Multnomah Democrats statement on violence and protest

We support the work of the Black Lives Matter movement and its mission of re-imagining police and ending systemic racism. 

We join with Black leaders in condemning the violence of agitators who claim they are committing violent acts in BLM’s name. It does not serve Democracy or the causes of justice. 

We condemn both the police over-reaction and the right wing violence in our community, both of which have gone ignored for years, damaging our communities.

We wholeheartedly support and unanimously endorsed the ballot measure to change how the Portland Police Bureau is held accountable.