Please join us for our Green Party Nominating Convention and workshops to be held:
Saturday 2 June: 9am - 5pm Campaign school with workshops, including:
1. How to plan an electoral political grassroots campaign, with timelines, structure, support, etc.
2. Fundamentals of fundraising and successful strategies.
3. What is media and what is public relations, networking
Sunday 3 June: 9am - 5pm Nominating Convention voting
I. Credentialing of convention participants
II. Finalize the agenda, allot time
III. Proposed agenda items
1. Nominations and requests for support or endorsement
2. IRV discussion and consensus document/position
3. Important dates coming up for the PGP (filings, etc.)
A list of candidates who have filed the required Statement of Candidacy can be found on this page.
Our Lane Greens Chapter endorsements and recommendations for the May 15 primary are as follows:
YES on Measure 20-283 for ELECTED Auditor
NORA KENT for West Commissioner
JOE BERNEY for Springfield Commissioner
KEVIN MATTHEWS for East Commissioner
ZACH MULHOLLAND for EWEB At-Large
While Pacific Green Party, Lane County has endorsed Zach Mulholland for EWEB At-Large, we also find Viktor Odlivak and Mindy Schlossberg have unique qualifications on environmental issues that Green voters should consider.
The Good News: the Oregon legislature passed HB 5201 which allocates the exact amount specified in the Benton County voter-approved Ballot Measure to implement RCV in Benton County. The funds will be used to certify the new voting system and to conduct voter education and outreach about the switch to RCV.
However: we have been informed by the County Clerk that the County will NOT use RCV in 2018. The Clerk wants more time to do the education and implementation and believes that trying to get it all done by November would be too much of a push. The Clerk was also concerned that changing the system this late in the election cycle would not be fair to some of the candidates and parties who would not be prepared for campaigning under the new system.
We look forward to working with the County over the next 2 years for a stellar roll-out of Benton County's historic switch to this more democratic form of voting.
Do you want more choices in our elections?
Do you want representatives that share your views on things like gun control, immigration, healthcare and education? RCV PDX is an organization working to bring Ranked Choice Voting to Portland in 2020. Ranked Choice Voting allows voters to rank all candidates in order of preference rather than the current system of plurality voting that fails to require a majority of votes. RCV is the most popular alternative to our current system. We can have a more fair democracy right here where we live. Change comes from grassroots organizations like ours working from the ground up with the local community and we need you!
Come learn and get involved in a fun, relaxing, networking style event at Cider Riot! Sunday, March 4th from 3-6pm, voting begins at 4. No political affiliation necessary, this is a non-partisan issue. Flights will be half off! Four 4oz. ciders for only $10 PLUS 10% of group proceeds go to RCV PDX to continue the fight for a democracy that represents us all.
Come learn more about Ranked Choice Voting and enjoy some exceptional, locally-brewed, artisan cider!
Sunday, March 4
3:00 PM - 06:00 PM
The Pacific Green Party stands for healthcare as a right and extends its thanks to all the voters in Oregon who overwhelmingly approved ballot measure 101 to impose hundreds of millions of dollars in new taxes on hospitals, health insurers, and managed care companies to cover the costs of expanding Medicaid in the state. Nonetheless, this is a short term fix and we continue to press for a single-payer healthcare system covering everyone with no restrictions or qualifications.
Alan F. Zundel
Pacific Green Party of Oregon
So the FCC voted to kill #NetNeutrality admitting they care more about enriching their corporate sponsors than listening to 83% of Americans.
This isn't over. BOMBARD Congress with calls & tell them to defend the free & open internet OR ELSE. Capitol switchboard: (202) 224-3121
It's not enough just to fight for reversal of the FCC's decision. We demand public ownership of services that provide Internet access... We should all be enjoying the benefits of a free and open Internet.