PDX.Vote covers elections impacting the residents of Portland, Oregon, including statewide elections. This site is independent, supported primarily through contributions from readers. PDX.Vote’s coverage is left-leaning and, fair warning, the site’s founder, Thursday Bram, has leftist tendencies. PDX.Vote grew out of a series of zines and social media posts Thursday wrote about area elections and is open to submissions from other contributors.
- Thursday Bram: Thursday is a writer who moved to Portland in 2012 and has spent the years since working to understand local politics.
- F.I. Goldhaber: F.I.’s words capture people, places, and politics with a photographer’s eye and a poet’s soul. As a reporter, editor, business writer, and marketing communications consultant, they produced news stories, feature articles, editorial columns, and reviews for newspapers, corporations, governments, and non-profits in five states. Now paper, electronic, and audio magazines, books, newspapers, calendars, broadsides, and street signs display their poetry, fiction, and essays. Left Fork press will publish What Color is Your Privilege? — a collection of political statements in poetic form — this September.
- Bronwyn Carver: Bronwyn has been an author, writer, poet, wife, mother of three intelligent daughters and human being for most of her life. She writes to breathe and rid her mind of the daily junk that accumulates and haunts. Currently Bronwyn is houseless living in Portland Oregon.
The US claimed the area now known as the state of Oregon on the basis of a series of treaties with the United Kingdom, ignoring the sovereignty of Indigenous people living in the area, including the following tribes: the Multnomah, Wasco, Cowlitz, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Bands of Chinook, Tualatin, Kalapuya, Molalla, Umpqua, Chasta, Kalapuya, Tillamook, Nestucca, Tenino, Paiute, Clatsop, Alsea, Coos, Shasta, Klickitat, Takelma, Athabaskans, and Chetco-Tolowa peoples.
Following a series of atrocities, including military attacks, the US military confined Indigenous people from the area to the Grand Ronde, Siletz, and Warm Springs reservations in the 1850s. The US government continues its systematic oppression, including terminating the federal status of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians in 1954. Federal status was re-established for both tribes, but only through an extended and damaging legislative process. The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs have not had running water since 2019 and is raising funds to restore water access.
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