Campaign Kick-off!

It was an honor to be surrounded by so many wonderful Portland residents as I kicked off my campaign to transform the City of Portland on Saturday! Thanks to everyone who came out. Together, we share a vision for a bold new future for this city. Special thanks to Juan Rogel of Milenio,

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It’s official!

Today I filed for pubic office for City of Portland Commissioner Position 2. I’m excited to run a campaign based on community power and decision-making. You can read about our vision for a better Portland on my website. In the words of the great organizer and Senator, Paul Wellstone:

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Save DACA & Pass the DREAM Act Rally

My name is Julia DeGraw and I’m running for Portland City Council because I believe that everyone in our city, regardless of immigrant status, deserves affordable housing, a living wage job, free quality public education, clean air and water, and the freedom to live their life without

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Labor Day

What a wonderful day celebrating working folks at the annual Labor Day Picnic! As I heard today from dozens of working people fighting for economic justice, my thoughts turned to the union members of the District Council of Trade Unions (DCTU) and the Portland Association of Teachers (PAT),

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#EclipseHate

I was proud to stand with hundreds of Portlanders at the #EclipseHate Rally and march yesterday. After the horrific events in Charlottesville, it was important that our community gathered together to make it clear we will not be silent in the face of Neo-Nazi, white nationalist hate and

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In Solidarity with Charlottesville

White supremacy should be unequivocally challenged and given no quarter in our society — whether it manifests through violent Neo-Nazis gathering in Charlottesville, or through the more insidious and less-visible injustices which define life for so many Portlanders of color. Where there

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Medicare Birthday Celebration

I had a great time celebrating Medicare’s Birthday at the Portland rally today! It was wonderful to see so many people gathered to honor Medicare and make the call for a Medicare-for-All healthcare system to provide healthcare for everyone in this country. I believe that healthcare is a human

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