Run for Something, but How?

Campaign training

The Campaign and Candidate Liaison Committee of the Multnomah County Democrats wants to help candidates and staff run their campaigns as well as inform those who might be considering running in the future. The MultDems host a virtual half-day candidate training session on Saturday, March 9. The event is free but RSVP is required.

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Why Run for Portland City Council?

Portland small donor elections

Portland’s city government will look dramatically different starting in January 2025. The election of 12 new city council members (3 from each of 4 districts around the city), plus a new mayor and city auditor, will happen in November 2024. That’s a long way off! So, why are so many people already declaring their intent to run? And, why should YOU consider running? Get the info and important dates and links here.

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When the going gets tough…

Defend Democracy

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…

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Four Myths about the Portland City Charter Measure

Portland City Hall

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…

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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:

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On Rene Gonzalez 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…

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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.

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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…

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