April 20, 2018

The Portland Observer: A Candidate Who Will Take on the Establishment

Why I’m voting for Julia DeGraw Skipper Osborne 4/18/2018 The Portland Observer As an African-American who has lived most of his life in Portland, I have seen a lot of changes—some for the

April 20, 2018

The Portland Mercury: Hall Monitor: Law and Disorder

Portland’s Problematic Government is Still Problematic by Alex Zielinski The Portland

April 20, 2018

KATU News: Portland council candidate Julia DeGraw proposes tax to pay for housing, social services

by KATU News One of the candidates running for Portland City Council this year is suggesting a

April 20, 2018

Portland Tribune: Council candidate proposes tax on high incomes, expensive purchases

by Jim Redden, Wednesday April 18th 2018 Pamplin Media Group City Council candidate Julia

April 19, 2018

The BRASS Tax: Raise revenue from the wealthiest to pay for crucial services for all

At the second Community Budget Forum on Tuesday, Portlanders demanded that City Hall not cut


End Portland’s Jim Crow-Era Elections

We need City Council electoral districts now. Currently, all City Commissioners live in Southwest Portland except one—and none live east of Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. City Council positions are elected at-large (city-wide), a holdover from the Jim Crow era designed to dilute the voting strength of communities of color and workers. Expensive at-large elections favor corporate-backed, independently wealthy incumbents. Let’s create districts so we can elect real representatives to City Hall. […]

Housing for All

City Hall should focus on affordable housing for people, not profits for developers. Market speculation and a lack of basic tenant protections are driving Portlanders from their homes and into the streets. City Hall should not continue intervening to protect massive developer profits, and instead work to guarantee the right of housing for all Portlanders. […]

No Neighborhood Left Behind

Living east of 82nd Avenue, I experience daily our community’s few sidewalks, inadequate lighting, unpaved roads, poor transit options, and dangerous streets for pedestrians and cyclists. We must add sidewalks, improve roads, and add North/South bus routes in East Portland. Portlanders deserve real leadership from city officials who know what it’s like to live paycheck-to-paycheck in this city. […]