Events

2022 Platform Process

The Platform, Resolution and Legislation Committee (PRLC) has completed its work drafting the 2022 Multnomah County Democrats Platform for the Convention to be held on November 6, 2021.

Here is the 2022  MCD Platform Final Draft of preamble and planks which will be sent to the Convention for approval. The PRLC has also drafted the 2022 Legislative Action Items.  The purpose of the Platform Convention will be to adopt a Multnomah County Democratic Party Platform, which includes both Planks and Legislative Action Items (LAIs). 

2022 Platform Final Draft 102721

2022 Legislative Action Items 102721

Recommendations for changes to the Platform should be sent to along with 5 signatures. You may also send amendments to the convention chair.  All amendments submitted in writing to the Convention Chair and signed by five (5) registered participants will be considered. This may be a paper or electronic document. The Convention Chair will provide an email address for receiving electronic documents.

 

Convention Registration

Participation in the Convention requires that you Register and that you are a Multnomah County Democrat. The Deadline to register online is October 31, 2021. (Advance registration is strongly encouraged, but late registration will be allowed at the Convention itself if approved by 2/3 of Convention participants.)

Here are the Approved Convention Rules 

** Recommended Platform Convention Rules – September 27, 2021

Here is the link for Registration for the Convention. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf0s6ISo2RlSGgR8xR3zCrRXIk98tLXmLwn43SRxmzD13BC_w/viewform?usp=sf_link 

 

General information

The Platform is a compilation of statements of our basic beliefs and principles that guides our positions on legislation at the federal, state and local level.

These statements or Planks are organized around themes or Articles such as Education or Economy. Each Article has a Preamble or summary of the Plank ideas. A Preamble for the whole document describes the relationship of the Articles within the document.

The companion to the Platform is the Legislative Action Items. These are suggestions from the PRLC for specific legislation we think would address the ideas described in the Planks and are used to advise and encourage Legislators on the work we would like to see them undertake.

The PRLC is organized into Study Groups, one for each Article, who follow the legislation pertaining to the Planks in their Article and report to the Central Committee on pertinent legislative activity.

THE ARTICLES BELOW ARE FROM THE 2020 PLATFORM PROCESS AND NOT RELATED TO THIS ROUND OF PLATFORM CHANGES

Celsi Recap – 2021

The Celsi Event held on June 26th was fun and successful. $22,000 was raised after expenses to help with 2022 races and issues. We had some great talent perform including musician Michael Allen Harrison, local comedienne Susan Rice, and Liberace tribute artist, David Saffert.

Gov. Barbara Roberts presented the Young Democrats Award to Ali Krasnow and Madison Mordaunt. The Bill & Gladys McCoy Service Award was presented to Sen. Lew Frederick by last year’s recipient, Rep. Alissa Keny-Guyer. County Chair Julio Castilleja presented Bobbi Yambusa with the Dick Celsi Award.

22 people attended the VIP event held just prior to the Main Event with music, guest speakers, and chatting. Those that attended also had sumptuous appetizers to snack which were delivered earlier in the day and prepared by Spin Catering. 109 ticket holders attended the Celsi Celebration which also had guest speakers, music, plus awards and comedy. Swag Bags were delivered with treats, face masks and coffee mugs for those who attended.

Thanks to all who attended and donated, including our sponsors IATSE Local 28, Betsy & Greg Hatton, LiUNA Local 737, Sen. Ron Wyden, Rep. Earl Blumenauer, Akashi Lawrence Spence, American Federation of Teachers, Lisa Morrison, Oregon Rep. Rob Nosse, NW Oregon Labor Council, and Heat & Frost Insulators Local 36.

Feel free to contact Valerie with any questions,

(503) 380-8458