2015 Celsi Celebration

The Multnomah County Democratic Party is proud to announce our biggest party and fundraiser of the year: The Celsi Celebration!

Named in honor of a super-volunteer and Party leader, Dick Celsi, it's a time to celebrate good Democrats working to make people's lives better - and have a good time with Democratic friends. 
Saturday, May 16, 2015 at the Tiffany Center, 1410 SW Morrison Street in Portland, 6:00 to 9:30 p.m.

Be a part of it:

We would like to thank our Celsi Sponsors and Advertisers:

Third Congessional District
Representative Alissa Keny-Guyer
Representative Barbara Smith Warner
Buttons for Everyone
C & E Systems
Car's Touch
Citizens for Safe Reynolds Schools
Cub Cleaners
Cynthia Chase, Realtor
Dent Away
Dent BeGone
East Suburban Democrats
Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum
House District 43
IBEW Local 48
Senator Jeff Merkley
John & Shirley Vandermosten
John Calhoun
Representative Lew Frederick
Lynn Partin
Representative Margaret Doherty
Morel Ink
Northwest Oregon Labor Council
Planned Parenthood
Political Robocall.com
Red Bike Realty
Representative Rob Nosse
Senator Ron Wyden
Senator Michael Dembrow
Shane Jackson
Siobhan Burke
Stephen Beaudoin
Auditor Steve March
Suzanne Bonamici
Teamsters Local 37
Speaker Tina Kotek
Tom Dwyer Automotive Services
House Majority Leader Val Hoyle
Bing Wong

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.

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.