Thanks for coming out to our State of the Union Party!
We had a great time playing Bingo, meeting friends old and new, and providing a brief update about the exciting events and upcoming legislation that the Bus Project will tackle in 2015. The watch party was profiled both on OPB News and on GoLocalPDX; check it out!
Special shout out to The Waypost for being incredible hosts.
Introducing Nathan Howard, our new Interim Executive Director!
As we announced at the State of the Union Party, this marks the first week of Nathan Howard’s tenure as Interim Executive Director of the Bus Project. Prior to hopping in the driver’s seat of the Bus, Nathan worked in the Oregon State Senate. Most recently, he worked as a Finance Director during the 2014 election cycle; before that as the Chief of Staff to Senator Mark Hass, with a focus on education, environmental, and finance & revenue public policy.
Nathan is a native Oregonian, born and raised in Portland just off 82nd Ave., and a University of Oregon graduate, where he received his BA in City Planning, Public Policy and Management. Nathan sees Oregon as a trailblazer in the movement to increase civic engagement, especially among young people, and move towards shared and sustained prosperity.
When he isn’t working on moving the great state of Oregon forward, Nathan enjoys working on bicycles, playing Settlers of Catan, and hiking around the Northwest. Feel free to drop Nathan a line at email@example.com.
Motor Voter legislation, up and running!
The Bus Project is excited to announce that our efforts to strengthen Oregon’s democracy, already one of the most free, fair, and accessible in the country, are currently underway. House Bill 2177, introduced by the Secretary of State Kate Brown, would help register hundreds of thousands of voters across the state by using the Department of Motor Vehicles’ records to make sure that every eligible Oregonian has a ballot in hand before the upcoming election.
This is a MONUMENTAL bill that will have it’s first hearing in the Rules Subcommittee meeting next MONDAY, February 2nd, at 3pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how you can get involved with making sure we pass this landmark legislation, and be sure to follow along as we livetweet the hearing on twitter (@busproject) and SHARE our exciting updates about the bill on Facebook.
PolitiCorps 2015, ARE YOU PREPARED?
Know any college-aged folks who would be a great fit for our summer bootcamp program that helps build the next generation of leaders in the state of Oregon? Click HERE to nominate a great candidate, and click HERE to apply yourself.
NEXT EVENT: Oregon Climate Video Launch Party, 2/23!
Climate–a statewide grassroots campaign for fair & effective climate policy–and the Bus Project on Monday, February 23 for the official LAUNCH of our long-awaited campaign video!
Invite your friends and come out to meet incredible people, watch an inspiring film, hear special guest speakers, and learn how we’re going to make history this year.
Winter is going extinct. Pipelines menace our forests and farms. Oceans are emptying. We all need protection from fossil fuel chaos and we all know a new energy economy is possible. The time for bold action is now. Let’s enact a solution that is effective, equitable, and cuts through partisan gridlock. Let’s put a price on carbon.
The states are the laboratory for democracy, and no state has more power to model real climate action than Oregon. Let’s put science and justice above politics, and lead the way!
Save the Date for FEBRUARY 23 at the Waypost; RSVP on facebook HERE. We can count on seeing you at the event, yeah?
Lots of exciting stuff coming up in 2015; great time to GET ON THE BUS!