Inspired by a history of effective change-makers in Portland’s past who organized similar events to address the needs of their day, this event is motivated by the need to put Portlanders in charge of smart public policy that promote equity and common good.
This year, we’re taking a deep-dive into 3 subjects:
Local campaign-finance reform at the city and county levels, including a potential Portland-area-challenge to Citizens United
Our region’s Clean Energy Transition, with a specific focus on racial justice and broad accessibility (and the Just Energy Transition initiative)
The growing interest in City Council Districts and what that transition might entail
We’ll get updates from experts in each fields, and open the floor to hear from you.
Connect with and learn from people other altruistic Portlanders. Listen to speakers from completely different backgrounds speak about their shared mission to make the world a better place.
Helpers United is a monthly showcase of local projects to make a positive impact and a networking event for those interested in such things. Each month we have five speaker give a five minute presentation about what they are doing to help, followed by five minutes of Q&A with the audience.