Past Events

PAST BERNIE PDX EVENTS

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, Milwuakie, 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

 

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