“NOTHING HAS IMPRESSED ME MORE THIS LEGISLATIVE SESSION THAN THE YOUNG PEOPLE OF THE BUS PROJECT.”Rep. Bill Garrard (R-Klamath Falls)
- What just happened. May 13, 2013
- Voter preregistration at age 16 = law! May 13, 2013
- Now Hiring: Development Director/Associate April 29, 2013
- Can you hear us now? April 24, 2013
- Victory! Preregistration passes April 23, 2013
- Fight for Your Freedom to Vote: Take the Pledge! April 22, 2013
- Now seeking movers, shakers, et al. April 18, 2013
Just got word from the Bus Project that they had a big night last night with the primary. Here are the details:
So, quick & cool news. After doing nearly 8,000 doors in the primary, BOTH of the Bus’s target campaigns won. 2 for 2! 2 for 2!
Oregon’s great moderate Republican Bob Jenson survived hyper-conservative challengers in Eastern Oregon. Big news for voter access & tuition equity. Thanks to Shana, Hillary, Elliot (both of ‘em), McKenna, Nick, Scotty, Pete, JP, Scott and Matt for knocking so many damn doors in Pendleton.
David Douglas is getting a new school bond – the children of East Portland will be getting new textbooks, upgraded school buildings and will stop drinking brown water out of their water fountains. Thanks SO DANG MUCH to the Bus volunteers who helped make that happen.
Nice work, Oregon!
We got an email this morning from our friends at New Era Colorado, talking up the story of the passage of Measures 2B and 2C in Boulder this week. These two measures lay the groundwork for the Colorado city to become the first in the country to consider creating a municipal energy utility for the purpose of promoting renewable energy.
The victory was a huge one for our friends at New Era who, in the lead up to the vote, registered 5,000 young voters and made 100,000 attempted voter contacts. Over the course of the campaign, New Era and their allies were outspent nearly 11 to 1 by Xcel Energy, the local utility company that has repeatedly refused to respond to the threat of climate change by moving to more renewable energy production.
One local blog powerfully demonstrated the impact of New Era’s get out the vote efforts.
Hard to believe, but the Bus is turning ten. The Wheelies, the Oregon Bus Project’s gala awards for stuff that matters, will mark the Project’s 10-year anniversary this fall, appropriately on 10/10/11. The biennial awards show generally credits a range of ideas, institutions, and individuals — from high-profile (and good) bipartisan legislation to high-road business ventures to “best supporting activist” for those folks who stayed behind the scenes but helped make crucial work happen.
Check out TheWheelies.org for more details!