Thursday, Nov. 3, 2:30-5:00pm: Public Hearing for Open and Accountable Elections!

The Portland City Council will be considering Open and Accountable Elections reform at an upcoming meeting and we need to show up and speak out to ensure our elected officials know what Portland needs.

Open and Accountable Elections would limit the power of big money by reducing the maximum contribution for participating candidates to $250, and would give ordinary Portlanders a bigger say in the political process, by matching donations up to $50 six-to- one with limited public funds.

Not only would this allow people like you and me to have a bigger impact on Portland’s elections – it would also allow community-oriented candidates to run for office with the backing of their communities.

If we want to fight back against big money right here in Portland, then we need Open and Accountable Elections. Continue reading “Thursday, Nov. 3, 2:30-5:00pm: Public Hearing for Open and Accountable Elections!”

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 6:00-9:00pm: VP Debate Watch Party + Volunteer Event for Chloe Eudaly

Come volunteer to help elect Chloe Eudaly to Portland City Council, while we watch the Vice Presidential debate and eat snacks! We’ll be helping with mailers. Like Bernie, Chloe’s biggest challenge is name recognition, which is why mailers are so important! Chloe is our chance to help make Portland work for all of us!

Chloe would make City Council more representative of our city. She’d be the only sitting Commissioner to live on the Eastside, where most Portlanders live. She’d also be the only renter, the only small business owner, and the 8th woman ever to serve on the Council. If we want a City Commissioner who acts solely in the interests of people and the planet, we need to elect someone who doesn’t take money from corporations like Comcast, the fossil fuel industry, or wealthy developers.

This election is a fight for the future of Portland. If we want this city to be a place where Portlanders can afford to live, we need to elect Chloe. We hope you’ll join us to be a part of Portland history! Please bring snacks to share if you can! or check out our reasons for endorsing Chloe to learn more. Watershed PDX, 5040 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, Oregon 97202 (map)