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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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Juneteenth 2023 Oregon

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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Drag Queen Bingo May 2023

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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School Board jobs

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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Oregon House Bill 2022

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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Tennesee statehoues chamber

Opinion: Defend Democracy Against Fascism in Tennessee

By Aaron Levine | 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.

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LET’S KEEP MORE PEOPLE IN HOUSING: Vote ‘YES’ on Measure 26-238

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.

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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…

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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.

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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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Jennifer Stackhouse

MultDems Member Spotlight: Jennifer Stackhouse

By Communications Officer | March 17, 2023

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

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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…

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Portland City Hall

Opinion: Rene Gonzalez’s Tent Ban is Cruel

By Aaron Levine | 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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Oregon Arts Caucus

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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Run for Something Candidate training

Run for Something: How about your local school board?

By Dannelle D. Stevens | February 12, 2023

Run for Something: Is this the year for you to step up and run for the school board? Yes! Sign up for the Candidate Training:
Saturday, March 4, 12 to 4 on Zoom.

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Save the Date March 5: Multnomah Democrats Present DRAG QUEEN BINGO with host POISON WATERS

By Britton Taylor | February 8, 2023

The Multnomah Democrats are proud to announce a fun afternoon of drag, bingo and raffles…

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Dacia Grayber, Oregon House District 28

MultDems Member Spotlight: Dacia Grayber

By Beth Blenz-Clucas | February 7, 2023

Dacia Grayber is many things: a firefighter, paramedic, mom and activist. She’s been a PCP and Neighborhood Leader. She served as State Representative for Oregon House of Representatives District 35 during 2021-2023.

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Oregon House District 52

MultDems Member Spotlight: Lori Hood

By Beth Blenz-Clucas | January 26, 2023

Lori has been a Precinct Committee Person (PCP) for Oregon House District 52 since 2020. (The state representative for this district is currently a Republican.) She’s been active with the Environmental Caucus including advocating for Rural Timber Tax Fairness, and volunteering on various election campaigns including phone banks, card and letter campaigns. We asked her a few questions about why she is a Democrat.

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MultDems Community Action and Engagement

Community Action & Engagement (CA&E) Needs You!

By Guest Contributor | January 23, 2023

by Kelly McCurdy An Opportunity for PCPs and Volunteers to MAKE A DIFFERENCE.Please complete the…

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