Tues, 4/12, 7:00-7:30pm: Meet Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty Virtually w/ BerniePDX!

Join BerniePDX for a Virtual Meet & Greet with Jo Ann Hardesty on Tuesday, April 12 at 7pm! Get an update on the campaign and find out Jo Ann’s ideas about the issues that are most important to you. Bring your questions and your friends!

You must RSVP here to receive the Zoom link: https://tinyurl.com/3pxdhpcc

Interested in Jo Ann’s plans to address the housing crisis? Have questions about the city or ideas to share? Just want to let Jo Ann know you’ve got her back and find out ways to support? This event is for you!

Jo Ann has some serious challengers this year who are backed by groups like the Portland Business Alliance. But with your support, we can win! RSVP at: https://tinyurl.com/3pxdhpcc

From championing jobs and climate action with PCEF, to campaign finance reform with Honest Elections, and assisting Portlanders in crisis by creating the Portland Street Response, Jo Ann has repeatedly shown that she’s an effective, people-focused leader. BerniePDX is proud to endorse her.

RSVP Here for the Zoom link, and Here for the Facebook event

Saturday, March 26: Phonebank Training for Libra Forde for Clackamas County Commission

  • Attend Virtual Training on Saturday, March 26th @ 2:00pm REGISTER HERE
  • Attend an In-Person training in Oregon City on Saturday, March 26th @ 11:00am. RSVP by emailing libra@libraforclackamascounty.com

Libra’s priorities for Clackamas County include ensuring a better future for the next generation; creating a more inclusive county commission that better serves the needs of its constituents; taking care of those who have taken care of us; and increasing accountability on the Commission. Additionally, Libra is the first woman of color to run for this office.

Libra’s vision, experience, and values will create a more inclusive Clackamas County, which is why BerniePDX is proud to endorse her. 

See info above for how to RSVP. 

Saturday, March 19, 1-4pm: Knock on Doors with Jo Ann Hardesty

Join Team Jo Ann’s first IN PERSON organizing event!

With mask mandates in Oregon being lifted this month, it its time for #TeamJoAnn to start knocking on some doors.

The event will start with a group training (location will be announced closer to the event), and then we will will head out into neighborhoods to talk to voters and hand out our new literature highlighting some of Commissioner Hardesty’s accomplishments, and her plans if re-elected.

We ask that anyone who participates in any in-person organizing be fully vaccinated (we are operating on an honor system, so no need to bring your card).

If you have any questions about health protocols or anything else, you can email adam@joannforportland.

Canvassing not your thing? Click here for other ways to volunteer for Jo Ann!

RSVP Here.

Thursdays through May 17, 6-8pm: Volunteer for AJ McCreary for Portland City Council Position 2

Team AJ will be hosting in-person Volunteer Action Nights on Thursdays at 222 NW Davis Street, from 6-8pm. Get a chance to meet AJ and take action for the campaign! 

RSVP Here before attending, so they know to expect you. For everyone’s safety, volunteers for this in-person event must be vaccinated and wear a mask. Virtual volunteer opportunities are coming soon! 

WHY BERNIEPDX SUPPORTS AJ: AJ was born and raised in Portland, and she understands our struggles. She’s a renter who relies on public transportation. She has a record of fighting for racial and economic justice, which Portland urgently needs. AJ’s priorities for the City include stopping the sweeps; distributing resources for pandemic relief; working to ensure that all Portlanders have safe, lead-free drinking water; and strengthening City Hall’s relationship with Portland Public Schools. AJ’s leadership on City Council will be a win for Portland.

RSVP Here. Location: 222 NW Davis St.

Sign to Save Medicare from Privatization!

Please sign PNHP’s petition to the Biden administration urging them to stop privatizing Medicare!

Here’s some background on what’s going on:

In 2020, the Trump Administration launched a new policy “experiment” designed to privatize traditional Medicare.

Under this model, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) could move more than 30 million traditional Medicare beneficiaries into mostly commercial, for-profit plans called Direct Contracting Entities (DCE) without the enrollees’ understanding or consent.

The Biden Administration is moving the DCE program forward, threatening the future of Medicare as we know it.

Tell President Biden to Implement the ‘End the Pandemic Now’ Plan

SIGN HERE to tell President Biden to implement the ‘End the Pandemic Now’ Plan!

Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the vast majority of people in low-income nations still do not have access to COVID vaccines, test kits and treatments — an avoidable tragedy caused by the pharmaceutical industry’s focus on profits over lives.

Pharmaceutical monopolies’ ongoing refusal to allow more vaccine production is causing thousands of needless deaths abroad each day, while also giving rise to dangerous variants like Omicron and Delta that are prolonging the pandemic everywhere.

To prevent wave after wave of additional COVID variants, the U.S. must help make COVID vaccines, tests and treatments available worldwide.

The End the Pandemic Now plan in Congress (H. Con. Res. 60) lays out a clear roadmap for how to increase global production of critical medical supplies by temporarily waiving pharmaceutical monopoly rules that block increased production, by sharing vaccine-making recipes and know-how with qualified producers, and by helping fund the speed-up of production. Thankfully, the Biden administration already has the authority to implement these policies without congressional action.

Please sign our petition today, and tell President Biden to implement the End the Pandemic Now plan immediately and help save millions of lives around the globe.

Thursday, March 3, 6pm: End the Pandemic Now Teach-In Pacific NW

RSVP Here for the Zoom link.

As we head into the third year of the COVID pandemic, billions of people worldwide still don’t have access to vaccines, tests and treatments. As a result, thousands of people continue dying needlessly each day and we’re faced with wave after wave of variants that are prolonging the pandemic for everyone.

The only way to end this cycle of death and disease, and the resulting economic and social hardships that go along with it, is to produce and equitably distribute enough COVID vaccines, test kits and treatments for everyone who needs them. What’s standing in the way? Pharmaceutical monopolies’ greed.

There are over 100 facilities worldwide that could be producing more mRNA vaccines if only given permission to do so, but Moderna and Pfizer refuse to let them. We need the Biden administration to surpass the pharma monopolies by implementing the “End the Pandemic Now” plan: waiving intellectual property rules standing in the way of COVID vaccine, test kit & treatment production; sharing vaccine-making recipes and other technical know-how with qualified producers; and speeding the creation of regional production hubs around the world.

Join us at 6:00pm on Thursday, March 3 to learn more about how ongoing vaccine and treatment inequality is affecting communities here in the Pacific Northwest and around the world — and, more importantly, what you can do about it.

The teach-in’s speaker lineup so far includes:
University of Washington on the endless waves of COVID variants
Coalition of Seattle Indian-Americans on how vaccine inequities have impacted their family in India
Sunrise Movement PDX on how the pandemic is affecting the young folks and our collective future
Trade Justice Education Fund on how you can support the “End the Pandemic Now” plan

Together, we CAN end the COVID pandemic. But we need to create a movement strong enough to force our government to put our health and safety ahead of pharma profits. Please help us. RSVP for the teach-in now.

RSVP Here for the Zoom link.