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Democratic Holiday Party with the Democratic Party of Oregon and Multnomah County Democrats

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Party with the Party
Holiday Party Saturday, December 13th
Our victory this year happened because of your deep commitment to building a strong Democratic party here in Oregon. While Democrats struggled in other states across the country, we won in Oregon—thanks to you.
Democratic Holiday Party with the
Democratic Party of Oregon and Multnomah County Democrats
Saturday, December 13th - 7:15 PM
IBEW Local 48
15937 NE Airport Way, Portland
Tickets: $35.00
Buy your tickets today and join us at 7:15 PM on December 13th, 2014.
We look forward to celebrating with you in person, and raising a glass to all our success!
See you there,
Lorraine Sig

Frank Dixon, Chair
Democratic Party of Oregon 

Lorraine VanHoe
Acting Chair, Multnomah County Democratic Party


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Date Change for November Regular Meeting

Start Date: 
November 20, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Regular Monthly Meeting - Rescheduled Due To Weather

Doors open at 6:00 for socializing.

Meeting begins at 7:00.

Join us at the Multnomah Democrats' Headquarters on
3551 NE Sandy Blvd.
Portland, Oregon 

Agenda to include:

Campaign report: A few disappointments and a lot of successes. 
Tracee will have details, and everybody who took part will have more details.

Treasurer's report: Always important.

Fundraising planning: An important part of preparing for 2016.

Bylaws proposal (Action next month).

Joint Fundraiser and Holiday Party with the Democratic Party of Oregon (December 13th): 
How can you help?

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Volunteer Highlight - October 2014

Gil and Gloria Luzader serve as Precinct Committee People for Multnomah County Democratic Party in House District 44. HD44 District Leader Tom Karwaki describes Gil and Gloria as "the backbone of St Johns," and says "Gil faithfully hands out four or five hundred slate cards each election, and Gloria makes about five hundred get-out-the-vote calls." The Luzaders both participate in our monthly General Meetings, and both help at Democratic booths and in the St Johns Parade. Gil has volunteered over three hundred hours in Senator Jeff Merkley's office over the past two years.

And like most good Democrats, they also serve their community more broadly. Both Gil and Gloria are leaders of the St Johns Main Street Foot Patrol. Both have been on the board of the St Johns Neighborhood Association and Gloria is active with the North Portland Public Safety Action Committee.

Multnomah County Democratic Party appreciates their service.

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Official Positions on 2014 Ballot Measures

The Multnomah County Democratic Party has officially taken the following positions on particular measures that will be on the General Election Statewide Ballot on November 4, 2014:

We SUPPORT Measure 86 -- the Oregon Opportunity Initiative, which will provide a dedicated revenue stream for financial aid to Oregon higher education students.

We SUPPORT Measure 88 -- Drivers' Cards, which upholds Senate Bill 833, a safe roads bill that provides a drivers certification process for all Oregon residents.

We SUPPORT Measure 89 -- Equal Rights Amendment, which amends the State Constitution to ban discrimination based on gender.

We OPPOSE Measure 90 -- the Top Two Primary, which would change Oregon's elections system so that only the top two vote-getting candidates in the Primary Election would appear on General Election ballots, and eliminate the opportunity for voters to write in candidates on the General Election ballot. This would eliminate minor parties from General Election ballots and eventually remove legal status from most small parties.

We SUPPORT Measure 91 -- Legalization of Marijuana, also known as the Control, Regulation, and Taxation of Marijuana and Industrial Hemp Act of 2014.

We SUPPORT Measure 92 -- GMO Labeling, which requires suppliers, manufacturers, and retailers to label foods with genetically modified organisms with a GMO designation.

We SUPPORT Portland city measure 26-159 -- Bonds to fix playgrounds, trails; improve park facilities, safety, accessibility, also known as the Parks Bond.

More information is here.

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