When the going gets tough…

Defend Democracy

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

Portland City Hall

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…

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

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:

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On Rene Gonzales and Democratic Values

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…

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A Message about Measure 114

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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Our Democracy Is Only as Strong as our Vote

The right to vote is extraordinarily unique. Beloved Congressman John Lewis left us with these unforgettable, inspiring words to last for a lifetime:  “The vote is precious. It is the most powerful non-violent tool we have in a democratic society and we must use it.” Indeed, all of us must exercise our right to vote on…

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