The stakes for this election have never been higher. With the outbreak of COVID-19 and amidst a nationwide civil rights reckoning, we need strong candidates who can meet this moment and work with us to fight for the rights and resources of our community and Black and Indigenous communities of color.
As part of that fight we, as voters, must show up at the ballot for the issues and people we believe in. As community members, we must tell candidates what is important to us through our interactions. Join us at our candidate endorsement interviews and make your voice heard by signing up here. The decisions we make in 2020 will shape our region for decades to come. It is up to us to decide what that future looks like.
APANO is continuing on its 5th election cycle. Since March 2017, when we announced the formation of our 501(c)4 organization, we’ve made great strides in showing what our community can win at the ballot. In May 2018, 6 of the 7 candidates that APANO endorsed won, and some made history. In the November 2018 general election, all 14 of the ballot measures and candidate campaigns that APANO worked on came out on the winning end. In May 2019, APANO helped elect one of the most diverse slates of school board and local office candidates this state has ever seen. In May 2020, APANO advanced candidates in 11 out of the 13 races in which it endorsed, including historic victories such as electing Khanh Pham, the first Asian American to ever represent the Jade District, and Carmen Rubio, the first Latina ever elected to the Portland City Council.
This November 2020, we will be making additional candidate endorsements and focusing our efforts in the following 10 Priority Races for the November 3, 2020 General Elections:[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]