The Spokescouncil Model and Structure is a working document. It is a vision, a proposal and idea on how we could work together to encourage neighborhood organizing with the aim to Keep Portland Powerful in the face of Trump. We aim to reclaim our power over our urban surroundings and make our cities directly democratic nodes of resistance against the Trump regime and beyond. It is a structural vision of where we hope to take the Portland Assembly in the months and years to come. Let’s Run Rip City!
Portland Assembly aims to support the growth of networks of resistance and self-organization — in our neighborhoods, our workplaces, and the institutions that surround us. To help us move forward under Donald Trump’s regime, we are proposing structures to make community organizing practical and accessible. We aim to move into an offensive position against the forces of alienation, government, and white supremacy in Portland and beyond while building and connecting networks of support that meet needs in tangible ways.
To do this, we have several elements that we hope will work together smoothly. This document is a rough draft, and we expect the structure of Portland Assembly to evolve quickly as we discover together what works and what does not.