The Platform, Resolution and Legislation Committee (PRLC) has completed its work drafting the 2022 Multnomah County Democrats Platform for the Convention to be held on November 6, 2021.
Here is the 2022 MCD Platform Final Draft of preamble and planks which will be sent to the Convention for approval. The PRLC has also drafted the 2022 Legislative Action Items. The purpose of the Platform Convention will be to adopt a Multnomah County Democratic Party Platform, which includes both Planks and Legislative Action Items (LAIs).
Recommendations for changes to the Platform should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org along with 5 signatures. You may also send amendments to the convention chair. All amendments submitted in writing to the Convention Chair and signed by five (5) registered participants will be considered. This may be a paper or electronic document. The Convention Chair will provide an email address for receiving electronic documents.
Participation in the Convention requires that you Register and that you are a Multnomah County Democrat. The Deadline to register online is October 31, 2021. (Advance registration is strongly encouraged, but late registration will be allowed at the Convention itself if approved by 2/3 of Convention participants.)
Here are the Approved Convention Rules
Here is the link for Registration for the Convention. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf0s6ISo2RlSGgR8xR3zCrRXIk98tLXmLwn43SRxmzD13BC_w/viewform?usp=sf_link
The Platform is a compilation of statements of our basic beliefs and principles that guides our positions on legislation at the federal, state and local level.
These statements or Planks are organized around themes or Articles such as Education or Economy. Each Article has a Preamble or summary of the Plank ideas. A Preamble for the whole document describes the relationship of the Articles within the document.
The companion to the Platform is the Legislative Action Items. These are suggestions from the PRLC for specific legislation we think would address the ideas described in the Planks and are used to advise and encourage Legislators on the work we would like to see them undertake.
The PRLC is organized into Study Groups, one for each Article, who follow the legislation pertaining to the Planks in their Article and report to the Central Committee on pertinent legislative activity.
THE ARTICLES BELOW ARE FROM THE 2020 PLATFORM PROCESS AND NOT RELATED TO THIS ROUND OF PLATFORM CHANGES