Didja see all the photos from our Washington County Door Knock for Safe Roads Last Weekend? Bus Trips are Back, yo!)
BREWHAHA! Asks: Is It Easy Being Green? TUESDAY August 5
Join the Bus Project and the Portland Mercury for an informal discussion about an issue that’ll be on on the Oregon Ballot this November: The legalization of Marijuana. We’ll bring a bunch of folks together who have unique perspectives on how, if passed, the bill to legalize marijuana in Oregon could impact our economy, our incarceration rate, and our communities.We’ll be meeting at 5:30 on TUESDAY, AUGUST 5th at the Green Dragon (928 SE 9th, Portland)
and we’ll have a brief panel discussion and questions from the crowd; our panel features:
Brian Budz, New Vansterdam
Liz Kaufman, New Approach Oregon
Becky Straus, ACLU of Oregon
Panel Moderated by Dirk Vanderhart, News Reporter at the Portland Mercury.
As always, Bus Drivers (monthly donors! become one?) get a drink on the house! Click HERE to RSVP on facebook; invite some friends!
Door Knock for the Oregon Safe Roads Campaign August 16-17
The Bus Project teamed with Basic Rights Oregon, Latino Network and Causa this past weekend and knocked over 1000 Doors for the Oregon Safe Roads Campaign.
We need your help to knock on TWICE that many doors the weekend of August 16-17. Be sure to email Outreach Coordinator Aaron by clicking HERE to RSVP your spot, and look for the facebook event soon!
Unfamiliar with the Safe Roads campaign? Check out their websiteHERE, *like* them on facebook HERE, and follow them on twitter at@oregonsaferoads (and follow along with the newfangled hashtag at #YesOnSafeRoads). Be sure to check out the Causa’s “100 Days, 100 Stories” Series, which features the story of the Bus Project’s very own Rita Ombaka.
CELEBRATE WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE AUGUST 23 AND REGISTER VOTERS
The Bus Project has been lucky to bring on Democracy Organizing Fellow Elise Brown for a few months this summer, and she’s planning a Voter Action Day to register voters on the 94th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment (that’s the one about letting women to vote). Join Elise and a gaggle of men and women dressed as Rosie the Riveter in Downtown Portland on Saturday, August 23to help register voters (men and women alike!). Contact Elise HERE to let her know that you’re ready to brandish a red bandana, a blue jean shirt and rock some serious suffrage feminism in helping her register 500 voters this summer. Susan B. Anthony would be SO proud.
SAVE THE DATES
National Voter Registration Day is September 23rd. Trick or Vote is October 31st.
Clear your calendars. It’ll be a blast, and you won’t wanna miss out.
WANNA VOLUNTEER SOME OTHER WAY??
The Bus Project has registered over 2000 people to vote since you last received an email from us, and we’re well on our way to register 10,000 voters before the October 13 deadline. What are you doing with your summer?
I wrote this in the last blog post, but it all definitely applies: The Bus is all about building a movement that engages and empowers young people to participate in politics. Whether you want to help register voters, make some phone calls, become a data-entry wizard, help with some bloggin’, or simply participate in weekly push up competitions (I always lose them…), Send me an email and we’ll put your skills to use for democracy!
Here’s your GIF for the day. This is what Democracy Feels Like!
See you on a Bus Trip in the Near Future!