The Oregon Democratic Primary is on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Find the most revolutionary Oregon progressive candidates running, and their policies. For the purpose of this list, “most revolutionary” means that each candidate meets the following two criteria:
- Rejects corporate money
- Fully supports Medicare for All
LAST UPDATED: September 11, 2019
Oregon Progressive Candidates for Congress
Jeff Merkley for U.S. Senator
Jeff Merkley (D) incumbent – “We’re Fighting to Get America Back on Track.” Medicare for All • Reclaim Our Constitution • End Gerrymandering • Overturn Citizens United • Shut Down Dark Money • Reinstate Voting Rights Act • Abolish Electoral College • Reverse Climate Crisis • Green New Deal • Rebuild Infrastructure • Rural High-Speed Broadband • Public Education • Unions and Collective Bargaining • Accepts No Corporate Money
OR-03 Albert Lee for U.S. Representative
Albert Lee (D) – “Resistance for Real.” Medicare for All • Green New Deal • Jobs of the Future • Guaranteed Jobs Program • Economic Justice • Public Education • Fully Protected Civil Rights • End War on Drugs • Marijuana Legalization • Criminal Justice Reform • Housing for Everyone • Big Money Out of Politics • Overturn Citizens United • Vote-By-Mail • Restore Voting Rights Act • Accepts No Corporate Money
Today, we face an existential crisis in the form of irreversible climate change. This is the culmination of politicians’ choices to support an economic system that’s doing exactly what it was programmed to do: create wealth through the exploitation of workers and the degradation of the environment, while fueling unsustainable levels of consumption… I will help shape and support a Green New Deal that prepares for the looming climate crisis. While doing this, we will be ushering in a new economic system with a job guarantee program, enhanced worker protections, and Medicare for All… We cannot trust the wealthy to change a system from which they profit.~ Albert Lee
OR-05 Mark Gamba for U.S. Representative
Mark Gamba (D) – “Climate Champion.” Medicare for All • Climate Action • Stop Subsidizing Fossil Fuels and Giant AgriBusiness • Carbon Tax • Smart Power Grid • Net Zero Building Codes • Mass Transportation Upgrade and Expansion • Encourage Plant-Based Diets • Forest Restoration • Reduce Consumerism • Green New Deal • $15 Minimum Wage • Affordable Housing • End Homelessness • Paid Family Medical Leave • Child Day Care • Campaign Finance Reform • Big Money Out of Politics • Overturn Citizens United • Reinstate and Improve Fairness Doctrine • End Gerrymandering • Improved Voting Access • Federal Budget Reforms • Tax Capital Gains • Raise Corporate Taxes • Reduce Military Spending • Takes No Corporate Money
Oregon Progressive Candidates for State Legislature
Candidates in Other States
You may see the 2020 progressive candidates running in other states by clicking on the appropriate state link below.
You may see a list of the most progressive 2020 Presidential candidates at “Progressive Candidates List of 2020: Medicare 4 All & No Corp Money!” You’ll also find a list of online resources that can help you find progressive downballot candidates running in your area.