Attend Climate Candidates’ Forum for U.S. House District 3 on April 18th

With the retirement of U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, voters in Oregon District 3 will elect a new Congressional Representative to send to Washington D.C. On April 18th, the Portland chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) will host a climate-themed candidates’ forum for this open seat at Taborspace (5441 SE Belmont St). At press time, both Susheela Jayapal and Maxine Dexter had confirmed their attendance. 

 Local volunteer climate advocates will host the forum which will be moderated by KGW meteorologist Matt Zaffino. Questions will be focused on climate change and climate-related issues at the Federal level. All candidates will answer the same questions and will be given equal time to do so. Members of the media are welcome to attend and space will be provided for them to set up audio and/or video recording of the event. 

There may be time for presubmitted audience questions after the prepared questions. 

Portland Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a nonpartisan organization which does not endorse or support individual candidates or political parties. All candidates running for District 3 were invited to attend. 

This will be a great opportunity for the public to learn about candidates’ climate positions and make sure that climate legislation will be a priority. Doors open at 6 pm with time to meet and greet local climate groups. The Forum will start at 7 pm. Registration is not required but encouraged. Registration: For questions contact: Dylan Hinson at [email protected]. To learn more about our work, visit

Francine Chinitz

SNA Member

Author: Francine Chinitz

SNA Member