Our Advisory board reviews endorsement recommendations made by board members and the general public. We only issue endorsements and disendorsements if the entire advisory board votes unanimously on the action.
If you'd like to make an inquiry about one of our endorsements or our process, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rod Monroe, Can You Not?
Senator Rod Monroe is a longtime lawmaker and slumlord in Eastern Multnomah County. In the 2017 legislative session he blocked important tenant protection laws. He's been in office long enough, it's time he takes a seat.
Vote for Kayse Jama or Shemia Fagan instead.
Dana Carstensen, Can You Not?
Dana is running in a highly diverse district against someone who represents that diversity and works with the Latinx communities. Dana has a lot of big claims and ideas, but not much to show for it.
Vote for Juan Carlos Gonzales!
Stuart Emmons, Can You Not?
This PAC was inspired, in part, by a mediocre white dude who decided to jump in and run against incredibly qualified women of color in this race. After backlash from the community (and from us), this dude dropped out. Stuart didn't get the message, apparently, and nevertheless, he persisted. He should really not.
Vote for JoAnn Hardesty or Andrea Valderrama instead.
Marty Wilde, Can You Not?
We got some 🔥hot tips🔥 that this brogressive was making some condescending remarks about an incredibly qualified gal running for office, so we knew we needed to step in.
We're asking Marty Wilde to NOT, and urging you to vote/donate/volunteer for Kimberly Koops. She's a favorite of the Can You Not Oregon PAC Board this cycle. She should be your favorite, too.
Michael Langley, Can you not?
Michael ran for Portland Mayor once (tbh, who hasn't?), against Diego Hernandez for State Representative (not recommended), and now he's running against Lynn Peterson for Metro President.
The Willamette Week described Lynn as being "overqualified" for the position of Metro President, and we agree. We'll be lucky to have Lynn leading our Metro region into the future, and have enthusiastically endorsed her candidacy.
As far as we can tell, Michael doesn't do much in the way of giving back to the community. He spent $250 filing his Voter's Pamphlet Statement, and we hope that next cycle, he gives this money to a woman or person of color seeking office instead of running against them.