for Portland City Council Seat №2


March 19, 2018

Save Our Community Centers

I had a great time at the Rally to Save Our Community Centers on Saturday. City Hall is threatening to close community centers that working families rely on for childcare and preschool, and

March 13, 2018

Out in the Community

Julia has been out at events, meeting community groups and leaders, testifying at City Hall,

March 9, 2018

We must come together to Tax the Rich to fund essential services

The obstacle to fully funding important city services — housing, community centers, education,

March 8, 2018

Solidarity With International Women’s Day

  Today, I joined hundreds of women, femmes, and allies at the International Women’s

February 23, 2018

Bill McKibben Endorses Julia DeGraw

I’m honored to receive the endorsement of climate change expert and environmentalist Bill


Democratize City Hall

We desperately need City Council electoral districts now. Currently, 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. What is the result? Four of our five current City Commissioners live in Southwest Portland—and none live east of Cesar E. Chavez Blvd […]

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. […]

Workers’ Rights

Jobs should not be just a means for survival – we all need the opportunity to thrive. Every Portlander deserves to live a full life free from the anxiety of making ends meet and living paycheck-to-paycheck. Workers should be paid a living wage and have paid family leave. If Portlanders are having to choose between paying rent or putting food on the table, then we know something is seriously wrong with our society and our government. […]