March 19, 2020
Despite the otherwise difficult news this week, I’m very excited to announce three new major endorsements!
Sunrise Movement PDX is part of a national movement of youth activists who are stepping up to demand immediate and bold climate action – it’s an entirely volunteer-led grassroots organization. I am so grateful for this endorsement so that voters know that, after a 15-year career as an environmental and social justice Organizer, I am the climate justice candidate in this race!
AFSCME Local 189 (the Municipal Employees of Portland) represents city employees, so their endorsement is a must for anyone who prioritizes worker protections (like me!). As a City Commissioner, I am committed to making sure that all public employees are paid a living wage with good benefits, and that the City prioritizes hiring local workers and supports workforce development for both public and private sector employees.
The Portland Association of Teachers is the union that represents teachers in the Portland Public Schools district. Having the endorsement of the PAT is essential to show voters that I am both a leading candidate and that I am the best choice when it comes to fighting for teachers, students, and workers.
P.S. I also got great coverage in the Willamette Week!
This is Our City, Our Future –– and, together, I know we can make it better.
Be safe and well,