MultDems Digest

Newsletter of the Multnomah County Democrats

June 2021
Jas in nature

June is time to remember our hard-fought freedoms and rights, from emancipation from slavery in June, 1865, the expansion of voting rights to women across the US in June, 1920, to the Stonewall riots in June, 1969. Today, we celebrate Pride every June, and Juneteenth was just made a state holiday. Of course, we still have to stand up for our rights and freedoms, and remember that we are not free until all people are free, that our rights are not secure unless everyone’s rights are secure. We still take a stand for what matters, as we did this past year, because Black Lives Matter, and queer lives matter, and believing women matters. We’ll touch on a few of these topics in this issue, and spotlight change-makers who have been at the forefront of our ongoing fight to secure and expand human rights and civil rights.

  Today, Oregon is known as one of the most broad-minded states in the country. It has consistently for years been placed in polls as one of the top 10 most liberal states to

On May 1st, 2021, the Multnomah County Republican Party signed a contract with a known affiliate of the Proud Boys to provide a security team for a private meeting… to expel the county GOP chairman Stephen Lloyd, who has said to have been criticized for attempting to make the Multnomah County GOP more inclusive…

Voters resoundingly approved constitutional amendment Measure 107 last November, to allow finance limits… But unless follow-up legislation establishes stringent, comprehensive limits— Legislation aimed to benefit everyday (esp. poor) people will be impaired. That includes many, many bills for which MultDems advocate in our Platform

Ballots are mailed to voters April 28th. Your Ballot is due in Ballot Boxes May 18 at 8pm sharp. Or in the mail by May 11th.

This is the moment to reimagine and rebuild a new economy. The American Jobs Plan is an investment in America that will create millions of good jobs, rebuild our country’s infrastructure, and position the United States to out-compete China. The plan prioritizes addressing persistent racial injustice and invests in rural communities and communities impacted by the transition to clean energy. The American Jobs Plan will invest in America in a way we have not invested since we built the interstate highways and won the Space Race.

What’s in the American Rescue Plan  for you and your family. Here’s some of the tools to help us to recover our health, our schools and our economy…

A record 159 million Americans turned out to vote in 2020. We should celebrate! Instead, 43 states are in the process of enacting over 250 voter restriction bills that will make it harder for young, elderly, and voters of color to make their voices heard. Georgia was only the first. It’s up to Congress now to pass the For the People Act and John Lewis Voting Rights Act to protect every Americans’ right to vote.

At the heart of MultDems is the push for progress related to our Platform. To make it easier for PCP’s to actively participate in this push, the Comms Team, along with Bobbi Yambasu’s help,

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Member Spotlight!

So why are YOU a Democrat? Please click here and tell us why and how you are involved!

Member Spotlight: Marcia Schneider

What are the different roles you have served in the Democratic Party? Currently, I am a Precinct Committee Person, Vice Chair 1 for Multnomah County Democrats,  and a member of the State Central CommitteeRead More

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