Member Spotlight: Ruth Jensen (Tlingit)

Ruth Jensen is a member of the Central Committee for the Oregon Democratic Party, and a dedicated MultDems PCP and work group member here in Multnomah County. As part of our Member Spotlight series, we asked Ruth a few questions to learn why she is a Multnomah County Democrat. Lately, she has been deeply involved…

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Should High School Students Be Tested for Graduation?

The MultDems Education Study Group Examines the Evidence by Margi Brown and Mary Thamann, Education Study Group co-chairs Some conservative news reports and editorials criticize Senate Bill 744, which suspends the essential skills test required for high school graduation. These commentators imply that by eliminating the essential skills test, it will somehow diminish educational quality…

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Update On National Climate Legislation

by Jeff Hammarlund Hello from our family cabin on Priest Lake in northern Idaho. We do have occasional access to the Internet up here, but we will leave by canoe on a camping trip tomorrow, so I won’t have any way to communicate for the next few days.,As you probably heard, the Senate passed the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure…

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REVERSING A MAJOR INJUSTICE IN OREGON’S FLAWED TRIAL SYSTEM

Sally Joughin & Jim Kahan, members of the Multnomah Democrats Platform Committee’s Criminal Justice Study Group August 2021 The criminal justice system in the United States is deeply flawed in many ways. While there are many resources for prosecutors, it is difficult for the majority of defendants in terms of the cost of a private…

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Celsi Recap – 2021

The Celsi Event held on June 26th was fun and successful. $22,000 was raised after expenses to help with 2022 races and issues. We had some great talent perform including musician Michael Allen Harrison, local comedienne Susan Rice, and Liberace tribute artist, David Saffert. Gov. Barbara Roberts presented the Young Democrats Award to Ali Krasnow…

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Ally Spotlight: 350 PDX

By Jenifer Schramm Jenifer Schramm helps lead the 350 PDX Defund/Divest campaign to get institutions to stop funding companies that contribute to climate change. Find out more at https://350pdx.org/campaigns/defund-divest/ Organization: 350PDX Our mission is to build a diverse grassroots movement to address the causes of climate disruption through justice-based solutions by inspiring, training and mobilizing…

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The Future of Natural Gas Utilities

by Pat DeLaquil, PCP Under Governor Brown’s Executive Order 20-04, the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is engaged in rulemaking on a Climate Protection Program to reduce GHG emission reductions from three main sources: Fuel suppliers; Natural gas suppliers; and Stationary industries.  Results from the energy system modeling work supporting the rulemaking show natural gas…

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