The Multnomah Democrats are a volunteer organization, and we need your help to accomplish our goals. Check out our committees and workgroups and raise your hand to get involved!
Campaign and Candidate Liaison
The Campaign and Candidate Liaison Committee recruits, trains and supports candidates for partisan and nonpartisan offices. It also organizes valuable and informative candidate forums for our members. In election years, this committee helps to prepare and distribute “slate cards” (literature to help voters know more about Democratic candidates and who to vote for).
Nan Stark and Dannelle Stevens (Co-Chairs)
Platform Resolution and Legislative Action (PRLC)
The PRLC Committee plans and hosts the biennial county platform convention, submits a proposed platform of Planks and Legislative Action Items for the County platform convention, monitors local, state and federal legislation, drafts Resolutions to be considered by the Central Committee.
The PRLC Committee also runs Study Groups throughout the year for each platform article to examine issues, look at past and proposed legislation, and propose legislation. The PRLC study group leaders contact list can be found here:
Bobbi Yambasu (Chair)
Community Action & Engagement (CA&E)
The CA&E Committee conducts outreach to recruit new PCPs, assists in the planning of local events, maintains a calendar of events of interest to Democrats and forges connections with individuals, communities and organizations that share interests and goals with the Party.
Gary Lietke (Chair)
The Rules Committee reviews, makes recommendations and reports to the Central Committee on proposed amendments to the Bylaws and Standing Rules. The Rules Chair provides interpretation, in consultation with the committee, on matters concerning the Bylaws when called upon by the Party Chair.
Michael Smith (Chair)
This group seeks to aggregate information, educate and inform people about the science behind climate change and how it affects our lives and economy. Our goal is to effect change in business, policies and laws to prevent and stop the damage of climate change.
Catherine Thomasson (Chair)
The Fundraising Committee develops a fundraising plan and determines the annual capacity for Party fundraising events, including our major event in honor of Dick Celsi. They maintain a database of Party donors and assist Party officers, Committee Chairs and District Leaders in making personal contacts for fundraising purposes.
Moses Ross (Chair)
Racial Inclusivity Work Group
We believe it takes work to develop common knowledge, skill, and will to racially diversify the Democratic Party, and we are here to lead the way. The mission of the RIWG is to increase and sustain racial diversity in ways that welcome, include, promote, and support people of color (POC). We organize recruitment and retention efforts to increase the number of POC in Democratic membership and leadership. The RIWG operates independently of the MultDems and has an application process for its members, more information is available in the link below.
D’Marco Quinene (Chair)
The Communication Committee is responsible for all Party communications, including social media and press releases. We assist all committees and work groups in marketing their events and activities.
Britton Taylor (Chair)
The Technology Group, or Tech Team, is responsible for all technology assets of the party including data, digital, email and web resources. Tech team members provide technical support to other committees as well as education and training to members. The Tech team is always looking for new volunteers.
Aaron Levine (Chair)