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Why I’m focusing on Oregon for the 2022 midterm elections

By Guest Contributor | August 4, 2022

Guest Contributor: Ali King Many people have asked where I’m concentrating my energy as we get closer to the midterms. And the answer is — right here in Oregon, actually. We have three very important U.S House races that could determine whether or not Dems maintain control of the House. And we also have important…

Hiroshima Day Portland

One Way To Speak Out for a Nuclear-Free Future

By Guest Contributor | August 4, 2022

MultDems Cosponsor Hiroshima Day Commemoration Japanese-American Historical Plaza-north end of Waterfront park in downtown Portland, OregonSaturday, August 8, 6 PM to 7:30 PM Have you been concerned about the use of nuclear weapons given the war in Ukraine? The existence of nuclear weapons remains a threat to all life on our planet. Even a limited…

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Make MultDems More Inclusive: Sign Up for ‘Be Heard’ Listening Tour

By Gary Lietke | July 18, 2022

How do we connect with voters who aren’t like ourselves? Sign up to canvass on the Community Action & Engagement (CA&E) Listening Tour. From August through late October, the MultDems Community Action & Engagement team will host numerous canvassing events, and we need lots of canvassers. Our objective is to build goodwill with and be…

Join the MultDems Climate Action Team

By Guest Contributor | July 18, 2022

One Major Way To Take Action for Clean and Safe Homes by Catherine Thomasson Climate change impacts like drought and wildfires dictate driving fossil fuel use to zero. One of the major issues is reducing carbon emissions from buildings. Besides the use of electricity, this is the biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions in buildings.…

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Scenes from the 2022 MultDems Picnic

By Beth Blenz-Clucas | July 15, 2022

Many dozens of MultDems, including lots of PCPs and electeds, enjoyed a sunny afternoon barbecue at Gresham’s Red Sunset Park on July 14th. The crowd was energized by lively speeches from U.S. Congress candidate Jamie McLeod-Skinner, Portland City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty, Gresham City Council member Eddy Morales, Oregon State Senators Lew Frederick and Michael…

Women's Rights Human Rights

Reproductive Rights: Nine Orgs to Support

By Guest Contributor | July 14, 2022

Discover 6 Oregon organizations fighting for reproductive rights.

Portland Charter Commission

What’s Happening with the City Charter?

By Britton Taylor | July 13, 2022

by Britton Taylor In June 2022, 17 out of 20 Portland Charter Commission members voted to bring their proposal to change local government to the November ballot. Here is a quick summary of the proposed changes and update on what’s happening next. The measure would change city government by establishing a mayor-council government structure, including an…

Health Care for ALL Oregon

Universal Health Care: It’s Oregon’s Moment

By Guest Contributor | July 8, 2022

by Thomas Sincic For many Oregonians, health care is a struggle. People delay medical care and ration out medications because they can’t afford them. Universal health care remains the #1 Priority Legislative Action Item for the Democratic Party in Oregon: The need to fight for this basic right is also highlighted by two recent reports:…

Press Release: SCOTUS Ruling on Reproductive Freedom

By Britton Taylor | June 24, 2022

By overturning Roe v. Wade, the United States Supreme Court has shown its true colors as a radicalized judicial body that’s completely at odds with the will of the American people. PORTLAND, OR – APRIL 18, 2022 – For forty-nine years, abortion rights have been protected in the United States. Today, a radicalized Supreme Court…

“Freedom”: Remembering the First Juneteenth

By Rosa Colquitt | June 15, 2022

by Rosa Colquitt, PhD, Democratic Party of Oregon Vice Chair, DPO Black Caucus Chair On June 17, 2021, President Joe Biden said these words on the occasion of signing legislation into law establishing June 19th as Juneteenth National Independence Day:  “I have to say to you, I’ve only been president for several months, but I think…