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September 26th Women’s Committee Meeting

The Women’s Committee intends to empower ALL people to stand up for issues that are typically unique to women, i.e. rape kit funding, sex trafficking, choice. Come with your ideas and passions!

3551 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland OR 97206
Wednesday September 26
6:30-8:30 PM

Venue Change for today’s Central Committee Meeting

Due to flooding damage at the Hollywood Senior Center, the venue for this month’s Central Committee Meeting has changed. The new venue is:

Multnomah County Democratic Party Headquarters
3551 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland OR 97232 (map)
Doors 6, Meeting 7

We have changed the Central Committee Meeting Announcement to reflect this change.

In addition, the proposed changes to the bylaws have been pulled from the agenda.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

September 13th Central Committee Meeting

We cordially invite you to this month’s meeting of the Central Committee of the Democratic Party of Multnomah County. The meeting will take place:

Thursday, September 13
Multnomah County Democratic HQ
3551 NE Sandy, Portland OR 97232
(map)

Our schedule is as follows:

6:00 PM Doors open.
6:30 PM Registration and Sign In
7:00 PM Business Meeting begins
8:00 PM Credentialing Ends
9:00 PM Scheduled end of Business Meeting

CREDENTIALING (REGISTRATION FOR VOTING) ENDS AT 8:00PM, when numbers present are reported to the Recording Secretary.

Special guests include Teressa Raiford (Don’t Shoot PDX) speaking on Police Brutality.

The proposed Bylaws changes have been pulled from the agenda.

We will be voting on four resolutions:

We will also vote to fill vacant Precinct Committee Person positions. The list of candidates for appointment is available here.

The adopted agenda for this month’s meeting is here.

The approved minutes for last month’s meeting are here.

The live minutes for this month’s meeting are here.

August Edition of Resistance Writers

Dear Friend,

If you would like to submit an original article for consideration for upcoming editions, it is a three step process. First you must set up an account on medium.com, then request to be a writer to https://medium.com/multnomah-countydemocrats-resistance-writers, then after you are approved then you can submit an article to be considered. Questions? Email Ami Fox, Communications Officer at: communications@multdems.org

Since the Democratic Party is the “Big Tent” Party we want to acknowledge that all of the opinions shared in these articles do not necessarily express the opinions or beliefs held by all Democrats.

In Solidarity,
Ami

The Resistance Writers

August 2018 Edition

 

Priority Climate Action in Oregon

by Brent Swanson

We have all heard the phrase “Think global, act local.” I was recently reminded of this when considering climate action in Oregon. As greenhouse gas concentrations continue to rise in the atmosphere, there are concrete steps we can take in our state to make a difference. Continue Reading 

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How Democrats Can Regain Our Political Power

by Heath Curry

There has been much discussion in the Democratic party of what happened during the 2016 general election and how we can prevent it from happening again. Much of what I have read and heard boils down to blaming the Russians, FBI Director James Comey, Donald Trump and the list goes on. Continue Reading


Democrats: Your Roots Aren’t Showing

by Demetrios “Jet” Deligiorgis

Democracy is under global attack, looks like, by an unseen force headed by a Russian autocrat who seems to have his hand squarely up our President’s puppet regime that was put into place by election interference, led by a goon masquerading as Working Class Hero. Continue Reading

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Portland Police Fired on Children on August 4

by Aurora Martos

(Content Warning: This article contains sensitive subjects such as discussions of neo-Nazis and hurled slurs)

Well, I got shot at on Saturday by cops guarding an “alt-right/neo-Nazi/fascist protest in my city. This was not fun. You might want some more background to this, so uh, let me explain… Continue Reading

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Proud Boys, Patriot Prayer, and Pissed off Portlanders

by Carissa Martos

Today, my city was descended upon by fascists, for the second time this summer. This time, there were all kinds of panicky think pieces about how the rally was destined to turn violent, it was going to become another Charlottesville, and many on the left were encouraging each other to simply “sit this one out” in order to starve the Proud Boys and Patriot Prayer members of the attention they so desperately wanted. Continue Reading

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 Federalism and The Two-Party System:

by Heath Curry

Why Having More Political Parties Won’t Help Our Electorate.

After the 2016 general election, there was and continues to be a huge discussion on how we elect people to office in this country. From abolishing the electoral college to creating more political parties, the questions and solutions are fast and furious. In this essay, I’ll address the proposal to increase the number of political parties and why that may not be the best answer. Continue Reading

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Don’t Order Pork Unless You NEED To

by Aurora Martos

There’s been a seemingly recent uptick of white people calling the cops on black folks for all kinds of things, none of which should involve the police.

Cops are for emergencies. Let’s be real here, that’s all they’re here for. My mom is a white lady, but she grew up in LA and Oakland, so she has called the cops only twice, and not on any little black girls selling water. Continue Reading


Only through active participation can we be the catalyst for peaceful change and social justice for all!

View story at Medium.com

Left Share PDX: Help Fight A Battle We Cannot Afford to Lose

Would you be able to provide housing for the next 3 months to people working full time on a campaign to increase midterm voter turnout for democrats across the country?

By providing housing, you will be empowering passionate individuals to fight in a battle we cannot afford to lose.

If you are interested, fill out the room share form at LeftSharePDX.org You can also help by donating money or technology.
Want to join the fight for the future of America? Join The November Storm campaign 

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

Central Committee Meeting: Thursday August 9, 7 PM

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS MONTH’S BUSINESS MEETING BEGINS AT  7:00 PM AND IS EXPECTED TO GO TWO HOURS. WE WILL BE DISCUSSING WHICH BALLOT MEASURES TO ENDORSE OR OPPOSE IN THE GENERAL ELECTION.

We cordially invite you to this month’s meeting of the Central Committee of the Democratic Party of Multnomah County. The meeting will take place:

Thursday, August 9
Hollywood Senior Center
1820 NE 40th Avenue, Portland 97212
(Map)
Our schedule is as follows:
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.

The primary business focus of the August Central Committee meeting is to consider proposals from the Endorsement Task Force.  We will determine the Party position on ballot measures and our collective position on those measures to be voted on in November.  The options are: 1. to endorse, 2. to oppose, or 3. to take no position. To endorse or oppose requires a two-thirds vote.

Endorsement Task Force recommendations may be found here, with an addendum relating to measure PDX03 here.

We will consider the following resolutions:
Resolution 2018 – 8  relating to the plight of immigrants and separation of children  REUNITE Act
Resolution 2018 – 9  relating to Climate Change Policy and creation of an Oregon Carbon Budget  Oregon 2 deg C Carbon Budget

We will also vote to fill vacant Precinct Committee Person positions. The list of candidates for appointment is available here.

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.