Supporting Black Activists and Businesses

Here are some other ways to celebrate and support Black activists and businesses… Standing on My Sisters’ Shoulders on Saturday, February 13th at 6:30 pm A film and discussion about outstanding Black women activists. The panel: Dr. Rosa Colquitt, Candace Avalos and more notable women! 100% of the proceeds go to the Democratic Party of…

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Black Leadership in Oregon History

During Black History Month, it’s good to reflect on just a few of the many leaders of color, who have worked hard for equity and inclusion and helped make Oregon a better place. This month, Multnomah County Democrats want to honor people who blazed trails and worked with many others to bring change to our…

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Legislative Action Alert

Legislative Action Alert | And How You Can Track What is Happening in Salem Three bills are wending their way through the statehouse right now, all of which are worthy of attention: SB 683: This senate bill will help students understand the unique contributions of African Americans in this state and country. HB 2168: African…

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Greetings from the Chair

Julio Castilleja was elected Chair of the Democratic Party of Multnomah County at the Reorganization meeting on January 23rd. You may have read his “Why I Am a Democrat” feature in the Digest and blog last fall. Here is his greeting to all Democrats in Multnomah County

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Member Spotlight: Kayse Jama

Photo courtesy of Kayse Jama

Kayse Jama, a longtime community organizer and Multnomah County Democrat, was appointed by the Multnomah and Clackamas County Commissioners to fill the State Senate seat vacated by Shemia Fagan when she became Oregon’s Secretary of State in January 2021. We sat down with him recently to talk about why involvement in the County Democrats is important.

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Member Spotlight: Quinton Blanton

Photo courtesy of Quinton Blanton - Blanton with the mayor of Milwaukie Mark Gamba (pre-COVID).

Mr. Blanton is an SCC Delegate, Congressional District 3 Delegate, a Precinct Committee Person, secretary for the health care caucus, and study group lead for the Historical and Ongoing Anti-Blackness in Oregon study group. He is also a member of the rules committee, and the Racial Inclusivity Work Group for the Multnomah County Democratic Party.

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