Legislative Update: Climate Change Bills

By Tracy Farwell and Catherine Thomasson Big wins and some losses on Climate Change in Salem As we face another heatwave in Southern Oregon that sucks the desert dry due to drought we did have some wins… HB 2021 – Clean Energy for All passed along party lines. This commits our 2 commercial electric companies…

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Campaign Finance Reform with Teeth

Voters resoundingly approved constitutional amendment Measure 107 last November, to allow finance limits… But unless follow-up legislation establishes stringent, comprehensive limits— Legislation aimed to benefit everyday (esp. poor) people will be impaired. That includes many, many bills for which MultDems advocate in our Platform

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Your direct voice in county decision-making is gone

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A report on the state of community participation in county processes and oversight By Bernardino De La Torre, Chair of the Multnomah County Citizen’s Involvement Committee What has happened? Independent community involvement in Multnomah County government, created by community initiative and embedded in the County Charter, is gone – but the Charter has not changed! …

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UPDATE: Election Integrity Study Group

By Gary Lietke – 2021 03 11 Central Committee presentation Article 8 of our MultDems Platform is usually summarized with the label of “Election Integrity”, but it’s so much more. Our study group addresses Governance, Campaign Finance, Elections, Political Party Election Integrity, Representation, Voting Rights & Suppression, and Voting Systems. We are actively recruiting for…

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Now is the moment to do something REAL on money in politics

By James Ofsink, PCP November’s Measure 107 received more YES votes than any other issue to ever grace an Oregon ballot. The measure updated our constitution to explicitly include the common-sense value that Oregonians can set reasonable limits on money in our political system. Every single county in Oregon voted YES, in Multnomah County over…

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