By | May 5, 2020

May 5, 2020

With ballots now in voters’ hands and two weeks left before the election, we’re now in the heart of the Get Out The Vote (GOTV) phase of our campaign.

We have ambitious goals to reach voters throughout Portland, but we need your help to do so. Could you spare an hour or two to help us contact voters? We’ll give you all of the training and support you may need to be a successful virtual campaign volunteer.

Ways to help include:

  • Calling voters to tell them about our campaign and reminding them to vote
  • Posting about our campaign on social media
  • Writing a text/email to your friends telling them why you’re voting for Julia
  • Displaying a yard sign
  • Writing a letter-to-the-editor

We’ve received so much support over these past three months, but now is the time that we really need all hands on deck! Click the “Volunteer” button below to let us know your interest and availability.


Upcoming Julia4PDX Virtual Town Hall
Tune in this Thursday, from 5:30pm to 7pm, for my virtual town hall about the future of Portland! I’ll discuss my vision of how I believe we must improve Portland to make it a better city for everyone, which includes our recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

If there’s something you want to learn more about or discuss during the town hall, be sure to submit a question or comment to our campaign by email ( or Facebook Messenger before the event to have a better chance of getting your question answered (you can also submit a question or comment during the event)!

The town hall will be broadcast on Zoom (link TBA tomorrow – check our website or Facebook event page to find out how to watch). Please invite your friends and family to watch!

I hope to see you there!


We have an exciting new endorsement to announce: the Portland Metro Chapter of the Pacific Green Party! The Pacific Green Party is affiliated with the Green Party of the United States, and its core values are peace, sustainability, social and economic justice, and grassroots democracy (which are closely aligned with my values and the causes that I’ve fought for throughout my career).

Now that we’re in the final phase of our campaign before the primary election, it’s good to take stock of all that we’ve achieved so far and celebrate our successes. To that end, I want to share the complete list of our organizational endorsers (minus the Pacific Green Party) with you. I’m so proud to have the support of public sector workers, teachers, progressives, environmental justice activists, and, of course, Portland City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty!


If you prefer to vote at a ballot drop box or if you miss the deadline to vote by mail (May 14), these links from the Secretary of State and Multnomah County will show you where you can submit your ballot.


Michael Sonnleitner is an elected board member of Portland Community College. He’s one of the most enthusiastic volunteers on our campaign and has made an impressive 700 calls as a virtual phone banker. Michael says that he is “inspired to support Julia because she is a STRONG environmental activist, runs without corporate funding, and is a GREAT advocate for changing the City Charter to assure that EACH part of Portland has its OWN representative on the City Council in the future.”

Do you think you can beat Michael’s phone banking record?

If you’d like to be considered for our Volunteer of the Week in future newsletters, you should 1) VOLUNTEER and then, once you’ve volunteered, 2) send us a brief message about why you volunteer for Julia4PDX (and a photo of you volunteering would also be great!).
Although donations can no longer be matched by the public campaign funds, we’d still appreciate anything you can contribute, whether it’s $5 or $50.

Remember that you can refund up to $50 that you donate to local political campaigns ($100 if married and filing jointly) thanks to Oregon’s Political Tax Credit.


This is Our City, Our Future –– and, together, I know we can make it better.

Stay safe and well,