Act Blue has made its fundraising service available to all the county parties in the state, and now the Multnomah County Democrats have a fundraising page there.
Having a page on Act Blue, in addition to our regular online payment processor, allows us to be visible to the thousands of people who visit Act Blue. It also allows supporters to set up their own fundraising pages for the county party. You can use these to promote donations to the party to friends and family, for donations to a house party, and more.
Have you heard the buzz about the DPO Regional Trainings? Read for yourself:
"Very Good. Excellent materials and handouts."
Robert Crocker, Washington County PCP
"All three trainings programs I attended were very helpful. I believe the training materials will be especially helpful in following up."
Dick May, Polk County PCP
"Fantastic! Can't wait to put this new info into action in Coos County."
Mara Kieval, Coos County Secretary
I recently learned that one of our long-time volunteers, Sherin Lance, passed away.
I first met Sherin shortly after I become involved in the party. She was welcoming and understood the issues I brought forth about east county since she lived east of 82nd Street herself.
Dear Fellow Democrats,
I amÃ‚Â hoping especially that my fellow Democrats from urban areas will read this.Ã‚Â My concern is about Measure 37 and its devastating consequences not only for rural areas such as ours, but to the quality of life of all Oregonians, including those in urban areas.Ã‚Â The emerging picture of current Measure 37 claimsÃ‚Â predicts a widespread loss of farm and forest land, a proliferation of unplanned urban and suburban sprawl into rural areas, loss of wildlife habitat, increased strains on ground water aquifers in rural areas, loss of forested areas that serve as carbon sinks to offset greenhouse gases, and aesthetic blights upon the Oregon landscape.Ã‚Â There are known impacts to the health of the population with urban sprawl, and the Centers for Disease Control has a webpage devoted to this issue.Ã‚Â When people spend more time driving to destinations and less time walking, there is a correlation with obesity, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes.Ã‚Â