The Multnomah Democrats would like to thank our friends and supporters for making the 2015 Celsi Celebration a great success. It was a wonderful night, and your support is much appreciated. See you all at the next monthly meeting on June 11, if not sooner.
As an all-volunteer organization, we depend on quiet heroes. The Celsi Celebration is our time to recognize and celebrate them.
The Administration Committee is soliciting nominations for awards to be presented at our Celsi Celebration May 16th.
April, 2015 Central Committee/General Meeting
Thursday, April 9, 7:00 PM
Multnomah Democrats' Headquarters
3351 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland
Doors open at 6:00 for social hour.
Volunteers of the Month: John and Shirley Vandermosten
Presentation: Postal Workers' Dilemma - Jamie Partridge
Celsi Committee Report
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:
- Sponsor a table at the 2015 Celsi Celebration
- Buy tickets to the Dinner or Dinner with VIP Reception
- Donate an item for the Silent Auction
- Purchase an advertisement in our Program Booklet
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
Citizens for Safe Reynolds Schools
Cynthia Chase, Realtor
East Suburban Democrats
Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum
House District 43
IBEW Local 48
Senator Jeff Merkley
John & Shirley Vandermosten
Representative Lew Frederick
Representative Margaret Doherty
Northwest Oregon Labor Council
Red Bike Realty
Representative Rob Nosse
Senator Ron Wyden
Senator Michael Dembrow
Auditor Steve March
Teamsters Local 37
Speaker Tina Kotek
Tom Dwyer Automotive Services
House Majority Leader Val Hoyle
The meeting to elect Party officers and delegates to the State Central Committee and Congressional District Committees was held on Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 at the Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 NE 40th Ave.
Hostess extraordinaire Muriel Wentzien was honored as our Volunteer of the Month on January 8th.
Hospitality Chair Karen Gladyschild explains why:
At the November meeting, members of the Administration Committee presented proposed changes to the bylaws, unanimously recommended by the Administration Committee. They were also recommended by a vote of the Executive Committee, and they were acted on at the December 18th meeting.
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.
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.