Honoring Black History Month 2024

Obama Inauguration

Rosa Colquitt, PhD, State Party Chair of the Democratic Party of Oregon, reflects on Barack Obama’s presidential inauguration in 2009, and the continual fight by many Black Americans in 2024, to protect the precious right to vote. #BlackHistoryMonth

Read More >

Oregon Celebrates Juneteenth 2023

Juneteenth 2023 Oregon

Over the many years of celebrating Juneteenth, widely known as “Freedom Day,” we can scarcely imagine the depths of the emotions and the fear of the unknown for the newly freed Black men, women and children of Texas. Today, as Oregon prepares to celebrate Juneteenth 2023, Dr. Rosa Colquitt PhD, State Party Chair of the Democratic Party of Oregon, shares her amazement about June 17, 2021, the day President Joe Biden signed a bill into law establishing June 19th as Juneteenth National Independence Day.

Read More >

New: Oregon Arts and Culture Caucus

Oregon Arts Caucus

Celebrating the launch of the Oregon Arts and Culture Caucus on February 27, at Salem’s Elsinore Theatre. Hundreds of arts organizations from around the state, along with dozens of state legislators, attended the event. MultDem state rep Rob Nosse is coordinating the bipartisan caucus.

Read More >

Service is Celebrating: The MLK Day of Service

Martin Luther King, Jr. #TimeMagazine #MLK

January 16, 2023 marks the 28th anniversary of the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. Observed annually on the third Monday in January as “a day on, not a day off,” this federally recognized holiday encourages all Americans to honor Dr. King through service to one another and to their communities.

Read More >

Scenes from the 2022 MultDems Picnic

MultDems Picnic 2022

Many dozens of MultDems, including lots of PCPs and electeds, enjoyed a sunny afternoon barbecue at Gresham’s Red Sunset Park on July 14th. The crowd was energized by lively speeches from U.S. Congress candidate Jamie McLeod-Skinner, Portland City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty, Gresham City Council member Eddy Morales, Oregon State Senators Lew Frederick and Michael…

Read More >

“Freedom”: Remembering the First Juneteenth

by Rosa Colquitt, PhD, Democratic Party of Oregon Vice Chair, DPO Black Caucus Chair On June 17, 2021, President Joe Biden said these words on the occasion of signing legislation into law establishing June 19th as Juneteenth National Independence Day:  “I have to say to you, I’ve only been president for several months, but I think…

Read More >

JOIN US! For our Annual Picnic!

THURSDAY, AUGUST 12, 2021 ~ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM RSVP HERE SAVE THE DATE! WHAT: Multnomah Democrats Annual Picnic WHEN: Thursday, August 12 from 6 to 8pm WHERE: Red Sunset Park in Gresham (2403 NE Red Sunset Drive) RSVP: Let us know you’re coming so we’ll cook enough for everyone. RSVP at https://secure.ngpvan.com/gcM2vLssn0KvP7PD_M0u9A2 CARPOOL: If…

Read More >

Celsi Celebration Join the Big Tent Party

BUY TICKETS NOW!!   Last year’s Celsi Celebration (the Multnomah County Democrats’ signature fundraising event of the year) was cancelled due to the pandemic. Though a “Beyond Celsi” virtual auction raised some of the anticipated funds, it was a down year for the organization’s fundraising. We need all hands on deck to make the 2021…

Read More >

Statement to the 26 September 2020 PDX for Basic Income Event

The Democratic Party of Multnomah County, Mission and Vision states –  “We envision and Demand a government designed by the people and for the benefit of the people.” At this moment we demand a return of the dividends due, we the people, who have over the past 40 years contributed our hard earned funds and…

Read More >