Eddy Talks Community Organizing in Gresham on Power Station Podcast
by Eddy Morales, on 7/27/20 2:08 PM
Have you heard of the podcast called Power Station? The host, Anne Pasmanick, talks with community-based changemakers from across the country about their work. I’m a big fan because l love to learn from other organizers’ stories, strategies, and victories.
It was an honor to record a session with Anne last year. Our conversation ranged from knocking on doors in Gresham and East Multnomah County to building community power.
Here’s a quick excerpt.
ANNE: I'm wondering, Eddy, given your experience both in this race and creating momentum ... what do you want others to know and do based on your experience?
EDDY: We need to engage people so that we can redirect from just listening to talking heads to listening to the community. I've now been to some of the same doors three or four times for different campaigns. You start building a rapport with people. It wasn't intimidating, I didn’t do a whole script. I just asked: what do we need to do?
I hope you'll enjoy the full episode. It's Power Station with Eddy Morales and it aired back in November 2019.
Listen to this so you can:
- Learn about our successes in East Multnomah County. For starters, we flipped the Gresham-Barlow, Reynolds, Centennial, David Douglas, and Mt. Hood Community College school boards and raised hundreds of millions of dollars for parks and nature and affordable housing
- Hear how I’ve been working to remove obstacles to civic engagement in Gresham
- Get to know me better! Anne and I went deep on my background, inspirations, and approach to governing
- Find out how to engage people from underrepresented communities to create positive change
On the podcast, I also talk about how when we show up and work together , we can shape the policies that impact our lives. To do it right, we need your voice at the table!
Enjoy the episode! After you listen, I hope you’ll sign up for alerts so I can keep you up to date with news and community organizing alerts for Gresham!