We Support Portland Teachers

Portland Teachers rally 2023

The Multnomah County Democrats support the Portland Association of Teachers (PAT) in their decision to authorize a strike. PAT members have been working at Portland Public Schools without a contract since June. Their requests for lower class size limits, higher compensation, school building conditions and other measures are reasonable and will benefit students. Find out what Democrats can do to support teachers.

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About the New House Speaker…

U.S. House of Representatives

A statement from the Admin team of the Multnomah County Democrats about the new Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Mike Johnson. The message to Oregonians and all Americans is clear: the Republican Party is owned by anti-democratic extremists.

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Declare Your Candidacy: Oregon Democrats Need You

MultDems Leadership

I’ve been thinking a lot about how I’ll focus my energies in the coming year, maybe you are, too. The questions I’m asking include: What engagement and education do we need to ensure the success of the new Portland City Charter? How will climate action and health access be rolled out in our communities and at…

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Betsy Johnson, Guns and TEDx

by Julio Castilleja Betsy Johnson is likely to be an Independent candidate for Oregon governor this November. Over the weekend, she made a surprise appearance in front of the crowd at TEDx in Portland, and, when pressed on gun reform by the audience, said that “the style of the gun doesn’t dictate the legality.” She said this…

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2nd Call for Comms Officer Candidates

Jas in nature

And a call-out of appreciation to our incredible Comms Team! It has been an honor serving as MultDem’s Communications Officer this past year. With my son in his last year at home and my mom fighting cancer, I am stepping away to tend to my family. As this is my final week in this role, I wanted…

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Candidates Sought for Comms Officer

MultDems is looking for a new Comms Officer starting in February. If interested, please email info@MultDems.org. I announced recently that I would be stepping down as Comms Officer at the end of January. Even as I write this, I am preparing to bring my mom home from the hospital tomorrow. With my family struggling with multiple…

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Gretchen Hollands Elected MultDems Treasurer

This is an image of Multnomah County Democrats Treasurer Candidate Gretchen Hollands

Gretchen Hollands was elected the MultDems Treasurer at our December Central Committee meeting. Candidate for Treasurer Special Election December 9, 2021 Multnomah County Democrats Central Committee Meeting Gretchen Hollands Gretchen Hollands was elected the MultDems Treasurer at our December Central Committee meeting. Read her candidate bio below to learn more about her.  Thank you for…

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August Digest: Our Big Tent

A remarkable thing about the Democratic Party, both at the national level and here in Multnomah County, is how welcoming it is. Like this year’s Celsi Celebration, everyone is welcome under the Big Tent.

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July Digest: Climate Change

The focus for this issue is climate change. As a society, we’ve too often looked at climate change as a problem for the future. There is little doubt that the future has arrived. This is not our kid’s problem to solve. It’s our problem, and it impacts not only our health but the very systems we rely on to survive. The recent heat wave killed over 100 people in the northwest, and scientists are now studying with alarm the humidity and temperature at which humans simply die because they can no longer cool themselves. Heat waves, hurricanes, wildfires, drought, pestilence, crop failures, pandemics… welcome to what many scientists warn is becoming the “new normal.” 

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