Posts by Dannelle D. Stevens
Let’s vote! Special District Election on May 16
Democrats in Multnomah County must vote in the May 16, 2023 special district election, particularly in in races where the extreme right (aka MAGA Republicans) is trying to infiltrate, especially with east county school board and MESD contests.
Dannelle D. Stevens explores the some stats about local voting in off-season elections. ow voter turnout means that even small efforts can make a big difference in the outcomes! It also means these districts are very vulnerable to being taken over by negative forces as we have seen in school districts across the US.Read More >
Run for Something: How about your local school board?
Run for Something: Is this the year for you to step up and run for the school board? Yes! Sign up for the Candidate Training:
Saturday, March 4, 12 to 4 on Zoom.
Governor Tina Kotek, a New Portland City Charter, a majority in the US Senate. Thank you – Your efforts made these victories and more possible.
(with Marcia Schneider) 2022 was supposed to be a red wave – coming out of a pandemic with inflation high and confidence in democracy low. With our rights, our families, our planet and so much more on the line, not only did you vote, you wrote letters, knocked doors, sent postcards, dropped slate cards, made…Read More >
Four Myths about the Portland City Charter Measure
with Francoise Brun-Cottan What does the ballot proposal for a new form of city government really do? In November, Portland voters will decide whether to change Portland’s form of government. Since 1913 Portland has been “run” by five commissioners who wear two hats: The legislative hat: Listen to voters, make policy, pass laws The executive…Read More >
Why Your One Vote Makes a Difference
Your one vote DOES make a difference.. Find out how you can help Get out the vote and make a difference locally and nationally for the November 8 election.Read More >
People Power! Your Questions Answered about Volunteering
Election Integrity Study Group We hope you are interested in volunteering for the Democrats! That IS how we win in the long run… People-power, your power is your activism, our power is our activism! Yet, you have to find the best way for you to contribute your energy, your time, and even your money! Let’s…Read More >
What’s what in our government…. Ranked Choice Voting Explored
Let’s get smarter about different voting methods like Ranked Choice Election Integrity Study Group MultDems may have heard rumors that we need to change our voting methods. Other cities like Ann Arbor, Michigan, San Francisco and 29 others RankedChoiceVotingCities2021 opted in for Ranked Choice Voting (RCV). Why would any city choose to change from the…Read More >
What’s what in our government: Let’s make a difference.
Election Integrity Study Group About five years ago I retired, just in time to see DJT elected and to begin to devote more time to politics. I began searching for ways to make a difference, a real difference. I knew the power of voting all the way down the ballot. I knew the power of…Read More >
What’s what in our government… Let’s get smarter about the Oregon legislature and its short sessions
Election Integrity Study Group Given the old idea that Oregon is a small state and does not need a full-time legislature, our state legislature does not meet full time. This worked when Oregon was simply a farming and logging state. Oregon is very different now. Yet, over two years, the state legislature meets for one…Read More >
What’s What in Our Government? Let’s Get Smarter about Portland, Oregon
Chair of the Election Integrity Platform Sub-committee Portland used to be called “the city that works”. Now, it doesn’t seem to work! What can YOU do about it? A lot! First, note that a citizen-oversight group is working on making a difference and has the power to make a big difference! The Portland Charter Review Commission was…Read More >