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The Watershed, 5040 SE Milwaukie

5040 SE Milwaukie Avenue
Portland, OR 97202, US (map)
(503) 232-7433

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Past events that happened here

  • Wednesday
    Feb 21 2018
    Metro Candidate Endorsement w/BerniePDX

    BerniePDX meetings have been moved to Wednesdays for the month of February. No meeting Wednesday, February 14th!

    On Wednesday, February 21st, come out to hear presentations from the progressive candidate/s running for Metro.

    How do they plan to shape policies impacting your lives, including housing, transportation, waste management, and lifting up the voices of historically underserved communities? Will they take corporate money in their campaigns?

    Bring your questions!

    More details about candidate/s and positions posted soon.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Feb 7 2018
    Meet the Candidates to Replace Rod Monroe w/BerniePDX

    Meet the candidates vying to replace Senator Rod Monroe in Senate District 24: Kayse Jama & Shemia Fagan.

    Ask them your questions, hear about why they're running, and their plans for our state! Afterwards, we'll send out an endorsement poll via email for you to cast your vote.

    ABOUT KAYSE JAMA:

    Kayse Jama, Executive Director of Unite Oregon, was born into a nomad family in Somalia. He left when the civil war erupted, and finally found sanctuary in Portland. From 2005 to 2007, he trained immigrant and refugee community leaders in five Western states—Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Utah and Idaho—under a prestigious New Voices Fellowship at Western States Center. He has been awarded the Skidmore Prize for outstanding young nonprofit professionals (2007), the Oregon Immigrant Achievement Award from Oregon chapter of the Immigration Lawyers Association (2008), the 2009 Loweein Trust Award, which is presented yearly to “that person who demonstrated the greatest contribution to assisting the poor and underprivileged in Portland,” and the 2012 Portland Peace Prize.

    ABOUT SHEMIA FAGAN:

    As a mom and a civil rights attorney, Shemia has a proven record of standing up for working families with an unparalleled sense of urgency. Oregon’s greatest challenges like housing, education, and healthcare are more than just empty statistics for Shemia. For most of Shemia’s childhood her mother was homeless in East Portland. She was raised by her father who struggled to provide food and healthcare. Thanks to great Oregon schools, Shemia was able to put herself through college and law school. Her first legal job was as a pro-bono attorney for Oregonian’s facing evictions to ensure that their rights were being upheld. On the David Douglas school board and in the Oregon House Shemia lead the fight to protect Oregonians’ healthcare, raise the minimum wage, and fully fund our schools. Today, Shemia is running to bring that fight to the Oregon Senate on behalf of East Portland.

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  • Tuesday
    Dec 5 2017
    Portlanders' Bill of Rights & Ranked Choice Voting w/BerniePDX

    We have two exciting speakers about issues that have the potential to change Portland Metro for the better --> with a Residents Bill of Rights, & Ranked Choice Voting (with which Trump wouldn't have won).

    --> Portland People’s Coalition has been meeting with groups across the Metro area to develop a Bill of Rights for all Portlanders that will be used to influence elections, politics, and our lives. They want to hear about what YOU want to see in it!

    Come learn about it, ask questions, give feedback. Find out how we can help build this organizing effort modeled on Richmond Progressive Alliance (http://www.richmondprogressivealliance.net/). There will be a ratifying convention for the local Bill of Rights in early 2018!

    --> Multnomah County has the chance to pilot a new voting method that could change both local and national elections for the better. What if we just voted once in November and the candidate with the most support actually won? What if you knew your vote would make a difference, even if your favorite doesn’t stand a chance? What if you could just be honest and vote your conscience?

    STAR Voting is an innovative solution that allows voters to rate each candidate from zero to five, like on Amazon or Yelp reviews. This means that your completed ballot will show how much you like or dislike each candidate, as well as showing your preferences between them. STAR Voting is highly accurate, no matter how many candidates are in the race, so we can level the playing field, eliminate the low turnout, expensive primary, and just have one election day.

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  • Tuesday
    Nov 28 2017
    ICE Resistance, Justice Dems

    We won't be meeting on Tuesday November 21st, but come join us on the 28th!

    A NORCOR Resistance organizer will join us to speak and take questions. How can we be in solidarity with this important movement? More info soon here.

    We'll also joined by a speaker from the Oregon chapter of Justice Democrats! Justice Democrats is an organization dedicated to recruiting and supporting progressive candidates for congressional and senate races. It is a grassroots powered organization with numerous state and local chapters including one here in Oregon. Justice Democrats has endorsed a total of 30 candidates (and counting) for 2018. Come learn what Justice Democrats is all about, the work they're doing, and what you can do to help!

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  • Tuesday
    Nov 14 2017
    Challenging Corporate Forestry in OR w/BerniePDX

    Chuck Willer of the Coast Range Association will discuss his recent work on corporate ownership of forests in Oregon and how we can challenge that. More info: http://www.coastrange.org/

    Ian from the Working Families Party will give us an update on their efforts and what's next!

    We'll discuss upcoming local events. Know of one Bernie supporters would be interested in? Come share!

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Nov 7 2017
    Protect Oregon's Healthcare: Talk with Nico Serra

    All Oregonians Deserve High-Quality Healthcare.

    Whether you work in a coffee shop or at a construction site, you should be able to access the care that you need at a price that you can afford. With Ballot Measure 101, we will be closer to realizing that than ever before: 95 percent of Oregonians and all children will have access to healthcare if Ballot Measure 101 passes in January. Together, we can make Oregon a healthier place.

    Come hear BerniePDXer and healthcare activist and leader Nico Serra on Ballot Measure 101 next Tuesday night.

    In addition, come write your post card asking Senator Wyden to co-sponsor Bernie's Medicare-for-All bill! We're sending Wyden big stacks each week. We'll also discuss upcoming local events and more.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Sep 26 2017
    BerniePDX talks Medicare for All Bill

    Come learn about and discuss the new Medicare for All bill recently introduced by Bernie! Health care is a human right, not a privilege.

    More agenda items to come!


    Portland for Bernie Sanders 2016
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    Bernie PDX is a grassroots volunteer organization dedicated to continuing the progressive Political Revolution by supporting candidates, causes, and events that are in line with our (and Bernie's) goals and values. Visit BerniePDX.us/about to learn more.

    BerniePDX
    Community
    Bernie PDX is a grassroots volunteer organization dedicated to continuing the progressive Political Revolution by supporting candidates, causes, and events that are in line with our (and Bernie's) goals and values. Visit BerniePDX.us/about to learn more.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Sep 12 2017
    BerniePDX Endorsement results, DACA Rally & neo-Nazi protest Reportback w/next steps

    Reportbacks on our recent campaign endorsement poll results, the Save DACA Rally and the protests against neo-Nazis. We'll discuss next steps!

    Then, text-bank to invite BerniePDXers to the BBQ on Sept. 17! It's super easy and fun to do with others (or on your own). Email Robyn@berniepdx.us if you are interested in texting from home.


    Bernie PDX is a grassroots volunteer organization dedicated to continuing the progressive Political Revolution by supporting candidates, causes, and events that are in line with our (and Bernie's) goals and values. Visit BerniePDX.us/about to learn more.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Aug 29 2017
    BerniePDX meeting: PDX Climate action, Berner in Orleg, BBQ

    The city supports $450 million for a highway expansion in the Rose Quarter. A campaign raising concerns about air quality and environmental impacts will speak to our group. How does this reflect your priorities for Portland? Hear more and weigh in!! We'll update everyone on the state legislature race for HD-38 (visit www.BerniePDX.us/hd38 for more info), and the BerniePDX 2nd Anniversary BBQ Potluck! Can you bring something? Visit BerniePDX.us/bbq to sign-up.

    Working Families Party will also attend and share with us their One Million Jobs campaign!

    As always, we'll discuss upcoming progressive events.

    Some background:

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  • Tuesday
    Aug 8 2017
    First Amendment bill, Endorsement Update & More w/BerniePDX

    Excape the heat & join us to hear about a really important bill in the US Congress that raises serious first amendment concerns – and has support from Democrats like Senator Wyden.

    According to CREDO, the bill (S. 720/H.R. 1697) is so broad that if the government claims that your decision to boycott a company "furthers or supports" a boycott issued by a group like the United Nations Human Rights Commission, prosecutors could charge you with a felony, huge fines, and sentence you to prison. Learn about this bill and what we can do to help stop it!

    We'll give an update on the Oregon House race to appoint someone to Rep. Ann Lininger's seat (HD-38), for which BerniePDX sent out a candidate endorsement questionnaire (check it out here: http://bit.ly/2fa6rSz). And we'll talk about our next potential endorsement!

    BerniePDX Anniversary BBQ (on 9/10)! Here the details of where we're at so far and next steps!

    More announcements and events to come!

    The space has A/C - yay!


    Portland for Bernie Sanders 2016 - Bernie PDX is a grassroots volunteer organization dedicated to continuing the progressive Political Revolution by supporting candidates, causes, and events that are in line with our (and Bernie's) goals and values. Visit BerniePDX.us/about to learn more.

    BerniePDX is a grassroots volunteer organization dedicated to continuing the progressive Political Revolution by supporting candidates, causes, and events that are in line with our (and Bernie's) goals and values. Visit BerniePDX.us/about to learn more.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Aug 1 2017
    Help bring campaign contribution limits to OR w/ BerniePDX!

    Big Money Out of Oregon Politics Sign the ballot petition to put an Oregon constitutional amendment on the 2018 ballot to allow campaign contribution limits in our state! David Delk will update us on this game-changing initiative and how we can help pass it!

    Public Banks? David will also discuss the efforts to create a public bank in Portland and how this can stimulate the local economy, help insulate us from financial crises, and break our connection to big banks.

    Anniversary BBQ! (August 19 or 27 - stay tuned) We’ll talk about the upcoming BerniePDX Anniversary BBQ and more!


    BerniePDX is a grassroots volunteer organization dedicated to continuing the progressive Political Revolution by supporting candidates, causes, and events that are in line with our (and Bernie's) goals and values. Visit BerniePDX.us/about to learn more.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jul 18 2017
    NAFTA Renegotiation, Campaign School Report Back w/ BerniePDX

    Trump is planning to renegotiate NAFTA this summer! Oregon Fair Trade Campaign will give us an update and explain how we can be involved in the fight to make NAFTA a good deal for workers and the environment.

    Albert Lee recently attended the Black Campaign School in DC! He's going to give a report back of what he learned about campaigns, running for office, and much more!

    There's NO meeting on July 11


    BerniePDX is a grassroots volunteer organization dedicated to continuing the progressive Political Revolution by supporting candidates, causes, and events that are in line with our (and Bernie's) goals and values. Visit BerniePDX.us/about to learn more.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jun 27 2017
    Ballot Initiatives (And BBQs)

    David Carlson will join us to discuss a ballot initiative to allow people to sign ballot petitions online! This would revolutionize the Oregon initiative process and reduce the amount of funding needed to create political change!

    More agenda items to come. As always, we'll talk about upcoming events and ways to get involved! Know of a local event or an important issue? Come share!


    Portland for Bernie Sanders 2016 - Bernie PDX is a grassroots volunteer organization dedicated to continuing the progressive Political Revolution by supporting candidates, causes, and events that are in line with our (and Bernie's) goals and values. Visit BerniePDX.us/about to learn more.

    BerniePDX - Bernie PDX is a grassroots volunteer organization dedicated to continuing the progressive Political Revolution by supporting candidates, causes, and events that are in line with our (and Bernie's) goals and values. Visit BerniePDX.us/about to learn more.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jun 6 2017
    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!
    • Ian from the Working Families Party will give us an update on the Fair Work Week Campaign!
    • 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)
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  • Tuesday
    May 23 2017
    BerniePDX Post-Election Meeting - What's Next?

    Join BerniePDX for our post-election meeting! What's next? 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 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!

    Website
  • Tuesday
    May 2 2017
    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:

    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!

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