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Tuesday, April 30, 5:30-7:30pm: Textbank from Home for Mike Schmidt for DA with BerniePDX!

Text voters from home for Mike Schmidt for DA with BerniePDX! All you need is a computer, tablet, or phone. We’ll have a Zoom training beforehand on how to use the texting platform.

RSVP: mobilize.us/mikeschmidtforda/event/620467/

Mike established the first Restorative Justice program for Multnomah County! He also implemented an immigration-neutral sentencing policy so that minor offenses, like traffic tickets, won’t automatically lead to deportation.

➡ Mike’s corporate-backed opponent will take our county backwards – come volunteer to ensure this doesn’t happen!

WHAT: Textbank for Mike Schmidt
WHERE: Your own home
WHEN: Tuesday, April 30, 5:30-7:30pm
RSVP: mobilize.us/mikeschmidtforda/event/620467/
Learn more about Mike: mikeschmidtforda.com


Tuesday, April 16, 11am: Press Conference: Neighborhood Associations and organizations tell public officials “Protect our region from CEI Hub risks!”

The CEI Hub Task Force is holding a press conference on April 16th to announce the release of the CEI Hub Letter to Public Officials. Please join the audience and media in hearing remarks by people personally and professionally involved with these problems.

Although the letter commends Senate Bill 1567 (2022) as an excellent first step, far more must be done to protect community health and safety from the dangers posed by the transportation and storage of 350 million gallons of fossil and biofuels at the CEI Hub. The letter calls on public officials to systematically address areas of concern regarding the activities at the CEI Hub. These areas include the lack of public education about the dangers posed by the Hub, pollution from activities at the Hub, financial responsibility in the case of a disaster and more.

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

Tuesday, April 16, 12-2pm: Support Postdoc Workers: It’s Time for OHSU to Pay their Fair Share! 

Please join Postdocs at OHSU for a picket on April 16, gathering at Elizabeth Caruthers Park outside of OHSU CHH2 building. This marks the only day of mediation that OHSU is willing to schedule, despite that they have made no indication they are willing to invest in their postdoc researchers. Join us to call for justice for Postdocs!

Location: Elizabeth Caruthers Park (outside of the OHSU Center for Health & Healing), 3303 S Bond Ave

Thursday, April 18, 6am-9am & 4pm-7pm: Nurses Picket at PeaceHealth SW in Vancouver

Nurses at PeaceHealth Southwest, a 450-bed hospital in Vancouver, Wash., announced they will picket outside the hospital April 18.

The 1,465 nurses represented by the Washington State Nurses Association are in negotiations for a new three-year contract. After 13 bargaining sessions, management has not agreed to the Association’s proposed workplace protections, staffing commitments, or market-rate wages.

Location: PeaceHealth, 400 NE Mother Joseph Place, Vancouver

Wednesday, April 24, 5pm: Say No to Cuts to Student-Facing Staff at Portland Public Schools!

Join educators prior to the school board meeting at 501 N Dixon to take part in the Adapted PE and Headstart art showcase. Come check out and celebrate the incredible, life-changing programming that educators provide PPS students in need!

Location: 501 N. Dixon

Wednesday, May 1, 10am-5pm: May Day at the Capitol

Join PCUN and community organizations for a powerful celebration of International Workers’ Day on May 1st! We will gather at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem for a day of impactful community speeches, vital resource booths, and a mighty march around the Capitol Block. Let’s unite and demonstrate our deep appreciation for the hardworking and dedicated individuals who keep our society moving forward. The year 2023 marked a significant milestone for workers’ rights, and we are determined to carry that momentum forward into 2024 and beyond with unwavering determination.

Let’s continue to build our collective power and advocate fiercely for the rights and well-being of workers everywhere.

Location: Oregon State Capitol State Park, 155 Waverly St NE, Salem

Thursday, May 2, Tabling 5:30pm, Panel 6:30pm: RUMBLE ON THE RIVER Community Forum #15 – Transportation

Topics will include transit equity, accessibility, reliability; climate impacts; freeway expansion; biking; walking; carpools; safety; funding and effective models elsewhere. 

A Moderated Conversation with:

– Abby Griffith: OPAL/Bus Riders Unite! Coordinator
– Jonathan Maus: BikePortland Founder, Publisher & Editor
– Indi Namkoong: Verde Transportation Justice
– Khanh Pham: Oregon State Representative
– Chris Smith: No More Freeways Co-founder, Transportation Advocate

Since late 2022, Rumble On The River has presented fourteen free community forums in neighborhoods throughout Portland. Topics have included urban forestry, shade equity, Columbia & Willamette River ecosystems, false climate solutions to climate disruption and salmon restoration. The central Rumble focus has been on the Critical Energy Infrastructure (CEI) Hub. Rumbles bring together expert voices to lay out the potential hazards of having 90% of Oregon’s fuel and a mix of toxics stored within Portland’s city limits on a seismic liquefaction zone.

Location: St Andrew Catholic Church 806 NE Alberta St

Saturday, May 4, 10am-2:30pm: Environmental Justice Training Hosted by Portland Youth Climate Strike

Portland Youth Climate Strike will be working alongside a number of organizations to host educational sessions focused on combating capitalism, white supremacy, and oppressive systems, all while uplifting communities on the front lines of climate change.

Location: Grant High School, 245 NE 36th Ave.

Volunteer for BerniePDX Candidates! The Primary is May 21

Mike Schmidt for Multnomah County District Attorney



Request a lawn sign here!

WHY WE ENDORSE MIKE: Mike established the first Restorative Justice program for Multnomah County! He also implemented an immigration-neutral sentencing policy so that minor offenses, like traffic tickets, won’t automatically lead to deportation. He set up the Justice Integrity Unit to reverse wrongful convictions, and his office focuses on serious crimes – not minor non-violent law breaking, like protesting in the street. Mike’s corporate-backed opponent wants to take our county backwards – come volunteer to ensure this doesn’t happen!

Willy Chotzen for State Representative (HD-46)

VOLUNTEER: Canvass, phonebank, textbank, display a yard sign

WHY WE ENDORSE WILLY: As a public defender and former public school teacher, Willy is intimately familiar with the injustices faced by working-class Oregonians. That’s why he understands that healthcare and housing are human rights. Willy supports bringing down housing costs by removing the ban on local rent control and instituting a vacancy tax. He believes the state must invest heavily in education, including smaller class sizes for students and better wages for teachers. 

Willy will work to achieve universal healthcare, and expand addiction and mental health treatment. He also supports expanding public transportation to help Oregon reach our climate goals. Willy’s pro-worker platform has earned him many union endorsements, and BerniePDX is proud to join them in backing Willy for State Representative in HD-46! 

Farrah Chaichi for State Representative (HD-35)

VOLUNTEER: Canvass, phonebank, distribute campaign literature 

WHY WE ENDORSE FARRAH: BerniePDX is excited to endorse Farrah Chaichi for State Representative in HD-35 for a second time! As a proud democratic socialist, Farrah is the people’s candidate. She believes that the state should prioritize housing, healthcare, and education for all, over tax breaks for corporations and the wealthy. 

Farrah will continue to use her time in Salem to push for more affordable housing through mandatory inclusionary zoning and lifting the statewide preemption on local rent control. She wants to tax big polluters and use the funds to combat climate change. As a vocal proponent of universal healthcare, Right to Rest, and workers’ and tenants’ rights, Farrah is the candidate we need in the legislature! 

Participatory Budgeting Oregon 

WHY WE ENDORSE PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING: BerniePDX is proud to endorse Participatory Budgeting Oregon! Participatory budgeting is a deliberative democratic process that will give the people of our state a direct say in how to spend a portion of public funds. The initiative is still in the petition stage. Sign the petition to get it on the November ballot: communitybudgetingforall.com/sign-the-petition

March for Bernie Rally, January 23, 2016

March for Bernie Rally, January 23, 2016