Oregon Democratic Socialists of America
Oregon Democratic Socialists of America was affiliated to Democratic Socialists of America.
In 2001 two new DSA locals emerged, in Oregon and Arizona.
In 2002, according to Duane Poncy, Oregon Democratic Socialists of America members were involved this election season in Oregon’s Universal Health Care campaign, which lost by a large margin, and an initiative to raise the minimum wage to $6.90 per hour and tag it to inflation, which passed by a substantial majority.
The chapter was a founding member of the Oregon Public Power Coalition, which is attempting to form a People’s Utility District to take over Enron’s local subsidiary. A PUD measure on the ballot in Multnomah County (Portland) was expected in the spring. The local was also involved in a new statewide economic justice coalition, which will work on issues such as TANF and living wage campaigns.
In 2015, Portland Democratic Socialists of America Organizing Committee contacts were Todd Mayberry, and Rick Bellivieu.