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The PCEF ballot initiative would enact a 1% business license surcharge on the largest retail corporations in Portland, and put those funds towards community based projects that invest in energy efficiency, renewable energy, green job training and better housing for Portland's most vulnerable populations.

Please sign up to be a volunteer here to learn more about the Portland Just Energy Transition!

Visit the Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Initiative website or view the PCEF Fact Sheet for more information.

Audubon Society of Portland is proud to be working with other environmental and social justice organizations such as the Asian Pacific Network of Oregon (APANO), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Verde, 350PDX, Oregon Chapter of the Sierra Club, Physicians for Social Responsibility and others to put the Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Initiative on the November 2018 Ballot. 

What is PCEF?
The PCEF ballot initiative would enact a 1% business license surcharge on the largest retail corporations in Portland, and put those funds towards community based projects that invest in energy efficiency, renewable energy, green job training and better housing for Portland's most vulnerable populations.

Who created it? 
PCEF is grounded in the local community, created by groups led by and working for the rights of our city’s people of color and low income households. Portland Audubon is excited to be working alongside community groups such as the Asian Pacific Network of Oregon (APANO), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Verde, Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA), 350PDX, Oregon Chapter of the Sierra Club, Physicians for Social Responsibility and others in this grassroots campaign (over 150 groups have endorsed).

How can you help ensure Portland voters get a chance to vote for PCEF in Nov.?
Getting PCEF on the November ballot  will only be possible with the help of a massive grassroots effort. Frontline based community groups have stepped up to craft this innovative policy, and now the broader community will need to step up to collect over 45,000 signatures in a very short timeframe. This will only be possible if YOU and others in our community volunteer to help collect signatures.

The coalition working on this initiative is currently seeking volunteers, financial support and endorsements. We have a tremendous amount of work between now and November to pass this important grassroots initiative. Please join us!

*Formally named the Portland Just Energy Transition (PJET)

PCEF Steering Committee

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