2018 OREGON BLACK POLITICAL CONVENTION
April 6-8, 2018
Theme: “A Relentless Season of Political Change”
On April 6-8, 2018, the Oregon Black Political Convention (OBPC) met at the Crowne Plaza Portland Convention Center, 1441 NE 2nd Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97232, and endorsed federal, state and local candidates running for public office in the May 15, 2018 Oregon Primary Election. To receive the OBPC endorsement for the Primary Election, each candidate must receive three-fifth of the votes of the delegates eligible to vote during the endorsement process. The Convention tries to endorse the best major political party candidate for each partisan office. On April 7, 2018, candidates addressed the Convention. Only candidates can address the Convention.
On April 8, 2018, the 2018 OBPC delegates endorsed the partisan and non-partisan candidates.
The Oregon Black Political Conjvention is a statewide, educational, nonpartisan convention that is open to the public. The focus is threefold:
- To serve as a forum for delegates to discuss issues and conditions, and to establish, through resolutions, the positions of the Black Community, collectively, on these issues and conditions affecting it;
- To endorse candidates running for public offices in the upcoming Oregon Primary Election who are sensitive and responsive to the critical issues of the Black Community in Oregon; and
- To engage Black American college students and other students as interns to learn and participate in political processes that would benefit themselves, their colleges, their communities and society-at-large.
Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown Convention Center
1441 NE 2ND Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97232