You drink. We raise money.

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This Sunday. 5pm to 7pm. Go to Dig A Pony.

This is a no program.

This is a no financial ask.

This is a no speaker’s event.

Just come drink with us. When you drink, a small portion of the proceeds go to the Bus. giphy

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They grow up so fast.

Thursday at Cup and Bar from 6pm to 7pm we’ll be joined with former PolitiCorp alum to cheer on the graduating class.

We are so sad that they’re leaving. We are so sad that 10 weeks has come so fast, but we cannot wait to see what they accomplish.

Come join and meet us there this Thursday!

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Trivia Tonight at the Waypost!

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Tonight at 8pm. The Bus Project is hosting a fun night of Trivia at The Waypost! Come join the fun!

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National Voter Registration Day!

In 2008, 6 million Americans didn’t vote because they missed a registration deadline or didn’t know how to register. In 2016, we want to make sure no one is left out. On September 27, 2016, volunteers, celebrities, and organizations from all over the country will “hit the streets” for National Voter Registration Day. This single day of coordinated field, technology and media efforts will create pervasive awareness of voter registration opportunities–allowing us to reach tens of thousands of voters who we could not reach otherwise.

You can sign up to be a partner here!

 

 

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OREGON MOTOR VOTER UPDDDDDATTTTEEEE

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We think democracy works best when more people are able to participate. Oregon Motor Voter puts a ballot in the hands of more eligible voters. And that’s what democracy should look like.

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Meet Ana! One of our brilliant fellows!

Ana is originally from Mexico, she currently lives in Salem, Oregon where she attends Willamette University. She is majoring in politics and economics. She acquired her interest in politics through her involvement in Willamette Academy, a college access non-profit that helps youth that are underrepresented in institutions of higher education to attend college. Her different job positions at Willamette Academy, an academic mentor for 8th, 9th and 11th graders and as an administrative staff for the parent program, allowed her to see the impact of policy on the accessibility and quality of education that students in Oregon receive. As a result, Ana hopes to join the efforts of reaching education equity across Oregon schools. Aside Willamette Academy Anahas also worked at the state Capitol where she was an intern with a state Representative. She worked on co-writing magazine articles about bills that passes last session such as increasing accessibility of benefits for LGBT veterans. Overall, Ana hopes to acquire new skills and experience as a Bus Project fellow and to gain long time friends.

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Meet one of our PolitiCorps Fellows, Lisa!

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Lisa is a Russian-born Portland native. She is a senior at the University of Oregon studying Political Science and French, and even spent her sophomore year studying politics in Paris. She is an active member in UO’s student government, acting as an academic Senator, and she is a legislative fellow with Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon. She is energetic and passionate about women’s rights and advocacy, and looking forward to expanding her knowledge in this field! She has previously interned with Senator Jeff Merkley in Washington, D.C. and hopes to return there after graduation to pursue a career in political advocacy.

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Meet our fellows!

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Auna is originally from Walla Walla, Washington and is in her final undergraduate year at Portland State University with a double major in Political Science and Philosophy. As a first generation U.S. citizen, Auna hopes to channel her skills into a focus on Indigenous and culturally responsive methodologies and plans to utilize her degrees to humanize theconversation on immigration and to remove the ‘Us’ and ‘Them’ rhetoric that often envelopes the debate. Auna hopes to take the skills and experiences she gains in this program to start her own non-profit initiative – centered on minimizing the financial burden and barriers associated with becoming a naturalized citizen.

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Trivia Night!

Come join The Bus Project for an evening of saucy political trivia!

All your deets are here!~! There is a Bus drink special.

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Don’t Let Com-Cast Your Vote!

Come to Dig on Democracy with us @ Dig A Pony!

A Better Oregon and The Bus Project are united in support of Measure 97 and would like to fill a room with like-minded individuals to rally behind this important ballot measure.

We will have community members speaking about why they personally support the measure and how it will positively impact their lives and the lives of those around them.

In addition to our speakers, we will have a photo-booth up and running so everyone can take a picture to remember the event and share their support on social media. #yesonmeasure97 #dontletcomcastyourvote#abetteroregon #brewhaha2016

This is a casual, all-ages event so feel free to bring a friend, bring a neighbor, or bring the whole family– the more the merrier!

We all know how important education, health care and senior services are and Measure 97 will bridge the gap in funding for all three– truly creating a better oregon in the process.

Please RSVP to this page if you will be able to join us on Monday, August 15th at Dig-a-Pony from 5p to 7p!

If you have any questions, comments or hilarious memes to share– you can do so on this page!

We look forward to seeing you all soon!

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