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Help Get Sensible Gun Control on the November Ballot

By Guest Contributor | May 19, 2022

by Scott Eliasof Another day, another mass shooting. The 10 people killed in Buffalo NY recently make this month’s racially motivated attack at a Buffalo, NY, supermarket the deadliest mass shooting of the year in the United States. More disturbingly, it is also the 198th mass shooting in 2022. Not even 20 weeks into the…

Thank you to Polaris Dance Theatre: 2022 Candidates Forum

By Multco Dems | May 12, 2022

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…

League of Minority Voters State of Civil Rights Forum: A Report

By Guest Contributor | May 11, 2022

By David Burnell On May 5th at Portland’s DoubleTree Hotel was the 12th annual League of Minority Voters State of Civil Rights Candidate Forum. It was an evening of panel dialogue, candidate pitches, awards, and a celebration of civil rights champions.  The organization was founded in 2007 by Promise King, a Black man who is…

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The Housing Crisis: A MultDems Interview with Mercedes Elizalde, Public Policy Director at Central City Concern

By Britton Taylor | May 11, 2022

Britton Taylor, MultDems Communication Chair, recently chatted with Mercedes Elizalde to get a better understanding of the housing crisis in Multnomah County. What follows is a condensed and lightly edited version of their conversation. 

Martin Mendelson

Member Spotlight: Martin Mendelson

By Beth Blenz-Clucas | May 10, 2022

Martin Mendelson, MD, PhD, shares why he’s active as a Multnomah County Democrat, serving on the Education and Basic Rights study groups, and on the PRLC. He has also been a Precinct Committee Person for the past two years. Martin got his start as a professor of physiology, teaching basic neurophysiology. After 16 years, he…

National Day of Action for Abortion Rights May 14

By Multco Dems | May 8, 2022

Join Women’s March Foundation, Planned Parenthood, and partners for a national day of action. Planning is underway for the Bans Off Our Bodies Abortion Rally on Saturday, May 14th, from 2pm-5pm Stand up for your rights and support activists and the local, state and national legislators who are fighting for abortion rights. Learn more about…

People Power! Your Questions Answered about Volunteering

By Guest Contributor | April 22, 2022

by Dannelle D. StevensElection Integrity Study Group We hope you are interested in volunteering for the Democrats! That IS how we win in the long run… People-power, your power is your activism, our power is our activism! Yet, you have to find the best way for you to contribute your energy, your time, and even…

Don’t Miss Our Live Candidates Forum Addressing Most Pressing Local Issues

By Multco Dems | April 19, 2022

PORTLAND, OR – APRIL 18, 2022 – The Multnomah Democrats are hosting a Candidate Forum on Thursday, April 28th, at the Polaris Dance Theater (1826 NW 18th Ave) at 7pm. The Forum will feature 14 candidates running in some of the most hotly contested local races, including Multnomah County Chair, City of Portland Commissioner Position…

How you can help get local and state Democrats elected

By Multco Dems | April 9, 2022

Whether you have an hour, an afternoon, or more – there’s work you can do to help every voter make their voice heard. Sometimes the ballot is  confusing and a friendly knowledgeable volunteer can really help. Sometimes voters don’t understand how much their vote matters. We do, we know races where a dozen votes or…

What redistricting means when it comes time for you to vote

By Multco Dems | April 9, 2022

Redistricting means you may find yourself voting for in a different Oregon House district than you did in the past. You can verify what district you will be voting in by typing in your street address in the Multnomah County Election Division’s up-to-date district look up tool. Here’s an updated House District map from Multnomah…

  • Help Get Sensible Gun Control on the November Ballot

    May 19, 2022

    by Scott Eliasof Another day, another mass shooting. The 10 people killed in Buffalo NY recently make this month’s racially motivated attack at a Buffalo, NY, supermarket the deadliest mass shooting of the year in the United States. More disturbingly, it is also the 198th mass shooting in 2022. Not even 20 weeks into the…

  • Thank you to Polaris Dance Theatre: 2022 Candidates Forum

    May 12, 2022

    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…

  • League of Minority Voters State of Civil Rights Forum: A Report

    May 11, 2022

    By David Burnell On May 5th at Portland’s DoubleTree Hotel was the 12th annual League of Minority Voters State of Civil Rights Candidate Forum. It was an evening of panel dialogue, candidate pitches, awards, and a celebration of civil rights champions.  The organization was founded in 2007 by Promise King, a Black man who is…

  • Central-City-Concern-Elizalde

    The Housing Crisis: A MultDems Interview with Mercedes Elizalde, Public Policy Director at Central City Concern

    May 11, 2022

    Britton Taylor, MultDems Communication Chair, recently chatted with Mercedes Elizalde to get a better understanding of the housing crisis in Multnomah County. What follows is a condensed and lightly edited version of their conversation. 

  • Martin Mendelson

    Member Spotlight: Martin Mendelson

    May 10, 2022

    Martin Mendelson, MD, PhD, shares why he’s active as a Multnomah County Democrat, serving on the Education and Basic Rights study groups, and on the PRLC. He has also been a Precinct Committee Person for the past two years. Martin got his start as a professor of physiology, teaching basic neurophysiology. After 16 years, he…