Letter to Democrats
TO: The Democrats of Multnomah County
FROM: Faith Ruffing, Chair, Platform, Resolution, Legislation Committee
RE: The 2020 Platform and Legislative Action Items
DATE: December 2, 2019
The Democratic Party of Multnomah County is proud to present the final draft of the 2020 Platform prepared by the Platform, Resolutions, and Legislation Committee (PRLC) for your review. The platform is the document that governs the ideas and beliefs that we hold dear as grassroots democrats in Multnomah County.
We believe this Platform provides the foundation upon which the Multnomah County Democrats can work together in the 2020 elections to put more Democrats in office and keep the great ones we have.
The consideration and adoption of the platform occurred at the Platform Convention held at Portland Association of Teachers on November 23, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Attendees at the Convention considered and adopted the 2020 platform, as well as to compile a comprehensive list of Legislative Action Items (LAI), which are grassroots legislative ideas describing work we hope to do in the upcoming legislative sessions. The LAIs provide elected officials with a list of proposed legislation with support from grassroots activists that can be used to sponsor and support legislation at the local, state, and national level.
The PRLC Article Study Groups spent the past two years reviewing and identifying issues facing the citizens of Multnomah County. The planks and legislative action items from the 2018 platform were researched and revised, which culminated in the 2020 platform drafts. As a result of this work, five new articles were added to the Platform: Tribal Sovereignty, Historical and Ongoing Anti-Blackness in Oregon, Abuse of Power, Media and Infrastructure First and second drafts were sent to the Multnomah County Democrats for comments and suggestions, many of which were included in the final document.
I would like to thank everyone who spent their time and talents in preparing this very important vision of the future.
Faith E. Ruffing
Chair, Platform, Resolution and Legislation Committee
Chair, 2020 Platform Convention
Chair, Legislative Liaison Committee
Legislative Alignment Committee
Platform, Resolutions, and Legislation Committee Members
2020 Platform Convention Attendees
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