When the going gets tough…
Notes about the “long game” from an active PCP and slate-dropping canvasser by Philip Quarterman These are tough times, and worse could be coming if the pundits are right about the upcoming election. I am bracing myself. Meantime, I comfort myself with Randy Newman’s words, “when the going gets tough, the tough get going.” And…Read More >
Four Myths about the Portland City Charter Measure
with Francoise Brun-Cottan What does the ballot proposal for a new form of city government really do? In November, Portland voters will decide whether to change Portland’s form of government. Since 1913 Portland has been “run” by five commissioners who wear two hats: The legislative hat: Listen to voters, make policy, pass laws The executive…Read More >
Midterms: How To Reach Voters in CA, NV and more
The Oregon midterm elections are scary enough, but the fate of democracy is also on the edge in many other states. How can you be a part of the effort to reach Democratic Party-leaning voters to make sure they cast their ballots? Vote Forward letter-writing is one good way. It’s easy, and you can do it from home. But, the Vote Forward big mail-out is this Saturday, Oct. 29. Here’s the call to action from Vote Forward:Read More >
On Rene Gonzales and Democratic Values
This is an opinion piece. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the Multnomah Democrats. Per our bylaws, the Multnomah Democrats cannot endorse candidates. However, in Portland’s City Council race I want to make it clear that there is one candidate who does not reflect the heart and soul of our party. The outcome…Read More >
A Message about Measure 114
Many of you have been asking about the Multnomah County Democrats’ stance on Measure 114, which makes changes to firearm ownership and purchase requirements. Officially, our stance on Measure is NO POSITION.
It is worth noting that the MultDems official 2022 platform calls for the strengthening of Oregon gun laws.
Drop … and Drop Some More
Now’s the time for everyone to help distribute slate cards to every Democrat in Multnomah County. Find out how you can help.Read More >
Our Democracy Is Only as Strong as our Vote
The right to vote is extraordinarily unique. Beloved Congressman John Lewis left us with these unforgettable, inspiring words to last for a lifetime: “The vote is precious. It is the most powerful non-violent tool we have in a democratic society and we must use it.” Indeed, all of us must exercise our right to vote on…Read More >
Why Your One Vote Makes a Difference
Your one vote DOES make a difference.. Find out how you can help Get out the vote and make a difference locally and nationally for the November 8 election.Read More >
This Gubernatorial Election Is Not a Conventional War: We Need YOU!
by Angela Jones, PCP HD 47 Maureen Dowd’s recent opinion piece in the New York Times is the call to arms Oregon Democrats need now, less than 50 days until ballots are mailed. We are looking at the frightening potential of a garishly bespectacled, gun-toting Oregon governor. A woman. But not an ally for women’s…Read More >
Why I Volunteer
By Dr. Rosa Colquitt,PhD, Vice Chair of the Democratic Party of Oregon Over the past decade I have used a singular quote from civil rights icon, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as the tag line for all email communications and my personal Facebook header. Fully written into the depths of my heart are his inspiring…Read More >