In Multnomah County, you, our local Democrats, our volunteers and our donors have inspired me and inspired all of us.
From our committee leaders and committee members who do the behind the scenes work to the District Leaders, PCP’s, Neighborhood Leaders and all of you who have engaged with the Election Hub; we have done so much.
67,765! That’s how many more Multnomah county residents voted for Joe Biden this year than voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016! More of you came out to vote Dem this year than in 2012 and 2008. Your vote will help counter any fictitious claim, and demonstrate that nationally U.S. voters absolutely preferred Joe & Kamala. Thank you for responding to our appeal to build the popular vote total!
You picked up and displayed yard signs, made cookies, and wrote countless letters, postcards, and texts. All that writing, I wager your fingers are likely blue! Locally, we joined together and distributed over 90,000 door hangers. and.we.voted.
You can see the results here in our region immediately. Pre-school for all. Drug policy that is built to heal, not harm. Peter Defazio returning to the House of Representatives. A great new, diverse batch of Democrats heading to the state legislature. Our new Secretary of State Shemia Fagan. This is your election, you left your mark. Thank you.
Be proud of all WE have done. Take a breath knowing that together, we rise. Together, we did what we needed to do.
Of course – once the election results are finalized, we will all be called upon to continue our work to envision and demand a world designed by and for the people. Voting is just part of the story. Our elected leaders need our support and our communities need us to speak up for them. We have seen what happens when Democracy is not attended to. Never again.
With the country so obviously divided, it is obvious that we need a progressive vision. We have more joyful work to do.
Will you be ready? Join us.
From your admin team, committee chairs, and district leaders, thank you from the bottom or our hearts,
Lurelle Robbins, Chair
The Democratic Party of Multnomah County