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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Alternative Voting Methods Report

This page report was prepared by the Election Integrity Caucus of the Democratic Party of Oregon Presented by the Alternative Voting Methods Subcommittee, Chaired by  Lisa Wolf Endorsements for Delegate Selection Use:  Travis Nelson & Bravo Valdez  Contributors: Deren Ash, James Davis, Gary Lietke, Michael Smith, Thomas Wrisley, Sherry Healy, and Lisa Wol ALTERNATIVE VOTING…

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What’s what in our government…. Ranked Choice Voting Explored

Let’s get smarter about different voting methods like Ranked Choice by Dannelle D. Stevens – Election Integrity Study Group MultDems may have heard rumors that we need to change our voting methods. Other cities like Ann Arbor, Michigan, San Francisco and 29 others RankedChoiceVotingCities2021 opted in for Ranked Choice Voting (RCV).  Why would any city…

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