To a large degree, I try to allocate my charitable giving dollars in alignment with my policy advocacy.
Which is why for each of the last two years, one of the bigger (tax-deductible) checks I’ve written has been to the Community Cycling Center.
Right now they’re engaged in a campaign to fund their program to help create a more inclusive bicycle economy for Portland.
The CCC is one of the bright spots in expanding cycling to diverse communities that haven’t traditionally participated. It’s important to me that the benefits of cycling don’t just accrue to segments of our society, but to our whole city and region.
This new initiative will go even further, helping develop job skills and employment opportunities for minority youth in the cycling industry.
I hope you’ll join me in supporting this vibrant and vital organization.