Reaching out to NAV Voters

We have 2 current MultDem actions as we gear up for the 2022 Midterms.  #1. We are laying the groundwork now for a really strong voter turnout for OR Governor, the new 6th Congressional seat, and our local races, and we need an afternoon or two of voter registration starting now thru early Dec.  We have a targeted outreach…

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An active PCP reflects on what redistricting means for his North Portland neighborhood, and what he’s doing now to prepare for the 2022 elections

As a result of the state’s growth in population over the past decade, Oregon recently earned a new Congressional seat. House Speaker Tina Kotek created a special committee to draw congressional district lines, and Governor Brown signed the measure hours after it passed the legislature. The new lines divide Portland into three districts, and the…

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Member Spotlight: Ruth Jensen (Tlingit)

Ruth Jensen is a member of the Central Committee for the Oregon Democratic Party, and a dedicated MultDems PCP and work group member here in Multnomah County. As part of our Member Spotlight series, we asked Ruth a few questions to learn why she is a Multnomah County Democrat. Lately, she has been deeply involved…

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Should High School Students Be Tested for Graduation?

The MultDems Education Study Group Examines the Evidence by Margi Brown and Mary Thamann, Education Study Group co-chairs Some conservative news reports and editorials criticize Senate Bill 744, which suspends the essential skills test required for high school graduation. These commentators imply that by eliminating the essential skills test, it will somehow diminish educational quality…

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2022 Platform Process

The Platform, Resolution and Legislation Committee (PRLC) has completed its work drafting the 2022 Multnomah County Democrats Platform for the Convention to be held on November 6, 2021. Here is the 2022  MCD Platform Final Draft of preamble and planks which will be sent to the Convention for approval. The PRLC has also drafted the…

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August Digest: Our Big Tent

A remarkable thing about the Democratic Party, both at the national level and here in Multnomah County, is how welcoming it is. Like this year’s Celsi Celebration, everyone is welcome under the Big Tent.

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Member Spotlight: Michael Smith

Why did you become involved in the Democratic Party of Multnomah County? I had always been peripherally involved with politics – mostly blogging and then volunteering in campaigns here and there – but after Trump happened, I knew I had to get back in. Nothing less than American democracy was at stake. So, I became…

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Update On National Climate Legislation

by Jeff Hammarlund Hello from our family cabin on Priest Lake in northern Idaho. We do have occasional access to the Internet up here, but we will leave by canoe on a camping trip tomorrow, so I won’t have any way to communicate for the next few days.,As you probably heard, the Senate passed the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure…

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