Praxis is a word of Greek origin that means practice, as opposed to theory. As a single word, it challenges notions that are all talk and no action. It means practice, not necessarily perfection. It exemplifies in a single word the value of putting your all into something you believe in. It guides our ethos as a team that is still growing and evolving. It captures (we hope) the passion we have for the job we do.
Praxis is small and deft by design, bringing a team approach to all of our work in advocacy, elections, and communications. We seek out new challenges and innovative approaches to achieve unexpected results. And we are committed to supporting a new generation of leaders and strategists ready to build our future.
Collectively, we bring a diversity of experiences as managers, strategists, activists, students, organizers, press contacts, and more. And our lived experience has provided us with unique perspectives as much as our professional experiences. Perspectives and experience we bring to the table to help make the changes we want to see in our world.
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Praxis Partner named “one of the most accomplished political consultants in Portland” while discussing changes to Portland’s City Council elections
“You want to be an acceptable choice to everybody,” says Jake Weigler, one of the most accomplished political consultants in Portland. “If you can be in that Venn diagram, that’s a sweet spot to be in.”
Jake Weigler is an Oregon native who has worked in politics at the national, state, and local levels for over 22 years. Get an insider look at how political change happens, factors to consider before running for office, and the nature of working behind the scenes in politics. A must listen for any folks thinking about running for office or wanting to know how to get involved with the democratic process. His political consulting company, Praxis Political, supports candidates and issues throughout Oregon and Jake has been a part of the environmental movement as well as gun safety legislation for decades.
Praxis’s own Meg Olson was featured in a story about a bill considered in the 2023 Legislative Session as she testifies on behalf of tenants for the Community Alliance of Tenants and CAT Action
Their victories, including Praxis clients Hai Pham and Thuy Tran, mean Oregon will have the largest caucus of Vietnamese American lawmakers in the U.S.
Republicans argue that after decades of Democrats controlling the state, they have nothing to show for it, particularly when it comes to systemic issues. And Democrats are left with a less punchy message: “Those policies take time and it’s an incremental improvement,” Jake Weigler, another Oregon-based Democratic strategist, said. “I think Oregon is like a lot of states where you have one major metropolitan area and then the rest of the state. And so there’s always a perception that Portland is trying to dominate the political future of the state, that kind of urban-rural divide.”
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