Multco Dems

Announcing our Student Internship

Multnomah County Democrats is pleased to announce the very first paid internship for the Fall and Winter of 2018. We are seeking an energetic student that has an interest in learning more about politics, grassroots organizing as well as campaigning and elections. The internship has flexible hours with the ability to work some evenings and weekends required.

What We Expect: The intern should be familiar with computer programs such as Word and Excel, have excellent communication skills and be comfortable speaking on the phone and speaking to diverse communities. The intern should expect to do some door-to-door canvassing, phone canvassing, event outreach and help with college voter registration drives. Additionally the intern should be detail orientated, able to work independently in fluid situations and have a passion for politics.

What We Offer: A 3-6 month internship that can be a career path or simply the experience of a lifetime. Training as a Field Organizer could be the stepping stone you need to an paid career in politics. We offer you a unique learning experience with the opportunity to earn while learning grassroots organizing and how to manage a successful campaign. We are offering a $1500 stipend paid in increments, to assist in your education cost. If you choose to seek college credit, please speak to your college academic advisor first.

Applications will be accepted starting on 8/04/18 and should be completed and submitted to our office or on or before 5 PM on 8/25/18. Please apply by submitting a one page resume, a one page cover later that states your interest, the school you are affiliated with along with a total of 3 references that may include work, volunteer or academic references. All reference should be dated within the last 2 years. Please submit these documents in Word or a PDF to ViceChair1@Multdems.org. A decision will be made by 9/1/18.

Who May Apply: Students who are between the ages of 18-30 years of age, pursuing their first undergraduate degree may apply for an internship and college credit through any accredited college in Multnomah County.

Still have questions? Please email Rachelle Dixon at ViceChair1@Multdems.org.

Thank you for your interest.

Regards,

Rachelle Dixon
Vice Chair 1, Multnomah County Democrats

Knock on doors with us in East County! #BlueWave

The weekend Multnomah Democrats are knocking on doors for East County candidates for state legislature. Join us and help build the Blue Wave!

Canvass for HD 51 State Representative Janelle Bynum starting Saturday, 11am at Happy Valley Park

Canvass for HD 52 State House Candidate Anna Williams starting Saturday, 11 am at Kane Park in Gresham. RSVP Here.

Canvass for SD 26 State Senate Candidate Chrissy Reitz this Saturday, 10 AM at Summerfield Park in Happy Valley.

Join Earl Blumenauer for a Public Forum on Restoring Communities Devastated by the Failed War on Drugs

The War on Drugs has been a decades-long, $1 trillion policy failure that has disproportionately affected low-income communities and people of color. Simply ending the War on Drugs is not enough. We need a plan to restore the lives and communities most impacted by this disastrous policy.

Those caught in the cross-hairs of this discriminatory system continue to be socially, legally, and economically punished long after they have served out their sentences. The result? Chronic cycles of unemployment, housing instability, and sporadic emergency room visits that make it nearly impossible for people to get the help they need.

Congressman Earl Blumenauer is hosting a public forum to discuss what we can do about this issue. He wants to hear your ideas and questions about ways we can rebuild communities devastated by the War on Drugs. His remarks will be followed by a fully interactive panel discussion that will feature experts in the fields of mental health and criminal justice.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Begins at 6:00 PM
Doors open at 5:30 PM

First Christian Church
1314 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97201

RSVP here

Spanish language interpretation will be provided upon request—please note when you RSVP here.

Race Informed Social Justice, Wednesday Aug 1

Two copies of the book _A Different Vision: A Revolution against Racism in Public Education

Please join Multnomah County Democrats in an informative event and discussion about systemic racism in schools at

Wednesday August 1
6:30 to 7:30 PM
3551 NE Sandy Blvd

We will be joined by author Susan Anglada Bartley, an Educator and an advocate for students in Multnomah County largest school district, the Portland Public School district. Ms. Bartley will be reading from her recently published book A Different Vision A Revolution Against Racism in Public Education. The book is available in independent books store and online. Please RSVP Rachelle Dixon at: ViceChair1@Multdems.org.

Light refreshments will be served.

Phone Banking for Jamie McLeod-Skinner July 26

Photo of Jamie McLeod-Skinner

Help Democrats win the US House by phone banking for Jamie McLeod-Skinner! Jamie is running against Greg Walden in Oregon’s 2nd Congressional District. She will be our champion for living wage, strong unions; job creation shifting to clean energy jobs; affordable health care; gun safety; affordable education; and the rights of DREAMers. Please join us for a night meaningful action, making phone calls to voters on behalf of Jamie McLeod-Skinner for Oregon!

Thurs July 26
5:30 to 8:00 PM
232 NE 9th, Portland

Training as well as light refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you there. Together, let’s win back Congress!

Can’t make it to the phone bank? You can still help out! Click the button below to volunteer.

Volunteer for Jamie

New Bylaws and Standing Rules Approved

At a special meeting of the Central Committee held on Thursday, July 19, from 7:00-9:00 PM at The Rosewood Initiative – 16126 SE Stark St. in Portland, the revised Bylaws and Standing Rules for the Multnomah County Democratic Party were approved.

The proposed changes were drafted by the Party’s Rules Committee at the direction of the Central Committee. The 63 credentialed PCPs in attendance of the July 19th meeting voted to approve the motion to adopt the documents overwhelmingly after a lengthy session of question and answer over each Article in the Bylaws.

The documents go into effect within 48 hours of adoption with only scrivener’s changes or corrections of typos permitted.

Adopted Bylaws
Adopted Standing Rules
Minutes of the July 19th, Special Meeting

Division-Clinton Street Fair, Saturday July 21st

Division-Clinton Street Fair and Parade, Saturday July 21st, presented by Trailhead Credit Union

Catch the Multnomah Democrats at the Division-Clinton Street Fair, Saturday July 21st!We will have a booth at the fair AND we will march in the parade. Our booth will be at SE 28th Avenue near Division, and we will be there from 10AM until 5PM.

If you wish to march with us, then meet up at 10:15 AM at 41st and Division.

Want to volunteer? Contact Pablo Martos or Sally Joughin to sign up for a 2-hour shift at our booth and/or let us know you will be in the parade.