East County Rising Community Projects

Our Mission

East County Rising Community Projects is a grassroots organization energizing East Multnomah County residents to create equitable, livable communities centering underrepresented & marginalized people.

Research

Facilitate research and analysis on local issues affecting communities in East Multnomah County in partnership with labor, civic groups, and government.

Organize

Create new opportunities for neighbours to work with neighbours, and together, imagine and create a fair and healthy community.

Advocate

Build coalitions and mobilize residents to win the policy changes and resources we need to thrive.

Our Mission

East County Rising Community Projects is a grassroots organization energizing East Multnomah County residents to create equitable, livable communities centering underrepresented & marginalized people.

Energize

We energize the next generation of progressive leaders to run for office to create more progressive, more diverse, and more representative local governments. We recruit and train candidates to run for office and support them in their campaigns.

Engage

We engage new and low-propensity voters by promoting progressive issues and candidates who will work to improve the lives of our community, especially our most vulnerable. We will bring the community together through civic engagement events, conversations, and voter education.

Elevate

We elevate East County by winning elections and ensuring that East County rises to meet the needs of everyone in the community. We will call attention to the community’s most pressing issues through campaigns and by winning elections with voter turnout efforts.

Our Story East County Rising

 

East County Rising was created to provide community and electoral organizing opportunities for residents to partake in issue-based electoral and campaign work. Our goal is to transform east county. We are achieving that goal by educating and mobilizing voters, training progressive candidates, and working with elected officials to pass meaningful policy that improves east county. We’ve made some great strides in a short time since we launched July 28, 2018.

Our Story
East County Rising

 

East County Rising was created to provide community and electoral organizing opportunities for residents to partake in issue-based electoral and campaign work. Our goal is to transform east county. We are achieving that goal by educating and mobilizing voters, training progressive candidates, and working with elected officials to pass meaningful policy that improves east county. We’ve made some great strides in a short time since we launched July 28, 2018.

Rising Organizer Program

We believe responsive, accountable, and truly representative governance begins with the campaign.

Meet the Rising Organizer Program.

This is your program. East County Rising is here to provide tools and resources to make it easy to take action together and facilitate a space to learn and grow together as Rising Organizers. We have opportunities to engage and make change happen in a variety of ways. Let us know how you want to get involved.

Build New Connections

Activate Your Network

Call Our Communities

Join ECR and our endorsed candidates to call and connect with people in our communities.

Attend Community Events

From virtual happy hours to issue forums with candidates, we have opportunities to get to know each other, learn together, and celebrate all the work we’re doing. ​

Write Our Neighbors

Write postcards asking our neighbors to join us in voting for the candidates we support and to stay in touch with East County Rising.

Deliver Signs, Postcards, and Literature

Help deliver lawn signs, postcards, and literature to households in your neighborhood while ensuring we're taking precautions to protect our communities from the threat of COVID-19.

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Summit Recap

Empowering East Multnomah, One Endorsement at a Time. In the spirit of inclusivity, the East County Rising Summit 2023 was a transformative event that brought

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