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The Democratic Party of Multnomah County supports the policies put forth by Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt to focus on serious crimes and better outcomes for communities rather than to squelch the First Amendment rights of our neighbors.
On August 11, 2020, District Attorney Schmidt released a policy stating that his office would presumptively decline to prosecute cases stemming from the protests that did not involve deliberate property damage, theft, or the use or threat of force against another person. This action stands in contrast to the indiscriminate proliferation of charges brought against otherwise peaceful protesters ranging from “interfering with a peace officer,” “rioting,” and “disorderly conduct.”
We do not condone violence and vandalism. That position is not in conflict with our opposition to Portland Police Bureau (PPB) efforts to prevent residents from exercising their First Amendment right to free speech, specifically in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Over the last six months, in the face of a global pandemic and statewide wildfires, our families, friends, and neighbors have taken to the streets in marches coursing over our city’s bridges, and rallies in our streets. They are using our shared right to freedom of speech, a tradition our nation holds dear. It is the right of every American to make their voice heard when they see injustice.
The PPB has routinely deployed tear gas, batons, and rubber bullets at protests. They use techniques known as “bull rushes” to disperse crowds, relentlessly and indiscriminately pursuing them through Portland streets. They have assaulted protesters, legal observers, media, and medics. They have caused injuries and trauma.
We believe that District Attorney Schmidt’s stance is refreshing new leadership that centers our justice system on improving communities. The policy adopted by District Attorney Schmidt acts in alignment with our platform and aspires to the words of America’s founding documents.
We support Schmidt’s policy’s effect of guiding the District Attorney’s Office to prosecute those who did act with malicious intent. Damage to people and property hurts our community. People have the right to be free from government overreach. Police and prosecutors should be focused on increasing personal safety for the entire community, not staunching free speech.
Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt’s new approach to fair prosecutions is the right policy in a time when the voters of Portland have made it clear, with over 80% of the vote, that they want police accountability and police reform.
Last night some people broke windows at our building.
We affirm that Black Lives Matter and support those who continue to rally in the streets, even when it seems no one is listening.
We recognize the hurt many are experiencing at this time and we invite you to speak with us. At the Democratic Party of Multnomah County we are committed to open dialogue. We support and affirm the right to protest our government.
Broken windows are just broken windows. Together we might initiate meaningful change.
As if there weren’t enough at stake on Election Day, November 3rd is the day the winning bidders of BREWVENTURE 2020 packages will receive their booty, perhaps just in time for some celebratory tippling.
In a move to offer a fleeting distraction from the VERY serious matters at hand, the MaltDems (beer enthusiasts of the MultDems) proudly announce that BREWVENTURE 2020bidding opens today Monday October 26th and run one short week until 8:00PM on November 2nd. The beer bundles will be delivered on election day. In the interest of full disclosure, if beer is not your thing, we have one non-beer package.
Comedy and humor is so important to being human, and sharing it is a core part of community. With our 2020 Drive-In Edition of Comedians and Candidates, we managed to make it all happen. Honks replaced applause, but we still managed to hear from great local comedians and fantastic candidates.
Not only that, we beat our goal and raised over $5300 so that our all-volunteer, grass roots party can continue to advocate for our communities through elections and legislation.
MC Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum took to the stage and gracefully led us through the event with her usual warmth. In the improvisational spirit of 2020, the audience quickly figured out how to applaud with their horns.
“It was so great to come together and enjoy a perfect Northwest autumn night with all these DemocratsEmcee Attorney General, Ellen Rosenblum. It turns out our makeshift drive in theatre provided much needed camaraderie and in retrospect an outlet for the talent of our candidates and Portland’s top comedians.”
Lurelle Robbins, Chair of Multnomah County Democrats
Tons of volunteers put creativity, smarts, and many many hours into the event.
“Let’s hear from all the Prius!”
Comedians Susan Rice, Art Krug, Amanda Arnold, and Nathan Brannan presented. They shared the stage with great Democratic candidates in Multnomah County
Dacia Grayber HD 35
Sarah Iannorone Portland Mayor (by pre-recorded video)
Andrea Salinas HD 38
Lisa Reynolds HD 36
Tawna Sanchez HD 43
Wendy Lawton Fairview City Council
Khan Pham HD 46
Vincent Jones-Dison Gresham City Council
Ricki Ruiz HD 50
While they all made a try at jokes, most of them showed that their service was better in politics than comedy!
All of the activities are designed by volunteers whom we should thank often for the benefit of all of us. Please participate in the FUN and the important work of electing our good Democratic neighbors and Shemia Fagan (SOS) and Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on November 3rd, 2020.
Be ready to decide on first three books for October, November, December
Books recommended by Ibram X. Kendi and Georganne Wingerson
Georganne Wingerson recommends Rising Out of Hatred, The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist by local author Eli Saslow. There are some fascinating videos of author and subject done after the book was written that are worth viewing. I wouldn’t put it first (written by a white about a white), but a fascinating history and read.