Webinar: Winning By A Landslide: How we won the Portland Clean Energy Fund (PCEF)

Climate Advocacy Lab with Portland Clean Energy Fund

How did the alliance behind the Portland Clean Energy Fund (PCEF) move a visionary idea from concept to groundbreaking reality? In this webinar, the Climate Advocacy Lab was joined in conversation with members of the PCEF Steering Committee for an "under the hood" look at the campaign's insights, challenges, and lessons learned –– also captured in a new, interview-based report that captures the "anatomy" of the campaign. This campaign secured a landslide ballot measure victory in Portland in November 2018, establishing a multi-million dollar municipal fund that will address climate, economic, and racial justice by providing funding for renewable energy projects, job training and apprenticeship programs, and regenerative agriculture. 

Our speakers from the PCEF leadership body included:

  • Khanh Pham, OPAL Environmental Justice
  • Jenny Lee, APANO (Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon)
  • Adriana Voss-Andreae, 350PDX
  • Brent Foster, Political Strategist & Lawyer

In addition to hearing from the direct experience of these initiative experts, we also were able to answer several questions from attendees, to dive deeply into questions about:

  • how and why certain political or policy structure decisions were made;
  • first-person perspectives on what it really takes to establish a coalition as diverse as the one that drove this initiative forward;
  • the challenge (and advantages!) of working in the absence of significant funding for a majority of the campaign;
  • ideas for alternatives to financing a similar initiative for municipalities that can't levy the same tax...
  • and much, much more!

To access a detailed case study of the initiative, written by Adriana Voss-Andreae and interviewing more than two dozen of the leaders involved, please see A Template for Change: The Portland Clean Energy Fund as a Local Model for a Green New Deal.

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