In 2018, the Portland Clean Energy Fund (PCEF) campaign secured a landslide ballot measure victory in Portland, establishing a multi-million dollar municipal fund that addresses climate, economic, and racial justice by providing funding for renewable energy projects, job training and apprenticeship programs, and regenerative agriculture. Last year, we got to look “under the hood” with PCEF Steering Committee members to cover the history of the campaign, what PCEF does, and how the community-led coalition was able to win at the ballot box.
In a follow-up webinar, we came back together to share new developments on the victory and cover topics including:
- How has PCEF been implemented, and how is it helping the community build political power?
- What lessons have been learned since winning the legislation, and what challenges and insights does that bring?
- What would it take to replicate this winning model in your own context and municipality?
Our speakers from the PCEF leadership body included:
- Khanh Pham (she/they), founding leader of PCEF coalition; State Representative for Oregon House District 46
- Dr. Adriana Voss-Andreae (she/her), founding leader of PCEF coalition, founder and former Executive Director of 350PDX
- Anissa Pemberton (they/them), PCEF community coalition coordinator
- Jaimes Valdez (he/him), City of Portland, PCEF staff
- Maria Sipin (she/they), PCEF Grant Committee member
- Michael Edden Hill (he/him), PCEF Grant Committee member