What we stand for

As long as we have Donald Trump in the White House and Paul LePage in the Blaine House, the only way we are going to make any progress is at the local level.

It’s time to demand more from Portland City Hall. Progressive Portland was founded to mobilize grassroots support to advocate that Portland’s mayor, city manager, and council enact progressive policies backed by the majority of Portland voters and taxpayers.

Progressive Portland Steering Committee

Affiliations listed for identification purposes only.


Karin Roland
: Karin is Chief Campaigns Officer for UltraViolet and previously served as director of online communications for Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, helped fight the Iraq war and advocate for the Affordable Care Act at MoveOn.org, and campaigned for marriage equality in Maine. She lives in Nason’s Corner with her wife.

Marena Blanchard: Marena is an organizer for the American Civil Liberties Union of Maine. She lives in the West End with her daughter.

 

Michael Langenmayr: Michael is the Senior Campaign Director at Daily Kos and previously was Political Director for Democracy for America. He lives in Riverton.

 


Pat Washburn
: Pat is a former secretary of the Portland Democratic City Committee and former member of the state Democratic Committee. She lives in Bayside.

 


Steven Biel
: Steven runs the progressive political consulting firm Steven Biel Strategies, which works with organizations like NARAL Pro-Choice America, Working Families Party, and Courage Campaign. He is a former campaign director for MoveOn.org and National Field Director for Environment America. He lives on the West End with his wife and two daughters.

 

How to reach us

The best way to reach Progressive Portland is via email at progressiveportlandme at gmail. If you have an idea for a campaign, click here to let us know. Our best campaign ideas come from suggestions from our members.