REVERSING A MAJOR INJUSTICE IN OREGON’S FLAWED TRIAL SYSTEM

Sally Joughin & Jim Kahan, members of the Multnomah Democrats Platform Committee’s Criminal Justice Study Group August 2021 The criminal justice system in the United States is deeply flawed in many ways. While there are many resources for prosecutors, it is difficult for the majority of defendants in terms of the cost of a private…

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Celsi Recap – 2021

The Celsi Event held on June 26th was fun and successful. $22,000 was raised after expenses to help with 2022 races and issues. We had some great talent perform including musician Michael Allen Harrison, local comedienne Susan Rice, and Liberace tribute artist, David Saffert. Gov. Barbara Roberts presented the Young Democrats Award to Ali Krasnow…

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Multnomah Democrats 2021 Platform Convention

The Platform, Resolution and Legislation Committee is beginning the work of drafting the 2022 MCD Platform and would like your input over the next few months as we develop the Planks for the Articles that will form the Platform for the Convention to be held on November 6, 2021. The Platform is a compilation of statements of our basic beliefs and…

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Help write the Tribal Sovereignty article for the MultDems’ Platform

You are invited to help re-write the Tribal Sovereignty article of MultDems’ Platform on Monday, August 16 from noon to 1 p.m. The Zoom link is provided below. Here’s the link to the Tribal Sovereignty article of the current (2020) Platform. https://multdems.org/…/platform-of…/tribal-sovereignty/ How can the upcoming (2022) version be improved? What needs to stay? What,…

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July Digest: Climate Change

The focus for this issue is climate change. As a society, we’ve too often looked at climate change as a problem for the future. There is little doubt that the future has arrived. This is not our kid’s problem to solve. It’s our problem, and it impacts not only our health but the very systems we rely on to survive. The recent heat wave killed over 100 people in the northwest, and scientists are now studying with alarm the humidity and temperature at which humans simply die because they can no longer cool themselves. Heat waves, hurricanes, wildfires, drought, pestilence, crop failures, pandemics… welcome to what many scientists warn is becoming the “new normal.” 

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JOIN US! For our Annual Picnic!

THURSDAY, AUGUST 12, 2021 ~ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM RSVP HERE SAVE THE DATE! WHAT: Multnomah Democrats Annual Picnic WHEN: Thursday, August 12 from 6 to 8pm WHERE: Red Sunset Park in Gresham (2403 NE Red Sunset Drive) RSVP: Let us know you’re coming so we’ll cook enough for everyone. RSVP at https://secure.ngpvan.com/gcM2vLssn0KvP7PD_M0u9A2 CARPOOL: If…

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Ally Spotlight: 350 PDX

By Jenifer Schramm Jenifer Schramm helps lead the 350 PDX Defund/Divest campaign to get institutions to stop funding companies that contribute to climate change. Find out more at https://350pdx.org/campaigns/defund-divest/ Organization: 350PDX Our mission is to build a diverse grassroots movement to address the causes of climate disruption through justice-based solutions by inspiring, training and mobilizing…

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