Joel Barker

Seeking Office Manager. email

MultDems Seeking Organized Volunteer to Help Democrats Win

Are you the one that knows where everything is? Do you remember to order printer paper long before it runs out?

Are you motivated to be in the mix as the election season heats up?

The Multnomah Democrats are seeking a volunteer office manager. This role enables every single volunteer in our group and is forever in our hearts.

Is this you? Email

Job Description

Multnomah County Democrats is run on an all-volunteer basis. The office manager orients, supervises and coordinates people to staff regular open hours. They will also help to supervise other volunteers who come in for as needed (infrequent) office activities such as data entry, mailings, and copying work. The goal is to have open hours three to four days a week for four hours or so.  As the elections of 2020 approach additional hours may be needed. The office staff does a variety of tasks including taking in mail, checking supplies and cleanliness in the room and bathrooms, and managing refuse. Committees and the volunteer coordinator will ask office staff (including the manager to help and supervise) to do tasks such as phoning, data entry and copying with adequate training.

The manager is responsible for cleaning the space using volunteers.  They advise the administrative team, particularly the Chair and Treasurer, to keep supplies and merchandise up to date and in order. They are one of three or four people responsible for answering email-relayed phone calls. Similarly they are responsible for scheduling the office for County Party meetings, events and other sanctioned group events and making sure the groups have someone to open the door for the meetings which can also be done by the volunteers staffing the office hours.

There is cross coverage with the Chair, Volunteer Coordinator and the rest of the elected officers to cover office hours. Notifying the admin team and suggesting improvements to the office space is a plus.


The person would be able to manage google calendar, monitor emails, and manage spreadsheets (training provided).  They will have good attention to detail. They honor confidentiality for use of databases. Preference for experience in managing an office. This person will enjoy working with volunteers and be flexible and understanding of the limitations of volunteers.


Hours are variable. The jobs requires being available by phone or email daily and in the office intermittently at times throughout the week. Expect to be on site four to 8 hours a week and volunteer on average 8-12 hours a week. There is cross-coverage by others for vacations or for specific days so good communication is essential.

If this is a role you would enjoy, join us and help stop Trump. Email

Michael Burleson, Rules Committee Chair

Michael Burleson, Chair of Rules Committee, sees role as leveling the field.

If you were fortunate enough to attend October 12th Comedy, Candidates, and Cocktail fundraiser, you heard Michael Burleson’s spot on impressions of George W Bush, Trump, and Bernie Sanders. He then took a moment to make his campaign pitch for Portland mayor. Besides running for mayor Michael is the new head of the MCD Rules Committee, which is why he is featured here.

Even at the tender age of five, Michael Burleson knew he believed in science, but he found himself the odd person out when after “a hokey presentation on how improbable it (evolution) was,” he was the only child left raising his hand attesting to the belief in evolution after someone said, “Wait, is evolution the one where we evolved from monkeys?” In suburban Texas, almost everyone was a conservative Republican.

That didn’t stop him from voting for Al Gore in his second grade mock election—a decision he is still proud of. “An Inconvenient Truth” taught him about climate change in 2005 when he was 12, contrary to those around him. “Basically, the gist is this; I’m a Democrat because the Republicans were and are anti-science.”

Michael Burleson is a relative newcomer to Portland, having come here for law school in 2016 after attending the Texas State Democratic Party convention in San Antonio. This is after he had convinced his parents to become state delegates for Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, before Michael could vote. He became active in the party through his support of Bernie Sanders in 2015.

Michael’s first Multnomah Democratic event was probably in December, right after the 2016 election. It was a fellow Bernie delegate who suggested he get involved with the Rules Committee. Because it is the Rules Committee that creates the bylaws and standing rules for the organization and “if I wanted to “combat the institutional nepotism that keeps out brown, black, young, and working class folks from our party, this is where I needed to start.”

According to Michael, the Rules Chairman needs to have “a combination of parliamentary skills and the knowledge and strength of character to deal with systemic oppression.” In both of these areas, Michael feels competent. His understanding of parliamentary procedure started with high school debate and continued as he worked with the model United Nations in college. From his junior year in high school he also participated in Student Congress, where students learned how to pass bills and resolutions in a congressional setting. These experiences were so formative that he highly recommends them to young people.

Michael’s character has been forged through a number of experiences. First, his church, though backward about evolution, grew to be very social and racial justice conscious. He started organizing with them around issues like payday lending, and led a study group on school segregation while attending UT, Dallas. Throughout that time, the number of people whom he met who struggled to work several jobs and take care of school-aged kids troubled him. This led to a stint teaching at CitySquare AmeriCorps in Dallas, Texas, with a population that was largely low-income, minority, and/or refugees. He and his girlfriend, who was Pakistani and spoke three languages, taught a mock trial class together. But even with their combined skills, it was incredibly difficult to help students from around the world achieve the same reading comprehension as their peers. It was harder still to find kids whose parents cold pick them up at 3pm.

“My work at AmeriCorps, and in organizing, and later at the Innocence Project of Texas, still informs my dedication to racial and social justice. Specifically, I believe that our bylaws, even now, disenfranchise people of color and working people. A lack of time limits, seemingly endless meetings, and unwritten rules all plague us even now.“ Progress had been made. “the process for amending the bylaws and standing rules is now one month. We have a systematic program to put primary challengers on equal footing with incumbents through our candidate accountability program. We enacted STAR voting to further our voices. But there is more work to be done. I try to come to the position every day with the ides of doing what is right and not necessarily what is popular But, if I can, I try to make what is right a reality by constantly repeating the message of social and racial justice and elevating the voices of those in our party who are disenfranchised.”

When he’s not working on class action lawsuits for a local law firm while he waits to take the bar, Michael bikes, likes indoor rock climbing and would like to get back to karate. His ease with impressions comes from a few years of theater in middle school.

Aiming for Goals

Some of the goals Michael would like to accomplish are: 1) make the party chair a paid position at $15/hr to enable working people to be elected; 2)create firm time limits for central committee meetings; 3) limit the number of standing committee meetings before decisions are made on pending resolutions, bylaws, and other action items; 4) publish Robert’s Rules Cheat Sheets in all major languages; 5) move central committee meetings around town so that people of color are more represented at the meetings; and 6) identify other forces systemically oppressing people seeking to get politically involved.

Join the Effort

Michael is looking for committee members who would like to join him to “promote a socially and racially just democracy.” He would like to see more representation from women and minorities. Committee meetings are once a month, but can involve some homework. Innovative ideas, policy expertise and guidance on elevating other voices within the party would be greatly valued. If you are interested in providing input at every state of the development of our party’s rules and bylaws, contact Michael at

Resolution 2019-29 Moratorium on Sweeps

Multnomah Democrats pass resolution in opposition to sweeps of under-housed encampments

At the Central Committee Meeting on November 14, 2019, the Multnomah County Democrats unanimously passed Resolution 2019-28

Emergency Moratorium on Homeless Sweeps

Whereas, The City of Portland is experiencing a long-term and continuing Housing State of Emergency caused by an affordability crisis.

Whereas, Every year unhoused people die of exposure during the winter months. Last year at least 92 people died on the streets of Portland.

Whereas, The City of Portland does not allocate sufficient resources to city-contracted service providers to adequately serve the number of clients who are housing insecure or houseless.

Whereas, The recent closure of several public and private family shelters and warming shelters in the greater Portland Area ensures that the number of available city and county shelter beds is and will continue to be greatly inadequate to address the need.

Whereas, The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that unhoused people are protected from ordinances that punish them for being unable to obtain shelter. This means that if shelter space is unavailable, people’s survival means should not be criminalized.

Whereas, 52% of Portland Police arrests in 2017 were of unhoused people. Nationwide, 82% of arrests of unhoused people were for “sleeping”.

Whereas, Research indicates that sweeps of unhoused people are ineffective and harmful both to communities and individuals. Sweeps separate individuals from life sustaining items like medications, hygiene items, and cold-weather protection causing deterioration of mental and physical health up to and including death. Unhoused people are not “camping” but rather attempting to survive.

Therefore, be it resolved that the Multnomah County Democrats 
Call upon our Mayor, Ted Wheeler, our city council and Multnomah County to issue a moratorium on sweeps of houseless camps and individuals for 1 year or as long as the city and county are unable to provide reasonable alternatives to unhoused people.

This Resolution will be sent to each of the officials named below, along with a meeting request to discuss this Resolution.

Adopted by the Multnomah County Democratic Party on the 14th day of November, 2019

Send to: Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler

Portland City Council

Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury

Joint Office of Homeless Services Director Marc Jolin

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum


Lurelle Robbins, Chair, Democratic Party of Multnomah County 


  • Rachelle Dixon,VC1
  • Michael Smith,  VC2
  • Leigha LaFleur
  • Graham Parks
  • Sam Kalhl
  • Kyle Huth
  • Kevin Fitts
  • Melisa Crosby
  • AllisonKrasnow


Faith E Ruffing  

City of Portland Passes Resolutions Prohibiting Nuclear Weapons and Supporting Diplomacy With Iran

Statement by PCP and member of Climate Action Team Catherine Thomasson

November 13, Portland City Council adopted two resolutions in support of peace and diplomacy. Introduced by Commissioner Amanda Fritz, the first resolution puts Portland on record supporting the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and calls for limitations in presidential control over launching nuclear weapons, no first use of nuclear weapons, no further buildup of these weapons and removing them from immediate launch. In addition, we have added our name and city to the international dialogue to promote abolition of nuclear weapons through the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.

The second resolution supports diplomacy, not war, with Iran. This resolution calls for 

  • reinstatement of the Iran Nuclear Treaty and other diplomatic actions to limit NW development and enhance regional stability, 
  • Support for federal legislation that prevents a US President from taking any military action against Iran without the debate and approval of the Congress. 
  • Support for he Iran Nuclear Non-Proliferation Act of 2007 prohibiting use of funds for any covert ation causing regime change in Iran in absence of an imminent threat in accordance with international law. 
  • Promote removal of all US imposed sanction on Iran
  • Continuing the work of AIFC and others to Establish the Portland-Shiraz Sister City Agreement. 

The resolutions were led by Oregon PSR and the American Iranian Friendship Council and supported by a broad coalition of community organizations including the Multnomah County Democrats.

Nuclear weapons resolution mirrored the Senate Joint Memorial act 5 of Oregon that was introduced by Tawna Sanchez. 

By adopting the resolution supporting the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, Portland has joined about a dozen US cities and more than a hundred cities around the world to take a stand for nuclear disarmament. The resolution is based on Oregon’s Senate Joint Memorial 5 and acknowledges that Portland taxpayers are spending roughly $142,413,000 annually on nuclear weapons, money that could be better spent on healthcare, education, infrastructure, and the environment. It calls out the racial injustice and harm to human health that nuclear weapons have already caused from uranium mining on indigenous land, weapons testing in the Marshall Islands, the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the contamination of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

I was proud to represent Multnomah Democrats along with Jason Allen in supporting these resolutions.

The resolutions were supported by the following organizations: American Iranian Friendship Council, Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, 350PDX, American Friends Service Committee Oregon, APANO*, Augustana Lutheran Church, Coalition of Communities of Color*, Code Pink, COFA Alliance National Network (CANN)*, Columbia Riverkeeper*, Democratic Party of Multnomah County, Environmentalists Against War, Living Earth, Living Islands*, National Association of Atomic Veterans, OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon, Oregon Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND), Peace Action Group, First Unitarian Church, Peace and Justice Works**, Portland Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Portland Central America Solidarity Committee (PCASC), Sierra Club, Oregon Chapter, Soka-Gakkai USA*, Union of Concerned Scientists*, Unite Oregon, Verde*, Veterans for Peace Chapter 72 and more. (*nuclear weapons resolution only, **Iran resolution only)

Join us November 20 for the Democratic Presidential Debate

Debate Season, Episode 5


Ten candidates will be at the upcoming Democratic Presidential Debate.

Since friends don’t let friends debate-watch alone, Multnomah County Democrats is hosting debate watch parties at its office. The last event, hosted by the Young Democrats, was a mix of raucous participation and careful viewing. And the eating of snacks.

Join of for all three. There will be pizza and soft drinks. Feel free to bring your favorite debate-watching snacks to share.

Multnomah County Democrats office, 3551 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland 97232

Doors at 5pm; Debates will air from 6-8pm PT

Register so we know you are coming!

See you there!

Facebook event

For public transportation options to/from the event location, visit The Multnomah County Democrats office is wheelchair accessible. If you have any access or functional needs that you feel may prevent you from joining us at this event or that, if they can be addressed, might make the event more accessible [and therefore more enjoyable] for you, please email

The Central Committee meeting of the Democratic Party of Multnomah is this Thursday

November 14, 2019

Bring donations for the Holiday Party silent auction!

Hollywood Senior Center

1820 NE 40th Avenue, Portland 97212


We have an interesting agenda forming, with special guests and important topics!


6:00 PM Doors open.

6:30 PM Registration and Sign In

7:00 PM Business Meeting begins

9:00 PM Scheduled end of Business Meeting

First Notice: New Harrassment and Bullying rule

As notice in advance of an expected vote at the December meeting, please review the new rule here.

Precinct Committee Person Appointments

We will vote to fill vacancies for Precinct Committee Persons. Applicants are listed here.

Ready to renew your PCP-ship?

Read this to to be on the ballot as a PCP in 2020.

New Discrimination, Harrassment, and Bullying Policies for December vote

At the December 12 Central Committee Meeting, we expect to vote on the following rule and bylaw amendments.

Download as a PDF

Proposal for an Amendment to the Bylaws and Standing Rules to Act According to the Prohibition Against Discrimination, Harassment and Bullying Policy.

Bylaws: Ethics Committee

The Ethics Committee is responsible for reviewing and, if appropriate, investigating complaints of discrimination, harassment and bullying as defined in the Standing Rules. Please refer to the Standing Rules if you wish to file a complaint.

  1. Membership:
    1. With the approval of the Central Committee, the Party Chair will appoint three PCPs to serve as the Ethics Committee for a term of two years beginning halfway through the Party Chair’s term.
    2. No more than two members of the Committee may be of one gender or race, as self-identified, and the Party Chair will take every effort to ensure maximum diversity.
    3. Party Officers will not serve on the Committee, nor will any party to a current complaint serve on the Committee. The Ethics Committee will select interim replacements as necessary.
  2. Confidentiality:
    1. The Ethics Committee is committed to maintaining confidentiality; however information will be shared as needed to conduct a thorough and impartial investigation. The Ethics Committee’s final investigation report and recommendations will be shared with only one of the three Multnomah County Democrats entities depending on the severity of the incident: The Chair, the Executive Committee or the Central Committee.
  3. Responsibilities:
    1. Take any action in accordance with the standing rules that it deems appropriate including, but not limited to mediating a conflict, contacting law enforcement, or, solely in cases of sexual harassment, recommend removal of a member of the executive committee from office subject to approval by two thirds of the executive committee.
    2. Act in accordance with the Bylaws, Standing Rules, and the Harassment, Discrimination, and Bullying Policy.
    3. Make all decisions regarding final recommendations unanimously.
    4. Take action on each complaint filed within the timeline specified in the Standing Rules.
    5. Convene as necessary.
  4. Reporting Procedures:
    1. Complaints should be made to a member of the ethics committee in accordance with the Standing Rules
    2. Every PCP has a responsibility to report any harassment, discrimination, or bullying; and,
    3. Non-PCPs may report harassment, discrimination, or bullying by PCPs to the Ethics Committee.
    4. Retaliation against persons filing complaints is prohibited.

Standing Rule 15: Prohibition Against Discrimination, Harassment and Bullying Policy

  1. Scope
    1. Definition of Discrimination:
      1. Unequal or different treatment of an individual on the basis of their protected class status, including, but not limited to, race, color, national origin, creed, religion, ethnic identity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, economic status, disability or marital status.
    2. Definition of Harassment, including Sexual Harassment:
      1. Unwelcome attention, inappropriate or offensive remarks, slurs or jokes, physical or verbal intimidation, stalking, and inappropriate physical contact or proximity based on protected class status;
      2. Submission either explicitly or implicitly to any prohibited behaviors required as a term or condition of a member’s continued affiliation with a MultDems committee or activity; and
      3. Conduct that creates a hostile environment interfering with an individual’s capacity to participate within MultDems.
    3. Definition of Bullying:**.**
      1. Harmful gossip;
      2. Conduct that demeans, humiliates or intimidates others; and
      3. Verbal or physical behavior that is derogatory or abusive.
    4. Retaliation against entities filing complaints is prohibited.
    5. Reporting Discrimination, Harassment or Bullying
      1. Formal Complaints. Individuals wishing to file a complaint must notify a member of the Ethics Committee using the complaint process described below. Complaints must be filed within one year unless the Ethics Committee Chair determines a meaningful investigation can be conducted after one year has expired.
      2. Informal Consultations. Individuals may also initiate informal consultation with the Ethics Committee should they wish to receive guidance before engaging in a formal complaint process.
      3. Ethics Committee Chair Contact. Individuals filing a formal complaint must contact the Ethics Committee in person or through Additionally, all PCP members have a duty to report harassment to the Ethics Committee.
      4. Timeline After a Complaint is Submitted: After a written complaint has been submitted:
        1. The Ethics Committee Chair or other designated committee member will contact the person submitting the complaint (complainant) within seven days to acknowledge receipt and to obtain preliminary information about the complaint. The Ethics Committee will determine, based on this information,whether to initiate an investigation.;
        2. If the Ethics Committee decides to initiate an investigation the Ethics Chair or designated committee member will notify the respondent that a complaint has been filed against them and request a written response to the complaint within 14 days either affirming or denying its substance. If the respondent does not meet this deadline, the Ethics Committee will proceed with its investigation without this information;
        3. If the respondent denies the substance of the complaint, the Ethics Committee overseeing the dispute will have the option to investigate the complaint by:
          1. interviewing other members with direct knowledge of the substance of the complaint;
          2. requesting documentation from either the complainant or respondent or any other parties directly involved; and
          3. employing other means deemed necessary, with the utmost respect for the confidentiality of the parties .
        4. The Ethics Committee will determine whether the complaint is substantiated, draft a report and make appropriate recommendations regarding next steps within 60 days of the complaint being filed, if possible. This is to ensure the timely, efficient, accurate, and discreet adjudication of all complaints.
    6. Ethics Committee Chair Responsibilities
      1. The Chair of the Ethics Committee should have experience required to conduct impartial investigations and mediation including, but not limited to, experience in human resources or as an attorney.
      2. Receive, acknowledge receipt of, and archive complaints;
      3. Contact the respondent to notify them of the complaint, request their written response, and archive any written response;
      4. Conduct any necessary investigation of the complaint; and
      5. Present their findings to the Ethics Committee with a written report and, if necessary, a recommendation for disciplinary action.
      6. If necessary, the Ethics Committee Chair may recommend that parties do not contact each other for the duration of the investigative process.
      7. Compile a report on January 31 of each year that details:
        1. How many complaints were made
        2. How many were taken to the disciplinary process
        3. How many disciplinary actions were taken
        4. Any recommended changes for making the reporting system more effective.
        5. This report will not include personally identifying information of any parties in any dispute. The Ethics Committee Chair will submit the report no later than January 31 of the new year.
      8. The Ethics Committee Chair will publish on the Party website, and make otherwise available to members,a template form for reporting complaints of harassment that include:
        1. The party’s contact information
        2. The names of the parties involved
        3. A description of reported incident
    7. Formation of the Ethics Committee and Officer Responsibilities
      1. The Technology Officer will establish the email address accessible only to the Ethics Committee Chair to serve as a confidential reporting hotline for allegations.
    8. Remedies
      1. Determinations
        1. All complaints will be assessed on a case-by-case basis by the Ethics Committee.
      2. Standard for Determining if a Complaint is Credible:
        1. The Ethics Committee will find that the factual allegation in a complaint is “credible” if it more-likely-than-not occurred.
        2. The Ethics Committee will also make credibility findings regarding the person filing the complaint, the respondent and any witnesses.
      3. Types of Remedies
        1. If the Ethics Committee substantiates the complaint, it is authorized to carry out the following remedies:
          1. A formal discussion between the respondent and the Ethics Committee to develop a plan to change the harassing behavior(s).
          2. Referral to a mediation program.
          3. Recommendation for censure and prohibition from non-voting events.
          4. Recommendation and initiation of recall of PCPs from leadership positions.
          5. Recommendation to Central Committee to withdraw appointed PCP membership.(note: State Law requires formal election by all precinct Democrats to remove an elected PCP).
        2. Appropriate form of relief will be determined by, among other things:
          1. The request of the complainant;
          2. The severity of the offense;
          3. The response of the respondents; and
          4. The respondent’s relevant behavioral history.
Climate Forum: "The Possible Role of Market Mechanisms in Comprehensive Climate Action in Oregon."

Forum Series Starts November 13: Comprehensive Climate Action

The Multdems Climate Action Team is convening a series of forums on comprehensive climate action, beginning with

The Possible Role of Market Mechanisms in Comprehensive Climate Action in Oregon.

Wednesday, November 13th.
Doors open at 6:30; Program 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Hollywood Senior Center
1820 NE 40th Ave.

There is a lot of questioning and concern among climate activists, here and beyond, about the viability of the ‘Market’, or ‘Market Mechanisms’, and by extension the Capitalist economic system, in moving forward to address the Climate Emergency. This has caused division and distrust among individuals and organizations in the environmental community – when we need to be united and moving forward. We want to provide a venue for conversation and discussion that will help identify and address underlying issues, in a way that affirms what we agree on, and helps build the unity and political power we need to accomplish goals we share.

Facebook event for the forum

Systematic Conversation

Beginning with an overview of the many facets of the climate crisis, the forum will propose a comprehensive strategy for climate legislation in Oregon that is needed to effectively address this crisis and is consistent with the aspirations of the Green New Deal.

Critical Questions Discussed

Questions such as the following will be addressed and discussed throughout the forum.

What are Market Mechanisms?

Is there a role for them in climate legislation?

What would work better?

Is the proposed comprehensive climate solutions strategy consistent with the aspirations of a Green New Deal?

How can we build the political power needed to pass legislation supporting dramatic climate action here in Oregon?

Let’s talk! Join us.

Download the flyer

The Multdems Climate Action Team’s charge is to educate, engage and activate Democrats to address the Climate Emergency. We are the action part of the Natural Resources Protection and Recovery workgroup (Article V in Multdems 2020 Platform). Contact CAT co-leads Debbie Gordon 503-318-6023 or Tracy Farwell, or CAT member Pat DeLaquil 202-494-8836 in regards to this forum.

Today you can help Democrats win. Elections are being held in critical states.

Important elections happening NOW you can effect

Attorneys General, Governors, and Statehouses change history. Particularly as we are going into a year involving

  • Census [cough] gerrymander much?
  • Ballot access (we have seen that movie before and don’t want to see it again)
  • Court cases defending our rights against the administration

The fate of elections in other states matter for our causes and our communities. If you have time or energy between now and early November, consider giving yourself that feel-good experience of helping us win offices and determine history.

Election Day 2019 is Tuesday, November 5th! Each of the 2019 States can use our support over the finish line. Please see below for information about Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, and Virginia.

Kentucky Governor and Statewide Offices

has races for Governor and all Constitutional officers, and we have 14 days to go! We are in a dead heat to the finish line. GOTV begins Friday, November 1, and the general election is November 5, 2019.

Louisiana: Governor Runoff, Statewide, Senate, and House

Run off Election Day is November 16 and early vote started November 2.

Mississippi Governor and Statewide Officer Elections

November 5. The MS Dems are fired up for GOTV and would love help calling all this month on this Virtual Phone Bank (VPB):

New Jersey’s State House Elections

November 5. To help with canvassing, phonebanking, texting, or helping with voter protection, please contact Executive Director Kevin Olasanoye at

Virginia’s State House and State Senate

November 5. Please contact Ivana Hall to help the DPVA with phonebanking, canvassing, texting, and more at

Multdems Holiday Party November 16

Is this your first holiday party invitation of the year?

Democratic Party of Oregon Holiday Party

Saturday, November 16th, 2019

Get tickets now for the Holiday Party on November 16


As in the past, the Multnomah County Democrats are pleased to co-host the Holiday Fundraising Party at the 4th Quarter State Central Committee Meeting. We invite you to participate by donating items, attending, volunteering or all three?


Show off what your district has to offer and help your District Leader by creating a District Basket! Anything works – Gift certificates from stores and restaurants, event tickets, political memorabilia, sports memorabilia, chocolates, coffee mugs, etc. can populate the basket. Picking a theme (tea, coffee, wine, beer, books, soap, socks, chocolate…) will make it easier for your PCPs to know how easy donations can be. Be bold!!!

Here are the details:

This donation form must be completed for each donation/basket. Items, with a completed donation form, can be dropped off at the office:

3551 NE Sandy Blvd.

Mon 3:00-6:00

Wed 3:00-6:00

Thurs 1:00-4:00

Please call 503 248 0826 to make sure the office is open.

DEADLINE: Tuesday, November 12, 2019

If you have questions or need the item(s) picked up, please contact Lisa Wilcke at 971-645-5779 or


If they would like to volunteer at the Central Committee Meeting or the night of the Holiday Party, please have them sign up here. Jobs include: set up, registration, raffle sales, distribution to winners, clean up and some miscellaneous stuff.

Location for both the Meeting and Party:

PCC Sylvania- 12000 SW 49th Ave, Portland, OR 97219


They can direct questions to:

Rachelle Dixon, 503-935-2897, or

Henry Exerjian, 503-997-7139,


It’s a great evening for a great cause – the MultDems drive progressive change across our county and the entire state and the work we do helps support a diverse, talented slate of candidates and elected officials. Price – $35 and includes buffet dinner.

Tickets are available at this link. 2019 Holiday Party Ticket Link!

Thank you for supporting the Multnomah County Democrats fundraiser!