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Thanks for a great 2015 Celsi!

By Multco Dems | May 18, 2015

The Multnomah Democrats would like to thank our friends and sponsors for making the 2015 Celsi Celebration a great success.  It was a wonderful night, and your support is much appreciated.  See you all at the next monthly meeting on June 11, if not sooner.

Nominations open for Annual Awards at the Celsi Celebration

By Multco Dems | April 8, 2015

As an all-volunteer organization, we depend on quiet heroes. The Celsi Celebration is our time to recognize and celebrate them. The Administration Committee is soliciting nominations for awards to be presented at our Celsi Celebration May 16th. The Dick Celsi Award for dedication to the Party and to grassroots activism, by a PCP. The McCoy…

General Meeting/Central Committee Meeting Thursday, April 9th

By Multco Dems | April 6, 2015

April, 2015 Central Committee/General Meeting Thursday, April 9, 7:00 PM Multnomah Democrats’ Headquarters 3351 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland   Doors open at 6:00 for social hour.  Agenda Highlights:  Legislative Update  Volunteers of the Month: John and Shirley Vandermosten  Presentation: Postal Workers’ Dilemma – Jamie Partridge  Celsi Committee Report  Resolution on Gun Safety recommended by Platform, Resolutions…

Duties of Officers

By Multco Dems | February 22, 2015

Officer Duties: Multnomah County Democratic Party The Officers of the Multnomah County Democratic Party fulfill roles often covered by staff in larger organizations.  As a team, they form the Administration Committee, which is charged with the executive functions of the Party, including contracting, enforcing rules and bylaws, managing and supervising activities and providing for the…

Organizational Meeting – Officers Elected

By Multco Dems | February 16, 2015

The meeting to elect Party officers and delegates to the State Central Committee and Congressional District Committees was held on Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 at the Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 NE 40th Ave.  Precinct Committee Persons elected in May, 2014 were eligible to vote for officers; all PCPs were eligible to vote for delegates to the…

January Volunteer of the Month: Muriel Wentzien

By Multco Dems | January 25, 2015

Hostess extraordinaire Muriel Wentzien was honored as our Volunteer of the Month on January 8th.  Hospitality Chair Karen Gladyschild  explains why: Muriel is the embodiment of Democratic values.  She is gracious, even-tempered, reliable, hard-working and always adds value to whatever she is involved in. Muriel tends to be quiet, so she can sneak up on…

Bylaws Amended December 18th

By Multco Dems | December 5, 2014

At the November meeting, members of the Administration Committee presented proposed changes to the bylaws, unanimously recommended by the Administration Committee. They were also recommended by a vote of the Executive Committee, and they were acted on at the December 18th meeting.  Two groups of amendments were adopted, one having to do with election procedures…

PCPs Eligible for Approval at the February 13 Central Committee Meeting

By Multco Dems | February 12, 2014

The following Multnomah County Democrats have applied and are eligible to be approved for appointment as Precinct Committee Persons at the February 13 Central Committee Meeting: Precinct#3502 – Jeston Black Precinct#3803 – Kelley Hartman Meck Precinct#3803 – John Wykoff Precinct#3807 – Jonathan David Friedman Precinct#4102 – Tiffany Dollar Precinct#4201 – Tony Ray Capps Precinct#4206 –…

  • 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…