Betsy Johnson, Guns and TEDx

by Julio Castilleja Betsy Johnson is likely to be an Independent candidate for Oregon governor this November. Over the weekend, she made a surprise appearance in front of the crowd at TEDx in Portland, and, when pressed on gun reform by the audience, said that “the style of the gun doesn’t dictate the legality.” She said this…

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What’s what in our government…. Ranked Choice Voting Explored

Let’s get smarter about different voting methods like Ranked Choice by Dannelle D. Stevens – Election Integrity Study Group MultDems may have heard rumors that we need to change our voting methods. Other cities like Ann Arbor, Michigan, San Francisco and 29 others RankedChoiceVotingCities2021 opted in for Ranked Choice Voting (RCV).  Why would any city…

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MARCH Digest: Strengthening Democracy

This month, in honor of the leadership of the women who have brought us to this point, it’s time we move strongly to fulfill the promise of democracy by undoing the recent anti-democratic shifts and by passing laws that strengthen our democracy. The March Digest is dedicated to the women who brought us to this point of pushing back authoritarianism by focusing on how we now move forward to strengthen democracy. We have worked too hard and come too far to rest now just shy of the goal of truly protecting democracy for future generations.

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Reparations Resolution FAQ

On Thursday, June 9, 2020, the precinct committee persons (PCPs) of Multnomah Democrats will vote on Resolution 2020-13 The Debt: the Case for Reparations. The resolution’s primary author, Quinton Blanton, provided this FAQ for PCPs to read in advance of the vote. What is the purpose of a reparations program? In the book From Here…

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Reflections on Pride 2020

By Rachelle Dixon and Eric Delehoy On June 28, 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn, a neighborhood gay bay in New York City.  They harassed and brutalized patrons, as they always had.  But this time, patrons had had enough. Marsha P. Johnson, a Black Trans Woman, and Sylvia Rivera, a Latina Trans Woman, led patrons…

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