voters in her district. Please join us to make calls using the JD automated dialer – it’s easy, fun, rewarding, and you’ll get to meet like-minded community members! All you need is a charged cell phone and a laptop or tablet. If you have a headset or a spare laptop or spare charger, bring that too. And don’t forget to invite a friend to take an hour to call also! You don’t need to know everything about the campaign or be an issue expert to make a huge difference! Let’s continue Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s momentum! See you all this coming Wednesday!!!!

Location: Portland Mercado, 7238 SE Foster Road.

Wednesday, June 27, 6:30-8:30pm: STAR Voting phonebank/textbank

It’s time to heal our Democracy and bring STAR Voting to Multnomah County Elections! Star Voting lets the people vote their conscience, doesn’t give some candidates or voters an unfair advantage, and accurately elects the candidate with the most support!

Come hang out, eat, drink and textbank for STAR Voting Multnomah County! Bring your phone or a computer if you have google voice or iMessage. For more information: www.starvoting.us

Location: Backstage Pool and Spirits, 3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd

Tuesday, June 26,  7-9pm: BerniePDX Social and Plug Back-in!

We’ve all heard this before: next elections are the most important ever! Only this time it’s true… Join us June 26 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, Star Voting

Location: Portland Mercado, 7238 SE Foster Road

Saturday, June 23, 11am-2pm: Signature gathering at Good in the Hood

There are a few crazy cool ballot measures that we’re trying to get on the ballot. Come join us Saturday as we collect for PCEF and Honest Elections ($500 campaign contribution limits). We’ll have a little training, in case you’re new to this, and then we’ll mingle with folks throughout the day.

Even 50 signatures can make the difference to getting these on the ballot! Come be the change! Questions? Text Emma Easley Darden at 503-548-8200.

Location: King School Park, NE 6th Ave & NE Humboldt St

Tuesday, May 29, 7-9 pm: Toward a Just Energy Transition – Portland Clean Energy Fund

It’s become clear that climate change will change everything. How do we build resilient communities? How do we move to renewable sources of energy and sustainable modes of production, with justice and equity for communities of color, indigenous nations and the poor? What does a just transition look like?

On May 29, join us and meet organizers for the Portland Clean Energy Fund (formerly the Just Energy Transition initiative) for a discussion on those really urgent questions and an update on their campaign as they begin collecting signatures for a clean energy ballot initiative.

Location: Watershed, 5040 SE Milwaukie Ave.

Friday, May 11, 6-8pm: Dance Away the Establishment with Julia DeGraw

Come out to support Julia DeGraw, a City Council candidate taking on the establishment! Skipper Osborne is our host and we’ll be dancing to DJs Moonchild & Heath and Peter Marks. $10 donation requested at the door. Dancing is encouraged but not required =)
julia4pdx.com

Location: Bit House Saloon, 727 SE Grand

Tuesday, May 1, 7-9 pm: BerniePDX Ballot Party!

Join your BerniePDX friends to talk about candidates on the ballot and vote together!

Location: Backstage Bar, 3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

Sunday, April 22, 2-5 pm: Canvas for Kayse and Jo Ann

Want to help a candidate but not sure who to help? Come to a joint canvass for endorsed candidates Jo Ann Hardesty for Portland City Council and Kayse Jama for State Senate District 24! Come join us to tell our community about these TWO amazing progressive candidates who will not only represent us, but will amplify the voices of our neighbors. Come let people know they can vote for two candidates who will work WITH us to solve the problems that our community faces every day.

Bring your walking shoes, your friends, your family, and we’ll provide the materials and any training you might need. We’ll also provide snacks! See you there!

You can learn more about Kayse Jama at https://www.kaysejama.com/

You can learn more about Jo Ann Hardesty at https://joannforportland.com/

Location: Somus Bobe Cafe, 11906 SE Division St.

Sunday, April 22, 11am-2pm: Earth Day Volunteer Event for Julia DeGraw, Climate Champion!

Julia fought fossil fuel exports and led the fight to prevent Nestle from bottling our water in the Gorge – celebrate Earth Day by helping get her elected to City Hall! This is the last weekend before ballots go out.

WHAT: Drop literature -OR- Canvass door-to-door for Julia DeGraw
WHEN: Sunday, April 22
TIMES: 11:00am-2:00pm -OR- 12:30-3:30
WHERE: 2231 SE Ash St.

“Julia DeGraw has pushed hard for real environmental progress for years – Portland needs that, and in fact the world does too.”
– Bill McKibben, Founder of 350.org / Climate Expert / Environmentalist

‘Lit drops’ are great for folks who don’t feel like knocking doors – enjoy the fresh air as you take a walk around a Portland neighborhood and leave literature on voters’ doors. Snacks provided!

Location: 2231 SE Ash St.

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.

Location: Bison Coffeehouse, 3941 NE Cully Blvd

Saturday April 21, 10 am-1 pm: North Portland Canvass for JoAnn!

This is the final weekend of canvassing before ballots go out on April 25th! These last few weeks before the election are critical. We are a grassroots campaign that relies not on big money donations, but talking to voters in the most impactful way possible: door to door, one on one. To win in May, we need you to volunteer and join our people-powered campaign.

Please RSVP here: http://bit.ly/JoAnnVolunteers

We will launch from 7610 N Westanna Ave. Training will be provided. There will be a light snacks and coffee available.

Questions? Don’t hesitate to contact Field Director Matt McNally at matt@joannforportland.com

Tuesday, April 10, 7-9 pm: Textbank fellow BerniePDXers to GOTV!

The Political Revolution is alive and well in Portland! Come text bank fellow BerniePDX members to get out the vote for the awesome candidates we’ve endorsed!

Please bring your phone (or laptop if you have texting capabilities) and feel free to order a beer or food (vegan & GF options on menu) from McMenamins for while you’re sending out texts.
Let’s make sure Progressives turn out in droves for the 2018 primary!

Location: Backstage Bar, 3702 SE Hawthorne

Saturday, April 7, 10 am – 1pm: BerniePDX Joint Canvass for JoAnn & Kayse

Bernie PDX is holding a joint canvass for endorsed candidates Jo Ann Hardesty for Portland City Council and Kayse Jama for State Senate District 24! Come join us to tell our community about these TWO amazing progressive candidates who will not only represent us, but will amplify the voices of our neighbors. Come let people know they can vote for two candidates who will work WITH us to solve the problems that our community faces every day.

Bring your walking shoes, your friends, your family, and we’ll provide the materials and any training you might need. We’ll also provide snacks! See you there!

You can learn more about Kayse Jama at https://www.kaysejama.com/

You can learn more about Jo Ann Hardesty at https://joannforportland.com/

Saturday, April 7 & Sunday, April 8 @ 12:30: Literature drops OR Canvass Door-to-Door with 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.

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

Tuesday, March 20, 7-9 pm: We Can Flip Congress Mailing Party with Dorothy

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.

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 7-9 pm: County Commissioner Candidates with BerniePDX

BerniePDX will welcome county commissioner candidates who have completed our questionnaire and been invited to speak. Bring your questions! Find out what their vision of the future is and how they align with your values. An endorsement poll will be sent out after the meeting!

ABOUT MARIA GARCIA
Mother, business owner, social justice activist, Co chair of the New Portlanders Policy Commission and dedicated advocate to communities of color.

ABOUT SUSHEELA JAYAPAL
Susheela was born in India, and grew up in Singapore and Indonesia. She came to the United States in 1979, at the age of 16, to attend college. Her parents believed that a good education was the cornerstone of a good life, and they used all of their extra income and savings to make sure Susheela received that education. Susheela is an attorney and a community advocate. As an attorney, Susheela represented the government in taking on corrupt and negligent bank officers during the fiscal crisis of the 1980s, provided free legal services to people seeking political asylum in the U.S., and worked on improving labor conditions at factories in Southeast Asia. As a community advocate, she has supported our public schools; worked to improve access to reproductive healthcare; and has challenged the power structure in our local arts institutions to ensure that public dollars are invested in communities of color. She will bring to the Multnomah County Commission her personal experience as an immigrant, a woman of color, and a mom; and her professional experience moving large institutions to make things better for those with the least power.

ABOUT SHARON MAXWELL
I’m excited to launch my campaign for County Commissioner, District 2, as a champion of everyday people and those who have been historically left behind, discounted, marginalized, and not represented.We can do better and we will do it together. You can’t lead people or work with people where you haven’t been willing to go yourself, I’m the candidate that has lived in the neighborhood, built the buildings, run the business, housed the homeless, worked with the young adults to achieve brighter futures, given jobs to the overlooked, and reached out to our entire community.

ABOUT SHABBA WOODLEY
Authentic leadership that is not beholden to for-profit interest is what I want to bring to the leadership of Washington County. As someone who has experienced most of the pressing issues in the county, I bring the perspective of not only understanding the issues but a deeper insight that allows me to feel the urgency for a resolution. My key issues that I want to tackle are Affordable housing, County services, and sustainable growth. I believe that investing focus and energy into the things that county citizens need is the best way to keep our community growing at a healthy pace. I envision a future where leadership is there to promote the welfare of the community, leadership that is not bought, and elected leadership that understands that they are the servants to the people’s best interest.

Location: Watershed Bldg, 5040 SE Milwaukie Ave.

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 7-9pm: BerniePDX Metro Candidate Endorsement

On Wednesday, February 21st, come out to hear progressive candidate Dana Carstensen, who is running for Metro Council District 4.

How does Dana plan to shape policies impacting your lives, including housing, transportation, waste management, and lifting up the voices of historically underserved communities? Will he take corporate money in his campaign? Bring your questions!

We will also discuss the HOPE amendment that the Oregon House just passed in favor of universal affordable healthcare in Oregon.

Location: Watershed Bldg, 5040 SE Milwaukie Ave.

Sunday, Feb. 18, 7-9 pm: Film Screening: Big Pharma

Big Pharma: Market Failure explores the problem of extreme drug prices in the US and how drug cost impacts on the public, on businesses and the overall US economy.

Doors open at 6:30pm, film starts at 7pm and will be followed by a Q & A discussion with state representative Rob Nosse, who has championed prescription drug legislation here in Oregon. Tickets are $5-20 sliding scale.

Hosted by the Portland Jobs with Justice Healthcare Committee.
Co-sponsored by KBOO, Health Care for All Oregon, Main Street Alliance of Oregon, Physicians for a National Health Program, Nurses for Single Payer, Portland DSA, and BerniePDX.

Location: Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton St.

Wednesday, Feb. 7, 7-9 pm: Meet the Candidates to Replace Rod Monroe

Meet the candidates vying to replace Senator Rod Monroe in Senate District 24: Kayse Jama & Shemia Fagan.

Ask them your questions, hear about why they’re running, and their plans for our state! Afterwards, we’ll send out an endorsement poll via email for you to cast your vote.

ABOUT KAYSE JAMA:

Kayse Jama, Executive Director of Unite Oregon, was born into a nomad family in Somalia. He left when the civil war erupted, and finally found sanctuary in Portland. From 2005 to 2007, he trained immigrant and refugee community leaders in five Western states—Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Utah and Idaho—under a prestigious New Voices Fellowship at Western States Center. He has been awarded the Skidmore Prize for outstanding young nonprofit professionals (2007), the Oregon Immigrant Achievement Award from Oregon chapter of the Immigration Lawyers Association (2008), the 2009 Loweein Trust Award, which is presented yearly to “that person who demonstrated the greatest contribution to assisting the poor and underprivileged in Portland,” and the 2012 Portland Peace Prize.

ABOUT SHEMIA FAGAN:

As a mom and a civil rights attorney, Shemia has a proven record of standing up for working families with an unparalleled sense of urgency. Oregon’s greatest challenges like housing, education, and healthcare are more than just empty statistics for Shemia. For most of Shemia’s childhood her mother was homeless in East Portland. She was raised by her father who struggled to provide food and healthcare. Thanks to great Oregon schools, Shemia was able to put herself through college and law school. Her first legal job was as a pro-bono attorney for Oregonian’s facing evictions to ensure that their rights were being upheld. On the David Douglas school board and in the Oregon House Shemia lead the fight to protect Oregonians’ healthcare, raise the minimum wage, and fully fund our schools. Today, Shemia is running to bring that fight to the Oregon Senate on behalf of East Portland.

Location: Watershed Bldg, 5040 SE Milwaukie Ave.

Saturday, Jan. 20, 7:30 – 9:30 pm: BerniePDX Goes to the Theater

One year exactly into the Trump presidency, spend the night with your fellow BerniePDXers at one of our members, Joe Jatcko’s new political comedy, THE HIGH CAPTAIN. In these times of endless negativity, spend an evening among friends, laughing, discussing, and growing stronger as a community. Group-rate tickets only $5! Money will be collected at Tuesday’s (1/9) meeting.

Location: Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

Tuesday, Jan. 16, 6:45 – 9:15 pm: Meet the Potential BerniePDX City Council Candidates!

Meet the potential BerniePDX Portland City Council candidates of 2018: Jo Ann Hardesty (Pos. 3), Julia DeGraw (Pos. 2), & Andrea Valderrama (Pos. 3)! Ask them your questions, and hear about their plans for our City! We’re meeting in a different location this time: Waverly Heights Church, 3300 SE Woodward St.

ABOUT ANDREA VALDERRAMA:

Andrea Valderrama is a community leader, a first-generation Peruvian American, a mom, and the first person of color to serve on the David Douglas School Board. Her family came to the United States from Peru as political refugees and worked as day laborers when they arrived in the United States. After her mom survived domestic violence, Andrea grew up in a single parent household and experienced housing and economic instability. She helped support her family by cleaning houses after school and put herself through college, earning a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon. Today, Andrea lives in outer East Portland with her partner, two-year old daughter, and rescue dog. As a City Commissioner, her top priorities will include taking immediate action to address our housing crisis, community safety and the livability of our neighborhoods, and increasing the number of good paying jobs in Portland so families can stay, grow, and thrive here. Learn more at valderrama4pdx.com.

ABOUT JULIA DeGRAW:

Julia DeGraw is running for Portland City Council (Position 2) because it’s time for City Hall to prioritize the needs of the people over developer profits, corporate interests, and complacent politicians. Julia has a history of winning campaigns that do this, like preventing Nestlé from bottling public water in the Gorge. Join Julia in creating a bold future for Portland that includes a home for everyone in need, living wage jobs & union rights for workers, and permanent Net Neutrality with municipal broadband. Working with people across the city, we will end Portland’s Jim Crow-era at-large election system by creating City Council districts to achieve equitable representation for all. Julia won’t accept contributions from corporations or developers; she stands with the people. Learn more at julia4pdx.com.

ABOUT JO ANN HARDESTY:

After serving in the Navy, Baltimore native Jo Ann Hardesty found her home in Portland, OR when she began community organizing for Oregon’s Black United Fund in 1990. Jo Ann later served in the Oregon House of Representatives from 1995 to 2001, representing North and Northeast Portland. Jo Ann was elected as president of the NAACP Portland Chapter in 2014, after her efforts to revitalize the oldest civil rights group in Portland. She also is currently a member of the East Portland Action Plan and Vice Chair for the board of Human Solutions. As a community leader and activist, Jo Ann has a long history of standing for the city’s most disadvantaged communities for nearly 30 years. She is a firm believer that opportunities to thrive in Portland should not depend on someone’s zip code or background. Jo Ann is the only candidate who proactively challenged incumbent Dan Saltzman for his City Council seat. Her campaign platform focuses on access to government, green and living wage jobs, affordable housing, and police reform. Learn more at joannforportland.com.

–> Can’t make the meeting? Don’t worry, we still want your input! Keep your eyes on your inbox for the BerniePDX candidate endorsement poll.

Location: Waverly Heights Church, 3300 SE Woodward St.

Tuesday, Jan. 9, 7-9 pm: Meet Rachel Prusak for State Representative

Meet the first potential BerniePDX candidate of 2018, Single-Payer advocate Rachel Prusak for State Rep (HD-37)!

Also – bring your ballots! During the second half of the meeting we’ll fill them out together and answer any Qs about Measure 101!

Meet Rachel, ask her your questions, and hear about why she’s running and her plans for our state!

ABOUT RACHEL:

Rachel Prusak is running for State Representative because she cares about people. As a Registered Nurse and proud union member, Rachel has worked on the front lines of healthcare for two decades. Rachel is running for office to help people thrive by ensuring access to affordable healthcare, investing in quality public education, and creating living-wage jobs.

Rachel has administered emergency care in places like Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina; worked in rural communities across the country; and testified on a range of issues in Salem. She is a staunch advocate for Single-Payer universal healthcare.
Learn more at www.RachelForStateRep.com

–> Can’t make the meeting? Don’t worry, we still want your input! Keep your eyes on your inbox for the BerniePDX candidate endorsement poll.

Location: Watershed Building, 5040 SE Milwaukie Ave.

Tuesday, Jan. 2nd, 5-8 pm: Phone Bank for Measure 101 / Yes for Healthcare

The future of public healthcare in Oregon is at stake in a special election on January 23rd! Join BerniePDX to call or text Oregonians and ask them to vote yes on Measure 101!

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Phonebank is from 5-8pm at Oregon AFL-CIO at 3645 SE 32nd Ave (it’s okay to come after 5).

Learn all about Measure 101 at: https://www.facebook.com/YesforHealthcare/

Location: AFL – CIO, 3645 SE 32nd Ave.

Tuesday, December 19, 6:30 – 9 pm: Holiday Party with BerniePDX!

Celebrate the holidays early with BerniePDX! Come to our White Elephant gift swap party, bring a new or lightly used gift to swap or steal with other BerniePDXers! Wrap it first so it’s a mystery! But you don’t need to bring a gift to attend! We’ll have food, drinks, and excellent company.

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Location: Tea Chai Te’s new location – 616 E Burnside.

Saturday, December 16, 10 am-1 pm: BerniePDX Canvas for YES on Measure 101

Did you know there is a Special Election on January 23rd with just one issue on the ballot: Saving healthcare for 1 in 4 Oregonians.

BerniePDX endorsed YES ON HEALTHCARE to save healthcare for over 350,000 Oregonians including over 66,000 kids! Let’s keep healthcare for our friends, families and neighbors. Can you knock on doors on Saturday? We will kick off at 10 am. Whether you have never knocked a door or are a pro you are needed. You will get paired up and ask supportive voters to turn out!

Ballots drop January 3rd. This is the time to get peoples’ attention! Help out BerniePDX and the Yes On Healthcare Coalition!!

RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeuBMTu6lGYi_qNLzQ-Z_fuKEcY4b7EiOzEktPJs3chhB-saA/viewform

Wear Bernie gear! Healthcare is a human right!! As Bernie supporters we are all out for Medicare for All, in Oregon and nationally. Hope to see you Saturday!!

Location: SEIU, 6401 SE Foster Road

Tuesday, December 5, 7-9 pm: Portland People’s Coalition & STAR Voting

We have two exciting speakers about issues that have the potential to change Portland Metro for the better –> with a Residents Bill of Rights, & Ranked Choice Voting (with which Trump wouldn’t have won).

–> Portland People’s Coalition has been meeting with groups across the Metro area to develop a Bill of Rights for all Portlanders that will be used to influence elections, politics, and our lives. They want to hear about what YOU want to see in it! Come learn about it, ask questions, give feedback. Find out how we can help build this organizing effort modeled on Richmond Progressive Alliance (http://www.richmondprogressivealliance.net/). There will be a ratifying convention for the local Bill of Rights in early 2018!

–> Multnomah County has the chance to pilot a new voting method that could change both local and national elections for the better. What if we just voted once in November and the candidate with the most support actually won? What if you knew your vote would make a difference, even if your favorite doesn’t stand a chance? What if you could just be honest and vote your conscience?

STAR Voting is an innovative solution that allows voters to rate each candidate from zero to five, like on Amazon or Yelp reviews. This means that your completed ballot will show how much you like or dislike each candidate, as well as showing your preferences between them. STAR Voting is highly accurate, no matter how many candidates are in the race, so we can level the playing field, eliminate the low turnout, expensive primary, and just have one election day.

Location: Watershed Bldg., 5040 SE Milwaukie Ave.

Tuesday, November 28, 7-9 pm: ICE Resistance, Justice Dems

A NORCOR Resistance organizer will join us to speak and take questions. How can we be in solidarity with this important movement? More info soon here.

We’ll also be joined by a speaker from the Oregon chapter of Justice Democrats! Justice Democrats is an organization dedicated to recruiting and supporting progressive candidates for congressional and senate races. It is a grassroots powered organization with numerous state and local chapters including one here in Oregon. Justice Democrats has endorsed a total of 30 candidates (and counting) for 2018. Come learn what Justice Democrats is all about, the work they’re doing, and what you can do to help!

Location: Watershed Bldg., 5040 SE Milwaukie Ave.

Tuesday, November 14, 7-9 pm: Challenging Wall Street Forestry

Chuck Willer of the Coast Range Association will discuss his recent work on corporate ownership of forests in Oregon and how we can challenge that. More info: http://www.coastrange.org/

Location: Watershed Building, 5040 SE Milwaukie Ave.

Tuesday, November 7, 7-9 pm: Protect Oregon’s Healthcare: Talk with Nico Serra

All Oregonians Deserve High-Quality Healthcare.

Whether you work in a coffee shop or at a construction site, you should be able to access the care that you need at a price that you can afford. With Ballot Measure 101, we will be closer to realizing that than ever before: 95 percent of Oregonians and all children will have access to healthcare if Ballot Measure 101 passes in January. Together, we can make Oregon a healthier place.

Come hear BerniePDXer and healthcare activist and leader Nico Serra on Ballot Measure 101 next Tuesday night.

In addition, come write your post card asking Senator Wyden to co-sponsor Bernie’s Medicare-for-All bill! We’re sending Wyden big stacks each week. We’ll also discuss upcoming local events and more.

Location: Watershed Building, 5040 SE Milwaukie Ave.

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

This is still an ACTION MEETING, we’ll be writing letters to Senator Wyden asking him to co-sponsor Bernie’s new Medicare-for-All bill, and strategizing on lobby visits, language, and other ways to move Wyden and others.

But we’ve also decided to make that a fun social evening, so please note the CHANGE OF VENUE: We’ll be meeting at Migration Brewery! See you there!

Location: Migration Brewery, 2828 NE Glisan St.

Tuesday, September 26, 7-9 pm: BerniePDX talks Medicare for All

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: Watershed Bldg., 5040 SE Milwaukie Ave.

Sunday, September 17, 12-3 pm: BerniePDX 2nd Anniversary End of Summer BBQ!

Please join BerniePDX for our 2nd Anniversary & End of Summer BBQ Potluck! It’s a great way to plug back in to the local movement, get involved for the first time, or celebrate with community! Two of the candidates BerniePDX has helped elect to local office will be present: Rita Moore (PPS Board) and Valdez Bravo (PCC Board) will briefly talk about the beauties and challenges of running and winning as a progressive and how we can continue Bernie’s Political Revolution here in Portland.

For two years BerniePDX has provided a space to learn about and engage in important issues that impact our community and our country. We have much to celebrate: helping elect 6 progressive candidates, helping pass 2 ballot measures, building community, activist & organizer trainings, rallies, phonebanks, canvasses, debate parties, and more! We can’t wait to celebrate our 2nd anniversary with you! Please share & invite your friends on Facebook

Can you bring some food or supplies to the event? Please let us know here: bit.ly/2v4SaMc

Special thanks to 47th Ave Farm for the produce and Tea Chai Te and Dr. Kombucha for donating kombucha and iced tea!

We’ll be making custom BerniePDX shirts! Bring your own or $5 to buy one there.

** BerniePDX is an all-volunteer, grassroots organization. We have no budget. Please consider bringing a few dollars to donate to the event, though it’s not required to attend, eat, and enjoy.

Location: Mt. Scott Park, Site A, SE 72nd and Harold St., Portland

Tuesday, September 12, 7-9 pm: BerniePDX endorsement results, DACA rally and no-Nazi protests reportbacks

Reports on our recent campaign endorsement poll results, the Save DACA Rally and the protests against neo-Nazis. We’ll discuss next steps!

Then, text-bank to invite BerniePDXers to the BBQ on Sept. 17! It’s super easy and fun to do with others (or on your own). Email Robyn@berniepdx.us if you are interested in texting from home.

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

Tuesday, August 29, 7-9 pm: PDX Climate Action, Berner in Oregon Legislature, BBQ

The city wants to spend $450 million on a highway expansion in the Rose Quarter. Come and learn about the impact it will have on the surrounding community, our city, and Portland’s ability to meet its climate goals. Ian from the Working Families Party will come tell us about WFP’s new million jobs campaign! We’ll update everyone on the state legislature race for HD-38 (visit www.BerniePDX.us/hd38 for more info), and the BerniePDX 2nd Anniversary BBQ Potluck! Can you bring something? Visit BerniePDX.us/bbq to sign-up.

As always, we’ll discuss upcoming progressive events. More agenda items to come!
Location: Watershed Bldg., 5040 SE Milwaukie Ave., Portland

Tuesday, August 15, 7-9pm: BerniePDX Meeting w/ Theresa Kohlhoff for HD-38

Come meet our recent BerniePDX-endorsed candidate, Theresa Kohlhoff, who is running for State Representative to replace Ann Lininger in HD-38! We’re hoping the other candidate we endorsed, Neil Simon, can come too!

Theresa will tell us what we can do to help her campaign and get this progressive champion in the legislature – Multnomah and Clackamas County Commissioners will appoint someone to fill the seat next month! Read our endorsement statement at www.berniepdx.us/theresa

Get updates and volunteer to help with our BBQ September 10.
Discussion of current events and how we’re taking action. Other agenda items tbd. Hope to see you there!

* The space has A/C *

Location: Watershed Bldg (which BTW has AC!), 5040 SE Milwaukie Ave., Portland

Tuesday, August 8, 7 – 9 pm: First Amendment Bill, Endorsement Update and More with BerniePDX

Escape the heat & join us to hear about a really important bill in the US Congress that raises serious first amendment concerns – and has support from Democrats like Senator Wyden. According to CREDO, the bill (S. 720/H.R. 1697) is so broad that if the government claims that your decision to boycott a company “furthers or supports” a boycott issued by a group like the United Nations Human Rights Commission, prosecutors could charge you with a felony, huge fines, and sentence you to prison. Learn about this bill and what we can do to help stop it!

We’ll give an update on the Oregon House race to appoint someone to Rep. Ann Lininger’s seat (HD-38), for which BerniePDX sent out a candidate endorsement questionnaire (check it out here: http://bit.ly/2fa6rSz). And we’ll talk about our next potential endorsement!

BerniePDX Anniversary BBQ (on 9/10)! Hear the details of where we’re at so far and next steps! More announcements and events to come!

Location: Watershed Bldg (which BTW has AC!), 5040 SE Milwaukie Ave., Portland

Tuesday, August 1, 7-9pm: Help bring campaign contribution limits to OR w/ BerniePDX!

Sign the ballot petition to put an Oregon constitutional amendment on the 2018 ballot to allow campaign contribution limits in our state! David Delk will update us on this game-changing initiative and how we can help pass it! David will also discuss the efforts to create a public bank in Portland and how this can stimulate the local economy, help insulate us from financial crises, and break our connection to big banks.

We’ll talk about the upcoming BerniePDX Anniversary BBQ and more!

Location: 5040 SE Milwaukie Ave., Portland

Tuesday, July 18, 7-9pm: BerniePDX Meeting: NAFTA Renegotiation, Campaign School Report Back

Trump is planning to renegotiate NAFTA this summer! Oregon Fair Trade Campaign will give us an update and explain how we can be involved in the fight to make NAFTA a good deal for workers and the environment.
Albert Lee recently attended the Black Campaign School in DC! He’s going to give a report back of what he learned about campaigns, running for office, and much more!
Location: 5040 SE Milwaukie Ave. Portland

Tuesday, June 27, 7-9pm: BerniePDX Meeting: New Ballot Initiative & More!

David Carlson will join us to discuss a ballot initiative to allow people to sign ballot petitions online! This would revolutionize the Oregon initiative process and reduce the amount of funding needed to create political change!

More agenda items to come. As always, we’ll talk about upcoming events and ways to get involved! Know of a local event or an important issue? Come share!

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

Tuesday, June 20, 7-9 pm: BerniePDX Reports back from the People’s Summit

Several BerniePDXers attending the People’s Summit in Chicago on June 9-11 will report on what they experienced and what they learned over the weekend. Go to https://www.thepeoplessummit.org/schedule/ to see a schedule of speakers and livestream sessions.

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

Tuesday, June 13, 6-8 pm: BerniePDX supports Dorothy for Congress

Come out to suport Bernie supporter Dorothy Gasque for Congress! Dorothy is a longtime BerniePDX supporter, convention delegate and organizer in the Vancouver area who is now running to represent Washington’s 3rd Congressional District in the US House. http://dorothyforcongress.com/

We will be carpooling there starting at 5 pm, depending on location! Please sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdGtiJt5fYaA_v1a1b5-FirMdBQtSZZUVBynw47nnbMGb8SJQ/viewform?c=0&w=1

Location: Marshall Center, 1009 McLaughlin blvd, Vancouver, Washington

Tuesday, June 6, 7-9 pm: BerniePDX: Constitutional Amendment, Public Banking, Single-Payer Recap

– David Delk will join us to discuss a ballot initiative to amend the Oregon constitution to say that campaign contributions limits are legal (seriously, this is where we’re at with campaign finance reform in this state). He will also talk about the local efforts to create a public banking system! And how we can get involved in these efforts!

–Single-Payer Universal Healthcare Earl Blumenauer Townhall Report Back (Tuesday May 30)

— June 6 Oregon Can’t Wait Budget Rally Report Back (Rally at noon 6/6 in Salem)

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

Tuesday, May 30

No BerniePDx meeting but we encourage you to attend the Universal Health Care Forum with Earl Blumenauer What would Universal health care, Medicare for all, Single Payer mean for you and your family? How can we make these proposals law?

Guest speakers will include:
• T.R. Reid, Author of New York Times Bestseller, “The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper and Fairer Health Care”
• State Senator Michael Dembrow
• State Representative Alissa Keny-Guyer
• Dr. Samuel Metz, Oregon Physicians for a National Health Program
• Dr. Paul Gorman, Health Care for All Oregon (moderator)

Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Seated capacity will be limited at this event. Please plan accordingly.

Location: First Unitarian Church, 1211 SW Main St., Portland

Tuesday, May 23, 7-9 pm: 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!

Location: 5040 SE Milwaukie Ave. Portland

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.

The following candidates and ballot measures have been endorsed by BerniePDX for the May 16th special election:
Rita Moore for Portland Public Schools
Scott Bailey for School Board
Vote Valdez Bravo for PCC Zone 5
Ana del Rocío for David Douglas School Board
Stephanie D. Stephens for David Douglas School Board
Portlanders for Safe and Healthy Schools

Location: 5040 SE Milwaukie Ave. Portland

Saturday, May 6, 3 -6 pm: Phonebanking for BerniePDX and Our Revolution-endorsed Candidates

Let’s turn out in support of local candidates who answered Bernie’s call to run for office and change our system from within!

Location: Watershed, 5040 SE Milwaukie Ave., Portland

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!

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!

BerniePDX Endorsements for May 16, 2017 Election: http://berniepdx.us/our-endorsees/

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

Sunday, April 23, 1 – 4:30 pm: Canvass for BerniePDX Endorsees Valdez Bravo for PCC & Rita Moore for Portland Schools!

Join BerniePDX to drop literature on target doors for our endorsees, Valdez Bravo for PCC & Rita Moore for Portland Public Schools! Ballots go out THIS WEEK, so now’s the time to volunteer — and help make history!

Valdez Bravo would be the first Latino EVER on the PCC Board of Directors! He’d be the first board member who both attended AND taught at PCC! He’d also be the only veteran on the board! Learn more at VoteValdezBravo.com.

Rita Moore is the Single mom of a Portland Public Schools graduate. She has been involved as both a parent and an advocate for over fifteen years on various committees in PPS. Rita is both a first generation high school and college graduate! Learn more at MooreForSchools.com.

Details:
– WHEN: Sunday, April 23, 1:00pm.
– WHERE: Meet at AFT Oregon, 10228 SW Capitol Hwy. to get turf, literature, & snacks.
– DEBRIEF: 4:30pm at Old Market Pub (it’s family-friendly), 6959 SW Multnomah Blvd.

Location: AFT Oregon, 10228 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland

Friday, April 21st, 6-8 pm: Resistance Talks! Candidate Forum on Public Education – Support BerniePDX endorsees!

Support BerniePDX endorsees Rita Moore, Valdez Bravo, and Scott Bailey at this candidate forum! Our second Resistance Talks is focused on Public Education, hearing specifically from candidates for Portland Public Schools and PCC Zone 5. Our forum will cover a diversity of education concerns, including the school to prison pipeline, school vouchers, DACA, and school funding.

Candidates include:
PPS Zone 4: Rita Moore, Jamila Singleton Munson
PPS Zone 5: Scott Bailey, Virginia La Forte
PPS Zone 6: Julia Brim Edwards, Josie Simonis
PCC Zone 5: Valdez Bravo, Moses Ross

Location: PCC Cascade Auditorium, 705 N Killingsworth St, Portland
Suggested donation is $5.

Tuesday, April 18, 7-9 pm: BerniePDX Candidate Forum for DDS

Join BerniePDX to hear from Ana Del Rocio Valderrama and Stephanie D. Stephens, progressive candidates 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! Come ask them your questions about the future of public schools in East Portland!

There are TONS of important events coming up at the end of April — come learn about them, and share your own!

Location: Watershed Bldg, 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!

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!

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

Tuesday, March 21, 7-9pm: Lobby Training with 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 you 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!

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

Tuesday, March 14, 7-9pm: Bernie PDX will be joining Milenio for their networking event! Policy Network – Let’s Gather Together

“Movements are built by the formation of new relationships among people,”

Policy Network event will bring together Civic entrepreneurs, leading politicians, policy-makers, academic experts and political activist to consider the future politics in Oregon and support our emerging generation of Milennials. This event will be providing opportunities for Latino Millennials from Oregon to exchange views, build networks, develop leadership skills, and deepen knowledge of regional issues with a progressive vision. Crear una sinergia que respalde nuestros fundamentos, principios y convicciones es primero, colectividad en movimiento!

Location: Barrio, 7238 SE Foster, Portland

Tuesday, March 7, 7 – 9 pm: BerniePDX Local Candidate Endorsement + raise corporate taxes in OR

Our very own Dorothy Gasque is running for United States Congress – representing Washington’s 3rd Congressional District – just over the river. This is an exciting opportunity to change the makeup of Congress by replacing a seat currently held by a Republican with a Berniecrat Democrat.

Dorothy is a third generation public servant. She served eight years in the U.S. Army, deploying to Iraq in 2005 with an otherwise all male combat unit. Dorothy worked tirelessly for Bernie across Washington, where she registered voters, doubled the caucus turnout and built up an amazing network of volunteers. She built the Goldfinch Movement which is Western Washington’s version of BerniePDX. Then she crossed the river to help Bernie win in Oregon. Come hear her speak as she seeks our endorsement.

Also, the A Better Oregon coalition’s Matthew Tannenbaum will be coming to speak about post-Measure 97 and the continued fight for a substantial revenue increase by way of corporate taxation. Learn more about this issue and how you can get involved!

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

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 7-9 pm: Bernie PDX PPS Candidate Endorsement, Health Care for All Oregon, & More!

We will hear from Portland Public School Zone 4 School Board candidate Rita Moore, who is seeking a BerniePDX endorsement! Rita is a grassroots candidate like Bernie, and her opponent supports charter schools. With charter school leader Betsy DeVos in charge of public education, it’s more important than ever that we elect progressives to the school board at the local level!

To learn more about Rita, visit her website at http://www.mooreforschools.com/

Also joining us will be a representative from “Health Care for All Oregon” to give an update on Single-Payer Universal Health Care in Oregon and their upcoming Blues Fest!

Health Care for All Oregon: http://hcao.org/

As always, we will let you know about upcoming progressive events in the area!

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

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!

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

Tuesday, February 14th, 7-9pm: Valentine’s for Bernie Social

Hang out and connect with fellow progressives over drinks and food this Valentine’s Day! We’ll make “Valentines” for Bernie and then send them to his Senate office! Feel free to bring extra materials if you’re able (but NO glitter)!

Location: Migration Brewing, 2828 NE Glisan St, Portland

Tuesday, February 7th, 6:00: Bernie Sanders v. Ted Cruz debate watching party with Portland Democratic Socialists of America

Join us over beer and food as we watch Bernie debate Ted Cruz about the future of Obamacare. RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/637455903107610/

Location: Velocult, 1969 NE 42nd Ave, Portland

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

Tuesday, Jan. 17, 7-9 pm: BerniePDX Art Night!

Join us for an evening of art: we’ll be making banners and signs for upcoming rallies (Rise up and Resist Fascism on Jan. 20 + Women’s March the next day), and you can also bring your own ideas and projects. We’ll have some supplies, but if you have stencils, cardboard, markers, paint, glitter, etc. and you don’t mind sharing, please bring them!

Location: Watershed, 5040 SE Milwaukie Ave., Portland

Tuesday, Jan. 10, 7-9 pm: 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 Sentaor 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.

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

RSVP to J20 Rally here:  Rise Up and Resist Fascism

Location: Watershed, 5040 SE Milwaukie Ave., Portland

Tuesday, Jan. 3, 7-9 pm: New Year Social w/ BerniePDX

Join BerniePDX to hang out, connect, and converse about how we can continue our revolution in this new year! There’s good food and drinks available for purchase. Tuesday, Jan. 3rd @ 7pm at Migration Brewing Company!

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1385503748169163/

Location: Migration Brewing Company, 2828 NE Glisan St, Portland OR 97232

Tuesday, Dec. 13, 7:00 -9:00pm – 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!

Location: Watershed, 5040 SE Milwaukie Ave. Portland

Tuesday, Nov. 29, 7:00-9:00pm: Bernie PDX Meeting – Next Steps Continued

We will continue to discuss next steps and how to fight back in this new political environment. Bring your ideas and positive energy. Announcements of upcoming events will be shared at the end of the meeting.

Location: Watershed, 5040 SE Milwaukie Ave. Portland

Tuesday, Nov. 8, 7:00pm: ELECTION NIGHT PARTY WITH BERNIE PDX, CHLOE EUDALY, & JAMES OFSINK!

BerniePDX is invited to spend Election Night with two of the candidates we endorsed and supported, Chloe Eudaly for City Council and James Ofsink for Senate District 21! Come out to watch the results roll in and celebrate the hard work we’ve done to build a political revolution in Portland and beyond!

*** Please RSVP so you can get in at: tiny.cc/electionparty ***

WHERE: Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison St.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 8 at 7:00pm

In the meantime, please volunteer to help Chloe and James WIN! Visit chloeforportland.com/volunteer or www.ofsink.today to sign-up!

Saturday, Oct. 29, 12:00-3:00pm: Volunteer for Chloe Eudaly with Bernie PDX

Join Bernie PDX to door-hanger for Chloe Eudaly for PDX City Council! It’s super easy, you don’t even have to talk to voters!

We must drop 50,000 pieces of literature for Chloe to have the best chance of winning! Please help us reach this goal! * ELECTION COUNTDOWN: 10 DAYS *

We’ll be leaving the most unique piece of campaign literature Portland has ever seen, the powerful Rent Crisis comic, on target voters’ door knobs to encourage them to vote for Chloe!

Volunteers will get free Chloe shirts, lawn signs, buttons, and a free ticket to her Halloween Party on Sunday!

DETAILS:
Meet at Watershed (5040 SE Milwaukie Ave.) at 12:00pm on Saturday, Oct. 29. We’ll carpool from there to a target area in SE Portland! We should be back by around 3:30pm.

It’s time to change the the priorities of our City Council, and Chloe is the person to tip the scales in our favor!
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ABOUT CHLOE:

There are two candidates currently running for City Council. Come help elect the only one who doesn’t take money from Comcast, property management firms, wealthy developers, or the fossil fuel industry!

Chloe will fight for rent stabilization and just cause evictions for tenants, and a healthy environment for all. Chloe would be the only City Commissioner who lives on the Eastside, the only small business owner, and the 8th woman ever elected to the Council.

Learn more about Chloe at chloeforportland.com
Find out why Bernie PDX endorsed Chloe at tiny.cc/2016endorse

Questions? Contact Robyn@BerniePDX.us

Tuesday, Nov. 1, 6:00-9:00pm: Measure 97 Canvass with Bernie PDX

Come Canvass with your BerniePDX friends for Measure 97 and change the entire state of Oregon!

Measure 97 is a proposal to better fund Oregon’s schools, health care and senior services by increasing the minimum tax for large and out-of-state corporations with more than $25 million in annual Oregon sales. When BerniePDX helps pass Measure 97, Oregon will no longer be the state that keeps cutting school funding, health care and senior services, as we allow large multinational corporations to pay little or no taxes.

Oregon can be a state that can afford to take care of its people. We really need you to come out and canvass with us!

Large corporations like Comcast and Wells Fargo are paying millions of dollars in ads to defeat us. We can win this! But we need people power so come out with BerniePDX and canvass Sellwood! Location: Watershed, 5040 SE Milwuakie Ave. Portland

Wednesday, Nov. 2, 6:00-8:00pm: Volunteer for James Ofsink for Senate District 21 (SE Portland, Milwaukie, Salem)

Come hang with James and volunteer for his campaign! Watershed PDX, 5040 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland.

Tuesday, Oct. 25, 6:00-9:00 pm: Bernie PDX Volunteer Event for James Ofsink for Oregon Senate District 21 (SE Portland & Milwaukie)!

* THE BALLOTS HAVE DROPPED! * Join us to canvass, stuff envelopes, write letters to the editor, or phonebank to help elect James Ofsink to the Oregon legislature! James is a Berniecrat who will fight for single-payer universal healthcare, getting big money out of politics, meaningful action on climate, and making government accountable to the people. If these issues are important to you, come out and support James so he can change Oregon politics for the better! 

James’ opponent, Kathleen Taylor, is funded by Comcast, Wall Street, Nike, the healthcare lobby, and polluters. She doesn’t support universal healthcare, campaign finance reform, or furthering the bold, progressive agenda that Bernie popularized.

Come volunteer for James to continue the Political Revolution in Oregon! Location: 5040 SE Milwaukie Ave. Portland

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 6:00-9:00pm: Bernie PDX Volunteer Event for Our 2016 Endorsees!

Join us to volunteer for Bernie PDX endorsees!

Come hang with awesome people while you…

– Stuff envelopes for Chloe Eudaly for PDX City Council!
– Write letters to the Portland City Council urging them to vote YES on Amanda Fritz’s campaign finance reform proposal!
– Phonebank for Honest Elections Multnomah County/Yes on 26-184 to pass campaign finance limits!
– Write Letters to the Editor in support of single-payer healthcare and getting money out of politics for James Ofsink, candidate for Oregon Senate District 21!

…or something else you can think of!

Election Day is in THREE WEEKS! See you there! Location: 5040 SE Milwaukie Ave. Portland

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 5:00-9:00pm: Bernie PDX Lawn Sign Canvass  for Honest Elections Multnomah County (Yes on Measure 26-184)

Stop by to pick up supplies, and then carpool on a lawn sign canvass for Honest Elections Multnomah County/Yes on 26-184! Come help pass $500 campaign finance limits in Multnomah County. There are currently NO campaign finance limits in Oregon, so passing this measure in Oregon’s most populous county would be HUGE! Visit honest-elections.com for more info about Measure 26-184. Watershed PDX, 5040 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, Oregon 97202

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 6:00-9:00pm: Bernie PDX Phonebank and Meeting with Chloe Eudaly

7:30pm: Bernie PDX voted to endorse Chloe Eudaly for Portland City Council, and she’s coming to our Tuesday meeting! Like Bernie, Chloe will work solely in the interests of the people, because she doesn’t take money from corporations, wealthy developers, or fossil fuel interests, unlike her opponent Steve Novick. Join us to hear about how Chloe will bring Bernie’s values to Portland! Suggested donation of $10, but it’s not required for attendance. Learn more about Chloe at ChloeForPortland.com.

6:00pm: Help keep the revolution going by phonebanking to local Bernie supporters about upcoming events! Many don’t know that the movement has continued post-Bernie! (Interested in calling from home? Contact Robyn@BerniePDX.us) Watershed PDX, 5040 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, Oregon 97202

Saturday, Sept. 24, 12:00-4:00pm: Envelope Stuffing Party for Chloe Eudaly Round 2!

Ballots go out in FIVE WEEKS!

There are two candidates currently running for City Council. Come help elect the only one who doesn’t take money from Comcast, property management firms, wealthy developers, or the fossil fuel industry!

Chloe will fight for rent stabilization and just cause evictions for tenants, and a healthy environment for all. She’d be the only City Commissioner who lives on the Eastside! We have to change the the priorities of our City Council, and Chloe is the person to tip the scales in our favor.

Spend Saturday afternoon working to save our city! There will be music, snacks, and excellent company. Watershed PDX 5040 SE Milwaukie Ave. Portland

Tuesday, Sept. 20, 5:00-8:00pm: Bernie PDX hosts Brand New Congress Live Stream

In June, former Bernie Sanders campaign staffers and volunteers created an organization called Brand New Congress, with the goal of electing a progressive congress in 2018. Join us for this live steam kick-off event to learn more about BNC.

Location: McMenamins Ringlers Pub, 1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

Sunday, Sept. 18, 12:00-4:00pm: Bernie PDX Envelope Stuffing Party for Chloe Eudaly for Portland City Council

Join Bernie PDX to volunteer for Chloe Eudaly for Portland City Council to help get the word out about Chloe’s candidacy! We’ll be helping with mailers — one of the simplest but most important campaign tasks.

Spend Sunday afternoon hanging out with great people and making a difference in your community! We’ll have some snacks, feel free to bring some to share if you’d like. We’ll be there from 12-4, please stop by to help change our city!

Location: Watershed PDX, 5040 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 6:00-9:00pm: Bernie PDX Weekly Phonebank and Meeting 
6:00pm: Help keep the revolution going by phonebanking to local Bernie supporters about upcoming events! Many don’t know that the movement has continued post-Bernie! (Want to phonebank from home? Contact Robyn@BerniePDX.us)

7:30pm: We’ll be joined by a local activist who has driven to North Dakota to drop off food for the Dakota Pipeline protesters! She’ll discuss what’s going on there. Please bring shelf-stable food or water to the meeting for her next trip to the Dakota protesters if you can!

We’ll also talk about upcoming events and give a recap on the Portland City Council campaign finance hearing at 7pm on 9/8 at Matt Dishman Community Center, Chloe Eudaly’s campaign kick-off on 9/10 in Lents Park, 1-3pm, James Ofsink’s events at Watershed, and more!
Location: Watershed PDX, 5040 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, Oregon 97202
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PAST LOCAL EVENTS

Thursday, November 1, 1pm-9:15pm: 2018 Collins Summit: Human Migration: Claiming Roots in an Uprooted World

This year’s summit will explore the causes, challenges and opportunities of human migration in an increasingly global society. Join a diverse group of refugees, immigrants, advocates and scholars to develop an informed and compassionate approach to human migration both within and across borders. The summit will include an afternoon seminar with a plenary and workshop sessions followed by an evening lecture by The Rev. Dr. David Vásquez-Levy, President of the Pacific School of Religion, and Ellen Rosenblum, Oregon Attorney General. [$$]

Location: Concordia University, 2811 NE Holman St., Portland

Wednesday, October 24, 6:30 – 8:30pm: Ballot discussion with Vegan Pizza and Beer

JOIN US FOR A FUN EVENING OF PIZZA, BEER AND A LIVELY CONVERSATION ABOUT VOTING!

Join your fellow vegans as we discuss our ballots together and become more informed voters. This ballot has several exciting races and is jam-packed with ballot initiatives. Everyone is welcome to share their opinions and ask questions of the group. Bring your ballot and voter’s guide if you can. If you want, you can fill out your ballot at the event, but there is no pressure to. This is about exchanging ideas and educating each other. Who better to discuss the issues with than others who have chosen a compassionate diet. And of course it is nice to have an evening with friends, eat Rudy’s delicious pizza and have a beer!

Location: Rudy’s Gourmet Pizza, 2443 SE Powell Blvd.

Saturday, October 20, 5:30-9pm: She is Beautiful When She’s Angry + Q&A

Enlightening evening and terrific food and drink! This is a night of intergenerational learning and activism to protect a women’s right to choose. Movie + Meet activist and artist, Dr. Judith Arcana. She was part of the Jane Collective or Jane, officially known as the Abortion Counseling Service of Women’s Liberation. ($$)

Location: Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 NE 40th Ave.

Thursday, Sept. 20, 5:30-8:30pm: Bob Callahan’s Fall Campaign Kick Off

Please join us for Bob Callahan’s fall campaign kick off! Bob has been endorsed by BerniePDX for Multnomah County Judge Position 30. There will be beer, wine, food + entertainment. All are welcome! Please RSVP on Facebook or at electbobcallahan@gmail.com

Location: Lucky Lab, 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

Thursday, September 20, 5-9pm: No on M106 Night

We’re facing an anti-choice measure on the ballot this Fall in Oregon. If passed, M106 would change our State Constitution to prohibit abortion coverage for an estimated 250,000 people who receive health care through the Oregon Health Plan and 77,344 public employees. We’re here to let people know we’re voting NO on M106 to protect abortion access for all in Oregon! We need everyone getting the message out!

Come learn more about volunteer opportunities and stand with us to vote NO on M106! There will be hot sauce for sale & NWAAF Swag, and a raffle, and 10% of sales will be donated to NWAAF!

Location: The Florida Room, 435 N Killingsworth St.

Sunday, September 16, 12-3pm: Labor Canvass for JoAnn!

Let’s celebrate the coalition of labor unions that have endorsed our campaign with a special labor canvass launch from the Portland Association of Teachers Headquarters! This will be a great event where you can hear from leaders in the Oregon labor movement, enjoy food and beverages, and take the grassroots action we need from our supporters win this election in November.

Please RSVP here for the Labor Canvass: http://bit.ly/Volunteer4JoAnn

Location: Portland Association of Teachers, 345 NE 8th Ave.

Sunday, September 16, 2-5pm: Down with 105! Rally and March for a Real Sanctuary State!

This will be a non-violent, disciplined, and united action that will begin with a rally downtown and march to the ICE office where we will boldly demonstrate for our demands. This is only the beginning – from here we must build a sustained and united movement to defend and expand rights for immigrants and workers in Oregon and beyond! We need all hands on deck!

Location: Terry Schrunk Plaza, 364 SW Madison

Thursday, September 13, 7-8:30pm: No to Measure 105 Info and Training Night!

Together, action groups of SURJ PDX have recently endorsed the Oregonians United Against Profiling campaign to fight against and give a strong NO to Measure 105, upcoming on the November ballot.

Bring your dinner, bring your friends and neighbors, and find ways to strategically plug into the campaign with us.

For more information on the Campaign to say NO to Measure 105 visit the NO on 105: Oregonians United Against Profiling Facebook Page for upcoming events and further ways to plug in.

Location: Augustana Lutheran Church, 2710 NE 14th Ave.

Sunday, September 9, 3-5pm: Slutwalk Portland 2018

Our peaceful event is welcome to all ages, abilities, races and genders. Community gathering helps us to heal the traumas inflicted by this current administration, but we have to do more than walk and talk. We will be hosting a voter registration booth just in time for the Oregon general elections, because rad things get done when we oppressed workers unite to do them.

LGBTQI rights matter. Reproductive rights matter. Black Lives Matter. Sex Work is Real Work.

Location: PSU Park Blocks

Saturday, September 8, 12-4pm: Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice

Oregon Just Transition Alliance invites you to join us on September 8th and Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice in Oregon. In Oregon, frontline communities have endorsed an intersectional climate justice platform: we oppose construction of fossil fuel infrastructure, we oppose hateful policies like Measure 105, and we support frontline leaders developing solutions that change the rules and drawdown wealth and power, like the Portland Clean Energy Fund. Across the country, and around the world, our communities will Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice and we will Rise for Climate Action–aimed at communicating to global and local leaders that a strong US climate movement exists and that the time has come to hold our leaders accountable.

Location: Glenhaven Park, NE 82nd and Siskiyou St.

Sunday, September 2, 12-3pm: Sunday Canvass for Jo Ann!

Please RSVP here: http://bit.ly/JoAnnVolunteers

Location: 8917 SE Stark Street

Saturday, September 1, 10-1pm: Southeast Brunch and Canvass for JoAnn!

Join #TeamJoAnn for a light brunch and canvass in Southeast Portland this Saturday! These 1 on 1 conversations are the key to us winning the election, so come on out to join our grassroots effort and let’s get Jo Ann elected to the Portland City Council!

Please RSVP here: http://bit.ly/JoAnnVolunteers Training will be provided. Questions? Don’t hesitate to contact Field Director Matt McNally at matt@joannforportland.com

Location: 5517 SE 65th Ave., Portland

Sunday, August 26, 12-3pm: Sunday Canvass for Jo Ann!

Despite being severely outspent in the primary, our people powered campaign finished in first because we reached out directly to tens of thousands of voters at their door. With more than twice as many voters expected to cast a ballot in the upcoming November election, we have to ramp up this winning strategy to ensure victory!

Join #TeamJoAnn every Sunday at noon in August at our new campaign headquarters at the Filipino American Center in Montavilla. Together we can prove the power of grassroots, progressive campaigning throughout Portland!

Please RSVP here: http://bit.ly/JoAnnVolunteers

Location: 8917 SE Stark Street

Sunday, August 26, 12-7pm: 41st Annual Middle East Festival

Experience the food, dance and faith of the #MiddleEast. #Free #KLIROS concert at 2 pm and 4 pm. Traditional #dance at 3 pm & 5 pm. #Church tours, #food, children’s activities, #bookstore and #silent_auction throughout the day. #Chicken_Kabab #Gyros #Falafel #Italian_Soda and many other #pastries will be available including #Baklava

Location: Saint George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 2101 NE 162nd Ave.

Thursday, August 23, 12-1pm: Patient Defender Info-Picketing at Kaiser

Calling all #PatientDefenders and community supporters! Join OFNHP in standing up for quality care and good jobs for our community. We’re in contract negotiations right now with Kaiser Permanente and we’re bargaining on behalf of our patients to win safe staffing and workloads and to protect fair wages and working conditions.

Wear RED t-shirt, RED scrubs, or anything RED you’ve got!

Where: Kaiser Permanente Interstate Campus, meet at the corner of N Interstate Ave and N Overlook, and bring your friends, family, colleagues and neighbors!

Tuesday, August 14, 7-9pm: Candidate Forum

Portland’s first African American Female City Council member. Race talks, opportunities for dialog. Featuring Jo Ann Hardesty and Loretta Smith.

Location: McMenamins Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd Ave.

August 2018: One Million Flames National Solidarity Vigil

We cannot tolerate the continued violence against our communities – join us for mass vigils so that we can unite our spirits and voices, and fight for a world where immigrant children, families and people are free to live without fear. No one is illegal here.

We welcome all to share music, readings, and hold space in solidarity.

Abolish ICE PDX Mass Vigils held every Sunday, Tuesday and Friday:
Sundays, 6pm @ Hollywood MAX Transit Center
Tuesdays, 6pm @ Tanner Springs Park
Fridays, 8pm @ ICE (4130 SW Macadam)

Thursday, August 9, 7-9pm: Undocumented: Film with Discussion

One man’s journey from what was once called “the most dangerous city in the world” – Medellin, Colombia – to Princeton and Harvard Medical School to become one of the top cardiac surgeons in New York State. As a 13 year-old, he and his 11 year-old brother traveled with 10 adult strangers in a tiny wooden boat through the treacherous Bermuda Triangle during hurricane season to join his parents in America, from whom they had been separated for years. Suggested $10-20, all proceeds will go to support Immigrant Legal Aid and KBOO Community Radio. No one turned away for lack of funds!

Location: Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton St.

Wednesday, August 8, 5:30-8pm: Bus Project’s Sweet 16 Birthday Party at Dig A  Pony (free)

Can you believe it?! It’s our 16th sweet year of building political power for young people, and to celebrate we’re throwing a party! Join us and several generations of Bus Family to honor the legacy and build momentum for what’s next. Just by being there you support our work: our friends at Dig A Pony are generously donating a portion of their proceeds from party day.

Location: Dig A Pony, 736 SE Grand Ave.

Wednesday, August 8, 6-8pm: Hot Topics on the Campaign Trail

Do you want to hear about the tough issues facing candidates this election season? Are you interested in knowing how candidates approach challenging conversations on the campaign trail? If yes, than this is the workshop for you! Open to all who support a strong workers movement. Requested donation of $10 to cover dinner. Kids are always welcome.

Location: AFL-CIO, 3645 SE 32nd Ave.

Monday, August 6, 6-7pm: Facing America’s Nuclear Legacy

Join us on Monday, August 6th  in remembering the victims of the August 6th and August 9th, 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, learning about the impacts of nuclear weapons testing in the Pacific Islands, and taking action for nuclear disarmament. Speakers will discuss the lasting cultural and human health impacts of decades of nuclear weapons testing in the Pacific Islands, recent developments in the nuclear weapons situation between the United States and North Korea, the toxic cycle of nuclear weapons production, and more. This event, which is free and open to the public, will also feature musical performances, including taiko drumming ensemble Unit Souzou, as well as opportunities for YOU to take action.

Location: Japanese American Historical Plaza (NW Naito Parkway and Couch Street)

Saturday, August 4, 11:30-4pm: Stop the Hate!

Joey Gibson’s Patriot Prayer has been importing racists and xenophobes from around the country to harass, intimidate and brutalize the people of Portland. Their events invite a toxic brew of violence and hatred to spill out into the streets, threatening vulnerable communities. Meanwhile, the City shrugs and lets them attack with impunity. On August 4th, Patriot Prayer will rally again. Are we going to let this continue?

Location: Portland City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Ave.

Saturday, August 4, 11am-4pm: Portland Iranian Festival

Please join us in celebrating the 19th Annual Iranian Festival on Saturday, August 4th from 11am-4pm, in the South Park Blocks-PSU! The Festival’s theme this year is to honor the amazing women and artists that have contributed so much to our rich cultural heritage. This year the stage will be featuring the world-renowned Rahim Shahriari, the Eshta Divas dance group, DJ Nima, and the fantastic artists and business owners of our own community. There will be lots of Persian cuisines, dancing, and activities, so bring your friends and family and help us party with Portland Persian-Style!

Location: South Park Blocks, 800 SW Market St.

Wednesday, August 1, 6-8pm: Canvasser Training Kickoff

Hello, friends of the Portland Clean Energy Fund! Please join us at the Canvasser Training Kickoff on Wednesday August 1st. This training will equip you with the tools and techniques you need to feel confident and be proficient at canvassing for Portland Clean Energy Fund. Suggestion or recommendations from anyone are welcome.

If canvassing isn’t your thing, there are many other ways to get involved, including data entry, hosting house parties, phone banking, and more. Join us on August 1st and spread the word and invite others! We look forward to seeing you there.

https://www.portlandcleanenergyfund.com/canvasser_training_kickoff

Location: 1821 SE Ankeny St.

Wednesday, August 1, 6pm: Municipal Broadband PDX Campaign Launch

Liftoff! Join us as we formally launch a multi-year mission to create the most advanced, affordable & equitable publicly owned and operated fiber optic to the premises (FTTP) network and internet utility on the planet.

Location: Pittock Building, 921 SW Washington St., Suite #820

Tuesday, July 31, 12-1pm: Rally to Divest Legal Aid from Wells Fargo

Oregon Legal Aid belongs to the community, and to the workers and volunteers who support it. At the Oregon Consumer League, it has come to our attention that Oregon Legal Aid executives are ignoring their own workers union and allies by failing to divest from Wells Fargo. Wells Fargo is truly the worst possible bank to do business with, and we call on Oregon Legal Aid’s executives to immediately announce the transfer of its accounts to another institution. Join us in solidarity with workers for a rally to divest!

Location: Pioneer Courthouse Square

Saturday, July 28, 10am-noon: Canvass at Tanner Creek Park for Rachel Prusak

Let’s canvass together! Join us at Tanner Creek Park to learn how to canvass, chat with Rachel, and help flip HD 37 blue! Join us in talking to your neighbors to let them know what an awesome candidate Rachel is!

Location: Tanner Creek Park

Saturday, July 28, 10am-1pm: Southeast Powellhurst Canvass for JoAnn

Join Team Jo Ann to canvass in the Southeast Powellhurst neighborhood this Saturday! Please RSVP Here: http://bit.ly/Volunteer4JoAnn

Questions? Reach out to Field Director Matt McNally – matt@joannforportland.com

Location: Gilbert Heights Park, near the corner of SE Cora St & 130th (look for the Jo Ann sign).

Saturday, July 28, 1:30-3pm: East County Rising Launch Party

Want positive change for our community, but not sure where to start? East County Rising is building a more engaged community working to make everyone’s lives better! Come learn how to get involved while enjoying food, fun, and entertainment.

Location: Sunrise Center, 18901 East Burnside, Gresham

Friday, July 27, 12-2pm: Medicare for All Action -Demand Health Justice on Friday!

Portland DSA’s Medicare for ALL working group is attending (crashing) Sen. Ron Wyden’s Multnomah County Town Hall at Parkrose High School on July 27th. Join us and let our senator know that we want Medicare for All!

Please come early to be sure you get in! WEAR RED!

Location: Parkrose High School, 12003 NE Shaver St.

Thursday, July 26, 10-11am: Immigrant Rights is a Care Issue: Interfaith Vigil at ICE in PDX

When Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents separate families and detain immigrant members of our communities, the impact on health and healthcare is devastating.

Join people of faith, care providers and healthcare consumers to bear witness and protest the abusive treatment of immigrant workers and consumers. We will be holding a vigil and protest at the Portland office for ICE, and will be highlighting the unique way immigration instability affects care providers and the people they provide care for.

This vigil is a joint projects of Oregon CareWorks and the Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice (IMIRJ).

Location: 4310 SW Macadam Ave.

Thursday, July 26, 5:30-6:30pm: Rally for Public Services

Stop Cuts, Closures and Privatization! Defend the Postal Service, Schools, and Hospitals from the Administration’s Attacks!

Location: Main Post Office, SW Hoyt & Broadway

Ongoing: OccupyICEPDX

Join occupiers for a few hours or for days, in solidarity with detained refugees and separated immigrant families, and to abolish ICE!

Location: ICE building, 4310 SW Macadam Ave.

Friday, July 20, 6-8pm: Protest Trump’s SC Nomination #NoBrettKavanaugh

A criminal shouldn’t get to pick their judge. We are continuing our resistance of this bogus SCOTUS nomination by holding a rally and protest of Brett Kavanaugh. We are calling on Democrats to do everything they can do to delay the vote until after the midterm elections. We are also calling on Republicans to vote against the nominee.

A women’s right to choose, marriage equality, money in politics, criminal justice, environmental justice, regulatory efforts, our every right and more are all at risk if we do not stand up against this pick. The impact of a successful confirmation will be devastating to marginalized communities. We have a responsibility to meet this nomination with resistance at all levels.

The only way we can stop this confirmation is with a massive movement. Please join us to rally, protest, speak and write letters and resist this administration’s efforts.

Location: Chapman Square, SW 4th Ave.

Tuesday, July 17, 5pm – 12am: Day of Action Against ICE #Stopseparatingfamilies

On July 17, one month after the Portland rally and vigil that sparked the national #OccupyICE movement, we are calling for a National Day of action against ICE. The #OccupyICE movement began with one tent and a few sleeping bags; within 2 days, Portlanders from all walks of life had successfully forced the shutdown of the local I.C.E detention facility. What started with a dozen activists who took a stand in Portland has transformed into a national movement, with people from all walks of life, united under one goal: Abolish I.C.E. From coast to coast, take a stand against the American Gestapo! The louder we become, the more that the government tries to silence our dissent to their crimes against humanity. But the people will not be silenced. Join us.

Location: 4310 SW Macadam Ave.

Multiple dates: July 6, 7, 8 + 21 and 22, 8am-5pm: R2DToo Sleeping Pod Build 2018

We need your help building out the sleeping pods at Right 2Dream Too. As a community we have raised money so that R2DToo members have a place to sleep when they aren’t working or operating the rest area. Now it’s time to build them!

· We will be meeting in the 999 N. Thunderbird site and building in the surface parking lot just north of Right 2 Dream too.

· Sign up for a 3 hour shift, or more if you can. We need about 5 people per shift, so get a group of friends together and make light work of this task!

Saturday, July 14, 11-3:30: Portland DSA Medicare for All Canvass and Social

Come spend a Saturday afternoon with the Democratic Socialists of America and help build the movement for Medicare for all and single-payer healthcare! We’ll train everybody on how to canvass, have them pair into two-person teams, load up into cars and head out to the turfs. We will be knocking doors in neighborhoods in the Kenton area.

Click this link to RSVP and get updates on the event! https://tinyurl.com/ydhl5lxm

Location: 2249 E Burnside St.

Thursday, July 12, 6-8:30pm: Multnomah County Dems Annual Picnic

Our annual picnic/potluck is a fun time to mingle with elected officials, candidates and other Democrats. We provide burgers & hotdogs (both meat & veggie), buns, condiments, soda and water. You provide the potluck – so feel free to bring chips, salads, dips, desserts, veggie/fruit trays, etc. Please mark any containers you bring with your name. NO ALCOHOL ALLOWED in the park.

Location: Red Sunset Park, 2400 NE Red Sunset Drive, Gresham

Wednesday, July 11, 6-8pm: Navigating the Oregon Labor Movement

The Oregon Labor movement is complex and diverse. Navigating labor in Oregon as a candidate takes thoughtfulness and time. Join us for an expert panel of labor leaders to learn more about the workers movement in Oregon, how to successfully seek endorsements from workers, and the importance of economic justice in legislative priorities.

Location: Oregon AFL-CIO, 3645 SE 32nd Ave.

Sunday, July 8, 4-5:30pm: Service of Solidarity

Join us for an Interfaith Service of Solidarity at the Federal Correctional Institution in Sheridan, OR, where 121 immigrants and asylum-seekers are being unjustly and inhumanely detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Organized by local clergy of Yamhill County and leaders from the Sikh communities of Oregon and SW Washington, in partnership with the Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice.

Location: Sheridan South Side Park (Fishing Pond) – Exit 33 off Hwy 18

Sunday, July 8, 6-8pm: Phone Bank Kick Off for JoAnn!

With so many new voters expected this November, we need to be reaching out at the door and on the phone all across Portland to let voters know to vote Jo Ann! Please RSVP Here: http://bit.ly/Volunteer4JoAnn

Location: Campaign HQ: 333 SE 2nd Ave.

Saturday, July 7, 12-4pm: Canvass Kick Off for JoAnn!

Please join our canvass kick off on Saturday, July 7th! We will hear directly from Jo Ann & special guest speakers to remind everyone what we are fighting for and how we will win in November. Talking directly to voters will be the key to our success! RSVP Here: http://bit.ly/Volunteer4JoAnn

Location: Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 NE 40th Ave.

Saturday, June 30, 11am-2pm: Roofs & Resources: A Forum on Housing + Houselessness

We want to talk. A real community dialogue about houselessness and housing – speaking to both our experiences here in Montavilla as well the city-wide crisis we find ourselves in. For the panel, we’ve invited the currently and formerly houseless, local service providers, community advocates, and especially neighbors.

Location: IRCO, 10301 NE Glisan St.

Thursday, June 28, 9:30am-1pm: OccupyCIC

Outraged by Trump’s ICE detaining immigrants and traumatizing children at the border? Revolution and change in political power structure starts here and now, locally with our city and county government with the CIC. Join a direct action to #Occupy the Multnomah County building for a few hours this Thursday from 9:30 am to 1 pm.

Location: Multnomah County Building, 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

Thursday, June 28, 6-8pm: Team JoAnn Volunteer Appreciation Happy Hour

Please join Team Jo Ann this Thursday evening to socialize, celebrate our accomplishments, and hear the plan for how we will win in November! We are the only campaign who has raised money from more than 1,200 individual donors, hosted more than 95 house parties, knocked on over 16,000 doors, and called and texted more than 40,000 voters. Now we need to keep that momentum going all the way through the November election and finish what we started. But first, let’s have some fun!

Location: Holman’s Bar and Grill, 15 SE 28th & E Burnside

Sunday, June 24, 11am-4pm: Not in Portland Protest

Not in Portland is a gathering of Portlanders who see ICE’s actions as unjust and find their continued operations in our city to be unacceptable.

Location: ICE office, 4310 SW Macadam Ave.

Saturday, June 23, 11am-3pm: PDX World Refugee Day Celebration

Join us in celebrating World Refugee Day 2018 at IRCO! It will be a family friendly event with kids activities, food, marketplace vendors, live performances and a lot of fun! It will be held on the outdoor pavilion and also in IRCO’s community center. We’d love to see you there!

Location: Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization, 10301 NE Glisan St.

Saturday, June 23, 7-10pm: Open Mic Night with Dorothy Gasque

Join the revolution at Rebel HQ as we get to know our neighbors. This family friendly evening of talents will kick off with a chance for the kids to have the microphone followed by open Mic and ending with a live band.

Location: 606 Main Street, Vancouver

Monday, June 18, noon – 1pm: Rally to Save Customer Service

Postal management plans to eliminate nearly 300 jobs from Portland post-offices and and processing plants. This includes roughly 80 support employees who will be “laid off.” Management says they don’t need the 300 clerks now that they’ve consolidated three processing and distribution plants into one mega-large plant out at the airport. But local post-offices are already understaffed and in need of clerks. Postal customers will experience these cuts as longer lines at posted offices and delayed mail delivery.

Location: Waterfront Post Office, 101 SW Madison

Saturday, June 16, noon: 2018 Annual Portland Pride Waterfront Festival and Parade
Saturday, June 16, 2-4pm: Campaign Kick-off Party and canvassing event for Rachel Prusak

Rachel is working her heart out to build the resources needed to flip HD 37 blue and win this November but she can’t do this without you. She needs your support as we transition into the next phase of the election to prove we are strong and committed. Let’s keep this positive momentum going to November. Please join Rachel and our amazing guest speakers and elected officials as we kick-off the general election.

Location: Oregon Nurses Association, 18765 SW Boones Ferry Rd, Suite 200, Tualatin

Wednesday, June 13, 6:30-8pm: When Women Have a Union: Fighting for Equality and Power

Come hear four women from our community talk about the challenges faced by women in the workplace and the effort of unions to respond to these challenges, as well as how unions and working women have historically influenced the broader women’s movement. We’ll also get a chance to think about and discuss what issues and struggles might well be next for women and their unions and how contemporary struggles by women in unions might welcome in a new “working class feminism.”

Presenters: Reyna Gillet, campaign organizer of grocery workers; Jennifer Graham, Vice President of Oregon Unite-HERE Local 8; Andrea Lemoins, organizer with AFSCME District Council 75; and Nikki Mandell, Professor Emerita of History, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Location: Portland Jobs with Justice, 1500 NE Irving St, Ste 585

Thursday, June 7, 6:30-9pm: Stop Fracked Gas PDX Words-into-Action Night

Help collapse Oregon’s worst climate-busting proposal—the proposed Jordan Cove fracked-gas export terminal & Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline. Our success against coal and oil export schemes was due partly to record-breaking numbers of public comments and testimonies. A vital 60-day comment period was just opened by two key agencies:

— the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for the mandatory Clean Water Act Section 401 Water Quality Permit, and
— the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, for the mandatory Clean Water Act Section 404 Removal-Fill Permit.
To build this destructive project, the Canadian energy speculators, Pembina Pipelines Co., must secure these permits. We plan to collect hundreds of comments opposing Jordan Cove and its 232-mile pipeline. 
Location: Havurah Shalom Synagogue, 825 NW 18th St.
Tuesday, June 5, 5-8pm: Free (and Free Range) BBQ by Portland Forward

Do you want to eat delicious food and drink mouthwatering craft beer and wine, all while learning how to get involved in moving Portland, well, Forward? Then our second annual summer BBQ sounds like the place for you! This is the perfect opportunity to really get to know the folks of Portland Forward, in a super low-key environment. More than that though, we want to meet YOU and discover the ways in which we can synergistically work together in making the city we all love, the best it can be.

There will be plenty of options for both meat lovers and vegetarians alike. This is a potluck style BBQ, so bring a side if you are able! We look forward to getting to know you all!

Location: 1705 NW Irving St.

Tuesday, June 5, 6:30-8pm: Orientation to Oregon Poor People’s Campaign and Action Days

This orientation will provide more information about the movement and support those who want to join in the recently launched 40 Days of Action, including rallies in the state capitol.The next Oregon PPC Direct Action days in Salem will be Mondays June 11 and 18. People in more than 40 states across the country will gather in their state capitals, the places of power where decisions about our collective well-being are made, to raise awareness about the unique and common ways we are impacted by the evils of systemic racism, systemic poverty, militarism, and ecological devastation in our state and how we can build a powerful, people’s movement to reclaim the moral narrative of our nation.

Location: First Unitarian Portland Eliot Center, 1226 SW Salmon St.

Saturday, June 2, 6-9pm: Family Preservation Project Welcome Wagon Fundraiser

Women releasing from Coffee Creek Correctional Facility often do not have the help or support needed to get back on their feet. Many release with only one outfit, provided by the Department of Corrections, and nothing else. Our goal is to raise $10,000 (or more!) to purchase a WELCOME WAGON. This Welcome Wagon will be a cargo trailer we intend to renovate (with the help of community agencies) into a mobile boutique, complete with a dressing room, clothing racks, and shelving. Our vision is to have the Welcome Wagon be run by formerly incarcerated women who have lived experience and expertise of navigating re-entry.

Location: Cider Riot, 807 NE Couch St.

Saturday, June 2, 8-11 pm: Canvassing at the Starlight Parade for STAR Voting!

Let’s get a ton of signatures for STAR Voting!!! http://starvoting.us

Location: http://www.rosefestival.org/parades/starlight-parade/event-info

Thursday, May 31, 6:30-9pm: Stop Fracked Gas PDX Campaign Planning and Strategy Workshop with Mia Reback
This 2-hour interactive workshop will cover the basics of how to research and plan for a strategic and effective campaign. We will go over tools and exercises to set smart goals, develop effective strategies, and plan for creative tactics that your group can use to plan a winning campaign.
Mia Reback is a climate justice organizer and trainer living in Portland, OR. She has 7 years of experience working on campaigns against fossil fuel infrastructure and for a just transition to renewable energy. Most recently, Mia worked for 350PDX for 3 years.
Location: Sierra Club, 1821 SE Ankeny St.
Tuesday, May 22, 7-9pm: Strategy and Teamwork Meeting for STAR Voting

We need all hands on deck so we’re opening our (mostly) biweekly meetings up to include our full team.

These meetings are for us to support our leadership, grow our core, share ideas, strategize and organize around action items, and take our operation up a notch. We’ll also have work-bee style action items that we can cross of the list at these meetings, so no matter what these will be constructive!

Location: Lucky Lab, 915 SE Hawthorne

Monday, May 21, 12-1pm: No Special Session for the Rich!

Portland DSA is teaming up with the Poor People’s Campaign to rally in Salem against a legislative special session that intends to cut taxes for the wealthy. In Oregon vital services have been chronically underfunded for years, and yet another tax break for the wealthy will make matters even worse. Where’s the special session for working and poor people? We demand a special session to tax the wealthy and corporations to fully fund housing, education, jobs and services for our immigrant and refugee communities.

Location: Oregon State Capitol, 900 Court St. NE, Salem

Wednesday, May 16, 5:30-7:30 pm: Save the VA – The Battle for Veterans’ Healthcare

Please join us at a special event with prize winning journalist Suzanne Gordon, author of the recent book “The Battle for Veterans’ Healthcare”. Check out her blog at www.suzannecgordon.com

Suzanne will discuss the value and importance of the VA healthcare system, and the current threats to the VA from privatization and outsourcing. She’ll be joined by a panel of folks who will update you on these threats to the VA, to Veterans, and to VA workers . And together, we’ll talk about ways that Veterans, labor unions, and the public together can take action to fight back.

All are welcome. Doors open at 5:30 for light refreshments; program starts at 6 pm. No charge.

Location: First Unitarian Church, 1211 SW Main St.

Saturday, May 12, 6-8 pm: 8 Year Keaton Otis Memorial

This will be the 8 year memorial for Keaton Otis. Program will include artists, community members and leaders.

Keaton Otis was a young Black man killed by Portland police May 12, 2010. Every month since his murder a vigil has been held at the spot he died. Started by his father Fred Bryant in his mission to get justice for his son, the community continued the vigils after Fred passed away in 2013.

Location: Augustana Lutheran Church, 2710 NE 14th Ave.

Saturday, May 5, 1-4 pm: Support the Holgate Manor Tenants Union

The Holgate Manor Tenants Union (HMTU) is organizing to stop rent hikes and displacement and to keep their community together. Their landlord, California investor Fred Kleinbub, has not responded to the union’s requests. So tenants are holding a community support rally to show the union’s strength and pressure him to do the right thing. Come out in solidarity with Holgate Manor tenants, and call on landlord Fred Kleinbub to sell Holgate Manor to the Portland Housing Bureau so it can become permanently affordable housing!

Contact HolgateManorTU@gmail.com or text HOLGATE to 345345 to learn more. And don’t forget to sign the petition: https://www.change.org/p/mayor-ted-wheeler-help-holgate-manor-tenants-stay-in-our-homes

Location: Kenilworth City Park, 3281 SE Holgate

Tuesday, May 1, 3-8 pm: May Day 2018: Unite for Worker and Immigrant Rights

The Portland May Day Coalition is a broad group of local grassroots organizations, labor unions, faith groups, and individuals who come together every year to recognize May Day – International Workers’ Day. We remember past revolutionaries who have fought for, and won, critical rights; we also organize to continue the struggle.

This year the coalition will be hosting a family-friendly event to celebrate this work, our community, and strategize about how we support each other through our diverse, but interconnected, movements. We will be enjoying delicious food, music, games, and hear rad speakers discuss a collective vision that is rooted equity, solidarity, and global justice.

Location: SE Corner of Lents Park, near playground, 9000 SE Holgate Blvd.

Sunday, April 22, 5:45 – 8:45 pm: IPA Presents: The Occupation of the American Mind

What are the stories Americans hear about Israel and Palestine? What are the stories we don’t hear? Who makes the media decisions that determine what Americans learn about events and policies in the Middle East? [Narrated by Roger Waters and featuring extensive commentary from journalists and scholars including Noam Chomsky,] The Occupation of the American Mind critically examines media depictions of the conflict, from Israel’s creation in 1948 to the 2014 attacks on Gaza.

Doors open at 5:45 so you have time to order a hotdog/veggie dog and popcorn and get settled. The movie will begin at 6 p.m. Cost: As with all iPA events, admission is sliding scale – $0-27 with no one turned away for lack of funds.

Location: Robinwood Station, 3706 Cedaroak Drive, West Linn

Saturday, April 21, 9-11 am: Stop the US War Machine

When you think of Portland, do you think of war ships? A new war ship that has been named the USS Portland will be commissioned at our docks on April 21st at 10 AM. Mayor Wheeler issued a proclamation declaring April 21st “USS Portland Day” and sits on the Board of the Commissioning Committee.

We reject a ship designed to kill being named after our city. We reject our city officials celebrating this event along with sponsors Raytheon and Northrop Grumman. We reject US militarism at home and imperialism abroad. As our media and politicians beat the drums of war with Syria, we must take a stand against bloodshed at the hands of the United States military.

Join us in a protest and rally to oppose senseless war in Portland’s name. More details to follow. #NoPDXWarShip

Location: 3556 NW Front Ave.

Saturday, April 21, 5 pm -midnight: 7th Annual Inner City Blues fest -“Healing the Healthcare Blues”

7th Annual Inner City Blues Festival “Healing the Healthcare Blues”: a Benefit for the campaign towards Universal Healthcare and HEALTH CARE FOR ALL~OREGON
ADVANCE TICKETS: $20.00 DOOR PRICE: $25.00

Location: North Portland Eagle’s Lodge, 7611 N Exeter Ave.

 

Saturday, April 14, 10 am: Portland Metro People’s Convention

In the Portland metropolitan area, a municipalist movement is also taking shape. In 2016, a vibrant tenants rights movement galvanized voters to defeat an incumbent City Commissioner. This victory demonstrates an opportunity for grassroots forces to change Portland for the better.

Our goal is to create a Portland metro area that’s a healthy and nurturing place for everyone and every community who calls it home, and not just an enclave of the 1%. Toward that end, the Portland Metro People’s Coalition (PPC) is organizing a People’s Convention to ratify a Bill of Rights and platform for collective action.

Location: SEIU 503, 6401 SE Foster Rd.

Wednesday, April 11, 6-7:30 pm: Poor People’s Campaign Orientation

Will you answer the call?
You’re invited to learn more about the Poor People’s
Campaign, A National Call for a Moral Revival! Wednesday,
Coffee and snacks provided.
To talk to someone about the event, call Monica Beemer at (503) 860-9880.
Please RSVP to Jules @ julialouisenielsen@gmail.com

Location: Portsmouth Union Church, 4775 N Lombard

Saturday, April 7, 9am-1pm: DPO Labor Caucus Unity Forum

FREE EVENT with Food/Refreshments. PLEASE RSVP to Scott Mills at cnsmills@wavecable.com!!!! You may also sign up using the NGP Van link by using the Tickets link.

This event seeks to bring together all Progressives to better understand the Labor movement, its history, and its challenges, and to illustrate how we ALL benefit when we lift up the rights and working conditions of workers. I HIGHLY encourage you to attend. See you there! RSVP though so they have a good head count for lunch and what not. Indicate if you have dietary restrictions in the sign-up.

Location: IBEW Local 48, 15937 NE Airport Way

Sat & Sun, April 7-8, 12:30-3:30pm: Canvass OR Literature Drop for Julia DeGraw for City Council

Canvass door-to-door OR Literature Drop door-to-door for Julia DeGraw! ‘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 everything you need. Please RSVP.

Location: Hungry Heart Bakery, 414 SE 80th Ave.

Friday, April 6, 6-9 pm: Grand Opening on First Friday for Dorothy Gasque

Join us for an evening of art, guest speakers, and celebration.

Our grand opening coincides with the Downtown Vancouver First Friday Art Walk. We will be holding a silent auction of artworks contributed by local artists to support our movement.

Location: Dorothy for Congress, 606 Main Street, Vancouver WA

Wednesday, April 4, 6 pm: MLK50 Reclaim MLK Anniversary

Martin Luther King Jr., American clergyman and civil rights leader, was fatally shot at 6:01 p.m. at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968. He was rushed to St. Joseph’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:05 p.m. CST.

We Carry His Name and Reclaiming His Work! What Would King Do?

Location: King School Park, 551 NE Going St.

Tuesday, April 3, 6:30 -9 pm: Transit, Housing and You

Hosted by Unite Oregon, OPAL and the Community Alliance of Tenants.

Location: St Anthony Catholic Community, 9905 SW McKenzie, Tigard

Saturday, March 31, 2-4 pm: Rally for Net Neutrality Municipal Broadband

This months event will have a focus on music with a series of performances by musicians who care about net neutrality and municipal broadband. More details to be added soon!

Location: Portland City Hall

Sat. March 31, 12:30-3:30pm: Canvass for Julia DeGraw for City Council

Canvass door-to-door for Julia DeGraw. We’ll provide snacks and everything you need. Please RSVP here.

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

Thursday, March 29, 10-noon: Textbank for Kayse Jama

Join Anna in reaching out to voters by sending text messages!!
Contact Anna at volunteercoordinator@kaysejama.com for more information.

Multiple opportunities to canvass for Kaysa Jama: https://www.kaysejama.com/events

Location: Portland Mercado, 7238 SE Foster Road.

Tuesday, March 27, 6-8 pm: Resistance Forums: Portland City Council Seat 3

Location: IRCO, 10301 NE Glisan

Saturday, March 24, 10 am -2 pm: March for Our Lives Portland

We’ve had enough. Thoughts and prayers are not enough to honor the victims of gun violence. What we need now is action.

On March 24, 2018, students will rally in Washington D.C and in local communities across the country to demand action from our leaders. Join us in the March For Our Lives here in PORTLAND as we fight for an America that is free from gun violence.

Location: North Park Blocks

Sunday, March 18, 12-4 pm: Maria Garcia Door-to-Door Conversations

María García wants to make Multnomah County government more accessible and responsive to the people! Let’s start by meeting our neighbors in District 2 and introducing them to the candidate who will bring their voices into the decisions that affect Multnomah County!
Sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/REIOlsKpFhu5tGO42

Location: TwentySix Cafe, 2723 NE 7th Ave.

 

Saturday, March 17, 10 am-1 pm: 2 Month Countdown: Rally and Canvass with JoAnn!

On Saturday, March 17th, we are having a HUGE rally and canvass as we enter the final 2 months until election day! Our grassroots campaign needs all our supporters to come out for this big canvass so we can talk to as many voters as possible.

Please arrive promptly by 10am for the rally. After we hear from Jo Ann & special guests, a training will be provided for our canvassers. Then we head out to be the change we seek in Portland! Light snacks, coffee, and refreshments will be available.

Please RSVP here: http://bit.ly/JoAnnVolunteers

Location: Hollywood Center, 1820 NE 40th Ave.

Friday, March 16, 6-9 pm: Portlanders Stand with Refugees and Immigrants

Please join us as we come together to welcome, honor, heal, and celebrate. This will be a fun evening of LIVE STAGE PERFORMANCES about what it means to be a refugee, immigrant, and Muslim in Portland. There will also be performances of different cultural music and dances. We hope that you will join in, but you are welcome to watch and mingle.

We will have food carts on site serving throughout the evening. We invite you to have dinner here in the outdoor courtyard. We welcome all Portlanders, of all ages, especially refugee and immigrant families. This is not a fundraiser. There is no admission price.

We are looking for volunteers to help make this event as great as possible: please contact Som Subedi at som.subedi@portlandoregon.gov.

Location: East Portland Community Center, 740 E 106th Ave.

Wednesday, March 14, 4:30 – 6 pm: Creating True Sanctuary in our Schools and Community

Come join us for a panel and discussion about working to create a true sanctuary school district and community. Panel includes members of Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO), Milenio, We Are the Dreamers, and PAT. Snacks and drinks provided.

Location: Portland Association of Teachers, 345 NE 8th Ave.

Saturday, March 10, 10 am – 1pm: Canvass with Kayse

Join us as we hit the streets to let Oregon know we have a chance to put a true, grassroots organizer who not only will represent us, but is one of us, in the Oregon Senate. Just bring yourself and your walkin’ shoes and we will provide the materials and any training you need!

We will meet at Starbucks at 10225 SE Sunnyside Rd in Clackamas to collect our flyers and other canvassing materials before we hit the streets to tell people about OUR campaign and register voters.

Saturday, March 10, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm: Canvass Kickoff for Rachel Prusak

Join me and my team as we kickoff the campaign’s community volunteer efforts! Help us spread the word about this exciting race and learn more about the issues that are most important to the folks of Oregon House District 37. I am so thrilled to invite you all to join me in this canvass. I have been out knocking on doors since November talking to folks across the district and hearing their concerns. As a nurse practitioner I have served many communities over the last two decades, and now I am more than ready to serve the community of HD 37.

We’ll have refreshments, a canvass training, and guest speakers to kick us off!

Location: Oregon Nurses Association, 18765 SW Boones Ferry Rd., Suite 200, Tualatin

Saturday, March 10, 2-5 pm: Phonebank for Dorothy Gasque

Long-time BerniePDX member Dorothy Gasque, running for US Representative in Washington’s Third District, needs our help spreading her message far and wide. Washington’s Third District is just across the river, so decisions made over there affect the greater Portland area too! Currently in office we have Jaime Herrera Beutler, a Republican who votes in line with Trump about 88% of the time, and clearly does not represent the people.

Come and phonebank for Dorothy Gasque on Sunday March 10 so we can elect a representative we can believe in!

Location: Watershed, 5040 SE Milwaukie Ave.

Thursday, March 8, 4 pm: International Women’s Strike

Feminism for the 99%          https://www.womenstrikeus.org/

The International Women’s Strike is a network of women in more than 50 different countries that emerged through planning a day of action for March 8th. International Women’s Day. We see our efforts as part of a new international feminist movement that organizes resistance not just against Trump and his misogynist policies, but also against the conditions that produced Trump, namely the decades long economic inequality, criminalization and policing, racial and sexual violence, and imperial wars abroad.

Location: Pioneer Courthouse Square

Thursday, March 8, 5:30-8 pm: Volunteer and Supporter Appreciation Party + Rally Prep!

This grassroots campaign has been in the streets and on the phone talking to voters throughout Portland since August. Now it’s time to have some fun while getting prepared for our big March 17th Rally & Canvass!

Join Team Jo Ann on International Women’s Day: Thursday March 8th anytime from 5:30pm – 8pm at the Watershed to hang out with staff & supporters, help us make rally signs & buttons, enjoy food & beverages, and use our photo/video booth to tell us why you support Jo Ann!

No RSVP required, just join the party! If you have artistic supplies to lend or donate for this event, please reach out ASAP to matt@joannforportland.com

Wednesday, March 7, 6:30-8:30 pm: Stop the Mine! Vancouver Event

Help us stop a foreign mining company from destroying Mount St Helens! Come along to Trap Door Brewing, enjoy a pint, and learn more about our efforts to stop the Mount St Helens mine!

Location: Trap Door Brewing, 2315 Main Street, Vancouver

Sunday, March 4, 10 am – 1 pm: Canvass with Kayse

Just bring yourself and your walkin’ shoes and we will provide the materials and any training you need! Join us as we hit the streets to let Oregon know we have a chance to put a true, grassroots organizer who not only will represent us, but is one of us, in the Oregon Senate.

Location: Jet Black Coffee, 11150 NE Weidler St.

Sunday, March 4, 12-3 pm: Sellwood Canvass for Jo Ann

Join Team Jo Ann in Sellwood on Sunday, March 4th at noon to help us elect Jo Ann Hardesty to the Portland City Council! Please RSVP Here: http://bit.ly/JoAnnVolunteers

We will launch from 1815 SE Harney St in Sellwood. Training will be provided. Coffee and snacks available! Questions? Don’t hesitate to contact Field Director Matt McNally at matt@joannforporland.com

Saturday, March 3, 12-3:30 pm: Volunteer for Julia DeGraw

Canvass Door-to-Door or Help with Mailers for grassroots candidate Julia DeGraw for PDX City Council! Ballots go out in only two months! 😱

DETAILS:
– Noon-3:00pm: Help with mailers
– 12:30-3:30pm: Canvass door-to-door (we provide a script & turf)
– Location: Watershed PDX, 5040 SE Milwaukie Blvd. in PDX
* Snacks provided! *

–> Please RSVP at http://bit.do/julia7

Location: Watershed, 5040 SE Milwaukie Ave.

Friday, March 2, 7 – 11 pm: Esto Es Para Ti: zine launch to humanize DACA

$5 entry (cash only) / FREE for DREAMERS and their families ALL AGES                                      PLEASE RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/we-the-dreamers-esto-es-para-ti-zine-launch-party-tickets-42960157989

As the March 5th DACA program deadline edges closer, we focus our attention on giving the stage to the undocumented narrative. Esto Es Para Ti is a growing zine collection of undocumented tales, art, and poems.

Join us for the launch of the first two zines, and an evening of conversation, delicious Latin American food, drinks, a presentation of the zine project, a live special musical guest (that you won’t want to miss!!), and DJ Chaach!

Location: Ecotrust, 721 NW 9th Ave.

Thursday, March 1, 2-4 pm: Welcoming Inclusive Sanctuary City Report / PIRC – Oregon Ready

PIRC and Oregon Ready Coalitions invite you and your organizations/communities to come and show support for the Welcoming/Inclusive/Sanctuary City Task Force Report and recommendations to be approved by City Council. Portland’s Welcoming/Inclusive/Sanctuary City Task Force will submit their recommendations and priorities to City Council on March 1, at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Portland City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Ave.

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 3-6 pm: City Council Votes on Relo

City Council unanimously voted in favor of passing Portland’s historic Mandatory Relocation Assistance ordinance last February. It made a positive material difference in people’s lives. They could stay housed. This ordinance was the direct result of real, grassroots, #TenantPower. However, not all tenants are yet protected by this ordinance. A year ago, four members of City Council chose to add an amendment in the original draft of Relo to exclude ‘small’ landlords (those who rent a single unit). As many as 24,000 renter households have been left unprotected by this exemption.

This can be changed, but only if #TenantPower wills it so. On Wednesday, February 28th, City Council will hold a hearing on the Mandatory Relocation Assistance Ordinance. Come out and fill the council chambers to support strengthening Relo!

Location: Portland City Hall, City Council Chamber, Second Floor, 1221 SW 4th Ave

Saturday, Feb. 24, 10 am – 1 pm: NE Door to Door Conversations for Jo Ann

Join Team Jo Ann in NE Portland on Saturday, February 24th to help us elect Jo Ann Hardesty to the Portland City Council! Please RSVP Here: http://bit.ly/JoAnnVolunteers

Groups will be gathering at 10am to go door to door talking to Portland voters about their concerns and to introduce them to Jo Ann. We will launch from The O’Neill Public House (6000 NE Glisan St). Training will be provided. Coffee and snacks available! Questions? Don’t hesitate to contact Field Director Matt McNally at matt@joannforporland.com

Saturday, Feb. 24, 1:30-3 pm: Justice in the Fields: Farm Worker Union Update

Come meet our farm worker labor union workers and others who support farm workers in the Pacific Northwest at: Farm Worker Ministry Northwest’s Community Forum. We will hear from PCUN – Oregon’s Farm Worker Labor Union, United Farm Workers, Western Farm Workers Association, and Familias Unidas Por La Justicia, the new farmworker labor union in Washington State.

Location: Augustana Lutheran Church, 2710 NE 14th Ave, Portland

Friday, Feb. 23, 11:45 – 12:45: Rally for Net Neutrality

From litigation, to legislation, to the ballot, Oregon is leading the way on net neutrality. Join us at the Oregon State Capital to send the message that Oregon demands net neutrality. We’ll have guest speakers, allied organizations, and petitions for an Oregon ballot measure.

Meet on the Capital steps. Organize your carpools here.

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 6-8:30 pm: Bill Fletcher Jr. – Race and Labor – Black History Month Event

Race and Labor: Building a More Just Economy. Bill Fletcher Jr. has been at the forefront of both the labor movement and anti-racist movements for four decades. Fletcher has served as Education Director for the national AFL-CIO and as senior staff for a number of national labor unions. We will explore the components of reinvigorating the labor movement as a global movement for social and economic equity for workers, students and global community preparing for the 22 century.

The event is free and open to the public, and free food will be served. For more information, call Sherman Henry at 503-412-3722. To register, go to https://lerc.uoregon.edu/ look for Black history events and select which event you want to attend.

Location: White Stag Building, 70 NW Couch St.

Saturday, Feb. 17, 10 am – 1 pm: Door to Door Conversations for Jo Ann – North Portland!

In just over 2 months, ballots will be out and Portlanders will be voting for Portland City Council. We are heading to North Portland on 2/17 to go door to door talking to voters about their concerns and introducing them to Jo Ann. Our grassroots campaign needs our supporters to get involved to win. Can we count on you to join us?

Please RSVP here: http://bit.ly/JoAnnVolunteers

Please arrive at 10am. We will launch from the Whitefeather Peace House on 3315 N Russet Street. A quick training will be provided. Coffee and snacks available! Questions? Don’t hesitate to contact Field Director Matt McNally at matt@joannforporland.com.

Thursday, Feb. 15, 6-8 pm: Julia’s Birthday Celebration & Fundraiser!

You’re invited to Julia’s birthday celebration! Our incredible host Maurice Rahming is hosting a house party to celebrate Julia’s birthday and raise money to support our grassroots campaign. Join us for food, drinks, and the boldest vision for Portland’s future.

Julia has spent her entire career fighting for the people, most recently as the NW Organizer at Food & Water Watch, where she successfully stopped Nestle from bottling public water in the Gorge. Now she’s ready to fight for the people in City Hall. Julia isn’t accepting any corporate contributions; she relies on individuals to fund this campaign to victory.

Please RSVP to info@julia4pdx.com so our host can plan for the right amount of snacks and drinks. Learn more about Julia at julia4pdx.com.

Location: 8904 SE 55th

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 5:30-8:30 pm: Valentine’s Day Phonebank for Jo Ann

Join Team Jo Ann on Valentine’s Day, Wednesday, February 14th for a phonebank to help elect current Portland NAACP President Jo Ann Hardesty to the Portland City Council! There will be lots of candy available! Please RSVP Here: http://bit.ly/JoAnnVolunteers

We will be meeting at our campaign office at 5:30pm. Snacks and beverages will be available! Please bring a laptop and charged phone if you are able to.

Questions? Don’t hesitate to contact Field Director Matt McNally at matt@joannforporland.com.

Location: 333 SE 2nd Ave.

Tuesday, Feb. 13, 6 – 7:30 pm: Milenio for Julia DeGraw / Campaign Fundraising

Recently, Milenio Grassroots Committee endorsed Julia DeGraw for Portland City Council. We have had the pleasure of working with her in different projects and we certainly know that she can negotiate the most complicated situations. We know that Julia DeGraw supports a welcoming sanctuary community for all people regardless of immigration status.

Come and learn more about Julia DeGraw’s platform and get involved with her campaign. *For more information contact us at info@milenio2016.org

Location: Barrio, 7238 SE Foster Rd.

Tuesday, Feb. 13, 6:30 pm: Captain Charles’ Moore and the Plastic Ocean

Come and hear an exciting presentation by Captain Charles Moore, co-author of the book “Plastic Ocean: How a Sea Captain’s Chance Discovery Launched a Determined Quest to Save the Oceans“. In 1997, Charles Moore — surfer, scientific researcher, and sea captain — was the first to cross upon an enormous stretch of floating plastic debris now called the “Pacific garbage patch.” The patch, also described as the “Pacific trash vortex,” is an area in the North-Central Pacific where tiny bits of trash, together weighing as much as 100 million tons, have been trapped by the currents of the North Pacific Gyre.

Location: Unitarian Church, 1011 SW 12th

Tuesday, Feb. 13, 7-8:30 pm: PDX info meeting: Kalama methanol refinery comment period

Attend an informational meeting on Tuesday, February 13th at 7 pm at the Sierra Club to learn more about the critical public comment period we’re in right now on the Kalama methanol refinery! This comment period is a key opportunity to convince decision-makers to stop the Kalama methanol refinery and the Kalama Lateral pipeline.

Click here to send in your comment today: http://bit.ly/FightFrackedGas

Location: Oregon Chapter of the Sierra Club, 1821 SE Ankeny St.

Saturday, Feb. 10, 2-4 pm: February Rally for Net Neutral Municipal Broadband

Roses are red, violets are blue, we need net neutrality and public ownership too! Hope you like typewriters, this month’s event will feature a lot of them. We are demanding the city immediately prioritize the development of a municipal broadband network.

Comcast and other large internet service providers have successfully lobbied to repeal net neutrality, sell information about what you do online, and prevent localities from properly regulating them. Municipal broadband is the last line of defense against internet service provider abuses which threaten freedom of information, digital equality, and democracy itself.

Municipal broadband is something many cities such as Tacoma, WA and Sandy, OR already have. In Portland we have been planning to build a municipal broadband network decades, now that our internet freedoms are under attack, it’s an idea whose time has come.

2:00 pm: Event starts, 2:15 pm: Speakers, 2:50 pm: Letter typing, 3:20 pm: The big secret is revealed! ✨

Location: Portland City Hall

Friday, Feb. 9, 6-8 pm: Quanice Hayes (Moose) Angelversary 1 – In Loving Memory

We will hold this candlelight vigil in Loving Memory of Lost Loved One Quanice Hayes. This event is for family and friends to remember Moose. On February 9, 2017, Moose was shot 3 times by police, once in the head, execution style, kneeling and trying to follow conflicting police commands. At the time of his murder, he was no more than a suspect in a robbery. Instead of being arrested and getting a fair trial, andrew hearst chose to pull the trigger on his AR-15 and end Moose’s life. He was 17 years old.

Bring flowers, candles, and balloons to the now-closed DMV office, near the Banfield Pet Hospital on NE 82nd. We’ll share stories of his life. Please help us take back the media/police story of Moose and rehumanize him. Share his grandmother’s story about him: http://www.pnwfamilycircle.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Moose-story-by-Donna-Hayes.pdf

Location: 1836 NE 82nd Ave.

Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2:30 – 4 pm: Rally Against Offshore Drilling

Join us, as Oregon citizens unite to display our opposition to oil and gas development off the Oregon coast! Come dressed in black! The first 75 registrants will receive a free rally t-shirt! Participants will convene on the Capitol steps for the short rally followed by a press conference with keynote speakers from Oregon’s coastal industries, plus state and local elected officials. Transportation from Newport, Coos Bay, Florence and Portland is currently being organized, registered participants will receive information on carpooling options. Following the press conference, participants will continue to the Red Lion Hotel to engage in the Federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management public meeting and demonstrate our opposition through the town hall meeting. BE SURE TO REGISTER VIA EVENTBRITE (“Find Tickets” on this event page) TO CLAIM YOUR T-SHIRT!

Location: Capitol, Salem

Tuesday, Feb. 6, 6-7:30 pm: Gresham Housing for the People // Vivienda Justa Para el Pueblo

Rents are rising in #Gresham, and you never know when you could get a no-cause eviction. Have you ever wondered what can be done about it? Join Community Alliance of Tenants and Pueblo Unido PDX to find out how we can come together as a community to stay housed. Gresham is our home. We think it’s worth fighting for – don’t you?

Location: Gresham Station Apartments, 1003 NW Shattuck Way, Gresham

Sunday, Feb. 4, 10-1 pm: Justice Democrats PDX phone bank to support Dorothy Gasque

We need your help talking to voters in Dorothy’s district. Please join us to make calls using the JD automated dialer – it’s easy, fun, rewarding, and you’ll get to meet like-minded community members! RSVP at this link if you can attend or are interested: http://d4c.vote/PDX-PB Location: NE Killingsworth and 15th (exact address provided after you RSVP).

On the weekend of February 10th/11th Justice Democrats PDX will have their next planning meeting, which will be all about the nitty gritty details of how to execute plans as a group. Justice Democrats PDX would love your input, so please fill out this doodle poll so that they can pick a good time to meet: https://doodle.com/poll/fut8qgacq9gi3fv9.

Sunday, Feb. 4, 6-9 pm: Municipal Broadband Weekly Meeting

Our weekly meeting. We will be discussing the next event and outreach to local organizations.

Location: The Lucky Lab, 915 SE Hawthorne

Saturday, Feb. 3, noon – 3 pm: We Are All Oregon Potluck

Friends in East Portland, join Unite Oregon as we wrap up our powerful Week of Action with a multicultural potluck. Our Week of Action was in coordination with the national We Are All America campaign, which works to uphold and strengthen our nation’s commitment to welcome and protect those seeking freedom, safety and refuge in the United States. Join us for humble food contributions by all guests.

*Please make sure to list the ingredients on your food item… and no pork or alcohol please!

Location: The Rosewood Initiative, 16126 SE Stark St.

Saturday, Feb. 3, 8 pm -1 am: Resistance Ball

Come join Portland’s Resistance in a celebration of the past year’s protests and community activism! Eat, drink, and dance the night away all while raising funds for the coming year of direct action. Featuring dreamy psych-rock by Skull Diver, a DJ set from Thumper, and jazzy R&B and soul from CEG & All Trades. We’ll also be commemorating the best of the year with special guest acknowledgments and our very own activist awards!

Tickets are $10 to pre-order and $15 at the door, or $5 with a winter clothing donation for our houseless neighbors.

All ages, cheap drinks for 21+, and free food including vegan and gluten-free options. Dress code is all-inclusive, from your nastiest ballroom gown to your finest ripped jeans. All proceeds go to Portland’s Resistance and our new year of activism and community organizing.

Location: p:ear, 338 NW 6th Ave.

Thursday, February 1, 9:30 – 10:30 am: HCAO Resolution Signing at County Commission Meeting
Great News! On Thursday, February 1, the Multnomah County Board of County Commissioners will be passing a Resolution calling on the Oregon Legislature and Governor Brown to bring Oregon universal health care access.  Here is an opportunity to show support for the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners when they say “Yes” to Health Care for All Oregon. You can also be part of the post vote photo op.
Location: Multnomah Building, 501 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd., Board Room 100
Tuesday, Jan. 30, 6:30-9 pm: Transit, Housing, and You

⚠️Attention Tigard and Southwest Portland residents⚠️ Have you heard about the new MAX light rail line that may be coming to your area? 🚆 A new MAX light rail line will have impacts on housing and transit that may affect you now or in the future. 🏘 Learn more about transit and housing justice so that you can be informed and engaged as decisions are being made.

*Free food, childcare, and Spanish interpretation provided.*

Location: St Anthony Catholic Community, 9905 SE McKenzie St., Tigard

Sunday, Jan. 28, 5:45 – 8:30 pm: IPA Presents: Charlie vs. Goliath

JOIN US!! This month we are collaborating with area Progressive groups who will be tabling at the show and hope to have film maker, Reed Lindsay available to answer questions after the show!

Confirmed groups so far: Clackamas County Democrats Justice Committee, Democratic Socialists of America, LO for Love, Progressive Democrats of America, Working Families, More to come!!

Location: Lakeside Theater and Cafe, 106 N Lake St., Lake Oswego

Saturday, Jan. 27, 1 pm: Protest the Muslim & Refugee Ban

January 27th, 2018 is the first anniversary of Trump’s Muslim Ban. Trump has labeled our neighbors, community members, and their relatives back home as “a threat” & treated them like “terrorists.” He reduced the number of refugee arrivals from 110,000 to only 45,000 this fiscal year. We will honor individual community members who have been affected by this un-American action at this peaceful event. I urge ALL Americans to join us and show your support! Bring your friends, families and signs!

Location: Portland International Airport

Saturday, Jan. 27, noon – 2 pm: Rally to Save Local News from Sinclair Broadcasting!

If the sale of Tribune Company to Sinclair Broadcast Group is approved by the FCC, local news could be in jeopardy at broadcast stations nationwide. Journalists at Sinclair-owned stations have balked at being required to broadcast the overtly conservative, Trump Agenda content that is forced onto them by the media conglomerate.

Many fear their jobs will be eliminated in mass layoffs as Sinclair has done at other stations it has acquired. This could lead to the reduction of local news and threats to public safety. Please join us for this important rally organized by IATSE Local 600 to save local new from Sinclair Broadcasting!

Location: KATU building, 2153 NE Sandy Blvd.

Friday, Jan. 26, 6-10 pm: Hamburger: A Benefit Show

Community benefit show to support organizers and artists of color who work at Burgerville.

We are more than “burger flippers” and industrial kitchens are not the only spaces where we labor and where we make. We labor out of necessity, but we also labor for what we love. Join us in celebrating us, our struggle for better working conditions, respect, and dignity. Join us in celebrating our art.

Live music by Burgerville workers, Djs, dancing, storytelling, art and gift raffle. Put on by BVWU, with guidance from our friends at DUG.

Location: 3903 N Michigan Ave.

Thursday, Jan. 25, 6 pm: Black Lives Matter Opening Night at the Woodlawn Mic

In 2017 we hosted dozens of Bystander Intervention workshops, trainings, dialogues and facilitated conversations. This gave us an opportunity to research, listen, and learn. It’s time to share the education and develop the community access to partnerships that Matter. Resistance is necessary though you have to build communities to make it sustainable. Let’s Build with Art, History, Community in Our Neighborhood 👊🏾💎🌹

Location: Woodlawn Mic, 1425 NE Dekum St.

Wednesday, Jan. 24, 4:30-7:30 pm: Picket Against Retaliation!

Join the Burgerville Workers Union in demanding an end to retaliations. Come out to the picket line and let’s show Burgerville that Portland is a union town! We will meet at the statue of MLK Jr. outside the convention center at 4:30pm to march on Burgerville by 5:00pm.

Tuesday, Jan. 23, 7 – 9 pm: Measure 101 Volunteer & Supporter Appreciation Party

Our work to protect health care access for the 1 in 4 Oregonians who count on Medicaid – including 400,000 children – would not be possible without the work of our 160+ amazing coalition partners and thousands of incredible volunteers and supporters across the state.

Join us on Election Night, Tuesday, January 23, from 7:00-9:00 PM to watch the results roll in together and celebrate your hard work! We’re so grateful for each and every one of you, and we hope to see you there! Free and open to the public. Family and friends (of all ages, even kiddos under 18!) are welcome to attend!

RSVP here: bit.ly/M101Party

Location:Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison St.

Sunday, Jan. 21, 3-4:45 pm: Introducing Justice Democrats PDX

Justice Democrats is a political organization that endorses and supports progressive candidates for federal House and Senate races throughout the country. Their platform is essentially Bernie’s platform and places particular emphasis on getting money out of politics: https://www.justicedemocrats.com/platform.

This meeting will provide an opportunity to learn about:
– who the Justice Democrats are
– how they have organized successfully so far
– how you can help continue the political revolution here in PDX and have lots of fun doing it.

Location: NW Library, 2300 NW Thurman

Saturday, Jan. 20, 10 am – noon: Building Grassroots Labor Solidarity

From the Supreme Court to the shop-floor, unions are under the fiercest attack in more than a generation. Corporations, and the politicians who carry their water, are pushing to slash wages, abolish pensions, outsource jobs, and gut public services.

Join us for brunch and a lively discussion of how rank-and-file activists around the country are fighting back, and what union members in the Pacific Northwest are doing to build the resistance.

Location: Portland Association of Teachers, 345 NE 8th Ave.

Saturday, Jan. 20, 2-5 pm: MeToo March and SpeakOUT

Bringing #MeToo into the Streets! Build a mass movement to fight sexism! The Portland branch of Socialist Alternative invites community members to join us in a #MeToo March and SpeakOUT on the first anniversary of Trump’s inauguration.

The most notorious sexual predator in the U.S. sits in the White House. The majority of Americans now believe Trump should resign because of the growing allegations of sexual harassment against him. The #MeToo campaign has a crucial role to play in the overall fight to drive Trump’s hateful administration out of office.

Location: Pioneer Courthouse Square

Saturday, Jan. 20, 3 pm: National March for Impeachment

We are marching to make a loud and clear statement to Trump, his cronies, and his police state:
We are the majority and we are not going away. We stand united against Trump.
Do not under-estimate the power of a woke, outraged and organized community.
We have never been more steadfast in our resolve.
We start locally, we don’t stop until we take our country back.
Join us!

Location: Downtown Portland, check FB page for updates

Wednesday, Jan. 17, 6:30 – 8:30 pm: Senate District 24 Candidates Forum

Come see the three Democratic Candidates running for Oregon Senate District 24 answer questions from our moderator and the audience.

Location: The Rosewood Initiative, 16126 SE Stark St.

Monday, Jan. 15, 1 pm: Reclaim MLK Freedom and Unity March

The 4th Annual Children’s March for Social Justice is our most important action of the year!! This year all of the organizers are children and the theme is Freedom and Unity.

Location: Peninsula Park Community Center, 700 N Rosa Parks Way

Monday, January 15, 12-4 pm: Yes on Measure 101: Portland MLK Day of Service Canvass

REGISTER HERE: yesforhealthcare.org/RSVP

Just over a week before Election Day on January 23rd, join the Yes for Healthcare team in Portland for a day of service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 15! We’ll rally and then knock doors across the city to let Portlanders know to vote #YesOn101, because EVERY Oregonian deserves access to healthcare.

We need hundreds of supporters to join us, so please share and invite friends! Everyone is welcome, including first-timers! A short training and all materials will be provided.

Location: SEIU Local 503, 6401 SE Foster Rd.

Sunday, January 14, 10 am – 1 pm: Senator Jeff Merkley: Yes on Measure 101 Canvass

Senator Jeff Merkley will be joining us on Sunday, 1/14 at 10:00AM to kick-off day two of our three-day weekend of service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. REGISTER HERE: yesforhealthcare.org/RSVP

Senator Merkley is a long-time champion for working families and affordable healthcare. He’s stood up for Oregonians time and again, and now he’s doing his part to pass #YesOn101 this January! With less than ten days from Election Day on January 23, the weekend of 1/13-1/15 will be a critical time to knock doors across the city to let Oregonians know to vote YES on Measure 101, because EVERYBODY deserves access to healthcare.

We need hundreds of supporters to join us, so please share and invite friends! Everyone is welcome, including first-timers! A short training, snacks and all materials will be provided.

Location: SEIU Local 503, 6401 SE Foster Rd.

Sunday, Jan. 14, 2-5 pm: Seize the Memes of Production! Rally for a Municipal Internet!

The FCC won’t let us be! Let’s rally for a city and neighborhood controlled internet infrastructure!

2:00 pm: Guest speakers to discuss the logistics of building a people powered internet
3:00 pm: Group discussion on how we can start building DIY internet infrastructure now.
4:00 pm: head to city hall to deliver our demands!
5:00 pm: wrap up and contact exchange.

Location: 808 SW Stark St., Portland

Saturday, Jan. 13, 11 am: Social Change for Social Justice Saturdays

Our Second Saturday organizing events will now be hosted in Northeast Portland at the Woodlawn Mic our new residence for Social Justice outreach and education based organizing. Join us for the inaugural meeting !!! More Space and a Brand New Year🍼

Location: Woodlawn MIC, 1425 NE Dekum St

Friday, Jan. 12, 6-8 pm: Black Leadership Round Table and MLK Celebration

Theme: Strengthening and Expanding Black Leadership in Oregon

The goal of the Black Caucus is to have REAL TALK with community members (open Q&A) on the topic of Expanding Black Leadership.

INVITED GUEST PANELISTS include Sen. Lew Frederick and Sen. James Manning, Rep. Janelle Bynum, NAACP Portland President JoAnn Hardesty, Pastor E.D. Mondaine, Senate Candidate Kayse Jama, Washington County Commissioner Candidate Shabba Woodley, Democratic National Committee Member Travis Nelson and more!

Location: Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 NE 40th Ave.

Thursday, Jan. 11, 12 – 2 pm: Gov. Brown Stand Up for Climate: Stop the Pipeline Rally

Join the No LNG Exports Coalition for a day action at the Capitol on Thursday, January 11th to ask Governor Brown to stand up for the climate by denying the Pacific Connector fracked gas Pipeline and Jordan Cove LNG Export Terminal!

FOR CARPOOLS CONTACT (before 5pm on Wednesday, Jan 10): Bonne, 350PDX, goto350pdx@gmail.com

Location: Oregon Capitol, Salem

Thurday, Jan. 11, 2 pm: Transcending Hate Rally

This event is open to any and all people that feel that queer people have a right to exist and live as free a life as anyone else. We will also have a focus on POC, non-binary, and trans people. Sadly, these are the ones suffering so greatly, often in silence.

Location: Salmon Street Fountain

Wednesday, Jan. 10, 6:30 – 7:30 pm: Town Hall with Dorothy Gasque

Join us in the Columbia Room for another town hall with Dorothy Gasque. Dorothy is a bold progressive who is not afraid to take strong positions. Just the type of leadership we need here in Southwest Washington!

Come and hear why Dorothy is running, how she will make your voice heard in DC, and ask her any questions you may have!

Location: 901 C St, Vancouver, WA

Tuesday, January 9, 7-8 pm: Ballot Measure 101 – Election Forum

Please join the League of Women Voters of Portland for an important election forum on Ballot Measure 101. The panel will include a speaker to present the factual information on the ballot measure (Peter Graven, OHSU), a speaker for the Yes Campaign (Rob Nosse, State Representative and Yes for Healthcare) and a speaker representing the opponents (TBD from opposing group).

This forum is free and open to the public. Parking is available on the street. Multnomah County Building is easily accessed by public transportation. Trimet options include bus lines 4, 6, 10, 14, 15 and the Portland Streetcar. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The forum will be recorded by MetroEast Community Media. It will be available for viewing online via this website and YouTube, as well as at www.lwvor.org.

Location: League of Women Voters of Portland, 618 NW Glisan St., Suite 303

Monday, January 8, 5:30 – 7 pm: The Poor Peoples Campaign in Oregon: Will You Answer the Call?

You’re invited to learn more about the Poor People’s Campaign, A National Call for a Moral Revival!! Please RSVP to Mbeemer [at] wraphome.org and also to set up skype or call in if you are not in Portland (next meeting maybe we will come to you!)

Hosted by: Sisters Of The Road, Right to Survive, Social Welfare Action Alliance, and Western Regional Advocacy Project (WRAP)

Location: Sisters Of The Road Cafe, 133 NW 6th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97209 – coffee and snacks provided.

Sunday, January 7, 10 am – noon: Parade For 101

CALLING ALL ARTISTS, ACTIVISTS, FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES THAT BELIEVE IN HEALTHCARE FOR ALL OF OREGONIANS: We want you to show off your love for healthcare for all Oregonians by joining in on a PARADE FOR 101 where costumes of any and all themes, props, signs and flags, flash and pizzazz to attract the eye of onlookers are all welcome.

Location: Sunnyside School (SE Yamhill between 34th & 35th)

Friday, January 5, noon -1:30 pm: Up For Debate: Measure 101

On January 23, 2018, Oregonians will decide whether to approve sections of House Bill 2391 that assessed new fees on hospitals and other health care providers to pay for the expansion of the Oregon Health Plan.

At this Friday Forum hosted by the City Club of Portland —just two-and-a-half weeks before the votes will be counted—we’ll host a debate featuring those who support the measure and those who oppose it.

Location: Sentinel, 614 SW 11th Ave.

Sunday, December 31, 10 am – 1 pm: Yes on Measure 101: Portland’s New Year’s Eve Canvas

REGISTER HERE: yesforhealthcare.org/RSVP

What better way to bring in the New Year than protecting health care for our friends and neighbors? Join us for a special New Years Weekend canvass before your holiday parties begin! We’ll be knocking doors from 10:00AM-1:00PM and letting folks know to vote YES on Measure 101 in January. Bring your friends and family! Canvassing is a fun activity for Oregonians of all ages.

Can’t make it on the 31st? We’re also having a pre-New Year’s Eve canvass on December 30th from 10:00AM-1:00PM! Sign up here: yesforhealthcare.org/RSVP

Location: SEIU Local 49, 3536 SE 26th Ave.

Friday, Dec. 29, 6 – 8:30 pm: The People’s Forum for Senate 19 District Candidates

Join us for The People’s Forum hosted by iPA (iPA is an Our Revolution Affiliate). Meet the candidates running in a special election appointment to fill the soon-to-be-vacated seat in SD 19 currently held by State Senator, Richard Devlin.

Location: Robinwood Station, 3706 Cedaroak Dr, West Linn

Wednesday, Dec. 27, 5 pm: The Young Turks with Dorothy Gasque

We will be in studio with TYT on 12/27 talking about the campaign and the battle of returning our government to the people! Click “going” on Facebook event page to get notified with links!

Sunday, Dec. 24, 12 – 1 pm: Holiday Singing for Immigrants

Here’s a new reason to go singing at mid-day on Christmas Eve. ICE wrecks the holiday and breaks up families by detaining immigrants at the ICE office on SW Macadam before sending them to detention facilities at NORCOR or Tacoma. As a statement of solidarity, join us on Christmas Eve day at noon, at the Southwest corner of the ICE building. Bring signs supporting immigrants.

Location: 4310 SW Macadam Ave., Portland

Tuesday, December 19, 4-6: Rally for Fairness and Freedom of Association

Join New Seasons Workers United and community supporters as we rally for fairness and freedom of association. SAY NO to illegal firings, retaliation and “union-avoidance” firms. SAY NO to bogus, corporate labor relations Q&A and #justsayYEStoworkers

Location: TBD, check FB page

Monday, December 18, 12-1: Sanctuary Everywhere Interfaith Vigil

We are bringing Sanctuary to the Streets! Gather with us for an interfaith expression of solidarity with our immigrant and refugee community. Through prayer, song, testimony and ritual, our Washington County community will join together across nationality, language, class, race and creed in the fight against predatory ICE enforcement and all forms of injustice.

Location: Washington County Courthouse, Hillsboro

Sunday, December 17, 2-5 pm: Calling Out Corruption: Phone Bank in Portland for Dorothy Gasque

We need your help talking to voters in Dorothy’s district. Please join us to make calls using the JD automated dialer – it’s easy, fun, rewarding, and you’ll get to meet like-minded community members! All you need is a charged cell phone and a laptop/tablet. If you have a headset or a spare laptop or spare charger, bring that too. And don’t forget to invite a friend to make calls with us! Our focus is to find out if voters know Dorothy’s campaign yet and, if not, to tell them who Dorothy is and why we are supporting her. Right now we are simply categorizing voters into supporters, undecideds, or opponents, so we can identify where the supporters are and turn them out to vote when it comes time. You don’t need to know everything about the campaign or be an issue expert to make a huge difference!

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

Saturday, Dec. 16, 6-9 pm: Portland DSA Holiday Party!

Come celebrate the holiday season with Portland DSA! Friends, family, children all welcome! Velo Cult is an awesome space where there will be drinks available for purchase at the bar. WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO WEAR RED! This is also a POTLUCK! So please consider bringing something if you feel so inclined!

Location: Velo Cult, 1969 NE 42nd Ave.

Thursday, Dec. 14, noon: Thawing ICE: Mindful Walk for Immigrant Justice

Buddhist Peace Fellowship, The Ziji Collective, and Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice (IMIrJ) invite all concerned about the criminalization of immigration to join in a monthly walk of compassion and solidarity. The goal is to have all four sides of the I.C.E. building wrapped in a continuous stream of compassion. Participants need not be Buddhists or member of any faith. Instruction in the practice of moving meditation will be given at the start of each event.

Location: ICE Building, 4310 SW Macadam Ave., Portland

Wednesday, December 13, all day: #ReplaceNAFTA National Call-In Day

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 is a Call-In Day for citizens across the U.S. to call their members of Congress to make it clear that, when it comes to any new NAFTA to come out of the renegotiation, we will accept nothing less than an end to outsourcing and putting people and the planet before corporations.

To participate on December 13, go to this site when you’re ready to make your call: http://bit.ly/2BfftUX

The other way you can help is: post to your social media accounts the message that this Call-In Day is occurring and that it needs as many people as possible to join. We’re making this act of posting to your accounts easy, through a Thunderclap. (Thunderclap is an automated platform that allows individuals and organizations to send the same message at the same time to their followers over Facebook, Twitter, and other social media.  In this case, the message will be promoting the #ReplaceNAFTA call-in day.  All you need to do is go to http://bit.ly/2ng9NHa, follow the simple instructions and you’re done!  The system won’t send anything from your social media accounts other than the one message you pre-approve.)  

Tuesday, Dec. 12, 6:30 -8:30 pm: NW Portland – Meeting of Remembrance and Action

Join us for this informational evening in honor of those lost in the Clackamas Town Center & Sandy Hook shootings. Panelists ranging from survivors to politicians to activists and artists will speak to the issue of gun violence and its effects. This will be an educational call to arms with fun and light heartedness thrown in. Please invite your friends and neighbors!

Please RSVP: https://west-moms.ngpvanhost.com/ngpvanforms/3593

Location: The Siren Theater, 315 NW Davis St, Portland

Sunday, Dec. 10, 11-2: Protect Net Neutrality

Protest at a Verizon store against the rollback of net neutrality protections.

Join other Team Internet members at the protest. Internet users outraged by top Verizon lawyer turned FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to gut net neutrality are planning to protest at Verizon retail stores across the country. Protesters will make it clear to members of Congress that the time is now to stand for net neutrality, not Verizon’s bottom line. And please remember, this event is about protesting actions of Verizon executives, lobbyists and their supporters in Washington, not the employees at these stores.

Location: Verizon (7809 NE Vancouver Plaza Dr, Ste 170, Vancouver, WA)

Thursday, December 7, 5 pm: Protest at Downtown Verizon Store

Protest at a Verizon store against the rollback of net neutrality protections. This is a very visible area at the height of the holiday shopping season, so create signs that help to educate, that say what Net Neutrality means to you, and to encourage others to take action.

Location: Downtown Verizon Store, 616 SW Broadway

Thursday, Dec. 7, 7-9:30 pm: Creating a Democracy Movement to End Corporate Personhood

Move to Amend, the national campaign to abolish corporate constitutional rights and eliminate big money from elections, will host a community forum on “Creating an Authentic, Participatory Democracy” with guest speaker Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, Move to Amend National Director. The event is part of a statewide “Barnstorming Speaking Tour” across Oregon.

Doors open at 6:30pm. Donations of $5-$20 requested; no one turned away for lack of funds.

Sponsored by Economic Justice Action Group of 1st Unitarian Church, Alliance for Democracy, Move to Amend PDX, Oregon Progressive Party, Common Cause Oregon

Location: First Unitarian Church, SW 12th and Salmon, Portland

Wednesday, Dec. 6, 7-10 pm: Working Families Party Gala

We will be celebrating our historic Fair Work Week win, 10 years of fusion voting in Oregon, and also the 10 year anniversary of the Oregon WFP all over again since last year’s event got snowed out! Join us to celebrate Fair Work Week and get down on the dance floor!

About pricing: This event is our biggest/only annual fundraiser, but we still want to keep it affordable for those in need. Tickets are $20/each with a $10 reduced rate option. OR become a WFP Hero, Champion or Advocate and join us as a sponsor of the event – your support will help keep Oregon Working Families’ boots on the ground, in the capitol building and across the state.

Location: The Secret Society, 116 NE Russell St., Portland

Sunday, Dec. 3, 12 – 4 pm: Yes on Measure 101 Portland Campaign Kick-Off

REGISTER HERE: yesforhealthcare.org/RSVP Your income shouldn’t determine whether you can visit a doctor or nurse, or get medicine when you’re sick. Measure 101 protects healthcare for vulnerable Oregonians, including seniors, people with disabilities, and 400,000 children. Join the Yes for Healthcare team for our Portland Campaign Kick-Off to help make sure every voter knows to vote YES on Measure 101 on January 23rd!

Location: Oregon AFL-CIO (3645 SE 32nd Ave, Portland, OR 97202)

Sunday, December 3, 1 pm: US Senator Ron Wyden’s Town Hall in Portland

This is an excellent opportunity to meet Senator Wyden and respectfully express our concerns as constituents: Where does Wyden stand on Medicare for All? Why does he apparently support SB 720, that would criminalize certain types of political activity like BDS? Bring your own questions!

Location: Cleveland High School (auditorium), 3400 SE 26th Ave.

Sunday, Dec. 3, 3:30 -9 pm: Winter General Assembly & Holiday Victory Party

Portland Tenants United members will gather at the Winter General Assembly to build community, update each other on the work we’ve done, and decide on the campaigns we will take up in the coming months. Come meet your fellow PTU members and help shape the new year!

Our next General Assembly takes place at Sunnyside Community Center, 3520 SE Yamhill St. from 4-6 pm. A new member orientation will be held beforehand, starting at 3:30pm. At 6pm we will cut loose with dancing, kaoroke, dinner and adult beverages to celebrate our many triumpths over the year. Food and childcare will be provided. We will do our best to find transportation for members who need rides. You can also get directly there on TriMet bus line 15. If you’re not already a PTU member, join today! Here’s the link: pdxtu.org/join

Location: Portland Tenants United, 4815 NE 7th Ave.

Saturday, December 2, 10 am – 2 pm: Info session on Cleaner Air Oregon

Location: Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.

Friday, Dec. 1, 7:30 pm – Saturday, Dec. 2, 3 pm: We the Dreamers: An Art Show to Defend DACA

We the Dreamers will feature: 10 ILLUSTRATED PORTRAITS of DACA recipients and their stories by Heldáy de la Cruz, SILENT AUCTION (artwork by: Strange Dreams Art Collective and goodies from: local organizations + businesses), LETTERPRESS PRINTING with Letra Chueca Press, MUSIC: DJ Suavecito + *Special Guest* and MORE: Drinks, tasty food, posters for sale, and a really good time.

*Proceeds will go to organizations leading the fight to defend DACA / Immigrant Rights.

Location:Ecotrust, 721 Northwest 9th Avenue # 200, Portland

Sunday, November 26, 1-4 pm: Town Hall for Progressive Democracy

Learn about opportunities to participate in Democracy. Listen to guest speakers Nina Turner, President of Our Revolution, and Gayle McLaughlin, former Mayor of Richmond, California talk about people based government.

Location: 3520 SE Yamhill St, Portland

Sunday, November 26, 5:45 – 8:30 pm: IPA Presents: Awake, a Dream from Standing Rock

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota captures world attention through their peaceful resistance against the U.S. government’s plan to construct an oil pipeline through their land. Trailer for Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6691862/

Following the film we will host a panel discussion and provide opportunities for audience members to get involved. Cost: As with all iPA events, admission is sliding scale – $0-27 with no one turned away for lack of funds.

Location: Lake Theater and Cafe, 106 N State St., Lake Oswego

Friday, November 24, 1 pm: Black Lives Matter #NotBlackFriday Not One Dime

Hosted by Don’t Shoot Portland. Every year we connect with community through protest and community service to provide hundreds of meals to families who are living in poverty and forced systemic discrimination and oppression. This year join us as we use this holiday season to remind Americans that the holidays and shopping don’t matter when families are suffering. Black Friday should not be a time to support capitalism it should be a time to BUILD COMMUNITIES.

Location: NE 42nd St.

Tuesday, November 21, 4-7 pm: November Tenant Happy Hour

Come join Portland Tenants United as we let our hair down for happy hour! Get to know your fellow union members and blow off some steam while enjoying discounted food and drinks.

Location: Tik Tok Restaurant and Bar, 11215 SE Division St & 3330 SE 82nd Ave.

Tuesday, November 21, 6-9 pm: What Now?

Location: Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark St.

Monday, November 20, 8-9:30 am: Sanctuary Everywhere Vigil

We are bringing Sanctuary to the Streets! Gather with us for an interfaith expression of solidarity with our immigrant and refugee community. Through prayer, song, testimony and ritual, our Washington County community will join together across nationality, language, class, race and creed in the fight against predatory ICE enforcement and all forms of injustice.

Location: Washington County Courthouse, 145 NE 2nd Ave, Hillsboro (blue line Hillsboro Central stop)

Sunday, Nov. 19, 11 am – 1 pm: Women for Climate

Please join Governor Barbara Roberts, Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici, and our all-star host committee for “Women for Climate” – a special event to support the Clean Energy Jobs campaign. The Clean Energy Jobs bill will put a price on pollution and invest in solutions.

The Clean Energy Jobs bill finished the 2017 legislative session with 33 co-sponsors, Governor Kate Brown recently announced her support for passing the bill in 2018, and House leadership is calling the bill “unfinished business for the 2018 legislative session.” The momentum is building.

Location: Instrument, 3529 N Williams Ave.

Sunday, Nov. 19, 12:30 – 4:30 pm: Trans Day of Remembrance & Interfaith Vigil

Location: Terry Schrunk Plaza, 364 SW Madison

Saturday, Nov. 18, 10 am – 2 pm: Community Service and Feed-In

We [Don’t Shoot Portland] have collaborated with Hughes Memorial to host an ongoing clothing and hospitality kits donation drop point while using Saturday’s for neighborhood supported prep and distribution of warm meals!! On 3rd Saturdays we take to the streets #NVDA to deliver food to the houseless community. Please join us to volunteer, donate, learn more!

Location: Hughes Memorial United Methodist Church, 111 NE Failing St.

Saturday, Nov. 18, 11 am – 1 pm: Let’s Talk About Measure 101 and Healthcare

How will Measure 101 help working families in Oregon? Join us on November 18th to find out! Let’s talk about Measure 101 and the state of healthcare in Oregon! Learn how Measure 101 benefits working families and hospitals alike and how we can support the measure this voting season. No tickets are required for this event, but we do ask that you let us know you’ll be coming by filling out the form at this link: http://bit.ly/SEIU-M101  Lunch provided!

Location: SEIU Local 49, 3536 SE 26th Ave.

Saturday, Nov. 18, 6 – 8 pm: Oregon State Workers 1987 Historic Rolling Strike

SEIU 503 Retirees Local celebrate the Rolling Strike of 1987. Learn how a Rolling Strike works, what we won and what we learned. Hear from strike organizers and strikers themselves. Everyone is welcome. Food will be provided. THIS EVENT WILL BE LIVE STREAMED ON FB:
SEIU 503 LAVENDER CAUCUS

Location: SEIU Local 503, 6401 SE Foster Rd.

Thursday, Nov. 16, 6:30 – 9:30 pm: Water Is Life: Youth Speak Against Fracked Gas Export

Join us on Thursday, November 16 to hear a unique perspective on the pipeline and its implications for water and climate. Panelists will include youth from the Yurok, Hoopa, and Karuk Tribes, traveling all the way from Northern California to share their perspective and a video recently produced by the Klamath tribes in southeast Oregon in opposition to the massive proposals to pipe, liquefy, and export fracked gas through the Northwest. We hope to see you there! The proposed Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline and the Jordan Cove LNG export terminal threaten to dramatically impact salmon fisheries, water quality, and our climate.

Location: Havurah Shalom, 825 NW 18th Ave.

Thursday, Nov. 16, 7-9 pm: Milenio 1st Anniversary Celebration

Milenio.org is celebrating its first anniversary, and we want to share the event with our friends. To show our appreciation for your participation over this year, we are having a special night for the entire Milenio family. Bring your friends +21 or anyone interested in getting involved with us at Rustix Pub 8343 SW Barbur Blvd, Portland, OR 97219 on November 16th between 7pm and 10pm to enjoy a evening of fun, prizes and Salsa music from Bamba & Mazakote orquesta. We will be making important announcements about our goals and the new direction we are taking for 2018.

RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/357862701335568/?ti=icl

Location: 8343 SW Barbur Blvd.

Wednesday, November 15, 6:00-8:30 pm: Panel Discussion on Mandatory Minimum Sentencing in Oregon

Justice Advocates and the Multicultural Center at PCC Southeast are sponsoring a Panel Discussion about Mandatory Minimum Sentencing in Oregon with Jo Ann Hardesty – Babak Zolfaghari-Azar – Greg McKelvey

Info: 971-722-6052, Rut Martinez-Alicea, Multicultural Center Coordinator or JusticeAdvocatesPDX@gmail.com

Location: PCC Southeast. Community Hall – SE Division St/ 82nd Ave

Wednesday, Nov. 15, 5-8 pm: CR PDX Prisoner Correspondence Night

Each month we gather as a mail crew and volunteer team to host an open letter writing + work party to connect with folks looking to get involved. We receive anywhere from 5-25 letters a month and we offer political education, resource information, and books and articles Folks can help out by writing letters to people in OR/WA prisons, typing notes or archiving correspondence, as well as other things that help our chapter running. This is the best time to connect with chapter members and learn more about upcoming projects, events and build coalitions among accomplices for abolition.

Location: In Other Words Feminist Community Center, 14 NE Killingsworth St.

Sunday, Nov. 12, 3-5 pm: The Tree of Life Courageous Women of Resistance

Hosted by Occupation-Free Portland and Jewish Voice for Peace – Portland, OR

Fayrouz Sharqawi of The Tree of Life Courageous Women of Resistance Tour is coming to Portland. She is a Palestinian community resistance organizer from occupied Jerusalem. Join us to hear this woman who speaks truth to power and in so doing brings enlightenment and engagement for a more peaceful future.

Location: 2941 NE Ainsworth St.

Saturday, Nov. 11, 10:30 am – noon: Armistice Day Event Against War in Korea

Location: Pioneer Courthouse Square

Saturday, Nov. 11, 11 am – 3 pm: Protect Our Columbia River

CALL FOR ACTION! Our Nch’í Waná (Big River, Columbia River) needs our prayers and unity. We must protect our First Medicine Chúush (water) and our Way of Life. Our River People have relied on the salmon that have migrated through Nch’í Waná for thousands of years, but, on October 26th, a second spill of toxic waste poisoned the Columbia River with a total of 500,000 gallons of human feces, urine and toxic chemicals. Vancouver’s Westside Waste Water Treatment Facility must be held accountable for these spills.

Join us for a united stand to demand more than a fine, which is a mere slap on the hand! WE must speak for the ones that can not speak for themselves – mother earth, water, salmon, bears, eagles, earth crawlers, plants, trees, and the next 7 generations. No more silence, silence is compliance – we must STOP IT NOW!

Location: 110 Columbia St., Vancouver WA

Thursday, Nov. 9, noon: Thawing ICE: Mindful Walk for Immigrant Justice

Buddhist Peace Fellowship, The Ziji Collective, and Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice (IMIrJ) invite all concerned about the criminalization of immigration to join in a monthly walk of compassion and solidarity. The goal is to have all four sides of the I.C.E. building wrapped in a continuous stream of compassion. Participants need not be Buddhists or member of any faith. Instruction in the practice of moving meditation will be given at the start of each event.

Location: ICE Building, 4310 SW Macadam Ave., Portland

Thursday, Nov. 9, 6 pm: Prisoner Letter Writing Night

Hosted by Portland ABC, Oregon Jericho, Portland IWOC, and Portland Prisoner Support. U.S. and International political prisoners, POW’s, social prisoners of conscious, we got ’em all right here. Need a pen, paper, envelopes, stamps, whatever?! Don’t worry, cause we come prepared to get you and your friends well on track to supporting incarcerated peoples. FREE to all, but DONATIONS appreciated! You’d be surprised how costly this work gets, so bring a few bucks or materials if you can.

Location: Social Justice Action Center, 400 SE 12th Ave.

Wednesday, Nov. 8, 6-8:30 pm: Screening of 13th and discussion

Justice Advocates and the Multicultural Center at PCC Southeast are sponsoring a free showing of the documentary “13TH”, an in-depth look at the US prison system and how it reveals the nation’s history of racial inequality.

Info: 971-722-6052, Rut Martinez-Alicea, Multicultural Center Coordinator or JusticeAdvocatesPDX@gmail.com

Location:PCC Southeast, Community Hall, SE Division St/82nd Ave, Portland

Wednesday, Nov. 8, 6:30-8:30 pm: Election Night Take Back

Remember the nightmare that unfolded before our eyes last year on election night? Let’s take back this year! Join us as we transform our rage in to action. Have a drink, grab a free letter writing kit with writing prompts for local issues to local leaders (we’ll even postage and mail your postcards for you!), and enter to win PRIZES. Civic engagement has never been so easy! Let’s put out this dumpster fire together. EVENT IS FREE. And, check out our handy subscription service: www.handwrittenrevolution.com

Location: Dig A Pony, 736 SE Grand Ave.

Monday, November 6, 4-6 pm: In These Times Happy Hour

Hello Portland! In These Times Magazine is hosting a happy hour in your town. Join other ITT readers for an evening of beer and community building. We’ll have ITT swag and a chance to win a free copy of “The Age of Inequality,” In These Times’ 40-year investigation into corporate America’s attack on working people. Snacks and your first drink is on us! This is a family-friendly event.

Please let us know you’re coming by RSVPing at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/in-these-times-magazine-happy-hour-portland-tickets-39259217376

Location: Rogue Ales and Spirits, 1339 NW Flanders

Monday, October 30, 7-8:30 pm: Planning Meeting for Occupation-Free Portland

Come help plan next steps for our campaign to keep Portland free of any complicity in Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestinian lands. Help preserve the partial victory of banning city investments in corporations that profit from the occupation and human rights violations.

Location: Taborspace, 5441 SE Belmont St.

Sunday, October 29, 1-2:30 pm: Medicare for All Community Meeting

Join us at our Southeast community meeting to learn about Improved Medicare for All, share healthcare stories, and find out how we can organize & fight for a better medical system for everyone. This event is a potluck! Feel free to bring food and beverages to share.

Location: SEIU, 6401 SE Foster Road

Sunday, October 29, 1:30 – 5:30 pm: Learn the Ropes: Safety and Security Meeting for Activists

We invite you to join the Civil Liberties Defense Center for a 4 hour intensive training structured to build our collective knowledge and skills to increase the security of individuals and political organizing groups. This training will include a Know Your Rights session and cover security culture, legal observing/copwatching, digital security for activists, and the various ways we are facing state repression (Grand Juries, SLAPP Suits, RICO) and how to effectively combat it.

Location: Multnomah Friends Meeting – Quakers, 4312 SE Stark St.

Saturday, October 28, 10 am – 5:30 pm: Decolonizing our Activism Workshop

We are honored to present Idle No More Washington’s Decolonizing Our Activism Workshop presented by Sweetwater Nannauck. All are welcomed to attend this FREE life-changing training which incorporates traditional Native American teachings through stories, exercises, and discussions that are even more relevant and needed today. We are all hurt by systems of colonization. We will offer some suggestions on how to be a good ally and form partnerships with the traditional stewards of this land. ‘Decolonizing Our Activism workshops are conducted in a respectful way that is both healing and empowering. Together we can do this vital liberation work.

IMPORTANT – must follow link to register and to guarantee your spot: http://bit.ly/2hRmMgf

Location: NAYA, 5135 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland

Saturday, October 28, noon – 2:15 pm: Letter-writing with Represent.us

Please join us to write letters to the editor, and bring a laptop computer if you have one. We want the world to know why we support small donor elections!

Location: Woodstock Library, 6008 SE 49th Ave.

Saturday, October 28, 10 am or 1 pm: GOTV w/PCC Forward

Let’s get out the vote for Portland Community College’s bond measure (on your ballot right now!!) Folks will have the option to either canvass (knock on doors) using maps we will provide, or text voters from our office using their phones and our software. 

Invite your friends on Facebook, or RSVP at info@pccforward.com.

Location: WheelhouseNW office, 510 SW 3rd St #206

Tuesday, October 24, 2-6 pm: Latinx Voter Registration Drive / Registrate y Vota

Come and register to vote every Tuesday at Portland Mercado (Locations can vary) from 2pm to 6pm. Energize yourself and others. At this times more than ever is important to get out the vote in our vulnerable communities in order to impact our local elections. #Getoutthevote

Location: Portland Mercado

Tuesday, October 24, 5-8 pm: Resist Trump Happy Hour

Join the staff and supporters of the Working Families Party for a once-a-month community happy hour where we can come together to talk about the issues that matter. We want to hear how you are engaging with the #Resist movement!

Location: The Firkin Tavern, 1937 SE 11th Ave.

Saturday, October 21, 10 am – 1 pm: Community Service and Feed-In

On the 3rd Saturday of every month the members of Hughes Memorial Church host a community meal. This year we have been joining in to help! Not everyone has access to food regularly and this is one way to help distribute and collect resources. We take to the streets to deliver food to the houseless community. Please join us on October 21st at 10:00 am to volunteer, donate, learn more!

Location: Hughes Memorial United Methodist Church, 111 NE Failing St.

Friday, October 20, 8 am: Fighting for the Dream Caravan

On Friday, October 20 at 8:00 a.m. a Rally will take place at the Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) building and several cars with banners and signs will depart in a CARAVAN to the office of US CONGRESSMAN GREG WALDEN. The Car Caravan will make stops in Woodburn, Salem, Corvallis, Lebanon, and Sisters. Our destination will be the Office of US Congressman Greg Walden for a Rally located at 1051 NW Bond St, Suite 400, Bend, OR 97701 for a Rally. Join DREAMERS, DACA RECIPIENTS, RELIGIOUS LEADERS, LATINO FAMILIES, AND ALLIES.

Location: ICE Building, 4310 SW Macadam Ave., Portland

Friday, October 20, 1 pm: Village Coalition General Assembly

All are welcome at the Village Coalition’s General Assembly meetings, where we gather to discuss resources, service opportunities, values and vision, and partnerships.

Location: Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi Ave.

 

Thursday, October 19, 4-7 pm: Happy Hour with PTU

Have you been wanting to get more involved with PTU but not sure where to start? Join us for informal fun while getting questions you’ve got answered!

$1 off all draft beers and buy 1 get 1 half off entrees! Open to members and non-members. Friends and friends of friends also welcome. If you want to join the union, you can sign up online today and we’ll have your union card ready at happy hour (Membership is sliding scale $5-$20/month. Low income waiver also available). Here is the link: www.pdxtu.org/join

Location: The Firkin Tavern, 1937 SE 11th Ave.

Wednesday, October 18, 5-6 pm: No Muslim or Refugee Ban Ever

NOTE: THIS IS A PERMITTED RALLY

On October 18, Unite Oregon joins with communities across the country to uphold our nation’s traditions of welcoming refugees and religious freedom. Come and show your solidarity with our Muslim sisters and brothers and with Oregon’s refugee communities. Demonstrate that, in Oregon, we still value welcoming those fleeing violence and persecution. Join us and be heard! #NoMuslimBanEver#RefugeesWelcome

Location: Terry Schrunk Plaza

Monday, October 16, 7-8:30 pm: 3rd Monday Jacobin PDX Meeting

We meet every third Monday of each month at the Social Justice Action Center (SJAC). The SJAC is at 400 SE 12th (corner of Oak St, one block north of Stark), formerly the Red & Black Cafe. Please bring a dollar or two with you to donate to the center for letting us use the space.

This month, discussion will be about the Russian Revolution that installed the Bolshevik Party in October, because this October is the 100 year anniversary. Please see the Facebook event for a list of articles up for discussion.

Location: Social Justice Action Center, 400 SE 12th Ave.

Sunday, October 15, 10:30 – 3:30: Single Payer Canvass!

Come spend a Sunday helping The Democratic Socialists of America building the movement for single payer healthcare! We’ll train everybody up on how to canvass, have them pair into two person canvass teams, load up into cars, and head out to the turfs. We will be canvassing in neighborhoods in the East Portland area.

Location: SEIU, 6401 SE Foster Rd.

Sunday, October 15, 12-5 pm: Portland Puerto Rico Fundraiser

Help is on the way Puerto Rico Fundraiser. Portland united to support the country. Latin food, Puerto Rican music pleana, bomba from Los Boricuas, other Puerto Rican local music ands, from 12 noon to 5 pm. Auction, together performers. Cost is $ 25 per person, $ 15 kids. All age event.

Location: Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside St.

Saturday, October 14, 9 am – 3 pm: Stand Together Under One Roof

“There is no such thing as a single issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.”-Audre Lorde

Together, Under One Roof, groups that work for social, racial and environmental justice share their purpose, projects, and stories. It’s an opportunity to connect, expand awareness and do the work. Fill up a building with speakers, music, panels, sessions, displays, conversation. Grow Our Community.

Free event. Childcare will be provided.

Location: Rose City Park Presbyterian Church, 1907 NE 45th Ave., Portland

Thursday, October 12, 6 pm: October Keaton Otis Vigil

Keaton Otis was a young Black man murdered by the Portland police over six years ago, May 12, 2010. The police admitted they stopped him for “looking like a gangster”. They shot him 23 times after tazing him while he sat in the driver’s seat. Later police said Keaton had a gun, but have yet to produce it. Keaton’s father Fred Bryant held a monthly vigil on the 12 of every month since his son’s murder on the spot where Keaton’s life was taken. Fred Bryant did this for over three years, fighting for justice for his son, every single month in the rain, the dark, the heat, the snow. Fred Bryant passed away October 29, 2013. His family and community have committed to continuing the vigils every month on the 12th, until justice is achieved for Keaton, for Fred, for our whole community.

Please join that struggle this month and help to spread the word.

Location: NE 6th and Halsey

Monday, October 9, 12:30 pm: Multnomah County Town Hall with Ron Wyden
Maybe a good opportunity to ask Senator Wyden why he’s not supporting Bernie’s Medicare-for-All bill?
Location: Corbett High School gym (Parking is limited so please carpool if possible), 35800 E Historic Columbia River Hwy, Corbett, OR
Monday, October 9, 6-9 pm: Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration

First Nation’s – Singing, Drumming, Storytelling, Art… Family Friendly!! All Are Welcome!!
6 p.m. — 6:50 p.m. FREE Soup and Bread Supper
7 p.m. — 9 p.m. FREE Entertainment

Location: Wilshire UM Native American Fellowship, 3917 NE Shaver St., Portland

Sunday, October 8, 1:30 – 3:30: Portland DSA General Meeting

New member orientation at 1:10. Childcare is available! Please contact Ben Chatterton at ben.chatterton@gmail.com to volunteer or request childcare.

Location: SEIU, 6401 SE Foster Rd, Portland

Saturday, October 7, 12-6 pm: Political Propaganda and Mural Painting Workshop

Join the IWW and the UMLEM (Unidades Muralistas Luchador Ernesto Miranda) from Chile in a conversation about political propaganda and a day-long mural workshop. At noon we will discuss the theory and practice of political mural making and decide what we want to portray in the mural. From 2-6 we will be painting the IWW hall. Bring friends, snacks and your most radical dreams for what you’d like to see in the mural!!!

To learn more about the UMLEM: https://www.facebook.com/pg/umlemchile

Location: Iww-The Wobblies, 2249 E Burnside St, Portland

Saturday, October 7, 1-2 pm: Resistance Strikes! W/ Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir

Join us in downtown Portland on Saturday, October 7 at 1pm where Portland’s Resistance is teaming up with Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir for an exciting, street performance action!

Friday, October 6, 6-7 pm: Defend DACA – 800 Candles

We are lighting 800 candles on October 6th to raise local awareness for the 800,000 DACA recipients – 1 candle will symbolically represent 1,000 DACA recipients – in the United States. The executive decision to rescind DACA not only impacts hundreds of thousands of youth across the country, but hundreds here in Washington County. October 6th is the first day the program prevents recipients from renewing their permits.

Location: Hillsboro Civic Center, 150 E Main Street, Hillsboro

Now through October 5: Vanport Exhibit: A Story Lived. A Story Told.

Location:  Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland

Thursday, October 5, 7-9 pm: Capitalism in Crisis and the Socialist Alternative

Historic floods and hurricanes fueled by climate change. Nuclear warmongering with North Korea. Brutal attacks on immigrants. Skyrocketing student debt and stagnating wages. Far-right forces marching in the streets with torches. This is the reality of capitalism in the 21st century.

Join Socialist Students and Socialist Alternative for a panel discussion on building the movement against Trump, the far right and capitalism itself as we prepare for a National Day of Action on November 16th.

Location: Portland State University, Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 296

Wednesday, October 4, 9:30 – 11:30 am: Action Alert: PDX Renters Need RELO Permanent and Stronger!

City Council will be discussing the fate of Portland’s HISTORIC Relocation Assistance ordinance. Even though it has saved thousands of people from becoming homeless or bankrupt trying to stay housed, RELO IS SET TO EXPIRE ON OCTOBER 7th! Call city council to end the exemptions so that ALL renters in Portland are protected by relocation.

Location: Portland City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Ave
Tuesday, October 3, 2-6 pm: Latinx Voter Registration Drive / Registrate y Vota

Come and register to vote every Tuesday at Portland Mercado (Locations can vary) from 2pm to 6pm. Energize yourself and others. At this times more than ever is important to get out the vote in our vulnerable communities in order to impact our local elections. #Getoutthevote
More locations will be announced soon.

Monday, October 2, 6-7 pm: Silent Vigil for LOVE

Please join us in the Park Blocks outside the Portland Art Museum for a silent, candle light vigil. Tonight we are asking for solidarity and a commitment to stand against Hate not as Protesters but as Community. Please Bring Candles and let’s Be Still and Silent TOGETHER this one Night. Please continue to pray for Families and respond to the needs of our Las Vegas Neighbors as they work to help one another grieve and recover. Thank you for your continued love and solidarity.

Sunday, October 1, 1-2:30 pm: Single Payer Healthcare Community Meeting

Join us to hear members of the Portland DSA Healthcare Working Group discuss single payer healthcare: what it is, why we’re working on it, and what we’re doing as a chapter. Snacks and beverages will be served.

Location: North Portland Library, 512 N Killingsworth St., Portland

Saturday, September 30, 10 am – noon: Oregon Recovers Rally for Recovery

Join people in recovery, our friends and family, allied organizations and elected officials to unveil Oregon Recovers, a new statewide campaign to take Oregon from last to first in access and availability to addiction treatment and recovery services. We need more addiction services, and less incarceration. We need more clean and sober recovery housing for people. We need more detox, addiction treatment, and peer services to reach out and give support to those who need addiction recovery.

We are asking everyone who has lost someone to addiction to bring an old shoe that can be used to demonstrate to policy makers and the press the magnitude of the problem. Write their name on the shoe. We hope for a large pile of shoes in front of the speakers podium.

Location: Shemanski Park, 1010 SW Park Ave.

Friday, September 29, 6:30 – 8:30 pm: Whose Streets Film Screening

Join us September 29 for the season opener of the Peace of the City Film Series: WHOSE STREETS, a documentary about the Ferguson uprising. Co-sponsored by Don’t Shoot Portland, this screening is free and open to the public.

Location: Portland Mennonite Church, 1312 SE 35th Ave.

Thursday, September 28, 7-9 pm: Charlie vs. Goliath

Director Reed Lindsay as well as Charlie Hardy himself will be present. BerniePDX and other local grassroots groups have been invited to join the after-screening conversation. Please join us for a great and inspiring movie, about which London’s Independent writes:

“In 2014, 75-year-old Charlie Hardy, a retired Catholic priest, returned to his hometown of Cheyenne, Wyoming, to discover shocking poverty and homelessness and little interest in doing anything about it. Taking it upon himself to fight for better wages and health care, he runs a self-financed, grassroots campaign for a Democratic Senate seat. But he comes up against the political juggernaut of the GOP in a state where 80% of the voters are Republican. This youthful spirit rejects offers from special interests, gathers a ragtag busload of volunteers, and makes a Quixotic run with campaign finance reform as his leading issue. A timely political tale that is “powerful, passionate, and frequently very funny.”

Location: Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 SW Park Ave., Portland

Thursday, September 28 – Sunday, October 1: Portland Eco Film Festival

The Portland EcoFilm Festival pairs compelling films and live event panel discussions to entertain, increase awareness and inspire community engagement on issues of nature conservation, environmental activism and community wellness. ($)

Location: Hollywood Theater, 4122 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland.

Tuesday, September 26, 5-7 pm: Resist Trump Happy Hour

Join the staff and supporters of the Working Families Party for a once-a-month community happy hour where we can come together to talk about the issues that matter. We want to hear how you are engaging with the #Resist movement!

There will be happy hour food and drink available, featured speakers, and a great opportunity to get to meet other Working Families Party supporters to decompress, plan, and organize. Come have a drink with us!

Location: Church, 2600 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland

Monday, September 25, 5-7 pm: Dream Act NOW, Banners and signs at the bridge

Come and show your banners at the Failing St Pedestrian Bridge in support of the Dream Act. We demand the DREAM ACT NOW!

Sunday, September 24, 2-5 pm: Rally to Stop Rohingya Genocide

Please come join us for this rally to raise awareness and pressure on our Federal officials to speak out against this tragedy. There are over 1000 Rohingya in Oregon. Many escaped persecution by the Burmese government already. Let’s make them feel welcome and make sure that they know how much we support them and their families back home. Let’s show Portland that hate happening anywhere is wrong and that we stand for a world of love.

Location: Pioneer Courthouse Square

Sunday, September 24, 6-9 pm: IPA Presents: The Progressive Film Series -Just Eat it

The second movie in our series is Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story. See the trailer here. Following the screening we will host a panel discussion and provide opportunities for audience members to get involved.

Cost: As with all iPA events, admission is sliding scale – $0-27 with no one turned away for lack of funds.

Location: Lake Theater and Cafe, 106 N State St., Lake Oswego

Saturday, September 23, 11-1: Healthcare Town Hall

The second town hall in a series of issue based forums will be focused on healthcare. Join us in the Columbia room of the downtown library as we shape our platform on healthcare and talk about solutions best for everyone in our community. As always you can join us in person, participate in the conversation online during the event, or send questions ahead of time to mandalynn@dorothyforcongress.com.

Location: 901 C St, Vancouver, WA

Saturday, September 23, 5:30-8 pm: Every Worker Needs a Home

Burgerville bills itself as “fresh, local, and sustainable.” In order to truly commit to that mission, its workers need to be able to making living wages. Join The Community Alliance of Tenants and the Burgerville Workers Union, a chapter of the Portland IWW for a day of action to support workers and achieving their cost of living.

This event is part of Oregon Renter Week of Action, a part of the national Renter Week of Action & Assemblies! hosted by Homes For All / Hogares Para Todxs. #RenterWeekOfAction

Location: MLK statue in front of the Oregon Convention Center

Friday, September 22, 12 – 7 pm: 12th Annual Dancing in the Square Powwow

Annually, the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB), a non-profit organization in partnership with other local Indian organizations hosts an American Indian Day Celebration, a traditional showcase and celebration of American Indian cultures.

Location: Pioneer Courthouse Square

Thursday, September 21, 7-8:30 pm: Recruiting and Empowering Black Political Leadership

Hosted by the Black American Caucus of the Washington County Democratic Party, a series of powerful conversations revolving around the importance of Black leadership and running for office.

Location: Hillsboro Office, 143 NE 3rd Avenue, Hillsboro

Wednesday, September 20, 5-8 pm: Paint n’ Plan

Do your part – make some art! Organizers, artists, renters, and supporters are invited to show up for our #RenterWeekOfAction Paint n’ Plan Party on Wednesday.

We’ll have supplies, friends, music, and random snacks – but it never hurts to bring more! Drop by and make a sign for our Every Worker Needs A Home rally with Burgerville Workers Union, write a chant for the Portland IWW, prep your story for the St. Johns Story Slam + Tenant Rally with St. Johns Center for Opportunity, make adorable bandanas for your next stop in fall fashion #blackbloc, or just rally the troops who are trying to make the signs!

Location: The Community Alliance of Tenants, 2710 NE 14th Ave, Portland

Tuesday, September 19, 10 am: Protest the visit of AG Jeff Sessions in Portland

According media sources Jeff Sessions will travel to Portland to meet with local law enforcement officials and address Immigration policy in Portland on Tuesday, Sept. 19. Sessions is the administration’s leading hardliner on immigration, and bears a major share of responsibility for the elimination of DACA program. Location and time TBD.

This event is organized by Portland’s Resistance, Milenio.org and Voz Hispana Cambio Comunitario.

Sunday, September 17, 3-6 pm: PTU General Assembly

New member orientation will be held beforehand, starting at 3 pm + General Membership meeting 4:30-6 pm. Bring your union card and PTU swag! If you’re not already a PTU member, join today! Here’s the link: pdxtu.org/join

Location: JAMS, the Jade/APANO Multicultural Space, 8114 SE Division, across the street from Portland Community College

Saturday, September 16, 10 am: Community Service and Feed In

We have collaborated with Hughes Memorial to host an ongoing clothing and hospitality kits donation drop point while using Saturday’s for neighborhood supported prep and distribution of warm meals!! On 3rd Saturdays we take to the streets #NVDA to deliver food to the houseless community. In APRIL we began gardening so that we can continue to distribute fresh food to those in need!! Join Us!!

Location: Hughes Memorial United Methodist Church, 111 NE Failing St., Portland

Thursday, September 14, 7:30 – 9 am: East Metro Mayor’s Breakfast

We are excited to host the Inaugural East Metro Mayor’s Breakfast which will be held at Gresham City Hall. This is a great opportunity to hear from Mayors at each of our cities and hear what each is doing to promote economic development in their cities. Come learn about new programs and initiatives, welcome new businesses to the area and engage with our elected officials. Not only will you have an opportunity to hear from them, but also, they will hear from you. Join us for this unique and exciting event.

Location: Gresham City Hall, 1333 NW Eastman Pkwy, Gresham

Thursday, September 14, 7-9 pm: Trump Lost/The Best Democracy Money Can Buy

Movie showing: The Best Democracy Money Can Buy + BBC reporter Greg Palast skyping live to talk about Republican schemes to suppress voters and steal elections. Hosted by KBOO Community Radio, suggestion donation: $ 7-10, no one turned away for lack of funds.

Location: Clinton St. Theater, 2522 SE Clinton St., Portland

Monday, September 11, 6-8 pm: Town hall with Reps. Nosse, Power, and Sen. Taylor

Join Representatives Rob Nosse, Karin Power, and Senator Kathleen Taylor for a town hall! We’ll give updates on what happened this legislative session, answer questions, and hear about your priorities.

Free street parking is available, and Smile Station is accessible by the 70 bus line. Plan your trip at http://trimet.org/

Location: Smile Station, 8210 SE 13th Ave., Portland

Sunday, September 10: Rally against fascists in town!

Joey Gibson is organizing another gathering of white supremacists and neo-nazis in our town on September 10. BerniePDX encourages you to loudly oppose fascists at any of the following events:

Rally/March Against White Nationalism: hosted by Portland Stands United Against Hate, 12:30-4 pm, Terry D. Schrunk Plaza

Stand Up! Community Defense Against Patriot Prayer!: hosted by Rose City Antifa, 1-7 pm, Salmon Street Fountain, 1020 SW Naito Parkway

Shut Down White Supremacy – Solidarity with Charlottesville: hosted by Queer Liberation Front, noon at Salmon Street Fountain

Silent Witness: Sitting, Standing and Walking for All We Love: hosted by Buddhist Peace Fellowship, 12:30 at Salmon Street Fountain

Answering the Call of Love: hosted by Families for Peaceful Protest, 1:30-2:30 at First Unitarian Portland (**family-friendly**)

Unity March: Solidarity Day: hosted by CHAP Concerned Humans Against Poverty, 2-5 pm, Marshall Community Park, Vancouver (**family-friendly**)

Saturday, September 9, 11 am – 3:30 pm: AIDS Walk Portland

AIDS Walk Portland is a fun 2.4-mile walk for the whole family through Portland to raise awareness of, and funds for, the fight against HIV / AIDS! Unite with people of all backgrounds in a 10,000 + person demonstration of compassion and action! HIV/AIDS affects us all and you can do something about it!

Location: Fields Park, 1099 NW Overton St, Portland

Saturday, September 9, 1:30-3:30 pm: Portland DSA General Meeting

Location: Sunnyside Community House, 3520 SE Yamhill, Portland

Thursday, September 7, 1-5 pm: Steptember Walk: Let’s Stop a Freeway

Portland is a town famous for it’s ability to challenge Freeway Expansion. Join us on the former site of Harbor Drive for a brief talk about Portland’s civic activist efforts for active transportation and a walk to City Hall to show our opposition to the inclusion of a $450 million freeway expansion into the Comprehensive Plan Update.

We’ll meet at 1 a clock by the Salmon Street Fountain, and then walk over to City Hall to meet other advocates and residents who want to testify in opposition to this freeway expansion. If you haven’t signed our letter already, check it out: www.nomorefreewayspdx.com

Tuesday, September 5, 5-8 pm: Save DACA PDX Rally!

Milenio.org invite you to a RALLY TO SAVE DACA! On July 12, 2017, news broke that John Kelly, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security deflected responsibility for the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) and Temporary Protective Status (TPS) which, combined, protect over one million people from deportation. In a meeting with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Kelly told Members of Congress that the fate of the DACA and TPS programs were in the hands of white nationalist Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
For more information please contact us at info@milenio2016.org

Location: Terry Schrunk Plaza, 1220 SW 3rd Ave, Portland

Tuesday, September 5, 7-9 pm: Why Does the United States Support Israel?

The forum hopes to address a number of issues, such as the role of the Israel Lobby in shaping U.S. policy, the role of the military-industrial complex and the national security establishment, and how Palestine solidarity activists can counter these forces.

Location: Taborspace, 5441 SE Belmont St, Portland

September 1-4: OR Just Transition Assembly

OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon, in partnership with the Oregon Just Transition Alliance, presents a weekend of movement-building in pursuit of Environmental Justice, Climate Justice, and a Just Transition. The Assembly will prioritize the voices and experiences of communities of color, low-income people, and other historically-marginalized people. Together, we will build our shared understanding of the path toward a Just Transition.

Assembly-related events will happen throughout Portland – full agenda is here: goo.gl/58Dgrq

Monday, August 28, 6-8 pm: Insights from the Outside

Insights from the Outside: Envisioning a More Just Neighborhood for Everyone. This neighborhood event will begin with a panel of people experiencing houselessness who will discuss experiences. Everyone is invited to make art to envision how our neighborhoods can better serve everyone, including houseless neighbors. This event is co-sponsored by Right 2 Survive Ambassador Program and Portland Assembly.

Location: Jade/APANO Multicultural Space – JAMS, 8114 SE Division St, Portland

Sunday, August 27, 11 am – 1 pm: Bystander Intervention Workshop

With the attack on the Portland MAX in May, hate crimes on the rise in the U.S. and with our current climate emboldening white supremacist, it is important that we have the skills to safely intervene on behalf of others in a threatening situation. The goal of this workshop is to learn how to be an ally, and reduce danger when we encounter threats to others in our communities, and how we can reduce danger for the most vulnerable while keeping ourselves and others safe.

Please RSVP at the link below and donate on a sliding scale of $5-20 to attend this event, as Don’t Shoot PDX is doing important work and needs our support.                                       https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bystander-intervention-with-humanitarian-united-movement-and-action-network-tickets-37160954415

Location: Clark Public Utilities, 1200 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, Washington

Sunday, August 27, 5:30 pm: IPA Presents: For Love of Water (FLOW) in collaboration with Food and Water Watch!

For this month’s film, For Love of Water (FLOW), we are grateful and proud to be partnering with Food and Water Project. Following the first screening, Food and Water Project will host a panel discussion and provide opportunities for audience members to get involved.

Location: Lake Theater and Cafe, 106 N State St, Lake Oswego

Saturday, August 26, 12-2 pm: NAACP Portland General Membership Meeting

All are welcome. Come learn about what NAACP Portland is up to & how you can get involved. Committees will report about economic development, legislative advocacy and other important racial justice work.

Location: Concordia University Portland, 2811 NE Holman St, Portland

Saturday, August 26, 4-6 pm: JoAnn’s Campaign Kickoff Party

Location: Mt Scott Community Center, 5530 SE 72nd Ave., Portland

Wednesday, August 23, 3-5:30 pm: Boycott Greg Walden in Portland

Greg Walden will be fundraising in Portland. Let ‘s let them know he is not welcome in Portland. Location and Time TBD.

House Speaker Paul Ryan will be in Portland on Aug. 23, raising money with fellow Republicans Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR) and Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA). Milenio.org will be there and demand that US Representatives Ryan, Walden and Beutler protect DACA and TPS recipients and give them a green card with a pathway to Citizenship. As soon we find out the location and time of the fundraising we will let you know. If they don’t act on protecting DACA AND TPS RECIPIENTS, THEY ARE NOT WELCOME IN PORTLAND!!

Location: SE 17th Ave. and SE Milport Rd., Milwaukie

Sunday, August 20, 11 am – 2 pm: WALK with Refugees and Immigrants

Portland Parks for New Portlanders is partnering with Sunday Parkways to organize “Walk with Refugees & Immigrants.” Community, city and elected leaders will gather at East Portland Neighborhood Office and participate in a mile walk towards Knott Park alongside the refugee & immigrant community to show our support. In partnership with refugee and immigrant organizations, this event plans to recognize the unique experiences of new Portlanders of all ages by honoring seniors and providing school supplies for children. Come hear refugees & Immigrants share their stories, diverse music, food, and other activities to enjoy.

Location: East Portland Neighborhood Office, 1017 NE 117th Ave., Portland

Sunday, August 20, 6-9 pm: Stop Police Brutality: Am I Next?

Location: Terry D. Schrunk Plaza, 364 SW Madison St., Portland

Saturday, August 19, 9 am – noon: Bystander Intervention Workshop

In light of recent tragic events and in honor of the heroes who protected two teenage girls on the Max from a hateful racist attack, bystander intervention workshops have been organized with the help of Teressa Raiford of Don’t Shoot Portland. The goal of this workshop is to learn how to be an ally when we encounter threats to others in our communities, and how we can reduce danger for the most vulnerable while keeping ourselves and others safe.

Please join us for a bystander support/intervention training workshop facilitated by Teressa Raiford, Lara Jones and Hanna Davis. We are asking for a suggested $20+ sliding scale donation to benefit Don’t Shoot Portland.

Location: TaborSpace, 5441 SE Belmont St., Portland (in the Annex, lower level, wheelchair accessible)

Saturday, August 19, 10am-1pm: Basics of Photojournalism Workshop

Come and learn more about the basics of Photojournalism and volunteer opportunities.

Location: 801 SW 10th Ave, Portland

Friday, August 18, 5:30 – 8 pm: Eclipse Hate: Solidarity with Charlottesville

On Friday August 18th Portland’s Resistance will be holding a non-violent rally and march in solidarity with the community of Charlottesville, Virginia after last week’s tragedies.

There will be speakers, collaborative banner making, and a strong showing of community. Just like Charlottesville, Portland has recently and historically faced tragedy at the hands of white supremacy. We’ve seen the destruction that it brings both here and across the country. We will not tolerate hate in our city.

We must stand against the rise of fascism and empower marginalized communities. This is Donald’s Trumps America. Is it yours? If not, join us to stand against hate. Let’s show the millions of people coming to Portland this weekend what we stand for.

Location: Salmon Street Fountain, 1020 SW Naito Parkway, Portland

Thursday, August 17, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm: Rally Against Transgender Employment Discrimination

The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) does not effectively advocate for or protect transgender workers. We demand that BOLI
• Ensure equal treatment in hiring, retention and promotion for transgender workers through stepped up enforcement of anti-discrimination law,
• Hire specialists in transgender oppression, employment discrimination and protection,
• Establish a training and placement program to secure employment for transgender workers,
• Establish a training program for employers on transgender oppression, discrimination and protection

Location: Bureau of Labor and Industry, 800 NE Oregon St., Portland

Tuesday, August 15, 9 am -12 pm: Validation Hearing: CFR Challenges

On August 15 at 9 a.m., Judge Eric Bloch of the Multnomah County Circuit Court will conduct a 2-hour hearing on challenges to the constitutionality of the campaign finance reform Amendment to the Multnomah County Charter (Measure 26-184) approved by the voters of the county by a margin of 89% “yes” to 11% “no” at the November 2016 election.

Anyone wishing to attend the session should arrive at the Multnomah County Courthouse by 8:30 a.m. in order to get through security screening at the front door. All of the briefs and memoranda filed by the participants are available here: http://valid.honest-elections.com/

Location: Multnomah County Courthouse, 1021 SW 4th Ave., Suite 600, Portland

Sunday, August 13, 1:30 – 3:30 pm: Portland DSA General Meeting

Location: SEIU, 6401 SE Foster Road, Portland

Saturday, August 12, 8am-3pm: Milenio.org Food Justice

Fight back with us by attending this FREE farmers market. Gardeners are needed to donate fresh produce so that we can make it available to families in need and bring it directly to high density areas and to people impacted by displacement. Please bring homegrown produce between 10-12 to the pavilion at Montevilla park. Growers can also pick a few items from the farm trade table if they donate their best to the Free Farmer’s Market. No money allowed. This is how we subvert the Big Grocery Big Money Big Politics game and take action to feed our friends and community.

Location: 685 NE 82nd Ave, Portland

Saturday, August 12, 11 am: Second Saturday is for Social Justice Show Up 4 Racial Justice

This months gathering will be focused IDENTIFYING Social Justice partners in advocacy and support! Community Safety and Organizing Safe Neighborhoods, Family Advocacy and Human Rights including Hate Crime Reporting has become the evolution of our organizing and we need all hands on deck.

This is a call out to organizations, groups, advocates, legal professionals, photographers, writers and people who want to become active advocates against racism and hate in their communities.

Location: Lake Theater, Lake Oswego

Thursday, August 10, 6 – 9 pm: IPA presents: The People’s Candidate Forum – HD 38 State Rep.

As State Representative Ann Lininger prepares to vacate her seat in the Oregon Legislature for a position on the Clackamas County Circuit Court, please plan to attend the iPA Candidates’ Forum for those seeking the appointment to the office of State Representative for House District 38. This is an opportunity for HD 38 PCPs as well as concerned and interested citizens to meet the candidates. It is also a good opportunity for everyone to see how this process works and enrich our personal political education.

Location: Lake Oswego, Oregon

Thursday, August 10, 7:30-9pm: NAFTA Town Hall – After 23 years

Learn about the unfolding NAFTA politics in its renegotiation period, here in the Trump era. See how a NAFTA renegotiation is a critical time for heeding the longtime demands of labor, environmental, human rights, and pro-democracy groups — regarding a NAFTA legacy that is damaging and ongoing (and threatening to get worse). And get active to redirect this, towards the needs of people and planet. Attendance is free; do RSVP (here: http://bit.ly/2ufeinZ)

Location: 6025 E Burnside St, Portland

Tuesday, August 8, 4:30 – 6 pm: Sen. Merkley: PDX Rally for Transgender Service Members

Senator Merkley has joined Senate colleagues in denouncing this discriminatory and counterproductive ban, and calling on Secretary of Defense James Mattis to allow any American who meets existing requirements to be allowed to serve their country. Merkley is working with his Senate colleagues to include an amendment in the 2018 defense authorization bill, which is expected to come to the floor after August recess, that would prevent Trump’s ban from going into effect.

Location: Terry Schrunk Plaza, 364 SW Madison, Portland

Tuesday, August 8, 7 pm: Bystander Intervention Matters Communities of Color Unite

This Summer #DontShootPDX kicks off a hosted series of community focused bystander intervention conversations and direct engagement platforms. This months outreach is to Communities of Color and those of Asian Ancestory. All are welcome though these voices are the ones being centered in this space due to the specific context and necessary experience based subject matter.

Location: Artists Repertory Theater, 1515 SW Morrison St., Portland

Sunday, August 6, 1:30 – 3:30 pm: March for Freedom, Solidarity and Justice

Extremists are staging a “Freedom March” on the waterfront at the Salmon Street fountain. We are gathering in solidarity with communities who are under attack and calling on activists and concerned residents to join a peaceful mass mobilization on the Portland waterfront, and continue to show up to prove that Portland stands united and will not tolerate white nationalism in any of its guises.

Location: Battleship Oregon Memorial Park, 250 SW Naito Pkwy, Portland

Wednesday, August 2, 6:30 – 8:30 pm: PDXSol Voz Solidarity Committee Open Meeting

Portland Solidarity Network is helping Voz Workers’ Rights Education Project to establish a permanent home at their current site. After years of deadlock in trying to work with the city, Voz has finally entered into negotiations with Prosper Portland (formerly the Portland Development Commission), in order to secure the land they’re located on and build a new, permanent day laborers’ center.

Location: 1131 SE Oak St, Portland

Tuesday, August 1st, 6-7 pm: Rep. Schrader Town Hall – Clackamas County

This is an opportunity to ask the Congressman questions, express your concerns and hear from him about the work he’s doing for you in Washington.

Location: Milwaukie Center, 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Dr., Milwaukie

Sunday, July 30, 11am: Medicare Birthday Celebration – Medicare for All!

Join us to celebrate the birthday of Medicare and to build a movement for Medicare for All. Handing out cake to people at Saturday market is a super fun way to introduce new people to the amazing idea that together we can win Medicare for All!

Speakers:
Rep Michael Dembrow
Rep Mitch Greenlick
Dr. Thuy Tran – Optometrist, Rose City Vision, Main St. Alliance of Oregon
Travis Nelson – RN, ONA leader
Jamie Partridge – NALC branch 82, Portland Jobs with Justice

Sponsored by Portland Jobs with Justice, Healthcare for All Oregon, Main Street Alliance of Oregon, Oregon Alliance for Retired Americans, BerniePDX, and Portland Democratic Socialists of America.

Location: North Park Blocks, Downtown Portland

Thursday, July 27, 7 pm: Swearing in Ceremony

Attend the swearing in of Valdez Bravo, PCC’s newest Director to join the Board!

Location: 135 Werth Blvd, Newberg

Thursday, July 27, 6 – 8:30 pm: Workers’ Rights Board: Exploitation of Immigrant Carpenters

Immigrant wood framers have been victims of rampant wage theft and exploitation in the midst of Portland’s construction boom. Over the past five years BOLI has received 148 prevailing-wage complaints and claims worth $1.12 million in Multnomah County alone. But workers are fighting back. They are organizing and demanding a raise to $27/hr on the principle that everyone deserves equal pay for equal work. At the hearing we will hear testimony from local construction workers, wage theft experts, and immigrant rights advocates.

Free food, Spanish interpretation, and childcare will be available. Email justin@jwjpdx.org if you will need translation or childcare. Dinner starts at 6pm. Program starts at 6:30pm.

Location: St. Charles Church, 5310 NE 42nd Ave., Portland

Saturday, July 22, 12 – 4 pm: PDX World Refugee Day!

Come celebrate our local refugee community with cultural song, dance, food, a marketplace, job fair, and kids activities.

Location: Delta Park, 10774 N Union Ct, Portland

Saturday, July 22, 11 am – 3 pm: 2017 Summer Community Care Festival

Building Community through Arts, Food and Fun!
*FREE and family friendly!
*Arts and food from various cultures
*Social services and public resources
*How to get involved with neighborhood organizations
*Build relationships and promote an active citizenry
*Direct services such as free blood pressure screenings, lead testing and vision exams

Location: Sokhom Tauch Community Center (gym) at the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO), 10301 NE Glisan St.

Tuesday, July 18th, 6-8:30pm: Policy Network-Our Initiatives and Beyond This Year

Join Milenio.org and allies for a social chill out evening with drinks, Mexican food and good music on July 18th at La Carreta. This networking includes developing relationships for political organizing and advocacy , making new friendships, finding people with common interests and discuss current events and initiatives.

Location: 4534 SE McLoughlin Blvd, Portland

Saturday, July 15, 12-3pm: Rally and March: Defeat Trumpcare! Fight for Medicare for all!

Join Socialist Alternative, Socialist Students, and others for a rally and march as part of the #OccupyTrumpcare National Day of Action against Trumpcare and to demand a Medicare-for-all single-payer system.

Location: Shemanski Park, downtown Portland

Saturday, July 15th, 2-5pm: Community Taquiza and Volunteer Appreciation

Come and celebrate the hard work of our volunteers and interns! and Let’s enjoy a carne asada this summer. Let’s build community! Let’s move foward together!

Location: Pier Park, N Bruce Ave & N James St, Portland 

Saturday, July 15th, 10am: Community Service and Feed – In

We have collaborated with Hughes Memorial to host an ongoing clothing and hospitality kits donation drop point while using Saturday’s for neighborhood supported prep and distribution of warm meals! Please join us on July 15th at 10:00 am to volunteer, donate, learn more!

Location: 111 NE Failing St, Portland

Friday, July 14, 5:30 – 8 pm: July Picket

The workers of the BVWU invite to you to a picket Friday, July 14, at the Burgerville on SE 92nd and Powell. Come have some fun while standing in solidarity with Burgerville workers against hate speech, intimidation, and Burgerville’s union-busting tactics.

Location: Park and Ride on 3618 SE 92nd Ave, Portland

Wednesday, July 12th, 7-9pm: Public Meeting: Defeat Trumpcare! Fight for Medicare for all!

Trumpcare is a savage attack on working people and the poor. If passed, it will deny tens of millions access to healthcare and represent one of the greatest transfers of wealth from the working class to the 1% in U.S. history through massive tax cuts for the super-rich and corporations. With a well-organized mobilization and an escalating series of mass actions we can help ensure the Republican bill fails. Join Portland Socialist Alternative to discuss next steps in fighting back against Trumpcare.

1825 SW Broadway, Portland

Tuesday, July 11th, 7-9:30pm: Bystander Intervention Matters Communities of Color Unite

Beginning in July #DontShootPDX will be hosting a series of community focused bystander intervention conversations and direct engagement platforms. This months outreach is to Communities of Color and those of Jewish Faith. All are welcome though these voices are the ones being centered in this space due to the specific context and necessary experience based subject matter.

Location: 1515 SW Morrison St, Portland

Saturday, July 8, 11 am – 5 pm: Portland International Muslim Cultural Festival

Please join us for this celebration of the diverse cultures and traditions of Muslims, representing over 42 ethnic groups in Portland, to bridge greater understanding and dialogue. Festival will feature:
-Cultural Performances and music
-Food from around the world
-International market experience
-Arts, crafts, henna, and Islamic calligraphy
-Resources and learning opportunities

For more information, please visit our website: www.pdxmuslims.org

Location: Director Park, SW Taylor + Park, Portland

Saturday, July 1st, 12-2pm: Speak out: Medicare for All!

Stopping Trumpcare’s assault on our basic right to health care will require a mass movement to fix the holes in Obamacare with true universal health coverage. Our corrupt for-profit system has delivered us far worse health care than other high-income nations at far higher cost. We need single-payer Medicare for all, funded by taxes on corporations and the 1%.

Gather at noon on the PSU campus near the Saturday farmers market to share your stories and discuss how we can build a movement

Location: Portland Farmers market

Friday, June 30, 10 am – 10 pm: Tacos for Tenants!

Come eat and support tenants rights! La Bonita North is donating 15% of all sales to The Community Alliance of Tenants all day – from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Location: La Bonita, 2710 N Killingsworth, Portland

Saturday, June 24, 11 am – 2 pm: Not in Portland Protest

Not in Portland is a gathering of people from a variety of local communities who see ICE’s actions as unjust. Speakers from various organizations will speak about the dangers of racial scapegoating, and the tremendous damage racially targeted detention and relocation does to families and communities. Food and activities will be provided by local organizations and restaurants. We are working with the Portland Police Department to ensure a safe and family friendly environment for all involved.

Location: 4310 SW Macadam Ave, Portland

Friday, June 23 @ 6 pm – Sunday, June 25 @ 9 pm: 25th Good in the Hood Multicultural Music, Arts and Food Festival

Free admission, kid friendly!

Location: Lillis Albina City Park, 2451 N Flint Ave., Portland

Wednesday, June 21, 5-8 pm: Phonebank to Support State Revenue Bill
Thursday, June 21, 5-8 pm: Phonebank to Support State Revenue Bill

Location: 618 NW Glisan #203

Wednesday, June 21, 12-1 pm: Put Patients First Rally

You never know when you or a loved one might require a hospital stay, a visit to a clinic, or medical attention in your home. We want to be there for you. That’s why we’re taking action to insist that Kaiser Permanente put patients first by hiring more frontline caregivers. Kaiser has a duty to provide enough resources and staff to meet patients’ needs.

Location: Kaiser Permanente, 500 NE Multnomah, Portland

Tuesday, June 20, 5-8 pm: Phonebank to Support State Revenue Bill
Tuesday, June 20, 12-6 pm: Emergency Mobilization: Save Statewide Renter Protections

Oregon’s renters are in grave DANGER of being betrayed by state Democrats, who are taking landlord lobby money in exchange for opposing real and desperately needed solutions to the housing crisis.

✪ We DEMAND that Democrats take REAL action on the housing crisis, by either restoring HB 2004 to its originally-written version, and/or limiting rent increases be to 3% statewide! Join us in Salem to demand that lawmakers offer REAL solutions to renters: we will not settle for fake solutions to a devastating housing crisis.

Carpool available, click here.

Location: Oregon State Capitol, Salem

Monday, June 19, 5-8 pm: Phonebank to Support State Revenue Bill

HB 2830 is moving out of committee this week and has the votes in the house to pass, but still needs a few more votes in the state senate. Is the corporate tax high enough? No. Is it as much revenue as we wanted? No. Is it better than nothing? Yes. It will generate $900M by raising corporate taxes. Will it pass? MAYBE NOT.

NOW IS THE TIME TO GET INVOLVED. HOW? There are 2 state senators who need to get on board. We need to be getting calls from constituents to these senators. 

Location: 618 NW Glisan #203

Sunday, June 18, 1-2:30 pm: Citizen Advocacy 101

Want to improve life for yourself and your neighbors or have a concern about local, state or federal laws? Learn about strategies for change, information and misinformation, examples of successful advocacy, choosing your battles, tools for being heard and “tracking” civic/political issues. Presented by Donna L. Cohen of Civics for Adults. First come, first-served.
Web page: multcolib.org/events/citizen-advocacy-101-—-we-can-make-change-happen/74494

Location: Hillsdale Library, 1525 SW Sunset Blvd, Portland

Sat. June 17, 10am-12pm: Phone Bank for June 20 Salem Rally for Tenants!

On June 20, we are flooding Salem with renters to demand the Democrats (1) restore and pass HB 2004 in its original form and (2) pass a statewide cap on rent increases of 3% annually. We need all of our supporters to know about this opportunity to make their voices heard. Come out to our NECN office (4815 NE 7th Ave) and call our contact list THIS SATURDAY from 10 am – noon and THIS SUNDAY from 4-6 pm.

We will provide snacks, music and possibly bingo. Tell all your friends!

Location: NE Coalition, 4815 NE 7th Ave, Portland

Saturday, June 17, 11-3: 2017 Juneteenth Celebration

FREE and OPEN To The Public. Hosted by the Vancouver Washington NAACP. This Year’s Theme: Education Is Empowerment. Featuring: Grandma’s BEST Pie Contest, Spoken Word, Hip Hop Music, African Dancing, Open Mic, Vendors, Food and Family Fun.

Location: Clark College, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, Washington

Saturday, June 17 at noon to Sunday, June 18 at 6 pm: Annual Portland Pride Waterfront Festival and Parade
Saturday, June 17, 2-6: Portland Trans Pride March 2017

Location: North Park Blocks, 300 NW Park Ave., Portland

Thursday, June 15, 5-8 pm: Phonebank to Support State Revenue Bill

HB 2830 is moving out of committee this week and has the votes in the house to pass, but still needs a few more votes in the state senate. Is the corporate tax high enough? No. Is it as much revenue as we wanted? No. Is it better than nothing? Yes. It will generate $900M by raising corporate taxes. Will it pass? MAYBE NOT.

NOW IS THE TIME TO GET INVOLVED. HOW? There are 2 state senators who need to get on board. We need to be getting calls from constituents to these senators. 

Location: 618 NW Glisan #203

Wednesday, June 14, 3-7 pm: Trump’s Birthday Bash Back

This event will have speakers, tabling from organizations, face painters for kids, a dunk tank, a bounce house, free food and much more! This is a family friendly event and is not a march. Just a rally and fun get together with like-minded individuals.

Birthdays we will be celebrating: Che Guevera, Harriet Beecher Stowe, MC Ren, Bruce Bowen, Sammy Watkins, Pat Summit, Literally anyone even if it isn’t their birthday.

Birthdays we will not be celebrating: Donald J. Trump.

Location: Salmon Street Fountain, 1020 SW Naito Parkway

Monday, June 12, 6-7:30 pm: PULSE Anniversary: Honor Them With Action

June 12th marks the anniversary of the PULSE massacre. We are joining in a nationwide effort to honor the lives of the 49 victims. The focus of this effort is to take actions that create a safer enviornment for LGBTQI+ communities. Join us for a presentation by the Oregon Alliance for Gun Safety. We will begin with a moment of silence and end with a group action.

This is event is co-hosted by PDX Latinx Pride, Q Center, Pride Northwest, and Oregon Alliance for Gun Safety.

Location: Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi Ave, Portland

Sunday, June 11, 1:30-3:30: Portland DSA Chapter June Meeting

Location: Sunnyside Community House, 3520 SE Yamhill, Portland

Saturday, June 10, 2-3:30 pm: Defend Rent Control at Senator Monroe’s Town Hall

Senator Rod Monroe is an East Portland democrat and LANDLORD working hard to maime or kill a pro-tenant bill –HB 2004– that his constituents desperately need. A criticial piece of the bill that *would* have made it legal for cities to implement rent stabilization (ie rent control), has already been removed to try to get Monroe’s vote. But he still won’t vote yes – he is opposed to the only other protection remaining in the bill: and end to no-cause evictions, a tool that landlords use to evade the fair housing act.

Location: Centennial High School, 3505 SE 182nd Ave, Gresham

Friday, June 9, 7-9 pm: Social Justice Happy Hour & Volunteer Appreciation Party

Were you a volunteer with Bernie Sanders? We’d love for you to come join us for a volunteer appreciation event! Still active? Had to take a break? Ready to get involved again? Come mingle with other people working for positive change. Cheap drinks! Yummy food!

Are you working now with a group? Consider bringing literature or other materials to show and recruit. Having a difficult time with the recent upsurge of alt-right visibility? Come meet other activists in a social environment and find out what kinds of efforts are already happening at the local, state and national level.

Later that evening there will be an amazing audio visual musical show by an international artist, Filastine (Barcelona) and Nova (Indonesia). Contact us if you’d like to represent your group at this amazing show, we would love to have you!

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

Friday, June 9, 7-9:30 pm: Big Pharma: Market Failure – Screening

PREMIER SCREENING IN PORTLAND Big Pharma: Market Failure is a documentary that looks at the facts and makes an effective business case for realizable change. It is a compelling drama that reveals the truth of pharma cost and what we can do about it. Digs deep into the out-of-control drug prices and looks to find solutions.

Doors open at 6:30 PM.
Admission: $5-20 donation requested; no one turned away for lack of funds.

Location: First Unitarian Church, Eliot Chapel, SW 12th and Salmon

Thursday, June 8, 3-5 pm: Yes to HB 3464: Immigrants are Welcome Here

Join us to show your support for House Bill 3464! We must protect the privacy of our immigrant communities by limiting the collection and sharing of information for the purpose of immigration enforcement.

Location: Hearing room 50, Oregon State Capitol,  Salem

Thurday, June 8, 7 – 10 pm: We won’t be silenced! Bryce Anderson must resign now!

Location: 1500 SE 130th ave, Portland

Thursday, June 8, 7-9 pm: School Funding Town Hall with North Clackamas Legislators

This Thursday evening- Parents, educators, and community members, please join Clackamas County State Representatives Karin Power, Ann Lininger, Jeff Reardon, Mark Meek, and Janelle Bynum for a Town Hall on the proposed Oregon Education Investment Initiative! We will be on hand to answer questions about the what the OEII will mean for our schools and our communities. The Oregon Education Investment Initiative is a proposal to dedicate billions of dollars to our schools by reforming our tax code, fulfilling the promises we’ve made to the next generation. http://investineducationor.com/

Location: McLoughlin Auditorium, Clackamas Community College, 19600 Molalla Ave, Oregon City

Tuesday, June 6, 12-1 pm: Oregon Can’t Wait: Rally for Revenue

Hundreds of Oregonians are coming together in Salem to tell legislators: Oregon Can’t Wait for investments in education, health care and other essential services. Caregivers, nurses, teachers, parents, students, advocates, workers and more know that it’s time for corporations to finally pay their fair share so we can all have the Oregon we deserve.

10 AM – Buses leave from Portland (Lents Park- 4808 SE 92nd Ave)
11 AM – Check-in and lunch
12 AM – Rally

RSVP here: https://fastfor.ms/E58F2 to reserve your free lunch and t-shirt.

Location: Oregon State Capitol, Salem

Sunday, June 4, 12-4 pm: No Pasaran! No Nazis on Our Streets!

It is time that Portland stood up to these ceaseless rallies which are little more than opportunities for racists to network, mainstream their message, and intimidate vulnerable communities. This rally is hosted by Pacific Northwest Anti-Fascist Workers Collective and Rose City Antifa

Location: Chapman Square, SW Main and 4th  Ave., Portland

Sunday, June 4, 12:30 – 4 pm: Portland Stands United Against Hate

Peaceful mass mobilization hosted by local labor unions, student groups, faith groups, community organizations, activists, students and concerned residents in solidarity with immigrant and Muslim communities who are under attack, and in honor of the heroic victims of the MAX train attack.

Location: Portland City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Ave. Portland

Saturday, June 3, 10 – 11:30 am: Budget and Revenue Town Hall

Please join NE Portland and SE Portland State Representatives Speaker Tina Kotek, Alissa Keny-Guyer, Karin Power, Barbara Smith Warner, Rob Nosse, Tawna Sanchez and Senator Kathleen Taylor for a Town Hall on the proposed Oregon Education Investment Initiative! The Oregon Education Investment Initiative is a proposal to dedicate billions of dollars to our schools by reforming our broken tax code, fulfilling the promises we’ve made to the next generation. http://investineducationor.com/

Location: Benson High School Auditorium, 546 NE 12th Ave., Portland

Saturday, June 3, 11 – 12:30: March for Truth PDX

A healthy democracy requires an informed electorate, a government with healthy checks and balances, leaders who respect the rule of law . . . and fair elections untainted by partisan bias or foreign influence. Let us peaceably assemble and demand an impartial investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, and any ties to Donald Trump, his administration, and associates. Speakers, music! Bring signs, friends, chants!

Location: Terry D. Schrunk Plaza, 364 SW Madison, Portland

Saturday, June 3, 1:30 to Sunday, June 4, 4:30 pm: Fair Work Week Ballot Campaign Launch

We are close to the finish line to pass the Fair Work Week Bill, and it’s time to show how much workers and community members in Oregon can mobilize behind this campaign! We are having a volunteer signature collection launch this Saturday, June 3rd at 1:30 starting at the WFP office at 333 SE 2nd Ave in inner SE Portland. Lunch, Training, and Fair Work Week swag will be provided! Come volunteer with us and get FWW moving!

Please RSVP to Ian : IJohnson@workingfamilies.org.

Friday, June 2, 1:30-9 pm: Pedalpalooza: Right2DreamToo Bike Move and VBC After-Teaparty

Right2DreamToo, a nonprofit providing safe places to rest for the Portland houseless community since 2011, will be relocating! Support the dream and join us in the move! We’re welcoming all trailers on this ride: small Burlies, 6-foot long Bikes at Work trailers, custom built trailers, child trailers, etc. After the move, we’ll ride down to Taborspace for a special evening event with City Repair’s newest mobile tea bike, T-Crab!

Schedule:
1:30 – Meet at R2DToo, with an hour or so for loading
2:30 – Leave to new location at 900 N. Thunderbird Way
3:30 – Unload
5:00 – Ride to Taborspace
6pm – VBC event begins

Location: 22 NW 4th Ave, Portland

Thursday, June 1, 2-4 pm: City Council Hearing & Vote for 100% Renewable Energy

The City of Portland is poised to pass a new policy setting a goal to meet 100% of our community wide energy needs with renewable energy by 2050 and 100% of our electricity needs with renewable energy by 2030! Read a copy of the latest draft resolution online: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/auditor/article/636842

The Mayor and Commissioner Chloe Eudaly are championing the policy, but we need a huge turnout to ensure our Mayor and Commissioners pass the policy in its strongest form!

Location: Portland City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Ave.

Tuesday, May 30, 6-9 pm: Universal Health Care Forum with Earl Blumenauer

Join Congressman Blumenauer for Public Forum on: Universal health care. Medicare for all. Single-payer. What would these mean for you and your family? How can we make these proposals law?

Guest speakers will include:
•T.R. Reid, Author of New York Times Bestseller, “The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper and Fairer Health Care”
•State Senator Michael Dembrow
•State Representative Alissa Keny-Guyer
•Dr. Samuel Metz, Oregon Physicians for a National Health Program
•Dr. Paul Gorman, Health Care for All Oregon (moderator)

Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Seated capacity will be limited at this event. Please plan accordingly.

Location: First Unitarian Church, 1211 SW Main St., Portland

Wednesday, May 24, 7 – 8:30 pm: Environmental Town Hall with Representative Rob Nosse

The focus of this town hall will be around environmental issues, and legislation we have been working on throughout the session. We will be having guest speakers from the Oregon Environmental Council, the Department of Environmental Quality, the Oregon League of Conservation Voters and the Governor’s Office.

Location: SEIU Local 49, 3536 SE 26th Ave, Portland

Tuesday, May 23, 5-8 pm: March for Immigrants’ Rights and Respect in East Multnomah County

STOP ICE RAIDS, CREATE A LEGAL DEFENSE FUND FOR IMMIGRANTS, AND FIGHT RACISM IN SCHOOLS IN EAST MULTNOMAH COUNTY

Milenio.org, Voz Hispana, Holy Cross Episcopal Church, Pueblo Unido, and supporting unions are organizing a peaceful march and rally on Tuesday, May 23. The march will commence at 5pm at St Aidan’s Episcopal Church and will culminate in a rally outside the East County Courthouse. At the rally, union members and local leaders will propose initiatives to better protect and enrich our community.

This demonstration will mark the official launch of Pueblo Unido, a grassroots movement that emerged in response to the needs and concerns of the Latino community in East Portland and Gresham. For more information contact us at: info@milenio2016.org or rogelj@milenio2016.org

Location: St Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 17405 NE Glisan St, Portland

Monday, May 22, 6 – 9 pm: 13th – film viewing with Justice Advocates

Doors open at 6 p.m. Movie at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Warner Pacific College, Kardatzke Hall, Portland
http://www.warnerpacific.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/2016-Campus-Map.pdf

Join Justice Advocates and Partnership for Safety & Justice for an evening viewing of the documentary 13TH. Discussion immediately following the film’s in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation’s history of racial inequality.
Questions or comments? JusticeAdvocatesPDX@gmail.com.

Friday, May 19, 11 am: Senator Merkley Rally in Support of Nurses and Healthcare

Senator Merkley will be holding a rally this Friday, May 19th at 11am in front of the office at the World Trade Center, 121 SW Salmon Street in Portland. “Senator Merkley will be talking about how important it is to support our nurses – espeacially in the face of Trumpcare. He will talk about how Trumpcare would be devastating step back; that its critical we move forward; and how these nursing bills will help.” It’s important with negotiations happening now at OHSU between management and nurses to come out in support of our nurses and to show Senator Merkley we appreciate his support. NURSES UNITED ! SAVE OUR HEALTHCARE !

Friday, May 19, 12 pm: Freedom Can’t Wait Rally and Protest Honoring the Humanity of Malcolm X

By Any Means Necessary… Stand in Righteous #Solidarity Against the Racism in Schools, Massive Data Collection, Incarceration Rates for youth and adults in Multnomah County and the ever increasingly Violent Disparities that exist in our community because of Equity Fraud and Exploitation of Health related resources in education and family services. This Has To STOP! Our Families Are NOT Guinea Pigs. Ineffective leadership cannot continue to be the scapegoat answer…. WE THE People have to build engagement on our level on our terms!! Direct Engagement MUST Happen Now!! No More Sidelines. Join us as we Rally and Speak OUT In Protest Against the Corruption of Public Spending and the Invisible Stakeholders!!
We Want Equity Answers Now!

Location: Portland Police: Youth Services Division, 449 NE Emerson St, Portland

Monday, May 15, 5-8:30 pm: Public Hearing: Tell PGE we want clean energy NOT fracked gas

Join us to tell PGE that Oregonians want #cleanenergy not #frackedgas. The Oregon Public Utility Commission is holding this public hearing to accept testimony from the general public about Portland General Electric‘s energy plan. Join us to speak out about their plans for fracked gas power plants. Please wear red. KEEP THE FRACK OUT. CLEAN ENERGY for OREGON. #climateaction #climatechange #actonclimate Stay tuned for details. The public hearing runs from 6 pm – 8:30 pm and we expect testimony to be limited to 2-3 minutes. There will be a rally beforehand at 5 pm at Chapman Square.

Location: 1120 SW 5th Ave., Portland

Sunday May 14, 4-7 pm: GOTV Phone Calls!

Hosted by Portlanders for Safe and Healthy Schools.

This is one of our last chances to encourage folks to turn in their ballots! Come in for a 2hr shift and play Phonebank BINGO with us!

Location: 116 NE 6th Ave, Portland

Saturday, May 13, 1:30 – 3:30 pm: Portland DSA May Chapter Meeting

Portland DSA is a local chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America, the largest socialist organization in the US. We organize together for economic and social justice in Portland and nationwide. Join us for our monthly chapter meeting! New members and non-members welcome! Childcare will be available! Please contact Ben at ben.chatterton@gmail.com to volunteer or request childcare.

For more information see https://portlanddsa.org/.

Location: Sunnyside Community House, 3520 SE Yamhill, Portland

Thursday, May 11, 5-7 pm: Phonebank for Ana del Rocio

Location: Oregon Working Families Party, 333 SE 2nd Ave., Portland

Thursday, May 11, 6 – 9 pm: Indigenous Resurgence and Radical Anti-Colonial Struggle

Presentation and Discussion with Kanahus Freedom, Amanda Lickers, and Klee Benally. !!!Savage Family will be preforming for this event!!!

From the Idle No More movement to the events at Standing Rock, the idea of native resistance has been receiving increasing mainstream visibility. This event will bring a variety of indigenous voices from across Turtle Island to discuss what is needed to build an effective, mass movement to resist the ongoing manifestations of settler colonization across this land.

Location: Portland State University, SMSU 26

Thursday, May 11, 7-9 pm: Stand Up Against Racism in David Douglas Schools

Please attend the next David Douglas School Board Meeting. We request your solidarity & testimony. Please:

1) Demand the censure of board member Bryce Anderson for his racist, anti-immigrant remarks at the March 9th board meeting. https://www.change.org/p/david-douglas-school-board-demand-the-resignation-of-bryce-anderson-from-the-david-douglas-school-board

2) Express your support for board member Andrea Valderrama. Andrea Valderrama is the only person of color on the board (ever) & the only member to condemn Bryce Anderson’s comments as discrimination. Since then, she has received racist, violent threats and property damage.

3) Support the student strike against racism. Students continue to speak out against rampant racism in their schools, disparities in suspensions, lack of cultural competency, shamefully low representation and continue to ask the leadership to address civil rights complaints.

Location: 1500 SE 130th ave, Portland

Sunday, May 7, 11 am – noon: US Representative Suzanne Bonamici Portland Town Hall

Location: Lincoln High School, Gym – 1600 SW Salmon Street, Portland

Sunday, May 7, 2 – 6 pm: Canvassing for Our Revolution Candidate Rita Moore

Location: Posies Bakery and Cafe, 8208 N Denver Ave., Portland

Sunday, May 7, 7 – 9 pm: Film Screening: Now is the Time – Healthcare for Everybody

Our healthcare system doesn’t work…Medicaid and Medicare are under attack… what is the solution?

Join the Portland Jobs with Justice Healthcare Committee, Health Care for All Oregon, Nurses for Single Payer, and Alliance for Democracy Portland for a screening and discussion of this important film that exposes the forces preventing us from winning single-payer healthcare for all.

$5-20 sliding scale, no one turned away.

Location: Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton St., Portland

Saturday, May 6, 9 am – 4 pm: Portland Forward: Spring Thing

We’re aiming to bring together a diverse and multi-generational group of citizens who are invested in leaving this city better than we found it, to empower citizen voices, and make change happen.

Location: Wayfinding Academy, 8010 N Charleston Ave., Portland

Saturday, May 6, 10 am – 2 pm: A Better Oregon No Cuts, Increase Corporate Tax Canvass

Things are getting real in Salem. A $1.6 billion budget deficit looms at the state level because of Oregon’s dead-last corporate taxes. But instead of asking corporations to pay more, legislators came out with a list of billions in cuts to critical services. We need to tell them that’s unacceptable.

Join us at one of our canvasses to send a message to legislators: “Cuts to critical services are unacceptable as long as we are 50th in corporate taxes. It’s time to raise taxes on corporations and ask them to pay their fair share.”

Knocking doors is fun and easy! We’ll have snacks and a full training and script to get you started on the right foot. If you have any questions, please call Kevin at 971-241-690 or email him at sullivan@ouroregon.org

RSVP Here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScMXhP95LBhOCkSi3CymFc-t379K6nbn_GQT_yb1CyjpEGcCg/viewform

Location: SEIU 49 – 3536 SE 26th Ave, Portland

Saturday, May 6, 10am-1pm: Canvass for the School Bond – Portlanders for Safe & Healthy Schools

Location: Campaign HQ 116 NE 6th Ave. Portland

Friday, May 5, 5 – 7 pm: Cinco de Mayo Rally – Overcoming Oppression with Power

Join us to our first Cinco de Mayo Rally “Overcoming Oppression with Power!” We will be having cultural performances by musicians and local artist. Come and listen our accomplishments and whats next! It’s also a time to recognize the great organizing work by our Hillsboro leaders and organizers.

Location: Shute Park Aquatic & Recreation Center, 953 SE Maple St., Hillsboro

Friday, May 5, 7 – 9 pm: Portland DSA Happy Hour

Location: Lucky Lab, 915 SE Hawthorne, Portland

Wednesday, May 3, 6:30 – 9 pm: The Rent Control Debate – Presented by XRAY.fm and Portland Forward

In response to the housing crisis, the state legislature is considering lifting the statewide ban on rent control, and members of Portland’s City Council are openly discussing what rent control might look like in our city. We need more public discussion of this important and controversial set of policies that will shape housing in the city and the state for decades to come.

XRAY.FM and the advocacy group Portland Forward are hosting a spirited debate between advocates on both sides of the issue: Economist Dr. Gerard Mildner of the PSU School of Business Administration and Margot Black, an organizer with Portland Tenants United. Jefferson Smith of XRAY in the Morning will be moderating the debate and the whole conversation will be recorded live for future airing on XRAY.FM and KXRW Vancouver.

This event is ALL AGES (alcohol will still be sold, don’t worry)
Tickets are $7 (all fees included) and proceeds go to XRAY.FM

Location: The Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 NE Alberta St., Portland

Wednesday, April 26, 9 – 10:30 am: Rally for Renewables at PGE’s Annual Shareholders Meeting

Location: 25 SW Salmon St, Portland

Tuesday, April 25, 5:30 – 6:30 pm: Tigard Demands Sanctuary Now!

Join us on April 25th to demand for the city of Tigard to release a statement regarding their official stance on racism and inequality. Yes its possible! Specially working in collectiveness with community leaders and grassroot groups. Si se puede.

Location: Tigard Town Hall, 13125 SW Hall Blvd.

Sunday, April 23: David Douglas Canvass for Ana del Rocio and Stephanie D. Stevens

Help Ana del Rocío (Candidate for Position 1) and Stephanie D. Stephens (Candidate for Position 2) knock on doors in David Douglas School District’s first ever series of multilingual school board canvasses! Election day is May 16, so every moment counts. Join our stalwart group of supporters and be a part of David Douglas history.

Location: 12536 NE Couch St., Portland

Saturday, April 22, 10 am – 3 pm: March for Science – Portland

EVENT SCHEDULE:
10am-11am: Rally in Tom McCall Waterfront Park @ Morrison Bridge
11am-12:30pm: March through downtown
11am-3pm: Live music and entertainment in Waterfront Park
10am-3pm: Science Expo and Kid Zone in Waterfront Park

Saturday, April 22, 5 pm – 12 am: 6th Annual Healing the Healthcare Blues Festival

Great music + silent auction + dinner, desserts and drinks for sale + raffle prizes + community info tables, all for a good cause and a good organization: Healthcare for All Oregon (hcao.org)

Location: North Portland Eagle’s Lodge FOE 3426, 7611 N Exeter Ave., Portland

Friday, April 21st, 6-8 pm: Resistance Talks! Candidate Forum on Public Education – Support BerniePDX endorsees!

Support BerniePDX endorsees Rita Moore, Valdez Bravo, and Scott Bailey at this candidate forum! Our second Resistance Talks is focused on Public Education, hearing specifically from candidates for Portland Public Schools and PCC Zone 5. Our forum will cover a diversity of education concerns, including the school to prison pipeline, school vouchers, DACA, and school funding.

Candidates include:
PPS Zone 4: Rita Moore, Jamila Singleton Munson
PPS Zone 5: Scott Bailey, Virginia La Forte
PPS Zone 6: Julia Brim Edwards, Josie Simonis
PCC Zone 5: Valdez Bravo, Moses Ross

Location: PCC Cascade Auditorium, 705 N Killingsworth St, Portland
Suggested donation is $5.

Thursday, April 20, 9 am – 5 pm: Democracy Day of Action

We all know that our democracy is skewed. Big money and special interests have too much influence. It’s harder for people like us–who don’t have networks of wealthy donors–to run for office. And Oregonians are losing faith in elections.

But we can put democracy back in balance. Join us in Salem to meet with your lawmakers–face to face–and lobby them to pass reform. Make sure that your representatives are hearing directly from you about why we need open and transparent elections. And join us to advocate for getting big money out of politics and making democracy work for all of us.

Location: Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St NE, Salem

Thursday, April 20, 9 am – 4 pm: Health Care For All Oregon Lobby Day, Hearing and Rally

Location: West Capitol Steps, Oregon State Capitol, Salem

Tuesday, April 18, 6:30 – 8:30 pm: Forum to receive public testimony

Testify at community budget hearing to support important community programs and demand fairer taxation in Portland!

Location: Mt. Scott Community Center

Tuesday, April 18, 7 – 8:30 pm: Explained: Climate Impacts from the World’s Largest Methanol Refinery
  • Learn how the gas industry, led by Portland General Electric (PGE) and Northwest Innovation Works, is attempting ratchet up the Pacific Northwest’s carbon-intensive fracked gas consumption, with drastic impacts on our river and our climate. The Pacific Northwest stands squarely between the world’s most voracious energy markets and the huge deposits of coal, oil, and natural gas in North America’s interior.
  • Tarika Powell, senior research associate at Sightline InstituteTarika Powell

    Tarika Powell, senior research associate at Sightline Institute, will expose how the fracked gas industry plans to hijack the Pacific Northwest’s clean energy future and why it’s a threat to the Pacific Northwest.

    Location: Central Lutheran Church, 1820 NE 21st Ave., Portland

Sunday, April 16, 3 – 6 pm: Queer Dance Party – April Edition

Location: Laurelhurst Park, 3756 SE Oak St., Portland

Saturday, April 15, 10am-12pm: Canvass with Rita Moore for Portland Public Schools!

Come out on Saturday morning for to canvass for BerniePDX endorsee Rita Moore! We’ll be meeting at the Portland Association of Teachers office because teachers love Rita! Treat yourself to baked goods and coffee and then head out to distribute lawn signs so everyone will know Rita’s name. Register, and then SHARE with friends!

Location: 345 NE 8th Ave, Portland

Saturday, April 15, 1 – 4 pm: Tax March PDX

Tax March PDX is taking part in the worldwide march on April 15th to demand Trump release his tax returns!

Location: Terry D. Schrunk Plaza, 364 SW Madison St., Portland

Thursday, April 13, 9:30 am: Attend Multnomah County Board Meeting to Support Campaign Finance Limits Approved by Electors (Measure 26-184)

​For those of you who live in Multnomah County we need your help. Many of you voted in favor of Measure 26-184 which establishes campaign contribution limits. Last Thursday (April 6), Multnomah County commissioners Kafoury, Meieran, Stegmann and Vega Pederson voted to toss Measure 26-184 over the wall to the courts, neither supporting nor defending it. Ironically, they all expressed support for campaign finance reform just prior to voting against campaign finance reform. Multnomah County voters passed measure 26-184 by a generous margin – almost 90%. It is the duty of our commissioners to support and defend Measure 26-184.  They are not doing that. In an effort to change their minds we’re asking supporters of Measure 26-184 to attend the Multnomah County board meeting this coming Thursday(4/13) at 9:30am. Let’s pack the board room and show them what we’re made of. Can you make it?

Location: Multnomah Building, 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland

Thursday, April 13, 7 pm : We Do Matter!! Stand Up Against Racism in Schools

Join Community in Solidarity Against Racism in Schools and to DEMAND Resignation of #BryceAnderson from the School Board Immediately!

Sign and Share The Petition:
https://www.change.org/p/david-douglas-school-board-demand-the-resignation-of-bryce-anderson-from-the-david-douglas-school-board

Location: 1500 SE 130th Ave, Portland

Wednesday, April 12, 10 am – 5 pm: Stable Homes for Oregon Lobby Day, March and Rally!

Location: Oregon State Capitol, Salem

Monday, April 10, 5:30 – 9 pm: Community Project: Houseless Outreach

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

Sunday, April 9, 1:30 – 3:30: Portland DSA April Chapter Meeting

Location: Sunnyside Community House, 3520 SE Yamhill, Portland

Saturday, April 8, 10 am – 7 pm: Direct Action Training for Groups
Saturday, April 8, 11 am – 1 pm: Milenio.org public meeting – Your turn to speak out

Please join us on April 8th for our second public meeting at Central Library U.S. Bank Room. This public meetings are intended to establish ways for people to come together to express their opinions, hear a public speaker or proposed plan and engage in shared learning about a topic and work together to develop solutions. Please email us at info@milenio2016.org if you want to request 5 minutes in the microphone. Bring it to the table.

Location: Central Library, 801 SW 10th Ave., Portland

Saturday, April 8, 12:30 – 2:30: 350 PDX Volunteer Orientation

Whether you are brand new to 350PDX or have you been part of a team for a few months, I invite you to join me for a (semi-) formal introduction to the organization. I will provide an overview of all teams and campaigns, what it means to be a contributing volunteer with us, and offer materials for strengthening your organizing skills. This event will be led by Maya, Volunteer Coordinator.

Please RSVP here: http://350pdx.nationbuilder.com/volunteer_orient_april2017

Location: Kenton Library, 8226 N Denver Avenue, Portland

Sunday, April 2, 7 – 9 pm: Portland DSA Presents Being There Film Screening and Panel Discussion

The feminist branch of Portland Democratic Socialists of America presents “Being There” featuring the work of abortion providers in Portland, Oregon and tells the story of their ties to the larger medical community. The film is directed by Jan Haaken, professor emeritus of psychology, reproductive rights activist, and documentary filmmaker.

The running time of the film is 16 minutes. After the film, there will be a moderated discussion featuring several panelists with expertise in reproductive justice and feminist politics and organizing.

Location: SEIU Local, 6401 SE Foster, Portland

Saturday & Sunday, April 1-2, 11am-3pm: Yard Sign Canvass for Valdez Bravo for PCC! 

Join former Bernie DNC delegate, Valdez Bravo for PCC Board, for our first official volunteer events: Yard sign canvassing around Zone 5! Afterward, we’ll head to a restaurant for snacks and debrief. Come Sat., Sun. or both days!

As a first-time candidate, the biggest obstacle is getting Valdez’s message and name out there. Yard signs are a great way to do this — but we can’t get them in front of voters without your help!

On the Portland Community College board, Valdez will:
– Work to keep PCC affordable & reduce barriers to access
– Support fair pay & job security for faculty & staff
– Preserve PCC’s sanctuary status

Valdez would be the first Latino & only veteran on the PCC board. He’s a former PCC student, instructor & advisory board member, and a first-generation college student. Learn more at VoteValdezBravo.com.

Location: Meet at AFT Oregon, 10228 SW Capitol Hwy. 

Friday, March 31, 4 pm PST: Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren: a National Livestream Event

Our Revolution is hosting Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren for a livestream event this Friday to have an open, honest, and frank conversation with you on the state of our national politics.

RSVP to watch this Friday’s conversation with Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren on strategies to not just resist, but to grow our progressive movement and present a positive vision for the future of our country.

Thursday, March 30, 6:30 – 8:30 pm: Multnomah County Democrats Town Hall

Come talk with Representative Alissa Kenny-Guyer, Senator Lew Frederick, Senator Michael Dembrow, and Representative Tawna Sanchez about the current legislative session, the budget and more.

Location: PCC Cascade, Terrell Hall 122, 705 N Killingsworth St., Portland

Thursday, March 30, 7 pm: 13th Free Showing and Discussion

Location: Unite Oregon, 700 N Killingsworth, Portland

Wednesday, March 29, 2 pm: PDX Divest – From Amazon, Caterpillar, Nestle and Wells Fargo. Stand Up for Human Rights!

Oppose the City’s plan to turn our investments over to Wall Street! Support keeping our Socially Responsible Investments policy and the Socially Responsible Investments Committee! We’re asking the City to add these four companies to the Do-Not-Buy list because of their environmental, labor, indigenous rights, immigrant rights, and human rights violations from Standing Rock to the Middle East.

Location: Portland Building, 1120 SW 5th Ave., Portland

Tuesday, March 28, 5 – 7 pm: Resist Trump Happy Hour

Join the staff and supporters of the Working Families Party for a once-a-month community happy hour where we can come together to talk about the issues that matter to working families here in Oregon.

There will be a delicious happy hour menu available, featured speakers, and opportunities to meet other WFP supporters to decompress, plan, and organize. Come have a drink with us!

Location: Feathered Nesst Public House, 3460 SW US Veterans Hospital Rd, Portland

Monday, March 27, 6 -9 pm: Rita Moore Campaign Kickoff

We’ve been having such a great time on Rita’s campaign for Portland School Board that we forgot to have a big party. But there’s much to celebrate so it’s time to bring everyone together, to the place of one of Rita’s proudest moments from her work on PPS issues, to kick the campaign into high gear!

Location: Lucky Lab, 1700 N Killingsworth St., Portland

Sunday, March 26, 11am-12pm: Democratic Party State Caucus Meetings

These are the options for caucus to attend:

Education Caucus (vote for TBD)
http://dpo.org/communities/Education

Small Business Caucus (vote for Sean Nikas)
http://dpo.org/communities/Small%20Business

Environmental Caucus (vote for Dave McCall)
http://dpo.org/communities/Environmental

Location: 4512 Jones Rd SE, Salem, OR 97302. 

Saturday, March 26, 12:30 – 2 pm: BVWU Picket & Carnival for Worker Justice!

Come on out to the Carnival for Worker Justice on March 26th at the Vancouver Burgerville! Help us show Burgerville that their union busting won’t be tolerated, and have FUN doing it. There will be juggling, goats, balloons, face painting, music, and more! Kids are very welcome.

We’ll be meeting up at the Target in Vancouver Plaza at 12:30 and will then march over to the Burgerville across the street. ***There will be a carpool meet up at the IWW Hall (2249 E Burnside st) at 11:30 and leaving for Vancouver promptly at 12:00pm***

Location: Vancouver Plaza, 8320 NE Vancouver Plaza Dr., Vancouver

Saturday, March 25, 9 am – 2 pm: Salem Stands for Love

We will be showing the pro-trumpers that Salem is not about hate or bigotry. We will show up in bright colors and drown them out with love. Join us, as we show Salem and all of Oregon that Salem Stands for Love.

Location: Oregon State Capitol State Park (in the square directly opposite the Capitol building), Salem

Wednesday, March 22, 1-4 pm: Here To Stay: Portland Hearing

Join us for a rally and hearing to demand that Portland City Council members pass a Resolution to ensure that the City of Portland and the Police aren’t working with ICE.

Location: Portland Building, 1120 SW 5th Avenue, Portland

Monday, March 20, 4:30 – 6:30 pm: ICE Out of Woodburn Rally!

Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents continues their campaign of terror in Woodburn. ICE agents are leaving children without their parents, terrorizing neighborhoods and businesses, and creating an environment of fear. ICE AGENTS ARE NOT WELCOME IN WOODBURN.

For more information please contact:
vozhispana.woregon@gmail.com, juan.rogel@live.com, info@milenio2016.org, maricelavidal10@icloud.com, and ramiroramoslopez@gmail.com

Location: WO Memorial Transit Center, 2883 Newberg Hwy, Woodburn

Monday, March 20, 7-9 pm: Remaking an American City – Lessons for Portland?

PSU Faculty Association and other local sponsors are hosting a discussion with Labor for Bernie activist and Richmond Progressive Alliance member Steve Early about his new book, Refinery Town: Big Oil, Big Money, and the Remaking of An American City, just published by Beacon Press last month.

The RPA is one of America’s must successful left-led electoral formations, having won ten out of sixteen city council or mayoral races since 2004 in a majority minority city of 110,000 long dominated by Chevron, the global energy giant. The RPA is now affiliated with Our Revolution, the national network of former Sanders campaign supporters seeking to challenge corporate power at the local and state level.

Location: Portland State University Bookstore, 1715 SW 5th Avenue, Portland

Sunday, March 19, 7-9:30 pm: Refinery Town, Big Oil, Big Money Author Event

Sponsored by Oregon Progressive Party. Meet and talk with author Steve Early on Sunday, March 19, 7 PM (doors open at 6:30 PM). In his book, Steve Early documented the fight of the People vs. Big Oil, and how a working-class company town harnessed the power of local politics to reclaim their community.

Location: First Unitarian Church, SW 12th and Salmon, Portland

Saturday, March 18, 6:30 – 8 pm: Candidate Forum and Social Hour

Learn more about school board candidates at our Candidate Forum! Ask questions, and learn about the process of running for school board. After the forum, join us for a social hour.

Special guests include:

Rep. Diego Hernandez, who will serve as our emcee
Valdez Bravo, PCC 5
Rita Moore, PPS 4
Scott Bailey, PPS 5
Jamila Singleton Munson, PPS 4
Stephanie Stephens, David Douglas 2

Potluck! Please bring snacks and/or non-alcoholic drinks!

Location: 3551 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland

Monday, March 13, 6 – 6:30 pm: Poor People’s Rally

Our Rally will lead right into the City Council meeting! Help us raise our voice for those who have been silenced. Our goal is to demand that the City Hall changes its City Camping Ordinance to become more realistic for our Homeless Neighbors. We also want our City Council to establish a Human Sanctuary, where the Camping Ordinance would not be applied.

Saturday, March 11, 3 – 5 pm: Dorothy for Congress – Campaign Kick-off

The campaign is off to a great start! We would like to celebrate our volunteers and meet new people in our community. Join us for a family friendly event with appetizers, games, and conversation.

https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/dorothy4congress

Location: Ben’s Bottle Shop, 8052 E Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver WA

Friday, March 10, 4 – 6 pm: Stand with Native Nations – National Solidarity Gathering * Oregon

From March 7th-10th 2017, members and water protectors in alliance with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will be gathering in Washington D.C and put out a call to gather in solidarity across the country on M10.

All Native American people and non-native allies from all communities and tribes. All children and youth are encouraged to come so we can celebrate them – this is family friendly.

Gathering will be followed by an official after party by NXT LVL at Jade Club starting at 9pm for 21+!!! Featuring native dj’s and performers!!! Donations and proceeds go to Water Protector Legal funds and Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women.

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1383463841674347/

Location: Terry D. Schrunk Plaza, 364 SW Madison St., Portland

Friday, March 10, 7 – 9:30 pm: Pay 2 Play – Democracy’s High Stakes Screening

Admission: $5-20 donation requested, no one turned away for lack of funds.

Sponsored by Alliance for Democracy, Economic Justice Action Group of First Unitarian Church, Oregon Progressive Party, KBOO.

Location: First Unitarian Church, Eliot Chapel, SW 12th and Salmon, Portland

Thursday, March 9, 7 – 9 pm: Budget Town Hall
Join a Better Oregon for an Washington County Portland Budget Town Hall where State Representatives will be in attendance, listening to constituents’ concerns about Oregon’s budget. This is a big opportunity for folks to come out and talk about the need for Oregon to generate more revenue through corporate taxation. We strongly encourage anyone who plans to testify to arrive no later than 6 p.m. If you have any questions, please give Kevin Sullivan a call at 971-241-6990.

Location: Beaverton High School, 13000 SW 2nd St., Beaverton

Wednesday, March 8, 6:30 – 8:30 pm: Valdez Bravo for PCC Campaign Kickoff Party

Join us to learn more about Valdez, meet awesome people and find out how to get involved in electing the first Latino to the PCC Board!

“As a veteran, a Latino, and a first-generation college student, I will be a strong voice for underrepresented communities on the PCC Board of Directors. As a former PCC student, instructor, and advisory board member, I believe I have the perspective and skills to be an effective advocate for the diverse members of the PCC community.”

Bring your friends and your kids – we’ll have food, music and Special Guests!

Learn more and get involved at www.valdezbravoforpcc.com!

Location: Southwest Community Center, 6820 SW 45th Ave., Portland

Monday, March 6, 10 am: Support VOZ Workers Center

March for a permanent home for day laborers!

Join Voz, Portland Solidarity Network, Oregon AFL-CIO, Northwest Worker Justice Project, Coalition of Communities of Color, and other allies as we march to encourage the City of Portland to strengthen our partnership with them by granting Voz site control of the land at 240 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, where the Martin Luther King Jr. Worker Center is located. The land is currently owned by the Portland Development Commission (PDC) (an agency of the Portland city government) and is needed by Voz to construct a permanent worker center for Portland’s day labor workforce.

Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Workers Center, 240 NE MLK.

Monday, March 6, 4:30 – 6 pm: ICE Out of Oregon Rally

Rally to protest the Immigration Customs Enforcement, ICE campaign of terror in Oregon. Since Trump took office ICE agents have been terrorizing our community at courthouses, neighborhoods, workplaces, and many other locations. Last Thursday Mr. Saul Loeza was picked up by ICE agents in Woodburn and taken to a detention center in Tacoma. The father of two has lived in the US for 30 years.

For more information contact Milenio.org at info@milenio2016.org or Voz Hispana Cambio Comunitario at vozhispana.woregon@gmail.com

Location: ICE Portland, 4310 SW Macadam Avenue, Portland

Saturday, March 4, 11 am – 4 pm: Stand for LOve

Join your friends and neighbors as well as area allies for a festival of LOve in downtown Lake Oswego! Let’s show the state and country that we are in solidarity with ALL human rights!
We are meeting at Millennium Park at 11:00 a.m. and then will make our Stand along State Street/Hwy 43 before returning for a celebration in the park with information-sharing, music, speakers, face painting, and fun. This is a non-violent action. We will follow a code of conduct in alignment with the values of non-violence.

Bring your rainbow garb, signs with positive messaging, balloons, a sense of humor, some snacks, and lots and LOTS of your friends and family members! Remember to dress for the weather. This event will take place rain or shine!

Location: Millennium Park, 200 1st St., Lake Oswego

Saturday, March 4, 12 – 2: Budget Town Hall

Join A better Oregon for an East Portland Budget Town Hall where State Representatives will be in attendance, listening to constituents’ concerns about Oregon’s budget. This is a big opportunity for folks to come out and talk about the need for Oregon to generate more revenue through corporate taxation. We strongly encourage anyone who plans to testify to arrive no later than 11 a.m. If you have any questions, please give Kevin Sullivan a call at 971-241-6990

Location: IRCO, 10301 NE Glisan St., Portland

Thursday, March 2, 12:30 – 8 pm: JustCauseBecause Rally & Legislative Day

Oregon renters say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!! Our legislature needs to act NOW! The entire state of Oregon needs #JustCauseBecause no-cause evictions are ripping our communities apart. Oregon needs to lift the ban on #RentStablization because too many Oregonians have to make devastating choices between rent and other basic life necessities. Oftentimes, we are threatened with homelessness. THIS HAS TO STOP!

REGISTER HERE: http://bit.ly/2lTy5Fh
FREE FOOD, CHILDCARE, TRANSPORTATION, AND INTERPRETATION

Join us March 2, 2017 in Salem to lend YOUR VOICE, speak with our legislators directly and show up with #TenantPower!!!

OPTION 1: Lobby Training and Lobby Visits with Legislators – 12pm-5pm
OPTION 2: Housing Hearing and Testimony: 5pm-8pm
OPTION 3 ALL DAY: Lobby Training, Visits with Legislators, and Housing Hearing and Testimony 12pm-8pm

Opposition is in full force: calling, emailing, visiting the legislature demanding that the ban on rent control stay in place and that no-cause evictions remain in place. We are 1.5 million renters across Oregon that need to bring OUR VOICE. Please include yours!!

Location: 700 Marion St. NE, Salem OR

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 12 – 1 pm: Pro-Choice Coalition of Oregon Lobby Day Rally

JOIN US IN SALEM!

Registration is now closed for the Pro-Choice Coalition of Oregon’s Reproductive Health Equity Now! Day of Action. Details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/732125990290212/

However, we still need as many folks as possible to rally on the Capitol steps to demonstrate the statewide support for this landmark legislation. Please join us, even if you aren’t able to participate in citizen lobbying!

Individuals and groups from across Oregon will come together on February 28th in Salem to rally and talk to legislators about the Reproductive Health Equity Act. Details here: https://reprohealthequity.org/about/about-the-bill/

Location: Oregon State Capitol, 900 Court St. NE, Salem OR

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 5 – 7:30 pm: Familias Stand-Up Rally – Announcing City and State Demands

Milenio.org and Voz Hispana Cambio Comunitario invite you to a peaceful protest at The Promised Land (sculpture), 1200 Southeast Park Avenue. Portland. At this public action we will be announcing our City, State And Federal Demands. Milenio and Voz Hispana Cambio Comunitario Organizers, local activists and community members will rally for Immigrant Justice and call on elected officials at the city, state and national levels to protect DACA, stop deportations and the separation of families, to protect all immigrants, to welcome refugees and to oppose anti-immigrant efforts at the city and state level.

For more information please contact us at info@milenio2016.org or Shea Flaherty at flahertys@milenio2016.org or vozhispana.woregon@gmail.com   Les esperamos! Fraternalmente.

Location: Plaza Blocks, 1200 SE Park Ave., Portland (SW 4th and Main).

Monday, Feb. 27, 5:30 – 7:30 pm: Milenio.org Public Meeting – The Mic is Yours

Milenio will be holding public meetings every first and last Monday of the month in order to establish ways for people to come together to express their opinions, hear a public speaker or proposed plan and engage in shared learning about a topic and work together to develop solutions. Please join us on Feb 27th for our first public meeting at Central Library U.S. Bank Room. Please email us at info@milenio2016.org if you want to request 5 minutes in the microphone. Bring it to the table.

Location: Central Library, 801 SW 10th Ave., Portland

Sunday, Feb. 26, 12:30-4:30pm: Activist Connection Event with Grassroots IMPACT

Hear from and meet local activists and connect with grassroots groups fighting for change in your community. This ACE is a great chance to expand progressive relationships within the activist community.
Grassroots IMPACT is an alliance, building communication, collaboration, and cooperation among grassroots organizations.

Location: North Portland Library, 512 N Killingsworth St, Portland

Saturday, Feb. 25, 9 am – 4:30 pm: Stand Together: a Day of Action Workshops

Join us on February 25 for a day of workshops for people new to social and political action and for those upgrading their skills. We’ll have a full day of sessions in Non-Violent Direct Action, Legal Basics/Know Your Rights, Digital Security, Peacekeeping, Non-Violent Communication, Positive Energy for Resistance, Photography for Actions, Strategic Planning, and more.

Organizations will be tabling throughout the day. Childcare is provided; RSVP to reserve a spot. Please bring a sack lunch: https://actionnetwork.org/events/stand-together-a-day-of-action-workshops

This event is free and open to the public. Contact goto350pdx@gmail.com with questions.

Location: First Unitarian Church, 1121 SW Main St., Downtown Portland

Saturday, Feb. 25, 10:30 – 12:30: Volunteer Orientation 350 PDX

RSVP Here!! http://350pdx.nationbuilder.com/volunteer_orient_feb_2017

Whether you are brand new to 350PDX or have you been part of a team for a few months, I invite you to join me for a (semi-) formal introduction to the organization!! Snacks provided.

I will provide the scope and goals of 350PDX, an overview of all teams and campaigns, what it means to be a contributing volunteer with us, and offer materials for strengthening your organizing skills.

This event will be led by Maya, Volunteer Coordinator for 350PDX.

Location: Social Justice Action Center, 400 SE 12th, Portland OR

Saturday, Feb. 25, 11 am – 1 pm: Save Our Healthcare Rally

Join Our Revolution just across the river to discuss how we resist the GOP assault on healthcare and social security.

Location: Clark College, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver WA

Thursday, Feb. 23, 7 – 9 pm: Bridge to Disaster: Resisting Fracked Gas in the PNW

The battle against fossil fuel infrastructure in the Pacific Northwest rages on! In the face of last year’s historic Clean Electricity and Coal Transition Act, which mandates the closing of all in-state coal plants by 2020, Portland General Electric (PGE) is rolling out a plan to keep the PNW locked into fossil fuel power for the next 30+ years. Ignoring vast potentials for renewable energy, PGE is instead proposing to build two new gas-fired power plants as we phase out coal-generated power. If built, the Carty-Boardman generation station would be Oregon’s new largest source of climate pollution. We want Oregon to be powered by clean, renewable energy, NOT dirty fossil fuels.

The fossil fuel industry wants to argue that fracked gas is a bridge fuel to an imagined clean energy future, but we know that it’s only a bridge to further climate devastation. A number of groups are joining forces to demand that PGE replace coal power with 100% renewable energy. Join the Climate Action Coalition, 350PDX, the Sierra Club, Portland Rising Tide, Greenpeace and Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility in building a popular campaign to resist the fossil fuel industry and to build a climate justice future.

Location: First Unitarian Church, 1211 SW Main St., Portland

Thursday, Feb. 23, 6:30 – 9 pm: Save NW Children’s Theater

Key Information:
When is the Annual Meeting: Thursday, February 23rd at 7pm
Where: Northwest Children’s Theater, 1819 NW Everett St, Portland, OR
What Can I do? NWCT will be hosting a pre-meeting rally at 6:30pm in the upstairs theater. Please attend to show your support, rally friends and family, and then join us downstairs for the 7pm meeting.
Questions? Contact us at membership@nwcts.org or call us at 503-222-2190 x13

Thank you for your support and for being a part of this family. We have no intention of letting this building, community center, and home for the arts disappear from our city, as so many already have.

Location: NW Children’s Theater, 1819 NW Everett St, Portland, OR

Monday, Feb. 20, 12 – 4 pm: We The People: Marching United in Resistance

Since Inauguration Day, the rights of too many have been threatened, attacked, or withheld. We are all stronger when we stand together in unity. Resistance to attacks on members of our community requires a strong, steady and collective voice. Be part of that collective voice, take action and march on Presidents’ Day in Oregon to show our unified resistance to injustice.

Sponsors of this event include: Basic Rights Oregon, Causa Oregon, Northwest Oregon Labor Council, Oregon AFSCME Council 75, Oregon AFL-CIO, Oregon Education Association, Portland Jobs with Justice, Unite Oregon (formerly Center for Intercultural Organizing & Oregon Action), SEIU.

Location: Director Park, 815 SW Park Ave., Portland

Sunday, Feb. 19, 11 – 4: Immigrants’ March on all 50 State Capitols

We invite all of you to join together and demonstrate on the steps of your State Capitols for Presidents Day Sunday February 19, 2017.

Location: Oregon State Capital, 900 Court St NE, Salem, Oregon 97301

Sunday, Feb. 19, 3 – 6 pm: Queer Speak Out Vigil and March

The intention of this event is to demonstrate solidarity with marginalized communities and community members. In order to welcome all who wish to attend, we ask attendees to refrain from property destruction, violence, and violent rhetoric.

Allies are welcomed at this peaceful event and we kindly encourage you to educate yourself about queer, trans and intersex legacies beforehand. If you attend this event as an ally in solidarity, please remember to listen more than you speak and to respect others, even if you do not understand them. Help spread the word by sharing this event and talking to friends and family about participating.

Location: 1020 SW Naito Pkwy, Portland

Sunday, Feb. 19, 5 – 9 pm: Workshops: from General Strikes to Self-Reliant Communities

5:00pm: General strikes history, organizing strategies, and how it can give rise to self-reliant communities
6:30pm: Dinner / social (bring tupperwear and silverwares)
7:30pm: Housing crisis and Housing co-ops: How to buy a house with friends
8:30pm: Digital security and know you rights discussion

The entire event is free (dinner and workshops). It will be in the Community Room which is on the 2nd floor of People’s Food Co-op. Please invite friends even if you can’t come yourself. Thanks!

This event is part of an ongoing social/workshop sessions. Future sessions will encompass a diverse range of topics like how to organize your own communities, how to plan direct actions/rallies/strikes, how to change laws and policies, etc. These sessions are put on by PACJ (People’s Assembly for Compassion and Justice).

Location: People’s Food Co-op, 3029 SE 21st Ave, Portland OR

Saturday, February 18th, 7:00: Now Is The Time, Healthcare for Everyone

Join us to watch a documentary by Laurie Simons and Terry Sterrenberg showing the way toward single-payer healthcare, and why we don’t have it yet.

Location:  First Unitarian Church, SW 12th and Salmon, Portland OR

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 8 am – 1 pm: Lobby Day for Clean Air – Join us in Salem!

Join Neighbors for Clean Air, Oregon Environmental Council, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Beyond Toxics, and others as we take the case for clean air to our legislators in Salem.

There are many bills currently being considered in the Oregon legislature that will affect air quality including diesel engine standards, amendments to Right to Know legislation, the DEQ funding package, increasing Title V permitting fees, greenhouse gas rules, and more. The best chance for our legislation

We will charter a bus from Portland to Salem and back on 2/15. More details will be provided ASAP.

Ready to Sign Up? Great! Let us know on this short sign-up form: http://bit.ly/CleanAirDaySignUp

Location: Oregon State Capital, 900 Court St NE, Salem, Oregon 97301

Friday, February 10th, 7:00:  The Brainwashing Of My Dad – Screening

Join us to watch a documentary by Jen Senko describing her father’s slide into conservative ideology.

Location:  First Unitarian Church, Eliot Chapel, SW 12th and Salmon, Portland OR

Monday, Feb. 6, 6 – 8 pm: Migrant Tales – Our Message to the Oppressor

Migrant Tales addresses the issues facing the immigrant and refugee community in the US. Join us on Monday, February 6 for an afternoon of storytelling and community celebrating the human experience. Immigrants and Refugees leaders will share their testimony of struggle and success that everybody need to know. The purpose of the gathering is to build awareness, momentum and understanding of our struggles and contribution to this country. We will be providing information about community resources where you can get legal aid for immigration cases and we will be talking about our upcoming event “Expanding the Electorate trough Citizenship”. If you are a DACA recipient this is an event you can’t miss.
Let’s gather together! Let’s strategize!

“Effective movements strategize at multiple levels and equip people with the resources and the capacity to be strategists.”

Location: Taborspace, 5441 SE Belmont St, Portland, Oregon 97215

Thursday, Feb. 2, 1:00pm: Relocation Assistance Rally & Hearing

Portland City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly has proposed the boldest tenant-protection law the city has ever seen: requiring landlords to pay relocation assistance to tenants displaced due to no-cause evictions or rent hikes.

This is HUGE, and we need EVERYONE who’s able to join us next Thursday, February 2nd at Portland City Hall to demand our City Council pass relocation assistance for renters.

We’ll be hosting a rally at City Hall at 1pm, and the hearing itself will begin promptly at 2pm.

If you have been or are at risk of being displaced from your home because of a no-cause eviction or rent increase, please consider testifying. Contact Portland Tenants United if interested at info@pdxtu.org.

Wednesday, Feb. 1, 11:30a-4p: Resistance Road Trip to Salem

For the new legislatives members, their first day in office is going to be a memorable day, no matter what. Join Portland’s Resistance to fill those memories with the stories and the faces of We the People so that they can carry our message with them for the rest of their tenure in office. For those returning to office, this will be a powerful message that this is different. We cannot afford business as usual.

We will hold a rally at the Capitol and deliver hundreds of letters from our communities to the legislators. We will be leaving Union Station by 11:30 AM and plan to be back by 4:00 PM.

If you would like to join us on the bus, please email your first and last name with the subject line “RESISTANCE ROAD TRIP” to portlandsresistance@gmail.com. Also, please help collect stories from your friends and neighbors.

Location: Union Station, Downtown Portland

Saturday, Jan. 28, 10am – 2pm: March and Rally for Justice and Equality

“Advancing Justice and Equality for All THrough the Strength to Love,” sponored by the Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition for Justice and Police Reform.

10 a.m.– Assembly at Martin Luther King Statue
10:30 a.m. SHARP — March begins (it’s permitted)
11:45 a.m. — Rally at Maranatha Church, 4222 NE 12th at Skidmore (tabling and hot food).

Participants are encouraged to take public transportation. There are a number of options to consider. If you park near the rally site at Holladay and MLK Blvd you may run into people parking for the Auto Show, which is the same day. If you instead want to park near Maranatha Church at NE 12th and Skidmore, you can either take the #8 bus down 15th and the Max over to the Convention Center, or walk over to MLK and take the #6 down. The MAX Blue, Green and Red lines all stop at the Convention Center.

Signs: Please bring family-friendly signs appropriate to the day’s themes of justice, equality for all, and the strength to love.

Endorsers include NAACP Portland Chapter, Urban League of Portland, Unite Oregon, Muslim Educational Trust, Portland Copwatch, and others.

Links to the poster:
http://albinaministerialcoalition.org/ama_march012817flyer.jpg
http://albinaministerialcoalition.org/ama_march012817.pdf

Location: MLK Statue, Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Portland

Saturday, Jan. 28, 12-2: Demand East Portland legislators support tenant protection

Are you a tenant in East Portland? PTU needs you!

The Oregon Legislature is about to kick off its 2017 legislative session, and our Senators and Representatives in Salem will be debating VERY progressive bills to end no-cause evictions, and to allow cities & counties to consider rent stabilization programs to keep tenants housed. We’ve got a real chance to pass strong tenant protection laws in Oregon, but only if we come together as tenants to demand it.

This Saturday, Senator Rod Monroe, Representative Diego Hernandez, and Representative Jeff Reardon will be hosting a town hall to hear from their constituents, so let’s turn out demand that our East Portland legislators support an end to no-cause evictions and rent stabilization in 2017!

If you live in the area pictured in the pinned post below, WE NEED YOU! (and we know that map is hard to read, so if you’re not sure, please check out the Legislature’s website to find out if you live in the area: https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/FindYourLegislator/leg-districts.html)

Please share, and if you can join us, be sure to RSVP at this link: https://goo.gl/rgrYlB

Finally, if you absolutely can’t make it, please take a few minutes to call your representatives and tell them you support rent stabilization and an end to no-cause evictions:

Sen. Rod Monroe: 503-986-1724
Rep. Diego Hernandez: 503-986-1447
Rep. Jeff Reardon: 503-986-1448

Location: Zenger Farms, 11741 SE Foster Road, Portland

Saturday, Jan. 28, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm: Amplify Campaign Training

Amplify will be hosting trainings in Portland, OR and Seattle, WA and we’re ready to help! Attend this training to learn about writing and executing a campaign plan, communicating in a campaign environment, raising money, and gain insight on the political landscape locally and across the region!

This is a great opportunity to meet others who are considering to run and to learn more about the ins and outs of running for public office. We would love to have you there. There are literally THOUSANDS of local offices up for election in 2017, and not all of them require intensive, expensive campaigns you hear about in the news. Your local hospital district, fire protection district, and even water-sewer boards are waiting for your leadership! Plus there will be lunch served. Win, win right? Right! Now, RSVP

Location: Northwest Health Foundation 221 NW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Saturday, Jan. 28, 1 – 4 pm: Multnomah County Democrats Reorganization meeting

Want to help elect progressive representatives to key positions in the Democratic Party of Oregon, so Democrats represent us and our ideas and principles better? If you are a registered Democrat, please attend. Note: Precinct Captain People (PCPs) need to arrive around 11 am to sign-in and be able to vote.

Location: 7611 N Exeter Ave, PDX 97203 (Fraternal Order of the Eagles building)

Thursday, Jan. 26, 7 – 8:30 pm: Conversation project: Homeless in the Land of Plenty

Homeless in the Land of Plenty by Ryan Stroud. Host: Friendly House. Contact: Denise Lafond at (503) 228-4391 or dlafond@friendlyhouseinc.org.

Location: Friendly House, 2617 NW Savier St, Portland, Oregon 97210

Saturday, Jan. 21, 10 am: United Front Against Trump

Labor-led protest, Shemanski Park on Sat. 1/21 @ 10 am (will then join Women’s march).

Saturday, Jan. 21, 12-8 pm: Women’s March on Portland

“We invite you to join us January 21st, 2017 as we march in Portland, OR in a show of solidarity with our sisters marching in Washington DC and across the country. We invite all Oregon women, their family and friends, as well as anyone else who will be unable to travel to Washington DC, to join us for a very special day of love and support. Details to follow.

This is an INCLUSIVE GROUP/EVENT, and EVERYONE who supports women’s rights are welcome:

  • People of All Gender Identities
  • People of Color
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQI Community
  • Disabled Individuals
  • ALL religious communities
  • Anyone who wants to peacefully march in support of human rights!

We encourage you to join us in a show of love and solidarity with all those facing oppression in these uncertain times.

Feel free to invite anyone who supports women’s rights and civil justice. We are an open event promoting solidarity and peacefulness. Our march is not a protest, but a show of love and support in a time of uncertainty in our country.”

Location: Pioneer Square, Downtown Portland, OR

Friday, Jan. 20, 4-10 pm: Rise Up and Resist Fascism

“This is where the rubber meets the road. The way our generation can change things is by marching in the streets peacefully. Get up on your feet and speak loudly. Share with all your friends and family. We will march from Pioneer Square and voice our outrage for the system that has allowed us to come this far. This is the revolution, join us.”

Location: Pioneer Square, Downtown Portland, OR

Tuesday, Jan. 17, 5-8 pm: We demand sanctuary now! Exigimos santuario ahora!

On Dec. 6th, WashCo Solidarity, Voz Hispana, Milenio, Student Movement: Rock Creek and community members presented a list of demands and gave testimony to Hillsboro City Council, demanding the city claim sanctuary for undocumented immigrants and all marginalized communities.

We are gathering on Jan. 17th at Shute park for a rally and march to Hillsboro Civic Center to demand city council pass our resolution to ensure all residents of Hillsboro are protected in their community. Join us in solidarity to let the council know the voices of the community will be heard and followed.

If you are unsure about marching in the streets, please join us prior to the 17th at WashCo Solidarities Know Your Rights trainings.

In the face of fascism, we will not back down, our voices will not be silenced, our demands will not go unheard. We are the resistance, our defense begins with compassion.

Location: Shute Park, 900 SE Maple St., Hillsboro, OR 97213

Sunday, January 15th @ 12pm – Our First Stand Rally With Sen. Jeff Merkley, Sen. Ron Wyden, Rep. Earl Blumenauer and Rep. Suzanne Bonamici

Now is the time to fight back and save health care!

At a time when the United States remains the only major country on earth not to guarantee health care to all as a right, the Republicans want to throw nearly 30 million people off of health insurance, make massive cuts to Medicaid and defund Planned Parenthood.

On Sunday, January 15, join Sen. Jeff Merkley, Sen. Ron Wyden, Rep. Earl Blumenauer and Rep. Suzanne Bonamici to tell Republicans loudly and clearly: You are not going to get away with it.

RSVP does not guarantee a seat. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

RSVP Here: https://go.berniesanders.com/page/event/detail/rally/gplqsl

Saturday, Jan. 14, 11:30 am on the Capitol steps in Salem: United for Immigrant Rights March & Rally

Causa invites you to a March & Rally the weekend before Trump’s presidential inauguration as part of a national day of action to defend immigrant rights, and denounce Trump’s agenda of hate and exclusion. We must unite to stop Trump’s first 100 days of hate.

We call on Oregonians, community organizations, and our local elected leaders to join us! Show support and solidarity with your fellow neighbors, family members, colleagues, and friends as we march for justice, dignity, and respect.

Saturday, Jan. 14, 9:30 am – 5 pm: Stand Together: A Day of Action Workshops

Join us on January 14 for a day of workshops for people new to social and political action and for those upgrading their skills. We’ll have a full day of sessions in strategic action planning, media, community outreach, messaging, peace-keeping, tactical design, legal observing, Know Your Rights, non-violent direct action, and more.

Concurrent skills sessions will be available all day. Gain practical ideas for effective dissent and target messaging within a non-violent framework. Support and implementation of the workshops comes from a variety of Portland-area communities and issue advocacy groups promoting Immigrant and racial justice, gender rights, fair housing, healthcare-for-all, and climate action.

Organizations will be tabling throughout the day. Childcare is provided; RSVP to reserve a spot. Please bring a sack lunch.

Please RSVP so we know how many people to expect: https://actionnetwork.org/events/stand-together

Doors 9:30am, opening panel 10am, workshops 11am-5pm.

Co-Sponsored by the Climate Action Coalition (350PDX, Portland Rising Tide, Commuity for Earth and more), Portland’s Resistance, Portland Assembly, Direct Action Alliance, Oregon Physicians for Social Responsability, Health Care for All Oregon and more coming soon!

Location: Sunnyside Community House (3520 SE Yamhill St, 97214)

Tuesday, Jan. 10:  Oregon Progressive Party meeting
Friday, Jan. 6, 5 -7 pm: Swearing-in ceremony for Chloe Eudaly at City Hall
Friday, Jan. 6, 5-9 pm + Saturday, Jan. 7, 9 am-5:30 pm + Sunday, Jan. 8, 9 am-5:30 pm

Street medic training: 20 hours training with Rosehip Medics: http://www.rosehipmedics.org/

Wednesday, Jan. 4, 4-8 pm: Public Hearing on the Proposed Kalama Methanol Refinery

Sign-up 4 pm: Hearing 6-8 pm. Cowlitz PUD, 961 12th Ave., Longview, WA. Please wear RED.

Carpools Jasmine@columbiariverkeeper.org or Bonnie @ 503-705-1943 / goto350pdx@gmail.com

More info at Methanol info/video from Columbia Riverkeeper

Wednesday, Dec. 14, time TBA: PDX City Council Hearing on Open & Accountable Elections

Portland City Council meets to consider a proposal to limit city council campaign contributions to public funding. They are scheduled to vote on the proposal on this day, provided they still plan to after their meeting on the 7th. They have still not announced a time for this meeting as of yet.

Location: Portland City Hall, 1220 SW 5th Ave. Portland OR

Wednesday, Dec. 7, 9-10am: PDX City Council Hearing on Open & Accountable Elections

Portland City Council meets to consider a proposal to limit city council campaign contributions to public funding. If they decide to go forward, it goes to a vote Dec. 14.

Location: Portland City Hall, 1220 SW 5th Ave. Portland OR

Friday, Oct. 28, 6:00pm: The official launch of Milenio

You won’t want to miss this historic event! Join us for the launch of Milenio to help energize the Latino vote and show your support for progressive candidates! Speakers include:

Teresa Raiford- Organizer, Don’t shoot Portland
James Ofsink- Candidate for Oregon State Senate District 21
Chloe Eudaly- Candidate for City of Portland Commissioner, Pos 4
Shea Flaherty- Civic Entrepreneur
Daniel Lewkow- Political organizer
Juan Muros- Board member of Milenio and Social Entrepreneur
Greg McKelvey- Grassroot Political Organizer and Activist
Francisco Lopez- Organizer, Voz Hispana Cambio Communitario
Juan Rogel- Civic Entrepreneur
Diego Urbina- Veteran and Board member of Milenio

Milenio will share their vision, initiatives, and community partners, and discuss the importance of activating the Latino vote. Milenio will create change by engaging Latino millennials to have the Latino community be more involved in progressive politics. Learn more at milenio-2016.org.

Location: The Ambridge Center, 1333 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, Oregon 97232  www.milenio-2016.org

Thursday, Sept. 8, 7:00pm: Portland City Council Forum on Commissioner Fritz’s Campaign Finance Reform Proposal

On Sept. 8, Commissioner Fritz will hold a public forum on election reform ideas that could become law in the very near future (as in weeks from now) — if we can demonstrate that there is widespread public support for enacting campaign finance reform in Portland. So, let’s pack the building! There are currently NO campaign finance limits in Oregon. Matt Dishman Community Center, 77 NE Knott St, Portland, Oregon 97212.

Saturday, Sept. 10, 1:00-3:00pm: Chloe For Portland City Council Fall Kick-off

It’s time to get the fall campaign started! Please invite your family and friends to for a BBQ and fun! Special guest speakers and entertainment TBA. Suggested donation $10.00, but nobody turned away! Please RSVP so they know how much food to make! Lents Park, SE 88th and Holgate

Sunday, Sept. 11, 11:00am-4:00pm: Lawn Sign Canvass for Honest Elections Multnomah County (initiative on the ballot to limit campaign contributions to $500)

Ask people and businesses on high-traffic streets if we can post lawn signs on their property to encourage county residents to vote YES on Measure 26-184 for campaign finance limits! There are currently NO campaign finance limits in Oregon, so passing this measure would be HUGE! Please RSVP Here: https://www.volunteersignup.org/ 616 SE Harrison St. Meet at 11:00am, leave at 12:00pm

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 11:45 – 6pm: Fossil Fuel Terminal Zoning Amendments PSC Hearing

Portland has a chance to ban all new fossil fuel terminals! A huge win for our health and safety, and the climate! Join us at the public hearing on September 13th! 1900 SW 4th Avenue, Room 2500, 2nd Floor, Portland, Oregon

Saturday, Sept. 17, 11:00am: Rally & March for a Rent Freeze! Keep Portland Housed!

Join Portland Tenants United on the one year anniversary of the city’s declaration of a housing emergency to demand a REAL response with REAL impact to our housing crisis. Portland City Hall, 1220 SW 5th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97204

Saturday, Sept. 17, 10:00am-4:00pm: Lawn Sign Canvass for Honest Elections Multnomah County (initiative on the ballot to limit campaign contributions to $500)

Ask people and businesses on high-traffic streets if we can post lawn signs on their property to encourage county residents to vote YES on Measure 26-184 for campaign finance limits! There are currently NO campaign finance limits in Oregon, so passing this measure would be HUGE! Please RSVP Here: https://www.volunteersignup.org/ 2918 NE Edgehill Place, Portland, OR

Thursday, Sept. 22, 8:00-10:00am: Evict the Landlord Lobby: National Renters Day of Action 

When we say #KeepPDXHoused, we are also talking about WHY so many Portlanders can’t find stable housing. Landlords spend big money at City Hall to kill protections, which destabilizes Portland tenants.

Join Portland Tenants United to hold the landlord lobby accountable at Oregon’s largest landlord lobby trade show. We must raise the cost of raising the rent so we can #KeepPDXHoused

Meet at the MLK Statue (NE MLK Blvd and Holladay St) outside the Convention Center at 8am to greet landlords and property managers as they enter the venue. NE MLK Blvd and Holladay St, Portland