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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Let’s vote! Special District Election on May 16

School Board jobs

Democrats in Multnomah County must vote in the May 16, 2023 special district election, particularly in in races where the extreme right (aka MAGA Republicans) is trying to infiltrate, especially with east county school board and MESD contests.

Dannelle D. Stevens explores the some stats about local voting in off-season elections. ow voter turnout means that even small efforts can make a big difference in the outcomes! It also means these districts are very vulnerable to being taken over by negative forces as we have seen in school districts across the US.

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New: Oregon Arts and Culture Caucus

Oregon Arts Caucus

Celebrating the launch of the Oregon Arts and Culture Caucus on February 27, at Salem’s Elsinore Theatre. Hundreds of arts organizations from around the state, along with dozens of state legislators, attended the event. MultDem state rep Rob Nosse is coordinating the bipartisan caucus.

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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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Thank you to Polaris Dance Theatre: 2022 Candidates Forum

For the first time since the pandemic, Multnomah County Democrats hosted a live forum with candidates for city and county positions on April 28 at Polaris Dance Theatre in NW Portland, We thank Polaris Dance Theatre for donating the space and facilities for our return to live candidates events. Multnomah County Democrats Chair Julio Castilleja stated, “On behalf of…

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Member Spotlight: Martin Mendelson

Martin Mendelson

Update: Esteemed colleague and activist Martin Mendelson passed away in 2023. The MultDems offer condolences to his family and friends. In this archived 2022 Member Spotlight, Martin Mendelson, MD, PhD, shared why he was active as a Multnomah County Democrat, serving on the Education and Basic Rights study groups, and on the PRLC. He was…

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