We’re endorsing Ross Grooters for Pleasant Hill City Council

CCI Action Fund has an exciting announcement:  we’re endorsing Ross Grooters’ campaign for Pleasant Hill City Council!

You might know Ross – he’s been a leader on all of our issues. Because of his experience with CCI Action, Ross has been inspired to run for office.

His platform is clear: “living wages, clean water, and a welcoming city.”

Ross Grooters at the parade

Why is CCI Action weighing-in on Pleasant Hill race?

For two reasons: The CCI Action board voted to endorse Ross because his campaign is an opportunity to advance our issues – and it’s a chance for us, as an organization, to build up our electoral skills.

Here’s another announcement: We recently formed a state Political Action Committee (PAC). Sure, PAC’s can have a bad name – especially Super PACs that allow the rich and powerful to pour dark money into elections.

We have a vision for a different kind of PAC:

  • Instead of writing checks to candidates, we’ll mobilize volunteers to knock doors, make phone calls, and hold events on behalf of candidates.
  • Instead of endorsing “the lesser of two evils,” we’ll endorse bold “People & Planet First” champions that we’re actually excited about.
  • Instead of handing things off to the candidate once they win, we’lldemand a “co-governing” relationship where the movement has a real say in policy making.

We’re excited about this vision of “Movement politics”!

And, we’re kicking off our endorsement of Ross with a weekend of action this Saturday and Sunday.

We’re serious about putting people power behind Ross’ campaign – but we can’t do it without your help.

Can you commit one door canvassing shift this weekend?

Click here to sign up:

1pm-4pm, Saturday, August 12

5pm-8pm, Saturday, August 12

1pm-4pm, Sunday, August 13

Haven’t knocked doors before? No problem! Each shift will start with a canvass training that will get you prepared.

Click here to sign up for volunteer shift this weekend. Let’s show that CCI Action members are serious about doing elections differently!

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