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.

Be a part of it:

Dave Jackson- 1940 - 2015

We are saddened to hear that Dave Jackson passed away on January 16th. This summary of his and his wife Kathy's Democratic volunteer history was prepared when they shared the Volunteer Highlight for May of last year. Dave gave generously of his time, persistence and passion to many Democratic causes, but especially voting rights.

If you would like to relay condolences to Kathy and their family, send your message to DaveJackson@multdems.org and we will compile them and pass them along.

 

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.

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