I’m excited to announce that I’ve been endorsed as Progressive Portland’s #1 ranked-choice candidate for District 5 City Council. “Kate is a champion for workers getting better benefits and for targeted senior property tax relief. She will be a breath of fresh air for District 5.” Progressive Portland Their endorsement means a lot to meContinue reading “Endorsement: Progressive Portland”
I’m proud to receive the endorsement of the Southern Maine Labor Council, and I honor the workers whose labor is the foundation of life in our city. Everything we love about Portland depends on labor: the water we drink and the food we eat; the sidewalks, roads, and bridges that connect us; the education ourContinue reading “Endorsement: Southern Maine Labor Council”
As a community organizer, I’ve worked on a number of grassroots campaigns here in Portland. One of the first was for Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) in all city elections. Ranked Choice Voting makes it possible for candidates who are not a part of the political establishment and who have new ideas and different approaches toContinue reading “New voices. No fear.”
Sometimes knowing exactly what a candidate stands for can be tricky. That’s why we made Trash Talk, a handy sorting guide to what Kate thinks Portland needs to toss out, and what we should do instead to make Portland a great place to live and work, not just to visit or invest in. If youContinue reading “Time to Take out the Trash.”
Portland Public Schools are facing a challenging time ahead. As the pandemic continues to stress district resources, we must organize against austerity budgets and defend our schools from private corporations seeking to gain a market foothold within our public schools. I will work with educators, staff, parents, students, and community groups to build the power necessary to fulfill and expand the Portland Promise.
If you missed my interview with Richard Rudolph on WMPG’s Community Voices for Change, you can listen to it here. We talk about the New Municipal Movement, police and prison abolition, and how we can start living today in the city of our dreams.
I’m excited to announce that Southern Maine DSA has endorsed our campaign! I joined the Democratic Socialist of America after the 2016 election, because I was disillusioned with national politics and wanted to plug into a community that was doing something to fight against the corrupting influence of corporate money in politics. I’ve since servedContinue reading “Endorsed by Southern Maine DSA”
Fall is just around the corner! Get to know the new faces of Portland’s candidates for City Council and School Board. Thursday, October 1 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM RSVP at: https://bit.ly/2H03D8n
Today I’m proud to announce that Equity In Portland Schools has endorsed our campaign… We endorse Kate Sykes for City Council District 5! She was an organizer with the Fair Elections Portland campaign for Ranked Choice Voting and Public Campaign Financing to bring more consensus, transparency, and accountability to city elections. As Co-Chair of MaineContinue reading “Endorsement: Equity In Portland Schools”
I’m Kate Sykes, and today I’m launching our Common Sense, Common Ground campaign for District 5 City Council. This page is the place to find news about the campaign, statements on current events, opportunities to volunteer, and profiles of the incredible District 5 organizers who are working to make Portland a great place to work,Continue reading “You’re not alone.”