Author: Team BerniePDX
Vote by May 16!
Ballots are due this Tuesday, May 16! Find a drop box here. Remind your friends and family! And visit www.berniepdx.us/events to volunteer!
BerniePDX Endorses Ana del Rocío for Multomah County Commission
Ana del Rocío’s experience and values will be a boon to the Multnomah County Commission. Ana is a pro-union mom and community leader who is accountable to the people she serves, not corporations or their lobbyists. Her goal is to help East Portland thrive. Housing and houselessness are top priorities for Ana, which is why she supports rent control, the Eviction Representation for All ballot measure, and supportive housing programs.
Ana’s other priorities include expanding treatment for mental health and addiction, and improving community safety. Ana understands that climate justice and public health are inextricably linked, and she will use her position on the Commission to make progress in these areas. BerniePDX is proud to join the broad coalition of organizations that endorse Ana del Rocío for Multnomah County Commission in District 3.
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TONS of Important Upcoming Events!
This spring is the perfect time to get involved and make a difference! There are tons of important upcoming events: volunteer for school board candidates and ERA; testify against TriMet fair increases; protest Adidas wage theft; work to stop oil trains in Portland; attend trainings on how to make your union strong; help prevent the implementation of bad trade deals that will harm workers and the environment; and more!
Visit www.berniepdx.us/events or click the Events tab up top to take action.
2023 School Board Endorsements!
Kate Sherman is a mom with children in the David Douglas School District. For years she has attended school board meetings and worked with other parents to improve the district, and we’re excited for Kate to take her involvement to the next level. Some of Kate’s priorities include expanding pre-K programs, preserving high school career and technical education programs, eliminating racial disparities in discipline, and elevating student voices.
Kate’s priorities and her focus on attracting high quality, diverse educators through good wages and benefits, and fair staffing, earned her an endorsement from the Oregon Education Association. With her goals of expanding equity in its many forms and removing barriers, Kate will be an excellent addition to the David Douglas School Board in Position 7.
Learn more and get involved at www.kateforddsd.com
BerniePDX is proud to endorse Michelle DePass for Portland Public School Board, Zone 2 for a second time. Michelle has served her community her whole life; her first job was at the Black Panther Free Health Clinic on Williams Avenue when she was 12 years old. Michelle has been our children’s advocate on the PPS Board for the last four years. Michelle’s priorities for her second term include advocating for the science of reading curriculum adoption, closing the racial achievement gap, and ensuring the district’s actions are in alignment with their climate and equity policies.
Michelle also aims to increase school board transparency, as well as engagement, particularly with families of color. We are thrilled to join the Portland Association of Teachers in endorsing Michelle DePass for the Portland Public School Board.
Learn more and get involved at depassforpps.com
Tammy Carpenter is a strong believer in the power of a union. As a member of the Beaverton School Board, Tammy will support educators and work to ensure teachers have the resources they need to help their students succeed. This is one of the many reasons why Tammy was endorsed by the Beaverton Education Association.
Tammy’s other priorities include promoting equity and ensuring the safety of students and staff. Her equity goals include a particular focus on school funding. Tammy’s personal experience as a student in STEM has inspired her goal to make STEM education a more inclusive and welcoming space. Tammy’s input will be valuable on the Beaverton School Board in Zone 7 and BerniePDX is happy to endorse her for this office.
Learn more and get involved at tammycarpenter.com
BerniePDX endorses Measure 26-238, Eviction Representation for All Multnomah County, because every tenant deserves quality representation in court!
Learn more and get involved at https://www.eratenants.org
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Cast your vote today! Last day to vote is April 5.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 6:30PM: Public Forum on Labor, Veterans, Healthcare Profiteering, and the Fight Against Privatization
Union members, military veterans, and healthcare reformers around the country are demanding that the Biden Administration stop its privatization of traditional Medicare and the VA hospital system, two of our best working models for single-payer healthcare.
At the USPS, which employs more than 100,000 veterans, workers are also resisting the continuation of Trump-era policies designed to replace our national network of post offices with private mail delivery firms.
At this March 29 labor-community discussion, find out more about these critical anti-privatization campaigns – and what’s at stake for Medicare recipients, VA patients, Postal Service customers, and all private and public sector union members.
Location: First Unitarian Church, 1211 SW Main St.
Saturday Canvasses for Eviction Representation for All, Measure 26-238
Join a Saturday canvass to support Eviction Representation for All, which is on the May ballot. All tenants deserve representation in court! Visit eratenants.org/calendar to see upcoming volunteer opportunities.