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Service is Celebrating: The MLK Day of Service

By Rosa Colquitt | January 12, 2023

January 16, 2023 marks the 28th anniversary of the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. Observed annually on the third Monday in January as “a day on, not a day off,” this federally recognized holiday encourages all Americans to honor Dr. King through service to one another and to their communities.

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Declare Your Candidacy: Oregon Democrats Need You

By Marcia Schneider | January 2, 2023

I’ve been thinking a lot about how I’ll focus my energies in the coming year, maybe you are, too. The questions I’m asking include: What engagement and education do we need to ensure the success of the new Portland City Charter? How will climate action and health access be rolled out in our communities and at…

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Governor Tina Kotek, a New Portland City Charter, a majority in the US Senate. Thank you – Your efforts made these victories and more possible.

By Dannelle D. Stevens | December 13, 2022

(with Marcia Schneider) 2022 was supposed to be a red wave – coming out of a pandemic with inflation high and confidence in democracy low. With our rights, our families, our planet and so much more on the line, not only did you vote, you wrote letters, knocked doors, sent postcards, dropped slate cards, made…

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After the Election: Anxiety?

By Damien Grace | November 11, 2022

Post-election anxiety? Here are three things Democrats can do to move forward.

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When the going gets tough…

By Guest Contributor | November 7, 2022

Notes about the “long game” from an active PCP and slate-dropping canvasser by Philip Quarterman These are tough times, and worse could be coming if the pundits are right about the upcoming election. I am bracing myself.  Meantime, I comfort myself with Randy Newman’s words, “when the going gets tough, the tough get going.” And…

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Four Myths about the Portland City Charter Measure

By Dannelle D. Stevens | October 28, 2022

with Francoise Brun-Cottan What does the ballot proposal for a new form of city government really do? In November, Portland voters will decide whether to change Portland’s form of government. Since 1913 Portland has been “run” by five commissioners who wear two hats: The legislative hat: Listen to voters, make policy, pass laws The executive…

Midterms: How To Reach Voters in CA, NV and more

By Beth Blenz-Clucas | October 26, 2022

The Oregon midterm elections are scary enough, but the fate of democracy is also on the edge in many other states. How can you be a part of the effort to reach Democratic Party-leaning voters to make sure they cast their ballots? Vote Forward letter-writing is one good way. It’s easy, and you can do it from home. But, the Vote Forward big mail-out is this Saturday, Oct. 29. Here’s the call to action from Vote Forward:

On Rene Gonzales and Democratic Values

By Britton Taylor | October 24, 2022

This is an opinion piece. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the Multnomah Democrats. Per our bylaws, the Multnomah Democrats cannot endorse candidates. However, in Portland’s City Council race I want to make it clear that there is one candidate who does not reflect the heart and soul of our party. The outcome…

A Message about Measure 114

By Multco Dems | October 23, 2022

Many of you have been asking about the Multnomah County Democrats’ stance on Measure 114, which makes changes to firearm ownership and purchase requirements. Officially, our stance on Measure is NO POSITION. 
It is worth noting that the MultDems official 2022 platform calls for the strengthening of Oregon gun laws.

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Drop … and Drop Some More

By Marcia Schneider | October 19, 2022

Now’s the time for everyone to help distribute slate cards to every Democrat in Multnomah County. Find out how you can help.

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