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What’s what in our government…. Ranked Choice Voting Explored

By Guest Contributor | February 17, 2022

Let’s get smarter about different voting methods like Ranked Choice by Dannelle D. Stevens – Election Integrity Study Group MultDems may have heard rumors that we need to change our voting methods. Other cities like Ann Arbor, Michigan, San Francisco and 29 others RankedChoiceVotingCities2021 opted in for Ranked Choice Voting (RCV).  Why would any city…

Disability Voices: Use the Podium to Get Your Message Across

By Guest Contributor | February 14, 2022

by Ed Carter, As a person with a disability, you’re probably used to advocating for yourself. But, there are many others who do not or cannot do the same. If you’re looking to use your voice to make the world (or even just your community) a more equal playing field, then consider running for…

Member Spotlight: Paul Choi

By Guest Contributor | February 10, 2022

In this Member Spotlight, we asked a new Multnomah County Democrat to tell us his story. Paul was an integral part of the Communications Group effort to overhaul the MultDems website. Paul was able to take the design work done by the team and previous volunteers and single-handedly deliver the streamlined site which just launched…

Member Spotlight: Deian Salazar

By Guest Contributor | February 2, 2022

Editor’s Note: Deian is the MultDems Youth Committee Chair, a District Leader and a Precinct Committee Person for House District 47. He ran for David Douglas School Board in 2021. A young activist working on progressive causes, including disability rights, he shares the reasons why he is proud to be a Multnomah County Democrat. How…

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2nd Call for Comms Officer Candidates

By James Davis | January 31, 2022

And a call-out of appreciation to our incredible Comms Team! It has been an honor serving as MultDem’s Communications Officer this past year. With my son in his last year at home and my mom fighting cancer, I am stepping away to tend to my family. As this is my final week in this role, I wanted…

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Why I Am a Democrat: Robin Denburg

By Beth Blenz-Clucas | January 15, 2022

A Portlander since the 1990s, Robin was recently elected Assistant District Leader for House District 42 (replacing Spencer Trumm, who moved to a new district). Robin is a Realtor and an avid supporter of green building and sustainability with an Earth Advantage Green Realtor Certification.  He says that he got involved with Multnomah County Democrats to help…

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What’s what in our government: Let’s make a difference.

By Guest Contributor | January 15, 2022

by Dannelle D. Stevens – Election Integrity Study Group About five years ago I retired, just in time to see DJT elected and to begin to devote more time to politics. I began searching for ways to make a difference, a real difference. I knew the power of voting all the way down the ballot.…

Candidates Sought for Comms Officer

By James Davis | December 14, 2021

MultDems is looking for a new Comms Officer starting in February. If interested, please email I announced recently that I would be stepping down as Comms Officer at the end of January. Even as I write this, I am preparing to bring my mom home from the hospital tomorrow. With my family struggling with multiple…

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Gretchen Hollands Elected MultDems Treasurer

By James Davis | December 14, 2021

Gretchen Hollands was elected the MultDems Treasurer at our December Central Committee meeting. Candidate for Treasurer Special Election December 9, 2021 Multnomah County Democrats Central Committee Meeting Gretchen Hollands Gretchen Hollands was elected the MultDems Treasurer at our December Central Committee meeting. Read her candidate bio below to learn more about her.  Thank you for…

Happy Holidays 2021

By Paul Choi | December 6, 2021

Wishing you a very happy holidays from your friends at Multnomah County Democrats.

  • 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…