Portland Clean Energy Initiative September Update

“The Portland Clean Energy Initiative is the most important ballot measure in the country right now.” – Van Jones.

Don’t take it from us, take it from national green energy leader, activist, and author Van Jones, who spoke at an event in Portland last week in front of hundreds of people and couldn’t stop raving about our work on the Portland Clean Energy Initiative, Measure 26-201.

Why? Because this measure offers an opportunity to say YES amidst a sea of bad policies that we fight on a daily basis. YES to local climate action. YES to billionaire retail corporations paying their fair share toward a clean energy future. YES to job training in the renewable energy field. YES to green infrastructure such as cooling tree canopies, local sustainable food and innovative projects that reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. YES to solutions coming straight from our communities. YES to Measure 26-201!

Today is 49 days until Election Day, and 29 days until ballots begin to hit mailboxes. Here’s your weekly campaign update on how to get involved with this historic initiative.

Canvassing this Weekend and every Weekend through the Election

The best way to make sure we win? Talk to voters directly at their doors!

There are two shift options on both Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm & 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Meet at the Sierra Club/PCEI Headquarters (1821 SE Ankeny St.).

Wear comfortable walking shoes and be prepared for some rain – we will walk no matter what! If you don’t have a raincoat, we have ponchos. Don’t worry if you’ve never been canvassing before– we will train you…and people at the door tend to be very supportive when they hear about our measure, so it’s fun to boot!

If you have a smartphone, please bring it fully charged and download the MiniVAN app and set up an Action ID prior to coming. If you’re not able to do that, no worries – we can guide you through it when you get here. But the more who have it downloaded, the sooner we can hit the streets.

Can we count on you to come knock doors with us?

RSVP for a canvassing shift here – we’ll send you a reminder the day before.


Daily Phonebanking

This week began our first full week of daily phone banking. From now until Election Day, catch us in the Sierra Club office/our campaign headquarters (1821 SE Ankeny St.) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 4:30 – 8:00 pm. Most nights there will be food, but feel free to bring a dish or snack to share if you are able.

Can we count on you to phone bank this week or next?

RSVP for a phonebanking shift here – we’ll send you a reminder the day before.