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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.

Join us at Good In The Hood this weekend!

Please join the Multnomah County Democrats and the Black Caucus of the Democratic Party of Oregon for the Good in the Hood Parade on Saturday June the 23rd.

This fun parade starts at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center on the corner of N. Williams and N. Russell Street ​and ends at King School Park. The Line up for PARTICIPANTS begins at Legacy Field, 2 Knott Street, between N. Vancouver and N. Williams. Line-up will begin at 10:00am and the parade will kick off at 11 am (SHARP) and end at 1 pm. (Map) Please consult the parade information sheet here.

Wear your Multnomah County Democrats shirt or other warm weather clothing, comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle and join us in celebrating our community. This is a family friendly event, and we should have lots of fun. We hope to see you soon!

Do you have questions? Please email Rachelle Dixon, ViceChair1@multdems.org
For more information on the parade route and events: www.goodinthehood.org

Michael Durrow December 24, 1965- May 29, 2018

“Life doesn’t give us purpose. We give life purpose.” The Flash

Michael lived his life to the fullest. He never acknowledged and limitations and never expected the world change to meet his needs.

He demanded no more from his friends than he was willing to give and gave much more than he received. Michael Loved LUNCH with friends! He spent his life in public service. Serving on the Board of Directors at the Multnomah Education Service District.

He was dedicated to making sure that students who did not thrive in a traditional classroom received the best educational opportunities possible in an environment that celebrated and rejoiced in their differences.

Michael was a dedicated Democratic Party Activist who supported Bernie Sanders for President with his whole being. He was a Karaoke Master and loved singing to the amazement of his fans and fellow singers. He had an eclectic mix of friends, fans, followers who all believed in his kindness to the world.

His infectious laugh, twinkling eyes, mischievous humor and disarming smile will live on in the hearts of all who loved and cared for him.

He will live on through our memories and our blessing for his friendship.

 

Vote on Bylaws at July 19 Meeting

A Special Meeting of the Central Committee will take place on Thursday, July 19, from 7:00-9:00 PM. We will be voting on revised Bylaws and new Standing Rules, proposed by the Rules Committee. As a PCP, you are eligible to vote on these Bylaws changes.

The location of the meeting is The Rosewood Initiative – 16126 SE Stark St, Portland. (Parking lot in front, and blue MAX on Burnside and #74 bus on 162nd Ave. have nearby stops)

Here are the documents we will be voting on:

Bylaws
Standing Rules

If you wish to view the amendments that were made on and after April 12, contact Rules@MultDems.org and a version showing those amendments will be sent to you.

Stand up for families and children separated by ICE!

Children in cages sleeping in space blankets

We ALL must become active and engaged TODAY! There is no more excuse for not doing something every single day. Being in denial that this is happening to our country or that we can’t do anything is over. The excuse that we are too busy with work, our own families, or it is just too much or too upsetting to follow is OVER. We must all find a place in the movement to take back our country. For those who are already actively involved, we must push ourselves to take our activism and fight even more. We do not get to sit in privilege anymore.

Announcing our Annual Summer Picnic!

The Multnomah County Democrats are pleased to honor our tradition of gathering to enjoy the beautiful weather and fabulous company! Our annual picnic/potluck is a fun time to mingle with elected officials, candidates and other Democrats. There will be no Central Committee in July as we gather Thursday July 12, at Red Sunset Park in Gresham.

We provide burgers & hotdogs (both meat & veggie), buns, condiments, soda and water.

Congratulations Elected PCPs!

Congratulations to all the persons who were elected to the office of Precinct Committee Person. The process of organizing the new PCPs has already begun. In the meanwhile, we have unofficial results here (PDF).

If you have won your election as a write-in candidate, then you should expect to receive a letter from Multnomah County Elections Division. Please open this letter as soon as possible. You need to follow their instructions carefully. Our understanding is that you need to reply by Monday, June 11th. If you don’t hear from the Multnomah County Elections Division, please email MCED at elections@multco.us or phone them at 503-988-3720

If you have won your election as a filed candidate, then you should soon receive a letter from the Multnomah County Democrats detailing the next steps to take. This includes filling out a survey form to provide us with additional information, such as your email address and phone number(s).

Whether you ran as a filed candidate or a write-in, you can contact us at info@multdems.org; or, if you know your House District, your District Leader at (district number)leader@multdems.org (for example, if your House District is HD38, then you would email your District Leader at 38leader@multdems.org). You can also become acquainted with the Party through our platform and our bylaws.

You are invited to the next Central Committee Meeting, which will be held at:

Thursday, June 14
Hollywood Senior Center
1820 NE 40th Ave, Portland, OR 97212
Doors 6:00 PM
Meeting begins 6:30 PM

Street parking is available in the neighborhood; also, paid parking is available on the other side of the building, off 41st. Please do not park in the Bank parking lot; they will tow!

PCP Training is coming soon! Join our First Vice Chair, Rachelle Dixon, for PCP training on Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at the Hollywood Library Meeting Room, 4040 NE Tillamook Street Portland, OR 97212. You might want to sign up on Facebook for this training.

Val Hoyle for BOLI canvas, Saturday May 12!

Val Hoyle for Oregon logo

Knock Doors for Val Hoyle

For Commissioner, Bureau of Labor and Industries

Saturday May 12 10:00 AM
Oregon Labor Center
3645 SE 32nd Ave in Portland

Val Hoyle for Oregon logo
If Val Hoyle wins the May Primary with over 50% of the vote, then she wins the race outright. Help put the only Democrat in the race over the top, and win one early!

Only 8% of the ballots have been returned so far in Multnomah county! Help us get out the vote this weekend!

For more information, contact Chelsea Watson at 503-232-1195 x 310 or Chelsea@ORaflcio.com

Val Hoyle Wins!

Our new Bureau of Labor and Industries commissioner in Oregon

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped get the vote out in this race, and to all the voters who cast their ballots for Val. You made a big difference for workers!