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

Oregon voting statistics November 2022 Elections

(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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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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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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What’s Happening with the City Charter?

Portland Charter Commission

by Britton Taylor In June 2022, 17 out of 20 Portland Charter Commission members voted to bring their proposal to change local government to the November ballot. Here is a quick summary of the proposed changes and update on what’s happening next. The measure would change city government by establishing a mayor-council government structure, including an…

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Why I Volunteer

Rosa Colquitt at Juneteenth

By Dr. Rosa Colquitt,PhD, Vice Chair of the Democratic Party of Oregon Over the past decade I have used a singular quote from civil rights icon, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as the tag line for all email communications and my personal Facebook header. Fully written into the depths of my heart are his inspiring…

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Three Easy Ways To Be a Battleground Activist

if you want to help maintain control of the US Senate, the House, and the White House, you have to engage with people in battleground states. This means reaching out directly to voters in Arizona, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, etc. The good news is you can do this easily, on your own schedule, with as little or as much time as you have.

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