Drive Change

Our democracy can make life better for regular people, but it takes a lot of work. There is a bunch of money and power out there and not much of it is working for the side of good. But when passionate people get together and get organized, we can make our communities stronger, fairer and more sustainable.

How we’re making it happen

Small Donor Elections

We’re building a system where everyone can participate, and where young people’s voices are heard over those of wealthy special interests and corporate lobbyists. We want to see more young people, more women, and more people of color in office, and we think the only way to do that is to make our elections more fair.

Automatic Voter Registration

When a modern nation holds outdated elections, it wastes millions of dollars, undermines voter confidence, and denies a ton of eligible citizens their sacred right to democracy. The Bus led the effort to pass Automatic Voter Registration (AVR) at the DMV in 2015, and over 400,000 Oregonians have been registered to vote since then. We want to do better, so we’re working to expand AVR to even more state agencies. We won’t stop until every eligible Oregonian has the opportunity to register to vote!

Paid Postage

Every eligible voter deserves to exercise their right to vote free of barriers, whether they live in Pendleton or Portland, Klamath Falls or Coos Bay, and no matter their age or ability. We want to make sure that every voter can participate by passing paid postage for all ballots.