2022 Platform Process

The Platform, Resolution and Legislation Committee [PRLC] has begun the work of drafting the 2022 Multnomah County Democrats’ Platform and would like other Multnomah Democrats’ input over the next few months as Planks and Legislative Action Items for the Articles are developed for the Platform Convention to be held on November 6, 2021.

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.

Each Article of the Platform also contains Legislative Action Items [LAIs]. These are suggestions for specific legislation we think would address the ideas described in the Planks and are used to lobby 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 and LAIs in their Article and report to the Central Committee on pertinent legislative activity.

The first step in drafting the 2022 Platform was to review the Planks from the 2020 Platform. The Study Groups have updated the planks and drafted new ones for each Article. 

The 2022 Platform First Draft of the Planks is shown here (and all Multnomah Democrats are welcome to comment on it):

If you are not a Precinct Committee Person and would like to comment please contact Faith E. Ruffing at 

Comments will be accepted until September 13 at midnight.

Here’s a map of the process. Fill out this platform interest form.


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