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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…

Zach Hudson

MultDems Member Spotlight: Zach Hudson

By Beth Blenz-Clucas | March 22, 2023

Zach Hudson is a PCP and an Oregon State Representative from HD 49, serving Troutdale, Fairview and Wood Village in Multnomah County. He took a few minutes out of his busy schedule to answer a few questions about why he is an active Democrat.

Opinion: Governor Kotek should make Oregon a sanctuary for the trans community. 

By Britton Taylor | March 19, 2023

If Oregon really wants to be a safe haven for the trans community, Governor Kotek should declare the state to be a sanctuary for the trans community. Gender affirming care is life-saving care, and our state should be a sanctuary for trans people, whose human and civil rights are now imperiled across this country.

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MultDems Member Spotlight: Jennifer Stackhouse

By Beth Blenz-Clucas | March 17, 2023

Learn more about new PCP Jennifer Stackhouse in this MultDems member spotlight interview.

MultDems Announce Treasurer Special Election

By Multco Dems | March 15, 2023

The MultDems will have a special election for the Treasurer Officer position during our central committee meeting on April 13, 2023. Interested? Know someone who might be great in this role? If so, please email with your nomination by April 6, 2023.   Our Treasurer is responsible for the following: 1. Be custodian of all Party funds;2.…

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Opinion: Rene Gonzalez’s Tent Ban is Cruel

By Michael Burleson | March 12, 2023

In February, Portland City Commissioner Rene Gonzalez banned Portland Street Response from distributing tents to the houseless citing fire danger. Multnomah County Democrats Chair Michael Burleson urges Gonzales to reverse course on this response to the housing crisis in Portland.

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New: Oregon Arts and Culture Caucus

By Multco Dems | March 2, 2023

Celebrating the launch of the Oregon Arts and Culture Caucus on February 27, at Salem’s Elsinore Theatre. Hundreds of arts organizations from around the state, along with dozens of state legislators, attended the event. MultDem state rep Rob Nosse is coordinating the bipartisan caucus.

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