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Multnomah Democrats First Vice Chair Vacancy and Election Announcement

By Communications Officer | May 16, 2024

At the end of our May Central Committee meeting, First Vice Chair D’Marco Quinene announced…

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Mike Schmidt for DA

Primary Vote: Mike Schmidt is the Best Choice for Multnomah County District Attorney

By Multco Dems | May 12, 2024

Mike believes in a justice system that is responsible to all, not just the rich and the powerful. In the Primary Election there are only two candidates for District Attorney. Whoever wins on May 21 will be the next Multnomah County District Attorney. We hope you will join MultDems in supporting Mike Schmidt.

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Your input needed: 2025-26 MultDems Platform

By Multco Dems | May 3, 2024

Local Dems may comment on Draft 1 of the 2025-26 Platform of the Democratic Party of Multnomah County (DPMC) by participating in virtual forums in May. Zoom links included here.

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Multnomah Democrats

Vote on Bylaws Change May 9th

By Communications Officer | April 30, 2024

The MultDems will vote on a motion from the Rules Committee to amend the bylaws at the May 9th Central Committee meeting. All PCPs are invited to attend and vote on the motion.

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MultDems Support Free Speech

By Communications Officer | April 24, 2024

At the April Central Committee meeting, Multnomah County Democrats passed a resolution opposing the “TikTok Ban”

As Biden signs legislation requiring TikTok’s parent company ByteDance to divest itself from China, and TikTok plans its pushback, MultDems are coming out in full support of free speech, noting how TikTok and other platforms are vital to small businesses in America, particularly for BIPOC companies and influencers.

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MultDems Urge US To Continue Ukraine Support

By Communications Officer | April 21, 2024

MultDems are clear in their support for an ally that is seeing shortages and setbacks under Putin’s relentless attacks.

At the March 14th Central Committee meeting, Multnomah County Democrats passed a resolution (51 to 5) urging the Biden Administration and the US Congress to continue support for Ukraine.

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Let’s Go Neighborhood Leaders!

By Marcia Schneider | April 10, 2024

The May 21 primary ballot includes some really important votes: US Congress in both the 3rd…

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Obama Inauguration

Honoring Black History Month 2024

By Rosa Colquitt | February 3, 2024

Rosa Colquitt, PhD, State Party Chair of the Democratic Party of Oregon, reflects on Barack Obama’s presidential inauguration in 2009, and the continual fight by many Black Americans in 2024, to protect the precious right to vote. #BlackHistoryMonth

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Campaign training

Run for Something, but How?

By Dannelle D. Stevens | January 29, 2024

The Campaign and Candidate Liaison Committee of the Multnomah County Democrats wants to help candidates and staff run their campaigns as well as inform those who might be considering running in the future. The MultDems host a virtual half-day candidate training session on Saturday, March 9. The event is free but RSVP is required.

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Intentional space making

Free Webinar: Intentional Space Making

By Communications Officer | January 16, 2024

Join Multnomah County Democrats chair Salomé Chimuku at this virtual webinar on January 31, to learn how to encourage equitable participation in any meeting. Free; RSVP required.

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Multnomah County Democrats Adopt Resolution Calling for Peace and Ceasefire in Gaza 

By Multco Dems | January 12, 2024

At our Central Committee Meeting on Thursday, January 11th, the Multnomah County Democrats adopted a…

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President Biden Remarks on the January 6 Capitol Attack

By Rosa Colquitt | January 9, 2024

Rosa Colquitt, PhD, chair of the Democratic Party of Oregon, offers these thoughts on the significance of President Joe Biden’s remarks on the third anniversary of the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

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Defend Democracy

Meet the Candidates!

By Communications Officer | January 6, 2024

At the next virtual MultDems Central Committee meeting (open to all Precinct Committee Persons – PCPs), on Thursday, January 11, the Campaign Committee will host a “Meet and Greet” with 2024 primary and fall election candidates. The sessions will be held in breakout rooms during 6:30 to 7:30 pm.

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Portland Teachers rally 2023

We Support Portland Teachers

By Multco Dems | October 31, 2023

The Multnomah County Democrats support the Portland Association of Teachers (PAT) in their decision to authorize a strike. PAT members have been working at Portland Public Schools without a contract since June. Their requests for lower class size limits, higher compensation, school building conditions and other measures are reasonable and will benefit students. Find out what Democrats can do to support teachers.

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U.S. House of Representatives

About the New House Speaker…

By Multco Dems | October 30, 2023

A statement from the Admin team of the Multnomah County Democrats about the new Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Mike Johnson. The message to Oregonians and all Americans is clear: the Republican Party is owned by anti-democratic extremists.

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Portland small donor elections

Why Run for Portland City Council?

By Beth Blenz-Clucas | October 24, 2023

Portland’s city government will look dramatically different starting in January 2025. The election of 12 new city council members (3 from each of 4 districts around the city), plus a new mayor and city auditor, will happen in November 2024. That’s a long way off! So, why are so many people already declaring their intent to run? And, why should YOU consider running? Get the info and important dates and links here.

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Portland distrcits 2024-25

Where To Find 20,000 Votes?

By Dannelle D. Stevens | October 15, 2023

MultDems Campaign and Candidate Liaison Committee vice-chair explores the reasons behind the new Portland city district boundary lines, particularly why District 4 crosses the Willamette River.

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Multnomah County Democrats Present: Laugh Your A$$ Off Comedy Night

By Multco Dems | September 15, 2023

Join the fun and raise funds for the Multnomah County Democrats at the 2023 Comedy Night on Oct. 13, featuring host and headliner Carl Wolfson with hilarious sets by Susan Rice and David Seung.

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Martin Luther King, Jr., at the 1963 March on Washington

The March on Washington

By Rosa Colquitt | August 28, 2023

Sixty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his “I Have a Dream” speech at the “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.” Celebrated as one of the greatest speeches of the 20th century, and carried live by television across the nation, the speech continues to inspire Democrats. Democratic Party of Oregon Chair Rosa Colquitt, PhD, reflects on the meaning of the March and speech today.

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Sign Up For the 2023 State Platform Convention

By Multco Dems | June 24, 2023

Attention all Multnomah County Democrats: please join us at the 2023 State Platform Convention happening…

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