Pro-Tax Campaign for Schools Turns to Paid Canvassers

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Portlanders for Schools, the election committee with a $1.1 million war chest, plans to hire paid canvassers to go door-to-door for the two Portland Public Schools tax measures on the May 17 ballot.A spokesman for the pro-tax campaign says it's increasingly difficult to reach voters, especially younger voters, by phone. As a result, the campaign is knocking on doors this weekend and the next to talk ...   More
 
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Portlanders for Schools Launch Television Ads

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Portlanders for Schools, flush with cash for two campaigns to increase property taxes for schools, today launched two TV ads designed to provoke maximum sympathy for the multimillion-dollar measures. (Sidenote: The latest figures from the state elections division show the Portland Association of Teachers union recently donated $100,000 to the campaign, bringing Portlanders for Schools' total to $1 ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

Tax Campaign for Schools Crosses Million-Dollar Mark

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The campaign committee supporting the two Portland Public Schools tax measures on the May 17 ballot has raised at least $1 million to urge passage of the large levies, a consultant for the campaign announced yesterday.Online election records for Portlanders for Schools still show that campaign committee has collected $800,000, but expect those state records to be updated shortly.A million bucks is ...   More
 
Friday, April 15, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

Portlanders for Schools Cross $500,000 Mark

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Portlanders for Schools, the campaign fund for both Portland Public Schools' $548 million construction bond and its $57 million-a-year operating levy, recently crossed the half-million mark in fund-raising.To date, the group has raised just over $577,ooo for the two tax-increase measures on the May ballot.Among the top donors in recent weeks: Walsh Construction gave $12,500, for a total now of $25,000; ...   More
 
Thursday, March 24, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

Portland Bond Campaign Picks Up New Cash

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

Portland Schools Advocates Resurrect Campaign Fund


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The Portland School Board votes tonight whether to refer a $548 million construction bond measure to voters this May. But supporters of the construction bond, including board member Bobbie Regan, have already started raising money under the auspices of "Portlanders for Schools," the campaign fund that supported the successful 2006 local-option levy. Besides Regan—who gave $1,000 to ...   More
 
Monday, December 13, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Labor Union, Construction Firm the Latest Big Donors to School-Construction Campaign


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Another week, another round of substantial donations to the campaign for Portland Public Schools' $548 million construction bond on the May 17 ballot. On Jan. 7, Stacy and Witbeck, the construction firm specializing in public-transit projects, gave $25,000 to the Portlanders for Schools political action committee. The Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters gave $10,000 to the PAC. ...   More
 
Thursday, January 13, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

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