PCUN’s Electoral and Political Action Program, formerly known as Accion Politica PCUNista (APP), is dedicated to building Latinx political power through issue-based campaigns, candidate campaigns, voter engagement and mobilization.
We run winning Latinx field strategies for candidates and ballot measures that support the growth of Latinx working families. We believe that power can be built through the ballot. Our voice can change elections and the face of Oregon.
We believe elected officials need to be held accountable, and must have a strong connection to the communities they serve. That’s why we support Progressive Latinx candidates, People of Color, and White-Allies championing issues affecting Latinx working families.
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We fight for policy that reflects our values around social, racial, economic, environmental, gender, criminal, worker, and immigrant justice. We believe change happens when we pass policy that addresses root causes of oppression.
We believe in the power of the people. We want to live in a healthy democracy, where people participate in elections. We believe that traditional campaign models leave Latinxs behind, and clash with movement building. Better elections means changing the way we do campaigns. Our field programs are bi-lingual, and bi-cultural. We engage and mobilize Latinx working families. Many of them, voting for the first time.
Will be focusing on electing the first Latinx school board member to Salem Keizer School District.