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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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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.

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 on August 18-20 at Western Oregon University by completing our handy signup form! The deadline for signing up is July 19th at 5pm. Thanks for your interest and we’ll look forward to seeing you there!

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Oregon Celebrates Juneteenth 2023

By Rosa Colquitt | June 11, 2023

Over the many years of celebrating Juneteenth, widely known as “Freedom Day,” we can scarcely imagine the depths of the emotions and the fear of the unknown for the newly freed Black men, women and children of Texas. Today, as Oregon prepares to celebrate Juneteenth 2023, Dr. Rosa Colquitt PhD, State Party Chair of the Democratic Party of Oregon, shares her amazement about June 17, 2021, the day President Joe Biden signed a bill into law establishing June 19th as Juneteenth National Independence Day.

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Sunday Funday Drag Queen Bingo with Poison Waters May 21

By Multco Dems | May 13, 2023

Help raise funds for the Multnomah County Democrats and join the fun when Poison Waters and special performers present Drag Queen Bingo. on Sunday, May 21 at the Darcelle XV Showcase in Portland.

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Let’s vote! Special District Election on May 16

By Dannelle D. Stevens | April 21, 2023

Democrats in Multnomah County must vote in the May 16, 2023 special district election, particularly in in races where the extreme right (aka MAGA Republicans) is trying to infiltrate, especially with east county school board and MESD contests.

Dannelle D. Stevens explores the some stats about local voting in off-season elections. ow voter turnout means that even small efforts can make a big difference in the outcomes! It also means these districts are very vulnerable to being taken over by negative forces as we have seen in school districts across the US.

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Opinion: Support HB 2002 for Reproductive Rights

By Guest Contributor | April 12, 2023

A measure introduced into the state legislature, House Bill 2002, proposes to expand access and lower barriers to reproductive and gender-affirming health care. This essay explores the need for this measure and how it would work.

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Opinion: Defend Democracy Against Fascism in Tennessee

By Michael Burleson | April 10, 2023

Michael Burleson, Chair of the Democratic Party of Multnomah County, applauds the moral courage of Justin Jones, Justin Pearson, and Gloria Johnson in standing up for the safety of Tennessee children. I condemn the expulsion of Justin Jones and Justin Pearson from the Tennessee legislature.


By Guest Contributor | April 10, 2023

Multnomah County Democrats support Measure 26-238, “Eviction Representation for All” . This measure will raise funds for enhanced tenant service, which can aid neighborhood livability and reduce the future number of newly homeless.

MultDems Climate Action Committee: Portland and Oregon Fail a Seismic Stress Test

By Multco Dems | April 3, 2023

Contributed by Tracy Farwell, MultDems PRLC and Climate Action Committee Member The Oregon Seismic Resilience Planning is in disarray, while the geologic threat is inescapable.  Our current 50-year plan ignores near term event trend data.   Catastrophic costs to Portland, to Oregon, and to Federal Resources must be managed by immediate short term investment in…

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