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Sister District Portland

Includes Portland and the surrounding metro region, but all are welcome join!

About our team

Sister District Portland has been active since 2017. If you're new to Sister District, let a few familiar faces give you an introduction. Then learn more about Sister District using the menus at the top of the page.

2020 was a big year! With our Portland team's help, Brian Farkas and Ricky Hurtado won seats in the North Carolinia legislature! Sister District volunteers and donors raised $1.85M in small dollar donations for our 2020 candidates and reached out to over 1 million voters.

But there's no such thing as an "off year" in the fight to uphold democracy! We’re supporting amazing candiates for the November 2021 election in Virginia, and partnering with on-the-ground organizations to build lasting power in the states. Please join us! 

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We're all in on helping to re-elect Delegates Lashrecse Aird and Joshua Cole, and building even stronger Democratic power in Virginia by electing Finale Norton. Click on these links to learn more about each of the candidates.

You can donate here to help Lashrecse, Joshua, and Finale build winning campaigns!

 

And you can help us call Virginia voters to let them know everything Lashrecse and Joshua have done for them, why Finale is the perfect candidate to represent her district, and why voters should support them in 2021!

 

 

Protect Democracy! Tell the Senate to pass the For The People Act!

Our Sister District Portland team is partnering with Common Cause, Represent US, Stand Up America, and multiple Indivisible chapters around the country to help pass the For The People Act.


The Brennan Center for Justice said that the act “would be the most significant voting rights and democracy reform in more than half a century.”

But time is running out! We need to act IMMEDIATELY!

Recently, all 50 Democratic senators voted "yes" to begin discussing the For The People Act in the Senate. However, Mitch McConnell used the filibuster to prevent the Senate from even beginning to consider the legislation. The GOP knows that the bill would prevent them from stealing future elections through their voter suppression laws, gerrymandering, and use of unlimited dark money contributions from billionaires.

But don't give up hope! This was completely expected, and activist groups have been planning for it.

While every Democratic senator voted yes to begin debate on the For The People Act, there are a handful of senators (like Joe Manchin and Kirsten Sinema) who haven’t yet thrown their support behind ending or reforming the filibuster, which will be necessary to get it passed.

Are you frustrated that you don't live in one of those senator's states? Well we have a solution!

We’ll be calling voters in these crucial senator’s states, and connecting them DIRECTLY to their senator’s office, so they can leave a message urging their senator to do whatever it takes to protect our democracy, including ending or reforming the filibuster.

There are phonebanks throughout the week. The training will get you comfortable in no time, and the phonebanking software ensures that you won’t be spending all your time listening to unanswered ringing.
This is the most important thing you can do over the next few weeks to help protect American democracy. Tell your friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers, and join us today!

 

Join us in the fight by clicking here!

 

The For the People Act:

Expands access to voting for all eligible Americans

  • Guaranteed 2 weeks of early voting
  • Automatic voter registration
  • Vote by mail for all who want it, with prepaid postage
  • Use of voter-verified paper ballots to avoid hacking of electronic voting machines
  • Strict rules to prohibit purging of eligible voters from the rolls

Blocks partisan and racial gerrymandering

  • Prevents politicians in power from choosing their voters, rather than the voters choosing their politicians
  • Sets up independent redistricting commissions
  • Writes clear rules to draw fair congressional maps that don’t favor or disfavor political parties

Breaks the grip of big money in politics

  • Makes dark money organizations disclose their donors so voters know who is paying for the political ads they see
  • Forms a small donor-driven matching funds systems, so candidates can run for office without needing to rely on rich special interests

Fights corruption in government

  • Slows the revolving door between government and lobbyists
  • Makes presidential candidates disclose their tax returns
  • Expands conflict of interest laws to stop corruption
  • Requires the Supreme Court to abide by a code of ethics.

And more...

You can learn more about the For The People Act here.

 

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