March 5, 2019

When you work on organizing an event like the recent Portland Womxn’s March and Rally for Action, you wake up the day of with a few questions: Will the weather be good? Yes, it was sunny! Will the speakers remember to show up? Yes, they did! Will people come with their...

February 5, 2019

In an effort tied to next year’s Census, we have a chance in Oregon to lead the way on drawing fair voting districts and rejecting gerrymandering of any sort. This process has been referred to in the news as “redistricting,” and I’m here to tell you why we should bothe...

Jennifer McGuirk talks about running a campaign, making democracy more representative, and why she’s bringing an equity lens to the Auditor’s office.

  1. The 2018 Multnomah County Auditor’s race was your first time running for office. Why did you decide to run and what...

When womxn march, we make our concerns visible, and for the past two years, the national Women’s March has provided an outlet to do that. But in 2019, Portland is doing something different. We’re not marching the weekend of Jan.19-20; we’re marching on March 3, 2019.


January 17, 2019

At an estimated cost of $1.2 Billion per week, the federal government shutdown will have an increasing economic impact as the weeks and months drag on. President Trump has indicated that he will hold the country hostage to get his $5.6 Billion in wall funding for month...

January 16, 2019

  1. She wasn’t in love with practicing the law. “I wasn’t built to practice law” (133). She also failed the bar exam on her first try. I’ve kicked myself around a lot over the last 25 years for going to law school and not passing the bar exam and wondering how stupid w...

December 16, 2018

It seems prudent to put our current political trajectory into a broader historical context, but how can we do this considering that we are in the midst of such an unusual political atmosphere? Indeed, the 2016 election cycle has demonstrated that we need to revisit our...

December 3, 2018

Rabbi Debra Kolodny addressed a crowd of about 3,000 at the Portland Waterfront for the No One is Above the Law Rally on November 8, 2018.

#Noone is above the law rally

This is the transcript of her speech.

Tomorrow November 9 is the anniversary of Kristalnacht.

But Sunset...

November 27, 2018

I had the pleasure of addressing the Nasty Women's "Listen, Learn, Lead #4: Stay Engaged" event at the Lagunitas Community Room. We heard from a variety of progressive leaders about how to keep up the momentum that delivered so much for the progressive movement on Elec...

November 20, 2018

(All of the strategy that you never knew mattered)

With the debate raging about whether or not Nancy Pelosi should be re-elected as Speaker of the House after Democrats wrestled control of the House away from the Republicans with a sound wholloping, it seems wise to wal...

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