BBPDX encourages our members and community to make a positive difference in the city we love by engaging in the political process. Education is a major component of that work. We invite the community to attend Ballotpalooza, hosted by the City Club of Portland, to learn more about the upcoming election and ballot measures.
EVENT DETAILS: City Club's volunteer researchers have have been studying all the proposed and possible ballot measures that Portlanders and Oregonians might vote on this 2018 General Election. This event is an opportunity for them to present their findings, and for City Club Members to debate and vote in favor or against each one.
This event is open to the public, but only City Club members can debate and vote. The following topics will be discussed:
- Measure 103—to prevent the taxation of groceries as defined by the measure
- Measure 104—to require a 3/5 majority vote on legislation that raises revenue
- Measure 105—to end Oregon's sanctuary state status
- Measure 106—to ban public funds to be used for abortion
- Metro's affordable housing bond
- Portland Climate Action Fund
From City Club: "City Club of Portland is a nonprofit, nonpartisan education and research based civic organization dedicated to community service, public affairs and leadership development. Their mission is "to inform its members and the community in public matters and to arouse in them a realization of the obligations of citizenship."
Members and volunteers examine issues of importance to the Portland metropolitan region, the state and society as a whole. Their ,850 members represent a cross section of people in business, government, academia, social services and other professions, who are committed to making a positive difference in our community. Our members come from a wide range of ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds. Membership is open to everyone of high school age and older."
EVENT COST: Sliding scale, $5-$20