Communications Officer

Biden-Harris Inauguration Zoom Party

Join MultDems for Inauguration Day!

8:30am Pacific Time, Tuesday January 20th. The moment we have all been working for. Let’s witness history together.

Multnomah Democrats are hosting a Zoom gathering to celebrate this auspicious moment, the peaceful transfer of power to our new President Biden and Vice President Harris!

Join us, virtually of course, on Zoom as our new leaders take the oath of office. We know that you worked hard for this moment and want to share the joy together!

8:30 to 10:30 AM Wednesday January 20th!

Click here to join!

December Central Committee Meeting

December 2020 Central Committee

The Democratic Party of Multnomah County Central Committee meets

Thursday, December 10, 2020

ONLINE ZOOM Meeting

RSVP HERE for details

Zoom opens at 6:30 for credentialing – The meeting begins at 7.

The meeting is open to members of the Central Committee (PCP’s)

You must RSVP in advance.

Our Central Committee Meeting schedule is as follows:

6:30 PM Registration and sign in to be credentialed. You may in the waiting area for awhile as credentialing occurs

7:00 PM Business Meeting

  • Meet the Candidates running for DNC Delegate positions
  • Review the Process for the Organization Meeting, our bi-annual election of officers and state party representatives.
  • Consider becoming involved as an officer or SCC or CD delegate
  • NOTE the Organization Meeting will be Jan 23, 2021
  • Support for DA Mike Schmidt see resolution passed at November CC.

SCC alternate vacancy – to be filled. Female or non-binary opening. You may self nominate or nominate another. We will vote to appoint.

PCP Appointments. Meet thecandidates up for appointment to fill PCP vacancies.

9:00 PM Scheduled end of Business Meeting

Register, in advance, for the CC meeting here.

The CC working agenda

Act Now – election work in Georgia https://multdems/2020hub

$2000 NOW – Support our Representatives Bonamici and Blumenauer in CALLING for $2000 Now. Rebuild the economy from the ground up by supporting the Senate bill sponsored by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, and Senators Bernie Sanders and Ed Markey and the House Bill by Rep. Tim Ryan, Ro Kannah and co-sponsored by Reps. Blumenauer and Bonamici https://multdems.org/2000now

Precinct Committee Persons are The Central Committee

There remain vacant PCP positions across the county. Invite Democrats to join us! Apply to fill vacant positions here.

Monthly donations to the Party support all the things we do to work locally for our communities.

Get more involved: email

Thank you for everything you do.

Sincerely,

Lurelle Robbins, Chair

The Democratic Party of Multnomah County

Multnomah Democrats support District Attorney Mike Schmidt focusing resources on crimes not protests

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.

Read the Multnomah Democrats November 12, 2020 resolution, “2020-17 Supporting Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt’s Policy to not prosecute non-violent protesters.

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.

Thank you, District Attorney Schmidt.

Chair Lurelle Robbins responds to broken windows at MultDems office

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.

November 2020 Central Committee

The Democratic Party of Multnomah County Central Committee meets

Thursday, November 12, 2020

ONLINE ZOOM Meeting

RSVP HERE for details

Zoom opens at 6:30 for credentialing – The meeting begins at 7.

The meeting is open to members of the Central Committee (PCP’s)

You must RSVP in advance for the CC meeting.

Our Central Committee Meeting schedule is as follows:

6:30 PM Registration and sign in to be credentialed. There will be no break out rooms.

7:00 PM Business Meeting

    Revised Resolution: 20-15 for adoption

        Resolution: 20-15 Keep Our States Whole was presented in Oct and referred back to the Platform Committee for review. See above.

Six pack of beer labeled "Brewventure."

Brewventure Bidding for Election Day Quaffing!

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 2020 bidding 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.

Get in on the action at BREWVENTURE 2020.

BREWVENTURE 2020 – The best thing so far about 2020™

"Brewventure: Make your bid"
Comedians and Candidates poster with Sold out stamped on it.

Honk if You Love! Comedians & Candidates in Cars Brings Us Together

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!

October 2020 Central Committee Announcement

The Central Committee of the Democratic Party of Multnomah County meets

Thursday, October 8, 2020

ONLINE ZOOM Meeting

RSVP HERE for details

The meeting convenes at 6:30 and is called to order at 7.

The meeting is open to Multnomah County Democratic Precinct Committee Persons (PCPs), who make up the Central Committee.

You must RSVP in advance for the CC meeting.


Our Central Committee Meeting schedule is as follows:

6:30 PM Registration and sign in to be credentialed. There will be no break out rooms.

7:00 PM Business Meeting

Its all about November 3rd. Vote, Vote, Vote

Meet Our Democratic Candidates

Join The Great Slate Card Program.

Resolution: 20-15 Keep Our States Whole Was forwarded by the Platform Committee with a “Do Pass” reccommendation. The vote was 14-2.

PCP Appointments. Meet thecandidates up for appointment to fill PCP vacancies.

9:00 PM Scheduled end of Business Meeting

Register, in advance, for the CC meeting here.

The CC working agenda

Ready to help out our candidates? Connect with The Election Hub

Precinct Committee Persons are The Central Committee

Other Announcements

There remain vacant PCP positions across the county. Invite Democrats to join us! Apply to fill vacant positions here.

Monthly donations to the Party support all the things we do to work locally for our communities.

Ready to do more for our community? Know someone who wants to pitch in? Email

The Chair’s comments opening September 2020 Central Committee

  IT IS SMOKY,  AS YOU KNOW!

We are experiencing what may seem like a nuclear endtimes.  Our friends and families suffer from smoke and or fire while we have:

A President incapable of empathy, truth or leading this nation

A smoke filled city and county with friends and family at risk.  The result of climate change and resulting fires has caused our Governor and Mayor to declare a state of emergency.

A city with citizens willing to stand up for freedom from government overreach, for freedom of speech and for black lives matter and against police brutality.

A pandemic and an economic disaster

Feelings, created by President Trump’s failure to lead, of distress, mistrust, anger, and overwhelm.

TOGETHER, we must and will create hope through action.  We will Get Out The Vote and elect our Democratic neighbors that are running to make us better.

This week we have had in depth conversations about:

Sexual harassment 

Slate cards and neighborhood leaders

Comedy

Contract with Black America

$2000 Now and PDX Basic Income

Legislative and platform alignment

Among other issues of justice and elections

And we are planning for 3 BIG EVENTS that require your participation:

  • The November 3rd Election and GOTV in 54 days
  • Our slate card program and GOTV

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. 

Our country depends on YOU!

Multnomah Democrats: Reading Group- Anti-racist Focus: 2020-2021

Organizing meetingMonday, September 14, 2020, 4:00 PM,  RSVP to  to get ZOOM invite.

   Convener:  Dannelle D. Stevens, PCP and Neighborhood Leader, District 41

   Objectives: Bring calendars to set regular monthly meetings for now…

                              October, November, December

                       Peruse this book list from Ibram X. Kendi’s Atlantic magazine article. Listed below.

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/02/antiracist-syllabus-governor-ralph-northam/582580

                       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.

Ibrahim’s recommended books