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): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aAgWZbFTJ_JqA_1zScl7lgPDEt2Zv8bkA_CG6o157WY
Comments will be accepted until September 13 at midnight.
THE ARTICLES BELOW ARE FROM THE 2020 PLATFORM PROCESS AND NOT RELATED TO THIS ROUND OF PLATFORM CHANGES