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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…

Find Multnomah County political events on our new calendar

By Multco Dems | April 9, 2022

Catch a candidates forum or a town hall on the city charter. We’ve added a political calendar to the website. Have a look at what’s coming up, and help us keep it up to date. Do you know of a political event that you’d like to see listed? Click here to submit an event to…

MultDems to Hold Special Election for Communications Officer on March 10, 2022

By Multco Dems | March 3, 2022

The Multnomah Democrats are pleased to announce there will be an election for the Communications Officer position, which has been open since January 6, 2022. The election will occur during the upcoming Central Committee meeting on March 10th. Below is a statement from the candidate, Britton Taylor (current MultDems Campaign Committee Co-Chair): I am a…

Revised Rules Published

By Michael Smith | February 18, 2022

We have updated the Standing Rules with the new rule on PRLC quorum. By custom, we have also published last year’s Platform Convention rules as the bulk of Rule 13. You can view the revised Standing Rules here. Expect this link to also appear on the Bylaws page soon. –Michael Smith, Rules Committee Chair

Alternative Voting Methods Report

By James Davis | February 18, 2022

This page report was prepared by the Election Integrity Caucus of the Democratic Party of Oregon Presented by the Alternative Voting Methods Subcommittee, Chaired by  Lisa Wolf Endorsements for Delegate Selection Use:  Travis Nelson & Bravo Valdez  Contributors: Deren Ash, James Davis, Gary Lietke, Michael Smith, Thomas Wrisley, Sherry Healy, and Lisa Wol ALTERNATIVE VOTING…

  • Press Release: SCOTUS Ruling on Reproductive Freedom

    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

    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…

  • Juneteenth

    Reflections on the First Official Juneteenth in Oregon

    June 6, 2022

    by Damien Grace Covid 19, multiple mass shootings, fuel prices, inflation, Ukraine, homeless crisis, monkey pox, baby formula, Fentanyl overdose, drought, midterms, Roe v. Wade, gun control, increased murder rate, Critical Race Theory, defunding the police and on and on…these are what the news headlines in our country for 2022 have been so far. Right…

  • Rosa Colquitt at Juneteenth

    Why I Volunteer

    June 2, 2022

    By Dr. Rosa Colquitt,PhD, Vice Chair of the Democratic Party of Oregon Over the past decade I have used a singular quote from civil rights icon, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as the tag line for all email communications and my personal Facebook header. Fully written into the depths of my heart are his inspiring…

  • Betsy Johnson, Guns and TEDx

    May 31, 2022

    by Julio Castilleja Betsy Johnson is likely to be an Independent candidate for Oregon governor this November. Over the weekend, she made a surprise appearance in front of the crowd at TEDx in Portland, and, when pressed on gun reform by the audience, said that “the style of the gun doesn’t dictate the legality.” She said this…